Chiropractic Balance Blog

NEW CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC IS ALL ABOUT WELLNESS

Ever wondered why our logo is a weathervane?

Most people associate chiropractors’ only
as a treatment for fixing back pain, but Roz explains that she can do much more
for your health. “I’m a Wellness Chiropractor and I’m passionate
about getting sick people better, and getting well people amazing. I do this by
focusing on getting your body into balance in four areas”.  

Did the Low-Fat era make us fat?

Are low fat products making us healthier? 

If you were born between 1950 and 1990, you are most likely a victim of the ‘low-fat era’.

It all started in 1977 when the New Zealander government started telling people to eat less fat, and soon other countries followed suit. By the mid-80’s low-fat diets were gaining in popularity, with enough interest to fuel the birth of an entire ‘low-fat’ industry. By the 90’s, eating full fat products was frowned upon almost as much as smoking cigarettes.

The idea behind this mass marketing was that an excess of dietary FAT was causing obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Therefore it was hypothesized that a reduction in FAT would reverse these problems.

The interesting thing is that up until 1980, obesity rates were around 13%. By the late 1980’s, they had shot up to 25%. Today it’s 35%. And the heart disease and diabetes statistics show the same increasing trend.

Optimising Your Sleep Sanctuary

What else do you spend 1/3rd of your life doing? Why not treat your sleep like one of the most important things you do? We spoke about preparing your mind and body for bed, now how about setting up your sleeping environment for success. By now you already know about choosing the best mattress for you,…

Perfect Posture (why your mother was right)

Have you ever thought why your mother always told you to ‘stop slouching, pull your shoulders back and sit up straight’? She knows that poor posture makes a bad first impression, but is there is also a lot more to this old wives tale… Of course good posture LOOKS NICE, but its real importance is…

Chiropractic Balance is (almost) open for business

At the beginning of May Chiropractic Balance will open its doors in Paremata and Wellington City to help people get their spine and life in balance! I’m your Chiropractor and Wellness expert, Dr Roz Griffiths. After 5 years working in England, Ireland and volunteering in Haiti and Dominican Republic, I am back in my home…