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Eject…..eject….!

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Did you go to Abingdon airshow this weekend? We did, and had a great time. There was a scale model of a Lightning jet, like my Dad used to fly in the 1960s and 70s. These jets were pretty unreliable and pilots sometimes had to eject. This would frequently cause a spinal compression fracture. That’s pretty painful!
In the clinic we quite often see patients with back pain due to spinal compression fractures because their bones are weak, due to osteoporosis.
Spinal compression fractures are easily missed by clinicians, but there are a few clues to look out for. You’ll have to watch the video to find out what they are (it’s only 1 min).
Fortunately, my Dad never did have to eject from his Lightning. He was one of the lucky ones!

Simple back stretching exercises

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I have a friend, Marin, who lives, with her husband, in Honolulu. She has made some exercise videos for us, many of which you will find on the ‘self-help’ page of our website.
Have a look at this set of exercises. They are simple back stretches which most of us can do and will find helpful. Of, course, be careful if you have not done these before and stop if they cause any problems.
Many people find that simple yoga-like stretches can help to keep aches and pains to a minimum.

My jeans were too tight!

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Back in January, I thought that my washing machine was playing up, and shrinking my jeans! But then I realised that I was using a different hole on my belt buckle, and that actually, all of my clothes were too tight. Oops – too fat! Time to lose weight. Two months later, and I had lost 10% of my body weight. Have a look at this video and find out how I did it!

The Complete Guide to Fasting by Jason Fung, available via Mostly Books, our favourite bookstore just round the corner from the practice!

www.dietdoctor.com Website run by the irritatingly handsome Dr Andreas Eenfeldt about low carb eating. Lots of stuff by Jason Fung here.

Intensive Dietary Management. ‘Fasting for Weight Loss and Diabetes Reversal Made Simple. (Jason Fungs website)

Effect of Breakfast on Weight and Energy Intake: Systemic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomised Controlled Trials. BMJ.com

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