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Are you struggling this winter? 

As the weather gets colder a lot our patients struggle with increased levels of joint pain and stiffness. Here are our 3 top tips to help you through this winter: 

1. Keep moving!
Gentle stretching and movement exercises mobilise inflammation in your body and as a result reduce pain and joint stiffness. 

2. Add or increase these anti-inflammatory foods to your diet:   

i. Omega 3 - Omega 3 blocks an enzyme called cyclooxygenase which is responsible for producing prostaglandins and cause inflammation in your body. Sources include anchovies, salmon, sardines, tuna, trout, mackerel, herring, whitebait, free range eggs, flaxseed oil, olive oil, avocados, chia seeds and walnuts.  

ii. Cherries & Blueberries - Both are rich in anthocyanins, a substance that fights inflammation and help reduce the symptoms of osteoarthritis.  

iii. Red grapes - Resveratrol in the skin of red grapes has been shown to reduce inflammation in your body. You can eat the grapes or have a glass of red wine! 

iv. Pineapple, papaya & kiwi - These all contain an enzyme called bromelain which reduces the inflammatory response in the body.  

v. Green leafy vegetables - These are high in magnesium which helps reduce certain types of chronic inflammation. Broccoli and green leafy veg such as kale, chard and spinach are great sources.  

vi. Turmeric - Turmeric contains curcuminiods which have been shown to disrupt the chemical pathways in the body that cause inflammation.  

vii. Ginger - Ginger contains gingerol, shogaol and paradol which all inhibit the production of the pro-inflammatory cytokines in the body.  

viii. Black pepper - Studies have shown that the chemical compounds in black pepper, particularly piperine, are effective in the early acute inflammatory processes in your body. 

 ix. Chilli - Chillies contain a compound called capsaicin which reduces inflammation and pain in your body. 

3. Reduce pro-inflammatory foods in your diet such as sugar, dairy, wheat, and the nightshade food group (aubergine, red peppers, white potato and tomatoes) which can all be pro-inflammatory. 

So, wrap up warm this winter, keep moving and try to eat a healthy diet of fruit, vegetables and a bit of spice!  

If you need more advice on exercise, diet or supplements then drop us an email at or click here to book an appointment!
Why Not Try Our Winter Smoothie!
This recipe is excellent for fighting inflammation as well as increasing your energy levels. It is packed with anti-inflammatory ingredients which reduce pain and swelling and nourish your cells with body-loving antioxidants. 

- 1 cup organic cherries (anthocyanins in cherries help relieve pain)
- 2 ripe bananas (energy and help digestion)
- 1 cup greens of your choice (very alkaline)
- 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder (potent antioxidant, liver detoxifier, and anti-inflammatory)
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon (rich in antioxidants, helps to combat inflammation and free radicals)
- 1 tsp freshly grated ginger (potassium rich, helps stimulate digestion)
- 1 tbsp. pre-soaked chia seeds (full of omega-3 fatty acids to help protect the body from damaging effects of chronic inflammation)
- 1 cup coconut water (full of potassium and magnesium)

Blend & Enjoy!
Don't Forget Our Offer Of Half Price Osteopathy For Children And Teenagers!

This offer has been extended until the end of the year so book your child's place before 31st Dec. 
                        Is your child suffering with pain or discomfort?
If your child is experiencing or you have concerns about your child’s pain and/or discomfort, why not book a half price consultation to find out what's going on...whether your child has pain from poor posture, carrying heavy bags, a sports injury or growing pains find out how we can help! 

We can treat a wide variety of conditions in children and teenagers, using very gentle techniques to bring their body into balance and improving overall function.  

Click here to book and take advantage of half an hour assessment with either Hiisha or Shani for just £32.50! 
Try Our Four Hand Technique Treatment Sessions!
We are offering joint cranial osteopathy sessions with both Jasi and Hiisha!
These sessions are an ideal way to maximise the effects of your treatment and benefit from the combined skills of two practitioners. 
Four hand technique appointments with Jasi and Hiisha are available on Fridays.
Refer A Friend For £10 Off Your Appointment!
We are happy to announce our new referral offer for existing patients! Refer a friend to Bansel Osteopathy to get a £10 discount for both you and a friend for Osteopathy and Massage appointments with ShaniHiisha and Jackie!

£10 discount is applicable for the first appointment booked by new patient only.  To claim your discount please notify reception with the name of your referee on booking, and the discount will be applied to both sessions.  

Click here for online booking!
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COVID-19  - Clinic Update 
We are no longer requiring patients to wear masks unless they choose to do so but will continue sanitising your hands on arrival and exit.

We are continuing to treat patients in full PPE and a window will remain open for ventilation in the treatment room.
Updated Opening Hours

Clinic Hours
Monday: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Tuesday: 10.00am - 6.30pm
Wednesday: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Thursday: 10.00am - 6.30pm
Friday: 9.00am - 4.00pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
Address: Avondale House, 63 Sydney Road,
Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16 1QD
Tel: 01444 200 575

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