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As an Osteopath, a Naturopath, and Father, I try to pay close attention to what my family are eating on a daily basis. One of the first questions I ask my wife and daughter after a day apart is “what have you eaten today?”. Most days I know because I usually prepare their lunches and dinners! Unfortunately, like many parents, I struggle to feed my 5 year old daughter all the foods on my wish list, and have to engage in a daily battle of attrition, creativity and covert tactics to include as much nutrition in my daughter’s daily diet

As an Osteopath in Doha, I often encounter people who are experiencing ongoing lower back pain. Many of these people have a fear of using their back for normal daily activities such as bending, twisting, reaching and lifting etc. When we experience lower back pain it can be so excruciatingly painful that we become apprehensive about performing normal everyday movements of the spine such as bending and twisting. The anticipation of pain, as well as the pain itself, often leads to a reduction in both the amount and variety of movement in the lower back. This can then affect the

How your Digestive Health may be contributing to your Joint Pain   As an Osteopath in Doha, many people come to see me about long-standing aches and pains in their muscles and joints such as  lower back pain. On questioning, it soon becomes apparent that many are also experiencing other symptoms that they believe are unrelated. One of the most common issues I encounter alongside common complaints like lower back pain is digestive health problems such as diarrhea, constipation, gas, and bloating. The digestive system, or gut, is now regarded as our second brain, and an unhealthy or dysfunctional digestive

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