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Dr. Benjamin Martin is a Chiropractor and speaker on Health and Wellbeing. Ben is regularly called on to discuss health topics and chiropractic on radio, tv and press. His promise is to adjust and educate as many families as possible towards optimal health. His work changes lives and has restored people's quality of life.

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The Benefits of Regular Walking

Walking is one of the simplest ways to incorporate physical fitness while reaping numerous life-saving health benefits. Walking may have the potential to increase your energy and mood, tone muscles and strengthen bones, burn calories and decrease your chance of conditions like heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Start with Your Walking Goal: With walking, […]

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GAA Players & Hip Injury – is going under the knife the only option?

Little known facts about GAA players & Hip Injury: 75% of hip surgery patients in Ireland play GAA. The average age going under the knife is 26 years old! GAA Players and Hip Injury The average GAA player believe these 3 myths; 1. “I’m too young to have hip pain” When most people think of […]

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Seasonal Germs Do Not Exist

The media perpetuates the idea in which a period of time takes place every year where people become more susceptible to the flu and sickness. The body will always encounter germs on a second by second basis and many possess the capability to create cold and flu-like symptoms. Why is that one family member gets […]

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5 Top Tips for a Stress-Free, Happy Christmas

1. Keep it Simple To avoid stress, headaches and neck or back pain, ensure that your expectations of Christmas are realistic. Resist the notion of perfection: there is no such thing as a perfect Christmas, despite what the “family around the fireside” adverts imply. Opt instead for a relaxed atmosphere in which everyone shares tasks […]

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Stretch – 3 Stretches that counteract the sitting pose

The power of a simple stretch. Most of us sit in flexion all day hunched over a computer screen, slouched in our car or on the couch. When you sit at a computer for extended periods of time the pectoral muscles get tight and pull your head forward. Head forward postures can be the cause […]

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Stressed and Anxious – Two Things our Children Shouldn’t Be

Studies show that today’s children experience more stress and anxiety than institutionalised psychiatric patients had in the 1950s. You have to wonder what has gone wrong with this world when children are as stressed as adults? Chiropractic helps people of all ages with stress-related conditions because of the adjustment’s influence on the cerebellum (part of […]

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Digestive Issues – how spinal adjustments can improve your gut health

A healthy digestive system begins with the spine…. Did you know that chiropractic spinal adjustments improve digestive function by reducing interference from the central nervous system. Digestion often slows or becomes imbalanced when a spinal vertebra changes position or suffers from a lack of movement. The vertebral shifting, called a subluxation, produces stress in the […]

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Pollen and other Allergens – What are The Best Forms of Defence?

Defense Against Pollen & Other Allergens Approximately 40% of the world’s population suffers from at least one allergic condition. The 5 most common allergens include: pollen, grass, dust, mold, and weeds. Unfortunately allergy medications come with a significant number of side effects which include drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, moodiness (in some children), trouble urinating, blurred […]

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Exams and stress reduction – avoiding back and neck pain while studying

Exams, be it Leaving Cert, Junior Cert or University Level, are understandably stressful times for students. By planning ahead students can avoid getting too stressed out on the run-up to exams. 1) Know the exam timetable/schedule Make a revision timetable – include exam times, revision breaks, meal times and exercise periods. (Pin a copy where […]

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Poor posture attacks the body – here’s how to optimise your health

There is an assumption the consequences of poor posture manifest in back pain or cosmetic issues like a slumped appearance. Scientific research proves musculoskeletal damage results in far more damaging consequences. A study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine followed more than 4,000 men for over 20 years. The results had shown the men […]

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