When lifestyle habits get in the way.

Uncategorized Dec 16, 2018

Transcript from a video blog- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsfMgiKSn00

In this short video I want to talk about a trend that we are seeing at the moment in our culture in terms of healthcare, healthcare habits, different supplements, different regimes, different exercises. All designed and advertised to help improve our health and wellbeing. 

What I have noticed, and what I want to comment on, is there are a lot of very wonderful things out there such as herbal teas; different kinds of supplements like spirulina ,chlorella; other vitamins and mineral; there are lots of different exercises you can do; there is information about how to improve your sleep; about the effect of screens on our health before and after sleep for example so not doing too much before you sleep etc.; having cold showers. All these wonderful, wonderful things, they can all improve our health massively. What I have noticed from my perspective dealing with people's spines and nervous systems, is really...

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What are our symptoms trying to tell us?

Uncategorized Sep 29, 2018

Transcript from a video blog- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7aJYfhE3vo

As you can probably hear in this video I am slightly nasally and congested, and I thought this would be the perfect time, since I am experiencing them, to talk about symptoms, what they really mean and how they can really improve our health and wellbeing.

Now, our current trend, or our current healthcare model says that when we have a symptom success is- let’s treat the symptom, reduce it, eliminate it or get rid of it so that you can go back to life as normal. Now, if that symptom is a heart attack, then that approach is lifesaving. If that symptom is something where you are in a life or death state then it makes complete sense. Reduce the symptom, let your body get back to a state where it can recover so that you can live. When it comes to quality of life, when it comes to headaches, neck pains, back pains, arm pains, colds, just not quite feeling right, feeling like something is off, that approach in...

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Should I have a food allergy test?

Uncategorized Sep 29, 2018

Transcript from video blog- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_L94SG2Iolw

This video will be answering a question from one of our practise members which is about food allergies, food intolerances, the genetic testing or other kind of testing that is possible for us.

So the first thing is, unequivocally, there is some solid scientific research that shows that not all foods are appropriate for all of us to eat. It’s a really good idea to find out what works for us and what doesn’t work for us. The caveat here is that obviously if you’re under the care of your GP, and your health is really suffering, then the tests might be much, much, much more important and at times they might be part of what saves your life because we need to be sure we are able to absorb and put together, assimilate, all the food we take in. So that’s the first thing.

There is defiantly some sound research testing can be really, really useful. So I like to make this much, much, much more...

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Stability vs Instability

Uncategorized Aug 11, 2018

Transcript from video- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPsOvHmZLHA

Hi, I’m Krishan Ramyead, the founder and director of Thrive Chiropractic. In this video we are going to talk about the healing process, and this is just a little overview because the human mind thinks that most progress should happen linearly (meaning from here is a straight point up to here). The fact is that when you are dealing with something biological like the human body, and even when you are in business or in a relationship or in a health or social or hobby pursuit where you are trying to grow and make progress, progress very rarely happens in a straight line from one point to the other. 

So what I want to talk about here is a couple of forces, and couple of the things at play that are really controlling this, because when you understand this simple idea it will help you have a lot more self compassion, an understanding of what’s going on, it will help you predict what’s about to happen...

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Complexity is the enemy of execution

Uncategorized Apr 02, 2018

If you want to do something new or challenge / stretch yourself MAKE IT SIMPLE!  

If there is anything that I have learned about following through and moving towards our dreams it is that the path there must be straightforward. In fact the path, the action steps etc must be as simple as possible.

The more complicated it seems to us, the less likely we are to act!

We have all noticed ourselves do this at times e.g.

  • If I go to the gym I’ll have to pack by bag, drive there, find a parking space, park my car, find a locker, get undressed, get dressed, warm up, then remember what I’m supposed to do, find my locker again, shower…. IT feels exhausting just to read this list!


  • I’m going to work out and then meet a friend for a coffee and catch up.

Which one is more likely to happen?

It’s the same with washing dishes, putting out the rubbish or learning a new skill to advance our career. Make the path simple.

I spoke with someone recently for 90...

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Emotional freedom

Uncategorized Apr 01, 2018

So we’re now into week 2 of our 5th birthday celebrations! The truffles are going down fast, the competition entries are piling in and the workshops are going amazingly well.  

My blogs this month, which culminate in a talk on June 25th, are going to be about the 5 Gifts of the spine – what your spine can do for you. Let’s jump in with gift 2:

How do we create emotional freedom?

What are emotions really for anyway?

And how do we harness this force to create more happiness in our life and that of those we love?

Too many of us are plagued with emotional weight. We feel and think about today things that happened to us in the past and that has a huge impact on who we are and what we feel we are capable of. It’s almost like we never got over the argument, hurt, loss, divorce, stress at school etc etc etc. Put another way, life has moved on but we have not. Our brain and nervous system is still telling us, on some level, to be vigilant about the impending...

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When will my pain go away?

Uncategorized Apr 01, 2018

Pain is a universal experience.  

It does not matter who you are, where you’re from or what you do…. It is fairly safe to assume that you will experience pain at some point in your life.

Your relationship to pain however can massively shift the quality and direction of your life.

Let’s be clear, pain is and can be horrible – having had 2 disc herniation, 10 fractured bones and a growth in my neck, I’m no stranger to pain!

Our culture at large assumes that pain is a problem to be stopped, fixed or gotten rid of. It is an unwanted disruption to our life.

For clarity I see pain as a sensation, circumstance or situation to which we associate discomfort.

At Thrive and other centres around the world, we take a revolutionary view of pain. We see pain as feedback, a wake up call meaning: STOP, PAY ATTENTION and make a CHANGE. Simply put we do not separate the life someone is living from the pain they are experiencing.

In other words pain comes along as a...

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The science of getting a good nights sleep

Uncategorized Mar 31, 2018

A huge thank you to Brian, a Thriver who asked me to look into this – and lots of you who over the years who have talked to me about sleep.   This is going to be a quick yet potent summary of the sleep research that is currently out there AND having tested it myself, I can personally say that it has helped me.   There are 3 main factors with sleep: 1. Our body temperature 2. Light exposure 3. How ready we are for sleep vs how stimulated we are.  

Think about how you might put a child to sleep…. When it approaches bed time do we ask them to play and or do things softly and quietly. We may read a story. We have a warm bath… towel dry… brush teeth…go into a darkened room…tuck them up and get comfy and unless there is some other unforeseen stressor, hey presto sleep happens.

It needs to be similar for adults, meaning: we need a sleep routine and a shutdown, turn off time (SRI is great for this!). An amount of time before we intend...

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Uncategorized Mar 29, 2018

I don’t believe that we were born just for ourselves. I believe that we were born to find, and celebrate and share our unique talents and gifts with the world. I believe that when we are at our best we are focussing on harnessing ourselves to contribute to something beyond ourselves.

Research shows that the more insular our focus, thinking and actions – the more self-obsessed we become, the less well we are – the more depressed and anxious etc.

We observe that at Thrive through people’s posture – which is, in one way, how the external world meets our internal world.

When we don’t have enough energy, or feel like we don’t have enough energy, we collapse – either bending forwards or sideways.

When we have enough energy we are like oak trees in a storm – standing strong and upright.

When we have MORE than enough energy we are upright and heart-lifted; open regardless of the environment.

The more collapsed our posture, the more we...

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Is it really 'silly' to feel like this?

Uncategorized Mar 28, 2018

Our culture has an interesting approach when we feel upset, weak or like we’re suffering.

As far as I can tell, suffering seems to be a part of the universal spectrum of experiences available to us. In short, at some point, we all feel it to some degree.

I’ve noticed that when we take on more, step up and go for it more in some area of our life that we can experience more suffering. AND I think that this is why many of us live within our comfort zone and or play smaller than we know we can.

I love fairy tales, parables and myths because to me they speak of the ‘hero’s journey’ that all human beings can experience. The ability to live our lives, go for something we want and boldly face the challenges along the way.

Some of my favourites are Beauty and the Beast and David and Goliath. Think about it. Do you believe that Belle was not scared to dance with a monster with big fangs? I think she was very afraid and did it anyway because she knew what his real...

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