Snakeoil health advise on the web

Be careful not all is what it seems when it comes to health advise online. Try not to take what you find on the first result of Google as the be all and end all, as just because something you find ontop of the search results doesn’t all ways mean what you are reading is the best information or when it comes to health advise the safest as being on the top of the search engines only requires the website to be good at SEO and not necessarily a expert in the field.

Many business are turning to manipulating the search engine rankings to pedal their snake oil, offering up advise to often vulnerable searchers exploiting them and hopefully parting them from their cash.

A Prime example of this is in the physio world. A plenty of snaekoil websites dominates this niche, with their super churn and burn style backlink profiles.. the sites are made to rank quickly and cheaply… enabling them to move on to pushing another site up to the top as soon as the site is deindexed or penalized by the search engines. These sites  have done everything in their power to game the google rankings and it is working wonders for them (at the moment), they dominate and top the rankings for many many injury related search queries… giving “jargon busting” advise but our guess is that this advise will be busting a few other things than just jargon. The fact is all the advise is fueled by their desire to sell the searcher something and is not created for the benefit of the searchers but to try to sell one of their cheap products which mayn’t help at all. The fact is the guys who run these sites and write the articles for  are not actual physiotherapists at all in fact I have found one of the biggest spammers and frauds to own another DIY cowboy supplies website..I didn’t know builders knew so much about physio?

The way in which the websites have been built tries to trick users into thinking that the website has been built by accredited physiotherapists, I have looked through just about all of their injury articles about causes and treatments and I would stay away from all what they mention and guess what all the cures for all the conditions and injuries can be easily cured with a physio product bought off them.

Many of these physio snaekoil sites sell everything from insoles to orthotic supports but they try to brand their products making out that they are just as good as custom ones, but really they are made in Chinese factories and have no health benefits from wearing them at all…. In fact I would worry if wearing a pair of insoles would in fact hurt and damage your feet instead.  This is just one of many examples of websites which actively try to make out that they are health specialists and know what they are talking about when in fact they have no clue. If you really want proper health advise I would recommend a website that has a good reputation and is run by professionals and not by those just out to take your money, take nuovahealth for example now there is a website that knows about health and isn’t just fishing for your money out your pocket or if you are reluctant to even trust them we have some health advise too and we don’t make outrageous claims just basing everything on hard science fact and knowledge from our writers.



The Fastest, Easyiest And Best Ways To Grow Taller Naturally

Being unhappy about how tall you are can really knock your confidence so in this article I will be showing you a few ways to help boost your height and at the same time lift your confidence too!

We will be looking at if diet can help, stretching exercises insoles which will help give you a boost as well!

If you do not measure up to the height you would like to be and your passed “that” age where growing any taller is pretty much out of the question for you there are still something you can try to help increase your height but It has got to say some ways are more effective than others.
Eating a balanced and healthy diet is something you could try.. but for height increase it will only help prevent you from stunting your growth whilst you are in puberty…though you should always eat a healthy diet even after puberty to keep healthy anyway! Drinking milk for strong bones will help, protein rich foods like eggs and meat are also important as protein is made up of amino acids which are key to cellular growth. Supplements and human growth hormone should be avoided as it doesn’t work and can be very dangerous to your health.

Doing stretching exercises is another way to boost your height but it isn’t the best… why? because if you already have good posture it wont do much and even if you have pretty bad posture you can only expect one or two inches more height from this! How stretching exercises work is based on the idea that you can get better posture but not only that but also increasing the space in between your joints which are otherwise being squeezed together by gravity.. by strengthening the supporting muscles around the joints through stretches your joints will hopefully wont get squeezed together by gravity as much and so you will potentially grow in height! Good posture takes time to develop, you do not have to do stretching exercises if you do not want to just getting rid of all the bad habits like slouching and standing up right and sitting up right in your chair are all good to do! What stretching exercises will not do is encourage cellular growth if you are past your teenage years and your growth plates have already fused together.

One of the best stretching exercises which will really help is chin ups, chin ups help develop and strengthen your back and and hanging on a bar liek you do with chin ups really does stretch out your body! You can also try swimming, Pilates and yoga too!

Even though better posture wont instantly make you the tallest person around and takes time, slouching and looking more confidence can make people believe your much taller than you are!

But that being said overall not slouching, keeping your head held high will make you look like you have more confidence and people will presume that your taller just for that, you see those that perceive those to be more dominant (ie with more confidence) appear taller, physiological studies have proven this concept as two groups of students at a university were introduced to a total stranger those who were told that this stranger was infact a professor at the university after the meeting when asked how tall they though the professor was they all predicted the persons height as being much taller than he actually was! The other group of students were introduced to the same stranger but they were told that he was a student just like them and thus the students did not elevate his dominance when these students were later asked to predict the fellow students height they all gave more reasonable predictions much closer to the actual persons height, you see dominance automatically makes people presume you are taller than you actually are, so looking as though you have more dominance by having more confidence in your self and not slouching and looking awkward and as though you are not dominant and do not have much confidence will really help!

How about something to put in your shoes to make you look taller?

I thought I would leave this to last as in my opinion I think that it is the best way to grow taller or rather make it seem as though you have grown taller.. it is easy as slipping something into your shoes.. infact it just that. Get some height increasing insoles that you can place inside your shoes they really work (which by the are far better for your feet helping to support them in natural and comfortable position and protect them from shocks and pressures which high heels and elevator shoes cannot do!), people who wear lifts in their shoes including celebrities can increase their height to as much as 3 inches which if you wear some big heeled shoes can really make a huge difference. The way the lifts work means you dont have to increase your height all the way up to 3 inches which might be uncomfortable for some people but you can instead adjust the height on them using layers instead. These insoles are something not to be frowned upon, many many people wear them and because of how they are out of sight you can get away with wearing them without anyone ever knowing which is pretty clever. If you practice good posture and wear these insoles you could potentially be looking at increasing your height by 5 joke! If you are still unsure you can read this which should help explain more on these almost magical insoles and the other things I mentioned here.


Remember to comment below if you have any more ways, need help or just want to say something!

Meet Budhia the worlds youngest marathon runner

Many full grown adults will have a tough time running a marathon without collapsing halfway through but for a 4 year old to do it is remarkable!

A four year old in India has broken records as being the youngest ever to run a marathon. The “marathon boy” Budhia Singh, was sold by his mother has now ran a 40 mile non stop marathon even after doctors have warned against it.

The CRPF and the sports minister Debashis Nayak even though doctors have warned of the dangers of the stress physically and psychologically this will have on the boy running 40 miles at only four years old are supporting the boy despite the controversy.

The marathon was from Puri to Bhubaneswar…. with no breaks and the media were on his tail throughout some even comparing him to Forest Gump. This has no doubt brought the boy a lot of fame and for his investors and trainers a lot of money. Some are calling the boy a star with Olympic potential but others are saying hes a victim of abuse from his coach exploiting him.

There is a danger that this will encourage more parents to sell their children for a quick buck and for them to get in the limelight despite the actual real cost it will have on the child.

How to treat Plantar fasciitis

Did you know that 1 in every 10 people will suffer from Plantar fasciitis at some point in their lives that shows just how common this condition really is. And it is not very nice condition to have.. as it is quite painful and can really put the stoppers on your busy life while you wait for it to heal (or should you put your feet up and rest with PF? In this article we will be looking at what causes PF and exactly what you should do if you have it)!

Plantar fasciitis is the product of being fit and healthy or not… Confused? Well join the party as this is a rather confusing condition that effects many different people for many very different reasons. On one hand you got plantar fasciitis effecting the most healthiest and athletic of people and on the opposite side you have plantar fasciiitis hitting people who are inactive and who are overweight and do not do much physical activity.

Things to blame (causes)!

It is a inflammatory condition brought on by over usage of the arch of your foot… athletes often will use the arches in their feet when running, jumping and whatever else you can think of, the arch of the foot is designed to pass weight onto the toes even though athletes can have quite strong supportive tissue around the arch sometimes or if they do not properly warm up before exercise they may pull the tissue making up (Known as the plantar fascia) from over use of their arches, whereby the arches simply can no longer take the strain and become inflamed, people with fallen arches which is when someone has flat feet or those with high arches will tend to have a much high risk of developing PF because their arches designed less efficient and thus less able to cope under pressures and and tighten much quicker under much less pressure and tension than people with “normal” feet.

Hard surfaces can be to blame for PF as well, if you start running on hard surfaces which can result in the shock impact when your feet hit the ground to travel mostly up into your feet can cause all sorts of problems and can inflame the arch if you are not used to this.

Those who are overweight or do not do physical activity involving their feet much will also have a greater chance of PF because the muscles in their feet will be much less strong than others and if they are overweight this weight also adds greater pressure on top of the the arches. This extra weight can also cause more build up of pressure under the heels of the feet as well causing heel pain.

As we age our joints,muscles, tissues will all weaken and this includes the plantar fascia making it “not what it used to be”, less flexible, less strong and therefore cannot hold and support as much weight and pressure so you have to look after your body and especially your feet as you get older much more!


Ligament tissue tends to take quite a while to heal up so if you have plantar fasciitis so you maybe waiting for quite a few weeks or even months for it to go fully.

There are various things that you can try to help with the healing process for example:

-Avoid walking or running on hard surfaces as the shock will further damage the plantar fascia.
-Do not wear tight fitting shoes! To stop further damage to the feet tissues your feet will often swell up and in some cases heel spurs will develop a growth, these symptoms will usually go away as your feet repair themselves, but do bring the issue that usually your shoes then become to tight and this can cause further problems such as even more pressure which can escalate the situation so you must take this into consideration when you have plantar fasciitis.

-Be more active! Sometimes if you are suffering from PF you may find your self putting your feet up and not getting out as much because it is just too painful to walk, but you do not have to sit still! You may think that resting your feet will help them recover quickly but in some cases this doesn’t really help much at all. This is because plantar fasciiits causes swelling of the foot and if you are not moving and using your feet the swelling will take a lot longer to go down because the fluid in the foot will not be pumped out of the foot so keeping active during recovery of plantar fasciiits is rather important but at the same time hard because how are you meant to walk on a foot that is effected by PF, is swollen, inflamed and sore? Putting weight on it when it is weak and still in the healing process can be bad for recovery but doing light foot stretching exercises which encourage blood flow helping with the healing process as your body quickly regenerates damaged cells. Stretching exercises will also help to re-strengthen the effected tissues can be done. A tight Achilles tendon can resort to a tightness of the plantar fascia and a tight plantar fascia is more easily damaged and more easily pulled because the plantar fascia connects the Achilles tendon to the toes on your feet doing Achilles stretches and exercises is one way to help. Those who do not do much exercises like running will usually have a much tighter Achilles tendons and thus higher chances of a tighter plantar fascia as a effect.

-Insoles can also take much of the strain from off your arches and can get you back on your feet far quicker with a decreased risk of damaging the tissues as if you buy arch supporting inserts they help give you the extra support where needed and by providing shock absorption to stop shocks from further damaging the plantar fascia tissue you will find yourself walking around even with PF, and more comfortably and safely than you may think! Buying correctly fitted insoles is a good idea not just to stop discomfort and to get the best support for your feet but also buying some that offer too much support or ones that do not give support only in the parts that need it can actually cause your arches to become weaker as they become reliant on the arches to support them, you should only have enough arch support to correct any misalignment’s and to help support the support you already have that is why getting exactly fitted custom insoles is actually a bad idea as they are fitted to give you all the support you need which is not a good idea because you do not want that, this also means you will save a quickly bucks as custom insoles will easily set you back quite a bit of money. There is a huge selection of insoles available today that have been designed specifically for plantar fasciiits, one choice is nuovahealth where you can find some good ones.




Heel grips to stop you slipping in your shoes!

Isn’t it really annoying when your feet just cannot stay still in your shoes and are always sliding around in them? This cannot only be a nuisance but also can be bad for your feet.

Heel grips are something that you may find really useful! Heel grips work by gripping your heel to your shoes this will then stop you slipping in loose fittings shoes which is really quite useful to say the least fi you are always finding your self tripping up or slipping in your shoes particularly a problem found in high heels. If you are finding that your foot moves quite a lot whilst wearing your shoes for whatever reason having a pair of heel grips to stop this from happening is a really good idea, why? because if your feet are always moving around in your shoes this can causes rubbing to occur which is actually linked to bunions (medical experts are still on the bench for the direct cause of bunion but it is known that bunion can get worse due to the pressure and irritation rubbing can cause. Heel grips are basically double sided adhesive stickers that sticks your heel to your shoe stopping you from slipping and from your heel lifting, these little things are quite inexpensive but it is always a good idea to buy the best ones right that do the job right? There are many different heel grips on the market today that you can buy but we have tested and tried many different ones from branded Drscholl (which were the most expensive but proved to be the worst) heel grips to non branded ones we have found that some will last a long time whereas others will not and the adhesive will simply ware away quite quickly also some may dig into the heel and are uncomfortable to wear, the best ones that we have found are from nuovahealth that proved the longer lasting ones and the best quality of all the heel grips we tried.

To summarize heel grips are great for loose shoes and even better for high heels on a night out when slipping and tripping in your heels can be fairly common. Prices range from £1.99-£2.99


Quick guide to growing taller

People who are tall are respected it is as simple as that you have more dominance and authority in social situations and in the work place. A physiological study carried out that showed that authority is strongly related to height. Two groups of students who took part in this study were introduced to the same person, one group were told that this person was a professor at the university whereas the other group were told that this person was another student, after they met the person both groups were asked  to predict his height it was found that those introduced to the person who thought that he was a professor and was therefore seen as a figure of authority measured his height as being taller than those in the group that merely thought he was a student like them. Think what you like to these findings but it is quite clear that how tall you are or your social status helps define peoples attitude towards you. The taller you are may gain others respect. People do judge people on first impressions and height is something that everyone draws upon on a first impression so making yourself the tallest you can be may improve upon these first impressions. I have found many different methods on the internet for growing taller and after being through them all just about from stretching exercises to diets I have found the best results come instantly with a pair of these insoles. Yes stretching exercises do help but it takes time, stretching exercises help to improve posture and back health too which si always good… but shoe lifts do give you a instant height boost that can be as much as 3 inches so id say combine the benefits of wearing shoe lifts with stretching exercises and you will be well on your way to being taller, for sure!  More and more people are using shoe lifts to gain height. It is a rather funny invention that you can use to get taller. When I first asked my friends about if they heard of them they didn’t have a clue what they were and when I told them they did laugh, now however they  have stopped laughing and cannot stop wearing them.Diet on the other hand is good and you should always be eating a balanced diet for the best possible health but for growing taller it only works for those still growing as it is important to eat right to prevent stunted growth but for those that have stopped growing (when the growth plates fuse together) diet is not the answer as you bones will no longer lengthen anymore.

Comfortable and safe in the knowledge if you do wear them they are out of sight so nobody can see you wearing them I think shoe lifts are probably the best way to go if your wanting more height. Maybe if you are going to buy some though make sure you dont go telling all your friends about them otherwise they will just start wearing them and you can not then be taller than them! If you are still a little bit stumped about growing taller you can read more on the basics here.