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Welcome to our January edition. I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and wish you all a fantastic New Year. It has been great having some time off during Christmas and being able to spend quality time with my family.

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Last month we brought you a Christmas Appeal regarding a very Brave 5 year old girl called Chiane. One Sunday in James, Chiane & Sarah December we had the pleasure of meeting chiane and her family and they would like to thank everyone who has supported and donated money to chiane. They are a lovely family and she is a brave, lovely little girl and an inspiration to all of us.

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Chiane’s Fight

Elbonline.co.uk. is still trying hard to raise money for Chiane by offering a business page for 6 months for a donation of £25 which will all go to Chiane’s fund helpmefightcancer. co.uk. We have raised close to £700 so far and it is rising daily.

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If you don’t have a business you can still support chiane. We will be holding a Charity 3 course Dinner at the Maharaja Restaurant in Benfleet, hopefully at the end of January and everyone is welcome. It would be great to meet our advertisers and readers so please come and join us for a great evening. Please Check our Website www.Eblonline.co.uk for details or you can call us on 01268 330271 for more information. There are also many local money saving vouchers updated regularly on our website. Please register for free and you can receive regular discount updates and news. Last month’s Quiz winners were: Nick Brown from Nightingales, who won a £50 meal voucher and from Akash, Pasquale Folgheraiter from Douglas Drive, who won a Bowling party. I hope you enjoy your prizes and please let us know by leaving a comment on eblonline.co.uk. I hope you both enjoy your prizes.

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Preparing for Spring January is a bit of a thumb twiddling month for keen gardeners so what better time to have a good clean up in the Greenhouse and shed. Doing these jobs now means that once the weather breaks in the Spring you will be well prepared and ready to get going once again. Collect all your pots, trays and labels together and give them a good clean, dust out any old soil or compost and give them a good scrub in Jeyes fluid or similar product to kill off any bacteria that may be lurking. Clean and sharpen your gardening tools. The blades of shears, secateurs and pruning knives should be given a light spray of WD40, hanging up bladed tools will help any moisture to run off helping to prevent rusting. This is now a good time to grab a bargain too, check out your local DIY store or Garden centre for end of line products. Manufacturers will be releasing their new lines soon so shops will be making way for them by clearing out old lines. Keep on clearing winter debris from your beds and mulch them with a dressing of leaf mould, bark or compost. Be careful, watch out for emerging bulbs, dumping lots of compost on them may cause them to rot so be sure to dress around them. If the weather allows it, tackle patches of

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Christmas appeal for Chiane. Our 5 year old daughter Chiane Cloete was diagnosed in June 2011 with a very rare type of brain cancer called STPNET. Chiane’s cancer is located in her “CNS” (central nervous system). Every cell her body produces, whether it is red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, liver, kidney, heart, gut... Any new cell that the body produce, comes from the CNS...in Chiane’s case, every new cell that her body produce is cancerous... Effecting every aspect and part of her body to become cancer’s. Chiane relapsed while in treatment at Great Ormond Street hospital (relapse means the cancer coming back more aggressively after or in treatment). We have to raise £130k to take Chiane for treatment in America (Texas). The treatment in Texas will be her last line of defence against fight ing her cancer… it’s cutting edge gene therapy in the states with high success rates. We are holding a Charity night at the Maharaja on 15th February. For just £15 you’ll get a 3 course meal and be donating to Chiane. Contact Essex Business & Leisure for more details. To make a donation, please visit her website: helpmefightcancer.co.uk. We ask only a small donation, what ever people can afford to donate!!

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It’s like Tapping the Glass on the Barometer Last week one of my patients asked me an excellent question, “Why does my backache get worse just before the weather turns bad?” I explained that it was because of the barometric pressure. “Baro what?” my patient asked and thus it was that a very British conversation about the weather began. For centuries people have noticed connections between the weather and their painful joints. Many people swear that they can predict the onset of bad weather by how their joints feel. The theory is that barometric pressure, the measurable weight of air molecules pushing down on us, affects the pressure in our joints. So joints which are already inflamed due to an injury or arthritis are particularly sensitive to changes in pressure. For this reason they actually become ‘pressure change’ detectors, they literally become human barometers! When the TV weather presenter talks about highs and lows moving across the country, they are referring to areas of high and low barometric pressure. Rapidly falling pressure or ‘low pressure’ signals the onset of cloudy weather, rain and even storms. Rain or any sort of precipitation such as sleet, hail or snow is accompanied by a drop in temperature. Aches, Stiffness or even Shooting Pains But why should low air pressure make your joints ache? The best analogy I’ve heard is to think of a balloon full of air in a vacuum. As the air pressure on the outside of the balloon is reduced, the air inside the balloon pushes out with a stronger force and expands the balloon. Now think of the tissues around your joints as that balloon. As the air pressure outside the joint is lowered, the gas and tissues in the joint

expand irritating the surrounding nerves. In already sore and sensitive joints, this expansion is felt in the form of aches, stiffness or even shooting pains. Stretch Out by the Pool with a Cool Drink? One answer to joint pain in poor weather has been to retire to warmer climes but even this isn’t a guaranteed solution. Scientific studies have shown that no matter where people live their bodies seem to establish a new equilibrium to the local climate. As a result, changes in the weather affect the arthritic symptoms in the same manner as if you’d stayed in the cooler climate. So what can you do if your joints predict poor weather by playing up? Well it may seem obvious but wrapping up warm does help, wear a hat and warm socks and gloves. Avoid sitting in a draught and at night, avoid climbing into cold sheets by using an electric blanket or hot water bottles to keep your bed warm. Keep taking the Tablets Continue to take supplements which assist with joint conditions (glucosamine with chondroitin; fish oils and whole food nutrients like Juice plus). Also remember that specific spinal care from a Chiropractically trained Spinal Specialist such as myself is effective at easing the pain and stiffness of sore and arthritic joints.

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Basildon’s district commander is urging people to secure their home’s properly, after a rise in burglaries were reported at the end of last year across Basildon. 108 burglaries were reported in the Basildon district in November, compared to 62 the previous month. Police have since stepped up patrols across the affected areas to prevent further incidents, and are now asking for the public to help them by heeding their crime prevention advice. Basildon district commander, Chief Insp Richard Sage, said: “Burglars will go ‘window shopping’ in residential streets, and look to see if there is anything to steal. If you were lucky enough to get lots of nice electrical goods for Christmas and leave them on show, they could see it as easy pickings and target your property, so please consider storing away goods in a safe place that is out of view from windows and doors. “Imagine the distress and upset to find that the presents you have bought for your children and loved ones have been stolen, and that someone has intruded your home to boot. We urge you to do all you can to stop your home being targeted by these callous thieves.”

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