With over fifteen years experience, Alex is an expert in dealing with any issue. Call now for an appointment: 01204361463

Bolton Osteopathic Clinic

Phone 01204 361 463 now for your appointment.

To find health should be the object of the physician. Anyone can find disease. A.T. Still

Bolton Osteopath Alex Green practicing osteopathy in Bolton for more than fifteen years

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Whatever your problem, you will have Bolton Osteopaths Alex or Mandy’s undivided attention for your appointment. Alex and Mandy will listen to your problem, explore your symptoms and do their best to give you the most appropriate and effective treatment, tailored specifically to the most important person in the room: you.

Osteopathic treatment is available for you in Manchester (Old Trafford), Cheshire (Sale Moor) and Bolton (town centre) from fully CRB checked, registered Bolton Osteopaths Alex Green and Mandy Ryan. No problem too big, no problem too small.

Alex and Mandy love making people feel physically fantastic and care for sportsmen and women of all abilities. Regular patients include professional footballers from the local FA Premier League & Championship clubs, England team and other international teams including Norway, Nigeria & Australia. The clinic also rehabilitates other elite athletes and artists, cast members of popular international touring dance shows like ‘Lord of the Dance’ receive expert care at the clinic, so you know you are in the best possible hands.

Bolton Osteopath Alex Green has been practicing Osteopathy for over fifteen years and is an expert in dealing with all types of injuries. Alex is experienced in treating people who suffer from joint problems, muscle injuries, nerve pain, spinal pain including neck pain, upper back pain and lower back pain. Alex is a certified practitioner in the treatment of “frozen shoulder” and can also assist you in relieving headaches, sciatica, work and sports related injuries and repetitive strain injuries with excellent results.
Mandy also has great experience in yoga and is also beginning to teach yoga for an all-round holistic approach to wellbeing.

Alex and Mandy have many years experience in working with babies and children. Conditions ranging from feeding problems to sleeping difficulties and many others can be helped. Treatment is sometimes known as ‘cranial osteopathy’.

Now Offering ‘Suspended Treatments’

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BUPA provider number: 30031510 Alex withdrew from BUPA provider status in response to BUPA’s shameful treatment of its providers.

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Omega Oils

Posted by on 09:27 in Health, Nutrition, Supplements | 0 comments

omega-3-6-oilThere has always been a reasonable amount of headline heath news about ‘essential fatty acids’ or omega three (Ω-3) and omega 6 (Ω-6) oils.

Omega oils are vital in so-many body functions, they form the building blocks of cell membranes and significant amounts of brain and nerve tissue. Omega oils are vital in creating the insulating sleeve for nerves so they can transmit signals effectively and the right balance of them helps to maintain a healthy cardiovascular system.

The ratio of omega 3 to omega 6 in the body is reportedly somewhere between the 2:1 and 4:1 region, depending where you read and the average western diet now is often in excess of 1:15 with some areas going as high as 1:20 (in favour of omega 6). This heavy weighting of omega 6 increases the likelihood of various illness, including raised inflammatory states, depression, dementia and upsets the natural hormone balance required for the communication, replication and correct make up the overall body structures.

Where can we get them from?

Back in the 1950s onwards, Cod Liver Oil was popularised as a wonder supplement, all sorts of claims have been made, I have heard (can’t remember where from) that it has been the UK’s best selling supplement for about 50 years.

Plenty of acclaim has been given to cod-liver oil but there are 3 main points that put me off personally.

  • Cod are not ‘oily fish’ – Cod are ‘white fish’ as opposed to ‘oily fish‘ and therefore only contain any significant amount of oil in their liver.
  • The Liver is the ‘detoxification’ organ – All substances entering the body are passed into the bloodstream and ‘cleaned’ by the liver. It removes toxins and excrete them from the body via bile or urine. It can therefore contain higher levels of toxins than other body tissues or organs.
  • Cod are ‘bottom feeders’ – they feed at a low-trophic level, a level in the sea that has a significantly higher accumulation of heavy metals and other toxins. Cod feed on small crustaceans & small crabs when they are young and lobsters, mussels, worms, and molluscs at later stages in their life cycle. Many, if not all of these are detritivores or filter feeders – increasing the likely level of toxins within their body tissues.

For my money, that rules out cod-liver oil, I don’t want to take the risk of ingesting high levels of toxins.

Fortunately, there are other options. A ‘generic’ fish oil – sourced from oily fish or increasing the amount of oily fish in the diet (sardines, herring, anchovies, salmon, trout, tuna and mackerel) are both viable and indeed sensible.

Other sources rich in omega 3 and omega 6 include: Safflower, Linseed, Seaweed, Chia Seed, Beans and the ‘star of the show’, Flax Seed).

Flax Seed

Flax Seed has an omega 3 to omega 6 ratio of almost 4 to 1, right in the ideal window to match that of the human body.
One gram of Flax seed contains 225mg of omega 3 and 10g (about 1 tablespoon) contains nearly 3 times the RDA. Obviously, a tablespoon of flax seed also contains omega 6 at the 1:4 ratio, maintaining the balance and matching the RDA.
Putting a tablespoon of flax seed on a bowl of cereal is a really easy way to get plenty of omega 3 in your diet. If you don’t like to eat the seeds, the pressed oil is readily available to buy in capsule form. Remember though, sometimes the capsules are made from beef gelatine so take care when choosing your brand if you are vegetarian, vegan or avoid beef products because of your faith.


Omega oils 6 and particularly 3 are really important for healthy joints, a healthy mind a healthy circulatory system and general good body health. They are found in lots of foods, but particularly, Omega 6 is prevalent in Evening Primrose oil, Starflower oil, Most nuts & seeds and Most vegetables. Omega 3 has high concentrations in Oily Fish – Mackerel, Salmon, Sardine (7-10 ounces of fish per week should be sufficient), hemp seed / oil, pumpkin seed, rape seed, soybean + products (tofu) and dark green vegetables. The best source, as discussed is probably flax seed / flax seed oil, vegan, inexpensive and you won’t get that ‘fishy’ repeating of fish oils.

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