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Fabafterfifty: Health

We all want to lead healthy fabulous lives, but we do recognise that as we reach  50 we have to deal with Health issues specific to our age group, starting with the ‘M’ word.

We will  be covering over 50 health topics such as osteoporosis, breast cancer, thyroid issues etc.

With the help of our ‘experts’, Dr Carol Cooper and Dr Marilyn Glenville, we will bring you information to help better understand the health issues faced post 50 and learn about the latest options to deal with them, using both medical and natural therapies.

  1. 5 Reasons to Try Acupuncture

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    By Acupuncturist Candice Behan for CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine). Acupuncture and Chinese medicine is a complete medical system that is capable of diagnosing and supporting people with a wide range of conditions.  Here are a few for which it can be especially helpful. Pain Relief Pain is the leading affliction for which people seek Acupuncture. Many people take extremely addictive medications to ease chronic pain syndromes which can often be effectively relieved by Acupuncture.  Research shows that after traditional Acupuncture, our body’s opioid receptors are more available, or receptive, to our own types of hormones and chemicals that help stop pain. Whether it’s an injury, fibromyalgia, headaches, migraines, back pain, or any other type of pain, Acupuncture can be helpful. Depression and Anxiety According to Traditional Chinese Medicine of which Acupuncture theory and practice forms...
  2. Homeopathy – what is it and who can use it?

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    By Lyn Clarke, Homeopath and lecturer at CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine). Homeopathy is a system of medicine which is often called energy medicine due to its use of diluted and potentised medications. It is only recently, with our growing understanding of energies such as electro-magnetic energy fields, that homeopathy can demonstrate its action outside the clinical practice room. Yet, every homeopathic practitioner regularly sees the benefits of homeopathy within their clinical practice and many adults and children have been helped. With a small amount of study and understanding you can experience the benefits of homeopathy for yourself and your family, and then make up your own mind about its gentle effectiveness. A deep and complex medical system, in the hands of a good teacher homeopathy becomes accessible and...
  3. Top tips to get a good night’s sleep in hot weather

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    Don’t let the heat affect your sleep – whether its due to hot flushes or hot weather –  you can stay cool and get a good night’s sleep. “While we Brits may not have the hottest summers on record, seasonal factors still have an impact on sleep,” said Lisa Artis at The Sleep Council. “Hot weather can be a nuisance when it comes to bedtime, and while we may celebrate the warmth of the sun and the longer, brighter days – heat can cause havoc when it comes to catching the Zzzs. Lower your body temperature before you sleep “Ideally bedrooms should be around 16-18°C (60-65°F) but if, at nighttime, the outside temperature remains higher, or your bedroom has retained the heat from the day, it can be difficult to keep cool. Your...
  4. 10 Quirky Tips to Help You Lose Weight Over 50

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    Struggling to lose those extra few pounds? You could be missing out on these weird but wonderful weight loss tricks. Our experts share their top tips for shifting those stubborn pounds. Smell yourself slimmer To help stop you from raiding the biscuit tin, try the new lipstick-sized anti-snacking device, Slissie, (from £24.99, Slissie.co.uk). Slissie delivers appetite-suppressing flavourings that instantly help you resist snack temptation. Once the flavours that contain aromas are detected by your taste buds and olfactory receptors, messages are sent to the appetite control centres of the brain leaving users feeling their appetite has been satisfied. At the press of a button you can taste flavours such as, chocolate, vanilla and mint, making your brain think you’ve had that sweet treat without any nasty sugars...
  5. 50plus diet: What are the Benefits of Olive Oil?

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    Article by Dr Sally Norton A lot has been said about the health benefits of following a Mediterranean diet – and of course olive oil plays a large part. But what are the benefits of olive oil? Are there any downsides to  incorporating it into our diet and our cooking? Dr Sally Norton, UK health expert & NHS weight loss consultant, explores the world of olive oil, taking a look at the research behind its benefits and whether it really is as healthy for us as we think. Over the past few years, olive oil has become a staple item in most kitchens, with many of us favouring it for its perceived health properties that make it preferable to other long-standing favourites. But what benefits does it really...
  6. Meritene: making it quick and easy for the 50+ gen to get the protein, vitamins and minerals they need!

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Since turning 50 I have become more aware of how the lifestyle I lead today, will impact the quality of life I live later down the line – assuming I am lucky enough to live to a ripe old age! Not only have my energy levels dipped in recent years – (although some who have likened me to a Duracell Bunny might see that as a good thing) – I have also found my ability to concentrate for long periods of time has been affected and I tend to need more frequent breaks from my desk. Even so, my life is busier than ever! Funnily enough – this is quite common for someone of my age. Research by Nestlé Health Sciences reveals that...
  7. Chair Yoga: 9 Simple Exercises to Improve your Health and Wellbeing

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    Article by Jennifer Ellis Nightmare boss – Conflict at Work? We’ve all experienced the horrible sinking feeling you get from a badly-handled disagreement at work, or suppressed rage at a demanding or unreasonable boss. When workplace pressure gets too much, and you feel trapped in a negative thought-cycle, it’s crucial to take back some control over your feelings. Even with a limited amount of time you can create space to bring yourself back into balance, manage your stress levels and gain some much-needed perspective after a hard day or a tough week. Use these tips to give yourself a mental and physical stretch and reset. Stretch your mind in 5, 10 and 15+ minutes:   If you only have 5 minutes: Take 5 long, slow, deep, diaphragmatic breaths, lengthening and deepening the exhale. Imagine you are exhaling stress and...
  8. Antibiotics: How can we reduce our personal use?

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    By Gemma Hurditch for CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine). With international calls to cut down on the over-use of antibiotics, how can we reduce our personal dependence on them? Antibiotics are life-savers when used appropriately and when essential.  However, their capacity to save lives has been endangered by the emergence of an antibiotic-resistance crisis for humans. What has contributed to the crisis is not only the over-prescription of antibiotics as a first resort medicine, but by the routine mass-medication of farm animals to compensate for the fact that animals are kept in intensive conditions where risk of disease runs high. Natural health practitioners believe that the use of antibiotics should be sparing and in conjunction with other measures to mitigate their adverse effects.  This is because antibiotics come with negative effects on the gut which can...
  9. MediRead – Medical Bracelets with a Difference

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    Article by Ram Venkataraman Medical bracelets have been around for years, even decades. The basic idea is that, in emergency situations when the person is unable to communicate effectively, the bracelet can provide key information to paramedics and doctors that is potentially life-saving. As such, medical bracelets can provide some peace of mind to the wearers and their family members. MediRead, a recently launched medical bracelet, provides a clever and low-cost alternative to more traditional forms. It works in conjunction with a free Android app of the same name which is used to read and update the user’s information on the bracelet. All that is required is for someone in the medical team to have an NFC-enabled Android phone, which are becoming increasingly ubiquitous. Paramedics and doctors simply need to scan the...
  10. 7 ways to have a healthier relationship with food

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    Is your Instagram feed swamped with images of delicious foods, ranging from brownies to smoothie bowls, signalling mixed messages to your tastebuds on what you fancy? Let alone what your conscience is telling you to eat, after being bombarded with the latest celebrity bikini pictures. Here are top tips to help you have healthier relationship with food, as opposed to constantly counting calories and obsessively thinking about what you’re putting into your body.   Don’t label your foods For a healthy relationship with food, start by not associating them with being ‘good’ or ‘bad.’ “People talk about themselves in terms of being ‘good’ or ‘bad’ according to how habitually they eat or drink things, or whether they snack.  ‘I’ve been bad today’, might mean someone has had a chocolate bar or muffin with their...
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