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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. Menopause: Exercises for Bone Health

    Article by Jane Dowling Hello Gorgeous, Fab over 50 girls! My mission is to help you with your journey through the menopause and to feel as great as you possibly can.  I will give you the tools to find a life you love through diet, exercise and lifestyle changes. I would like to start to talk about exercise as I have lots of women contact me on how to get started and what exactly they should be doing. Please, before you undertake any new exercise programme do have a visit with your GP to get the green light. Every woman for her health should be doing some bone loading, cardio and stretching exercise. Today I am going to concentrate on bone loading as it is over looked by women and I cannot express enough how...
  2. Maintaining wellbeing after cancer: 12 things I do every day to stay fabulous over 50

    12 things to do to stay well after cancer over 50
    Article by Curly Martin Cancer was the best thing that has happened to me. I was diagnosed with breast cancer and an aggressive form of lymphatic cancer and given nine months to live. It was a gruelling time where as well as dealing with my diagnosis, circumstances led me to be unemployed and homeless (but that is a story for another time). However, after an incredible journey of highs and lows, I survived and am thriving and loving life. After the conventional treatment (operation, chemotherapy and radiotherapy) I experimented and researched alternative therapies and lifestyles. This extensive research finally led me to create a wellbeing maintenance routine which is easy to follow and therefore easy to continue on a regular basis. I called this my “Daily Dozen” and...
  3. How to Power-up your aura and chakras with Colour Breathing

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    Article  by Patricia Mercier, author of ‘The Little Book of Chakras’. As we get older many of us seem to lose power and drive. One solution is to develop awareness of our body’s subtle energy system, enabling us to use energy mindfully every day. As a result, we feel more vibrant and in control of our destiny by accepting the ups and downs of life. How?  The simplest method is to sit quietly, breathing deeper and slower with focussed intention. Then, as explained below, you imagine the seven rainbow colours, from red through to violet and power breathe each colour into, and around, yourself. You will begin to...
  4. How to Avoid Traveller’s Tummy on Holiday

    natural remedies to avoid travellers tummy
    By Nutritionist Fiona Campbell for CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine).   As you start thinking about your travel insurance, sunscreen and insect repellent, you might also be interested to understand how you can reduce your risk of developing Montezuma’s Revenge (or traveller’s tummy as it’s often called) whilst you’re away. It’s not just about avoiding the local tap water, it’s about ensuring the health of your digestion prior to travelling. The lining of your digestive tract is where our intestinal bacteria reside, and these bacteria provide the first line of defence against pathogenic bacteria, yeasts and parasites. Prepare Your Gut Before Your Holiday Probiotic foods are those that ‘feed’ the good bacteria in the gut and include bananas, Jerusalem artichokes, whole rolled oats, and avocados. Garlic, cinnamon, onions, thyme, rosemary, oregano and fresh lemon juice not only make your food...
  5. Best Sleep Positions to Reduce Knee Pain

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    Article by Frank Apodaca Do your knees hurt you when you walk or when you are sitting in your living room watching your favorite television show. No matter what your are doing, your knees throb and ache and you just wish there was a way to ease the pain. There are many reasons why your knees could be hurting so badly. As we age, the cushioning sacks and cartilage we were born with begins to fade, like anything else after years of wear and tear.  We may have been on our feet working a manual labor job. Or we raised a number of children, lifting them up when they cried and lugged a myriad of grocery bags and overflowing laundry baskets up and down the stairs. Lets face it, life...
  6. Sugar and Alzheimers: 12 Steps to give up sugar for brain health

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    Article by Dr Marilyn Glenville Dementia affects more than 850,000 people in the UK and it is set to rise to over 1 million by 2025! However, not many people know that there is a strong link between sugar and Alzheimer’s. Almost 70% of people with type 2 diabetes are now known to develop Alzheimer’s, compared with only 10% of people without diabetes!  Dr Marilyn Glenville, the UK’s leading Nutritionist explains this phenomenon in her latest book Natural Solutions for Dementia and Alzheimer’s “The high levels of insulin block a group of enzymes that would normally break down the beta-amyloid proteins responsible for the brain plaques in Alzheimer’s. Although high levels of insulincan have this effect, confusingly the brain also...
  7. Brain health: 9 ways to give your brain a workout

    tips to give your brain a workout
    Tips from Dr Marilyn Glenville   We can spend hours at the gym or running and hiking to train our body and endurance.  But what about our brain? Mental exercise is as important as physical exercise when it comes to healthy ageing. Increasing our neural pathways is key . If you feel like your attention span is shortening you can stretch and strengthen it with simple everyday changes. Get more Sleep Not sleeping properly can not only affect our energy levels and looks but also our brain functions. Getting enough Zzz’s can help support learning, memory as well as regulate our mood or even appetite and libido. When looking at the brain of someone who is sleep-deprived, scientists have found reduced metabolism and blood flow in multiple brain regions. Be Social Making friends and socialising...
  8. What can you do to make a BBQ healthier?

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    By Gemma Hurditch for CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine).   We all look forward to spending time outdoors with friends and family in summer.  For many, that means a barbecue, but others will have been warned off barbecues by the bad news about harmful chemical reactions that occur when we barbecue meat and seafood. Stressing out about what you eat is not conducive to a relaxing time, so here are some simple steps for maximising enjoyment and decreasing risks:   Top tips for healthier barbecues   Choose organic grass fed meat to reduce exposure to more pollutants. Choose lean cuts and trim the fat or skin off to reduce the amount of fat dripping into the coals, creating carcinogenic smoke. Marinate meats overnight before cooking. Liberal use of spices, vinegar, lemon juice, olive oil, even wine or beer...
  9. Can mindful eating help shift those stubborn pounds? Especially as we approach swimwear season!

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    Is your holiday booked? Is your boarding call looming? Here are 8 ways mindful eating can help you achieve the shape you want Whatever size and shape you are, swimwear shopping over 50 can be daunting especially with those unforgiving changing room lights! Are you sweating it out on the treadmill daily and making sure you always opt for the stairs, over the escalator, but still bewildered when you get on those scales wondering how those stubborn pounds haven’t shifted? If this sounds like you, then it could be time to try a more mindful approach to eating. We have asked our experts for their top tips….   1. Skip saying ‘good’ or ‘bad’ foods For a healthy relationship with food, start by not associating them with being ‘good’ or...
  10. Hay fever, the natural approach

    dealing with hayfever naturally
      By Hermann Keppler for CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine). An allergy is an abnormal sensitivity of the body to certain substances called allergens, such as pollen, micro-organisms, pet dander, dust, and sometimes food.  There are generally two main causes. Weak Immune System If your immune system is weak, it will over-react on exposure to allergens such as pollen, causing the body to increase the production of ‘antibodies’ to destroy the invaders. These antibodies release immune cells which cause unpleasant allergic symptoms such as: sneezing, wheezing, nasal congestions, itchy-watery eyes, running nose, itchy throat, asthma, stomach ache, fatigue, irritability, etc. Antihistamines and steroids sometimes given to suppress the symptoms work by inhibiting the body’s defences.  They can cause side effects, ranging from mild to serious. Leaky Gut Syndrome Most nutrients from the food we eat are absorbed in...
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