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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. Natural help for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD)

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    By Gabi Heyes for CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine). Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is also known as acid reflux.  It is a common digestive issue that can damage the tissues in the oesophagus, as stomach acid flows the wrong way. Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease can erode the ring of muscle- the lower oesophageal sphincter – that usually opens and closes to allow food to pass into the stomach, and prevents food and acid from flowing back. This can give rise to many uncomfortable symptoms such as a burning sensation in the chest after eating, chest pains, regurgitation of food or sour liquid, difficulty swallowing and a sensation of a lump in the throat. The stomach is designed to withstand hydrochloric acid, as the cells secrete lots of mucous, but the delicate tissues...
  2. Zen yourself young: Japanese techniques for a younger body and mind

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    By Sarah Bladen and Julian Daizan Skinner What would you say if the real answer to looking and feeling younger was to ditch the anti-wrinkle cream, forget daunting surgical procedures and turn to an ancient Japanese art first developed over a thousand years ago? Zen is the original source of the meditation and mindfulness trend that has swept the west in recent years and it might just hold the secret to our elusive quest for youth. Recent evidence shows that practising meditation both delays brain ageing and makes people look younger than their years. Dr Robert Keith Wallace, one of the first scientists to study the effects of meditation on ageing, discovered that when he measured biological age (how old a person is physiologically rather than chronologically), those who’d been practising meditation...
  3. Foods you should and shouldn’t be eating with Type 2 Diabetes

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      A healthy diet can help you manage Type-2 Diabetes and even in some cases reverse the condition, but what are the worst offenders? Our experts share what foods you should and shouldn’t be eating to help you eat your way to better health. “Having a healthy bodyweight makes it easier to manage type 2 diabetes – including controlling blood sugar levels – and reduces risk of complications. What you eat is also really important to help manage symptoms. The focus is to stabilise blood sugar and prevent extreme highs and lows. Focusing on low glycaemic index foods is a good way to do this. These are foods that are low in sugar or carbohydrates (which turn into sugar) or foods that break down and release...
  4. Candida: What it is. What you can do about it

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    By Gemma Hurditch for CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine). What is candida? Candida is a common fungus that lives on and in us. When in balance it causes no problems, but if its growth is unchecked, it can become a serious and sometimes life-threatening issue. Candida can often be a chronic infection that requires repeated anti-fungal treatment. Candida often presents as vaginal thrush in women. Oral thrush is also common, particularly after antibiotic treatment. The intestines can also be affected, as can the skin. In very serious cases candida may become a blood-borne infection requiring immediate medical attention. This type of invasive candidiasis, which can result in death, is highly unlikely to be present in the general population, however. People who develop it are generally already hospitalised and severely unwell. Symptoms In babies, symptoms of candida...
  5. Coping with behavioural changes of dementia

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      Being verbally or physically attacked by an older adult with dementia comes as a shock. Even more so when the person you love or care for has shown no past history of violence. Yet aggression is a known symptom of dementia. In fact, it’s incredibly common. Find out why and how you can cope with it. Dementia changes a person When dementia sets in, it can change the way a person behaves in extraordinary ways. An older adult may start to shout or swear at you or scream repetitively which is deeply upsetting. Dementia patients can also cause physical harm by biting, scratching, kicking or hitting other people. Understandably, relatives often find it difficult to accept aggressive outbursts. However, it’s important to understand that this kind of behaviour is a...
  6. The Dos and Don’ts of Creating the Right Sleep Environment

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      Our sleeping patterns vary largely throughout the many phases in our lives. From a young age and right up to teenagers, we can’t get enough. Then we move towards adulthood and we have work or children vying for our attention at all hours and far less time to sleep. And finally, in our later adult years, we may find ourselves with more time on our hands but perhaps lacking the ability to get a restful night’s sleep. According to the UK Health Centre, “as we get older we will experience less slow-wave sleep and less REM sleep and this is thought to be due to the lack of growth hormones which would normally control NREM sleep”. Added to this, sleep disturbances may become more acute in...
  7. Progesterone Therapy for Menopause Treatment

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      Progesterone therapy for menopause treatment is one of the numerous options available to women fighting symptoms such as hot flashes, mood swings, vaginal dryness, hair loss, mental decline, weight gain, and night sweats. Some women fear the words “hormone replacement” because they are concerned about the increased risks of certain serious conditions, such as breast cancer, stroke, or blood clots, but that is not the case with progesterone replacement.   It is good to have that concern as it often yields to added research so that one understands the options available. In this instance, we are speaking about the use of progesterone therapy in menopause. This is not the same thing as progestin, a synthetic medication that brings some of the benefits of progesterone, but with greater risk. A statement drafted jointly by The North...
  8. Turn back time:10 tips to protect your health for the future

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    Article by Dr Aamer Khan #Be Age Smart with expert advice from Harley Street doctor, Dr Aamer Khan Look after your bones. Half of all women and one in five men aged over fifty will break a bone because of a weakened skeleton (osteoporosis). A vitamin D supplement helps promote calcium absorption and bone health. Weight-bearing exercises, such as working out with lightweights, three times a week, can also help keep bones strong.   Deal with your stress. Stress contributes to every disease, directly or indirectly. It shrinks the brain and increases the waistline. So deal with it – somehow. Make time for mindfulness, or even better, meditation and even a few minutes of relaxed deep breathing several times a day will help. With your eyes closed, focus your mind...
  9. 10 ways to boost your metabolism to lose weight over 50

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    Losing weight  and burning fat is never easy- especially once we reach our 50s. . Yet, how many of us make this our New Year resolution, which gradually gets swept under the carpet by the end of January? To help you shift those extra pounds, we have asked our expert nutritionists to list the top 10 ways to boost your metabolism… 1. Eat protein with every meal “Because muscle has a big effect on metabolism, you can improve your metabolism by increasing your lean muscle mass and keeping your body fat down. Eating plenty of protein (in conjunction with exercise) will help maintain and build your muscle strength. This is especially important if you’re cutting calories, because your body may start breaking down your muscle tissue for energy – eating more protein...
  10. 13 different aspects to consider if you want to lose weight over 50

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      According to the NHS, the UK has the highest level of obesity in Western Europe. The cause of the rapid rise in obesity levels has been blamed on the ‘modern lifestyle’ in which we are heavily dependent on watching TV, social media, desk-bound jobs and high-calorie food. Our expert nutritionists have listed ways to adjust your lifestyle and make weight loss over 50 work for you. Emotional attachment “Emotional or ‘comfort’ eating can be a key cause of weight gain. Because it doesn’t depend on hunger, comfort eating can often be uncontrolled – you don’t necessarily stop when you’re full. What’s more, the most ‘comforting’ foods tend to be sugary foods and carbohydrates, which are easy to overeat and can quickly lead to weight gain when consumed in excess,” explains...
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