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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. 10 servings of veg and fruit per day? How can we do it?

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    By Gemma Hurditch for CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine). Consuming ten servings of veg and fruit per day is recommended in order to ward off heart disease, cancer and premature death. That’s the latest health advice from a review conducted by Imperial College, London, which included studies of close to 2 million people. What if I don’t even get my 5 a day? Many people already struggle to get close to the ‘five a day’ currently recommended by UK authorities.  Consuming some is better than none, so even if you are only getting a couple of servings per day, don’t give up, you can always build on your personal best!  Aim to ‘eat a rainbow’ as the more varied the colours of your diet, the more diverse the plant...
  2. What should I be eating if I have high-cholesterol?

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    By Gemma Hurditch for CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine). Cholesterol is a vital for our hormones and our cell membranes, for tissue repair and vitamin synthesis. Both high cholesterol and low cholesterol are linked to disease. With ‘high’ cholesterol, it is the oxidised (damaged) low density lipoproteins (LDL) known as ‘bad’ cholesterol that is believed to be the biggest nuisance. Factors contributing to oxidised LDL include; a diet high in trans fats (bakery sweets, deep fried foods), excess omega-6 oils (most plant oils) inadequate omega-3 (fish and flaxseed oils), high sugar intake, smoking, and poorly managed diabetes. Most of the cholesterol in our body is made by the body. Dietary cholesterol will only moderately elevate cholesterol levels (and only in susceptible people). More of a problem is a diet high in saturated fat, trans fat and sugar, as coupled with inflammation these promote natural...
  3. How to boost your energy levels

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    Article by Dr Sally Norton As a doctor I can prescribe drugs to deal with many problems if I need to – though I prefer to avoid them if possible. One area that can’t be solved with tablets, however, is low energy. Yes, occasionally people really do have problems with their thyroid gland, leading to tiredness, which does need medication – but it’s much more commonly due to lifestyle issues. So what does cause that energy slump, common mid-afternoon or early evening? If you understand why it is happening, you can choose from my prescription list of cures!   Poor sleep Not rocket science – if we have slept badly the night before, we may manage to struggle through the following morning but get slower and slower come the afternoon.   Sugar dip If we have eaten...
  4. Are you getting enough Omega 3 in Your Diet? Are Cod Liver Oil capsules the solution?

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon   We all know that to live an active healthy life, diet is key, but how do we know if we are in fact consuming the right nutrients to support our bodies (and our health) in the optimum way? Omega 3 is essential in maintaining healthy heart function, support normal bone function maintenance of normal vision and support of normal brain function. The primary source of Omega 3 in our diet is oily fish.  I eat what I always believed to be a balanced, healthy diet which loosely follows the principles of a Mediterranean diet, and I typically have salmon three times a week, so I thought I would score well when tested for the levels of both EPA and...
  5. 10 foods that may not be as healthy as you think

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    We might think we are eating the right things to improve our health in midlife  and possibly lose a few pounds around our middles, but it may be time to detox your kitchen cupboards for some seemingly healthy foods, which could actually be doing more damage than good to your waistline.   Our experts share the top foods that are not as healthy as you may think… Avocados “Whilst avocados are full of amazing antioxidants and healthy fats, they come with a hefty energy content. Avocados can contain anywhere between 250-400 calories each. Whilst there’s nothing wrong with having an avocado a day, it’s important to adjust your diet accordingly to account for the added calories,” explains Nutritionist, Cassandra Barns.   Fruit Yogurt “The...
  6. Is it possible to live to be 120? Biological v chronological age. Part 3

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      Article by Ceri Wheeldon The third article in our series on longevity, and changes we can make to live longer and healthier lives. According to scientists , a 120 year life span is feasible for people being born today.  But if we live longer, what can we do to ensure our later years are healthy and productive?  This is the second in a three part series where  I  asked Yuri Medzinovsky, Director General of Longevity & Beauty Residence GLMED, and some of his medical colleagues about the prospects for extending lifespan to 120 years (and staying active and healthy as well) There is a lot of information  which is why I have split the answers into three separate posts to make it a little easier to digest. Part one covered ...
  7. Is it possible to live to be 120? The role of telomeres and peptides in longevity . Part 2

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon According to scientists , a 120 year life span is feasible, not for our generation, but  for people being born today.  But if we live longer, what can we do to ensure our later years are healthy and productive?  This is the second in a three part series where  I  asked Yuri Medzinovsky, Director General of Longevity & Beauty Residence GLMED, and some of his medical colleagues about the prospects for extending lifespan to 120 years (and staying active and healthy as well) There is a lot of information  which is why I have split the answers into three separate posts to make it a little easier to digest. This post covers the role of telomeres and peptides in longevity Part 1 talks specifically about lifestyle...
  8. Is it possible to live to be 120? Tips for a longer healthier life Part 1

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon It might be a little too late for our generation to reach 120, but  according to scientists , a 120 year life span is feasible for people being born today.  But if we live longer, what can we do to ensure our later years are healthy and productive?  I  asked Yuri Medzinovsky, Director General of Longevity & Beauty Residence GLMED, and some of his medical colleagues about the prospects for extending lifespan to 120 years (and staying active and healthy as well) There is a lot of information so I have split the answers into three separate posts to make it a little easier to digest. This is the first of 3 posts detailing Yuri and his team’s answers.  You might want to grab a cuppa if you...
  9. Menopause: Exercises for Bone Health

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    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...
  10. Maintaining wellbeing after cancer: 12 things I do every day to stay fabulous over 50

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    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...
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