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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. Top Tips to Detox the Brain from a Psychiatrist and  a Nutritionist

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    Article by Deborah Colson and Dr Emer MacSweeney  As millions of people around the world embark on New Year’s resolutions with diet and fitness primary goals, it’s important not to overlook the brain; one of the most fascinating yet complex organs. The brain really is the boss of the body; controlling all of the body’s functions, movements and emotions, so it’s important to keep it healthy and working to its best ability. The experts at award-winning brain clinic Re:Cognition Health are passionate about optimising brain health and understand that modern lifestyle pressures can seriously compromise its performance. Factors such as chronic stress and depression can affect the way the brain works; reliance upon modern technology can cause a decrease in mental performance, attention span, learning ability and memory function. Nutrition is another factor...
  2. Top tips for getting into shape over 50 from celebrity trainer Paulette Sybliss

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon Paulette Sybliss worked with Janet Jackson to get her into shape at 51 ready for her world tour – following the birth of her son. I asked Paulette to share her tips so that every woman over 50 can be fit and fabulous. How easy is it to get into shape in your 50s and beyond? It is no more difficult at 50 than it is at 30; habits are the only thing that may get in the way. At 50 we are set in our ways pretty much and habits are firmly formed and often we don’t want to break the habits of a lifetime however if the mindset is such that one truly wants to change and get into shape at 50...
  3. Solutions to sleepness nights: Counting Mississippis

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    Article by Juliet Young Sleep has been avoiding me since I turned fifty. Not totally avoiding me, because it comes along and hits me with a big, steel hammer on the head just as I’m reading the fifth line of my nightly chapter which, as you can imagine, takes months to read. It then leaves me there, sitting with book in hand, head drooping, mouth attractively open, until something, in man or cat form, shakes me and tells me to lie down. For God’s sake, woman, the cat usually adds. So I obey and Sleep then carries on quietly doing what it has to do. Maybe playing solitaire or knitting or doing a bit of embroidery. In any case it kindly lets me get a couple of hours’ rest...
  4. Nine Steps to Improve Insulin Sensitivity

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    Article by Fleur Brown According to Diabetes UK, nearly 3.6 million people are living with Diabetes Type 2 in the UK. Diabetes is the fastest growing health threat of our times and an urgent public health issue. Since 1996, the number of people living with diabetes has more than doubled. If nothing changes, it is estimated that more than five million people in the UK will have diabetes within the next five years. Diabetes Type 2 is primarily a disease of insulin “resistance” when the cells become insensitive to the effects of insulin. Insulin is needed to facilitate the uptake of glucose into the cells but if your cells are...
  5. Health-savvy snacks for an autumn walk

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    Article by Dr Sally Norton Autumn is just asking to be embraced with a brisk walk in the fresh air and fallen leaves. Ideally with some gentle sunshine too….but let’s not push our luck! Wrapping up against the elements means we can get the benefits whatever the weather throws at us. Whether you are planning a full-on, muscle-toning power walk or a gentler stride out for an hour or two, it’s worth having an energy boost to hand. But don’t undo the good work of your walk by tucking into processed snacks that provide calories but little in the way of nutrition. Your body, like your car, runs better on premium fuel. Instead, choose one of these healthy and easy snacks the next time you get up and go…… Banana On-the-go snacks don’t come any easier than bananas – ready-wrapped and full of...
  6. Can Acupuncture help Migraine headaches?

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    By Amanda Hair for CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine). If you have experienced a migraine, you will know that it’s not like just having a bad headache.  The world’s sixth most debilitating illness is best described as an incapacitating collection of neurological symptoms whereby the sufferer can experience  visual disturbances, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, extreme sensitivity to sound, light, touch and smell, and tingling or numbness in the extremities or face. Migraines seem disproportionately to affect women. Interestingly, boys are affected more than girls before puberty, but during adolescence it is women who experience more migraines, more than likely connected to shifting hormones. With more research emerging that typical painkillers and migraine pharmaceuticals can actually aggravate the condition, some people choose to explore alternatives, such as Acupuncture. The National Institute...
  7. Review: Dr Teal’s Pure Epsom Salt Soaking Solution with Lavender

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon Can Dr Teal’s Epsom Salt Soaking Solution with Lavender help you  to get a good night’s sleep? I have been  finding it hard to sleep lately.  I fall asleep, but then wake in the early hours and then struggle to fall asleep again. I probably do the worst thing by then scouring netflix – but night upon night of interrupted sleep were taking their toll. I had read about how lack of magnesium can contribute to insomnia, and that our magnesium levels can be depleted during periods of stress.  With changes in how our food is produced, we no longer consume as much magnesium in our diets.  Magnesium is easily absorbed through the skin.   I have tried magnesium sprays – with little...
  8. Tips on managing joint pain

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      Actor and Radio Presenter Larry Lamb made a splash when he entered I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here last winter, lasting 19 days in the harsh, humid Australian jungle. Larry even dove into the trials, winning fourteen stars for his fellow (very hungry) campmates. A few years ago Larry wouldn’t have thought that he’d be capable of life in the jungle. Years of wear and tear on his knees meant that even simple exercises like crouching and bending put him in agony. Larry recently starred in a short video from GOPO®, where he explains that just a few years ago he struggled with his busy work schedule due to the pain in his knees. He even admits that he would have struggled to even consider the jungle...
  9. I’m eating healthily but still can’t lose weight

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    Article by Dr Khandee Ahnaimugan If you think you’ve got a healthy diet but still want to lose weight in your 50s, the first thing I’d focus on is portion sizes. Most people can’t believe that they can really reduce portion sizes without feeling hungry. They are often shocked to find, over the course of a weight loss programme, how much less they are eating at the end of it. It’s often 1/3 less, sometimes 1/2 less, and in some cases even less. How can this be? It’s because you’ve got stuck in certain habits of eating, and don’t realise what you’re doing. It becomes the new normal, and you think it’s how much your body needs. So how do we go about reducing portion sizes? Here are a few quick tips. How to Reduce Portion...
  10. How taking Cod Liver Oil capsules improves Omega 3 levels

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon I have been watching the BBC programme How to Keep Young – where they conduct various tests to assess somebody’s ‘body age’  as opposed to their chronological age, and then put together a 12 week programme of lifestyle changes to reduce their body age. I have been participating in a mini version of my own, by participating in a test that Seven Seas are conducting which looks at Omega-3 and why it’s so important to have in our diets.  Looking to improve my Omega-3 intake I had my blood analysed (via a finger prick test) and then reviewed by Professor Philip Calder, Professor of Nutritional Immunology at the University of Southampton. I was quite surprised by the results. (read the full review...
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