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Fabafterfifty: Natural Therapies

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. How to Avoid Traveller’s Tummy on Holiday

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    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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. Brain health: 9 ways to give your brain a workout

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    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...
  7. 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...
  8. Hay fever, the natural approach

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      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...
  9. 8 Top Nutritional Tips on How Your Diet Can Help Manage Arthritis

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    Article by Dr Emma Derbyshire Registered nutritionist, Dr Emma Derbyshire from the Health and Food Supplements Information Service shares her nutritional tips for arthritis :   Maintain a healthy body weight When considering the role of nutrition in arthritis management, it is important to look at body weight. Being a healthy body weight, typically defined as a Body Mass Index (BMI) sitting between 19 and 25, can help to ease pressure on the joints caused by carrying excess weight.  NHS Choices has an excellent BMI calculator that can be used. The joints that are usually affected by excess weight are the hips, knees, ankles and feet and just losing a few pounds can make all the difference in taking pressure off the joint].   Eat oily fish Current advice is that people...
  10. Acupuncture for relieving Menopause symptoms

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    Article By Amanda Hair, Acupuncturist and lecturer at CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine). Entering the menopause as women move away from child-bearing age can bring its fair share of challenges. Physical and emotional changes which can affect our already busy and stressful lives can lead some of us to consider taking hormone replacement therapy, rather than managing the transition naturally. It also seems that the trend for women experiencing peri-menopausal symptoms is happening earlier, in our mid to late thirties, yet the age for having gone through the menopause remains the same, late fifties to sixties. So, it’s possible that many women could be experiencing the hot-flashes, mood changes and sleep disturbances up to ten years earlier, and do so for longer than previous generations. Why is this happening? One explanation is that...
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