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Fabafterfifty: Natural Therapies

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. Natural Ways to Prevent Varicose Veins

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    By Debbie Cotton for CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine). Varicose veins are sore, raised, normally purplish coloured areas of blood vessels that occur most often on the legs. They form as a result of weak or faulty valves that are present within the veins, and the area becomes stagnated with blood, causing inflammation and further damage to the area. They are more common in people that have jobs in which they have to stand all day. The trouble with varicose veins is that once they have formed, they are quite tricky to make disappear, but what you can do is prevent them from forming or getting worse. If you are predisposed to prominent veins, it is a good idea to start a preventative treatment as soon as possible. Vitamin C is a...
  4. Boost your immunity this Autumn.

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    By Georgie O’Connor for CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine). Along with good quality rest, low stress, regular exercise and daylight, the best way to develop a strong and healthy immune system is to provide all the nutrients your body needs to support immune function. There’s no substitute for good nutrition! In times of greater stress such as keeping warm, staying dry and battling with bugs, the rate of free radical production (which can be very damaging to the body if left unchecked), can go up, so we have to give the body extra help for the mopping-up operation.   A good diet contains antioxidants, a class of nutrients that can prevent and repair such damage.  Here are some tips for seasonal products that combine antioxidants with ‘comfort-eating’, something that we...
  5. What is Lyme disease and how can you avoid it?

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    By Sally Wisbey for CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine). Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that was first noticed in the 1970s in America as being spread to humans by infected ticks. It is now thought also to be spread by mosquitos and horse flies.  Already rife in America and Germany, Lyme disease is becoming an epidemic in the UK, where it is carried by ticks commonly found on deer, sheep, foxes, horses, cats, dogs, small mammals and birds.  People who live or work near woodland or countryside are at greater risk but the disease has spread to city parks and gardens. Pets can also carry infected ticks into the home. What are the symptoms to look out for? Because Lyme disease affects many organs of the body, it mimics other conditions such...
  6. Best books to help you through the menopause

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon A round up of some of the best books to help you through the menopause. Some women sail through this period of life while others struggle – and not all doctors are well informed or sympathetic.  None of these books are intended to take the place of medical advice, but they do present the facts and demystify the menopause,  giving helpful tips, and providing information that you can build on in discussions with your medical professional if needed.  From exercise to diet, moods to weight gain – these books enable you to understand and navigate the menopause.   The Menopause Makeover by Staness Jokenos   One...
  7. Herbs for Digestive Health

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    By Angela MacRitchie for CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine). The digestive system starts in the mouth and is a tube that runs for nearly 9.0 meters from top to bottom – literally! It is a tunnel that permits the outside world to run throughout the body. The digestive system is divided into the mouth, the oesophagus, the stomach, the small intestine and the large intestine (also called ‘large bowel’ or ‘colon’) with accessory organs such as the salivary glands, liver, pancreas, and gallbladder. The digestive tract serves to transport, break down foods and provide us with essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Finally the waste is carried away from all the cells. When this system is out of balance or dis-eased, it causes a myriad of symptoms and knock-on effects in other areas of the...
  8. Looking after your mental health – how to give your brain a workout

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     Article by Ian Gilbert Use It Or Lose It Your brain is like a muscle and we all know what happens to our bodies if we don’t work out and keep in shape! Recent research is suggesting that, while we might never be able to keep some of those nasty brain problems away as we get older, keeping ourselves in shape mentally won’t do any harm in giving ourselves a fighting chance to ensure our brains stay sharp as long as possible. For every bit of research that tells us to practise Sudokus, do crosswords, watch Countdown, another group of boffins will tell you not to bother and that such activities have no discernible impact. To get to the bottom of this confusion, a recent review by the Global Council...
  9. How to Sleep Well – A comprehensive guide

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    Article by Ann McCracken (This excerpt is published with permission) This information is a helpful guide if you have a problem with sleeping,  use it with the Top Tips. It may take a few weeks to really establish a new sleep pattern so persevere, and if there is no improvement after 4 weeks, seek professional advice, as sleep is an essential part of your wellbeing. How much sleep do you need? The amount of sleep that each adult needs does vary, and is not the same for everyone. Most do require  between seven & eight hours during which time the brain is able to carry out essential internal  “housekeeping”, sorting & processing the day’s events which also then makes memory storage more  efficient. However, there are some who find they can manage on...
  10. Why can Nutrition seem confusing?

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    By Gemma Hurditch for CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine). High fat, low fat, lots of whole grains, no grains – the contradictions can be a recipe for extreme confusion.   Why are there so many conflicting dietary approaches for health and weight loss? Research One of the issues raised is who funds nutrition research. Do they have something to gain from a particular outcome? When funded by industry, some research may favour the desired company outcome, such as finding that something is not harmful to us after all! Even with independent research, other problems can crop up. For example, we were told that saturated fat was harmful to us, so is it ethical to feed a subject group high amounts of it in order to see whether it really is? Repeating the findings...
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