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  1. Could harmless clutter be holding you back?

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    Tips from Helen Sanderson Many of us have items in our homes that we don’t, and probably never will, use. But we keep them ‘just in case’.  Harmless clutter? Maybe. But for some, they are actually causing more problems than just getting in the way. Helen Sanderson, the author of the Home Declutter Kit: The mindful method to a stress-free home, understands that holding on to too many old memories and items we no longer use could actually be doing us more psychological damage than we thought. Clutter can be symptomatic of constantly looking back and either being ruled by fear or living in the past. It’s only when they’ve got rid of it, that many people realise their clutter had been holding them back from...
  2. Natural ways to look after our teeth and gums.

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    By Gemma Hurditch for CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine)   A healthy smile and pleasant breath is not only an aesthetic goal, but a crucial one. Evidence is growing all the time that the health of our mouths predict and influences our general health, too. ‘Periodontal disease’ means advanced gum disease. Forty five percent of the UK population have periodontitis of varying severity. So how can we support the natural health of our teeth and gums?   Foods for gums and teeth Lower levels of the nutrient CoQ10 are found in gums with periodontal disease. Increase your levels by eating more parsley, broccoli, avocado, extra virgin olive oil. If periodontal disease is a problem, you would be best to take supplements along with increasing natural food sources. Vitamin B...
  3. Camping in your Fifties

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    Article by Alexandra Sutcliffe It all started two years ago, when my partner, a rugged outdoorsy type, requested a camping trip for his birthday.  He dusted down the trusty old tent with which he’d toured New Zealand many years ago, gathered together some mats and an old sleeping bag, and picked the spot, near a picturesque lake about two hours away from our home in France. Now, for my birthday trips we’ve visited the likes of Istanbul and Barcelona, so this was something way off my radar, but I was open to the idea.  The welcome we received at the campsite was warm and friendly, the breakfasts looked tempting and I entered into the spirit of adventure. What followed was undoubtedly the worst night’s sleep of my life,...
  4. What inspires a woman of 65 to run marathons?

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    Article by Annie Moore   Some may say I’m mad running another one in at my age! Well first I don’t do ‘age’! Second a little ‘madness’ can go a long way towards helping to cope with the sorrow and heartache of losing my son to a dreadful blood cancer disease. I have always been into fitness, in my youth it was pretty singular, keep fit classes and Jane Fonda videos, in the old days, when you kept going till you felt ‘the burn’… As time went on I gravitated towards yoga and meditation, regularly going to classes and developing self-practice at home. Yoga changed my way of thinking. It changed my attitude towards health in general, bringing awareness to my spiritual side, helping me to connect with my body, mind and soul. Today I enjoy teaching both...
  5. Age Stylishly However You Want

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    Article by Jacynth Bassett A couple of months ago I reached out to the admin of a 50+ facebook group to invite her members to join my ‘Ageism Is Never In Style’ movement. But I was rejected. Why? Because I did not conform to the admin’s view on how women should age. She informed me that, as women get older, they shouldn’t care about looking stylish, sexy or modern – it’s about dressing in a timeless, classic fashion, and going grey naturally. This statement really disturbed me. But not because I’m against ageing such a way, but because this woman was dictating that there’s only one ‘right’ route to follow. And as the influencer of a group with 8k + members, she was preaching an incredibly harmful attitude. Even just...
  6. The Health Benefits of Oranges

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    By Gemma Hurditch for CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine). Oranges, particularly ones which are organically grown, are bursting with compounds known as phytonutrients which can do wonderful things for our health and wellbeing. The juicy delicious flesh is not the only part of the fruit containing properties which can be harnessed by the body to nourish and protect.  We shouldn’t overlook the rind, which is the orange skin, and the pith which is the inner white pulp. Phytonutrients in Oranges The phytonutrients abundant in oranges have a wide range of antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergenic, anti-viral and anti-cancer effects. Citrus peel eaters have been found to have lower rates of skin cancer, and various other studies support the consumption of citrus fruits with...
  7. Ways to prevent empty nest syndrome being a key factor in divorce

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    By Peter Jones, founder of Jones Myers family law specialist  As anxious and excited students leave home for the first time to embark on the next stage of their life at college or university, their departure also marks a new chapter for their parents. For many ‘empty nesters’, this is the beginning of their lives without children in the house. It can also bring to the surface long suppressed irritations and tensions that have bubbled under the surface, but whose impact may have been lessened by the demands of children and busy lives. Two decades of hectic work and child care schedules can result in parents losing touch with each other and becoming different people to the couple who tied the knot. In today’s climate...
  8. What is a Naturopathic Approach to Health?

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    By Dr Laura Quinton for CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine). Dr Laura Quinton is both a GP and a Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist. Here she explains what ‘naturopathic’ means and how it can help to optimise patients’ wellness. I have studied Naturopathic Nutrition at CNM, the College of Naturopathic Medicine. People are interested in this but I am often greeted by a quizzical look about the word ‘naturopathic’. So I’m giving you my own take on it here as I compare it to my practise of regular medicine. At medical school, we study traditional Western Medicine. Broadly speaking, this approach teaches us as doctors to recognise symptoms and signs of disease and how to diagnose. Our approach to treating our patients is mainly based on drugs,...
  9. Life over 50: How to Remove Time as an Excuse

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    Article by Ian Price   “I haven’t had time.” “I’ve been too busy.” “There simply aren’t enough hours in the day.”   How often do we hear ourselves wheel out these excuses for having let something slip whether in work or in life? We tend to give ourselves and others a pass when “time” is offered as an excuse. For many of us, life – both at work and at home – is frenetically busy. The demands of an “always-on” culture mean that work bleeds into life and, with our ever-present devices, we are constantly connected with colleagues, friends and family. Research into workers in the UK concludes that we are “overwhelmed employees” suffering from stress with ever-increasing workloads and a diminishing work-life “balance”. 8 tips to help you rethink time,...
  10. Why it’s never too late to plan for your future

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    Article by Naomi Webb Are you one of the quarter of British adults with no savings? A recent study has found that one in four people do not have a financial nest egg for the future because of more pressing priorities – such as sky high monthly outgoings and substantial debt. “Having a healthy savings account is something everybody dreams of, whether it’s money put aside for a rainy day, helping fund your child through university or money saved for comfortable retirement,” said Kris Brewster, head of products for Skipton Building Society, which commissioned the research. “These dreams cannot become a reality without taking time to save in the first place.” Thankfully, it’s never too late to plan for your future. Here’s some...
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