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  1. Midlife Reinvention: Gillian Young talks about how having cancer took her life in a different direction

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    Article by Gillian Young My name is Gillian Young and I live in Worcestershire with my family. Throughout lockdown, I’ve been working on my latest book. Being an author has been a dream of mine, but reaching this point has not been easy. Instead of focusing on the negatives, I like to dwell on the positives – and there are plenty of those. Family. Friends. Home. Health – well, kind of – my dogs, and my books. I’ve always loved writing, but it wasn’t until I became a Mum that I considered publishing my stories. At the time, my children loved Beatrix Potter and every night I’d read Tales of Peter Rabbit, Benjamin Bunny and Squirrel Nutkin to them. I...
  2. Healthy recipes: Mixed Bean Chilli from Keith Squires

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    Recipe by Chef Keith Squires Tried and tested vegan wholefood recipes that are easy to cook and totally delicious from plant based Ayurvedic chef and author Chef Keith Squires. This recipe for mixed bean chilli is from Keith’s book ‘Keith’s Favorite Vegan Recipes’ Mixed Bean Chilli This is similar to a bolognaise sauce, but with a spicy twist of paprika, chilli and coriander. Great served with rice, or as a potato or pie filling.   Serves 3-4 1 tbsp coconut oil 1 onion finely sliced 2 sticks celery finely sliced 1 small red pepper diced 1 tsp ground coriander 1 tsp ground cumin 1 courgette diced 1 carrot diced 2 garlic cloves crushed ½ small red chilli finely chopped ½ tsp dried oregano ½ tsp mixed herbs 1...
  3. Energy is ageless! Manifesting success, love and more after 50!

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    Article by Esther McCann a.k.a. missmanifesther If there’s one thing lockdown has done, it’s opened people up to nurturing their mindset because they’re recognising that their emotional wellbeing is just as important as their physical health. In addition to wellness practices like mindfulness and meditation, manifestation has emerged as a leading mindset and spiritual vehicle for living a positive life and creating the reality you want. Even in a pandemic! For those who are unfamiliar with the Law of Attraction (LOA), it’s the basic principle that like attracts like, that what we believe about ourselves we become, and what we keep focusing on (good or bad) “manifests” in our reality. For example, when you seem to be spiralling and it’s one thing after another vs when...
  4. Is your man tired, grumpy, putting on weight, not interested in sex? The Andropause (Male Menopause)

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    Article by Dr Valeria Acampora Give your man the chance to rebalance his hormones with simple lifestyle tips and tricks that can help boost testosterone and reduce symptoms of andropause, the male menopause. Dr. Valeria Acampora, specialist in Anti-aging Medicine at The Marion Gluck Clinic, explains how declining levels of testosterone can impact wellbeing, concentration, appearance and even sex drive in men. As men age, they may begin to experience symptoms due to declining levels of testosterone, a process known as andropause. Awareness of andropause is generally low, with men frequently dismissing symptoms as old age kicking in. However, studies suggest that as many as 1 in 5 men experience these symptoms. In medical terms, andropause is defined as the progressive decline in testosterone level and an increase in...
  5. Healthy eating recipe: Salmon and Spring Greens Tart with a Walnut and Almond Pastry Crust

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    Recipe by Joanne Wood This tart showcases some of our best Spring ingredients and looks and tastes good enough to be on the finest restaurant menu. Serve with dill pesto (recipe below) and simple steamed vegetables or salad leaves.   (Gluten-free) Serves 4 Tin size: 35cm length x 13cm width x 2.5cm height – loose bottomed (if not using loose bottomed, please add baking paper to the tin before adding the base to allow for easy removal of the tart after baking). FOR THE BASE INGREDIENTS: 100g walnuts 100g ground almonds 150g buckwheat flour 100g unsalted butter (or vegan spread) 1 TBSP xylitol sugar alternative (available as Total Sweet) Pinch salt 1 egg beaten (or 2 TBSP ground flax seeds)   METHOD: Place the walnuts into a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Add the ground...
  6. Menopausal Brain Fog: How to Think Clearly Again

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    Dr Ghazala Aziz-Scott, specialist in integrative women’s health and bioidentical hormone balancing for the Marion Gluck Clinic, explores the menopause and associated brain fog that many women experience. Women in the menopausal age group are rocketing and “rocking it” in the workforce so being fabulous after 50 includes our brain health and retaining clarity and focus of mind. But does menopausal “brain fog” toss us out of the frying pan into the fire? In reality, 60% of women go through some midlife cognitive impairment, the most common being memory loss or forgetfulness. Misplacing your keys or phone is one thing, however, when it also impacts learning ability, information retention, goal setting and organisational skills, even simple tasks can feel challenging. Let’s not forget...
  7. How To Manage Weight Gain When Menopausal

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    Article by Dr Marion Gluck Dr Marion Gluck, Founder of The Marion Gluck Clinic explains why weight gain is common during the Menopause and how women can go about managing their weight.  As you get older, it is not unusual that maintaining your weight becomes more difficult. Weight gain during menopause is one particularly common issue that we see at the Marion Gluck Clinic, and whilst it’s not an inevitable symptom of menopause it is one of the most visible. Menopause is a natural transition for all women and relates to the end of a women’s fertility. Although often referred to as one phase, this time of your life is split into two periods. Perimenopause usually takes place anywhere from 40 years old and encompasses the time that...
  8. Menopausal and feeling down? The link between mental health and hormones

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    Article by Dr Marion Gluck Dr Marion Gluck, founder of The Marion Gluck Clinic, explores the link between mental health and hormones, and while for women going through the menopause feeling low can be a common symptom, it doesn’t need to be the case!   Whilst it is completely normal that everyone has moments that they feel low or down, especially if they are dealing with difficult circumstances or events, it is important to make the distinction between this and depression. The latter is a condition which requires appropriate treatment and is a state of ongoing low mood irrespective of circumstances that can lead to feelings of pessimism, despair and an inability to cope. Those who suffer from depression find that it often affects many areas of their lives,...
  9. Healthy Truffle Recipe

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    Recipe Created by Christine Bailey Superfood Truffles These little chocolate nuggets are supercharged with chlorella to energise the body.   Makes: 16 truffles Preparation time: 10 minutes Chilling time: 4 hours Ingredients: 115g cashew nut butter or tahini 60g maple syrup 2tbsp cacao powder 60g melted dark chocolate 60g dried cranberries or cherries Pinch of sea salt 1tsp vanilla extract 1tsp Sun Chlorella powder 30g shelled hemp seeds   Method: Place the cashew nut butter, maple syrup, cacao powder and melted chocolate in a food processor and combine. Add the remaining ingredients and process to form a dough. Chill in the fridge for several hours until firm enough to roll into balls.   When the mixture is firm use a spoon to scoop out walnut size balls. Roll into balls and place on a sheet of baking parchment. Roll the...
  10. Dark Chocolate Chilli & Orange Flowers Recipe : Sugar Free and Vegan

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    Recipe created by Joanne Wood aka The Balance Kitchen Course: Dessert Cuisine: English Prep time:5minutes Cook time:5minutes Chilling time:3hours Servings: 15 chocolates   You will need: Silicone moulds   Ingredients Option 1 – coconut oil Coconut Oil gives a creamier texture and tends to melt more easily in warmer weather if left at room temp.  Cheapest option and easy to prepare. 100g coconut oil 25g raw cacao powder 5TBSP xylitol – powdered xylitol sugar alternative ground to a powder in a coffee grinder (available as Total Sweet) 2 tsp orange zest 1 pinch chilli powder Option 2 – 100% DARK CHOCOLATE 100% dark chocolate is becoming more widely available in supermarkets and shops. This recipe is mid-price, of the three options, is easy to prepare and gives a nice, hard consistency for finished chocolates. 100g 100% dark...
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