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  1. How to support someone diagnosed with dementia

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    Tips from Wendy Mitchell Whether you know someone who has been living with dementia for years, someone recently diagnosed or would just like to better equipped in day to day life, there are simple things we can all do to help improve the lives for people living with the condition to help them feel part of their community. This week marks Dementia Action Week, previously known as Dementia Awareness Week, where Alzheimer’s Society are calling on everyone to unite and take actions, big or small,  to make a huge difference to people affected by dementia. To get involved this Dementia Action Week and unite against dementia, visit alzheimers.org.uk/DAW Top tips to best support someone living with dementia Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador Wendy Mitchell, 62, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease four years ago. To mark the...
  2. What’s the difference between food allergies and food intolerances?

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    By Fiona Campbell for CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine). If you’re suffering from bloating or abdominal pain, skin problems, rhinitis, fatigue or irritable bowel syndrome, you may already be thinking that certain foods could be contributing to the problem. Food intolerances affect most of us at one stage or another. They can be difficult to pinpoint because of the time delay that often occurs between eating and experiencing symptoms.  For many people a reaction can occur up to 12 hours later, long after the memory of what they have eaten has ebbed away. Many of us don’t understand that there is a big difference between food intolerances and food allergies.  You might also be surprised to know that some of the food intolerances you identified 12 months ago may no...
  3. When the menopause meets the summer heat

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    Tips from Dr Marilyn Glenville Feelings of intense heat, commonly known as hot flushes, are among the most common and uncomfortable symptoms of the menopause. Caused by low levels oestrogen, they affect almost 75% of women during this difficult time!* When you add high summer temperatures into the mix, it can make them almost unbearable. Leading UK nutritionist, women’s health expert and author of Natural Solutions to Menopause, Dr Marilyn Glenville, shares her top tips on how to manage your hot flushes this summer Dr. Glenville’s top tips for coping with the menopause in summer heat Avoid clothes made from synthetic fabrics and wear layers instead so you can adjust your clothing to...
  4. An Introduction to Chakras

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    Article by Alexandra Sutcliffe The term Chakra – which means wheel in Sanskrit – was first written about in the Four Holy Books of the Hindus, which dates back to before 2500 BC. Chakras are the body’s power stations, drawing and distributing life-force energy (prana in Sanskrit, chi in Chinese) from the universe into our bodies, while filtering harmful influences and releasing toxic energy. If we could see our chakras, they would resemble wheels of sparkling  light covered in flowers whose petals are always opening and closing. We have chakras all over, but our main Chakras are located along the spine, just outside the physical body.  From the base they connect us to Earth and our conscious lives, and from the crown to the universe and universal consciousness. What are the...
  5. Can intake of oily fish delay the start of the menopause?

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    Tips from Dr Marilyn Glenville Study finds the intake of oily fish can delay the menopause for up to 3 years A study by the University of Leeds examined the link between diet and the onset of menopause, finding that eating a diet rich in oily fish could delay the onset of menopause by 3 years, while a high intake of white pasta and rice could be associated with an earlier start.* Dr. Marilyn Glenville, Women’s Health Expert and author of Natural Solutions to Menopause shares her top tips on helping to delay and manage the menopause. Omega 3 + Menopause It’s thought that omega 3 oils in fish help the pituitary gland in the brain to stimulate a...
  6. Herb high – The herbs that give you more energy than coffee

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    Article by Henriette Kress There are several ways to address a lack of energy. One is to give yourself a push, like you do when you drink a cup of coffee. Another is to reduce your stressors, and a third is to strengthen your general stress response. Caffeine-containing herbs A few herbs work exactly like coffee. You’ll find yerba mate, kola nuts and guarana in South American and yaupon holly in North America. The tea plant is from Asia, but its caffeine (or theine, if you like) isn’t as detrimental as that from the other plants. Guarana is interesting in that its caffeine stays double the time of the other plants in our bodies (eight hours against the normal four). That means that it’s really not a herb for evenings or even afternoons. And it’s...
  7. Think Yourself Happy in Just 30 Minutes a Day

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    Article by Annie Moore     Five Mindful Moment Rituals Have you ever woken up feeling unhappy? Or do you often feel dissatisfied with your lot? Many of us delude ourselves that we are happy, while deep inside we are suffering, with angst, hatred, jealousy and bitterness. All these emotions gradually pull us down into a spiral of negative existence. Often, we are too submerged in our own turmoil of obligations, routine and bad habits to even realise how ‘not very happy’ we are. Today, lives are fast moving, instant and automated. There is no time to take stock, no time to think! We are running on autopilot, unable to be ‘in the moment’ because we are expending negative energy on stuff that is either in the past or has not yet happened. But what if I...
  8. Is Our Coffee Culture Damaging Our Health?

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    Article by Dr Sally Norton With news this week that coffee shops are set to outstrip pubs, should we be worried? I think so. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not hankering after those days of beer sodden carpets, sticky tables laden with glasses and air thick with tobacco smoke! That wasn’t an atmosphere conducive to a long and healthy life! Now, many pubs paint a different picture. Smoke-free, family-friendly and more of an emphasis on home-cooked food than pickled eggs and pork scratchings. They are more of a social hub than a drinking den…and with recent government guidelines saying there is no safe limit to alcohol consumption, it’s good that the focus is less on the booze than on a meal with friends. Of course, we can’t get complacent. Wine and beer are...
  9. 5 Powerful Crystals Every Woman over 50 should have

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    Article by Alex Sutcliffe   Crystals have long been a source of fascination, believed by the ancient Romans, Egyptians and Greeks to promote healing, fulfilment and enlightenment.  Today, devotees of crystals still use them during meditation or to aid health, wellness and spirituality, but each comes with a different set of properties, and as we explore below, can be powerfully supportive in all areas, from boosting wealth to increasing self-confidence and even as part of your skincare routine. If you don’t fancy having bowls of crystals decorating your home, don’t worry.  You can still benefit from their properties by either wearing them as jewellery, or simply carrying them in a pocket or handbag. There are hundreds of crystals to choose from, but below are five power crystals every woman over fifty should have: Rose...
  10. 8 things to avoid in your diet to shape up for summer

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      Looking at shaping up for summer? Slow and steady wins the race, but not all of us want our metabolisms to plod around like a tortoise, so we’ve asked the experts for the foods we should kick to the curb.   Ditch fat-free milk “Don’t choose fat-free alternatives of milks as they are usually enriched with sugar to cover the bland taste. Full fat is better because fat, even if it has more calories, is slowly digested and promotes satiety, and in my opinion tastes 100% better,” explains Francesca Cappozzo, Nutritionist at Maître of Thyme Forgo fruity yogurts “The label might say ‘low fat fruit yogurt’ and so you would think it would help with controlling your weight, but the yogurt can contain up to...
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