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  1. 9 Most Frequently Asked Questions by women over 50 at an STI Clinic

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    Article by Dr Elizabeth Kershaw-Yates, GP   There is an increase in the number of STIs being found in women over 50 – in the past 10 years, the number of women over 50 with STIs has doubled. There could be a number of reasons for this – STI awareness campaigns are often targeted at under 25s and may have been missed by over 50s. We spoke to Dr Lizzie at The STI Clinic to answer some of the most common questions she is asked.  1. Can I get STIs from oral sex?  Yes – gonorrhoea, genital herpes and syphilis are the most common infections transmitted through oral sex. Chlamydia, HIV, genital warts, public lice and hepatitis A, B, and C are less commonly transmitted...
  2. There’s more to yoga than being flexible!

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    Article by Annie Moore   There is a myth that yoga is only possible for those who are bendy! This could be due to the flood of yoga contortionists posting on social media. Yoga is not actually about how flexible you are, it’s about focusing more on the mind than the body. You could say it is a type of meditation through movement, where you learn to stay in the present and focus on your inner self, your soul. It’s about withdrawal of the senses and preventing the chatter of your mind – the monkey mind from taking over. I would like to show you how learning to control the breath can help you mobilise and strengthen your physical body without forcing or straining into...
  3. 10 ‘healthy’ foods that may not be as healthy as they seem

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      Planning on shedding a few pounds before your holiday this summer, or want to give your skin a youthful boost for make-up free days at the beach? It may be time to detox your kitchen cupboards for some seemingly healthy foods, which could actually be doing more damage than good to your waistline and skin.   Gluten-free packaged foods “If you’re going gluten-free, don’t be taken in. Gluten-free breads, baked goods and treats can be higher in sugar and additives and have a higher glycaemic index (they’ll spike your blood sugar more) than their gluten-containing equivalents. “A better approach to healthier baked foods – whether you’re gluten-free or not – is to make your own with recipes that use minimal sugar and alternative...
  4. How to fight fatigue and avoid that afternoon energy slump

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    If you find yourself yawning a lot and struggle to get through that 3pm energy slump, you may be suffering from fatigue.  With many of us leading increasingly busy lives – juggling work and family – it is hardly surprising that lack of energy is increasingly common. Feeling energetic all of the time isn’t possible and it is perfectly normal to feel tired at the end of a busy day or to have temporary dips in energy, but if you feel persistently tired and haven’t got enough energy to get through the day then follow our experts top fatigue fighting tips. Eat smart “A well-balanced, healthy diet is essential for high energy levels. At its most basic level, the food you eat and drink is the fuel that your...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
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