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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 3 Ways to Protect Yourself from Sun Damage

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      With summer fast approaching, most people are excited to shed their winter coats, put on a pair of shorts and head outside for some much-deserved sunlight. After the long period of winter, there’s rarely a better feeling than having the sun kiss your skin while you do engage in some sort of outdoor activity. However, as good as it might feel, spending time in the sun is a double-edged sword. While it’s occasionally spoken about, skin cancer is something that more and more of us are at risk for as we get older, and more than 90% of skin cancer is caused by prolonged exposure to the sun. It’s therefore important if you’re super keen on soaking up some rays, to take some extremely sensible precautions before heading into the sun. Wear...
  5. Natural help for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD)

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    By Gabi Heyes for CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine). Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is also known as acid reflux.  It is a common digestive issue that can damage the tissues in the oesophagus, as stomach acid flows the wrong way. Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease can erode the ring of muscle- the lower oesophageal sphincter – that usually opens and closes to allow food to pass into the stomach, and prevents food and acid from flowing back. This can give rise to many uncomfortable symptoms such as a burning sensation in the chest after eating, chest pains, regurgitation of food or sour liquid, difficulty swallowing and a sensation of a lump in the throat. The stomach is designed to withstand hydrochloric acid, as the cells secrete lots of mucous, but the delicate tissues...
  6. Zen yourself young: Japanese techniques for a younger body and mind

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    By Sarah Bladen and Julian Daizan Skinner What would you say if the real answer to looking and feeling younger was to ditch the anti-wrinkle cream, forget daunting surgical procedures and turn to an ancient Japanese art first developed over a thousand years ago? Zen is the original source of the meditation and mindfulness trend that has swept the west in recent years and it might just hold the secret to our elusive quest for youth. Recent evidence shows that practising meditation both delays brain ageing and makes people look younger than their years. Dr Robert Keith Wallace, one of the first scientists to study the effects of meditation on ageing, discovered that when he measured biological age (how old a person is physiologically rather than chronologically), those who’d been practising meditation...
  7. Candida: What it is. What you can do about it

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    By Gemma Hurditch for CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine). What is candida? Candida is a common fungus that lives on and in us. When in balance it causes no problems, but if its growth is unchecked, it can become a serious and sometimes life-threatening issue. Candida can often be a chronic infection that requires repeated anti-fungal treatment. Candida often presents as vaginal thrush in women. Oral thrush is also common, particularly after antibiotic treatment. The intestines can also be affected, as can the skin. In very serious cases candida may become a blood-borne infection requiring immediate medical attention. This type of invasive candidiasis, which can result in death, is highly unlikely to be present in the general population, however. People who develop it are generally already hospitalised and severely unwell. Symptoms In babies, symptoms of candida...
  8. Coping with behavioural changes of dementia

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      Being verbally or physically attacked by an older adult with dementia comes as a shock. Even more so when the person you love or care for has shown no past history of violence. Yet aggression is a known symptom of dementia. In fact, it’s incredibly common. Find out why and how you can cope with it. Dementia changes a person When dementia sets in, it can change the way a person behaves in extraordinary ways. An older adult may start to shout or swear at you or scream repetitively which is deeply upsetting. Dementia patients can also cause physical harm by biting, scratching, kicking or hitting other people. Understandably, relatives often find it difficult to accept aggressive outbursts. However, it’s important to understand that this kind of behaviour is a...
  9. The Dos and Don’ts of Creating the Right Sleep Environment

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      Our sleeping patterns vary largely throughout the many phases in our lives. From a young age and right up to teenagers, we can’t get enough. Then we move towards adulthood and we have work or children vying for our attention at all hours and far less time to sleep. And finally, in our later adult years, we may find ourselves with more time on our hands but perhaps lacking the ability to get a restful night’s sleep. According to the UK Health Centre, “as we get older we will experience less slow-wave sleep and less REM sleep and this is thought to be due to the lack of growth hormones which would normally control NREM sleep”. Added to this, sleep disturbances may become more acute in...
  10. Turn back time:10 tips to protect your health for the future

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    Article by Dr Aamer Khan #Be Age Smart with expert advice from Harley Street doctor, Dr Aamer Khan Look after your bones. Half of all women and one in five men aged over fifty will break a bone because of a weakened skeleton (osteoporosis). A vitamin D supplement helps promote calcium absorption and bone health. Weight-bearing exercises, such as working out with lightweights, three times a week, can also help keep bones strong.   Deal with your stress. Stress contributes to every disease, directly or indirectly. It shrinks the brain and increases the waistline. So deal with it – somehow. Make time for mindfulness, or even better, meditation and even a few minutes of relaxed deep breathing several times a day will help. With your eyes closed, focus your mind...
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