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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. Foods you should and shouldn’t be eating with Type 2 Diabetes

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      A healthy diet can help you manage Type-2 Diabetes and even in some cases reverse the condition, but what are the worst offenders? Our experts share what foods you should and shouldn’t be eating to help you eat your way to better health. “Having a healthy bodyweight makes it easier to manage type 2 diabetes – including controlling blood sugar levels – and reduces risk of complications. What you eat is also really important to help manage symptoms. The focus is to stabilise blood sugar and prevent extreme highs and lows. Focusing on low glycaemic index foods is a good way to do this. These are foods that are low in sugar or carbohydrates (which turn into sugar) or foods that break down and release...
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