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  1. After Breast Cancer – Healthy Eating and Supplements

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    Article by Katherine Formosa Bown Nothing can prepare you for the news that you have breast cancer and 4 years on I still can’t believe what has happened to me but I do know one thing; I’m very lucky to have come through it. The cancer didn’t beat me and after chemotherapy, radiotherapy, an operation and medication I can still make small changes in my life to keep cancer at bay. It was just after my treatment finished that I started reading books and attending seminars about the natural ways to prevent and heal cancer so that I feel that I’m doing ‘something’ to stop it from happening again. I’m no medical expert, or even in the medical profession so I don’t claim to...
  2. Osteoporosis – How to Prevent, Treat and Reverse It

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    Article by Dr Marilyn Glenville Osteoporosis is a major public health problem.  Osteoporosis affects many more women than men – striking 1 in 2 women over the age of 50.  And osteoporosis isn’t just a matter of brittle bones. It can kill. In fact it is a bigger female killer than ovarian, cervical and womb cancers combined. But the biggest problem is that osteoporosis is so often a ‘silent disease’, bone loss happens gradually over time, without any symptoms.  Osteoporosis, at the moment, remains woefully unrecognised and yet it is preventable and treatable. What is Osteoporosis? The word osteoporosis literally means ‘porous bones’ that is bone filled with tiny holes.  Bones change constantly – being broken down and rebuilt.  However, problems arise when the rate of renewal does not keep up with the rate of...
  3. What to do if Your Vision is Fading

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    Guest Post Experiencing deterioration in your vision is a scary thing, not least because the process can be a rapid one, impacting greatly upon your daily life. Whether you currently wear corrective lenses or not, if you begin to feel that your vision is fading, it’s important that you take immediate action by following the steps that we’ve outlined below. When it comes to your eyesight, ignoring the problem and hoping that things will improve is simply not an option. Visit your doctor When your vision begins to fade, it can be tempting to simply make an appointment with your local optometrist and get your eyes tested. If the deterioration is rapid, however, and there is no obvious cause, it is perhaps best to take the precautionary measure...
  4. 7 Tips to keep your brain active and ward off brain ageing

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    Article by Doctor Lynda Shaw It’s official, more and more of us are living longer. Affording us all those extra years to do so many wonderful things…  This is great news isn’t it?  We are in exciting times.  Technology will continue to move along at break neck speed opening up possibilities we can’t even imagine.   Our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren will teach us whole new ways of looking at things.  I’m even saving for my ticket to outer space! Ageing has never been more exciting, which means it’s vital we do all we can to stay well, so as to enjoy all these amazing opportunities.   So how do we keep our brain as healthy as possible?  There are 7 answers to this question and it’s a...
  5. Exercising with Diabetes

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    By Anne Elliott Serious health conditions can hit at any age and when they do, they are invariably life changing. However, with many of them the problem is that as soon as a condition is diagnosed the patient can go into a kind of psychological lock down. From the body’s point of view, it’s pretty sensible; it wants to protect itself but this means it can misinterpret very sound advice and practice. One such case in point is being diagnosed with Diabetes. Many adults who are told they have the condition closed the gates and hunker down for the long term being too scared to take part in many activities in case it makes matter worse. This is far from the truth. It’s all to do with insulin. Food we eat...
  6. Are YOU risking unnecessary sight loss

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    Article by Fabaferfifty Around a  third (32%) of those aged 50+ have never heard of the condition Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) which is the biggest cause of sight loss in their age group Less than half (47%) would make an appointment with a GP or optician straightaway if they experienced wavy lines or blurred vision Urgent medical help is crucial, as one form of the condition can take your sight in as little as three months People over 50 are putting their eyesight at risk due to a lack of awareness of Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), warns the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB). AMD is the biggest cause of sight loss for those over 50 AMD is the biggest cause of sight loss for those over 50, affecting more than 500,000 people...
  7. Dementia – making the most out of life

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    Article by Dr Lynda Shaw Sufferers of Dementia can still enjoy their later years and can take active steps to lessen the effects of their illnesses with help urges cognitive neuroscientist and ageing specialist Dr Lynda Shaw. Dementia is an age-related syndrome that affects nearly 600,000 people in the UK, and is now the most common disease in the elderly. Living with Dementia is very difficult for both sufferers and their friends and families, but it doesn’t have to spell the end of a happy and meaningful life. There are steps you can take to help Dementia sufferers enjoy everyday activities and make the most of their later years, despite their illness: Still possible to take enjoyment from life with dementia “It is a common misconception that once Dementia...
  8. Pauline, her inspirational story of moving from breast cancer to setting up Bosom Buddies charity

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    Article by Pauline Giles Pauline Giles shares her incredible journey, from being diagnosed with breast cancer to setting up a charity to raise breast cancer awareness for young women. An inspirational story of courage, laughter and determination! Pauline’s story May 2010  My mother and I attend an appointment with a Genetic Clinic my gran and mother had both had breast cancer and we wanted to know if we were carrying the BRCA gene which could mean my daughter and myself could be carriers. The lovely lady doctor explained in order to be checked we needed two surviving generations so they could check tissue. The doctor looked up and said ‘so Ms Giles, for you to save your daughter you would, in essence have to have the disease.’ 10 July...
  9. Do you spend too much time feeling stressed?

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    Article by Fabafterfifty. Do you spend too much time feeling stressed? If so, you are not alone, according to a new study. Getting old, fears over job security and relationships issues also leave a dark cloud hanging over millions on a daily basis. Typically adults are losing 2 hours a day worrying about the strains of modern life, such as the high cost of living , feeling unfit and spiraling debt. The study also found that extreme anxiety has left many of us unable to concentrate at work, brought on endless sleepless nights, and even caused further rifts with partners. And for many of us (45%) stress does directly affect our health. Around 45% of those studied admitted stress and worry had directly affected their health. Paul Keenan of Benenden Health...
  10. Alcohol – Could you be drinking too much?

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    Article by Carolyn Hughes Everyday tippler? Special occasion sipper? Boozy binger? Let’s be honest! Most of us enjoy a drink, but it makes sense to be alcohol aware. Drink is cheap and good for you! Whether it’s our favourite tipple in a bar or a glass of wine at home, drinking is a normal and enjoyable way to socialize and relax.  Easily obtained from your street corner off-licence or as part of a supermarket ‘meal deal’, it’s now cheaper than ever. In fact, alcohol is now 65% more affordable than in 1980. There’s more good news. Studies have promoted the possible benefits of alcohol in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and in protecting against rheumatoid arthritis. However this applies to limited amounts of drink and the health improvements may well be outweighed by the dangers...
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