Category Archives: Menopause & Perimenopause

Alzheimer’s and Dementia – Time for ‘A Novel Therapeutic Programme’?

The announcement recently that “NHS bosses say family doctors in England are to be paid £55 for each patient they diagnose with dementia” provoked a good deal of controversy and strong opinions, both within the medical profession, the media and general public.

Alzheimer’s and Dementia have certainly been in the news frequently in recent months. This included the announcement last year by prime minster David Cameron of a welcomed increase in funding for Alzheimer’s and Dementia research as the UK hosted the first G8 dementia summit to lead international action on tackling the condition. Continue reading  ▶

Essential Fatty Acids – Omega 3 & Conversion Efficiency Inhibitions

“Not all Omega 3 is the same: ALA needs to be converted to EPA and DHA in the body – not everybody makes this conversion efficiently”. This is the full title of our article today that is kindly provided by nutritional therapist Katie Clare. Continue reading  ▶

Water – The Elixir of Life

We all know that water and hydration are essential for human life. But how much do we really know about these topics, and applying some form of ‘best practice’ to maximise our healthy hydration levels?

Lesley Una Pierce is a Director of The Nutritional Healing Foundation and her new book ‘The Life-Saver’s Guide to Water – The Elixir of Life’ may help many of us think more consciously about this essential health matter.
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Thyroid Problems – the difference between ‘form’ and ‘function’

Thyroid Problems – the difference between ‘form’ and ‘function’

Most people think of health problems being about disease and ‘something’ (usually an organ) failing on some level. However, in my experience of working with hormones, they illustrate that there are often functional reasons behind problems being experienced.

This may be why so many health problems seem to have no identifiable cause, because medicine looks for problems at the organ level – it looks at ‘form’. When it comes to thyroid problems it looks at the ‘form’ of the gland – is it diseased or failing? Continue reading  ▶

The Menopause – Time To Put Ourselves First

The Menopause – time to put ourselves first!

“In China the menopause is known as the Second Spring and it is regarded as a time when women often find a new and more confident voice. Women at midlife are valued for their wisdom and respected for their life experience. Menopause is considered to be a new and surefooted beginning. That sounds good to me!” So writes Aisling Grimley, founder of the website and blog ‘My Second Spring’.

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A Baker’s Dozen of Tips for Sustained Health – “My Fifty Year Learning Curve”

A Baker’s Dozen of Tips for Sustained Health – “My Fifty Year Learning Curve”

Our article this week is kindly provided by Dr Peter Mansfield. Peter has spent more than forty years in the field of health, both as a G.P. in London and Lincolnshire, and running his own health and nutrition service. As Peter states “My great passion was, and remains, the importance of good nutrition as the starting point for health”. Peter has provided below what he terms ‘A baker’s dozen of tips for sustained health – My fifty year learning curve!’ Continue reading  ▶