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5 Ways to Better Bone Health

5 Ways to Better Bone Health

The first time I fell off my bike I was 8-years old, so picking myself up off the ground was pretty easy! All of us have fallen over a few times our lifetime – and thanks to our bones, we’ve been able to get back up again.  Natures maze of carefully connected bones keeps us on our feet and holds us together for our entire lifetime. Considering the strength and endurance our bones expend for us, it should come as no surprise, that as we get older our bones get tired, weak and brittle.  As the density of our bones...

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Sep 07, 2020

HAVE YOU GOT THE MENOPAUSAL BLUES?

HAVE YOU GOT THE MENOPAUSAL BLUES?

There is no doubt most people are doing their best to adjust to pandemic life, but, for many people, it can be an excruciatingly anxious time.  On top of all of this, spare a thought for the women who have to contend with menopause at this very same time – when raging hormones can intensify every feeling. Menopause, or the end of menstruation brings with it a lot of physical and emotional change; caused by a swift change in hormone levels.  I’ve been told by women that menopause can feel like their body has been hijacked by hormones; that suddenly...

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Aug 26, 2020

Teeth they are very much in style, They must be very much worthwhile - Dr. Seuss

Teeth they are very much in style, They must be very much worthwhile - Dr. Seuss

The cat in the hat is one smart cat, he knows that a good set of teeth aren’t just a timeless necessity, they are indicators of what’s going on in our whole body.   Did you know that women are especially vulnerable to adverse oral health during menopause? We know that everybody will respond differently to the fluctuation of hormones in their body during menopause. Most of us have heard about the hot sweats – but, a lesser known side-effect is the irritation and potential for bone decay that happens in the mouth as a result of menopause. Menopause can...

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Aug 16, 2020

Good Friends Are Good For You - 3 Ways To Connect On International Day of Friendship

Good Friends Are Good For You - 3 Ways To Connect On International Day of Friendship

That magical elixir of health, the key to well-being and happiness that we’re all searching for seems to be moving further from our reach; as we grapple with the second wave of a global pandemic.   Instead of looking to the future with anticipation, many of us are stuck; struck by the fear and anxiety of uncertainty that is playing havoc with our physical and mental health. The effects of stress, fear and anxiety on the human body are well documented – in short, they work against us, to lower our immune system.  Now, I could recommend an apple a...

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Jul 30, 2020

Keeping an Eye on Your Eyes

Keeping an Eye on Your Eyes

Did you know that your eyes are the reason you hold onto memories?  That’s because 80% of our memories come from what we see!  With more than 2 million working parts, our eyes are a complex and complicated part of the human body.  Yet, when irritated, our eyes have the innate ability to recover quickly; needing little intervention.  As miraculous and marvellous as our eyes are; there can be no denying that our lifestyle choices can sometimes act against our best long-term health and wellness.  We only get one set of eyes and it’s up to us to guard and...

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Jul 22, 2020