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Mood Swings

Mood swings are one of the most common symptoms experienced during the menopause.  Mood swings affect every woman differently and can be frustrating, particularly when they seem out of control and out of character. Fluctuating hormone levels can impact neurotransmitters in the brain. These neurotransmitters, like GABA and Serotonin, regulate feelings of calm and the pain-pleasure […]

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Joint Pain / Muscle Weakness

As we age joints generally become stiffer and prone to inflammation. Oestrogen is known for managing inflammation levels throughout the body. The age range for menopause is 45 – 55 years, so you don’t have to think too hard as to why many women put their aches and pains down to ageing. There are a […]

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Menopause Symptoms

Menopause is a completely normal event that every woman goes though. Fluctuating hormones can have varying effects on your body and the way you feel.  Peri-menopause is the term given for the duration leading up to the point where your periods stop altogether. When periods have stopped for 12 months consecutively, you are considered ‘post menopausal’. […]

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Core Stability

Weak back and abdominals muscles can greatly affect your posture putting extra stress on your spine. Core muscles, as they’re known provide stability and support to all movements. Some people may think that your core is just the abs and back, but core muscles are all the muscles that attach to the spine. They’re called the ‘pillar’. It […]

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Serotonin

Have you thought what hormone is responsible for the way you feel mentally? Serotonin is the feel good hormone that balances our mood, feelings and state of well-being. This hormone should not be underestimated as it impacts your entire body. Serotonin also helps, reduce depression and anxiety, heal wounds, stimulate nausea, maintain bone health and […]

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What is G.A.B.A. ?

You’ve heard of ABBA, right? But have you heard of GABA? ….No, its not a Swedish tribute band, it’s a neural transmitter found naturally in foods designed to keep your calm and relaxed. Mamma Mia! As we all know this past year has been very demanding in more ways than one. Stress levels are high, […]

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A Growing Problem…

Did you know the UK is the heaviest nation in the Europe? 64% of adults are now overweight this includes 28% of adults who are obese. This figure has doubled since 1990, when just 14% of UK adults were obese. Of course, the UK is not alone as 39% of the adult global population is obese. […]

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Magnificent Magnesium

Magnesium is one of the most abundant minerals in the body. It is essential for normal skeletal growth and is involved in a wide range of biochemical reactions. The benefits of magnesium has found to have effects on the nervous system, reducing symptoms of muscle spasms and twitches. The relaxation effects it has on muscles […]

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A Winter Warmer

Try this quick and easy recipe for an added health boost. The snow may have fallen and the days maybe cold, but here is a quick and easy recipe for you that’s foretold. Checkout my “winter warmer” soup recipe! It’s packed with antioxidants and great for vascular and heart health. This quick and easy recipe is sure to give you a […]

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Happy New Year

We already know about the power of the mind and that stimulating the brain with various tasks can improve cogitative function as we age. Well, improving and maintaining muscular strength will also benefit our health as we age.  We will need all our strength and fortitude as the new year begins…., so here’s hoping for a […]

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