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What Every Woman Should Know About the Menopause

24Jan

Menopause is still a taboo subject, leaving women feeling ill-informed and unsupported. I have worked in Women’s Health for several years and yet 3 years ago as I started experiencing my first symptoms, I realised I knew very little about … Continue reading

  

Discussing Ways to Achieve a Healthy Lifestyles with Children

12Apr

Children today live in a world that’s changing rapidly. Processed foods are the new norm and electronic devices are replacing activity. If you’re concerned that your children are caught up in the fast lane, it’s time to put your parenting … Continue reading

  

Dentists urge us to cut the cake culture in the office

4Jan

Yesterday, (3 January 2017), the Royal College of Surgeons, Faculty of Dental Surgery (FDS) issued a press release urging workers to cut the cake culture that seems to have become established in many offices up and down the country. The FDS … Continue reading

  

Refusal to treat obese patients and smokers: should this plan be put on hold?

13Sep

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In April of this year, the Vale of York clinical commissioning group (CCG) voiced their plans to make people wait for up to a year for treatment for non-life-threatening conditions such as hip and knee replacements if their body mass … Continue reading

  

How to Stay Healthy When You’re a Nurse

12Mar

As a nurse, it’s your job to care for the physical, mental, and emotional health of your patients. But like many professionals, you might put your own health needs aside. Nurses’ schedules are so hectic and demanding that it’s easy … Continue reading

  

10 Things You Should Know About Oestrogen Dominance

23Nov

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Dealing with oestrogen dominance by rebalancing with bioidentical natural progesterone is essential for healthy hormone balance. Women from puberty to post-menopause can be affected but just how much do you know about it? Whatever a woman’s age, or health, it … Continue reading

  

Pondering

11Aug

Wow, what a few days that has been. Funeral on Friday. My dear Mother lost her Sister, my Auntie. I haven’t seen Her for years so felt a little detached at the crematorium but still it was a sad occasion, … Continue reading

  

My first blog

8Aug

Where to start? I suppose the pleasantries would be good? My name is Darren, otherwise known as Daz, but NEVER Dar. Grrr, hate it with a passion. Funny how as a kid I grew up with a hatred of the … Continue reading

  

Apres La Holiday Willpower and Menopausal Weight Gain

8Jan

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My daughter Laura, the school psychologist,  gave me this treat-eating holiday advice, based on recent psychological studies: When you use self-control to resist treats, you reinforce your ability to use willpower.  So each time you make a healthy choice, you increase your chances … Continue reading

  

ten tips from the menopause owl

2Jun

“WHOO!  WHOO,” says the Wise Ms. Menopause Owl. “I have ten tips for you!” Not. I tricked you, so you would read my post.  I don’t know if there really IS a Menopause Owl, but until she makes her apprearance, … Continue reading

  

Menopausal Milkshakes

5Jan

Thinking yourself slim? Oh yes please! It’s bad enough navigating the murky waters of the menopause, managing erratic cycles and coasting through emotional minefields, but gaining weight whilst doing so is not a menopausal symptom we relish. It hardly seems … Continue reading

  

Is losing weight down to willpower or hormones?

1Nov

I read an interesting article in the Daily Mail last week entitle “Lost weight then piled it all back on? Blame your hormones – not your willpower”. A new study, undertaken in Australia, shows that hormones will insist a dieter … Continue reading

  

An open clinic for women experiencing menopause

11Mar

From 25 – 31 March 2011 talkhealth, in partnership with NHS Choices, is opening a new interactive forum – an open clinic for women experiencing the menopause.  You will have the opportunity to post your questions to our panel of … Continue reading