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by Fran McElwaine
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Reproductive health/hormones
Topic: early menopause
Replies: 1
Views: 1042

Re: early menopause

It is not in the scope of practice of health coaches to recommend particular medications, but as a general rule, opting for bio-identical hormones that are absorbed through the skin via patches and gels minimise the risk of unwanted side-effects. Weight gain at menopause is not at all obligatory. It...
by Fran McElwaine
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: CFS and relapse
Replies: 1
Views: 611

Re: CFS and relapse

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is the name that is given to a group of symptoms that vary from individual to individual. CFS is a multi-factorial condition that can either have multiple root causes and or one root cause that is expressed in various symptoms. Any support for someone suffering with CFS need...
by Fran McElwaine
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Exam Breakdowns
Replies: 1
Views: 604

Re: Exam Breakdowns

Dear Lorna, I can sympathise with your concern for your daughter. There is a fantastic and very simple practice that works absolute wonders in lowering stress (it has also been known to lower blood pressure and also help promote sleep). It is so easy to do and something I recommend to many clients -...
by Fran McElwaine
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Chronic pain
Topic: Constant shoulder pain
Replies: 1
Views: 632

Re: Constant shoulder pain

Hi there Sandy, Chronic pain is very hard to live with and can be extremely debilitating, and I feel for you. Anything you can do to lower inflammation will be very positive for you. A diet high in fruits and vegetables and low in sugary carbs will help to lower systemic inflammation. You may also w...
by Fran McElwaine
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Oesophagitis,sliding hiatus hernia & PPI's
Replies: 1
Views: 608

Re: Oesophagitis,sliding hiatus hernia & PPI's

Hi there Maggie, The best person to ask about your prescription and its safety is your prescribing physician or GP. Having said that, there are a number of things you could consider to really help to alleviate your symptoms. These suggestions may sound very simple, but you will be amazed at how smal...
by Fran McElwaine
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Digestive health
Topic: Pro or pre biotics?
Replies: 5
Views: 2690

Re: Pro or pre biotics?

Hi again, A pre-biotic is a food that contains some fibres that we can't digest which then become food for the sort of bacteria that help to support our health. The best possible way to ensure we have enough pre-biotics is to eat a variety of fresh fruit and veg - which each provide a different type...
by Fran McElwaine
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Healthy eating
Topic: 5 a day
Replies: 2
Views: 1026

Re: 5 a day

Hi Jody, This is a really great question! I would agree with Ali and definitely recommend at least five servings of veg as a minimum and 2 -3 or fruit a day. The benefits of eating veg are huge - apart from the essential fibre they provide, which helps us to maintain a healthy gut and also to keep o...
by Fran McElwaine
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Fatigue/energy
Topic: menopause
Replies: 1
Views: 753

Re: menopause

Hi Anthea, Do you have any other symptoms? Such as brain fog or itchy skin? How is your sleep at night? Do you wake up feeling refreshed and get tired later on in the day? Or do you wake up feeling tired as well? I would love to know more about the type of exercise you are doing. Sometimes too much ...
by Fran McElwaine
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Reproductive health/hormones
Topic: Menopause and waking early
Replies: 1
Views: 841

Re: Menopause and waking early

Sometimes, if we feel anxious for no obvious reason, it is because there may be some underlying physical cause, which can often be related to our hormones. One of our hormones helps to regulate our energy levels during the day, and that is Cortisol. It is necessary for cortisol levels to rise in the...
by Fran McElwaine
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Stress levels at work
Replies: 2
Views: 1061

Re: Stress levels at work

It is very common to feel stressed at work, but that doesn't make it any easier to deal with! One of the very simplest ways to calm down that anxiety that creeps up is simply to take deep breaths. I often recommend the 4-7-8 breath which involves simply breathing in through your nose for a slow coun...
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