Doctor in the House – BBC1

  Did you watch the first episode of Doctor in the House on BBC1? It was brilliant! If you didn’t manage to it is still on the BBC Iplayer – here is a link It’s available for the next 28 days and episode two is on tonight,  Thursday 26th November. Why was it so great Continue reading »

Top 10 tips for healthy bones

1. Take regular exercise. Every time our feet make contact with the floor, tiny fractures are created throughout the bone, and this damage triggers the body to repair the bone, thus increasing bone density. Those with a sedentary lifestyle are at greater risk of developing osteoporosis, and sustaining fractures. The best forms of exercise for Continue reading »

How to deal with Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

PMS is defined as a collection of symptoms that occur after ovulation and disappear on arrival of menstruation. There are over 150 different types of symptoms, although there are many common symptoms such as tension, irritability, depression, breast tenderness, backache, bloating, water retention, diarrhoea and constipation, headache and acne. It has been estimated that 70-90% Continue reading »

Balancing Hormones

Balancing hormones Hormone levels can become disrupted by increased stress, the contraceptive pill, weight gain, some drugs and exposure to xenoestrogens (chemicals found in our food and environment which have an oestrogenic effect on the body and may disrupt hormone balance). Control exposure to external oestrogens Xenoestrogens are found in plastics, plastic bottles, non-organic cotton Continue reading »

Phytoestrogens

What are Phytoestrogens Phytoestrogens are a group of naturally occurring plant compounds that exert oestrogen-like effects in the body. Research is being carried out to determine the nutritional role of these substances in metabolic functions such as the regulation of cholesterol and the maintaining of proper bone density post menopause. Evidence is accruing that phytoestrogens Continue reading »

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

PMS is defined as a collection of symptoms that occur after ovulation and disappear on arrival of menstruation. There are over 150 different types of symptoms, although there are many common symptoms such as tension, irritability, depression, breast tenderness, backache, bloating, water retention, diarrhoea and constipation, headache and acne.   It has been estimated that Continue reading »