It’s Menopause week – healthy alternatives to HRT

The menopause is a natural process caused by falling levels of oestrogen and progesterone. The menopause is said to have happened when one year has elapsed without seeing a period. This generally occurs around 50, but the age of onset of menopause runs quite strongly...

Debunking Nutritional Myths

  There are a lot of common misconceptions around nutrition that are still confusing people and preventing them from expanding their diet in a healthy way. “Don’t eat too many eggs as they will increase your cholesterol” Studies have shown that eggs raise the ‘good’...

What’s the right breakfast?

Pre- war days, we mostly had cooked breakfast such as kippers, bacon or eggs with the option of bread, or porridge with milk and butter. Old fashioned Scottish porridge was made in big batches, you even take a slice with you. Such breakfasts gave lasting fuel to those...

Natural alternatives for the menopause

 The menopause is a natural process caused by falling levels of oestrogen and progesterone. The ovaries normally produce the sex hormones oestrogens (of which there are three) and progesterone. The menopause is said to have happened when one year has elapsed without...

Keeping the pounds off at Chritmas

There is no reason why a healthy weight loss plan needs to go out of the window at Christmas, or why you can’t make good choices over the Festive period. Here’s how:  Remember it’s just one day, it’s not a reason to pig out for a month  At parties, reduce your...

Build up your immunity

Winter is a time when infections increase and our immune system needs to work harder to keep us well. What’s best to eat when we are ill? Bone broths – use organic chicken carcass or beef bones, add a mixture of vegetables such as carrots, leeks, onions and herbs....

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