Cystitis is an inflammation of the bladder, and it can be the result of infection, irritation, or bruising, or even a combination of these three factors. What symptoms can you experience? An overwhelming urge to urinate every few minutes, normally with little urine to pass. Burning pain during urination. What can cause cystitis? There are […]
What is vaginal thrush?
How to avoid Vaginal Thrush, why it can happen and if you have it, how to get rid of the problem using natural treatments and a change in diet. Vaginal thrush affects millions of women during their lifetime and many women will have several bouts of thrush every year. Some women suffer from thrush on […]
Why are women developing health problems?
Is their health deteriorating, and if so why are they developing health problems? Women may be living longer than previous generations but the important factor is quality rather than quantity. Statistics show that women’s major health problems are on the increase with 1 in 2 women over the age of 50 getting osteoporosis and 1 […]
Can lifestyle changes reduce our risk of getting Cancer?
We each have a unique set of genes and family history that might make us more susceptible to certain diseases such as cancer, but diet and lifestyle changes can reduce our risk of getting these diseases. We tend to think of our genetic make-up and family history being in the hands of fate and then […]
Can Polycystic Ovary Syndrome cause hairs on the chin?
If you are starting to get hairs on your chin, then it worth doing something about it sooner rather than later, so that the problem does not get worse. These hairs are usually caused by higher levels of androgens (male hormones) and these can be triggered by stress, a hormone imbalance like Polycystic Ovary Syndrome […]
Top Tips on how to treat, prevent and reverse Osteoporosis
‘Osteoporosis means ‘porous bones’, where bone density is reduced and there is an increased risk of fracture. Osteoporosis affects 1 in 2 women over the age of 50 but it is important to think of bone health as early as possible especially if there is a strong family history. Other risk factors include: anorexia, medications […]
Reducing the risk of Cancer with dietary changes
According to the World Cancer Research Fund in 2009, 40% of all cancers could be prevented by changes in diet and lifestyle and only 5% are actually due to a genetic disposition. Recommendations from the WCRF include avoiding sugary drinks and limiting consumption of foods high in added sugar, low in fibre or high in […]
Are there any foods that help fertility?
My partner and I are trying to conceive – are there any foods that help fertility? Nuts and seeds are good sources of essential fats which help regulate hormone levels and improve sperm quality. Nuts are also a good source of zinc which is the most important nutrient for both male and female fertility. Other […]
I haven’t had a period for two months
Q: Help! I haven’t had a period for two months. I recently started an intensive marathon-training programme and haven’t changed my diet; could lack of food be the problem? Your periods can stop if the energy needed for your exercise regime outweighs your food intake. This is likely to be the cause as you mentioned […]
Do post-menopausal women need more calcium?
Q: I’m 47 years old, and have started to suffer with hot flushes. Osteoporosis runs in my family though, and I’ve heard that post-menopausal women need more calcium. The problem is that supplements irritate my digestive system, and I’m not sure what foods contain it besides milk and cheese. Can I get enough calcium from […]