Your Skin - A Window to Your Health?
How to support healthy skin.
Whatever time of year the weather can take a toll on our skin. Cold, windy weather in winter and sunshine in the warmer months both have a potentially damaging effect on our skin. A good skin care routine and sun protection are vital; and so too is your diet.
As our skin is on show every day, it can profoundly affect the way we feel about ourselves. If your skin looks good, you feel good too.
We may think of “nutrition” as a recent phenomenon, but flavonoids along with vitamin C were discovered by Albert Szent-Gyorgyi who received the Nobel Prize in 1937 for his discovery of the properties of these nutrients.
He came across flavonoids by accident whilst isolating vitamin C when helping a friend with bleeding gums. He discovered the combination of flavonoids with vitamin C was more potent and effective in healing and preventing re-occurrence of the problem than just vitamin C on its own.
Eat Smart, Keep your Brain Sharp
Memory is as natural to us as breathing. It is an ability we all have and yet rarely think of it. Unless we think we may be losing that ability. Everyone has annoying memory lapses, but worse is the anxiousness that comes with these lapses if they become more frequent and probably the greatest fear is dementia.
People have come to expect that, as they age their ability to remember and recall information may deteriorate, but this is not necessarily true. Occasional forgetfulness is natural, but with consistent good diet and optimum nutrition your memory should remain sharp and focussed well into your nineties and beyond.
Strengthen your Self Defences - Top Tips for Immune Support
There is no better time to support your immune system to ensure your bodies response to potential attack is robust and appropriate.
Healthy immune function is linked to many aspects of our health. When performing well it protects the body against bacterial and viral infections, cancer cells and unwanted foreign substances. A strong immune system will leave you less susceptible to illness.
Your immune system is composed of lymphatic vessels and organs (lymph nodes, thymus, spleen and tonsils), white blood cells (cells of the immune system), specialised cells in various tissues and specialised chemical factors.
Top Tips for Coping with Menopause
Menopause is a stage in the life of every woman that can’t be ignored or avoided.
Menopause and the symptoms associated with it are different for each woman.
For some it just passes without incident and for others it is a difficult and ongoing challenge involving a series of debilitating symptoms that effect their daily lives.
The fluctuations in oestrogen levels before and during menopause can cause symptoms such as tiredness, hot flushes, poor and interrupted sleep, headaches, night sweats, mood swings, fatigue and lethargy and feeling low and tearful.
Water and Hydration
The average adult is about 60% water and every body function depends on it, including your brain and nervous system.
Your body uses water in all its cells, organs and tissues. Each day we need over 4 pints of water to function normally. Some will be obtained from the food we eat, but most is provided from what we drink. If you exercise you will need a higher water intake.