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How cold water swimming can boost your health

Did you know that cold water swimming comes with numerous health benefits? In this blog, expert Rowan Clarke talks about how this age-old sport has changed her life and improved her wellbeing.

Lately, it seems like everybody is talking about cold water swimming. I’d always thought that people who did this winter swimming stuff were the types who gravitated towards insane masochistic challenges just for the thrill of it. How wrong I was!

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Why I changed my mind about hormone replacement therapy for menopause

This is the story of my journey from tackling the menopause naturally to going down the HRT route.

When I found out I was post-menopausal about decade too early, my doctor said: “Let me know if you want to try hormone replacement therapy” and that was the end of the discussion. There was no way in hell I was going to touch the stuff. Why? Because I was misinformed.

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How to protect yourself from WiFi radiation

Could your house be making you ill? Discover which devices in your home may be emitting radiation, what symptoms they could be causing and how to minimise exposure.

When I started having persistent health issues but came up empty-handed after numerous blood tests and investigations by doctors, I started to wonder if something in my house could be causing my low energy, brain fog, poor sleep and dizziness. Crazy, right?

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Easy onion-free butternut squash & sweet potato soup

This immunity-boosting butternut squash and sweet potato soup is my favourite for autumn and winter. It’s like pure comfort in a bowl. Not only is it filling – it’s super tasty and good for you.

I tend to only cook recipes that begin with the word “easy” or “quick” and this recipe is no exception. And I’m always on the lookout for healthy, tasty, onion-free soups because a family member can’t eat onion. This fits the bill!

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Celery juice: miracle health cure or a load of hype?

So, do you want to know whether my 30-day celery juice challenge lived up to all the hype? Find out how it went and what a nutrition expert has to say.

I’m fully aware that I’m late to the celery juice party. A guy called Anthony William started the craze years ago, claiming that drinking pure celery juice on an empty stomach every morning could cure everything from diabetes and Lyme disease, to depression and Hashimoto’s disease. I was sceptical until a friend with a science background mentioned its benefits. That was enough to pique my interest and give it a try.

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Having a mastectomy to avoid breast cancer

When Melanie found out that her risk of developing breast cancer was higher than average, she had a hard choice to make…

Because a close family member had been diagnosed with breast cancer, she decided to have a genetic test to look at her risk. In this interview, Melanie shares her story about having risk-reducing surgery to remove both of her breasts, otherwise known as a double mastectomy.

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It’s World Menopause Day!

Although we joke about it a lot, the menopause is no laughing matter. The physical and mental symptoms can be debilitating. Find out what it’s all about and how you can start feeling better.

What comes to mind when you hear the word “menopause”? For many people, the term conjures up an image of an older dishevelled woman dripping with sweat. And a lot of jokes. But let me tell you, when you’re experiencing the seemingly endless list of symptoms…

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A PTSD survival story

On World Mental Health Day, Neil Winnington shares his experience of post-traumatic stress disorder following his daughter’s abduction.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a set of reactions that can occur after someone has been through a traumatic event. It’s considered to be a psychological injury rather than a mental illness and it can happen to anyone. In the below interview, Neil tells us his story and shares some of his coping techniques.

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The mammogram that changed my life

How a breast cancer scare made me take stock and re-evaluate my outlook on life.

About a year ago, I started having some pain in my left breast and noticed subtle physical changes. Being someone who gets anxious easily when it comes to health issues, I knew I wouldn’t be able to relax until I got an “all clear”, so I booked myself in for a mammogram even though I’d had one less than six months earlier.

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Why I want to support you on your health journey

Complementary therapies can plug some of the holes in mainstream medicine. I’m passionate about bridging the gap between the two.

I grew up around doctors and dentists. My dad was a dentist and his closest friends (my “uncles”) were all in the medical profession. Uncle Jack was my paediatrician, Uncle Joe was my paediatric dentist, Uncle Steve pulled my wisdom teeth out and Uncle Sam did my braces. Uncle Austin was a pathologist and Uncle Ira was a proctologist – fortunately, I never had any medical encounters with those two – but I was in awe of them all.

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Hi, I’m Karen, an intermittent fasting mentor with a passion for supporting women to feel their very best during the journey through peri-menopause and menopause.

It’s a tricky time, but you CAN get your vitality and joy for life back, and I want to help you do it!

I’ve been navigating these waters for over a decade after experiencing an early menopause. Intermittent fasting has been transformational in helping me lose that stubborn weight, sleep better and so much more.

I’m absolutely convinced that IF lays the foundation for a healthier, happier menopause, not least because you’ll never have to diet again! I can’t wait to share what I’ve learned.

If you’d like to learn how to be the best version of yourself with my support, I invite you to join my free private Facebook group Fasting4Menopause, or please get in touch using the Contact me form below.

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