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Tips for a longer, healthier, happier life

Two UK women in their 50s who’d seen family members succumb to diseases such as cancer and dementia resolved to do what they could to avoid the same fate. For five years they studied the latest research and applied it to their lives. Now they’ve published a book based on their findings.  Read this post

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

How to keep your thyroid healthy

Although thyroid issues are more prevalent in older women, this little butterfly-shaped body part is still a mystery to most of us. Here are a few basics we should all be aware of.  Read this post

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

Can we cut back on carbs and still get enough fibre?

A New Zealand study has linked fibre with a lower incidence of diseases such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and bowel cancer. But when the study leader says this means we should think twice about low-carb diets, I think he’s barking up the wrong tree.  Read this post

Monday, March 25, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

Prepare now to avoid this winter's flu

You might’ve heard that there was more flu than usual around this summer and that hospitals are preparing for a big winter season. So give some thought now to how you’ll protect yourself.  Read this post

Sunday, March 24, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

My experience with bioidentical hormones

Mainstream medicine advises against bioidentical hormones, but for some of us they could still be a useful part of our healthy ageing kit.  Read this post

Sunday, March 24, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

A cardiologist's formula for keeping a young heart

ABC radio’s Amanda Smith recently interviewed American cardiologist Ben Levine who outlined his method for keeping our heart and blood vessels ‘young’. A young heart is a supple heart.  Read this post

Monday, February 25, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

Natural anti-inflammatories are worth exploring

A recent hunt for alternatives to anti-inflammatory drugs for a client opened my eyes to the range of natural anti-inflammatory products available now.  Read this post

Monday, February 25, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

Taking statins when you're over 75

Even among the pro-statin camp there’s been uncertainty about the use of statins for people over 75. This month the authors of a new paper claim that in Britain up to 8000 deaths a year could be prevented if everyone in that age bracket took them. Needless to say not everyone agrees.  Read this post

Monday, February 25, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

Why drinking water is even more important with age

Lately I’ve heard of two women in their 60s and 70s who’ve gotten dehydrated, to their surprise. But as we get older dehydration is a greater risk.  Read this post

Monday, January 28, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson

Susceptible to non-melanoma skin cancers? Here's a supplement you should know about

As someone who started the year by having a mole removed from my back, my ears pricked up when a client said her doctor recommended taking vitamin B3 to help prevent her BCCs (basal cell carcinomas).  Read this post

Monday, January 28, 2019 | Rhonda Anderson