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The science of stopping hot flushes, Part 1: the medical response

Recently a friend asked about dealing with hot flushes and night sweats. It’s estimated that 70-80% of us experience them at some time. They can be short-lived or last for years, and their impact ranges from being inconvenient to debilitating.   Read this post

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 | Rhonda Anderson

Questions to ask when your doctor prescribes a treatment

Australia’s medical system has been under scrutiny lately regarding over-prescription of tests, treatments, and medications. There’s a concern that many of the precautionary measures we undertake do us more harm than good.  Read this post

Thursday, November 26, 2015 | Rhonda Anderson

A naturopathic view of older women's health

Michele Blondel is a highly experienced Brisbane naturopath and nutritionist. She’s also 71, so she has a first-hand appreciation of staying healthy as an older woman.   Read this post

Monday, October 19, 2015 | Rhonda Anderson

Here comes the sun

Spring is an ideal time to enjoy some gentle sunlight before the summer heat arrives.    Read this post

Saturday, September 26, 2015 | Rhonda Anderson

One product that nurtures, relaxes and helps you sleep

In our busy lives a shower is often all we have time for, but a 20 minute soak can do wonders. It’s an easy and inexpensive way to take care of ourselves.  Read this post

Friday, September 25, 2015 | Rhonda Anderson

Rethinking breast cancer

You might have seen media reports about likely changes to the way some mammograms are interpreted. It’s good news, because it means way less invasive treatment for many women and a rethinking of what we call cancer.   Read this post

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 | Rhonda Anderson

An under-rated but great form of health insurance

When you think of health insurance you probably think of companies like Bupa or HCF. But one of the best forms of health insurance for 50-plus women has nothing to do with them.  Read this post

Saturday, August 29, 2015 | Rhonda Anderson

Is an alkaline body your key to health?

In the previous post I said it’s frustrating the way journalists promote celebrity-speak, even when it’s inaccurate. I was talking about a newspaper interview with Elle McPherson.  The trouble is that readers, who of course wouldn’t mind looking like Elle, are at risk of being hooked by it.  Read this post

Saturday, July 18, 2015 | Rhonda Anderson

The (not so accurate) word on protein powder, according to Elle

Brisbane readers may have seen the Courier-Mail’s recent article on Elle Macpherson, who, according to the cover of the paper’s Body and Soul section is ‘leading the charge of a generation growing wiser about growing older’.   Read this post

Saturday, July 18, 2015 | Rhonda Anderson

Is your bladder weak?

It’s World Continence Week, though we seem to be calling it Weak Bladder Week here. The underlying message is that bladder leakage isn't normal and that there's help for weak bladders.  Read this post

Saturday, June 27, 2015 | Rhonda Anderson