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How to increase longevity and slow the signs of aging

We’re pre-programmed to resist the signs of ageing and take every step we can to maximise our lifespan. But, with all the distractions of modern life, it’s easy to fall into bad habits that can slowly start to shave years off your life expectancy. Fighting back against the ageing process doesn’t mean cutting out everything …

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Is B12 deficiency stopping your blood from breathing?

B12 is a super-vitamin that keeps you feeling active and is key to a whole host of your body’s most important functions, including the formation of red blood cells that carry oxygen around your system. Falling below your optimal B12 levels can cause or exacerbate a range of serious health complaints. Here’s our top tips …

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Am I too old for iron deficiency? Why this is a myth and what to do about it.

Iron is a crucial mineral that promotes a wide variety of functions within the body, but its deficiency can often be misdiagnosed. Optimal levels depend on your age and gender; however, medical knowledge focuses more on some specific demographics’ susceptibility to deficiency. Doctors are keenly aware that women of reproductive age lose iron as a …

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How attitudes towards the menopause and aging have changed

The menopause was once considered to be the first step on the road to becoming aged and less active. Not so today – now, modern healthcare techniques, lifestyle advances and a more equal social perception of mature women is making 50 the new 40! These changes have filled our screens with female role models of …

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Why is zinc deficiency often misdiagnosed? How to identify and fight it

Zinc is an essential trace element and mineral that’s found in all living beings. It’s known as ‘essential’ for a reason: it has a major effect on your overall health. In fact, it performs more biological roles within the body than all other elements combined. However, your body has no means of producing or storing …

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Why magnesium deficiency makes you ill – how to spot the signs and what to do

Just look around the room; chances are that almost everyone in your eye-line is suffering from magnesium deficiency in one form or another. But, with symptoms so common that they’re often attributed to other ailments, and a lack of relevant clinical research, most of us don’t ever realise why we’re suffering. Why magnesium is crucial …

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Thyroid friendly foods (Infographic)

One in 20 people in the UK suffer from thyroid disorders, according to the British Thyroid Foundation. The most common thyroid condition is hypothyroidism, or underactive thyroid.  During October, the Menopause Woman page on  Thyroid and Menopause received over 30,000 visits from our readers looking for information on under active thyroid or low thyroid. To help …

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