Back when we humans were fighting for survival against the odds, anything sweet meant lots of lovely carbohydrates to store up against potential famine just around the corner.
And bear in mind that famine was an ongoing threat – it’s only relatively recently in evolutionary terms that shops bursting with cheap, calorie-crammed food have been available on every corner most of the hours of the day and the night.
So we’re programmed to go for sweet, and this is especially evident in stressful situations where our inner cave person takes over and prompts us into survival behavior. Even those of us who don’t really have much of a sweet tooth under usual circumstances might find ourselves unaccountably tackling the chocolate biscuits when the pressure’s on…. Continue reading >
If you haven’t yet celebrated your 30th birthday and your partner disappears one week a month, fasten your seatbelt… and your partner’s! The manifestations of PMS tend to crescendo until they get burned up in the sweats of menopause.
Given that eventuality, you have a choice to make: adopt the means to lower the impact of your monthly hormonal fluctuations or simply “sweat it out” and console your loved ones…
A loss of libido, interest in sex or sexual desire is a fairly common part of menopause. It becomes a problem when it leads to frustration and wreaks havoc on your relationship.
A number of factors affect libido, but you shouldn’t worry that the flame has gone out forever. For some women, it actually burns brighter after menopause. But like every good fire, you need to stoke it…