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Menopause is playing tricks on your memory?

by Sonia Chartier, on 22 August 2016, Memory and concentration, Menopause, Women's Health
memory-loss

You can’t find your car keys, you forget your neighbour’s name, and by the time you open your mouth to speak, you’ve forgotten what you were going to say…

The blanks you’re drawing increasingly in your day-to-day life, which are accompanied by other premenopausal symptoms, may be irritating and embarrassing, but they’re completely normal.

Don’t let these memory lapses bring you down!

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Sugar: a child-catcher even for adults

by Sonia Chartier, on 9 August 2016, Healthy Eating, Healthy Living
sugar

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 >

Does PMS worsen with age?

by Sonia Chartier, on 13 July 2016, Women's Health
PMS worsen

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…

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Say “Sayonara!” to snoring

by Sonia Chartier, on 13 July 2016, Men's Health
snoring

Does your snoring make the whole house quake? Does your discordant cacophony drown out the crickets at night?

Before moving into separate bedrooms or sleeping (or trying to) with a pillow over your head to muffle the noise, there are some original and not so unpleasant alternatives you could try…

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Does menopause cause loss of libido?

by Sonia Chartier, on 13 July 2016, Menopause, Women's Health
loss of libido

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…

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