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6 Quick Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Jan 26, 2018

Women suffer from cardiovascular disease and heart attacks too.

According to the British Heart Foundation, a massive 3.5 million women in the UK live with coronary heart disease (exactly the same number as men).

The threat gets worse once you hit the menopause.

Throughout your reproductive years, you’ve been protected nicely from heart disease by the oestrogen in your body. Yet, as levels of this vital sex hormone decline, your skin loses its bounce, your arteries and blood vessels become less flexible and your body finds it more difficult to adapt to the blood flow.

If you’re not eating such a healthy diet, we’re overweight or obese, we smoke, drink or don’t get much exercise or you have high blood pressure, you’re even more at risk.

We can’t continue to bury our heads in the sand any longer. It’s time to start looking after your heart during the peri-menopause, the menopause and beyond so we can avoid cardiovascular disease and continue to...

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Podcast #8: What is Clean Eating?

Jan 20, 2018

What is Clean Eating?

Clean eating is amazing.


It will help you fit back in your favourite jeans, feel energetic enough to run around with the kids (or grandkids) and get you glowing with health.


But the version of ‘clean eating’ on Instagram and in the magazines, featuring ultra-skinny girls in their 20s with flawless skin and not a wrinkle in sight isn’t an entirely honest portrayal of this food philosophy.


Clean eating isn’t about labelling foods as ‘good’ or ‘bad’. Nor is it about labelling yourself ‘good’ or ‘bad’ based on your weight, appearance or eating habits.


It’s much simpler than that.


So in this week’s podcast I’ll explain the true meaning of clean eating. I’ll share the benefits that this food philosophy can bring to your life, why the term ‘clean eating’ should be used lightly, and also why how you feel is the most important thing when it comes to food.

 

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How to Find The Motivation to Lose Weight (Even If You Don't Feel Like It)

Jan 06, 2018

One of your New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight and heal your hormones. You’ve been making the same resolution every year for the past ten years now, but it seems like you’re never getting any closer to your goal.

Come mid-January, you’ve already lost motivation, forgottten all those good intentions and you’re back struggling to do up your work blouse or getting those jeans to fasten around your waist. Sound familiar?

Your problem isn’t your goal. Your problem isn’t a lack of willpower. Your problem definitely isn’t an indication of whether you’re a ‘good’ person or not.

Your problem is motivation.

It’s lack of motivation that will keep you on the sofa finishing off that last box of Quality Street from Christmas. It’s lack of motivation that will have you postponing that workout because it just seems too hard. It’s lack of motivation that will keep you exactly where you are right now and never...

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6 Big Mistakes You’re Probably Making When You Try to Lose Weight

Dec 31, 2017

Did you know that 80% of all people who try to lose weight don’t even make it to the one-month mark? And a massive 95% of those who do manage to sick to their diets pile the weight back on within the first year?

These are shocking statistics, as I’m sure you’ll agree. So shocking, in fact, that they might even have you forgetting your weight loss goals and reaching for the tin of Quality Street leftover from Christmas.

But don’t give up. Losing weight is a powerful way to transform your health, reduce your symptoms of the menopause and get that spring in your step. But it’s vitally important that we do it the right way so we don’t feel deprived, we don’t feel hungry, tired and irritated and we nourish ourselves from within.

As you’re about to find out, the best way to lose weight is to focus on health rather than the weight loss itself. The weight loss will still come, but without any of the discomfort along the way.

So let me...

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Podcast #7: Are You Listening to Your Body? (with Dr. Stan Cross)

Dec 14, 2017

Are You Listening to Your Body?

Did you know that you could significantly reduce your health problems and ultimately transform your life if you just took that moment to listen, then you did something about it?

If you don’t believe me, just ask my good friend, chiropractic physician, functional nutritionist and author Dr Stan Cross. He’s an expert in health and wellness, he’s passionate about making a difference in both men's and women’s lives, and he wants you to know that your beauty shines from the inside.

We talk about various topics including the menopause, inflammation, thyroid issues, diet, exercise, and most importantly, the value of injecting some fun in your day. I hope you enjoy listening to this episode as much as I enjoyed recording it.

Listen to the podcast to learn:

  • Why we all need time just to relax and ‘be’ (and why it’s never a selfish act)
  • How your oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone levels affect the level of...
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Still Undergoing Routine Mammograms? Perhaps You Should Consider This

Dec 08, 2017

As soon as you turn fifty, you start receiving letters from the NHS containing a ready-booked appointment for breast screening, also known as a mammogram.

They say that it will help them ‘save lives from breast cancer’, and so you feel like you don’t have much choice in the matter so do what you think is best and make yourself an appointment.

But did you know that there’s a chance you might not be making the right decision for the health of your breasts?

Did you know that having the mammogram might not be an accurate way to detect breast cancer, and could actually increase your risk of developing breast cancer or allowing cancerous cells to spread?

I’m not willing to undergo this risk, so recently I decided to decline my NHS breast screening and ask to be taken off the list. And I’m not alone in doing this- around 1 in 8 women in the UK decline to undergo a mammogram for the same reasons.

They understand the risks, they’re aware that they...

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Podcast #6: Should The Menopause Be Diagnosed?

Nov 28, 2017

Should Menopause be Diagnosed?

It always makes me feel very sad and frustrated to hear that GPs continue to ‘diagnose’ women with ‘the menopause’, as if the menopause is an illness, or a disease, or something unwanted and unnatural that needs immediate treatment.

The menopause is a natural part of the female life-cycle, just as much as puberty, pregnancy and childbirth and you’re most certainly not broken or ill when your turn comes.

I felt so strongly about this that I’ve dedicated this week’s 3D Women Podcast to this very topic. I’ll be discussing everything from hormones, to sleep, to hot sweats, to belly fat and much more, plus I’ll be sharing several helpful tips that will make a massive difference to how you are feeling.

Listen to the podcast to learn:

  • Why the menopause ISN’T something to be feared
  • The role that your environment plays in how you feel, including relationships, boundaries, lack of daylight and putting...
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6 Ways to Shake Off Negativity and Low Mood

Nov 25, 2017

We tend to think that it’s somehow abnormal to ever feel ‘low’ or to suffer with negative thoughts, thinking that we have to go around like a ray of sunshine, smiling from ear to ear regardless of what is going on in our lives.

And whilst this sounds ideal, it’s not too realistic. As we all know, life has its ups-and-downs and so our emotions will change over the course of a day.

You see, nature has programmed us to enjoy the world, to assess our surroundings and obviously to react to it too. When we come across something that we perceive as being a threat, either physically or psychologically, our bodies and our minds react.

Depending on what has happened, we might experience a ‘fight or flight’ reaction, or we might experience certain thoughts and emotions. These thoughts and emotions can range from anxiety, worry, panic attacks, stress, anger, distrust and general low mood and depression and ultimately, they’re there to protect you.

When...

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GUEST PODCAST APPEARANCE: Pamela Windle on 'Love Listen Talk Repeat' with Wendy Capewell

Nov 16, 2017

A few weeks back we were lucky enough to talk to relationship expert, Wendy Capewell and discuss some really interesting topics such as why it’s so important to take care of our relationships, why not all relationships are repairable and how to enjoy a healthy, happy family life (you can listen to the podcast episode here if you missed it). 

So a couple of weeks ago, I returned the favour and appeared on her podcast too. We talked about some really interesting stuff so I thought I’d share it with you here.

Listen to the podcast to learn:

  • Why the menopause doesn’t have to be a negative experience
  • How to take control of your menopausal experience and transition easily
  • What inspired me to start working to support peri-menopausal and menopausal women
  • Why you still need to take care of your hormones post-menopause (and how to do it)
  • The reason why the menopause brings such shame and stress
  • What menstrual changes really tell you about your menopause experience
  • The...
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How to Ease Menopausal Anxiety and Stress   

Nov 09, 2017

Been feeling more stressed and anxious recently?

You’re not alone.

According to one study, up to 61% of women are suffering with anxiety due to the peri-menopause or intense PMT.

If you’ve ever experienced it, you won’t need me to explain just how challenging this can be. You just don’t feel like yourself anymore.

You live in a constant state of nervousness, worry and fear ranging from mild to severe.

Your mood fluctuates erratically and you can feel fine one minute, then depressed and panicky the next. As if that wasn’t enough, you find it hard to drop off to sleep and wake throughout the night feeling ‘out of sorts’, even though every ounce of you craves a good night’s sleep.

At times you lash out angrily at people around you, you don’t feel so comfortable in social situations (and maybe even avoid them) and you feel constantly on edge.

You know this isn’t normal for you, but it seems that no matter what you do, you...

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