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Posts by Anne Hilarius-Ford

Menopause and Hair Loss

Menopause brings about many changes as hormone production fluctuates and drops. This has an impact on our physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. One area where we may notice change is the health of our hair. Either we lose more of it or it is thinning and, we may experience some hair growth on the chin.…

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Menopause and the 3 M’s

Menopause is a time in a woman’s life, yours and mine, where big changes happen. Since puberty, we learned to get used to our cycle, be it regular or regularly irregular, it was ours, we felt comfortable with it. I found that a few days before my period was due, I had the urge to…

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The Three S’s of Healthy Ageing

Simple Implementing steps in our daily lives needs to be simple. When it is easy, body and mind are healthier which helps as we age. Movement A lot happens when we move and that is why we need to do this every day; all bodily functions work better. As we move, our breathing is deeper…

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Apologies – where, what and how?

Let’s talk about apologies, often we are not aware we are apologizing for no reason. Apologies can be positive and have a place when intended to apologize for something you have done or not done or said. These are genuine and usually start with ‘sorry but …’. However, so often do I hear apologies that…

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5 Tips for the Holiday Season

Christmas is a joyous time for many but not all. I sure can do with some happy hormones at any time of the year and, following the 5 tips has often helped me to be in a better place. I wish you a ‘bestest’ place leading into a great 2019! Keep breathing Keep moving Give…

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Eating for Healthy Ageing

Growing up, I never heard that we ate to live, what I now know though, is that we certainly didn’t live to eat. Ok, I might have been lucky with a mother who didn’t have a sweet tooth and wasn’t even really a cook, her cooking was basic and simple. Variety of nutrients Most of…

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Analgesic effects of Reflexology

The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Vol. 24, No. 8 Analgesic effects of Reflexology in patients undergoing surgical procedures: A randomized controlled trial Samuel Attias, Keren Sivan, Ofri Avneri, Avigail Sagee, Eran Ben-Arye, Ofra Grinberg, Gideon Sroka, Ibrahim Matter, and Elad Schiff Published in Volume: 24 Issue 8: August 1, 2018 Online Ahead of…

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Reflexology is Effective for Backpain

Causes of Backpain Backpain has many different causes and some of the risk factors, besides injuries and accidents, are age, lack of exercise, lifting the wrong way, psychological conditions and sometimes backpain has no known or obvious cause. With many things in life there is reality and perception. This is also true when it comes…

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Exercise vs Movement

How amazing is it to move freely, walk where we need to go, dance when we want to dance, play with the dog, balance on one foot, jump and skip! ❤ 💕 In my early 20’s I had a moment of revelation and you know, in my mind’s eye, I can still see the exact…

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The body is forgiving :)

Did you know the body is forgiving? We still need to look after it though. It is a symbiosis: you give, it takes but you take, and it gives, take a bit more and it still keeps giving AND forgiving. There is an end to this though when we take too much. There is a…

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