Monday, 7 October 2019 | Editor
More than 13,500 women have taken part in BBC Research revealing the devastating effect of endometriosis.
Half said they had had suicidal thoughts, and many said they rely on highly addictive painkillers. Most also said endometriosis - involving painful periods - had badly affected their education, career and relationships.
MPs are to launch an inquiry into women's experiences of endometriosis following the research.
Women with the condition answered questions on how the condition has affected them. The charity Endometriosis UK helped gather the responses.
The condition affects one in 10 women and, as well as extremely heavy periods, can cause debilitating pain and sometimes infertility.
What is Endometriosis?
Endometriosis is a disorder of the reproductive system which causes endometrial tissue to grow outside of the uterus.
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 | Editor
A mother’s levels of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids during pregnancy can impact upon childhood emotional and behavioural issues, a study has reports.
The study, published in the journal Pediatric Research, examined maternal levels of the long chained polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acids EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and omega-6 AA (arachidonic acid) alongside the 3/6 ratio in mid-pregnancy. Once the children reached the age of 6, behaviour and emotional problems were assessed using a combination of school teacher reports and parental behaviour checklists.
Monday, 16 October 2017 | Editor
Statins are touted as the heart wonder drugs with over 5 million people in the UK taking statins prescribed for high cholesterol and cardiovascular disease. However a recent study has shown that side effects of statins experienced by women could outweigh the benefits of the drug. particularly for women. here's why and what you can do about it.
Thursday, 5 October 2017 | Editor
In today’s more stressful lifestyle, with snatched meals, hectic schedule and pre-packed, badly designed, packaged food, we don’t get what we need. That’s why such a high proportion of people now take multivitamins to top up the deficiency in their diets.
At different times of life and at times of more specific needs, we need to examine what nutrients are necessary and a “one size fits all” multivitamin just won’t cut it. So you need two special multivitamins: one for women and one for men. This article shows where they are different and why.
Wednesday, 6 September 2017 | Editor
Endometriosis is a painful disorder in which tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside of it.
Tens of thousands of women are being left in pain for years because doctors fail to spot a common condition, the NHS treatments watchdog has warned. There may also be other help available in the use of Colladeen.
Tuesday, 18 July 2017 | Editor
Menopause for a woman is a time she is transitioning into a new phase of her life. This is a time for liberation, change and celebration. However for many it can be a difficult transition that can be painfully drawn out due to a number of lifestyle and emotional factors. Nutritionally speaking, we can support that woman into the next phase of her life by supplying her with the nutrients her body needs to successfully make that transition.
Tuesday, 4 April 2017 | Editor
Endometrios is is a common condition where tissue that behaves like the lining of the womb (the endometrium) is found outside the womb. This article deals with what it is, what the symptoms are, what causes it and how it is treated.
Tuesday, 7 June 2016 | Editor
Some women go through menopause with few or no noticeable symptoms, whilst other women experience short-term or acute symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, fatigue, dizziness, headaches, anxiety, depression, poor libido, bladder problems, vaginal dryness and itching, burning and discomfort during sexual intercourse, breast tenderness, dryness and ageing of the skin, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, poor memory and insomnia. All of these symptoms are due to oestrogen and progesterone deficiency. Osteoporosis is a major problem for women after menopause.
Menopause is not a disease. It is the next natural phase of life, and with proper diet, Health Supplements, and exercise, most of the unpleasant side effects of menopause can be minimized, and often eliminated.
Saturday, 5 March 2016 | Editor
Magnesium really is a super nutrient when it comes to female health and wellbeing; it teams up with B-vitamins to support hormone balance, nourishes the nervous system and plays a vital role in energy production within each and every cell.
Friday, 4 March 2016 | Editor
The dramatic decline in oestrogen production caused by the menopause has far reaching effects for female bone health. Oestrogen has a protective effect on bones and low levels following the menopause leave women at greater risk of developing the bone disorders osteopenia and osteoporosis, and suffering fractures more easily.