How to make clearer decisions on what we really want to eat

The relationship of our microbiome (gut flora) is far more influential to our health and well being than we ever imagined (as James Gallagher describes in his radio series). But what can we do with our regular routine of eating to help maintain this in a healthy balance? We use many products to clean the outside of our body: shampoo, soap, toothpaste, but what about the inside of our digestive tract? If you cook something you clean up afterwards in the kitchen - what about cleaning up after you have eaten on the inside? It's this sort of approach we need to begin to adopt with our eating as it's not just about loosing weight but gaining better cleaning routines. This will then help towards p

Managing Running Through the Menopause

In Dr Christine Northrup excellent book The Wisdom of Menopause she explains that during the menopause women’s oestrogen levels naturally reduce but this can cause symptoms of joint stiffness, low blood sugar levels and soft bones. So how do you continue to run through this? Running actually stimulates the body to increase bone density so it is wise to keep your running going but allow yourself to have low days when you need to walk and run or go for shorter runs more frequently. If you can, running earlier in the day can reduce joint injury as your joints are at their most buoyancy in the morning. Ensure you do more warm up routines, even if this is walking for a while before you run, or ru

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