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Ecological choices

Recycle – be more aware of the rubbish you throw away.

Not a sexy subject i know but one which I think is important, heres some simple ways to help.

Don’t buy newspapers – not only is the news depressing but you hear it half hourly on the radio or on the TV and there is always  the internet to catch up with any news.

Be aware of packaging on food you buy – is it necessary, can you buy it without as much packaging?

Donate unwanted items to charity shops, clothes, toys, some take electrical items and furniture or list them on your local freecycle so they  help someone else instead of ending up in landfill.

Make do and mend rather than buy new – we have become a throw away society unfortunately and sourcing parts to repair an item can be difficult but the internet is a good place to start.

Keep Xmas cards and birthday cards to make tags from.

See if your local playgroup, school or toddler group want any loo roll, kitchen roll inners, cereal boxes, egg boxes etc for their model making.

Take your own reuseable bags when you go shopping so you don’t need to buy plastic bags.

Buy d2w technology bags for your bins

 

Help spread the 3Rs – reduce, reuse and recycle

Dealing with Night Sweats

 

Being a woman of a certain age with a few irritating symptoms I have been researching the subject of the Menopause and thought it may be useful to share some tips with you which I will be trying.

My main symptom is hot flushes and night sweats, not all the time but when it does happen its not particularly pleasant and disturbs my sleeping which then has an effect on other areas of my life.

1. The herbal supplement black cohosh if taken daily is reported to help relieve hot flushes.

2. Yoga and the Alexander technique are also reported to be good at alleviating both night sweats and hot flushes.

3. Vitamin E and also liquorice are good but beware that liquorice may raise your blood pressure.

4. By eating small frequent meals you can decrease the risk of hot flushes as large meals can dilate the blood vessels which can increase the problem of hot flushes and skin reddening.

5. Mushrooms, onions, milk, garlic, eggs, seafood and brazil nuts are good sources of  selenium which is an excellent antioxidant mineral and can help alleviate symptoms associated with Menopause as can Soya. Ladies who eat Soya seem to benefit from less noticeable symptoms and also run a lower risk of bone disease due to the bone strengthening effects of the food.

5. Sage tea is thought to help with symptoms.

I personally have found taking a turmeric supplement seems to really help me and have since found this link which explains why

After doing research it seems that having got to 53 years of age with so few symptoms is actually an achievement in itself as it seems many women start experiencing symptoms much earlier and many are well and truly Menopausal much earlier.

Perimenopause is quite a new term to describe symptoms caused by normal hormonal fluctuations that occur as a woman moves closer to her menopause.

Menopause is when menstruation stops and you are termed as Menopausal when you haven’t had a period for a year.  In the UK, the average age for a woman to reach the menopause is 51.

Now to finish on a lighter note a You tube video i came across which made me smile and reminds me if i only have a couple of mild symptoms I am very lucky i have probably more symptoms to look forward to.

I prefer to take a turmeric capsule as the amount you need if used in powdered form would make the food you are using it with unpalatable in my opinion.

Organic Turmeric capsules