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Tumeric cake

Tumeric cake A friend recently made this cake for us – brilliant recipe – I had to pass it on to you all…plus it works every time! The spicy aromatic flavours combined with the almonds make this a delicious, moist cake that lasts for quite a few days. If you want a gluten-free option, simply […]

Mental Health awareness week
Mental Health Awareness week…menopause and mental health

Menopause and mental health  The psychological symptoms that are associated with the menopause are often overlooked and very much misunderstood. They are very common including symptoms like anxiety, low mood, forgetfulness, varying  enormously for each woman. In some cases they can be extremely debilitating especially when trying to cope within the workplace, which makes it […]

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Joints aches … perimenopause or just ageing?

Joint aches were one of the first symptoms I started to notice alongside the more common hot flushes and night sweats, but initially I didn’t associate these aches and pains with the menopause. After experiencing months of aching joints, I was actually quite relieved to find out  there was another reason I often felt like […]

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Add juices to your diet …

I’m writing this at the end of February looking out at the horizontal white haze of a snow blizzard, my daughter, who was getting cabin fever, went out to meet a friend for a walk / sledge as it had temporarily calmed down to just a gentle snow flurry … I’m now expecting the abominable […]

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Forgetfulness and memory loss

Carrying on from the post on low moods and January blues…Forgetfulness and memory loss – how frustrating are these very common symptoms of the menopause. Such underrated symptoms and often dismissed as just part of getting older — they are sooooo annoying! Add to that the pressures of everyday life and the amount of multi tasking […]

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Menopause questions answered by Dr Faye Rodger

I was delighted when Dr Faye Rodger, consultant gynaecologist at the Borders General Hospital, agreed to answer a few questions on the menopause. Dr Rodger’s special interests are reproductive medicine, including fertility and the menopause. So, here are the questions that some of you have sent in, and  I’ve added the ones which commonly crop up […]