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A little note on fat gain round the middle by Karen Newby

Menopause: How to get rid of weight gain round the middle

Often gradual weight gain round the middle can be a sign of internal stress in your body.  It’s also  interesting to note that the word stress was only used as an engineering term up until the late 1930s – no such thing as ‘stress’ beforehand! The stress response is necessary – but many of us are dealing with an adaptive stage of stress – the on-going stress response on a daily basis.  Fat around the middle being a sign of this. So what is increasing t.....

Menopause: The Optimum Menopause Diet

Menopause is often connected with a ‘turning point’ in life – a sense that what now follows will be different from what went before. This is referred to by the Japanese as having an awareness of ‘fu shi me’, ie a defined mental outlook. In Asia, the menopause is regarded positively, rather than in the West were it’s often approached with dread. It has been reported that the incidence of hot flushes, the most common of the symptoms of the menopause, varies from 70–.....

Brain food

In Ayurveda the mind is very much treated as part of the body; with the knowledge that it has a huge effect on the body and vice versa.  In Western medicine it’s often seen as something separate to the physical. We can see this through diet – if the brain isn’t nourished, like all organs in the body, it starts to become out of balance. You only have to look at stress and what effect this has on brain function and how this manifests in the body to see how important .....

The Alchemist’s top 6 weight loss tips

Morning Elixir has been designed to be used as a breakfast replacement. It not only gives your body a massive hit of micronutrients to stimulate our metabolism, it also provides gentle plant fibre and plant protein to give us a drip feed of energy and to help us feel satisfied for longer. More protein and easy to digest fibre in our diet has been shown to be effective in reducing cravings for empty calories such as foods high in refined sugar and caffeine. H.....