7 Tips For Surviving Blue Monday

Welcome to Blue Monday.  I say this ironically, of course, because it is the day when the post-Christmas gloom hits us with full force. We’re…

What is the infection Sepsis?

Until the 2016 coverage of the tragic case of little William Mead and the alleged failure of the NHS 111 helpline and other medical agencies…

10 Remedies That Can Help You Deal with Joint Pain

I don’t know whether it’s linked to the menopause, but just lately I am finding my joints are really playing up.  Right now I have…

Easy Ways to Overcome Menstrual Pain When On Holiday

When you are due to set off on your holidays, the last thing you want to be thinking about is whether or not your ‘time…

How To Finally Stick To Those New Year’s Resolutions

If you’re like me, you are likely to be one of the estimated 30% of the UK population who will make a New Year’s resolution…

Tips For Making It Through ‘Dry January’

Every year I strongly consider becoming a “Dry Athlete” and giving up the booze for January. After all, Dry January is the perfect way for…

Surviving Christmas With The Menopause

When you’re in the throes of the menopause, dealing with some of the more unpleasant symptoms is stressful enough but even more difficult at Christmas…

Mental Health: Why Everyone Needs Their Own Sacred Space

If you are prone to anxiety and depression, as I am, you’ll know that there is something about Christmas that tends to increase your symptoms.…

Could The Progesterone Only Pill Have Contributed To My Depression?

For far too many years I have taken Noriday, the progesterone only contraceptive pill.  I must have taken it for at least 20 years with…

The Importance Of Hearing At Christmas

Tis the season for crowds of family and friends getting together, chatting, laughing and watching your favourite festive TV shows. But for those who suffer…

Is My Levothyroxine A Menace Or A Miracle?

Hmm.  I might just have done something daft.  I couldn’t for the life of me remember whether I had taken my daily dose of Levothyroxine…