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How many times do we hear, “Oh it’s just her hormones making her crazy”, or “It’s that time of the month again!”? While hormones are often blamed for mood swings – and we know they play a big role in the menstrual cycle, pregnancy and menopause – what else are hormones responsible for?
Is anger the emotion of our time? Are we becoming more tolerant of angry behaviour? Is anger a necessary skill to survive in an increasingly competitive environment? Is the pay-off worth the physical and psychological costs of ‘living angry’? Is anger always a bad thing; how do women ‘do’ anger and what can we do to manage it?
If you feel like you should be lacing your drinks with kale juice or snacking on chia seeds, you are forgiven because knowing what to eat has become as complex as picking a mobile phone plan. Although TV programs like MasterChef have increased our ‘eating literacy’ so much so that we can now whip up homemade profiteroles and know that confit (pronounced ‘con-fee’) is more than putting on your slippers: the question remains, do we really know what we should be eating?
Over the course of our lives, our bodies, sexual needs and in many cases partners, will change. It is helpful to know what you can expect throughout different stages of your life, because having a good sex life plays an important role in your mental and physical health and wellbeing.
A weekly activity diary helps you become more aware of your activity needs and the importance of not trying to fit too much in.
Living Longer Living Stronger is an evidence based program that encourages and supports change in the health and fitness sectors to achieve improved health, quality of life and fitness for people aged over 50 years.
The Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia is a not-for-profit body formed to promote education and research in the area of pelvic pain.
Known for years as the “career woman’s disease” based on the idea that women without children develop disease in their reproductive organs, endometriosis is a painful condition thought to affect one in ten women worldwide.
In this latest Medical Observer article, obstetrician gynaecologist Dr Eve Gaughan, covers the risk factors associated with ovarian cancer, and highlights the issues and limitations of current screening measures.
Green smoothies are an easy and popular way to include highly nutritious green leafy vegetables into your day. They are ideal for people who are not eating the recommended five vegetables and two fruit a day.
The What Were We Thinking blog follows the experiences of new parents across Australia. The blog is based on the What Were We Thinking program, an evidence-based intervention developed and run by the Jean Hailes Research Unit. This program teaches new mothers and fathers both practical skills for settling babies and ideas to help them adjust to changes in their relationship that can come with parenthood.
Detecting and managing subclinical thyroid disorders is challenging in midlife women. In this article, Cynthia A. Stuenkel, Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of California, presents the research findings and identifies some handy practice points for Health Professionals.
In this video, dietitian Terrill Bruere, gives a fresh approach to lifestyle and diet advice for the management of PCOS. Terrill explains that your weight isn’t a simple equation of energy in = energy out. She talks through trigger points for emotional eating, and explores the issues of dieting, while giving practical tips throughout.
This crumble is made using macadamia nut oil which is rich in monounsaturated fats (the good fats). There is also very little added sugar needed as pears are naturally sweet (and of course the chocolate is too!).
This recipe is equally suited to breakfast on a relaxed Sunday morning or as an after-dinner dessert. The dish is grain-free, there is no added sugar, plus ricotta is high in calcium. Included in the recipe is also a healthy heart version.