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What does a honey-bee have to do with epigenetics?

Did you know that queen bees and worker bees are genetically identical? They have identical DNA. So what makes them so different? What makes the queen have a larger body, live a longer life and be able to lay thousands of eggs while worker bees are smaller and sterile? It’s all in what they eat! The queen bee eats nothing but royal jelly her entire … Continue reading What does a honey-bee have to do with epigenetics?

The Health Lounge Loneliness

Is Loneliness Killing You?

“I’m falling apart right in front of your eyes, but you don’t even see me.” Invisible Good relationships not only keep us happier, they also keep us healthier. Loneliness, on the other hand, results in a decrease in brain function, a decline in health and a shorter lifespan. The Harvard Study of Adult Development The above statements are not made up – they are the … Continue reading Is Loneliness Killing You?

What we know matters, but who we are matters more – Brené Brown

Are you one of those people who thinks a lot about health? Who is always trying to read more and learn more about healthy living and how best to help yourself? Are you always following the latest research, currently ‘eating keto’, drinking bullet-proof coffee or ‘drowning in green juice’? Yet somehow you still don’t feel that great? Are you still tired or sick or just … Continue reading What we know matters, but who we are matters more – Brené Brown

Stress & your hormones

When discussing hormones it’s difficult to know where to begin.  We could start by looking at different disorders related to hormonal problems: for example premenstrual syndrome, menopausal problems, infertility, thyroid disorders, weight problems, depression, chronic fatigue….the list is endless.  Or we could start by looking at different treatment options and how they work.  For example, medication or supplements.  Yet personally, I think the best place … Continue reading Stress & your hormones

Managing Menopause Naturally

What can you do to help yourself through menopause?  Firstly, and most importantly, understand and accept what is going on in your body.  As the saying goes: “If you decide to meet age with a smile, you greatly enhance your chance that it will smile back on you”[i].  Previously, research showed that Japanese women experienced very few symptoms of menopause and it was thought that … Continue reading Managing Menopause Naturally