June 25, 2018

Incontinence is common but not normal.  It can be due to many different reasons, and can develop over a period of time.  Although risk increases as we age, anyone can experience symptoms at any time. In fact, surveys suggest that as many as 1 in 4 women  over the age o...

January 22, 2018

These alternatives to calcium and vitamin D will help strengthen your skeleton (but unlikely to cause growth of facial hair....)        

Get Your K -

Vitamin K appears to work in tandem with Vitamin D in protecting bones.  Kale and spinach are excelle...

January 1, 2018

The importance of women's pelvic health is starting to be recognised.

From television advertising of incontinence products, to documentaries reporting complications of mesh implants, not a week seems to go by without a report in the media. 

I anticipate that in 2018...

December 15, 2017

Maybe you think that it’s an inevitable outcome of having babies or ageing? It’s not.  It’s all to do with the strength and resilience of your pelvic floor.  Having a weak pelvic floor can mean incontinence and even bowel problems.  Factors that can lead to pelvic floo...

December 3, 2017

Sweet potatoes - rich in carbohydrate, fibre and potassium, and one of the best sources of vitamin A.  Vitamin A is an antioxidant powerhouse, and is linked to anti-aging benefits, cancer prevention and the maintenance of good eyesight.  Their potassium content is help...

November 15, 2017

Did you know that every movement has an impact on the pelvic floor?

  • Fact: 1 in 3 women and 1 in 10 men live with pelvic floor dysfunction.

  • Fact: Every exercise movement has a direct effect on this precious group of muscles.

  • Fact: Pelvic floor health can be...

November 10, 2017

In this country sunshine can unfortunately be often in short supply, particularly during the winter months. In turn, this may lead to a vitamin D deficiency. 

This important vitamin is needed for good health and strong bones, helping the body absorb calcium -...

November 2, 2017

The answer is that we all do for good health.  And this is where it's useful to know the difference between water-soluble and fat-soluble vitamins.

First of all, let's talk about the water-soluble ones.  These are typically found in fruit, vegetables and grains.  Unlike...

October 29, 2017

Vitamins and minerals are vital to good health.  Eating a varied and balanced diet is key. 

Vitamins are classified as either water soluble or fat soluble.

The water soluble vitamins are:-

  • Vitamin B1(thiamin)

  • Vitamin B2(riboflavin)

  • Vitamin B3(niacin)

  • ...

October 28, 2017

You would probably think twice about eating a hot dog, followed by a burger, with a donut for dessert.  But drinking 4 pints of 5% cider might not cause you much concern.  In fact, you'd be consuming around the same number of calories - around 1000 calories!

Alcoho...

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