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How to slow down ageing and live longer

What if I told you that 80% of your health in old age is up to you, how you live your life!

Your body has inbuilt defence systems against ageing, called “longevity genes” - that can slow down and potentially even reverse the ageing process.

Research is starting to work out the diet and lifestyle that is effective at switching on these sirtuin genes in humans to slow down ageing.

I unpack how to activate these genes to live longer and slow ageing in five simple...

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The surprising brain benefits of a good social life

As humans, we’re designed for social interaction. You might think you’re just laughing and talking, but your brain is actually hard at work laying down new pathways.

Science has shown that socialising is critical for good brain health and social isolation is toxic for it.

So today I discuss:

  • why having a good social life is so good for your brain
  • why people with strong social ties are less likely to experience cognitive decline
  • how to re-engage socially if you’ve lost...
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Brain Fog or Dementia?

Many women in midlife say that their brain feels like ‘cotton wool’ - that they become increasingly forgetful and find it hard to retain information.

This “brain fog” can make it especially hard to function at work, and concentrate when reading or watching TV.

But when should you worry that something is wrong?

Is it just lack of sleep? Is it the menopause? Or might it be the warning signs of dementia?

How can you tell the difference?

In this week's post, I want...

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The best foods to eat in midlife to boost your energy levels

“I’m just so tired” is probably the most common sentence women in midlife say to me on a regular basis. They’ve often had their tiredness dismissed as just ‘the way life is’ or put down to working, motherhood or just age.

Ongoing fatigue and tiredness are not in fact just a symptom of getting older or working too hard.

Fatigue and tiredness are clear warning signals from your brain that it needs re-fuelling. And food is hands down the best way to give your...

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Can hormone therapies prevent dementia?

In the next three minutes, 3 people will develop dementia and two of them will be women.

Women may be at much higher risk of dementia when they lose the brain protection of hormones that decline during peri-menopause and menopause.

As hormones like oestrogen protect brain function, can you stop dementia from developing by replacing these hormones lost during menopause?

Watch to discover the answer to: can hormone therapies prevent dementia?

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How to reset your brain to lose weight

Why can’t you lose weight? You’ve cut out the fast food, revamped your diet and started exercising. But the numbers on the scales haven’t budged at all. What is going on?

Diets don’t work because you brain controls your body weight.  So whenever your weight changes too much, your brain will step in to push it back to what it thinks is the correct weight for you. And you might not like the same weight your brain prefers. Most of us don’t!

To lose weight you...

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The secrets of midlife happiness

I know there’s a lot of stuff going on in your life right now. The endless to-do list, balancing home, work life, parenting and caring responsibilities. So it’s understandable if your happiness has taken a backseat.

Today, we’re gong to change all that by giving you the secret ingredients that science has shown will help you live a happy midlife. Not only will these scientifically tested happiness hacks have a positive effect on you, they will also have a huge influence on...

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10 Brain-Healthy Foods You Should be Eating in Midlife

What you choose to eat in midlife creates either an environment that nourishes your brain and nurtures your mental health or an environment that damages your brain and creates mental health problems. I unpack why eating a brain-healthy diet in midlife is the most important thing you can do to sharpen your thinking, boost your memory and improve your mood. And walk through the top ten foods that will nourish your brain and take good care of your mental health.

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How to deal with a “midlife crisis”

Midlife can be a tumultuous time for many women. The words ‘midlife crisis’ can put a negative spin on this period.  But it doesn’t have to be all bad. It can be an opportunity to reevaluate your life. It’s the chance to pause and spend time and energy figuring out what’s meaningful to you.

So I want to share the signs you are experiencing a midlife crisis and give you six ways to manage it— and become happier and more fulfilled in the process. 

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