Health News Posts

Friday December 8, 2017 at 12:24pm
For many people, the cold clear days of winter bring more than just a rosy glow to the cheeks. They also bring uncomfortable dryness to the skin of the face, hands, and feet. Cold weather and low humidity levels result in dry air, which then steals moisture away from the skin every second of every day."As soon as you turn the heat on indoors, the skin starts to dry out," Bonnie LaPlante, an esthetician with the Canyon Ranch resort in Lenox, Mass., tells WebMD. "It doesn't matter if you....
Wednesday October 25, 2017 at 7:53pm
Make the most of the extra hour sleep… The end of Daylight Saving Timeis one of our favorite excuses to sleep for an extra hour — a decadent,once-a-year, Sunday morning treat.Howmuch can an extra hours sleep change you? Both the hours slept and the intensity of the sleep are important.Some of your most refreshing sleep occurs during deep sleep. Although suchsleep's true effects are still being studied, it is generally considered arestorative period for the brain. And when ....
Friday August 29, 2014 at 4:39pm
At this time of the year its time to soak up the last rays of sunshine to keep our Vitamin D levels topped up before the onset of the dark days of Winter. And new reports show that those patients recovering from breast or prostate cancer can improve their chances of recovery by walking a mile a day.With so many other health benefits its time time to borrow your neighbours dog, and breathe in the fresh air - even if its only walking to your local country pub!http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/heal....
Sunday February 23, 2014 at 10:38am
It's official - stress DOES cause headaches (and the pain then causes us to become even more stressed) Feel a headache coming on? You could be under stress, say researchers. A new study proves what most headache had suspected - that having more stress in your life leads to more headaches. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2563733/Its-official-stress-DOES-cause-headaches-pain-causes-stressed.html Try This Works Stress Less for a quick relaxation tip to help stave off that tension headache
Sunday February 23, 2014 at 10:32am
Acne and Wrinkles on the Same Face: the Frustrating Contradictions of the Menopause, and Why They Happen by Claire GarmistonThe menopause is a contradictory beast. Hormonal imbalance causes all sorts of perplexing and frustrating issues for which a large number of women are not prepared. Oily skin, for example. The menopause can cause your face to break out in the kind of acne you haven’t seen since you were a teenager, which is upsetting. You console yourself by remembering that acne indi....
Sunday October 28, 2012 at 10:33am
Winter is here - its official! And now is the time to help your body replenish its vitamin D levels to help it cope over the dark winter months ahead. Did you know that the UK is one of the most cloudy countries in the world? Yes of course you did! And think how you feel when you have some sunshine on your face and body - so much happier. Sunshine not only makes you feel better it also goes towards helping your body cope with vitamin D deficiency which research has shown hasresulted in childhood....
Sunday October 21, 2012 at 6:17pm
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Monday April 2, 2012 at 3:48pm
Stop your blood sugar levels going up and down like a rollercoaster with Reservatrol - see our link for some great info.http://www.beflattered.com/Health-Advice//uk/assets/feature/antioxidant-resveratrol-for-better-blood-sugar-control_14933_4/~default
Wednesday March 21, 2012 at 12:41pm
For those managing type 2 diabetes, eating healthy, getting regular physical activity every day, losing weight if you’re overweight or obese, and taking medications as prescribed are known to be wise steps for managing diabetes. Now, adding a twice-daily vitamin C supplement to your self-care routine may be an additional way to keep blood sugar levels in check. We love BioCare Vitamin C /Nutrition/Biocare-Vitamin-C-500mg.aspxArticle written by Susanne Dixon - for more details visit our web....
Saturday October 15, 2011 at 10:12am
we all need a little motivation to keep fit and healthy and any new idea is always helpful to kick start us. Check out the importance of Green Tea in keeping flu away....and whilst the weather is fabulous soak up the suns rays and top up your Vitamin D levels!http://www.beflattered.com/Health-Advice//uk/assets/feature/green-tea-linked-to-lower-flu-risk_14516_4/~defaultPersonally I don't like the taste of green tea, so its tablets for me....I have a bet with my friends that I will not get a cold ....
Wednesday September 21, 2011 at 6:58pm
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Wednesday February 9, 2011 at 9:36pm
   Five pieces of fruit and vegetables and 8 glasses of water a day. Good advice or cynical marketing ploys from food and beverage companies? At beflattered.com we hold the view that drinking 8 glasses of water 1 size fits all approach is not for everyone. So, the same must apply to 5 pieces of fruit and vegetables. Maybe YOU work best with 1 piece or 10!! A recent book by obesity researcher and nutritionist Zoe Harcombe disproves the commonly held belief that if we eat 5 pieces of fru....
Thursday January 13, 2011 at 12:28pm
Now a study reveals that postmenopausal women who add soy to their diet may experience relief from menopausal symptoms. Despite a lack of conclusive research, many women try soy because they have heard that its plant-based estrogen-like compounds (isoflavones) may ease menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and irritability. Now a study published in Maturitas affirms the benefits of soy and reveals that postmenopausal women who add soy to their diet may experience similar relief from symptoms a....
Friday January 7, 2011 at 8:45am
Today’s news reports on scientific proof that Honey, specifically Manuka Honey, is at the forefront for the treatment and healing of wounds. This firmly puts Mother Nature back in the driving seat following the many years of penicillin and antibiotic drugs preference of the twentieth century. Honey has been known for its powerful healing properties for thousands of years from the ancient Greeks to the Second World War and the bees are now getting the recognition they deserve....
Sunday January 2, 2011 at 5:32pm
If you are feeling as though you could take off any minute with the amount of excess wind you have you are not alone - especially at this time of year. And if the season of too many sprouts and picking at leftovers is taking its toll too don't despair!Taking Medicinal Charcoal can help! It provides 100% natural relief for indigestion, wind and heartburn Alleviates the symptoms of Dyspepsia (chronic or recurrent discomfort in the abdomen accompanied by bloating, belching, nausea) Reli....
Monday September 20, 2010 at 2:35pm
Did you see the new TV programme called Food?  One of the items featured was the amount of sugar in carton drinks.   One carton had 9 tsps of sugar.   So, just a reminder from us that if you are serious about your health and well-being be aware of the hidden nasties in seemingly healthy products.   Juices you might be drinking for specific conditions such as Cranberry for Urinary tract health could be adding to your problems.Check out Age Matters - a ....
Friday September 17, 2010 at 2:42pm
What is the most efficient way to lose those extra pounds and inches? It is true that exercise burns calories, tones the body, generates energy, and makes you feel good. But, when starting a weight loss regime - we are what we eat and this is where we should start. Have you ever seen people in the gym that you know go regularly and work hard but still have that muffin top or flabby tum? How can this be? Well, it’s official if you want to lose weight – exercise alone does not cut it. ....
Friday September 17, 2010 at 1:12pm
All of us diligently taking Glucosamine & Chondroitin for our joints are dismayed by the latest news that studies say it is ineffectual. But the study was in specific regard to the debilitating condition Osteo Arthritis. Most of us take it, not because we have a problem but to prevent a problem occurring in the future, particularly if we run or exercise regularly. However, it is not enough just to pop one pill in isolation, in fact you are wasting your money. So it stands to reason that to m....
Tuesday September 14, 2010 at 9:49am
It May Be Easier Than You Think says Suzanne Dixon, MPH, MS, RD One of the single most important things people can do to stave off declining brain function is to exercise.Nobody wants to look or feel old. We certainly don’t want to think old. From forgetting your keys to struggling to recall an acquaintance’s name, many people worry about their memory, and over time those worries increase. But addressing your memory lapses is easier than you think. Smart lifestyle choices can he....
Friday September 10, 2010 at 12:12pm
"Get a grip" says Sarah Boseley's in the Guardian today covering new research looking at the indicators of a long life. So of great interest to all of us over 40!She reports on the initial studies that were commissioned to establish measures that could be used to identify which older people may need more help. The studies used 4 markers for physical ability that to the average young person may seem easy to achieve but apparently as we grow older failings in these areas may indicate low....
Wednesday September 1, 2010 at 5:46pm
Many women have asked us about detoxing and if it really works especially after 40 or 50 years of eating too many cakes and drinking far too many glasses of good vino. Surely the damage is done now? Not so we say!Like most things the best way to find out is to do it for yourself and see the benefits? But where do you start, what do you leave out and what is a detox all about anyway? Is it a diet or not? There are a million books on it, Carol Vorderman Detoxes for Li....
Tuesday August 10, 2010 at 10:14am
The BBC reported today that one of the biggest risks to your health is belly fat and fat around the waist. USA studies report that women and men who have large waists have increased risk of dying young. And this is regardless of their BMI. To add to this if you have a very high waist measurement, which is UK size 24 – 26, the risk of early motality is doubled.Dr David Haslam National Obesity Forum quotes “Even if you have a normal BMI and a big tummy then you are just as much at risk....
Wednesday August 4, 2010 at 5:30pm
The latest health sensation is it seems Vitamin D.But why now? Lack of Vitamin D has been around for hundreds of years. Indeed Rickets was something that children developed through bad nutrition a 100 years ago principally through Vitamin D deficiency. But as research and papers get published in the medical journals it seems that Vitamin D is vital for a number of the body’s functions and processes. And that is why it has hit the media now. What is Vitamin D? Vitamin D is in fact not a vit....
Tuesday July 27, 2010 at 10:42pm
Ok we've all seen the fishy feet coverage in the press this week and at times I'm quite tempted to dip my feet into Garra Ruffa Fish infested waters to have them nibble and suck away at the dry dead skin on my toes, cuticles and heels... but then I chicken out as maybe I am just too squeamish and I just can't get my head round how they must feel... apart from constantly full.Also known as Doctor Fish, originating from Turkey and practised all over Asia, it's apparently all th....
Wednesday July 21, 2010 at 1:47pm
After watching the C4 program last night I wonder how many women have changed their mind and their desire to have surgery and in particular the tummy tuck. I sat cupped hand over wide open mouth, in disbelief. For sure there are many success stories but the horrific scars left from negligence and poorly performed surgery are enough to make any normal women rethink. Those poor women who like all of us wanted improvement were left with shark bite and emotional scars. Hats off to C4 and Christian J....
Monday July 12, 2010 at 1:45pm
The Daily Mail ran an article on how to tackle the dreaded bulge by spending out £1400 for eight sessions of electro acupuncture - but you still have to stick to a diet to get results.   For a more affordable and sustained attack and to get long term health benefits too, check out Spirulina. This wonder food not only curbs your appetite and reduces cravings it contains protein, amino acids and vitamins.  Spirulina  cleanses, detoxifies your digestive....
Friday July 2, 2010 at 11:45am
£80 or £30? Whilst out shopping this week I saw a fab cardi for sale - tried it on loved it and went to the till to pay for it. Then fell over as it was £50 more than I thought …yes £80 and not £30. My eyes had let me down again and what did I do? Annoyed with my fuzzy vision and embarrassed under the glare of an expectant sales assistant I paid up and left! What has happened to my once sharp eye sight? Age that's what! So with the muscles behind my eyes gett....
Tuesday May 25, 2010 at 9:40am
MSN news today reports on the new top things that age you. Craggy Neck, Yellow Nails, Yellow Teeth, Wrinkly Knees, Droopy Boobs, Too Much Eye Make-up, An old Lady Smell, Dark Lipstick, Wrinkly Ears. The good news is you can do something about them all with a bit of help from beflattered.com, some great advice, gorgeous products and of course some dedication from you! Here's a starter Solution for Yellow Nails Essie Essie White Bright Nail PenShare with us your biggest problem... maybe we have the solution