In March last year, just as the pandemic was starting, I wrote a blog post sharing some ideas for the supplements we might like to consider taking in midlife to support general health and wellbeing. Nearly a year on and our need for an immune system boost has become even more important so I thought it might be timely to revisit how I am getting on and especially to talk about the latest info on Vitamin D.
I get asked to review quite a few supplements on my blog and it isn't always easy to see the benefits immediately. I tend to also look at the studies and recommendations from health experts - doing my own research. Throughout Covid some supplements have been mentioned a lot as being really useful to give our immune system a boost and research suggests our Covid-outcome might be better with certain supplements.
I was asked during my Staying in Style Zoom Meet-Up with Anita Feron-Clark what my top recommendation for a supplements was. The conclusion - Magnesium and Vitamin D. But there are a few others to consider too.
I've not done a style post for ages! But as we tentatively start moving from the coldest months of winter and into early spring, how lovely it is to have a little wardrobe refresh. I am not a fan of winter dressing, I feel too trussed up with layers and too restrained. I love floaty summer dresses, I love to cast off the layers and be able to wear lighter knits. Give me sunshine, alfresco lunches and a nice glass of wine and I'm happy.
I was excited to see the new colours and styles arriving on the Creative DeZigns website, and Nicki sent me a few bits to try out, the two outfits I am sharing today, definitely tick the box of winter into spring ....
Sadly there is not enough provision for women to really understand perimenopause and menopause and what is happening to them during midlife within the NHS. Some GP's are excellent and some practices do now have a menopause specialist or can refer to a specialist hospital clinic. But equally many women have been left disappointed and confused and not really knowing where to go for menopause help and advice. And a private consultation can be out of reach for so many due to the often huge cost.
But the last few years have seen a big rise in health services within the private arena for women during perimenopause and menopause. I have been contacted by a few of these and will be sharing my experience with the different options over the coming weeks and months.
On this blog post I am telling you about Health & Her and their new affordable online menopause clinic.
With Health & Her you can see a menopause GP online for an in-depth review of your symptoms, tailored treatment plans and prescription recommendations.
This isn't a long blog post - but have you ever suffered from tiny holes in cotton t-shirts and knitwear? Right in the middle at the front?! I do and I had absolutely no idea what was causing them. And it happens on new clothing too, after one wear! Sometimes the holes appear in other spots but generally they are right in the middle. I actually wrote about it on my blog a few years ago but didn't find an explanation or a solution. Until now - discover button covers!
Holé are silicon button covers, promising to rid you of those mysterious holes. I saw them on Instagram and then they got in touch, having found my original blog post and offering to solve the problem. They sent me two packets to try and two new colours to give feedback on.
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