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Norethisterone tablets are typically used to delay your period for a few days, but they can also be prescribed for conditions such as pre-menstrual syndrome, heavy periods, or endometriosis. They work by mimicking the effects of the hormone progesterone; during pregnancy, progesterone levels are high, and because of this the tablets can also be used to delay a woman’s period. However, as with any medication they are not suitable for everyone and you may experience side effects...

Continue to Stay Healthy After Breast Cancer Today people still can’t nail down the causes of cancer. Is it diet? Technology? What it is in the atmosphere that we are breathing in? Whatever the case, we aren’t always worried about our health until we are diagnosed. Once we are aware that we have breast cancer, we immediately begin taking better care of our mind and body. But how do we continue this healthy lifestyle once we have beaten cancer? Boost your spirits. Some believe...

It’s the party season. ‘Happy Hour’ is calling and all you want to do is make sure you’ve get your cocktails lined up while they’re still half price! We hear you. But make sure you choose carefully for the sake of your waistline. Partygoers can down up to 4,000 extra calories in alcohol during the Christmas party season. And a cocktail can pack just as many calories as a Krispy Kreme doughnut – so your hour of 2-4-1 indulgence could hit your waistline way...

Then look no further than the Dancercise three-day break at award-winning spa, Ragdale Hall in Leicestershire. We can’t promise you a world-class dance partner but we can promise you three days of fun with talented and inspiring instructors as part of a small, select group. You’ll also enjoy a 40-minute spa treatment (perfect for unwinding after all that shimmying around the dance-floor), and all the extras you’d expect from a stay at Ragdale, theUK’s...

Yummy Tummies, a team of post pregnancy exercise specialists have recently announced their ‘five tip plan,’ offering up a plan with proven results to help with post pregnancy baby weight. A simple but effective plan, the London based fitness company are passionate about helping women achieve their pre-baby weight, aiming to get them feeling fighting fit and confident even with a new little one to take care of. The plan takes into account the difficulties of fitting...

Spring has become the traditional weight loss season. People have booked their holidays and now they want to get ready for them. Maybe they’ve bought the perfect bikini and are looking to trim a few pounds for the flawless fit, or maybe they’ve got a summer wedding on the horizon and they want to wear that dress – the one they got in the January sales but didn’t feel comfortable enough to wear yet. In any case, and for whatever reason, you’ll always see people wanting...

There’s certainly no shortage of contraceptives out there for women to choose from these days, but exactly how effective are they? One of the most popular methods is the contraceptive pill. This method is easy to use and can be accessed through your family doctor or online medical services such as LloydsPharmacy Online Doctor. If you’re already on this form of birth control or you’re considering starting it, it’s important to ensure you’re up to speed when it comes to...

A headache may sound like a very simple medical problem, but for those who suffer regularly they can be extremely debilitating. If you experience frequent headaches, you will know that the pain can often leave you unable to do anything, such as focus on work or enjoy time with your family. It can also be much harder to rest and relax properly. Medications for headaches There are plenty of over-the-counter remedies for headaches. If you are a regular sufferer, you know which ones...

Your skin is the first thing people notice about you. Not only is it the largest organ in your body, it is also the most visible. Keeping it healthy is crucial to looking your best. Beauty starts from within; what you eat and drink can have a serious impact on your skin. If you are not drinking enough water, you risk depriving your skin and entire body of precious moisture. You should ty to drink at least eight glasses of water per day (2 to 3 litres). Simple lean proteins such...

Post-baby bodies are set to be sexier than ever with the US expansion of an online weight loss community helping mums stay fit, healthy and in fabulous shape in both the UK and USA. Founded by kick-ass wellness alchemist and certified transformation coach Lisa Barwise, Mummy Shape School is packed full of resources, motivation and support. Driven by the philosophy that “kids are the reason, not the excuse” Barwise is on a mission to help mums overcome emotional hurdles and...

A retreat that goes beyond the surface: Millions of women book retreats each year for a temporary escape from their everyday stresses and pressures to indulge in massages, facials or the latest beauty treatment. While these breaks might give brief respite, they only ever achieve surface level changes, but a new type of retreat is now available that uses psychotherapeutic techniques and professional coaching to really rejuvenate the mind and help people to realise their own strength...

Most people think that if you eat fat it makes you fat.  What I like to say is that eating the RIGHT TYPES OF FAT actually makes you thin!! Nowadays we have low-fat this, reduced fat that.  Fat is normally what gives the food its taste.  Take the fat out and there is very little taste left.  So what do you think food manufactures put into the food instead to replace the removed fats? CARBOHYDRATES – the blimmin’ things that raise insulin levels and nine times out of ten...

GET YOUR GREENS – try to include a side salad every chance you get, and if you’re super keen on greens join the green smoothie craze. Greens rev up digestive juices and help keep the body in an alkaline state, which helps fight stress and therefore weight gain too for most of us. GET MOVING ON YOUR POST-HOLIDAY CATCH UPS – Bundle up and go for a chatty stroll rather than going for cocktails. Take mum for a walk before dinner to keep your appetite in check. TAKE...

‘In an age where people are time poor and anxiety and stress levels are rife, meditation keeps us in balance when the world around us is out of synch.’ Sunita Passi, meditation teacher ‘We can really fuel our faces and feed our bodies. Ultimate wellness is ultimate beauty.’ Karen Cummings-Palmer, nutritional coach This female only luxury day retreat takes place at the luxury COMO Shambhala Urban Escape, Metropolitan Hotel on Old Park Lane, London. Learn...

Rebounding research has proven the many health benefits of rebounding – you can burn 100’s of calories, stimulate lymphatic drainage, improve the immune system, improve posture and reduce body fat. Although rebounding feels like a new fitness craze it has actually been in the UK for over 10 yearsebounding experts MaXimus Life are the designers and makers of the robust, high quality and low impact . Every single cell is worked when rebounding including internal organs,...

Elaine Beveridge, TTM sufferer

• Thousands of women in the UK suffer from Trichotillomania (TTM), the hair pulling disorder, according to information released by hair loss expert Lucinda Elleryas part of International No Pulling Week • Doctor Jon Grant’s research reveals 100 million people worldwide have TTM • Women in high­‐powered jobs are most likely to suffer from the secret condition • Hair loss expert Lucinda Ellery, says: “Through education we can help millions more women across the world...