50+ Health Women
Could kimchi be one of the world’s healthiest foods?

Could kimchi be one of the world’s healthiest foods?

If you haven’t discovered kimchi yet, read on. You’ll be surprised by the benefits of this Korean dish. With a growing worldwide interest in fermented and probiotic foods, it’s no surprise that a fermented vegetable side dish called kimchi is currently all the rage. Recognised as a functional food, kimchi was listed in the magazine […]

Sex after hysterectomy

Sex after hysterectomy

Every year approximately 30,000 Australian women undergo a hysterectomy. Are you one of them? Find out how it may affect your sex life. A hysterectomy is a very common medical procedure where the uterus (womb), and sometimes the ovaries, Fallopian tubes or cervix, are removed. The most common reasons for hysterectomies among Australian women include […]

Menopause and obesity

Menopause and obesity

“Middle-age spread” isn’t just a humorous term. Many menopausal women associate this life phase with a widening midriff. What should you know? Menopause can be a challenging time: many women struggle with symptoms such as hot flushes and night sweats, and the question regarding the use of hormone therapy can be a challenging one. In […]

Make your bones happy – prevent osteoporosis

Make your bones happy – prevent osteoporosis

Osteoporosis isn’t just a risk for old ladies. This bone disease can affect young women too – even men. But in almost all cases diet and lifestyle changes can prevent osteoporosis. It seemed unthinkable. In 2005, medical student Alae Brand was just 20 years old and facing a diagnosis of osteoporosis. Surprising? Yes. Impossible? No. A dedicated sportswoman, ex-gymnast and […]