Vegan is, without doubt, the hot potato at the moment with more and more people turning to this as their preferred choice of diet. The campaigns to eat less meat in an effort to restore some equilibrium in our planet’s welfare has been a major driver but while we all recognise the need to respect our environment there are also major benefits for those suffering in the menopause.
As we enter the final furlong of our Christmas preparations and the final number of satsumas and mince pies is calculated, it seems that this year, more than ever, we are turning our attention to the cost of Christmas not just financially but environmentally and the impact the festive season is having.
There is one time in our calendar when a cacophony of emotions, a perfect storm of sentiments rage through most households. Yes, it’s Christmas the season of goodwill to fellowmen! Did the “goodwill” somehow get lost in translation, has it been lost beneath the pressure to find the right sized jumper for Aunt Judy or the fight to host this year’s celebratory dinner.
With the onset of Red Wednesday and Black Friday we find ourselves in the latter stages of colour selection for Fifty One Apparel's Spring Summer 2020 collection. It is, perhaps, appropriate to consider the relevance of colour in our day to day lives as we embark on what shades we keep and what we discard.
As Winter approaches and the threat of another Beast from the East looms bringing -9 degrees temperatures to our shores the memories of those long sunshine filled days bring to mind the importance of Vitamin D sometimes referred to as the Sunshine Vitamin.
Everyone knows the benefits of a good night’s sleep. I, for one am a huge advocate of sleep over medication, I’m no medic but, rightly or wrongly, the slightest hint of an illness and a hot bath and an inviting pillow is the preferred choice over the popping of a pill or a teaspoon of an unpleasant concoction on “doctor’s orders”
On October 18th we read about 2 Nasa astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir who made history by completing the first ever all-female spacewalk. Their task was to replace a failed power control unit outside of the International Space Station. It had been announced by NASA in March that Christina Koch would be part of the all female crew but the spacewalk was postponed because ( can you believe this ) a medium size space suit was not made available in time for her fellow astronaut Anne McClain the only available size was a large!!
21stSeptember was World Alzheimer's Daywhich is an international campaign aimed to raise awareness of this illness.
There is some confusion as to the difference between Dementia and Alzheimer’s. I for one did not know how to differentiate, but in brief, Dementia refers to a group of symptoms that affect the cognitive tasks such as memory and rationale. Dementia is a collective term for which Alzheimer’s disease falls under and is the most common cause which can lead to Dementia, estimated to be 6 in every 10 Dementia cases.