About a quarter of women will develop depression as they approach menopause - even if they have never experienced it before - and they need to be ready, experts urge. Depression is more common among women, and we have long known that times of hormonal fluctuation increase their risks for the mood disorder dramatically. While postpartum depression is widely discussed and screened for, perimenopausal depression too often gets swept under the rug. Even if they never have children, all women who live into middle age will experience menopause, and a panel of University of Illinois at Chicago-led scientists have finally read the first guidelines ever on perimenopausal depression. An expert gave Daily Mail Online her own guide to why menopause may bring on depression and what women (and doctors) can do to be ready for the change. Nearly 60 percent of women with a history of depression and a quarter of women who have never been depressed will have an … [Read more...] about How to handle depression, menopause and the post-40 rollercoaster
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SO, you've been working out regularly and eating healthily...but your body isn't changing. It's frustrating, but it probably isn't your fault. Our hormones can affect the way in which we burn fat and build muscle in so many different ways. Your menstrual cycle, oestrogen and testosterone levels, cortisol and adrenaline release, your approach towards the menopause - all of these have a massive impact on your body's shape and ability to respond to movement. Hormones are key to our bodies running smoothly, and sometimes having a healthy diet and exercise regime might not be enough to fix hormonal issues. We reveal six ways your hormones could be impacting on your goals - and how others are helping:Too much oestrogen could be responsible for love handles and belly fat Women who have high oestrogen levels throughout their cycle tend to hold their weight around their middles - so if you struggle to shift belly fat, it might be worth doing an estradiol test. You can order a World Health … [Read more...] about How your HORMONES affect your work out from weight gain to sore muscles
A FUNERAL director who binge ate her way to almost 26st as a coping mechanism following the death of her boyfriend lost more than half her body weight in just 18 months. Jaclyn Silva, 31, from Ontario, Canada, suffered a breakdown after her boyfriend Allan Williams died in 2010 after being diagnosed with a rare lung disease. She used food to help her cope with the grief and her unhealthy eating and drinking habits saw her pile on the pounds to 23st. Jaclyn, who weighed 15st 10lbs when she first started dating Allan, grew up with low self-esteem and poor body image, and struggled with an eating disorder. When boyfriend, Allan Williams, of four years passed away she was left inconsolable and used food and drink to deal with her grief. She said: “I just pushed it all away because it was too painful to even begin to deal with. "It’s ironic because I’m a funeral director and I’m trained in grief, but I couldn’t do the work for myself.” “To … [Read more...] about Size 32 woman who ate her way to 26 stone after her boyfriend’s tragic death has shed HALF her body weight
Mr Shawn Ho, Associate Research Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) in Singapore to talk about this extraordinary international political event. Shawn feels that the tough rhetoric coming out of both Washington and N. Korea is only a pre-summit negotiation ploy. “Both countries, N. Korea and the US seem to want to hold this summit and this is just part of the pre-summit negotiations where both sides are trying to figure out the other side’s position, and trying to gain some concessions ahead of the actual summit ahead of June 12th. …If they had wanted to cancel the summit they would have already done that quite some time ago. The fact that Mike Pompeo the US Secretary of State has visited Pyongyang twice, means that there is probably some kind of basic understanding, and along the way, if there had been future disagreements they wouldn’t … [Read more...] about Will the Trump-Kim Summit Be Cancelled?
Want to cook for kids? Then better think like a four-year old. That’s one of the lessons Nicole Pisani learnt when she hung up her chef whites at London’s Nopi restaurant and took on the job of cooking for 450 students at Gayhurst Community School four years ago. Now she’s sharing the lessons she’s learned at the Hackney primary school to help other professional chefs make the move from restaurant to school as part of a new programme called Chefs in Schools. Chefs in Schools was created by Pisani, Henry Dimbleby, food campaigner and co-founder of Leon, and Louise Nichols, executive headteacher of the Leap Federation of Schools in Hackney. Their goal is to place 100 professional, restaurant-trained chefs in 100 schools by 2023, but that figure could grow based on overwhelming response from both schools and chefs when the programme launched earlier this month. It all started four years ago with a tweet from Dimbleby saying that Gayhurst – the school his … [Read more...] about Chefs in Schools: The charity bringing top chefs in to make school dinners