Music: Food for the Soul, Healing for the Mind

Music: A Sweet Path to Healing

Music doesn’t only have “charms to soothe the savage breast” as the saying goes – it also has the power to heal.

Recent studies carried out at Utah University appear to indicate that music can help dementia patients – helping to relieve anxiety, … (More)

The Forget Me Not Ball: A Night to Remember

Helping Those Who Have Forgotten Their Lives

I recently attended the Forget Me Not Ball, which was a fundraiser for Dementia UK.  It was a fantastic event for a good cause — and we had fMy Fellow WHYse Womenun too!

Kudos to fellow WHYse woman Clare Ellism, who organised the event – … (More)

Junk Food: Junk Body and Mind?

Junk Food:  Jinx on Body and Mind

bacon-burgerA recent study undertaken at the University of Queensland suggested that a diet rich in saturated fats and carbohydrates showed signs of osteoarthritis (the wearing over time of the cartilage between joints). The study, conducted on rats, also indicated that the junk food (More)

The Family that Stays Together….Stays Well

The Family that Stays Together…Stays Well

Dthree-generations-of-menespite the growing number of older people in society – around the world – it struck me that how we treat our elders may directly impact upon their health.

How?

Family Ties that Bind – and Keep Us Healthy

A recent study conducted … (More)

Coconut Oil: A Way Forward for Alzheimer’s Treatment?

Coconut Oil and Alzheimer’s Treatment: What’s the Connection?

Alzheimer's bookAmerican naturopathic physician and nutritionist Bruce Fife has recently written a book in which he sets forth evidence that nutritional therapy – in the form of coconut oil – may be an effective treatment for Alzheimer’s.  In plain terms, the medium length … (More)