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Just as Juicy interview – Anne Noonan

This is the first in a series of interviews I’ll be sharing with women (and maybe the occasional man!) who are supporting women going through menopause. I first met my friend Anne Noonan about ten years ago when she was a stylist. We then managed to lose touch,...

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Your heart health

For many people Valentine’s Day is about chocolate and red roses. Oh, and about spending time with the one you love. But this year, please also take a serious look at your heart health. Heart disease kills an Australian woman every hour of every day. It’s...

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Superfoods – beetroot

Growing up in Australia meant one thing. Beetroot was a regular part of my childhood diet. And I hated it. Which was a shame, as the health benefits of beetroot are many. However as a child, all I knew was the beetroot that came in a tin. Evil and revolting stuff that...

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Managing your menopause at work

In Australia approximately 25%* or the workforce, or nearly 3 million women, are estimated to be currently undergoing perimenopause or menopause. So how to manage menopause at work is a hot topic! One of the biggest challenges faced by women undergoing “the change” is...

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Meal ideas for an elimination diet

Most people, when they hear they have to go on an elimination diet, almost always freak out about what to eat. And with good reason, as it can be a bit repetitive. Hopefully this post will give you some ideas. I cooked quite simple meals, and went right back to basics...

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Christmas survival guide

Like many, I have experienced many Decembers in a state of rising anxiety as “the big day” rapidly approaches. Christmas is often a time that is fraught with challenges. My Christmas survival guide has been many years in the making, and while I definitely...

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Be skin cancer aware – my melanoma story

I’m taking a little sideways step from menopause to mention another health issue that is very close to my heart. And that is skin cancer. This morning I had my six-monthly skin check at the dermatologist, which reminded me that this week marks three years since...

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Hormone Replacement Therapy – the basics

Hormone replacement therapy – often known as HRT,  hormone therapy (HT) or menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) – is used by many women to treat the symptoms of menopause. Essentially it’s a synthetic form of estrogen, progesterone, and for some women testosterone,...

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Broccoli and bacon salad

Last weekend my naturopath emailed me to say I featured in her dream, and that the reason my cholesterol was high was due to issues with my liver. She went on to say I needed to eat more broccoli, beetroot and turmeric. So now I’m eating loads of this beautiful...

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