Hello and welcome to the August newsletter where we talk about wardrobes; skincare wardrobes and supplement wardrobes, with a light touch on fashion wardrobes (full blame on a certain fashion director). With the heat still on (as I’m writing this), we throw the focus on holiday products, although quite honestly we need most of these without even jumping on a plane to seek the sun. It has sought us.
We take a further look at Garden of Wisdom (GoW), the resurrection of a product, which is no longer in product heaven and if you don’t mind, I am also going to talk about my hair for a moment or two. Shabir makes an appearance (one of many) with a skincare regimen that is helping so many of you and there are a few treats sprinkled throughout, so please read carefully, we don’t want you to miss out. Let’s do it: Read More…
There are approximately six million prescriptions for iron tablets being issued each year in England and Wales. This does not surprise me because iron is essential to life as it plays a key role in the manufacture of proteins and enzymes; is required for the formation of haemoglobin, which is the oxygen carrier within the body, and iron also regulates cell growth. Iron and life are inseparable! With the exception of lactic acid bacteria found in the gut, every living organism requires iron as an essential nutrient for growth and development.
Iron tablets for the majority are the first line of defence when we are feeling tired or fatigued. Iron tablets are often prescribed for a lack of energy however iron tablets are also prescribed for a host of other reasons including anaemia. The most common types of iron tablets prescribed are ferrous sulphate, ferrous fumarate and ferrous gluconate. There are of course many iron supplements available as tablets, liquids and tonics. Read More…
I was at a play last night when my legs began twitching. It has been happening quite often since I reached late middle age. Is there anything I can do about it?
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a common condition of the nervous system. As well as involuntary twitching, RLS, which is often worse at the end of the day, can cause an irresistible urge to move your legs voluntarily (and sometimes other parts of the body) and/or a creeping crawling sensation in the legs. The charity RLS-UK offers information and support (01634 260483, rls-uk.org). Read More…
What is restless leg syndrome (RLS) and what causes it?
Whilst the subject of restless legs has been studied extensively, the causes of restless legs still remain a mystery to modern science. The symptoms of restless legs begin in a way that is almost contrary to all other types of pain in the limbs. Most types of leg pain ease when you rest the legs whereas with restless legs the pain gets more intense when you relax. Usually people do not wish to move when in pain whereas with restless legs, you feel noticeably better when you move around.
What are the symptoms of restless legs?
The symptoms of restless legs are variable include:
Uncontrollable desire to move legs particularly at night-time.
Twitching of the legs and leg muscles.
Pain in legs which feels like ‘creepy crawly sensation’.
Itching, pulling pain.
Symptoms get worse the more you keep your legs still.
Inability to sleep at night which subsequently results in fatigue and a lack of concentration during the day.