The Trunk of the Family Tree

2022-04-06T20:47:35+00:00By |Family Health|

As a parent, therapist and teacher, I love to watch people blossom. I honour each child as I do each parent, for without each other no learning can take place. Parenting is a highly dynamic job and requires a variety of different skills – however, every parent is rewarded with opportunities for awareness and transformation.

The Sunscreen Product Minefield

2022-03-16T23:04:31+00:00By |Family Health|

Zealous advertisers advocate sun­screen products with sun protection factors (SPFs) ranging from 15 to 100+. But how much of this is scientifically validated, and how much is spin-doctoring taking advantage of fear­ful and gullible consumers? Is an SPF of 100 really twice as good as one of 50, or even 30 or 15 for that matter? The short answer is no. The numbers do not compute that simply, as we will see.

Sexuality & the Gifts of Ageing

2022-01-12T16:21:10+00:00By |Family Health|

Is it possible that our sexual expression can deepen and become more fulfilling as we age? Most people experience the opposite. However, ageing holds many secret gifts that can deepen our sexual fulfilment. As we age we become less concerned about what others think. We slow down. We become more present. All these qualities can greatly support a more fulfilling love life. All it takes is the desire for deeper awareness.

Snoring and the Consequences

2021-12-08T10:50:45+00:00By |Family Health|

Snoring must be one of the most democratic activities on earth, and it allows for absolute freedom of expression. The techniques manifested are varied and creative, from gentle, reassuring barely-there buzzing to high whistles and low growling, or the unrelenting droning of a chain saw. It can be a very touchy subject – those who snore often deny it, and those on the receiving end sometimes feel victimised or harassed by it.

Dreaming of Sleep

2021-12-01T09:32:27+00:00By |Family Health|

Sleep is something that everyone on the planet does; some love it, some regard it as a waste of time, and a few seek it desperately. Whatever your relationship with sleep, it is vital for our health and wellbeing. Sleep is not a luxury but a necessity.

An in-depth Look at Early Menopause

2021-11-25T09:21:35+00:00By |Family Health|

For most women early menopause is a frightening experience, even though it comes with the cessation of the monthly bleeding which may seem like a relief to many. It is as if age has somehow caught up. Women believe that this is the beginning of the end, that sexual pleasure is on the downswing, the vagina will dry up, bones will disintegrate, skin will become wrinkled and dry, weight will increase and depression will soon set in. Dr Bernard Brom takes a closer look at the causes and diagnosis of early menopause.

Male Ageing and Prostate Health

2021-10-26T18:22:55+00:00By |Family Health|

Genetics do, to a certain degree, play a role in the ageing process, but it is ultimately sensible lifestyle habits that protect the prostate gland and lend vitality and verve to a man’s passing years. In this article Dr Elson Haas discusses the ageing process in general for men and then focuses on maintaining prostate health and sexual function over the years. For men, prostate and sexual function is important to feeling youthful. Those who remain sexually and sensually active feel better in many other ways as well.

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