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About Sarah Brewer

Dr Sarah Brewer qualified from Cambridge University with degrees in Natural Sciences, Medicine and Surgery. After working in general practice and realising that many illnesses have a dietary basis, she gained a Master's degree in nutritional medicine from the University of Surrey. As well as being a licensed doctor, Sarah is now also a Registered Nutritionist, a Registered Nutritional Therapist and an award winning health writer. Visit her nutritional medicine blog at http://drsarahbrewer.com and her blood pressure site at http://mylowerbloodpressure.com.
Latest Posts | By Sarah Brewer
The Power of Magnesium for Long-Term Health
5 months ago

The Power of Magnesium for Long-Term Health

Magnesium is one of the most important minerals for long-term health. It’s needed to maintain the ‘pumps’ that control the movement of salts in and out of cells.

It is also essential for nerve conduction, muscle relaxation, healthy bones and just about every metabolic reaction in the body – including energy production. Read More

13 Drug-Free Ways to Relieve Arthritis
5 months ago

13 Drug-Free Ways to Relieve Arthritis

Painful joints were traditionally treated with oral painkillers such as acetaminophen (paracetamol), ibuprofen or stronger anti-inflammatory drugs.

These are now discouraged following concerns that they may affect your liver and kidneys, as well as increasing your long-term risk of heart attack or stroke. Read More

6 Powerful Supplements for Women Over 60… Number 5 Will Surprise You
9 months ago

6 Powerful Supplements for Women Over 60… Number 5 Will Surprise You

While diet should always come first, there are some supplements that provide additional benefits that can be difficult to obtain from food alone – especially if you are eating less to lose weight, if you have a reduced appetite or are avoiding certain foods due to intolerances. Read More

How to Use Spices to Stay Healthy in the Transition from Summer to Fall
11 months ago

How to Use Spices to Stay Healthy in the Transition from Summer to Fall

Many kitchen spices have warming properties that can enhance your health as the weather turns colder. While they are available in supplement form, use them in recipes whenever possible. Read More

How Cold Weather Can Affect Your Health After 60
2 years ago

How Cold Weather Can Affect Your Health After 60

Cold weather can have many adverse effects on health. For example, your metabolism has to work harder to keep warm, which may seem a good thing if you’re trying to lose weight.

The down side, however, is that your immunity can suffer, partly because of decreased blood flow and immune responses in the nose – your first line of defence against respiratory viruses. Read More

10 Questions to Ask About Your Heart Health After 50
2 years ago

10 Questions to Ask About Your Heart Health After 50

You have more control over your heart health than you might think. In fact, researchers estimate that almost one in three heart attacks are linked with eating an unhealthy diet while an unhealthy lifestyle – smoking, not exercising, drinking too much alcohol – accounts for many of the others. Read More

Multivitamins vs. Individual Supplements – What’s Best for Healthy Aging?
2 years ago

Multivitamins vs. Individual Supplements – What’s Best for Healthy Aging?

An estimated one in two Americans take a vitamin supplement, but when you’re facing a wall of products, it’s not always easy to know which one to buy. Read More

5 Ways Women Over 60 Can Maintain Healthy Joints and Overcome Arthritis
2 years ago

5 Ways Women Over 60 Can Maintain Healthy Joints and Overcome Arthritis

Few people escape joint aches and pains, however gracefully they age. Over 100 different types of arthritis can cause symptoms of pain, swelling, stiffness and restricted movement. Read More

The Truth About the Benefits of Probiotics After Menopause
2 years ago

The Truth About the Benefits of Probiotics After Menopause

Many women find that increasing their intake of plant hormones helps to reduce menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes.

These plant hormones have a weak effect on human oestrogen receptors and include soy isoflavones as well as lignans. These ligans are found in good quantities in ground flaxseed, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, sweet potatoes and lentils. Read More

The Surprising Benefits of Probiotics for Your Bowels as an Older Adult
2 years ago

The Surprising Benefits of Probiotics for Your Bowels as an Older Adult

As you get older, your bowels tend to become less regular and predictable. Common ways to improve this are to increase your intakes of fiber and fluids. These options work best if you also increase the presence of beneficial bowel bacteria. Read More

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