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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
How Cold Weather Can Affect Your Health After 60
3 months 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
5 months 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?
6 months 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
8 months 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
9 months 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
9 months 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

How to Live to 100 – Practical Tips You Can Apply Today
12 months ago

How to Live to 100 – Practical Tips You Can Apply Today

Do you want to live to 100? Or, do you perhaps want to live to 110 and become a super-centenarian? It may sound unlikely, but, according to the UK Government Actuary’s Department, babies born in just thirty years’ time will have an average life expectancy of 150!  Read More

10 Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally
1 year ago

10 Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally

Are you among the one in three adults who have a high blood pressure? If so, taking your prescribed medication every day is vitally important for your long-term health. You probably don’t have any obvious symptoms, but this is one of the most important conditions your doctor will screen you for. Read More

How to Improve Thinning Hair: Practical Advice for Women Over 60
1 year ago

How to Improve Thinning Hair: Practical Advice for Women Over 60

Have you noticed your hair is thinner than 30 years ago? If so, you’re not alone. Read More