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

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

An estimated one in two Americans take a vitamin supplement. However, when you’re facing a wall of products, it’s not always easy to know which one to buy. Should you select a multivitamin and mineral, opt for a bespoke blend…
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How to Use Spices to Stay Healthy in the Transition from Summer to Fall
2 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

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

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

Today, I want to talk about the benefits of probiotics… especially for older adults.

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

The Truth About the Benefits of Probiotics After Menopause
3 months ago

The Truth About the Benefits of Probiotics After Menopause

Many women find that increasing their intake of plant hormones and probiotics 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 lignans are found in good quantities in ground flaxseed, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, sweet potatoes, and lentils. Read More

The Power of Magnesium for Women’s Long-Term Health
5 months ago

The Power of Magnesium for Women’s 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

How to Improve Thinning or Graying Hair: 10 Practical Tips for Women Over 60
9 months ago

How to Improve Thinning or Graying Hair: 10 Practical Tips for Women Over 60

Have you noticed your hair is thinner than 30 years ago? If so, you’re not alone. By middle age, most people’s hair becomes finer as the diameter of individual hair follicles, and the hair they produce, decreases. The good news is that several diet and lifestyle changes can help your hair grow more thickly…
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5 Ways Women Over 60 Can Maintain Healthy Joints and Overcome Arthritis
9 months ago

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

Maintaining healthy joints is so important to getting the most from life after 60. Unfortunately, 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

How Cold Weather Can Affect Your Health After 60
9 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
12 months ago

10 Questions to Ask About Your Heart Health After 50

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. Following a heart-friendly diet and lifestyle can reduce your future risk of a heart attack whether or not you have already experienced one. Ask yourself these 10 questions to see if you need to take action…
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10 Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally (#6 is SO Tasty!)
12 months ago

10 Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally (#6 is SO Tasty!)

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