Keeping up-to-date with the latest advances in Women's health and exploring information on a healthy living lifestyle (backed up by the facts)

is important if we are to make informed decisions about our well-being. My health blog is designed to bring you up to speed with the latest information.

January 20, 2015

Those who are hyped and pumped after that evening run may need to do the huff and puff exercise before 3 pm and stick to gentle, relaxing movement into the evening.


It’s now been proved what a lot of insomniacs have suspected:

It can take up to 4 months for exercise to...

October 2, 2014

By Dr Karen Coates


The distinguished American medical journal JAMA has published a large study concluding a strong link between antibiotic use before the age of 24 months and a doubling of the risk of childhood obesity.

An estimated 15 percent of 4 year olds are classif...

September 4, 2014

By Dr Karen Coates


Here’s the proof. Life is too short to give up all of life’s pleasures, but sometimes just a little compromise can make a huge difference.


Eating up to 50 grams of dark chocolate each day may be beneficial in the management of high blood pressure and...

July 15, 2014

More evidence in defense of saturated fats based in science from Dr. Karen:


 A comprehensive review of all the research and studies on the role of saturated fat and human disease was recently released to the medical arena in March 2014. The conclusion?


“We found essent...

July 15, 2014

By Dr. Karen Coates


Sometimes things just don’t go to plan. A great marketing idea.


 A weight loss product, complete with calorie in, calorie out research that, in theory, should make the product perfect for a weight loss diet.


But….then there’s this study published th...

July 2, 2014

By Dr Karen Coates


Are you addicted to food?


I mean really addicted, in the medical sense.


Having a problem controlling the impulse to over eat or binge on your favourite chocolate biscuits or potato chips?


Can’t stop at one?


New evidence out of the University of Georg...

May 19, 2013

When I analyse the information from mainstream medicine research it sometimes surprises me as to how far from the healthy middle ground we have strayed when it comes to assessing the risks associated with ourdietary choices.


Did you know that drinking one can of soft d...

May 19, 2013

I have written previously on the pitfalls of taking extreme medical advice in the belief that this advice will be good for health. Now another study from the University of Edinburgh this week on the dangers of listening to the Slip Slop Slap message.


Sunshine on the sk...

May 18, 2013

Research vs dogma


More and more evidence is emerging which questions the decades of advice on what constituted a healthy intake of fat in a standard diet. A very robust study published in the British Medical Journal in February 2013 is one in a long line which challeng...

April 1, 2013

SOURCE: Science Daily (July 21, 2010)


Women who report greater use of cleaning products may be at a higher breast cancer risk than those who say they use them sparingly. Researchers writing in BioMed Central’s open access journal Environmental Health asked more than 15...

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