I think I’ve always been fascinated with nature and how the health of our species, the planet and all the other creatures which call our world home are connected. Yet, as with many things, as much as I delve into this huge topic and become more passionate and educated about it, I have tried to… Continue reading What is Planetary Health?
I’ve had more questions about my Master’s in Public Health recently and on a poll this week 100% of those who answered wanted a blog on the modules I’ve taken so far, so here we go! If you’d like an overview of why and where I’m studying I recommend you check out the blog I… Continue reading My Public Health Master’s – Year One
So picking up right where we left off from last week (if you haven't read last week's post I highly recommend it as covers the first part of this guidance, you can find it here: https://thelifestylepill.org/2019/10/13/lifestyle-in-nice-guidance-part-4a-weight-pregnancy/). Advise that moderate-intensity physical activity will not harm her or her unborn child. At least 30 minutes per day… Continue reading Lifestyle in NICE guidance – Part 4b – Weight & Pregnancy
I know body changes during pregnancy are a really sensitive matter for many. Even those who have not had any issues with body image previously can, understandably, experience difficulty with how rapidly their body is changing and how out of control this is for them. This said, I do think it’s important for people to… Continue reading Lifestyle in NICE guidance – Part 4a – Weight & Pregnancy
Fertility is such a sensitive subject for many, with 1 in 7 couples struggling to conceive. It’s also a topic I’ve become more interested in over the past few months. I undertook a short course from Monash University (Melbourne) in the relationship between Fertility, Pregnancy and Nutrition. I am also so, so pleased and excited… Continue reading Lifestyle in NICE guidance – part 3 – Fertility
What is thrush? Firstly, very common! 3 out of 4 women will have it at least once in their lives. The formal name is vulvovaginal candidiasis, it’s caused by an overgrowth of Candida, a yeast (fungus). You know the gut microbiome? Well your vagina has one to! Thrush happens when the balance of micoorganisms in… Continue reading Recurrent Vaginal Thrush
Following on from last week, I'm discussing NICE guidance is going to be ‘Preventing excess weight gain’ (NICE guidance NG7). I started this discussion last week, so if you haven't read this yet, I recommend it: https://thelifestylepill.org/2019/09/15/lifestyle-in-nice-guidance-part-2a/ Further advice for parents and carers of children and young people Encourage parents, carers and everyone in regular… Continue reading Lifestyle in NICE guidance – Part 2b – preventing excess weight gain