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Don't live life by default live a life on purpose




About me

Having retired over 10 years ago I have spent my retirement discovering who I am and finding ways to ensure that I am healthy and happy in my 3rd age. So many people allow old age to happen. We have a tendency to "expect" old age to creep up on us. Arthritis, dementia, cancer, diabetes are all afflictions of old age that many of us think are inevitable. It is my belief that if we live a life on purpose and don't leave it to chance then all of these things are avoidable.

Prior to retiring I was a headteacher of a center for pupils with emotional and behavioral problems a job that not only left me stressed out but also affected my overall health. I have 3 grown up children and I am now a grandmother to 4 delightful grandchildren with another on the way later this year. I want to enjoy good health in my 3rd age so that I can enjoy my family and spend time with my husband playing tennis, walking and travelling

I work hard at keeping fit and healthy and want to share my story with you through this website. It is my hero's journey to a healthier and more fulfilled life

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Candida is Fun

How Can Candida be Fun?

What is Candida Albicans? I recently came across a book called Candida Can be Fun by Rebecca Richardson. It seemed initially to be a strange title as to be honest having candida is anything but fun. Candida Albicans is a yeast that resides in our gut. Normally it is kept in check by a large […]

Gluten free

How Healthy is Your Gluten Free Diet?

Have you Been Diagnosed with Celiac Disease or Gluten Intolerance? Being diagnosed with celiac disease or with a gluten intolerance can have a major impact on your daily life. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease that is caused by eating the gluten present in various grains.The symptoms can be very debilitating and in addition can […]

Intermittent Fasting for Weight Loss and Longevity

  According to Dr Mercola intermittent fasting can help you to lose weight and increase your longevity. However before embarking on any diet regime you need to be properly informed to ensure that you embark on a healthy regime that is going to improve your health and well-being. There are so many fad diets out […]

Fructose Overload

  Fructose is hiding in your foods. It is a sweetener often referred to has high fructose corn syrup.  It would appear that HFCS is one of the main causes of obesity. It is cheaper and 20% sweeter than sugar and it can be found in many common foods that are consumed on a daily […]