Women's Health & Lifestyle


Having it all: busting the myths

Dr. Linda Friedland Women's Health & LifestyleThe pressure on women to ‘have it all’ is higher than ever.  Dr Linda Friedland has some advice on how to avoid the pitfalls of trying too hard. The reality of ‘having it all’, as we have come to know it, is utterly exhausting. Read the full article at: http://www.primolife.com.au/ideas/primo-biz/having-it-all-busting-the-myths...
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Express yourself!

Dr. Linda Friedland Women's Health & Lifestyle“Breast cancer did not make me stronger, more feminine or spiritual. It was a very personal, agonising encounter with a force that encourages us to deny reality, submit cheerfully to misfortune and blame only ourselves for our fate,” writes Barbara Ehrenreich in her book Smile or Die: How Positive Thinking Fooled America and the World Granta 2009). She goes on to say that the first thing she discovered when faced with breast cancer was that, “the appropriate attitude must be upbeat.” This new book is written by a justifiably angry breast cancer patient. Although the author makes some sweeping nonscientific...
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Having less sex than 1950’s housewives

Dr. Linda Friedland Women's Health & LifestyleAt work Simone is on top of her game, vivacious, interested and completely engaged. But this commitment may come at a price. When Simone gets home, she goes through the motions, makes dinner and sorts out what needs to be done for the children. Sparkling, engaged conversation or possible intimacy) with her partner? Forget it. Scandinavian research has shown that men coming home from work show a drop in their stress hormone levels, whereas for most women the stress hormone stays the same or even rises. The above scenario is possibly the major contributor to a lack of desire or...
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A coffee a day keeps the doctor away

Dr. Linda Friedland Women's Health & LifestyleLet's meet for a cup of coffee' is the starting point for most friendships, love affairs and business deals. It is the quintessential ice breaker and social lubricant. It provides the much needed break from the office, the desk, the monotony and the workload. It is the quickest way to legally provide a 39;pick me up' and it smells and tastes heavenly. It's the drink we can't live without--yet few enjoy it without some guilt. 39;Addictive' and 39;bad for me' lurk somewhere in your thoughts as you consume another cappuccino. Treasured as it is, however, coffee has been blamed for...
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What’s Love got to do with it?

Dr. Linda Friedland Women's Health & LifestyleAs we find ourselves in the midst of the red roses and glitzy heart-shaped chocolates of Valentine's month, the old Tina Turner song comes to mind  What's love got to do with it? What's love but a second hand emotion? Regarding your health and vitality, love's got everything to do with it! Love has become one of the hot areas of scientific research. I am not aware of any other factor in medicine, that has as great an impact on our quality of life and the incidence of illness than the healing power of love and intimacy," emphasizes  cardiologist Dr...
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