The idea behind this page…

The All Round Approach…

I have life long interest in health and nutrition sparked by personal battles, which I’ll explain later (maybe!), and maintained by working in a business that demands and venerates youth – yes, even in men! Women have a harder battle undoubtedly but I’m going to look closely at the issues of male ageing and health too…

I’m hoping that we can also address any negative attitudes towards attempting to begin any of the healthier lifestyle programs and trying any of the processes that might help fight the signs and accelerators of ageing.

There is no doubt, even to the least interested, that there is a mine field of information out there. Every magazine, TV program etc screams out daily advise and the dire consequences of just about everything you eat, drink or breathe! Contradictions and seemingly impossible, or impractical schemes, and the dreaded ‘diet’ all presented as absolute¬†fact.

It’s like some evil fairy tale mirror frowning at our lack of resolve or some nonsense and set quietly on the wall to watch us with a faint air of distain…and to ruin our day.

So, I’m going to have a root around the whole gleaming business and see what’s what…and, of course, post the findings here…!

In the meantime I’m adding this photograph as starting point. This is really what I look like. There has been no retouching or photoshop. If you zoom in close you see the truth, as it was on that day. There’s hair growing in all sorts of places and grey to boot! There’s dry bits and blotchy bits and so on. We all have it and yet there are lots of things we can do to keep this all to a minimum. I’m planning to have a go at most of them!

Thank you and be well…xm

5 thoughts on “The idea behind this page…”

  1. Dear Mathew,
    You recommended Bepenthan as being a help to combat very dry,itching skin on eyelids and I have indeed found this helpful, but perhaps because of a combination of being in my later seventies and this current long spell of very cold,dry weathe, I find that despite a considerable decrease in the itchiness and reddening of eyelid skin, I still have much of the very dry skin there. i also tried some “simple” Eye Ointment (ontaining lanolin) which my Pharmacist suggested and that has also helped, but not yet got rid of this annoying problem. Your page seems very helpful so I am wondering if you have any other recommendations for me which could perhaps eliminate this dryness altogther? V.Ponomarieva

    1. Hello Valentina, well, if it is blepharitis then there is some good advice and recommendations on the NHS site – try :

      Many home and natural remedies are suggested by people across the web. These range from solutions of ‘No More Tears’ shampoo through castor oil to cold chamomile or black tea bags. Although each and every person suggesting these remedies swears by them do be aware that it is imperative that the actual cause of the itchiness is diagnosed correctly before applying slices of potato or cucumber etc in case it isn’t actually blepharitis that you have, but rather dermatitis or allergies.

  2. Hi Matthew…i find the very best age fighting practises are also deeply unfashionable.A smoking and alcohol-free lifestyle…early nights and 2-3 litres of water per day.Fresh vegetables and daily power walks.Skin lubricates and radiates from within.

  3. Hello Mathew, I wrote to you a couple of years ago about very dry skin on my upper eyelids & you suggested Bepenthan as a possible help. I did find it worked to a considerable extent but the problem remained, albeit not anywhere near as much as before. However, since then, having tried one or two other recommendations, I’ve found that a very small application of Bach rescue Cream has been best of all for me and so far the dryness hasn’t returned. I let you know about this in case anyone else has a similar trouble and may find it helps them, though as ever, what works for one may not do the same for another.
    I agree with the response from Martin Shaw, by the way, although I’m not so great at early nights and power walking is quite beyond me now, but I don’t have a car and walk as much and as often as wonky knees allow1

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