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A Registered Nurse, Rowena has completed a Bachelor of Media and Communications and a Masters of Nursing at the University of Sydney. After working as a journalist for many years, Rowena is now a freelance writer and has combined her love of writing with her passion for health care on a national and global level. While studying Rowena gained invaluable experience in hospitals, community health and general practice and developed a particular interest in the political, social and economical issues affecting healthy ageing. Helping consumers to make educated choices, Rowena explores current issues, trends and research in health.

 

From a family of doctors and nurses, Rowena’s interest in health developed at an early age. Realising her skills lay in research and writing, she purused a freelance career that has allowed her to explore health issues through feature articles, blogs and copywriting.

Blog entries by Rowena Ryan

  • Caloric restriction slows aging

    Using caloric restriction to slow the aging process

    Aging is an inevitable part of life and each year there are thousands of products that claim “anti-aging” effects. While there are num..Read more

    Aging is an inevitable part of life and there are thousands of products claiming “anti-aging” effects. Research suggests caloric restriction will slow aging

  • Testing testosterone levels

    What is testosterone?

    Testosterone is essential for normal sexual development and function in both men and women, and testing testosterone levels is sometimes required if you’re showing si..Read more

    Having adequate testosterone levels is vital for health and wellbeing in both men and women. Find out what is involved in testing testosterone levels here.

  • Manage the andropause

    What is the andropause?

    Andropause is a normal part of aging for men, who see a gradual decline in testosterone levels, but there are ways to manage the andropause and maintain wellbeing and..Read more

    Andropause is a normal part of aging for men, who see a gradual decline in testosterone levels. Learn how to manage the andropause here.

  • Stick to an anti-aging diet

    How to stick to an anti-aging diet

    It can be difficult for those with active social calendars to stick to an anti-aging diet. We suggest some strategies for yo..Read more

    It can be difficult for those with active social calendars to stick to an anti-aging diet. Here are some tips to ensure you don’t fall into bad habits.

  • Female hormones overview

    What are hormones?

    Some hormones uniquely contribute to female health - here we go into great detail about female hormones from childhood through to the menopause.

    Hormones, p..Read more

    Hormones are essential for good female health. Continue reading to learn more about the key female hormones.

  • How to increase DHEA levels

    What is Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)?

    Dehydroepiandrosterone (..Read more

    Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) - one of the body’s most plentiful steroid hormones - has important health benefits. Learn how to increase DHEA levels here.

  • Oily fish and diabetes prevention

    Omega-3, oily fish and diabetes prevention

    Experts recommend people with diabetes consume a serve of oily fish 2-3 times a week. Here we explain why, and options for those who ..Read more

    Experts recommend people with diabetes consume a serve of oily fish 2-3 times a week. Here we explain why, and options for those who don't like it.

  • How do you manage depression?

    The drug-free way to avoid and manage depression

    Large question marks continue to hang over antidepressants as a way to manage depression.

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    Not everyone will benefit from taking antidepressants to manage depression, but there are simple steps we can all take to try and lift our mood.

  • Best antioxidants for skincare

    Antioxidants: your skin’s best defense

    The best antioxidants for skincare come in both oral and topical form. Here..Read more

    The best antioxidants for skincare come in both oral and topical form. Here we explain how you can slow, or even prevent, aging skin with antioxidants.

  • How body fat affects our skin

    Excess body fat can have a dramatic impact on our skin

    Carrying too much weight around is a health risk all on its own, but the way body fat affects our skin can be dramatic, and hard to rev..Read more

    Carrying too much weight around is a health risk all on its own, but the way body fat affects our skin can be dramatic, and hard to undo.

  • Testing cortisol levels

    What is a cortisol blood test?

    Cortisol mobilizes our biological resources to repair and protect the body during time..Read more

    Cortisol is a key hormone that our body produces when we are stressed, and here we explain why testing cortisol levels is important as we age.

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