16Oct/20
tips for thinning hair women over 40

Hair thinning tips from a celebrity stylist

Founder at The Latte Lounge
Katie is the CEO & Founder of The Latte Lounge. She is happily married with 4 children and 1 Cavachon!.

She has worked for the past 30 years in PR, Marketing, Event Organising and Fundraising for a variety of charities and set up this platform after suffering for 4 years from debilitating peri-menopause symptoms at the age of 45.

She is now passionate about helping all women in all areas of their lives, by providing them with a forum that offers support and signposting throughout midlife and beyond!
Katie Taylor

My thinning hair has been bothering me for several years now, especially when I look at myself in photographs.  But, female hair loss is now very common, with various stats & researchRead More…

03Oct/20
books about menopause

Must-read books about perimenopause and menopause

Founder at The Latte Lounge
Katie is the CEO & Founder of The Latte Lounge. She is happily married with 4 children and 1 Cavachon!.

She has worked for the past 30 years in PR, Marketing, Event Organising and Fundraising for a variety of charities and set up this platform after suffering for 4 years from debilitating peri-menopause symptoms at the age of 45.

She is now passionate about helping all women in all areas of their lives, by providing them with a forum that offers support and signposting throughout midlife and beyond!
Katie Taylor

What are the essential books that can support you through perimenopause and menopause? We’ve rounded up our top recommended reads… Recommended reads on perimenopause and menopause When I entered perimenopause at theRead More…

30Sep/20
Professor Michael Baum

The history and mystery of breast cancer with Professor Michael Baum

Founder at The Latte Lounge
Katie is the CEO & Founder of The Latte Lounge. She is happily married with 4 children and 1 Cavachon!.

She has worked for the past 30 years in PR, Marketing, Event Organising and Fundraising for a variety of charities and set up this platform after suffering for 4 years from debilitating peri-menopause symptoms at the age of 45.

She is now passionate about helping all women in all areas of their lives, by providing them with a forum that offers support and signposting throughout midlife and beyond!
Katie Taylor

To kick off the first day of Breast Cancer Awareness month on 1 October we organised a fascinating discussion all about breast cancer treatment past, present and future with leading breast cancerRead More…

01Mar/20
Postcards from midlife Sunday TImes Podcast

We talk hormones, with The Sunday Times

Founder at The Latte Lounge
Katie is the CEO & Founder of The Latte Lounge. She is happily married with 4 children and 1 Cavachon!.

She has worked for the past 30 years in PR, Marketing, Event Organising and Fundraising for a variety of charities and set up this platform after suffering for 4 years from debilitating peri-menopause symptoms at the age of 45.

She is now passionate about helping all women in all areas of their lives, by providing them with a forum that offers support and signposting throughout midlife and beyond!
Katie Taylor

I was delighted to be interviewed with my father, Breast Cancer Professor Michael Baum, by Lorraine Candy & Trish Halpin on The Sunday Times Style podcast; Postcards From Midlife. We talked aboutRead More…

14Feb/20

How does our metabolism change in our 40s, 50s and beyond?

Founder at The Latte Lounge
Katie is the CEO & Founder of The Latte Lounge. She is happily married with 4 children and 1 Cavachon!.

She has worked for the past 30 years in PR, Marketing, Event Organising and Fundraising for a variety of charities and set up this platform after suffering for 4 years from debilitating peri-menopause symptoms at the age of 45.

She is now passionate about helping all women in all areas of their lives, by providing them with a forum that offers support and signposting throughout midlife and beyond!
Katie Taylor

From guest blogger and personal trainer, Michael Brigo When I met Joanne for the first time, her goal was to lose weight, get fitter, and reduce her cholesterol levels. To help herRead More…

11Feb/20

The M Word – Everything you need to know about the menopause

Dr Philippa Kaye is a GP, author, journalist and mother.This means that she is busy, really busy and while others may dream of long indulgent weekends, she dreams of a lie in until 8.30am – that extra hour and a half makes all the difference, ask any parent!

Philippa is one of those irritating clichés, she really did always want to be a doctor, apart from a very brief spell of aspiring to be a ballerina (also a cliché, sorry). But she has always been fascinated by science and by people and medicine is a career which thankfully combines the two. She grew up in a very large and noisy family, where everyone knows everything about everybody. This may have led to her becoming quite nosy, some people may prefer the term ‘interested’, but the truth is, she is nosy, but as a doctor this can be a great thing because a bit of nosiness helps to find out about people which may in turn affect their health. But this interest extends into other areas of life and Philippa is often found with her family at a museum, gallery or just exploring because everything and everyone has a story to tell.

Dr Philippa is a Londoner and only moved away for three years while studying at Downing College Cambridge, before returning to Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ medical school for her clinical training. Once qualified she got married and started having babies all in the midst of training in paediatrics, gynaecology, care of the elderly and acute medicine, psychiatry and then general practice.She now works as a GP in both privately and for the NHS, before running home to the chaos of a house with a husband and three small children.

Dr Philippa knows that one of the core skills of medicine is being able to translate ‘medicalese’ into English and has used this skill to write five books on subjects ranging from pregnancy to child health and development. She is the medical expert for Woman,My Weekly Special and Smallish magazines and regularly contributes to the print and online press. She has previously been the medical expert for various magazines such as Junior, Sugar, Prima and Mother & Baby.

As with many working mums, Dr Philippa has a second job – parenthood, which truth be told is often tougher than the doctor day job! Most of her spare time is taken up with family and she is happiest cooking in her kitchen surrounding by family and friends, talking, eating and laughing, a lot.

Dr Philippa Kaye was once optimistically measured at 5 ft and ¾ of an inch. That ¾ of an inch is very important to her and should not be forgotten.
Dr Philippa Kaye

The menopause does not have to mean the end of your libido, of sex, of work, or of feeling like yourself. If at some point you had the ‘big talk’ – whenRead More…

06Nov/19

Make menopause matter!

Founder at The Latte Lounge
Katie is the CEO & Founder of The Latte Lounge. She is happily married with 4 children and 1 Cavachon!.

She has worked for the past 30 years in PR, Marketing, Event Organising and Fundraising for a variety of charities and set up this platform after suffering for 4 years from debilitating peri-menopause symptoms at the age of 45.

She is now passionate about helping all women in all areas of their lives, by providing them with a forum that offers support and signposting throughout midlife and beyond!
Katie Taylor

To mark #worldmenopauseday we joined our friends and colleagues, Diane Danzebrink and Andrea Swan (Menopause Support), back in Westminster to share and support the #makemenopausematter campaign with cross party mps. We wereRead More…

24Sep/19

Menstrual cycles

Dr Philippa Kaye is a GP, author, journalist and mother.This means that she is busy, really busy and while others may dream of long indulgent weekends, she dreams of a lie in until 8.30am – that extra hour and a half makes all the difference, ask any parent!

Philippa is one of those irritating clichés, she really did always want to be a doctor, apart from a very brief spell of aspiring to be a ballerina (also a cliché, sorry). But she has always been fascinated by science and by people and medicine is a career which thankfully combines the two. She grew up in a very large and noisy family, where everyone knows everything about everybody. This may have led to her becoming quite nosy, some people may prefer the term ‘interested’, but the truth is, she is nosy, but as a doctor this can be a great thing because a bit of nosiness helps to find out about people which may in turn affect their health. But this interest extends into other areas of life and Philippa is often found with her family at a museum, gallery or just exploring because everything and everyone has a story to tell.

Dr Philippa is a Londoner and only moved away for three years while studying at Downing College Cambridge, before returning to Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ medical school for her clinical training. Once qualified she got married and started having babies all in the midst of training in paediatrics, gynaecology, care of the elderly and acute medicine, psychiatry and then general practice.She now works as a GP in both privately and for the NHS, before running home to the chaos of a house with a husband and three small children.

Dr Philippa knows that one of the core skills of medicine is being able to translate ‘medicalese’ into English and has used this skill to write five books on subjects ranging from pregnancy to child health and development. She is the medical expert for Woman,My Weekly Special and Smallish magazines and regularly contributes to the print and online press. She has previously been the medical expert for various magazines such as Junior, Sugar, Prima and Mother & Baby.

As with many working mums, Dr Philippa has a second job – parenthood, which truth be told is often tougher than the doctor day job! Most of her spare time is taken up with family and she is happiest cooking in her kitchen surrounding by family and friends, talking, eating and laughing, a lot.

Dr Philippa Kaye was once optimistically measured at 5 ft and ¾ of an inch. That ¾ of an inch is very important to her and should not be forgotten.
Dr Philippa Kaye

It has been a long time for most of us since we were at school, so it seems reasonable that any biology you learnt about the menstrual cycle might have vanished intoRead More…

31Aug/19

Professor Michael Baum’s response to the Lancet’s publication of a report on HRT

Michael Baum, Professor Emeritus of Surgery and visiting Professor of Medical Humanities in University College London (UCL), is a British surgical oncologist who specialises in breast cancer treatment.

He is also known for his contributions to the evaluation and support of patient quality of life.

He has been Professor of Surgery in King's College London, the Royal Marsden Hospital and UCL.

He is a notable critic of alternative medicine.

In 2007, Baum received the St Gallen lifetime achievement award for the treatment of breast cancer.

Baum's team was the first to demonstrate the effectiveness of adjuvant tamoxifen for early breast cancer, which has contributed to the 30 per cent reduction in breast cancer mortality and its efficacy in the prevention of breast cancer in susceptible women.

Since then, while at UCL, he was responsible for the largest-ever international cancer trial (ATAC - Arimidex, Tamoxifen, Alone or in Combination), which in record time showed anastrozole to be better than tamoxifen.[1]

I think the press release put out by the Lancet is irresponsible and will undoubtedly lead to a drop in the use of HRT/ERT plunging thousands of women into a life ofRead More…

03Jul/19

The Pelvic Floor Bible

I grew up in beautiful, rural North Yorkshire. I always wanted to be a nurse, and was in the St John’s Ambulance Brigade as a child. At aged 18, I started my nurse training at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, becoming a Registered General Nurse.

I went on to become a district nursing sister and while visiting my patients, my passion for urinary and pelvic floor problems began. I became a Continence Nurse Specialist in the NHS in the early 1990’s. Here I was treating patients with incontinence and seeing their joy on getting better. I helped to found one of the English National Board 978 courses – the promotion of continence and the management of incontinence. The idea was to teach nurses and doctors about how to help cure or deal better with their patient’s incontinence problems, therefore reaching the wider community.

For the last 22 years I have had my own private practice at The London Clinic in Harley Street, where I treat men and women, young and old, with all forms of incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction. For example stress incontinence, overactive bladder and urge incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, constipation and aspects of the menopause and childbirth relating to the pelvic floor.

I am a member of The Pelvic Floor Society, The Association for Continence Advice, The International Continence Society, The British Association of Urological Nurses and The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland.

I have just written a book titled The Pelvic Floor Bible. I am very keen to spread the word on a global scale that pelvic floor dysfunction is very curable and does not need to be life changing or life limiting.

I am happily married with a wonderful stepson, a very passionate cook and keen gardener. I am involved in raising money both for prostate and bowel cancer and have run the London marathon and walked Hadrian’s Wall. I have also competed in other shorter events.
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