Amelia Glean

Experienced Freelance Writer

United Kingdom

I'm a creative, reliable and passionate about words, particularly in the realm of wellness, personal growth and travel.

Binge eating disorder – spotting signs and finding help

Regularly eating past the point of fullness in a short amount of time, and not feeling in control while you are doing it, is a sign of binge eating disorder. It’s a serious condition that can have a big impact on your everyday life, but it is treatable. Here’s how to get better.

Obsessive compulsive disorder – causes and what can help

Do you feel the urge to keep checking doors are locked or your oven is turned off? Perhaps you have unwanted thoughts that make you feel distressed. These can be signs of OCD, a condition that can affect your quality of life. Find out where to get support.

Phobias – how to manage them

When you have a phobia, such as a fear of social situations or open spaces, it can get in the way of life and make you feel isolated. Here are the symptoms to look out for and how to get the right help.

What is a vasectomy and how much does it cost?

If you and your partner know you don’t want children – or if you don’t want any more children – could something like a vasectomy be the answer? You only have to Google ‘how do women feel about vasectomies’ to see there are a lot of us who’d love our partners to consider one.

How to style your hair to minimise hair loss

Styling your hair can be a great way to express yourself and vary your look. But heated tools, chemicals and other products can cause damage to your hair, making it more likely to break or fall out. And even certain hairstyles can lead to hair loss (known as traction alopecia).

Constipation – how to relieve your symptoms

Constipation is when you find it hard to poo or can’t go as often as normal. It isn’t just a lack of pooing, though – it might also feel like you haven’t fully emptied yourself when you do manage to go, or that your tummy (stomach) is a bit blocked up.

Anorexia nervosa – symptoms, causes and treatment

Anorexia nervosa (also known as anorexia) can cause someone to limit how much they eat to keep their body weight as low as possible. Find out about the signs and why it’s important to get treatment.

Eating disorders

Anyone can develop an eating disorder no matter what their age, gender, ethnicity or background is. Find out about the different types, how to spot the signs in yourself (as well as in others), and where to get the right help.

Bulimia – signs, causes and treatment

Being caught in a cycle of overeating and then getting rid of the food from your body, for example by making yourself sick, can make you feel trapped, upset and guilty. Find out how to get help and what treatments are available.

Natural family planning – how does it work and is it right for me?

Want to find out more about natural family planning? This type of natural contraception, also called the fertility awareness method, may suit you if you’re looking for alternatives to the contraceptive pill because of side effects or to condoms if you’re allergic to them – or you just want to feel closer to your partner.

Repetitive strain injury (RSI) – what can help

From aching and tenderness to swelling and stiffness, repetitive strain injury can turn your life upside down. Find out what can help you beat the pain and get back on track.

Fertility tests for women: Am I still fertile?

Having a question mark hanging over your fertility can be one of life’s big worries. Maybe you’ve been trying to have a baby for a while but it’s just not happening, and you’re worried about infertility. This can feel really upsetting, especially if well-intentioned relatives ask the dreaded ‘So when are you having a baby?’ question. Or perhaps you’re not quite ready to be a parent just yet, but you’d like to future-proof your fertility. Either way, a female fertility test is one option for...

5 signs you may need to see a therapist and how to find the right one

There are many reasons why you may need to see a therapist and these reasons can change at different stages of your life. Maybe something in your past is bringing up difficult emotions, or you’re dealing with something right now – maybe you’ve become a new parent, someone close to you has just died, your relationship is going through a difficult patch or you’ve been made redundant, for example.

Optimum Nutrition
Keep calm and eat breakfast

The modern breakfast is becoming an increasingly rushed affair, so Amelia Glean looks at the health implications of hurrying what is still often called the most important meal of the day.

What is a low FODMAP diet?

If you often get an upset stomach after eating, you might be wondering: what is a low FODMAP diet and could it be the answer to your problems? Find out if it could help you.

Winter weight gain – why it happens and tips to manage it

Do the cold, dark days of winter leave you feeling hungrier and eating more? Does your exercise regime wind down, too? You may be wondering if there are reasons why putting on weight in winter is something you can’t escape. Read on to find out and get winter weight loss tips.
The Most Luxurious Airlines You Can Fly

Depending on your destination, you may have considered going the more deluxe route. If that's the case, here are the most luxurious airlines you can fly with.

World of Cruising
Buenos Aires: 1 Day 3 Ways

A city of elegant, European-style boulevards, impassioned tango clinches, mouthwatering cuisine and raucous nightlife, Argentina’s colourful capital is a seductive treat for all the senses, writes Amelia Glean.

Optimum Nutrition
Taken over by technology?

Free to download and handy for smartphones, fitness tracking apps allow us to log and monitor foods with ease, with some doubling as exercise trackers. As the New Year resolutions kick in, Amelia Glean investigates the pros and cons to this kind of technology.

Bloating – the causes and what can help treat it

Your tummy (stomach) is probably bloated if it feels full, hard, tight or uncomfortable. You might feel like it’s sticking out more than normal, or that your clothes are uncomfortably tight.

My menopause story – Sarah, 50

Going through menopause is a normal part of ageing, but people don’t often talk about the effect it can have on your mental health. Sarah, 50, explains how menopause has forced her to accept her body as it is now, and surrender to the waves of grief that come with it.

World of Cruising
Athens: 1 Day 3 Ways

The greatest jewel of all antiquity, Athens has endured a tough time in the modern world. But today’s Greek capital is bursting with life – and there has never been a better time to visit.

World of Cruising
The Midnight Sun

If you dream of an endless summer, the midnight sun is a gift from nature you won’t want to miss. But where are the best places to enjoy it?

Celebrity Secrets
The Health Issue

Interviews with the likes of Chloe Madeley, Montana Brown, and Andrea McLean for Celebrity Secrets.