Roasted tomato & Parmesan

Ingredients (serves 4) 6 ripe tomatoes 100g baby rocket leaves (or mixed salad leaves) 50g shaved parmesan (or fine parmesan) 1/3 cup shredded basil 1-2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, to serve Method Cut 6 ripe tomatoes into quarters. Place on a wire rack over a tray lined with baking paper. Cook in an oven preheated to…

To Detox or not to detox for Weight Loss

Our bodies naturally detoxify every day as part of a normal body process. Detoxification is one of the body’s most basic automatic functions of eliminating and neutralizing toxins through the colon, liver, kidneys, lungs, lymph and skin. Unfortunately in this day and age, with the pollution found in the air, water and food we eat,…

Does menopause make you irritable and moody?

Mood swings are defined as extreme or abrupt fluctuations in mood. During mood swings, people often experience drastic shifts in their emotional state. The term “mood swing” is often used to describe an emotional reaction that is inappropriate to its cause. During menopause, women commonly experience mood swings because their hormones, which regulate mood and…

First Signs of Menopause

A woman might experience menopause symptoms for years before she is actually “in menopause”, which is when she has not had a menstrual period for a full year. The signs of menopause vary from woman to woman. Some women only experience mild symptoms of menopause and are not particularly bothered by them. Other women seem to have…