Spinach & tomato salad

Ingredients (serve 4) 250g cherry tomatoes 100g baby spinach leaves ½ bunch basil leaves 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 spring onions, finely sliced Method To make the Dressing: Place basil leaves, lemon juice and olive oil into a small food processor. Process until leaves are finely chopped and mixture is almost…

Fish stew

Ingredients (serve 4) 1 tablespoon extra-light olive oil 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 2 x 400g cans whole peeled tomatoes 400g can cannellini beans, drained, rinsed 600g hake fillets, cut into large pieces 1/3 cup fresh coriander leaves, chopped Method Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic.…

Menopause Night Sweats

What causes heavy night sweats? Heavy night sweats (nocturnal hyperhydrosis) during menopause, which often seem to go hand in hand with daytime hot flashes, are caused, quite simply, by fluctuating estrogen levels that lead the body to think that its temperature is much higher than it truly is. During menopause, estrogen levels oscillate, causing the…

Signs of Poor Blood Circulation

Low blood circulation can occur due to several different underlying conditions, the most common of which are atherosclerosis, or “hardening of the arteries”; and peripheral artery disease, or PAD. You’ll likely experience certain typical signs and symptoms associated with poor blood circulation, which usually occur in your arms, legs, hands and feet. If you experience…

Belly Fat Loss Myths

Belly fat loss myths abound in a culture obsessed with being lean and obtaining “six pack” abs. Sadly, many profit from the misinformation surrounding belly fat loss. The best way to lose belly fat is to combine increased physical exercise with sound nutrition. Look out for these belly fat myths and focus on what really…