Menopause and Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is perhaps the most serious symptom of menopause because it can lead to severe health problems such as chronic back pain and broken bones. Not only does osteoporosis threaten a woman’s physical health, but the disease can come on slowly and go unrecognized until a bone is fractured. About 33% of women over 50…

How to Kick the Sugar Habit

Can you really be addicted to sugar? Maybe not, but many of us just can’t say no. Sugar Detox: Hype or Hope? A trendy sugar detox diet promises to end your craving for sweets and help you lose weight. But does it work? Here’s the truth about sugar cravings and how to tame your sweet…

Savory mince

Ingredients (makes 6 cups) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 brown onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 600g beef mince 1 large carrot, peeled, finely chopped 2 tablespoons tomato paste 3 x 400g cans crushed tomatoes Method Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5…

Mexican omelette

Ingredients (serve 2) 4 eggs 1/3 cup milk ¾ cup shredded cheese 1 red capsicum (bell pepper), finely diced 4 green onions, trimmed, thinly sliced ¼ cup flat leaf parsley leaves, finely chopped 20g butter 2 teaspoons olive oil Method Whisk eggs, milk, ¼ cup cheese and salt and pepper in a jug. Combine capsicum,…

7 Wonders of Water

Stay Slimmer with Water Trying to lose weight? Water revs up metabolism and helps you feel satisfied. Replace calorie-filled beverages with water, and drink a glass before meals to help you feel fuller. Drinking more water helps amp up metabolism – especially if your glass is icy cold. Your body must work to warm the…

Diabetic Nephropathy (Kidney Disease)

What Is Diabetic Nephropathy? Diabetic nephropathy – kidney disease that results from diabetes – is the number one cause of kidney failure. Almost a third of people with diabetes develop diabetic nephropathy. People with diabetes and kidney disease do worse overall than people with kidney disease alone. This is because people with diabetes tend to…

Why am I losing my Hair?

One of the most challenging things about hair loss is figuring out why it’s happening. The list of causes ranges from genetics to medication to lifestyle. While it can be hard to pinpoint the cause right away, knowing the possibilities can help you figure it out.  Heredity Most of us can blame Mom and Dad…

Braised beef

Ingredients (serve 4) 400g Chuck steak, cut into 4 large pieces 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 small-medium brown onion (125g), thinly sliced 1 sprig fresh rosemary 2 cloves garlic, smashed, peeled 1 tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar 1 cup Beef Stock 2 cups water 1 bunch Carrots, scrubbed, halved lengthwise 1 teaspoon fresh flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped…

Rich beef goulash

Ingredients (serve 4) 2 tablespoons olive oil 750g gravy beef, trimmed, cut into 3cm cubes 1 large brown onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 200g button mushrooms, quartered 2 large red capsicums (bell pepper) cut into 2cm pieces 2 tablespoons plain flour 2 tablespoons sweet paprika 2 dried bay leaves 2 cups beef stock…