Exercises that Increase Blood Flow

Increased blood flow to your body and brain can be achieved through a variety of exercises, many of which can be performed by those who have health conditions and cannot do strenuous activities. Increased blood flow will also boost oxygen to your muscles and help remove waste products such as carbon dioxide and lactic acid…

Fatty liver disease

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is now the most common cause of chronic liver disease in the U.S. Some people with excess fat in the liver simply have what’s called a fatty liver. Although this is not normal, it is not serious if it doesn’t lead to inflammation or damage. Others have what’s called non-alcoholic steatohepatisis…

Do you have Burning Feet?

A burning sensation in your feet may be caused by nerve damage in the legs, also called neuropathy. Although many medical conditions can cause burning feet, diabetes is the most common. Most burning feet treatments focus on preventing further nerve damage and reducing pain. Causes of Burning Feet Most often, neuropathy is the cause of…

Chicken and lentil soup

Ingredients (serves 4) 1 cup green lentils, rinsed, drained 2 cups salt-reduced chicken stock 4 cups water 2 Chicken Breast Fillets 2 tomatoes, chopped 1 onion, finely chopped 2 celery sticks, leaves intact, chopped 2 carrots, finely chopped 1 bay leaf ½ cup grated parmesan, to serve ¼ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley Method Place the…

Cold hands and feet?

Cold Hands, Fingers, Feet and Toes are common during winter, but poor blood circulation can be the major cause. Are there any common causes of poor circulation? Though not as common as it used to be, smoking is a sure reason for this. It may not be easy, but you should quit. Years and years…

Mexican chicken soup with avocado salsa

Ingredients (serve 4) 2 small chicken breast fillets 1 chicken stock cube 1 liter water 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 red onion, finely chopped 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon chilli powder 400g can diced tomatoes 400g can red kidney beans, rinsed, drained 1 large avocado, halved, peeled, coarsely chopped 420g can corn kernels, drained…

Chimichanga Beef

Ingredients (serve 4) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1kg chuck steak, cut into 2-3cm pieces 1 large brown onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves 1 tablespoon paprika 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 cinnamon stick 1 red or green fresh chilli (optional), finely chopped 500-750ml (2-3 cups) beef stock 400g can red kidney beans, rinsed, drained Sour cream,…

The proven benefits of probiotics

The probiotics craze has been doing the rounds for a good few years. But do probiotics actually improve health? What are probiotics? Probiotics are living microscopic organisms that boost your body’s natural functions. They’re all different, and each one has specific benefits for your health. Their classification is complicated, and it’s hard to tell which…