Menopause: You need enough Calcium and Vitamin D

Your body needs calcium and vitamin D. Are you getting enough?  Many people don’t. The best way to get more calcium is from your diet. You probably already know that dairy products – such as milk, cheese, and yogurt – provide calcium. Other foods that are high in calcium include: Spinach Kale Okra Collards Soybeans…

How to avoid Gout

Know and avoid Gout’s Triggers during the Holidays As the festive holidays approach, overindulgence in holiday cheer can put your feet at risk for a gout attack, a painful condition brought on when uric acid builds up and crystalizes in and around your joints. According to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS),…

What is adrenal fatigue?

Adrenal fatigue is a collection of signs and symptoms, known as a syndrome that results when the adrenal glands function below the necessary level. Most commonly associated with intense or prolonged stress, it can also arise during or after acute or chronic infections, especially respiratory infections such as influenza, bronchitis or pneumonia. As the name…

Roasted leek, rocket and sweet potato salad

Ingredients (serves 6) 1kg sweet potato, unpeeled, cut into 4cm pieces 3 small leeks, trimmed, washed, cut into 2.5cm slices 1 tablespoon olive oil 125g tub plain Greek-style yoghurt 2 teaspoons wholegrain mustard 50g baby rocket Method Preheat oven to 190°C/170°C fan-forced. Place sweet potato, leek and oil in a large roasting pan. Toss to…

Grilled Chicken Breast with Tomato and Basil

Served with Green Vegetables  Ingredients: (serves 4) 4 chicken breasts or 8 chicken thigh fillets. 1 (brown) onion, finely chopped. 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped. 2 stems of fresh basil leaves, finely chopped or  6 teaspoons basil paste or Pesto sauce. A little vegetable oil. Virgin olive oil is good, but any will do. A…