Menopausal Bone Loss

Menopausal Bone Loss

Menopause can bring with it a variety of different issues, one of the biggest being bone loss. This is due to the fluctuations of the female hormones, like estrogen, which women will experience. Traditional medicines are not really covering this problem area as they should, but luckily there are a few natural remedies that can…

Roasted vegetable salad

Roasted vegetable salad

Ingredients (4 servings) 400g cauliflower, cut into florets 1 red capsicum (bell pepper), thickly sliced 400g pumpkin, peeled, cut into thin wedges 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 250 packet cooked whole baby beetroot, quartered 60g baby spinach ¼ cup walnuts, toasted, chopped 2 tablespoons dried cranberries 2 teaspoons orange zest ¼ cup fresh mint…

10 Digestion Myths and Their Facts

10 Digestion Myths and Their Facts

There are many myths surrounding digestion and digestive problems, but many times the opposite of these myths are actually true. Here are some of the most common cases: Gum Takes 7 Years to Digest Although gum is not actually digested in your stomach, it does not stick to your stomach walls for 7 years, but…

Fluctuating Blood Sugar Levels

Fluctuating Blood Sugar Levels

Almost anything you do, eat, or drink has some sort of affect on your blood sugar levels. Some things may cause it to skyrocket, whilst others may help you get it back to normal. Things that can cause blood sugar levels to go up include: Caffeine – Even if you remove the sugar and milk…

Barbecued garlic and herb mushrooms

Barbecued garlic and herb mushrooms

Ingredients (4 servings) 2 tablespoons Olive oil 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme leaves 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves 4 (150g each) large flat mushrooms Lemon wedges, to serve Method Combine oil, garlic, thyme and rosemary in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Brush mushrooms with oil mixture.…

Barbecued chicken with Greek salad

Barbecued chicken with Greek salad

Ingredients (4 servings) 2 tablespoons low-fat yoghurt 1 lemon, juiced 1 tablespoon Greek seasoning 2 tablespoons mint leaves, finely chopped 500g chicken tenderloins, trimmed Olive oil cooking spray 100g baby spinach 100g roasted capsicum, sliced 1 cucumber, roughly chopped 75g feta cheese, crumbled ½ cup kalamata olives in brine Method Place yoghurt, 2 teaspoons lemon…

Treating Male Menopause Naturally

Treating Male Menopause Naturally

The male version of menopause known as Andropause is about the same as menopause in women, except this time it is the testosterone levels that take a dive. Lower levels of testosterone can mean less muscle mass, decreased sperm production and a lower sex drive. A gradual decline in testosterone can usually be seen from…

Menopause: When Should You Reach It?

Menopause: When Should You Reach It?

There are numerous factors linked to the answer of this question, but we will simply look at the 5 most important ones to help give you an idea of when you should be expecting the “Big Change”. 1. When did Your Mother Reach Menopause: The biggest indicator of when you are likely to reach menopause…

14 Simple Steps to Boost Digestive Health

14 Simple Steps to Boost Digestive Health

1. Fight Constipation with fiber This one goes without saying, but fiber keeps you regular. Make sure to eat enough whole grains, apples, grapes, cherries, nuts and bell peppers. You should eat at least 20 grams of fiber each day. 2. Chew Gum to Avoid Heartburn When you chew gum it helps stimulate the production…