Link between insulin resistance and behavioral disorders

People with diabetes are more prone to anxiety and depression than those with other chronic diseases that require similar levels of management. The reasons for this aren’t well understood, but Joslin Diabetes Center researchers have discovered one potential explanation. Genetically modifying mice to make their brains resistant to insulin, the Joslin scientists first found that…

Tuna-Stuffed Tomatoes

Ingredients (serves 4) 8 small tomatoes (or 4 large tomatoes) 2  X (±85g cans) tuna in brine, drained 10 pitted kalamata olives, minced 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley 1 tablespoon capers, drained, rinsed 1 tablespoon olive oil ½ teaspoon minced fresh thyme leaves Salt and pepper Method 1. Line a baking sheet with paper towels.…

The effect of Medication on Weight Loss

Ever wondered why you struggle to lose weight? Many prescription drugs can stall your weight loss. *Note: Discuss any change in treatment with your doctor. Here are the worst three: Insulin injections, especially at higher doses, are probably the worst obstacle for weight loss. There are three ways to reduce your need for insulin: Eat…

Zucchini and Rosemary Frittata with Parmesan

Ingredients (serves 4) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 clove garlic, minced 2 cups zucchini (baby marrow), halved lengthwise and thinly sliced 4 large eggs 2 egg whites ¼ teaspoon salt, divided ¼ teaspoon pepper, divided ½ teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary Sprinkle grated parmesan over frittata Method Preheat the oven to 180°C. Heat oil in a…