Carrot and apple salad

Ingredients (6 servings) 100g (1 cup) walnut or pecan kernels 6 carrots, cut into matchsticks 1 green apple, peeled, cut into matchsticks 125ml (½ cup) fresh lemon juice 65g (1/3 cup) sultanas 60ml (¼ cup) olive oil 1 tablespoon honey Method Preheat oven to 180°C. Place the walnuts on a baking tray. Bake for 5…

Signs of Poor pH Balance in the Body

Too much acidity in the human body can lead to a variety of health problems. According to “Prescription for Nutritional Healing,” acidity and alkalinity are measured by the pH scale. PH literally stands for potential of hydrogen. Water is neutral with a pH of 7.0. Anything below 7.0 is acidic, and anything above 7.0 is…

How to know if you are Insulin Resistant

The Effects of Insulin Resistance Unfortunately, insulin resistance doesn’t usually have any noticeable symptoms. You could be insulin resistant for years and not know it, especially if you don’t have your blood glucose levels checked. Some people with insulin resistance may develop a condition known as acanthosis nigricans. It is characterized by dark patches on…

Losing Weight May Ease Hot Flashes, Study Finds

Doctors say extra fat, and the extra estrogen it produces, make menopause tougher for heavy women By Kristen Fischer Slimming down may help ease the hot flashes that often accompany menopause, new research suggests. Hot flashes can be debilitating for more than 50 percent of menopausal women, said Dr. Taraneh Shirazian, an assistant professor of…

Mexican-style omelette

Ingredients (serve 1) ½ small red capsicum (bell pepper), finely chopped 2 shallots, thinly sliced 1 small fresh red chilli, finely chopped 2 eggs 1 tablespoon milk Salt & freshly ground pepper 2 teaspoons oil 2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander 2 teaspoons lime juice Method Combine capsicum, shallots and chilli. Use a fork to whisk…