Fish stew

Ingredients (4 servings) 1 tablespoon extra-light olive oil  4 garlic cloves, finely chopped  1 teaspoon ground turmeric  2 x 400g cans whole peeled tomatoes  400g can cannellini beans, drained, rinsed  600g Hake fillets, cut into large pieces  1/3 cup fresh coriander leaves, chopped Method Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic.…

Chicken soup

Ingredients (4 servings) 4 (about 900g) chicken thigh cutlets, skinned, excess fat trimmed 1 large brown onion, halved, finely chopped 1 large carrot, peeled, finely chopped 1 celery stick, trimmed, finely chopped 2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh continental parsley stems 6 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves picked 2L (8 cups)…

Living with Diabetes – Denial

Denial is that voice inside repeating: “Not me.” Most people go through denial when they are first diagnosed with diabetes. “I don’t believe it. There must be some mistake,” they say. That first reaction is not the real problem. In fact, it’s so common that some doctors think it’s part of the process of accepting…

Healthy Gut can lead to Weight Loss

What does the bacteria in your gut have to do with your waistline? A lot more than you might think! Multiple studies have shown that obese people have different intestinal bacteria than slim people, and regardless of weight most people do not have the optimal balance of good and bad bacteria in their intestines. This…

For the Men

Is it Low Testosterone? Testosterone is a hormone that is produced by the body. In men, testosterone is mostly produced in the testicles and is responsible for stimulating sperm production and sex drive, as well as building muscles and bone mass. As men age, testosterone production decreases. When production drastically drops or ceases, a range…

Weight, Hormones and Age

It seems that most women struggle with weight gain as they age, especially at earlier ages than would be expected. One key culprit is hormonal imbalances, particularly estrogen. Estrogen is a hormone produced in the ovaries which promotes cell division and cell growth, but in excessive amounts, it contributes to the formation of fat tissue.…