Cauliflower Cheese Soup

Cauliflower Cheese Soup

Ingredients knob of butter 1 large onion, finely chopped 1 large cauliflower (about 900g/2lb), leaves trimmed and cut into florets 1 potato, peeled and cut into chunks 700ml vegetable stock (from a cube is fine) 400ml milk 100g mature cheddar, diced Method Heat the butter in a large saucepan. Tip in the onion and cook…

Tuna Sweet Potato Jackets

Ingredients 4 small sweet potatoes (about 200g each) 185g can tuna in spring water, drained ½ red onion, finely sliced 1 small red chilli, deseeded and chopped juice 1 lime 6 tbsp Greek yogurt handful coriander leaves Method Scrub the sweet potatoes and prick all over with a fork. Place on a microwaveable plate and…

Arthritis of the Hand

Arthritis of the Hand

The hand and wrist have multiple small joints that work together to produce motion, including the fine motion needed to thread a needle or tie a shoelace. When the joints are affected by arthritis, activities of daily living can be difficult. Arthritis can occur in many areas of the hand and wrist and can have…

Menopause Sexual Decrease

Has your sexual desire decreased since menopause?

During the menopause transition, the physical effects of falling estrogen levels – including hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness – can undermine sexual motivation and drive. Although not directly related to menopause, the age-related decrease in testosterone may reduce desire in midlife women, as this hormone plays a role in women’s sex drive and…

Baked eggs brunch

Baked eggs brunch

This low-calorie vegetarian breakfast with sundried tomatoes, spinach, leeks and cheese is the perfect way to start a day. Ingredients (4 servings) 2 tbsp olive oil 2 leeks, thinly sliced 2 onions, thinly sliced 2 x 100g bags baby spinach leaves handful fresh whole meal breadcrumbs 25g Parmesan (or vegetarian alternative), finely grated 4 sundried…

Menopause heart

How Menopause can raise risk of Heart Disease

Late- and post-menopausal women have significantly greater volumes of fat around their hearts – a risk factor for heart disease – than their pre-menopausal counterparts, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health study has shown for the first time. The finding, published online and scheduled for the Sept. 1 issue of The Journal…

Brain

High Blood Sugar May Boost Alzheimer’s Risk

Insulin resistance can inhibit signaling between brain cells and affect memory, study suggests. Researchers found that insulin resistance – higher-than-normal levels of blood sugar that often precede type 2 diabetes – was related to poorer performance on memory tests taken by late-middle-age adults. “The findings are interesting because people with diabetes are at increased risk…