Know When You Have IBS

Know When You Have IBS

There are generally a few tell-tale signs of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, which usually become much apparent after eating. Some of the most common symptoms include: Stomach pain/cramps: These are usually accompanied by the urge to visit the loo for a number two. Bowel difficulties: Constipation and diarrhoea is very normal in people with IBS Bloating:…

Thyroid Disorder and weight loss

Thyroid Disorder and weight loss

If you often catch yourself feeling extremely tired, not thinking clearly, picking up weight or just feeling tense and anxious, it might be caused by problems with your thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is in charge of regulating different functions in the body and if it is not working properly it could mean chaos. The…

Tomato & coriander salsa

Tomato & coriander salsa

Ingredients 1 x ±200g punnet grape tomatoes, quartered ½ red onion, finely chopped 1/3 cup chopped fresh coriander 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice ½ teaspoon finely chopped fresh red chilli (optional) Method Combine the tomato, onion, coriander, lime juice and chilli, if desired, in a bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside for 1…

Does Sugar Cause High Cholesterol?

Does Sugar Cause High Cholesterol?

There are two basic types of cholesterol namely good cholesterol (HDL) and bad cholesterol (LDL). But there is another form of fat known as “triglycerides”, which acts much in the same way as LDL cholesterol. Sugars may indeed cause these triglyceride levels to increase, leading to higher levels of cholesterol. The main culprit is refined…

Fruits to Fight Fat Storage

Fruits to Fight Fat Storage

The best way to lose weight and make sure it stays off is by having healthy, sustainable eating habits. This is done my following a balanced nutritional meal plan. However, there are a few tricks that can help lose weight a bit faster, one of which is by eating fruits that help prevent fat storage.…

Which Foods Cause Fat Storage?

Which Foods Cause Fat Storage?

Fat storage is caused by foods that trigger insulin to be released in high amounts. These are usually foods that are high in simple sugars and carbohydrates. When the energy supplied by these foods to the body is not used, the insulin stores the energy as fat in the body’s cells. A good indicator of…

Effects of Low Testosterone

Effects of Low Testosterone

As men get older, they are more than likely to experience a dip in their testosterone levels. It can affect various areas in your life. Feeling low on energy – A common side effect of declining testosterone levels are that you feel tired the whole time and don’t have the energy to do anything. Not…

Menopause, Osteoporosis and Body Fat

Menopause, Osteoporosis and Body Fat

Menopause is not something that women look forward to. It is a time full of mood swing, night sweats and hot flashes. Not to mention weight gain and the possibility of osteoporosis! It just seems that there are so many different things that you have to try and prevent from happening. Well, the truth is…

Foods That Prevent Fat Burning

Foods That Prevent Fat Burning

Being overweight is so much more than just a cosmetic concern; it is related to numerous health issues. Certain foods we eat make us pick up this extra weight, but luckily others help us shake it off. Some foods that you should keep an eye on include: Processed Foods – These are often things labelled…