Home Remedies for Menstrual Cramps

Diet Changes – Make sure you are getting enough Omega 3’s and avoid Polyunsaturated Omega-6 fats in large amounts. Many people report improvement on a Paleo diet. Also, avoid sugar, caffeine, salty foods, inflammatory foods, cold foods (especially a day or two before). Eat enough of the good fats, such as; avocados and coconut oil.…

Vegetable tagine with crispy chickpeas

Ingredients (8 servings) ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 2 large red onions, cut into thin wedges 2cm piece fresh ginger, peeled, finely grated 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1½ teaspoons ground coriander 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 1.5kg butternut pumpkin, peeled, cut into 4cm pieces 1 large (550g) eggplant, cut into 4cm…

Mexican mixed bean soup with corn salsa

Ingredients (4 servings) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 brown onion, sliced 1 red capsicum, chopped 1 green capsicum, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon chilli powder 2 teaspoon ground coriander 2 x 400g cans crushed tomatoes 2 teaspoons vegetable stock powder 400g can cannellini beans, rinsed, drained 400g can kidney…

How to cope with Osteoarthritis of the Hands

Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis that is caused by breakdown of cartilage, with eventual loss of the cartilage of the joints. Cartilage is a protein substance that serves as a “cushion” between the bones of the joints. When the cartilage deteriorates (degenerates), the bone next to it becomes inflamed and can be stimulated to…

Diabetes and Cholesterol

People with diabetes generally have similar total cholesterol levels and similar rates of the ‘good’ (HDL) cholesterol as the general population. However, people with diabetes, on average, have higher levels of ‘bad’ (LDL) cholesterol and higher levels of triglycerides than people without diabetes. This is because diabetes can upset the balance between ‘good’ (HDL) and…

Slow-cooked lamb and chunky vegetable stew

Ingredients (8 Servings) 2 tablespoons olive oil 8 (±200g each) lamb forequarter chops, trimmed 2 large brown onions, halved, cut into thin wedges 2 large carrots, peeled, halved lengthways, sliced 2 (total of ±720g) sweet potato, peeled, chopped ±850g butternut pumpkin, peeled, chopped 1/3 cup cornflour 2 beef stock cubes, crumbled 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce…