Menopause: Mood Swings and Intense Hunger

Mood swings accompanied by intense hunger are a symptom of menopause that will affect almost every woman at some stage during her life. Some women can feel overwhelmed and even depressed as mood swings and intense hunger disrupt day to day life. The changes in mood can be unpredictable and frustrating for the sufferer and…

Diabetes-friendly beef and barley soup

Ingredients (4 servings) 4 dried bay leaves 1 large brown onion, halved 5 garlic cloves, peeled 3 fresh thyme sprigs 2 teaspoons black peppercorns 1 cinnamon stick 2 cups no-added-salt beef stock 600g beef chuck steak, trimmed of fat, cut into 4cm pieces 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 celery stalks, thickly sliced 400g sweet potato,…

Natural Relief for Menopausal Anxiety

Worried woman: menopausal anxiety is caused by hormone fluctuations. With all the changes your body is undergoing around the time of menopause, it seems only logical that some stress or anxiety may accompany these changes. Not only do your fluctuating hormones cause anxiety chemically, but the combination of your other menopausal symptoms or fear of…

Candida & Gut Health

The right combination of supplements can support and maintains a healthy balance of naturally occurring microorganisms throughout your system. It can also help strengthen your immune system and maintain general good health. To address yeast-related health conditions, make sure your supplements are yeast-free, sugar-free, and color-free.  Probiotics contain friendly bacteria that help you keep a…

Barbecued chicken with balsamic and honey

Ingredients (8 servings) 2 x ±1.3kg chickens, butterflied 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 cup balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons brown sugar 4 garlic cloves, crushed 2 long red chilies, finely chopped 2 oranges, peeled, sliced ¼ cup fresh mint leaves (optional) Method Preheat a barbecue (with hood) hot plate on medium, with hood…

Roast chicken with lemon and olive rosini

Ingredients (4 servings) 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 4 chicken thigh cutlets, trimmed (skin on) 4 chicken drumsticks 1 brown onion, sliced 2 garlic cloves, crushed ¼ cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, roughly chopped 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 800g can chopped tomatoes 1 litre salt-reduced chicken stock 1½ cups dried…

Diabetes & Unexplained Weight Loss

Unexplained weight loss is the term used to describe a decrease in body weight that occurs unintentionally and can be a warning sign of diabetes. The amount you weigh is determined by a number of factors including age, your calorie intake and overall health. Once you reach middle adulthood, your weight should remain relatively stable…

Menopause Digestive discomfort

Hormonal imbalance during peri-menopause is one of the primary causes of digestive problems for women between the ages of 45 and 55. Luckily there are treatments that can bring a woman’s hormones back in balance and relieve her digestive problems and other menopausal symptoms. There are different symptoms of digestive problems that can indicate different…

Water & Weight Loss

Water The problem with dehydration is that we sometimes experience hunger while we are in fact thirsty. Always drink water first when you feel hungry, just to be on the safe side regarding calorie intake. Did you know that the body requires 2 grams of water for every gram of carbohydrate? Thus, when you eat…