How to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

Learn the lifestyle changes that can get rid of your type 2 diabetes. By Matt McMillen  Type 2 diabetes can’t be cured, but it can be reversed by eating right and exercising regularly. Do what Karen Parrish, 53, did: Take control of your disease rather than letting your disease control you. Parrish received her diagnosis of type 2 diabetes with…

Avocado and Corn Salad

This avocado and corn salad is a tasty twist on classic Mexican guacamole. Ingredients (serves 6) 2 firm large ripe avocados, halved, stones removed, peeled, finely chopped 1 x 410g can corn kernels, drained 3 shallots, ends trimmed, thinly sliced 1/4 cup chopped fresh coriander 2 tbs fresh lemon juice Method Combine the avocado, corn,…

Banana and rolled oat muffins

This is for the whole family. Make healthier snack choices with oven-baked treats, such as these banana and oat muffins. Ingredients (makes 12) 2 cups (260g) wholemeal self-raising flour 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1 cup (100g) rolled oats ½ cup (100g) brown sugar 2 eggs ¾ cup (185g) plain low-fat yoghurt…

Classic Italian bean salad

Ingredients (4 servings) ¼ cup olive oil 1 small red onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 celery stalk, finely chopped 1 long red chilli, deseeded, finely chopped 400g can borlotti beans, drained, rinsed 400g can cannellini beans, drained, rinsed 2 tomatoes, deseeded, finely chopped ¼ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves 1 tablespoon red…

Dangers of Candida Yeast Infection

You probably already know that a Candida yeast infection is not a pleasant experience, even if you have never had one yourself. But do you know that repeated or chronic Candida yeast infection can actually have other side effects and complications?  What are some of the dangers of Candida yeast infection?  One problem is the…

10 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

The Elusive Metabolism Boost Boosting metabolism is the holy grail of weight watchers everywhere, but how fast your body burns calories depends on several factors. Some people inherit a speedy metabolism. Men tend to burn more calories than women, even while resting. And for most people, metabolism slows after age 40. Although you can’t control…

Am I Pre-Diabetic?

Before people develop type 2 diabetes, they almost always have “pre-diabetes”—blood glucose levels that are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. About 49% of South Africans have pre-diabetes. Recent research has shown that some long-term damage to the body, especially the heart and circulatory system, may already be…

Cannellini beans with tomato and rosemary

Ingredients (4 servings) 1 tablespoon olive oil 250g cherry tomatoes, halved 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary leaves 2 x 400g cans cannellini beans, drained, rinsed Method Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add tomatoes, garlic and rosemary. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until tomatoes start to…

Why am I gaining weight with exercise?

If daily runs and exercise classes aren’t paying off, it’s time to confront what studies are finally suggesting: While exercise has numerous other health benefits, weight loss is not necessarily one of them, contrary to popular belief. It’s not worth giving up because it improves your mood, lowers your blood pressure, boosts your energy and…