Weight loss: Is the secret in your gut bacteria?

Sugar cravings. Bloating. Burping. Gas. Diarrhea. Constipation. Indigestion. Heartburn. Runner’s Trots. Colds. Sickness. Anxiety. Frequent fatigue. These are signs of impaired gut health, and if you’re experiencing these, you are not alone. If you’re not experiencing any of the above, don’t stop reading just yet. Your gut is often referred to as “the second brain”…

Pepper steak with tomatoes

Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 (250g each) beef sirloin steaks, trimmed 2 tablespoons cracked black pepper olive oil cooking spray 500g cherry tomatoes 1 bunch rocket, trimmed salad, to serve Method Rub both sides of the steaks with oil. Place black pepper on a plate. Press steaks into pepper to lightly coat. Preheat a…

Caramelised onion and blue cheese sweet potatoes

Ingredients (4 servings) 2 large orange sweet potatoes (see Notes) ¼ cup olive oil 3 medium brown onions, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped 75g blue cheese 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, finely chopped Method Preheat oven to 200C/180C fan-forced. Place sweet potatoes on a baking…

Barbecued coriander chicken and corn

Ingredients (4 servings) 1½ teaspoon brown sugar 1½ teaspoon cayenne pepper 1½ teaspoon paprika 1 cup chopped fresh coriander 1/3 cup olive oil, divided 2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature 2 limes, zest only, plus wedges for garnish 6 chicken drumsticks 6 chicken wings, cut in half through the joint 3 corn cobs, husks and…

Diabetes & Oral Health

When you have diabetes, high blood sugar can take a toll on your entire body — including your teeth and gums. The good news? Prevention is in your hands. Learn what you’re up against, and then take charge of your dental health. Cavities and gum disease Whether you have type 1 diabetes or type 2…

Large Breakfast Controls Diabetes Blood Sugar

Proving That Breakfast Is Still the Most Important Meal of the Day Large breakfasts and small dinners are beneficial for diabetes patients. Both of these meals help control blood sugar in those with type 2 diabetes, according to a recent study. Diabetcs who ate large breakfasts and small dinners each day had fewer periods of…

Gut Health relates to blood sugar control

The composition of intestinal bacteria and other micro-organisms—called the gut microbiota—changes over time in unhealthy ways. Researchers previously found that the gut microbiota—containing both beneficial and harmful microbes—can affect human health in many ways and that the mix of this community of microscopic organisms differs in people with Type 2 diabetes compared with healthy individuals.…

Vegetable and lentil curry

Ingredients (serves 4) 2 teaspoons canola oil 1 medium red onion, cut into wedges 1 garlic clove, crushed 2 tablespoons mild curry paste 1 medium red capsicum, cut into 3cm pieces 300g cauliflower, cut into small florets 150g button mushrooms, quartered 2 baby eggplant, sliced 415g can crushed tomatoes 1 cup vegetable stock 150g green…