The effect of Medication on Weight Loss

Ever wondered why you struggle to lose weight? Many prescription drugs can stall your weight loss. *Note: Discuss any change in treatment with your doctor. Here are the worst three: Insulin injections, especially at higher doses, are probably the worst obstacle for weight loss. There are three ways to reduce your need for insulin: Eat…

Zucchini and Rosemary Frittata with Parmesan

Ingredients (serves 4) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 clove garlic, minced 2 cups zucchini (baby marrow), halved lengthwise and thinly sliced 4 large eggs 2 egg whites ¼ teaspoon salt, divided ¼ teaspoon pepper, divided ½ teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary Sprinkle grated parmesan over frittata Method Preheat the oven to 180°C. Heat oil in a…

10 Causes of Poor Blood Circulation

Inactivity and Sedentary lifestyle Inactivity and sedentary lifestyle are perhaps the most important causes of poor circulation. Exercise, activity, and movement are the most potent ways to not only increase blood flow but also improve venous and lymphatic circulation. The venous and lymphatic systems do not have a pump (heart) to drive circulation. They require…

Diabesity: What You Don’t Know May Kill You

What’s in a name: insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, syndrome X, obesity, pre-diabetes, adult-onset diabetes, type 2 diabetes. These are all essentially one problem; some vary by severity but all can have deadly consequences. The diagnosis and treatment of the underlying causes that drive all these conditions are actually the same. Diabesity is a more comprehensive term to…

Cajun-spiced fish with fresh corn salad

Colorful corn salad is a delicious side dish for any meal but goes exceptionally well with Cajun-style fish. Ingredients 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning 4 (175g each) boneless white fish fillets (we used hake fillets) olive oil cooking spray Fresh corn salad 2 corn cobs, kernels removed 250g green beans, trimmed 1 small red onion, finely chopped 1 lemon,…

Spiced Vegetable Omelet

Spiced Vegetable Omelet A quick meal when you want something without too many dishes to wash afterwards. This recipe contains ground linseed/flax-seed which is a great natural source of omega-3, especially if you don’t eat fish. Ingredients (Serves 1) 2 large eggs or 3 medium eggs (discard the yoke of the 3rd) 2 tablespoons milk…

Ways Diabetes Can Harm the Body

Testing your blood glucose level will let you know how controlled your blood sugars are and if you need to take action to change your treatment plan. How often and when you test will be based on how controlled your diabetes is, the type of therapy used to control your diabetes, and whether you are…

Mom’s Mince and Peppers

Ingredients (serves 4) Olive oil 1 cup chopped yellow onion, including some chopped greens from scallions or green onions 1 bell pepper (red or yellow preferred), chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced Salt 500g Beef Mince (lean) 1 teaspoon chipotle powder or chili powder (or to taste) 2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley or cilantro  Method 1 Heat…