What is known about Andropause?

Research seems to indicate that there are actually two forms of andropause: Acute and gradual. Acute andropause is the type that most closely follows the patterns associated with menopause in women. The relationship between a woman’s ovaries, estrogen, the pituitary, and the brain are almost identical between a man’s testes, testosterone, pituitary, and brain. However,…

Our Weight Reflects Our Lifestyle Choices

By just eating fewer calories and exercising more usually does not work very well when trying to lose weight because not all calories are alike. By now we should all know that processed fructose in particular causes leptin resistance far more effectively than other sugars, with refined sugar coming in close second. Glucose is not…

What can Diabetics Eat to get more Energy?

Diabetics get their energy, or calories, from carbohydrate-rich foods with a low to moderate glycemic index. The glycemic index is a measure of how rapidly a food raises your blood sugar or glucose. Energy-rich foods for diabetics also have a significant amount of fiber, fat or protein which slows the digestion and absorption of the…

Quick Mediterranean bolognaise

Ingredients (6 servings) 1 tablespoon olive oil 500g lean beef mince 1 small brown onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 tablespoon tomato paste 400g can chopped tomatoes 400g can whole peeled tomatoes 1/3 cup semi-dried tomatoes, chopped ¼ cup pitted kalamata olives, halved ¼ cup chopped fresh basil leaves 1 teaspoon dried oregano…

Stir-fried lemon broccoli

Ingredients (4 servings) 1½ tablespoons vegetable oil 1/3 cup slivered almonds 500g broccoli, trimmed, cut into florets 1 tablespoon water 1 lemon, rind thinly sliced, juiced Method Heat a wok over medium heat until hot. Add 2 teaspoons of oil and nuts. Stir-fry for 2 minutes or until golden. Set aside. Increase heat to high.…

Regular workouts reduce menopause symptoms

Middle-aged women who exercise regularly report a higher quality of life and reduced symptoms of menopause, according to a new study. According to a population-based study published in the January 2015 issue of Maturitas, Women with the recommended level of physical activity had a higher self-perceived health level, better relative health, and better global quality…

What your Teeth Say about Your Health

Dental troubles might reveal a lot about problems elsewhere in your body. How diabetes, stress, and more might affect oral health. Can Mouth Bacteria Affect the Heart? Some studies show that people with gum disease are more likely have heart disease than those with healthy gums. Researchers aren’t sure why that is; gum disease isn’t…

Treat Gout Fast and Effective the Natural Way

  Gout is a kind of arthritis. It can cause an attack of sudden burning pain, stiffness, and swelling in a joint, usually a big toe. These attacks can happen over and over unless gout is treated. Over time, they can harm your joints, tendons, and other tissues. Gout is most common in men. Gout…