7 Myths and 7 Facts of Diabetes

  There are many myths about diabetes that make it difficult for people to believe some of the hard facts – such as diabetes is a serious and potentially deadly disease. These myths can create a picture of diabetes that is not accurate and full of stereotypes and stigma. 1. Myth: Once you are diagnosed with diabetes,…

Chicken Salad

You can use any leftover cooked chicken meat for this salad, with or without the skin. Or you can poach some boneless skinless chicken breasts in salted water for this salad. Ingredients (serves 4) 2-3 cups of cooked chicken meat*, coarsely chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped ½ red bell pepper, seeded and chopped 4-6 green…

How Does Candida Keep You From Losing Weight?

Candida, the medical term for yeast, can cause major, long-term health problems, including weight gain, according to some alternative practitioners. But many conventional medical practitioners don’t believe that candida causes any health problems beyond the occasional vaginal yeast infection in women or thrush in babies. According to practitioners who do believe that candida can cause…

Basque Lamb Stew

Ingredients 1.5Kg lamb shoulder, cut into ±50mm pieces 6 cloves garlic, crushed and peeled 1 sprig fresh rosemary, about 1 tablespoon chopped ½ cup dry white wine 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 1 large onion, peeled and chopped Salt 2 teaspoons sweet paprika 1 can roasted red bell peppers, cut into ±12mm strips (or take…

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a complex disorder that results in excessive lack of energy that cannot be attributed to any one underlying medical condition. Fatigue generally increases with routine physical and mental activity and fails to improve with periods of rest. Some professionals speculate that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome can stem from a viral infection or…

The Weight Loss Minefield

Getting started with a healthy weight loss plan can be a minefield of confusion. Remember, it’s not all about food – exercise needs to be part of any weight-loss plan. The Weight-control Information Network, a national information service of the National Institutes of Health, provides a list of weight loss and nutrition myths. Here are…

Cucumber Salad with Mint and Feta

Ingredients (serves 4) 500g thin skinned, mild (non-bitter) cucumbers, such as English cucumbers, thinly sliced. ¼ red onion, thinly sliced and cut into ±25mm segments 2 or 3 red radishes, thinly sliced 10 mint leaves, thinly sliced White vinegar Olive oil ±120g feta cheese Salt and freshly ground pepper  Method In a medium sized bowl,…

Steamed Fish with Ratatouille

Ingredients (serves 4) 1 large zucchini (baby marrow) 2 small eggplants 1 medium red bell pepper, cored 2 medium tomatoes, cored 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided, and more as needed 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 large onion, chopped Salt and black pepper 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves ½ cup kalamata olives, pitted (optional) 4 thick…