Pains related to Menopause

When women are asked about the symptoms they attribute to menopause, it is not surprising to find hot flashes and night sweats near the top of the list. However, in some midlife population surveys, more women reported aches and joint pain than any other symptom. Joint pain Like most menopausal symptoms, joint pain is typically…

Why Do You Really Get High Cholesterol?

For years we have believed that fat and cholesterol should be avoided at all costs. So many people are scared of eating eggs, red meat, butter and even nuts and oils, because they are fearful of either gaining body fat or increasing their chances of developing heart disease from the fat and cholesterol in these…

Barbecued chicken with Greek salad

Full of Mediterranean flavors, this easy chicken dish is perfect for a relaxed weeknight dinner. Ingredients 2 tablespoons plain yogurt 1 lemon, juiced 1 tablespoon Greek seasoning 2 tablespoons mint leaves, finely chopped 500g chicken fillets Olive oil cooking spray 100g baby spinach 100g roasted bell pepper (capsicum), sliced 1 Lebanese cucumber, roughly chopped 1 cup coriander…

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Balsamic Drizzle

Ingredients (Serves 4) 150g sweet potatoes, (about 3 medium), peeled 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 teaspoon salt Freshly ground pepper, to taste 1 cup balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons honey 1 teaspoon butter Method Preheat oven to 225°C. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Cut sweet potatoes into 12mm-thick wedges. Place on the prepared…

Protein, Fat and Carbohydrate Ratio for Weight Loss

Eating the right ratio of proteins, carbohydrates and fats may help you lose weight if you also monitor your caloric intake. When you base your diet on realistic, healthy standards, you may find it easier to maintain your weight loss.  Benefits Although several popular diets stress certain food groups, the Centers for Disease Control and…

Menopausal women do not absorb enough vitamin D

  A number of tests carried out by researchers at the Carlos III Institute of Health in Spain has revealed that post-menopausal women may not get enough vitamin D in their diets, which can contribute to a range of dangerous health problems, including abdominal obesity, diabetes, osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease, as well as a number…

Warm zucchini and broad bean salad

Ingredients 2 cups frozen broad beans 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 bunches spring onions, trimmed, bulbs halved 1 garlic clove, crushed 2 large zucchini (baby marrow), cut into thin ribbons (see note) 2 medium tomatoes, seeded, finely chopped 1/4 cup small fresh basil leaves 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar Method Place broad beans…

Causes of poor blood circulation

Causes of Poor Blood Circulation

Poor circulation can result from a number of conditions, from neurological difficulties to obesity. Blocked arteries and pinched nerves  can also cause poor circulation problems. Symptoms of poor circulation typically start as tingling or numbness in the extremities, like the feet and hands. Cramping and changes in the color and temperature of the skin also can…

Menopause and Loss of Libido

It is important not to confuse sexual desire with sexual function. Loss of libido can be one of the most difficult symptoms of menopause to manage, often because a woman might not understand how and why she has lost the desire to be physically intimate with her partner. It is important to recognize that loss…