Natural Treatment for Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a common skin condition that changes the life cycle of skin cells. Psoriasis causes cells to build up rapidly on the surface of the skin. The extra skin cells form thick, silvery scales and itchy, dry, red patches that are sometimes painful. Psoriasis is a persistent, long-lasting (chronic) disease. There may be times…

Pregnancy Diabetes

Finding out that you have pregnancy (gestational) diabetes can be scary. It can be reassuring to know that most women who have Pregnancy (gestational) diabetes give birth to healthy babies and that you are the most important person in promoting a healthy pregnancy. Treatment for gestational diabetes involves making healthy choices. Most women who make…

Lamb curry with sweet potato, cherry tomatoes & spinach

Ingredients (serves 4) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 brown onion, halved, thinly sliced 500g diced lamb meat (any cut of choice) 60g (¼ cup) curry paste of choice 500ml (2 cups) hot water 500g sweet potato, peeled, cut into 1.5cm pieces 250g cherry tomatoes, halved 1 bunch spinach, trimmed, coarsely chopped Fresh coriander leaves, to…

Spinach & red lentil soup

Ingredients (serves 4) 2 tsp olive oil 1 small brown onion, halved, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 tbs tomato paste 1.25L (5 cups) vegetable stock 420g (2 cups) red lentils, rinsed 1 bunch spinach, ends trimmed, washed, dried, coarsely chopped 2 tbs fresh lemon juice Freshly ground black pepper Method Heat the oil…

10 herbs and foods that kill superbugs

Antibiotics are becoming less and less effective. “It is not difficult to make microbes resistant to penicillin in the laboratory by exposing them to concentrations not sufficient to kill them,” warned Alexander Fleming, the creator of the first antibiotic, penicillin, back in 1945 when he received his Nobel Prize for medicine. “There is the danger…

Tomato and olive lamb casserole

Ingredients (serves 4) 2 tablespoons plain flour 8 (1kg) lamb neck chops 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium brown onion, halved, thinly sliced 1 large carrot, peeled, chopped 2 celery stalks, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 cup chicken stock 2 x 400g cans diced tomatoes 2 tablespoons fresh oregano leaves ½ cup pitted kalamata…

Vegetable and barley soup

Ingredients (4 servings) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium brown onion, chopped 1 large carrot, peeled, halved lengthways, chopped 4 middle bacon rashers, trimmed, chopped (Optional) 2 celery stalks, leaves reserved, stalks chopped 400g can whole peeled tomatoes 1 large zucchini(baby marrows), halved lengthways, chopped 1 tablespoon chicken stock powder ½ cup pearl barley, rinsed…

Surprising Benefits of a Beauty Sleep

Fewer breakouts, brighter eyes, and more even skin tone are just a few of the ways a good night’s sleep may improve your looks. Faster-Healing Skin “Beauty sleep” is real. Your skin uses sleep hours to heal itself from the day’s damage. When you drift off, your skin gets the chance to improve. That’s why…