Arthritis, Gout and pH Balance

Nutrition Offers Pain Relief from Arthritis What one eats affects the entire body. Foods contain so much more than vitamins, minerals, fats, carbohydrates and protein. Chemicals within certain foods can increase inflammation or reduce inflammation. Nightshade Vegetables  Vegetables in the nightshade family may increase inflammation, and thus the pain of arthritis. These vegetables include potatoes,…

Anti-Candida Program

Candida is the scientific name for yeast. It is a fungus that lives almost everywhere, including in your body. Usually, your immune system keeps yeast under control. If you are sick or taking antibiotics, it can multiply and cause an infection. Yeast infections affect different parts of the body in different ways: Thrush is a…

Can Coffee prevent you from Losing Weight?

“I drink two or three cups a day. Not all at once, but one for breakfast, one mid-morning, and occasionally a cup with lunch. I was just wondering if this might be interfering with my diet, because I haven’t lost much weight since I started dieting.” Yes, it can do. Some people lose additional weight…

What you did not know about Belly Fat

Most people don’t have their fat distributed evenly throughout their bodies. Each of us inherits a genetically determined and hormonally-influenced pattern of fat storage just as we inherit our eye or hair color. In other words, the fat seems to “stick” to certain areas more than others. There’s a scientific reason for this. Your fat…

Chicken stock

Ingredients (make 2 L) Large (1.6kg) whole chicken, rinsed 1 large onion, quartered 1 leek (white part only), chopped 3 celery stalks, quartered 2 garlic cloves, bruised with side of a knife 2 bay leaves 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns Method Put ingredients in a stockpot with 1 tablespoon sea salt and cover with water.…

Paprika chicken and chickpea soup

Ingredients (serve 6) 20g butter 1 brown onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 teaspoons ground cumin 2 teaspoons smoked or normal ground paprika ½ teaspoon chilli powder 1 large red capsicum (bell pepper), diced 1 large zucchini (baby marrow), diced 400g can crushed tomatoes 1 quantity chicken stock with chopped chicken (see related…

Poor Circulation can harm the Entire Body

At the outset, we need to remember that poor circulation is an outcome of certain lifestyle choices we make which are detrimental to our health. Coupled with these are factors such as imbalanced diet and lack of physical exercise. All these factors lead to fatty deposits on the arterial walls, which when hardened are called plaques.…

Menopause and Belly fat

What does your waistline say about your health? An expanding waistline is sometimes considered the price of getting older. For women, this might be especially true after menopause, when body fat tends to shift from the arms, legs and hips to the abdomen. Yet an increase in belly fat can do more than make it…

Type 2 Diabetes May Shrink the Brain

New research indicates that people with type 2 diabetes may lose more brain volume than is expected as they age. Surprisingly, this shrinkage doesn’t appear to be linked to the damaging effect of diabetes on tiny blood vessels in the brain, but how the brain handles excess sugar, the researchers noted. “We have known for…

Hearty beef casserole

Ingredients (Serves 4) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1.5kg diced beef chuck or blade steak 2 large onions, cut into thin wedges 2 leeks, white part only, sliced 2 garlic cloves, crushed 4 sticks celery, trimmed, sliced 2 large carrots, peeled, cut into 3cm pieces 2 x 425g cans diced tomatoes 1 cup beef stock Method…