The Diabetes Prevention Plan

Control what you eat and drink: This is most critical as diabetes is mainly a nutritional disorder. It is essential to drastically reduce your intake of all simple and all processed carbohydrates – all starches and sugars. Your plate should contain generous amounts of healthy protein, lots and lots of vegetables and little starch. This…

Caramelised onion frittata with roasted garlic tomatoes

Ingredients (serves 4) 6 tomatoes, halved lengthways 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced lengthways Olive oil spray 125g (½ cup) light sour cream 2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill 60ml (¼ cup) olive oil 2 brown onions, halved, thinly sliced 1 tablespoon brown sugar 6 eggs, lightly whisked 50g baby rocket leaves 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar Method…

Oven-roasted veggies with feta dressing (low fat)

Ingredients (serves 4) 2 red capsicum (bell pepper), seeds and membrane removed 2 zucchini (baby marrow) – (1 yellow, 1 green) ¼ butternut pumpkin 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed 12 cherry tomatoes Feta dressing 150g reduced-fat feta 1/3 cup (80ml) skim milk ¼ cup (60ml) olive oil 2 garlic cloves Method…

Varicose Veins Home Treatment

Self-care, or home treatment, is recommended for most people with varicose veins. Home treatment can relieve symptoms and slow down the progress of varicose veins. For many people, home treatment is the only treatment they need.  Exercise Exercise can help relieve symptoms and slow the progression of varicose veins by improving blood circulation in your…

Type 2 Diabetes can be reversed

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. For many people (but not all) it can be prevented by following a healthy lifestyle. Type 2 diabetes can be reversed, but if you are not motivated or disciplined enough to reverse it, you can at least manage it to prevent diabetes related health problems, like amputations, kidney…

Bolognaise stuffed eggplant

Ingredients (serves 4) 4 (about 350g each) eggplants, halved lengthways 1kg (4 cups) bolognaise sauce (see Bolognaise recipe) 150g (1 cup) frozen baby peas, just thawed 200g feta, crumbled 2 tablespoons olive oil Salt & freshly ground black pepper Fresh oregano leaves, to serve Method Preheat oven to 180°C. Use a teaspoon to scoop the…

How High Insulin Levels Make You Fat

High insulin levels prevent weight loss and may very well be making you unhealthy, but fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to reduce elevated insulin levels. Effects of Insulin on Glucose Insulin is a hormone that is produced by specialized cells within the pancreas. Insulin is released into the bloodstream by these…