Why older men need extra testosterone

What is testosterone? Testosterone is a hormone produced primarily in the testicles. Testosterone helps maintain men’s: Bone density Fat distribution Muscle strength and mass Red blood cell production Sex drive Sperm production Hypogonadism is a disease in which the body is unable to produce normal amounts of testosterone due to a problem with the testicles…

How to Burn Fat without losing muscle

Over the course of time, fat is sometimes gained along with muscle. This is not the usual goal, it is just a by-product of what happens when you take in more energy than you burn while building muscle. It is also now that the goal shifts to fat loss while maintaining existing muscle. This is…

Grilled mushrooms and cheese

Ingredients (serves 4) 8 small flat mushrooms, stems trimmed 2 tablespoons olive oil 100g white cheddar cheese, finely grated 100g baby spinach leaves Worcestershire sauce, to serve Method Preheat grill on medium-high heat. Brush both sides of mushrooms with oil. Season with salt and pepper. Place mushrooms, stem side up, on grill tray. Grill for…

7 Ways to Improve Blood Circulation

Our bodies rely on good circulation to distribute oxygen and blood through our systems in order to keep us healthy and feeling lively. Circulation brings blood to our muscles, colour to our skin, focus to our brains, and removes toxins and lactic acid. In short, having good circulation fills us with vitality. Many of us…

Modern life mess up our gut health, making us fat and diabetic

Healthy gut bacteria is crucial to maintaining normal weight and metabolism. Unfortunately, several features of the modern lifestyle directly contribute to unhealthy gut flora: Antibiotics and other medications like birth control and NSAIDs Diets high in refined carbohydrates, sugar and processed foods Diets low in ferment-able fibers Dietary toxins like wheat and industrial seed oils…

What Are The Signs of Insulin Resistance?

The signs of insulin resistance syndrome include: Impaired fasting blood sugar, impaired glucose tolerance, or type 2 diabetes. This occurs because the pancreas is unable to produce enough insulin to overcome the insulin resistance. Blood sugar levels rise and pre-diabetes or diabetes is diagnosed. High blood pressure. The mechanism is unclear, but studies suggest that the worse…

Mexican eggs

  Ingredients (serves 2) 1 tbs olive oil 1 small brown onion, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 tsp paprika 3 (about 300g) tomatoes, coarsely chopped ½ red bell pepper, seeded, finely chopped 80ml (1/3 cup) chicken stock 2 eggs 2 tbs coarsely grated cheddar Chopped fresh continental parsley, to serve Rye Toast, to…

Healthy Fish Cakes

Ingredients (serves 4) 800g firm, white-fleshed fish fillets (hake) 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 small chilli, seeded, finely chopped 2 tablespoons chopped coriander 2 tablespoons vegetable oil Method Process fish in a food processor until a coarse paste forms. Transfer to a large bowl. Add garlic, 1 chopped chilli and chopped coriander, then season to…

Sweet potato chips & red onion wedges

Ingredients (serves 4) 1 (about 600g) orange sweet potato, peeled, cut into 2cm batons 2 red onions, halved, cut into wedges 1 tablespoon olive or grape seed oil Fresh continental parsley leaves, to garnish Method Preheat oven to 230°C. Line 2 baking trays with non-stick baking paper. Place the sweet potato on 1 tray and…

Real Cure for Psoriasis

What is Psoriasis? Psoriasis is a noncontagious skin disease that afflicts over 5 million people in the United States.  It is highly variable in its symptoms and severity.  In its most common form (plaque psoriasis), it is characterized by inflamed, swollen skin lesions covered with silver-white scales.  Other forms of psoriasis display pus-like blisters (pustular…