Trying to Control Mood Swings during Menopause?

The quest to control mood swings is one of the most difficult, unpleasant, and common of menopause. Although some feel that it is hard to manage mood swings during menopause, it is not impossible. In fact, women often find that they are able to control mood swings by adopting lifestyle changes. Although it is important…

How Diabetes affects your dental health

Diabetes affects your ability to fight infection, which could lead to dental problems. 4 Signs You May Have a Problem Diabetes puts you at risk of dental problems. It impairs your ability to fight bacteria in your mouth. Having high blood sugar encourages bacteria to grow and contributes to gum disease. You may have gum…

Chicken drumsticks with parsley and lemon

Ingredients (serves 4) 1 clove garlic, crushed ¼ bunch parsley, finely chopped 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 1 large lemon, finely grated rind and juice 8 chicken drumsticks 2 tomatoes, diced 1 avocado, diced Salt & pepper Method In a medium bowl combine the garlic, parsley, lemon rind, 3/4…

22 Tips to Make Your Diet a Success

Tip No. 1: Drink plenty of water or other calorie-free beverages. Before you tear into that bag of potato chips, drink a glass of water first. People sometimes confuse thirst with hunger, so you can end up eating extra calories when an ice-cold glass of water is really all you required. If plain water doesn’t…

Pesto chicken

Ingredients (serves 8) 800g chicken thigh fillets, trimmed, halved 2 teaspoons olive oil Basil pesto 2 cups firmly packed fresh basil leaves 2 garlic cloves, peeled, quartered 1/2 cup finely grated parmesan cheese 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/3 cup olive oil Method Make basil pesto: Place basil, garlic and parmesan in a processor. Process until…

Chunky roast vegetables with sage and lemon

Ingredients (serves 8) 1 lemon 2 zucchini, thickly sliced 1 large red onion, cut into wedges 2 red (bell peppers) capsicums cut into thick strips 1 large eggplant, cut into 4cm chunks 2 baby fennel, trimmed, cut into quarters, fronds reserved 8 garlic cloves, unpeeled 500g pumpkin, cut into small wedges 1/2 cup olive oil…

How to Manage Thyroid Problems Naturally

Thyroid problems are usually not caused by the thyroid itself, but are a symptom of an underlying problem.  This underlying problem can almost always be traced back directly to the digestive health (gut health).    So what can we do to fight thyroid problems?   1.    Blood Sugar Control: Dysglycemia (too high or too low…

What Really Causes High Cholesterol?

High Cholesterol If you think that eating fat is the only dietary way to raise your cholesterol levels, think again. While eating large amounts of certain types of fat – such as trans-fat and saturated fat – can raise cholesterol levels and increase your risk of developing heart disease, eating refined sugar can also raise…