Menopause Night Sweats

What causes heavy night sweats? Heavy night sweats (nocturnal hyperhydrosis) during menopause, which often seem to go hand in hand with daytime hot flashes, are caused, quite simply, by fluctuating estrogen levels that lead the body to think that its temperature is much higher than it truly is. During menopause, estrogen levels oscillate, causing the…

Signs of Poor Blood Circulation

Low blood circulation can occur due to several different underlying conditions, the most common of which are atherosclerosis, or “hardening of the arteries”; and peripheral artery disease, or PAD. You’ll likely experience certain typical signs and symptoms associated with poor blood circulation, which usually occur in your arms, legs, hands and feet. If you experience…

Belly Fat Loss Myths

Belly fat loss myths abound in a culture obsessed with being lean and obtaining “six pack” abs. Sadly, many profit from the misinformation surrounding belly fat loss. The best way to lose belly fat is to combine increased physical exercise with sound nutrition. Look out for these belly fat myths and focus on what really…

Beef stroganoff

Ingredients (serves 4) olive oil cooking spray 500g beef (fillet, sirloin or rump) trimmed, cut into thin strips 1 brown onion, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, crushed 250g button mushrooms, sliced 1 teaspoon paprika (smoked or plain) 3 teaspoons corn flour ½ cup salt-reduced chicken stock 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce ¾ cup Greek-style yoghurt ¼…

Does Sugar Intake Raise Cholesterol Levels?

When your cholesterol is tested, the results reveal the amount of low-density lipoprotein – LDL or “bad” cholesterol – and high-density lipoprotein – HDL or “good” cholesterol – in your bloodstream. It also indicates your level of triglycerides, a type of fat that, like LDL cholesterol, tends to clog your arteries. Your sugar intake could…

Fruits that Blocks the storage of Body Fat

The best way to lose fat and stay in shape is through a diet that properly balances the calories consumed with the energy expended. Creating a well-rounded diet based on sound nutritional principles is the best way to do this. Fruits are an important part of any healthy diet plan, and choosing fruits that block…

Lentil Curry with Cashews and Yogurt

Serves 6 Protein-rich lentils are a great choice to include in your regular diet. Here, they’re prepared with curry powder, tomatoes and onions and spooned over rice with cashews and yogurt on top. Ingredients 2 cups uncooked brown rice Salt to taste 1 cup lentils, rinsed and soaked overnight in 1 cup water 1 large…

Causes of Insulin Resistance Diabetes

Type-2 Diabetes is not a Life Sentence Type-2 Diabetes (also known as Insulin Resistance Diabetes) can be reversed by making certain drastic but rewarding lifestyle changes. You might have learned that type 2 diabetes is due to a certain lifestyle, which include a poor diet and a lack of exercise. We see type 2 diabetes…

8 Ways to Increase your Metabolism

Increase Metabolism Metabolism is the physical and chemical processes within cells that convert food into energy that the body can use. In addition, the metabolism also entails how efficiently the body uses that energy for fuel. Elevating the metabolism burns calories and enhances fat loss. Simple additions to your diet and training regimen can keep…

Reverse PCOS the healthy way

PCOS The majority of women affected with PCOS, or polycystic ovary syndrome, are either overweight or obese. The underlying insulin resistance problem present in most of these women predisposes them to weight gain or make weight loss almost impossible. In addition to weight problems, PCOS is also characterized by irregular or absent periods, depression, acne,…