Artificial Sweeteners and your Weight

Weight Gain Rather than help with weight loss, artificially sweetened diet drinks may cause weight gain, according to a literature review by Qing Yang from the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at Yale University. The results, published in the June 2010 issue of the “Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine,” found that aspartame,…

Blood Sugars, Low Carb Diet and Weight Loss

Blood sugar level control is important not only for diabetics, but also for people suffering from insulin resistance, concerned with their weight or simply wanting more stable energy levels to do their daily activities. High blood sugar levels can damage your nerves, blood vessels and organs, while low blood sugar levels can make you feel…

French-style beans and carrots

Give your frozen veggies a fancy makeover with this easy beans and carrots side! Ingredients (serves 4) 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 garlic clove, crushed 2 eschalots, thinly sliced 2 cups frozen baby carrots 2 cups frozen baby green beans 20g butter, chopped 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon 2 tablespoons honey  Method Heat oil in…

Lemon chicken

Ingredients (serves 6) 6 (about 120g each) free-range chicken breasts 1 tbs fresh rosemary leaves 2 garlic cloves, chopped 1 eschallot (shallot), finely chopped Juice and grated rind of 1 lemon ½ cup extra virgin olive oil Method Place chicken in a shallow dish. In a separate bowl, combine rosemary, garlic, eschallot and lemon rind…

Holistic Remedies for Hot Flushes

Hot flushes are an intense feeling of warmth that can spread throughout the body during menopause, concentrated in the head, neck and shoulder region. They can cause flushing and perspiration and last for several minutes. Up to 85 percent of women in menopause experience hot flushes and they are thought to be caused by a…

Acidity & Weight Loss

Increased acidity within the body is a cause of heartburn. For most people, heartburn is an occasional occurrence. However, if you experience heartburn more than once a week, you might have undiagnosed gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. The American Geriatrics Society explains that this condition is prompted by the inability of the esophagus to close…

Poor Nutrition & Causes of Candida

Candida If you have experienced a yeast infection, athlete’s foot, bladder infection or even a cancer sore, it may be due to a yeast overgrowth. Candida, a yeast microorganism, resides in the bowels of your digestive tract. When imbalance occurs due to various causes, candida overgrowth results. This can lead to a number of health…

Balsamic lamb and beetroot salad

Lighten up with this week’s winner of the food fight. Ingredients (serves 4) 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar 3 (400g) lamb leg chops, trimmed olive oil cooking spray 80g baby rocket 1 medium red capsicum (bell pepper), chopped 1 small red onion, halved, thinly sliced 1/4 cup roughly chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley…