Causes of Menopausal Hair Loss

Hormonal Causes Hair loss during menopause is usually a direct effect of fluctuating hormone levels. Two main hormones are involved in hair growth: estrogen and testosterone. In estrogenic alopecia, the most common type of hair loss for menopausal women, this loss is directly attributed to a fall in estrogen levels. Estrogen helps hair grow faster,…

Why Carbohydrates Make You Fat!

The popular adage “you are what you eat” many not be true when it comes to weight gain and fat storage. Dietary fat is not necessarily stored as body fat, while carbohydrates are easily stored as body fat. Carbohydrates are found in many of the foods typically consumed today’s diet. High-carb breakfast foods include breakfast…

Zesty Italian Chicken

Ingredients (4 servings) Chicken: 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning ¼ teaspoon black pepper 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil Sauce: 3 garlic cloves, minced ¼ cup chicken broth (or water) Zest and juice of ½ lemon ¼ cup Italian dressing 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley…

Summer Squash Recipe

Ingredients (serves 4) 1kg zucchini (baby marrow), sliced 1 green bell pepper, seeds removed, sliced 2 smallish tomatoes or one large tomato, peeled and cut into wedges ½ yellow onion, peeled and sliced 1 clove of garlic, chopped Olive oil 5 or 6 slices of cheese – cheddar Basil, either dry or chopped fresh Salt…

Suppress your appetite and lose weight

Your food choices, beginning with breakfast, affect your appetite throughout the day. A calorie-restricted diet with low-glycemic carbohydrates resulted in greater weight loss in obese families, according to a September 2010 study published in the “Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism.” The glycemic index or glycemic load of a food refers to the impact the food…

Menopause Memory Lapses

Several factors can collaborate to create memory lapses in women going through menopause. But like many other menopausal symptoms, memory lapses are caused largely by hormonal imbalance. Memory lapses can also be a compound of other menopausal symptoms that affect a woman’s concentration level and mental retention. Certain risk factors or lifestyle choices may increase…

Black Bean Salad Recipe

Make sure to rinse and drain the beans, if you are using canned beans. Ingredients 1 (±400g) can of black beans, thoroughly rinsed, and drained (or 1½ cup of freshly cooked black beans) 1½ cups frozen corn, defrosted (or fresh corn, parboiled, drained and cooled) ½ cup chopped green onions or shallots 2 fresh jalapeno…

Grilled Lime Chicken with Black Bean Sauce Recipe

Grilled Chicken Ingredients: Juice of 4-5 limes 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil ½ cup+ (more to taste) chopped fresh cilantro leaves 1 tsp dried oregano leaves ½ tsp coarsely ground black pepper ½ tsp salt 750g chicken breasts fillets 1 red onion, halved then sliced into thin strips Black Bean Sauce Ingredients: 1 ±400g…

How Water Impacts Blood Sugars

Picture a glass of water. Mix in a little sugar and stir until it dissolves. Now place it outside on a hot, sunny day. As the water evaporates, the remaining water gets sweeter and sweeter. If you have diabetes, this happens to your blood when you’re dehydrated. Because your blood is 83% water, when you…