Menopause: Is Itching a Symptom of Menopause?

Itching. a Symptom of Menopause? Sure, you’ve heard of hot flashes, mood swings, and irregular periods. But did you know menopause also causes dry, itchy skin? Hormonal changes during middle age can lead to a host of skin problems, some beginning as early as peri-menopause. If you’re experiencing itchy skin, understanding this little known symptom can help…

Chicken Breasts with Gorgonzola-Tomato Salsa

Combine the ingredients for the salsa – except the cheese – up to a few hours before dinner, and store at room temperature; pound the chicken ahead of time, and keep chilled. Ingredients (serves 6) 2 cups chopped tomato 1/3 cup minced red onion 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh basil 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive…

Is protein the key to weight loss?

Most of us have heard of someone who has dropped weight fast on a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet. These diets, such as the Dukan diet and Atkins, are low in carbohydrates, which makes the body produce less insulin. And when insulin levels are low, the body burns more fat. While they might help you drop the…

Poor blood circulation symptoms and causes

Restricted flow of blood in the body is called poor circulation. The symptoms for this is numbness or cramps in hands and legs. Over time, however, symptoms appear like coldness in the limbs, extreme tiredness in the legs or even all over, pain in the limbs, redness and swelling, water retention, headache, sleep interruption, skin…

Roasted tomato & Parmesan

Ingredients (serves 4) 6 ripe tomatoes 100g baby rocket leaves (or mixed salad leaves) 50g shaved parmesan (or fine parmesan) 1/3 cup shredded basil 1-2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, to serve Method Cut 6 ripe tomatoes into quarters. Place on a wire rack over a tray lined with baking paper. Cook in an oven preheated to…

To Detox or not to detox for Weight Loss

Our bodies naturally detoxify every day as part of a normal body process. Detoxification is one of the body’s most basic automatic functions of eliminating and neutralizing toxins through the colon, liver, kidneys, lungs, lymph and skin. Unfortunately in this day and age, with the pollution found in the air, water and food we eat,…