Barley and roasted tomato risotto.

When cooked slowly, barley takes on a creamy texture like that of the short-grain Arborio rice used in Italian risottos — but with a lot more fiber. Serve as a hearty side dish or light vegetarian main course.  Ingredients (serves 8) 10 large plum tomatoes, about 1 kg total weight, peeled and each cut into…

Reduce Belly Fat (part 2)

Exercise to Reduce Belly Fat 1. Doing your weight bearing exercises – one of the best ways to lose belly fat fast If you think you’ll need to spend the rest of your life doing sit-ups and crunches only, so you can burn belly fat and keep it off, that’s not quite true. You’ll need…

The Truth about Meal Replacement Shakes

Meal Replacement Shakes Looking for a simple diet plan that fits into your busy schedule? Meal replacements may be the answer you’re looking for! They really can be part of a healthy weight loss program. Get the facts and find the shake that’s best for you. 
  Meal Replacement Diets vs. Traditional Diets The March…

Low Estrogen Level and Osteoporosis

Menopause and Osteoporosis Low estrogen levels, osteoporosis and menopause are linked because low estrogen levels can lead to osteoporosis. It is important that women eat a healthy diet and do regular weight bearing exercise to prevent low estrogen levels and osteoporosis. What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is the disease whereby bones lose their density and become…

Chunky tomato, celery and bean soup

Ingredients (serves 4) 2 tbs olive oil, plus 1 tbs extra to drizzle 1 large onion, finely chopped 2 celery stalks, finely chopped 1 tbs chopped fresh rosemary leaves 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 x 400g cans cannellini beans, rinsed, drained 2 cups (500ml) chicken or vegetable stock 5 tomatoes (750g total), chopped 2…

Slow-cooker tomato, basil and eggplant beef

Ingredients (serves 4) 750g gravy beef, cut into 5cm pieces 2 tablespoons plain flour 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium brown onion, chopped 1 eggplant, halved, cut into 1cm thick slices 1 zucchini (baby marrow), halved, sliced 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 2 x 410g cans chopped tomatoes with basil and garlic 2 tablespoons tomato…

Better Skin after Menopause

Get Glowing Skin Now Your wisdom and confidence may grow as you get older, but the same isn’t true for many of your hormone levels. During menopause, lower levels of estrogen have a big impact on your skin. Less estrogen makes you prone to thinning, sagging, and wrinkling. Fortunately, you can relieve some of the…

The Truth about Sugar Addiction

Here’s the truth about sugar cravings, how to tame a wild sweet tooth and lose weight. Can You Really Be Hooked on Sugar? You say you can’t live without your daily donuts, but are you really “addicted” to sugar? The answer is complex. Sugar even affects the same “feel-good” brain hormones as street drugs. Nobody would…

Spinach & red lentil soup

Ingredients (serves 4) 2 tsp olive oil 1 small brown onion, halved, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 tbs tomato paste 1.25L (5 cups) vegetable stock 420g (2 cups) red lentils, rinsed 1 bunch spinach ends trimmed, washed, dried, and coarsely chopped 2 tbs fresh lemon juice Freshly ground black pepper Method Heat the…

Menopausal Digestive Problems

Menopause and digestive problems The digestive system is an all-important part of the body that can determine the overall health of an individual. Many women report that digestive problems begin to occur in the years leading up to menopause, called peri-menopause. Not only can digestive problems cause discomfort, but they can also lead to more…