Menopausal Aches and Pains

Menopausal Aches and Pains

Just when you thought that your menopausal problems will end after hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain, and mood swings, you find out that muscle and joint pains become a daily struggle! More than half of women who suffer from menopause experience joint stiffness, muscle pain, and general discomfort. Menopausal aches and pains can be…

Treating Common Digestive Disorders

Treating Common Digestive Disorders

Digestive disorders leave many people feeling bloated, uncomfortable, and in pain. It is often an awkward topic to bring up, and many people are too embarrassed to visit a doctor. Luckily you can start taking matters into your own hands and treat your symptoms by knowing what causes and aggravates them. Ulcers – Ulcers cause…

Carrot and ginger soup

Carrot and ginger soup

Ingredients (4 servings) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 brown onion, finely chopped 5cm piece ginger, peeled, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 6 (1kg) carrots, peeled, chopped 4 cups Chicken stock Sour cream and chopped dill leaves, to serve Method Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, ginger and garlic. Reduce…

Meatball meteors

Meatball meteors

Ingredients (8 servings) 400g lean beef mince 1 small brown onion, coarsely grated 1 small carrot, coarsely grated 2 tablespoons plain flour 1 tablespoon tomato sauce 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce 2 teaspoons olive oil 400g can diced tomatoes 1 tablespoon fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped Method Place mince, onion, carrot, flour, tomato sauce and barbecue…

Caffeine and Your Digestive System

Caffeine is a well known stimulant found in coffee, tea, energy drinks, and cocoa. It can be useful in many daily situations as it raises your levels of alertness, increases the metabolism, and can put us in a better mood. Increased Peristalsis Peristalsis in the body is where muscle contracts in order to move food…

Losing Weight vs. Losing Fat

Losing Weight vs. Losing Fat

Whilst most people think that these terms are simply used interchangeably, the fact of the matter is that they have completely different meanings. Losing weight means losing a bit of everything, like: muscle, fluids, organ size, and of course fat. Losing fat, however, means that the focus is on burning fat. This is why your…

Hearty lentil and vegie soup

Hearty lentil and veggie soup

Ingredients (4 servings) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 brown onion, cut into 1cm dice 1 large carrot, peeled, cut into 2cm dice 1 celery stalk, cut into 2cm slices 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 tablespoons tomato paste 400g can lentils, drained, rinsed 400g can diced tomatoes 2 cups Vegetable stock 450g cabbage, thickly shredded…

Using Fish Oil for Poor Blood Circulation?

Using Fish Oil for Poor Blood Circulation?

Poor blood circulation can cause you to feel cold, numb, or sore all over the body – especially your arms, hands, legs, and feet. Studies suggest that fish oil might have several health benefits, including the potential for increasing your blood circulation. What causes poor blood circulation? Poor blood circulation may be caused by one…

The Affect of Stress on Weight Loss

The Affect of Stress on Weight Loss

Stress is a rather common occurrence these days, and can be a result of anything from work, to relationships, and finances. This can lead to certain chemical reactions in the body that make us pick up weight – not to mention that when we are stressed exercise and diet are the last things on our…

Insulin Resistance & Edema

Insulin Resistance & Edema

Insulin Resistance Insulin resistance is a medical condition where the cells do not absorb sufficient amounts of glucose from the bloodstream, which in turn leads to constant high blood sugar levels. Insulin resistance very often occurs with obesity, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. This package of health conditions is often referred to as “metabolic…