Triggers for Urinary Incontinence during Menopause

Triggers for Urinary Incontinence during Menopause

Urinary incontinence is when you experience a loss of bladder control, and it can be an extremely unpleasant obstacle to face as you get older. It is especially troublesome amongst women going through menopause. Causes of Urinary Incontinence: Hormonal Imbalance This is the most common cause of urinary incontinence among women, and often appears during…

How Diabetes Affects the Feet

How Diabetes Affects the Feet

Many people with diabetes have come to know a feeling of numbness or lack of sensation in their limbs, especially in their feet. The main reason for this is that high blood sugar levels tend to damage blood vessels and nerves over time. This makes it difficult for the blood to be circulated to the…

Limit Carbohydrates to Lose Weight

Limit Carbohydrates to Lose Weight

Eating carbohydrates is the fastest way to get fuel to your body which it can use as energy. However, this also has a negative side, as this quick energy delivery causes a spike in your blood sugar levels. When you cut out most of your carbohydrates in your diet, it can help you maintain more…

Marinated red cabbage slaw

Marinated red cabbage slaw

Ingredients (6 servings) ½ small red cabbage, thinly sliced 1 red onion, thinly sliced ½ cup (75g) pit less raisins 1 teaspoon caster sugar ¼ cup (60ml) balsamic vinegar ¼ cup (60ml) olive oil ₁⁄₃ cup (35g) almonds, toasted, chopped ¼ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves Method Combine cabbage, onion, raisins, sugar, vinegar and oil…

Cabbage rolls

Cabbage rolls

Ingredients (4 servings) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 small brown onion, finely chopped 1 small carrot, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 400g beef mince 2 tablespoons tomato paste 400g can diced tomatoes 100g chargrilled red capsicum, finely chopped 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh basil leaves 12 large cabbage leaves, bases trimmed Method Heat oil…

Anti-Candida Program

Anti-Candida Program

Candida is a form of yeast infection, due to fungus within the body. The yeast is usually kept under control by the immune system, but sometimes it can get out of hand. This usually happens when you are sick or using antibiotics. This can then lead to a yeast infection, due to the spreading yeast.…

Managing Menopausal Belly fat

Managing Menopausal Belly fat

There is no doubt that menopause usually means some extra weight gain around the tummy. This is because of the large estrogen decrease during menopause, which causes fat cells to start retaining and even storing more fat than usual. This also means that when you try to burn fat, it is much harder and takes…

How insulin Resistance Makes You Fat

How insulin Resistance Makes You Fat

When the insulin levels in your body are too high, they might very well prevent you from losing weight. To understand exactly why high insulin levels can cause weight gain, we have to break it down: To start, what is glucose?  Put simply, glucose is sugar that provides energy to the body. The body is…

Pesto bean salad

Pesto bean salad

Ingredients (4 servings) 420g can green beans, drained, rinsed 2 x 125g cans four bean mix, drained, rinsed 250g cherry tomatoes, halved 1/3 cup sundried tomatoes, sliced 1/3 cup kalamata olives, halved Finely sliced fresh basil leaves, to serve Pesto dressing 2 tablespoons basil pesto (Get recipe here) 1 tablespoon olive oil Method Make dressing:…

Make your own Basil Pesto

Make your own Basil Pesto

Ingredients (1½ Cups) 2 cups basil leaves, coarsely chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped ¼ cup (45g) toasted pine nuts (optional) 1/3 cup (35g) finely grated parmesan ½ cup (125ml) olive oil, plus extra Method Place the basil, garlic, pine nuts and parmesan in the bowl of a food processor and process until finely chopped.…