Metabolic Syndrome, Cholesterol, and Insulin

Metabolic Syndrome, Cholesterol, and Insulin

Common symptoms of metabolic syndrome would be a large belly, high cholesterol and fat deposits, high blood pressure, as well as high blood sugar levels. The problem is that in most cases your doctor would examine you and tell you to lose some weight. You might start eating more salad and less fast food, but…

Advice for Managing High Blood Pressure

Advice for Managing High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure can be a pain in the neck to control, and doctors are quick to hand out blood pressure medication, which often has severe negative side effects. The good news is that you can help manage your blood pressure levels by means of simple lifestyle adjustments and natural supplements. Increase Your Potassium and…

Spicy black bean and corn stew

Spicy black bean and corn stew

Ingredients (4 servings) 220g (1 cup) dried black beans, rinsed, drained 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil 1 large brown onion, finely chopped 2 celery sticks, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 teaspoons ground cumin 2 teaspoons sweet paprika ½ teaspoon dried chilli flakes 400g can crush tomatoes 1.25L (5 cups) water 300g sweet…

Why Does Menopause Cause Sleeplessness?

Why Does Menopause Cause Sleeplessness?

Sleeplessness is one of the biggest and most annoying symptoms of menopause. It can be caused by many different things, such as: hormonal imbalances, anxiety and most commonly – night sweats. Luckily you can get a better night’s sleep by making some simple lifestyle changes. – Get plenty of exercise  Get a good workout plan that…

Low GI Diet for Fighting Diabetes

Low GI Diet for Fighting Diabetes

Fighting diabetes is all about controlling your blood sugar levels. Since blood sugar spikes are caused by the food we eat, especially carbs and sugar, it is important to know what you should eat to minimize these spikes. It has been found that one of the best ways to do this is by following a…

Detox for Successful Weight Loss

Detox for Successful Weight Loss

Why a Detox is Important: With all the pollution in the air, food and water these days, our bodies have a difficult time detoxifying themselves naturally. This results in excess toxins inside of us that are dangerous to the body, which leads to a defense mechanism where the toxins are covered with fat and mucus…

Roasted tomato and bean salad

Roasted tomato and bean salad

Ingredients (4 servings) 4 tomatoes, halved 1 onion sprigs, thinly sliced 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 400g can cannellini beans, drained, rinsed 400g can butter beans, drained, rinsed Method Preheat oven to 220°C/200°C fan-forced. Place tomato, cut side up, in a roasting pan. Top with onion sprigs. Drizzle with oil and vinegar.…

Simple Tips for Lower Cholesterol Levels

Simple Tips for Lower Cholesterol Levels

If you have high cholesterol levels, somebody along the way has certainly told you that you have to “change your lifestyle”. That is a very vague concept, and it often means much more that eating a salad every day. So to help you, here are a few guidelines on how to improve your daily lifestyle:…