Look Out For the Warning Signs of PCOS

Look Out For the Warning Signs of PCOS

What Is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome? PCOS is a health disorder commonly caused by hormone imbalances in women. Since both men and women have the same hormones, but in different levels of each kind, it sometimes happens that women have higher levels of the “male” hormones. This causes all kinds of issues in the body, and…

Soufflé omelette

Soufflé omelette

Ingredients (4 servings) 8 eggs, separated ½ cup fresh mixed herbs, chopped (parsley, chives, chervil, tarragon) ½ cup cheddar cheese, grated 4 green onions, sliced 15g butter, chopped Fresh onion sprigs, extra, to serve Method In a large bowl, whisk egg yolks with herbs, cheese and onions. In a clean bowl, beat egg whites until…

Tips to Get a Grip on Your Adult ADHD

Tips to Get a Grip on Your Adult ADHD

Check Your Day Planner at Least 3 Times a Day: Whether it is an app on your phone, or an old-school day planner; make sure that you know what’s happening today. It helps a lot, especially on busy days! Make a Daily “To Do” List: This is a great add-on to your day planner, as…

Beef and bean burritos

Beef and bean burritos

Tasty, versatile and easy to clean up afterwards, this meal with mince is perfect for the weeknights. Ingredients (4 servings) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium brown onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 600g beef mince 1 teaspoon chilli powder 2 teaspoons ground coriander 1 tablespoon plain flour 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 cup Beef…

Beef, bean and feta salad

Beef, bean and feta salad

This colorful salad is a vibrant and healthy combination of steak, pulses and vegetables. Ingredients (4 servings) 200g green beans, trimmed, cut into 3cm pieces olive oil cooking spray 500g beef scotch fillet steaks (or any other beef steak of choice) 2 x 400g cans cannellini beans, drained, rinsed 1 small red onion, thinly sliced…

Bloating after Eating

Bloating after Eating

Most often we think it is simply because we have eaten too much, but the reason for bloating after eating could actually be due to several other factors that range from fluctuating hormone levels to certain types of food. This is called stomach bloat, and in some cases it can be triggered by as little…

Diabetes and Kidney Disease

Diabetes and Kidney Disease

It is very often the case, that people who have had diabetes for a few years start developing issues with their kidneys. This is because the kidneys act as a filtration system which determines what stays in the body (like proteins and red blood cells) and what is transported out via urine. When the sugar…

Why Phyto-Estrogens for Menopause?

Why Phyto-Estrogens for Menopause?

Hormone therapy has long been the standard method for dealing with menopause. However, the safety of these treatments has often been in question. At the moment, the only natural alternative to that is supported by trustworthy scientific evidence is the use of phyto-estrogens, which are plant estrogens. The three main types of phytoestrogens are isoflavones,…

Low GI + Low Calories = Weight Loss

Low GI + Low Calories = Weight Loss

The Glycaemic index has always been a great way to help control your blood sugar levels and stay healthy. But as far as weight loss goes, it is not perfect as it simply tells you what food to stay away from. It basically comes down to decreasing carbohydrates in your diet, by eating less of…