Broccoli frittata

Broccoli frittata

Ingredients 300g sweet potato, peeled, cut into 2cm cubes 300g broccoli, florets removed and halved lengthways, stem cut into 1cm pieces Olive oil spray 8 Eggs, lightly beaten 2 garlic cloves, crushed 60g roasted red capsicum strips 1/4 cup (60ml) milk 1/3 cup (40g) parmesan, grated Salt and pepper 60g rocket 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar…

5 Simple Steps to Recover from Gout

Natural Gout Solution

Gout is a type of arthritis that arises when there is too much uric acid in your body. When there is a build up of uric acid, it can for crystals around important joints. These crystals are the cause of inflammation and often severe pain. Gout is usually seen as a chronic issue, but with…

Why we need Cholesterol

Why we need Cholesterol

By now we all know that there is good cholesterol (HDL) and bad cholesterol (LDL), but what are the benefits of cholesterol in general? Cholesterol plays a key role in various bodily functions and locations such as: cell membranes, vitamin D, steroid hormones, and bile acids. Cell Membranes Cholesterol plays an important role in making…

Menopausal Diet

Menopausal Diet

With hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings and hormones all over the place, your diet is probably the last thing on your mind! Well, you should reconsider that, as certain foods help relieve some of the menopausal symptoms, whilst other may severely worsen them. Spicy Foods Although you might be craving big cheeseburger with Jalapenos,…

Controlling Insulin for Weight Loss

Controlling Insulin for Weight Loss

When we look at weight gain and insulin in the body, we are actually staring a vicious cycle in the face. Too much excess fat causes the body to respond poorly to insulin, and then too much insulin can lead to weight gain. This cycle can lead to things like type-2 diabetes and insulin resistance,…

Dealing With Low Testosterone Levels

Dealing With Low Testosterone Levels

Testosterone is the hormone that makes a man, a man. If it wasn’t for this, you wouldn’t have a big woolly beard or sculpted muscles. And your voice would probably sound like that of a 10 year old girl. Unfortunately we are not like a good bottle of scotch that becomes better with age. Over…

Know your starches

Know your starches

A common misconception is that starches and carbohydrates are the same thing. The truth is that carbohydrates are merely the molecules that form starches. But for food to be labelled as a starch, the carbohydrate molecules have to be bigger than monosaccharides, which are the carbohydrate molecules commonly found in fruit or honey. With this…

Beetroot hummus

Beetroot hummus

Ingredients (makes 1½ Cup) 150g fresh beetroot, cooked until tender, peeled 400g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 clove garlic 2 tablespoons tahini 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon cumin 6 large fresh mint leaves Extra virgin olive oil, to serve Method Blend ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Add 2-3 teaspoons water, ½…

Managing Stress the Right Way

Managing Stress the Right Way

Stress can be caused by an endless number of factors, stretching anywhere from driving in the traffic to asking out the person you like. Stress isn’t always bad as it might motivate us to do something, but when we are constantly stressed for long periods of time it can become very bad for our health.…

Beating Day and Night Sweats

Beating Day and Night Sweats

Day and night sweats are usually due to hot flashes, which occur most often in menopausal women. These can be very annoying and may leave you waking up in the middle of the night, drenched in sweat and hot as a habanero! Managing Day and Night Sweats: Although it is not possible to get rid…