Menopausal Belly Fat Explained

Menopausal Belly Fat Explained

It has been known for quite a while that during menopause, weight gain seems to shift away from the thighs and hips, and start collecting around the waist. Recent studies have found out why exactly this happens: Due to the decrease of estrogen in the body, certain proteins are affected so that they store more…

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 ¼ cup red wine 2 tablespoons tomato paste 400g can diced tomatoes 100g chargrilled red capsicum (bell peper), finely chopped 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh basil leaves 12 large cabbage…

Cauliflower mash

Cauliflower mash

Ingredients (4 servings) Equipment Food processor Ingredients 1kg cauliflower, cut into chunks 6 garlic cloves, peeled 100ml extra-virgin olive oil Salt and black pepper, to taste Method Place cauliflower and garlic in a steamer over a large saucepan of boiling water. Steam for 20 minutes or until tender. Place cauliflower and garlic in a food…

Low Estrogen and Hair Loss

Low Estrogen and Hair Loss

When a woman’s estrogen levels become low, as is the case during menopause, she might see signs of hair loss. This is because when estrogen levels are very low, the underlying levels of testosterone that women have makes it appearance by affecting the hair follicles and shortening their growth phase. Another cause of such a…

Causes of Erectile Dysfunction

Causes of Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is when the male sexual arousal function is not working as it should, and can be caused by a number of physical and psychological factors. Symptoms of ED can include: Trouble getting an erection, trouble maintaining an erection, and a lack of sexual desire. Physical causes of erectile dysfunction Heart disease or…

6 Steps to Reduce Year-End Stress

6 Steps to Reduce Year-End Stress

The end of the year is creeping closer and your need for some time off is getting bigger and bigger. However, this might be a very stressful time of year, as you trying to get everything done coming down the home straight. Here are a few simple tips for keeping cool before the summer holiday:…

Coping with exam stress

Coping with exam stress

Whether it is you, your partner or your child that has to write exams, it can cause stress for everybody! It is unfortunately a part of life, so the only thing left to do is learning to manage stress better. This is usually easier for adults, thus we have to help our children manage their…

Night Sweats, Chills, and other Menopausal Symptoms

Night Sweats, Chills, and other Menopausal Symptoms

Night sweats are one of the most common symptoms of menopause, and can be very uncomfortable. What Causes Night Sweats and Chills? The cause of most menopausal symptoms is fluctuating hormones, specifically estrogen. When estrogen levels start fluctuating, it affects the hypothalamus which regulates body temperature, causing it to misread the actual temperature and leads…

Why older men need extra testosterone

Why older men need extra testosterone

Testosterone is the male sex hormone, produced primarily in the testicles. Testosterone is important for: Maintaining bone density Fat distribution Building muscle strength and mass Increased red blood cell production Sex drive Sperm production It is clear that testosterone plays a big role in the male body, but as you age testosterone levels slowly start…