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August 14, 2016

Understanding PCOS and Insulin Resistance

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder that recently appears to be occurring more frequently in women. It is a complex condition that is difficult to diagnose since there are so many symptoms associated with it. Many of the symptoms are due to high levels of androgens circulating in the body. Androgens are “male” hormones, and the main one is testosterone. The high levels prevent ovulation and affect the menstrual cycle. This weight gain leads to insulin resistance which could subsequently cause diabetes, cholesterol abnormalities and heart disease. This is where your diet can help you. By reaching your ideal body weight, you can prevent insulin resistance and any other resulting conditions. It is important to remember that insulin resistance is a physiological state that can be corrected, and is not a chronic condition.
August 9, 2016

Thinking critical about Coconut Oil

Coconut oil seems to have grown in popularity lately. They are readily available by the bucket load in most shops and is advertised as being extremely beneficial. Where has it been hiding all this time and is it really as good as it is made out to be?
August 6, 2016

Carbohydrates: Are they really the devil?

The word “carbs” seems to be all the rage these days. Whenever you ask someone about their latest diet, it tends to include “Well, I’ve been cutting out carbs”. But what has changed with carbs and how did they become so bad all of a sudden?
August 4, 2016

Separating fat from fiction

Everyone seems to be talking about fat these days. All these years you’ve been shying away from it, but current trends seem to say that fat is good now and can help with weight loss and disease prevention. You’ve heard your friends talking about how they’ve added butter to their espresso and have started losing all this weight, and now you are left feeling confused. So what exactly is fat and do you need it?
August 4, 2016

So what is all the buzz with PROTEIN these days?

If you have been frequenting the gym, you are bound to have heard the word protein being thrown around. But will it make you lose weight or put on weight, hopefully in the form of muscle? Everyone has different goals for their health. What is protein and how will it help you achieve your goal?
November 24, 2017

Stewed Apples

Here is an easy recipe to make as a dessert option that includes fruit but will still maintain good sugar levels.
November 22, 2017

Fruit and Diabetes

We have all heard it before.  A person diagnosed with diabetes that says “someone” told them that they are no longer allowed to have fruit because they have diabetes and it is too sweet.  But is this really the case?
November 17, 2017

Easiest Stir Fry

You don't need to spend time chopping vegetables for this recipe, so it's great when you need a quick meal.
November 14, 2017

Diabetes awareness – 10 tips for a balanced diet

Up to 70% of cases of type 2 diabetes could be prevented through the adoption of a healthy lifestyle. Working with a dietitian will help you identify the changes you need to make to your diet to achieve this.
October 11, 2017

NNW 2017: Take care – sugary drinks can affect your health!

Sugary drinks contribute to weight gain due to their high added sugar content, low satiety and potential incomplete compensation for total energy
October 9, 2017

NNW 2017: Drink lots of clean, safe water

Clean and clear, refreshing and invigorating, we know instinctively that water is good for us. Yet, many of us have lost touch with water. Overwhelmed with the wide choice of what to drink, most of it sweetened with sugar, we’ve somehow left the simple, but profound goodness of water behind.
September 27, 2017

Spring time Lunch Bowl

The best way to make sure you have healthy meals is to be prepared! These healthy lunch bowls ahead of time to have your work lunches ready and waiting.
September 22, 2017

Emotional eating: how to identify and cope with it

I am pretty sure we have all succumbed to this at some point but the pressing question is if it’s harming you?
September 15, 2017

Snack Time Cracker Bread

Exam time gets stressful, but it’s important to still eat healthy. Here’s the perfect snack to munch on during your study break.
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