Apple Christmas Cake – Gluten free

This gluten-free cake will really get you in the festive spirit, with sweet apples, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. It can be a refined sugar-free recipe if you don’t sprinkle the Demerara sugar on top.  225 g butter, room temperature, cut into cubes, plus extra for greasing 450 g Bramley

Gluten free or not?

Gluten intolerance is a growing epidemic worldwide. Fortunately for those who are sensitive to gluten, more and more cafes and restaurants are now offering gluten-free options. What is gluten? Gluten is a general name used to describe proteins found in wheat and other cereal grains such as spelt and

What is insulin resistance – and how do you treat it?

Have you heard of insulin resistance? Simply put, it is a resistance to the uptake of glucose into the body’s cells. Elevated blood insulin levels are often associated with central obesity, cholesterol abnormalities, and/or high blood pressure (hypertension). Insulin resistance is a precursor to type 2 diabetes. Read on
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Healthy Holiday Snacking!

It’s always a good idea to have some healthy snacks on hand in the holidays – whether it is for you, your kids, or visitors. Here are some easy to make ideas.  Some of them can also be used as appetizers or desserts. Frozen pineapple slices – a handy

You and Your Hunger Hormones

Have you heard of ‘hunger’ hormones? There are two hormones that control how full we feel – the feeling of being satiated after a meal or of hunger pangs from an empty stomach. Keeping those two hormones, Ghrelin and Leptin, in balance is important for maintaining a healthy weight

Understanding food cravings!

A food craving is an intense desire to consume a specific food, stronger than simply normal hunger. Most of us have had food cravings at some stage in our life. Pregnant woman often crave strange food combinations like ice-cream and gherkins, as their bodies nutritional needs change. But it’s

The Do’s and Don’ts of Fasting

I first tried fasting back in 1991, while I was living in Germany. I was young and exploring everything new and healthy on the market. There was a lot of talk about the benefits of fasting and more and more books coming out on the subject. I bought a book