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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7 Tips to Move it Not Just to Lose it!

It might not be summer yet, but now is a good time to get started on getting in shape for the warmer months – and feel great at the same time. Everybody knows that exercise, getting fit and staying fit is important. Movement is critical for good health and it’s not

Basics for weight loss!

If you want to lose weight, it’s helpful to know some simple principles rather than getting lost in the confusing and often contradictory information available on the Internet. I hope I can shed some light on the principles of weight loss with these basic tips: Basics for weight loss:

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

Do you have a slow Metabolism?

Metabolism, put simply, is the rate at which your body converts food to energy. Metabolic rate is governed by the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is located at the base of your neck and the hormones it produces set the resting rate of energy production in your body. Why

Top Tips for Indulging the Healthy Way!

As Christmas gets closer some of you might be wondering about what foods you can eat on festive days. It’s easy to forget about healthy eating at this time of the year, when celebration and indulgence are all around us. “I’ll be healthy next week”, we tell ourselves as we

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