• Healthy Foods

    Diabetic Recipe – Grill Chicken with Nectarine Relish (4 servings)

    Recipe of Grill Chicken with Nectarine Relish (4 servings) Ingredients: 4 chicken breasts (about 10cm thick)  skinned and boned 500g nectarines, cut into 1cm cubes 1 red capsicum, cut into 1cm squares 1 spring onion, chopped 1/2 tbsp fresh mint, finely chopped 1/2 tsp ground coriander 1/2 tsp ground cumin 1 tbsp red wine vinegar a pinch of salt 1 red chili, seeded and minced lime juice Preparation: Combine chili, vinegar, salt, nectarines, capsicum, spring onion and mint in a bowl.  Mix well and keep in fridge until serving. Preheat griller. Marinate chicken with cumin and coriander for 10 minutes. Grill each side for about 3 minutes or until cooked. Serve…

  • Health Knowledge

    5 Health Issues of Type 2 Diabetes

    Type 2 diabetes is a disease in which either the body does not produce enough insulin or the cells ignore the insulin. Type 2 diabetes is the more common form of diabetes. Although there is no cure for diabetes, there are many means like diet control and exercises, by which the blood sugar levels can be kept in check. If diabetes is not kept in control, it can lead to different complications. Most of these complications are a result of the effect of diabetes on the nerves and arteries. Here are some of the health problems that Type 2 diabetes can cause. Cardiovascular disease and stroke.  Type 2 diabetics have…

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    Male Infertility, Causes and Treatments

    Deciding to start a family is indeed one of the most exciting times in a couple’s life. However, after a period of time if pregnancy does not occur the couple begins to think something is wrong with one of them or both and is the reason no pregnancy is occurring. In the instance it is male infertility the husband and wife will have their respective feelings regarding the situation. However, the couple should not give up hope because there are treatment options for the emotional effects of male infertility as well as treatment options to help a man regain fertility. There are many possible causes of male infertility not all…

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    Vegetarian Diet In Pregnancy

    Achieving a balanced diet with sufficient quantities of protein and all the vitamins and minerals doesn’t require any more effort if you are a vegetarian.  There are plant sources of protein that are complimentary, so if you eat foods in combination you will gain all the necessary amino acids.  For example if you eat grains, rice or corn you can combine them with dried beans, peas or nuts.  If your meal is made up of fresh vegetables, add a few sesame seeds, nuts or mushrooms to supply you with the missing amino acids.  There is relatively little iron in each helping of plant food, so vegetarians need to make sure…

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    Obesity and pregnancy

    As a certified personal trainer, I’m often asked about what is considered to be a healthy weight for someone of their particular size?  According to The American College Of Obstetricians And Gynecologist, a calculation called body mass index (BMI) is used to determine ‘healthy body weight’. In general, I’m of the opinion that a body fat composition analysis is a far superior barometer of your bodies composition; however, a score of 30 or higher on the BMI chart will land you in the obese category. Currently, one out of every three adult Americans is obese.  Obesity occurs mostly from an energy imbalance, but lifestyle, environment, culture, and socioeconomic status play…

  • Health Tips

    Childbirth Choices

    Most commonly todays society allows a women freedom to choose the type of birth experience she would like for her and her baby, given a normal pregnancy there are many options that can be explored.  Spend some time finding out where and how you are going to have your baby.  One of the first things to do is speak with your doctor.  He or she will provide you with information about what birth choices are available in your area and the various people you may like to contact.  The two important elements in your choice are whether you would like a medically managed or natural childbirth, and whether you would…

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    What Parents Need To Do To Avoid Teenage Pregnancy

    Parents in today’s world run away from responsibility, which is the highest thing in life, and seek only the shadow. Parents put our careers first instead of taking time for everything to make sure that our young people get all the protection and guidance they need from us at an early stage. What does she mean? I mean that as a parent, you have to do a lot of things about myself a teenager (the sons and daughters), it must be his best friend, most especially girls. In the sense that these questions in mind will not be thrown out, who can and will certainly be the trick. Get use…

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    Signs and symptoms of Pregnancy

    By being pregnant, a woman experiences something new, that hasn’t happened before in her life. One is sure to get a long list of do’s and don’ts that one should follow during pregnancy, but most often these are covered with a blanket of myths. Some might be so ridiculous that you will feel silly with the restraining process. However, there are a list of things that one must do, and be strict some things that one must not. Little sacrifices with these things can help keep your child healthy throughout its lifetime. Expectant mothers must take regular vitamins and iron during the pregnancy. One must make sure that the pre-natal…

  • Health Knowledge,  Mom and Baby

    Miscarriage During Pregnancy

    Miscarriage is defined as spontaneous or accidental interruption of pregnancy. Miscarriage, what happens when the fetus and the placenta separated from the uterine wall. This may be caused by hormonal problems, chromosomal abnormalities, problems with cervical or uterine cancer, immune system problems at the start of work, or in circumstances such as age or illness. Usually it is due to fetal abnormalities, when present in the first trimester of pregnancy. Chronic diseases, including diabetes and hypertension are also causes of miscarriage, and it is important to prenatal care because the screens for these diseases are made. When this takes place in the second trimester of pregnancy, generally attributed to the…

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    Pregnancy Support Community For Expecting Mothers

    A pregnant woman has to be very careful during the nine months of pregnancy as this is the time where any wrong step taken may have an adverse effect on the embryo. It is very important to know about what are the things that should be avoided or done at this time to make the baby healthy. Joining a pregnancy support community is the best way to make this period ideal. These communities provide support to women who have become pregnant for the first time. They provide sample information about everything that a pregnant woman must know. The information is a source to many answers that women want to know…