All posts tagged: weight loss

[Infographic] The Importance of Protein

Most of us think that a high protein diet is exclusively for individuals with active lifestyles. That is very far from the truth. Yes, people who exercise regularly should consume more protein to help their bodies rebuild damaged tissue during prolonged or intense exercise, but even couch potatoes need protein. Check out the infographic below

[Infographic] Guide to Pasta Shapes

Ahh, pasta. It’s carb-y goodness can be served so many ways: soaked in a red sauce, smothered in cheese, or just with a pat of butter. Despite being one of the first dishes we all learned how to cook, many of us don’t have a thorough pasta vocabulary. There are over 200 types of pasta

4 Reasons Why Fad Diets Don’t Work

In South Africa, 25% of males and 39% of females are either overweight or obese, recent statistics from National Nutrition Week reveal. And while the idea of fast weight loss is tempting, fad diets often do more harm than good — despite their seemingly unwavering popularity. Let’s take a look at four reasons why fad diets simply don’t

Issues with your Thyroid?

There are two types of thyroid problems; hyperthyroidism (over active thyroid) and hypothyroidism (under active thyroid). Hyperthyroidism is when your thyroid produces too much thyroid hormones and hypothyroidism is when your thyroid produces too little thyroid hormones. What does this mean exactly? If your body produces too much or too little thyroid hormones it can

The benefits of Ozone Therapy

Ozone therapy (the correct term is triatomic Oxygen, but for simplicity we will call it Ozone) is a revolutionary medical treatment producing far reaching results in human health care and is being practiced all over the world today. Over 20 nations recognise Ozone Therapy. Ozone therapy is the most powerful cleansing modality. Ozone is so

Over or Under Active Thyroid: How Ozone Therapy can help

Hypothyroidism (under active thyroid) The ability of Hypothyroidism to mimic a number of medical conditions originates in the vast functions of the thyroid hormones, which are reduced or absent in this case. The functions of thyroid hormones include modulation of carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism, vitamin utilisation, mitochondrial function, digestive process, muscle and nerve activity,

A handy guide to portion control

Portion control has been top of the weight loss charts for many years  now. Professionals claim that by eating the right portions, you can basically enjoy all types of food even the naughty ones. I approve this message! I have been quite skinny for most of my life but there has been times where I

How to use essential oil

Essential oils have been around for centuries and dates back to ancient Egypt and China. Essential oils were mostly used by priests and physicians. There is just something very special about essential oils. Although perfume is a mixture of different essential oils, I still prefer the real deal. Perfumes today are excessively diluted and the

Good carbs vs Bad carbs

In life, there is always good and bad. Good exercise and bad exercise, good cholesterol and bad cholesterol, good food and bad food. This also goes for carbs! So, what is a carb? A carb or carbohydrate is found in starchy foods like potatoes, cereal, rice, bread and pasta. Carbs are a good form of

[Recipe] Boost Weight Loss

As you reach a certain age, losing an extra kilo here and there is not an easy task. This drink will help your body to detox by getting rid of all the excess toxins. Ingredients: 2 liters Mineral water 1 Medium cucumber 1 Lemon 10-12 mint leaves Directions: Wash fruit and veg under running water.