Weight loss extremely difficult for people with Insulin Resistance

Overweight is both a cause and a complication of insulin resistance. An ordinary “diet” is unlikely to be successful when a person is insulin resistant. To effectively treat insulin resistance, one has to take into account not only factors that will result in weight loss but also those that will prompt the body to reduce […]

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Blood glucose levels plays a role in heart disease and high cholesterol

High blood glucose levels contribute to the development of heart disease. The way in which high blood glucose levels (as a result of diet and in particular high sugar foods) may affect the risk of developing heart disease are two-fold: On the one hand, high blood glucose levels may directly contribute to damage to blood […]

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Worldwide weight epidemic is affecting millions of people!

NO – THIS IS NOT JUST HYPE – BUT FACT. Being overweight is not simply an issue about looking good, but is a serious health issue. Indeed, even a matter of life or death! If you don’t lose it – it will kill you! This century may well be associated with technological advancement well beyond […]

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Stress maak vet!

(Attached Article in English) Gestress? en dit sluit in die stress wat jy ervaar as jy aan jou streng ‘ dieet’ dink…Dan is jou liggaam besig om adrenalien en kortisol af te skei. Adrenalien is ‘n streshormoon wat ‘oemf’ gee – sodat mens vinnig kan dink, hardloop, veg of spring oor ‘n muur en kortisol […]

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Afrikaans: Die GI – wonderkuur of nog ‘n foefie?

Lae GI het Suid Afrika behoorlik soos ‘n koors betrek…maar een soort pilletjie help nie vir alle kwale nie… Die Glisemiese- of Glukemiese Indeks is ‘n waarde wat gegee word aan ‘n spesifieke voedselitem om ‘n indikasie te gee van hoe vinnig of stadig bloedsuikervlakke sal styg na ‘n maaltyd of na ‘n spesifieke voedselitem […]

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Is jou dieet te suur?

Basiese Beginsels van ‘n Alkalies-As Eetpatroon (Die AS verwys na die ‘reste’ nadat die voedsel volledig verteer is) Die handhawing van liggaams pH word effektief beheer deur komplekse meganismes via o.a. die niere, lewer, maagsuursekresie en asemhaling. Voldoende voedingstowwe beïnvloed egter die effektiwiteit en gemaklikheid waarmee die liggaam hierdie balans hou. Hier is ‘n paar […]

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The GI – friend or foe?

What is the Glycemic index (GI)? The Glycemic Index (GI) ranks carbohydrate containing foods according to the effect that they have on blood sugar levels. Foods with a GI of under 55 are classified as low GI, their energy (sugar) is released more slowly. Low GI food choices are recommended for people with diabetes, slimmers’ […]

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How much sugar is in the can?

Added sugar in our daily diet have shown a marked increase over the last 100 years. This contributes to the increased incidence of obesity and related health conditions. Use this simple calculation to help you make better choices. How much sugar is in the can?  

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Say yes to cheese and no to diabetes?

The French eat, and drink. Lots of wine. Lots of butter. Lots of cheese. Yet they have low rates of heart disease despite high intake of saturated fat. This is called the French Paradox This phenomenon was originally attributed to consumption of red wine and its major constituent resveratrol. However, recent studies have revealed the […]

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A glass of wine to your health?

The power of the mind is nowhere as evident as on the label of a wine bottle… When reading the ‘story of the wine’ – you stand a good chance of being swept away…. ‘Delicious’ ‘well balanced’ ‘beautiful aromas’ – words strung together that allows the mind to savour – even before having had a […]

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