What is abdominal migraine?

Anyone who has ever had a migraine will say they do not just happen in the head. The headache is usually the worst and most painful part of a migraine, but there is more.  Most migraineurs (people who suffer from migraines) will talk about photosensitivity (sensitivity to light), phonosensitivity (sensitivity to sound), scent sensitivity, gastric …

What are ovarian cysts?

What are ovarian cysts?  A cyst is a little balloon filled with air or fluid on one of the ovaries, which then exerts pressure on the right or left side of the lower abdomen. These cysts can be painful. Besides the pain in the lower abdomen, some other symptoms are: erratic, painful periods, often with …

​50 – Healthy Diet Essentials 

Vitamin A is needed for good eyesight and optimal functioning of the immune system.  Cod liver oil, dairy products, sweet potatoes and dark green leafy vegetables are all great natural food sources of vitamin A.    Vitamin B1, also known as thiamin, is imperative to the body’s ability to process carbohydrates.  Whole grain breads, cereals …

6 ways to eat more healthy

With so much ‘diet advice’ around today we are all confused. Whether you are wanting to lose weight, maintain your weight or help your family eat more healthfully, these six, simple ideas will help you to eat more healthy: 1 Stay away from the inside aisles When you grocery shop, fill up your trolley from the …

Ten reasons why should you exercise

stay fit

We know we should exercise because it’s good for us, but why? A lot of us think that our weight is fine and we have no desire to change how our bodies look, but the benefits of exercise are more than just shedding a few pounds. So why should you exercise? Metabolism During a workout your …

Make healthy and delicious chocolate

homemade chocolate

To enjoy the taste of chocolate, you do not have to buy it. You can prepare homemade chocolate. It may not look as spectacular as the purchase one, but it is healthy and delicious with no white sugar, hydrogenated fats and additives. Here is my recipe. You need  very little time. Ingredients: – Cocoa powder …

Potatoes in a slightly different way

Potatoes in a slightly different way

Here is my recipe for potatoes in a slightly different way 500 grams of potatoes cut into slices. Add: 1/4 cup of melted butter 1/4 cup of sour cream 125 grams of Parmesan cheese pinch of salt some pepper a little garlic powder Put the slices in the mold of muffins. Bake 1 hour at …

Increased thyroid function

increased thyreoid function

Thyroid gland is a small butterfly shaped gland located at the front door, which produces hormones important in many processes taking place in the body. These hormones have important effects on growth, production of heat in the body, fertility, use of energy. The two most important hormones are thyroxine (T4) and L-trijodtiroksin (T3). Iodine is …

What Triggers Heartburn or Acid Reflux?

acid reflux

Acid Reflux – also known as Heartburn – is caused when acid from the stomach backs up into the esophagus, causing an uncomfortable burning sensation. Almost everyone experiences heartburn at some point in their life. However if these symptoms occur more than two days a week for several months, a person may have Acid Reflux …