Category: Diabetes

3 easy steps to kicking your sugar habit

For obvious reasons, we have a love/hate relationship with sugar. Tastes so good, feels so bad. And it turns out that we’re all eating too much of it. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that we currently get about 16 percent of our daily calories from sugar alone. It’s known that sugar only provides…
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February 11, 2016 0

Seven small diet changes that will make a huge difference

While much diet talk of the minute focuses on weight loss the truth is that most extreme and restrictive diets will fail. So imagine if you could make some simple changes to your daily and weekly food routines to not only lose a few kilos safely, but keep them off long term? I have the…
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January 21, 2016 0

The Amazing Benefits of Green Tea

The popularity of green tea is quickly spreading as we find out how great it is for your health. Snuggling up on the couch with a nice big cup of green tea is nothing to be ashamed of as it is now known to be one of the world’s healthiest drinks. Green tea is made…
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June 25, 2015 0

Oats – the perfect winter breaky!

There’s nothing we love more than a big bowl of oats in the morning.  The perfect addition to any diet, we thought we’d give the ultimate rundown of this delicious breakfast treat. You know that they’re good for you, but what gives them their superstar status? Dietary fibre: Dietary fibre is generally made up of plant…
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April 30, 2015 0

9 reasons why we love Apple Cider Vinegar

That bottle of apple cider vinegar in your kitchen cabinet is capable of so much more than adding flavor to a salad. In fact, it may be time to move it to the medicine cabinet. Organic apple cider vinegar is antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal, so it can soothe your sore throat, heal your heartburn, remove that…
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April 16, 2015 0

Let’s Talk Diabetes

Many of the signs of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are similar. In both, there is too much glucose in the blood and not enough in the cells of the body. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body’s cells become resistant to insulin that is being produced. The cells aren’t getting the glucose that they need…
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September 18, 2014 0

According to my doctor, I’m overweight.

  “Overweight” and “Obese” are often terms used by doctors when conducting routine health checks, however these words really tend to hit home and discourage people from seeking the right help .   However, the  words “overweight” and “obesity” just refers to any person’s body weight greater than what is recommended for one’s height.   Being…
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August 12, 2014 0

How you can manage diabetes with the help of an Exercise Physiologist.

TYPE II DIABETES Type II Diabetes is a metabolic disorder that occurs when insulin fails to effectively deliver glucose to the cells in the body.  As a result, glucose remains in the blood stream causing blood glucose levels to be high (hyperglycaemia). There are several risk factors linked to Type II Diabetes, including obesity, ageing…
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