Diet for Type 2 Diabetes

One of your first concerns when you are first diagnosed with diabetes is to integrate a diet for type 2 diabetes into your lifestyle. Learning how to eat in a proper and healthy way will allow you to keep your blood pressure safely under control. What is important is for you to adopt the right meal plan and eat the right types of foods. And while I am not a diabetic, I do have some sense of what you are about to embark on. When I was at my heaviest, one of the first things I did was to seek out the right meal plan for me. The problem was that when I looked on the internet, this is what I found : (more…)

The Startling Truth About Cholesterol

Heart disease is known as the silent killer. And your bad, or LDL cholesterol plays a big part in assisting the silent killer. Knowing not only the foods to eat but what your normal levels for both good and bad cholesterol are is one of the first step to making sure that you are not one of the 616,0001 people who die of heart disease in the USA every year. For that reason, I am going to spend a great deal of time going over what I have learned about the subject. I will go over several topics, such as: (more…)

Chagas Disease – What is it?

You could say that Chagas Disease is one of those things that you didn’t hear about too often until more recent times. But even so, this is a serious condition, causing about 20,000 deaths each year. It’s more often found in Central and South America where it affects between 8 to 10 million people. Another 300 to 400,000 in the US and Spain are also affected. Chagas disease is transmitted by a nasty little bug called a Triatomine. These mean creatures come out at night and land on people’s faces while they are sleeping and help themselves to a belly full of blood. This has earned them the nickname of ‘kissing bugs.’ Once they are done feeding they usually poop on their victim which leaves parasites known as Trypanosomatids on or very close to the bite wound. (more…)

Flu Shot – Alternative Cures for the Flu

Is it worth getting the flu shot? Are there any alternative cures for the flu that work? I know, it’s still only September (as I’m writing this) but like it or not, Fall is almost upon us. And that means you should be starting to think about protecting yourself and your family during the flu season.If you do happen to catch a cold or the flu, any one of hundreds of different viruses could be responsible. These viruses alter themselves each year according to their environment. It’s because of this that a traditional medical cure just isn’t possible. That’s why many of the same remedies used by our ancestors are still used today to provide relief and shorten the time the flu virus affects us. (more…)

Lemon and Blueberry Drizzle cake

This honestly is the easiest cake recipe I have ever come across, it’s so quick and simple, it’s now my go to whip-it-up-in-a-jiffy recipe (yes there’s such a thing).

What you need –

100g Soft Butter
175g Self-raising white flour
1tsp Baking powder (more…)

Mediterranean Alfresco Dining

I was born to live in the Mediterranean! With a name like Maria and an obsession with outdoor eating, I do wonder what the heck I’m doing in London sometimes! Trying to make the most of our evenings, G and I decided to bring a bit of the Mediterranean alfresco living to what would have been a very average Tuesday eve. I mean come on, look at that spread!It didn’t take long to set up shop and, to be honest you don’t have to ask me twice to make up a table, it’s one task I relish and, simple love to do! (more…)