The Ketogenic Diet

The Ketogenic Diet

The Ketogenic diet, also known as the VLCD (very low carbohydrate diet, 20 – 50g / day), have been around from at least the early 1900’s when it was discovered that it was effective in the treatment of epilepsy in children.  It is still being used for that purpose,...
Emotional eating

Emotional eating

When you are feeling stressed, bored, unhappy, lonely, or tired, you may have the urge to eat something comforting and delicious, and most of the time, something familiar.  This might give us a temporary feeling of enjoyment, satisfaction, and comfort, but this wears...
The Ketogenic Diet

Myths and facts about Alkaline diet.

Contributor: Melissa Ludick, The alkaline diet, also known as the acid-base or the alkaline-ash diet, is marketed to the general public as a way to lose weight and to cure diseases such as cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular disease. It is said that if...
High fat food – friend or foe

High fat food – friend or foe

Use low fat dairy. Give up butter. Stay away from margarine. Limit saturated fat intake. Use olive oil. Today’s fat messages seem to be forever changing and causing confusion amongst consumers. The reason behind all the confusion about dietary fat is due to its...

Breastfeeding

In light of National Women’s’ month and World Breastfeeding Week 1 – 7 August 2019, I want to uplift all the amazing women out there and focus on the mothers. Carrying little humans and bringing them into life is one of the most admirable wonders for those who have...
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Vegetarianism

Vegetarianism Individuals adopt a vegetarian diet for a variety of reasons including cultural, ethical or religious beliefs; economic reasons; taste preferences; and/or for certain health benefits. Different types of vegetarian diets that exist: Dietician, Melissa...

Carbohydrates, Health, and Weight Loss

Many people cut back on carbohydrates in an effort to either loose weight, or for other health reasons. But how does this effect our health in reality? About carbohydrates There are three different forms of carbohydrates found in food. Some food contains more than one...

Recipe Substitutions

FEMINA HEALTHS’ Dietician, Melisa Ludick shares these handy tips with us. Dietician, Melissa Ludick. There are many ways to make your recipe healthier without compromising on quality or taste. The following steps set out in the table below can help you to:...

Sweeteners…sugar-coated or sensible?

With the worlds ever growing desire to know more about the things that we put into our bodies – we discuss the options when it comes to sweeteners. Sweeteners can be divided into sugars and artificial sweeteners. Sugars, such as fructose or sucrose, provide...
The Ketogenic Diet

Festive Food

Festive food … feminine figure It is that time of the year again… Year-end functions                             Christmas parties,                                Holiday munchies… All these can make it fairly difficult to eat healthily and stay in shape or to loose...