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Chocolate brownies

Chocolate brownies

Ingredients 2 eggs 100 gr butter 1 cup of sugar 1 tsp vanilla essence 1 cup flour 1/4 a cup cocoa 1 tsp baking powder 1/4 to 1/2 a cup chopped nuts Method Beat eggs, sugar and vanilla together. Soften butter and add to mix. Add sifted, dry ingredients and nuts. Do not over mix. [...]

Tasty beef stew

Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 1 hr, 30 minutes Ingredients: 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 onion, diced 2 carrots, cut into 2 cm pieces 2 celery ribs, diced 1.5 kgs beef chuck steak 1/3 cup flour 750 mls beef broth 1 cup apple juice 750 gms tomatoes, diced (or medium can) 1 potato, peeled [...]

Insulin resistance

The term Insulin Resistance probably sounds familiar to you, perhaps you’ve heard mention of it under one of its other names such as Syndrome X. It was noticed that obesity, high blood pressure and abnormalities in lipids (blood fats) and glucose metablolism were found together commonly enough to suggest they are somehow related and became [...]

Cystitis

Infections can occur in all parts of the urinary tract – the bladder, urethra, ureters and kidneys but infections to the bladder and kidneys are most common. Bacteria found at the openings of the vagina, urethra and rectum can multiply and travel up into the bladder causing an inflammation or cystitis. Cystitis can be very [...]

The starfish

One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed a figure in the distance. As he got closer he realized the figure was that of a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean. Approaching the boy, he asked, “What are you doing?” The youth replied, “Throwing starfish in [...]

June asks

I have a query for Dr Jez…….. For a couple of years now I occasionally get ( one at a time ) small, red, itchy ( especially in the bath or shower ) spots, which, within a couple of days of appearing, get a watery/blistery type head. These occur on my feet only, not on [...]

Sun facts

People think that because they don’t see immediate signs of cancer after being in the sun, it wont happen to them. The problem is that it can often be 15-20 years after exposure to the sun that the skin cancer can occur. Skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer. Despite the [...]

Anorgasmia (the inability to orgasm)

It is estimated that three quarters of all problems with female sexuality (or sexual dysfunction) are to do with not coming during sex or foreplay. The most common medical name for this is anorgasmia. And doctors, divide it into three main groups: primary (where there is no obvious physical or psychological cause found); related to [...]

Upset tummy?

Instead of pumping pills into your system, why not try a more natural approach? Did you know that instead of taking a quick-fix pill or concoction over-the-counter for stomach acid, eating properly could help fix your problem? Try eating smaller meals more often instead of the traditional three big meals a day. Eating in smaller [...]

How healthy are you?

How healthy are you?

How would you rate your health compared to others the same age as you? Try this quiz and see just how healthy you really are. Excellent Fair Who are the others? I make time to exercise: 3-5 times a week 2-3 times a week 1-3 times maybe next week I find that I am short [...]