As much as I love my coffee, I am curious to find out if there is a valid enough reason to change my habit of having 2 cups of cappuccino as I am approaching my peri-menopause years. For many of us in this age bracket (mid to late 40s), we may start to experience extreme hormonal fluctuations leading to our last mens and some study suggested that caffeine (the active ingredients in coffee and other food items) consumption exacerbates menopausal vasomotor symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats etc. But how much do we actually know about caffeine and our
Q: What is progesterone & natural progesterone cream? Dr John R Lee MD explains progesterone best in his website which is quoted below. “Progesterone is a steroid hormone made by the corpus luteum of the ovary at ovulation, and in smaller amounts by the adrenal glands. Progesterone is a precursor to most of the other steroid hormones, including cortisol, androstenedione, the estrogens and testosterone.” In a normally cycling female, the corpus luteum produces 20 to 30 mg of progesterone daily during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle. Some women however produce less & less progesterone due to various conditions
If you are after a quick and simple recipe with ingredients that you definitely have at home, this is for you. This recipe is simplified vegetarian version of a popular Indonesian side dish/snack , called perkedel. The original version often include beef/pork mince. Perkedel (Potato fritter) Serve: 12 pieces Ingredients: 6 x large washed potato of your choice 1 x large egg (separate egg white into a small bowl, lightly beaten) salt/pepper to taste optional: chives Directions Boil the potatoes in a pot Exact timing depends on the size of potato (approx 15-20 minutes). Poke the potato with a fork,
Steamed pear with red date & pine nuts
This healing recipe is Inspired by Maangchi korean steamed pear recipe called Baesuk.  Pear, according to TCM, regenerates body fluids, dissolves mucus, lubricate the throat, etc. Together with red dates, ginger & pine nuts, traditionally this delicious dessert recipe is known to treat cold symptoms such as sore throats & coughs. Nurturing Steamed Pear with Red Dates, Grated Ginger & Pine Nuts Serve: 2 Ingredients: 1 x your choice of pear (Bosc Pear, Trout Pear, Korean pear etc) 1/2 tsp grated ginger 1 tsp honey 1 tbsp pine nuts 1 x red dates (pit removed & cut in thin slices)
Roast pear, chia seed and date porridge recipe
Fall is the time where the “Yang” energy of summer starts to fade into winter’s “Yin” energy. It is time to nurture our body to prepare for the upcoming colder months. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Fall is associated with energy of “wind” which can create excess “dryness”.  To stay healthy in this season change, it is recommended to eat moistening food such as pear, barley, soy milk, tofy, pine nuts, persimmon etc. It is also recommended to eat warmer food such as light soup, stew and less raw salad. Try this hearty porridge breakfast recipe with mosturizing roast pear