Ginger

Ginger a natural, nature product.

Studies have shown that it decreases the risk of:

  • obesity
  • diabetes
  • heart disease

Ginger also eases:

  • osteoarthritis
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • muscle & joint pain
  • headache
  • lessen swelling
  • lower blood sugar
  • lower cholesterol
  • protect against alzheimer’s disease
  • prevent blood clotting

Promoting a healthy complex and hair.  Increase energy and lower overall weight.

What is the benefits of using ginger:
  • Assists your digestive system.  “Phenolic compoundu” found in ginger relieves gastrointestinal irritation, stimulate saliva and bile production and suppress gastric contractions and movement of food and fluids through the GI tract.
  • Relieves Nausea.  Chewing raw ginger or drinking ginger tea helps.  Even for pregnant women with morning sickness.  In winter time or cold weather drinking ginger tea is a good way of keeping warm.  “Diophoretic” promotes sweating, and working to warm the body from within.
  • Reduces pain.  A study from the University of Georgia found that daily ginger supplementation reduced exercise-induced muscle pain by 25%. Plus for all the ladies out there, it also showed that it reduce symptoms of “dyssmenorrhea” meaning severe pain during a menstrual cycle.
  • Reduces inflammation and treats inflammatory conditions.  Study on cancer prevention research journal shows that it reduced inflammation markers in the colon within a month, decreasing inflammation and, the risk of colon cancer likely to decrease.

 

Sources:

www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/265990.php

www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/ginger-uses-and-risks#1

 

Ideas for National Braai Day 24 September 2017

SA National Braai Day:

The National Braai Day initiative aims to position National Heritage Day as South Africa’s annual day of celebration.” (http://braai.com/national-braai-day-mission/)

A day where we celebrate our rich heritage, and enjoying our unique cultures and diversity with friends and family.  So what is your plan, who are you inviting, what will be on the menu…

We would like to make some suggestions, starting with our first suggestion this week…

Roasted sweet potato salad with ginger dressing:

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You’ll need:
  • 3 Sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced lengthwise
  • 120 g Cherry tomatoes
  • 45 ml Olive oil
  • Salt & Freshly ground black pepper
  • 125 ml Pine nuts
  • 150 g baby spinach leaves or mixed lettuce leaves
  • Half a ripe avocado pear, sliced

Ginger Dressing: (click on ginger, to read about the benefits) 

  • 65 ml Ginger in syrup
  • 30 ml Sherry wine vinegar
  • 45 ml Olive oil
Method: 
  • Preheat oven to 200 c
  • Place sweet potatoes and cherry tomatoes in a baking dish lined with baking paper, toss with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and black pepper
  • Bake for 25 minutes, or until sweet potatoes are soft and golden
  • Sprinkle pine nuts over and bake for a further two minutes or until pine nuts are golden

To make dressing:

  • Remove ginger from syrup and chop finely
  • Whisk together ginger syrup, vinegar and oil and then add chopped ginger

To assemble:

  • Arrange spinach or lettuce leaves on individual plates or large serving platter
  • Top with avocado, sweet potatoes, cherry tomatoes, and pine nuts
  • Pour over dressing and SERVE 🙂

 

Lamb chops marinated in garlic, rosemary, and thyme:

 

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You’ll need:
  • Lamb chops
  • 2 crushed garlic cloves
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1 Tsp. crushed thyme
  • Coarse sea salt
  • 2-3 Tbsp. olive oil
Method:
  • In a food processor mix the garlic, rosemary, thyme and salt, when it is all combined, add the olive oil.
  • Rub the above on both sides of the lamb chops and put it in the fridge to marinate for 1-2 hours. Half and hour before you fire is ready take them out, so that they can warm up to room temperature.
  • Throw the lamb chops on the braai with a very high heat, sealing them on both sides for 2 minutes per side.  For medium-rare dependent on the heat, cooking time will be 8-10 minutes.

 

http://www.food24.com/Recipes/Roasted-sweet-potato-salad-with-ginger-dressing-20091103-2
http://www.braai365.com/lamb-chops-braai-recipe/

DETOX IV Drip

September is Spring cleaning month and therefore our featured drip for this month is the DETOX IV drip.  Start cleansing your body and cells after winter and prep your body for summer.

Why do we need to detox or clean our body and cells?  All the waste your body struggles to eliminate, becomes acidic and toxic.  This slows down your blood and cells, you body slows down and starts breaking down.  So by detoxing you improve the quality of your cells and this in turns improve how your cells receive oxygen, water and nutrients and how you cells eliminate waste.

You will feel more energetic, you’ll notice your health improves and those waste that causes disease, weight gain, cravings, depression, tiredness, and, and will be ELIMINATED!!!

Our DETOX IV drip consists out of Vitamins and minerals to increase health, energy and metabolic rate.  It will increase the breakdown of adipose (fat) tissue and will also increase lean muscle and cellular energy.

Don’t wait until your energy is depleted and you feel so sick and tired you don’t even want to go for a braai or spend time outdoors…  Set aside 40 minutes and come and relax while your body and cells get an awesome Spring clean.

CALL 0105901070 NOW!!!  BOOK TODAY!!!

 

Causes of OBESITY

Let’s have a look at the causes of OBESITY:

    • Metabolic Illnesses:

      Abnormal chemical reactions can be caused by illnesses in the body, which will disrupt the normal metabolic process.  These include:

      • Underactive thyroid, whereby the thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormones thus slowing down the body’s metabolism.
      • Insulin resistance is a physiological condition in which cells fail to respond to the insulin hormone, resulting in increased blood sugar levels.  The excess sugar is stored as glycogen and triglycerides.
  • Inactive Lifestyle:

People who are physically inactive during the day are more likely to be obese, because they don’t burn the calories taken in through food and drinks.  People exert fewer physical demands at work and/or at home, because of modern technology and convenience.  30 minutes exercise/day is important for a healthy lifestyle.

  • Calorie Loaded Meals:

Increased access to convenience meals and fast foods, and high paced lifestyles results in less preparation time for healthy meals.

Do you fall into one of the above categories?

We can help www.perfecthealthcentre.co.za

Book an assessment appointment now and see how we will help you

 

 

Welcome to The Perfect Health Centre

Who are we?

We have a unique weight loss therapy that is individualized; medically based and which has lasting results.

This therapy is formulated and monitored by our trained medical doctor and has had a very successful record of accomplishment in Europe and for the last 10 years in South Africa.  It is only available at The Perfect Health Centre in South Africa.

Why our unique therapy and why a doctor?

Obesity has several causes e.g. eating habits, psychological patterns, stress, etc.  Each type of fat deposit has it’s own localization, evolution, symptoms and is related to a specific metabolic disorder, in which case the storage and utilization of reserves in the fat cells is disturbed.  The evaluation of these specific elements is pre-requisite for success.

The only person capable of determining the real causes of obesity and of finding the appropriate therapy is a MEDICAL DOCTOR.