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Weighing in on Type 2 Diabetes & Gastric Bypass Surgery

Type 2 Diabetes is a chronic health problem that involves elevated blood sugar levels; if glucose levels become too elevated then they become toxic to the brain and other body organs.   Often diabetics can struggle with weight gain and find it very difficult to lose weight and obtain healthy glucose levels. Recent advertising states type… Read more »

WOMEN AND HEART HEALTH

The most common cause of heart attacks in women is coronary artery disease, a narrowing of one or more of the arteries that supply blood and oxygen to the heart.  This narrowing is due to the formation of plaque in the arteries.  Plaque is thick, waxy, yellowish substance consisting primarily of cholesterol, smooth muscle cells… Read more »

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Diet

Chronic fatigue syndrome is nothing new. Symptoms associated with it have been noted since the 1800s, and outbreaks of the disease recorded sporadically throughout the last century. Nevertheless, the medical community remains confused about what actually causes the disease. One thing that’s becoming more clear, however, is the important role that diet can play in… Read more »

How does metabolic syndrome affect high blood pressure?

Metabolic Syndrome refers to a collection of hazards that increases your risk for heart failure and other major medical issues, specifically, high blood pressure. These risks are normal functioning factors that increase your chance of developing a disease like diabetes. Metabolic risk factors can stack, and the more you have, the higher your risk. This… Read more »

How Does Diet Affect Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a condition affecting millions of women in the United States. Dealing with the ailment can be frustrating as the cause is unknown; most experts believe a number of things cause Polycystic Ovary Syndrome including genetics and hormonal imbalances. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, commonly referred to as PCOS, is a health issue that… Read more »

Get Gastro Reflux Relief through Better Nutrition

Most people put a lot of sugar, caffeine and salt into their bodies on a daily basis. It’s cheap and easy to drink lots of soda pop and eat potato chips. Go to any gas station convenience store and you’ll be surrounded by foods and drinks that have the potential to agitate your digestive system…. Read more »

Arthritis Pain Relief through Nutrition

If you see large groups of people walking together outdoors in May, there’s a good chance they’re doing it for National Arthritis Month. Arthritis Awareness Month comes around each May, as millions of Americans deal with some form of arthritis and need to know how to treat their various problems. Arthritis involves inflammation of one… Read more »

The Benefits of a Low Glycemic Diet for Diabetics

Diabetes is one of those conditions that’s equivalent to a full-time job. A diabetic person has to constantly check blood sugar levels and maintain a “normal” level with diet and exercise. Those suffering from diabetes struggle containing their blood sugar levels and often find themselves suffering from hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia. The first is too low… Read more »

Are You Leptin Resistant?

Without a doubt, one of the most important hormones in your body is leptin. This simple hormone is made in your body’s stored fat. Leptin plays a very large role in weight management, reproduction, thyroid function, stress, inflammation, cardiovascular function and mental capability. The job of leptin is to notify your brain when it needs… Read more »

Learn how to break the cycle of emotional eating

There are times in our lives when eating is not just about satisfying a hunger or a craving. Sometimes, for various and often underlying reasons, we eat out of stress, discomfort, pain, and sadness or as a reward. This is referred to as emotional eating, and it’s the time of satisfaction that comes from trying… Read more »