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Are you receiving the correct Diabetic Treatment?

Are you receiving the correct Diabetes Treatment? Through the year I have seen multiple diabetic patient in mediation and suffering constant from this condition. One common denominator is normal blood sugar, but elevated HgA1C. HbA1c is a lab test that shows the average level of blood sugar (glucose) over the previous 3 months. It shows...

Low Calorie Day and the Power of Blueberries

Often labeled a “superfood,” this little berry is bursting with vitamins and minerals, many of which are classified as antioxidants. If you have diabetes, the key to maintaining your blood sugar is to use portion control. Thanks to the low-carbohydrate density of strawberries, you can safely enjoy a 1¼-cup serving. The diabetic exchange for blueberrie...

Avoid process foods, Avoid Cancer!

Process foods is a major contributor to obesity and illness around the world. How do we know? Every time a population adopts a Western diet high in processed foods, they get sick. It happens within a few years. Their genes don't change, their food does. The word-processed often causes some confusion, so let me clarify what I mean. Obviously, most food...

How Garlic protects your Heart?

Garlic extract can clear the arteries of plaque, usually the precursor of a heart attack. It slows the accumulation of ‘soft plaque’ by up to 80 percent, and reduces the number of fatty deposits in the arteries, a new study has found. The supplement, Aged Garlic Extract, has been tested in four different studies, and researchers are confident that it “c...

Low Fat Diets Increase Risk of Death, Study Says

As you probably know, we are a huge proponent of having plenty of healthy fats in your diet. This old school and precarious advice came about because it was far too easy for us to believe this simple and misleading equation: fat intake = fat on the body. But we now know this fat fable isn't true. Our bodies are much more complex than this. We need fa...

The Terrible Effects of Dehydration

At first glance, a few key statistics related to water intake and composition are important to note: the human body contains roughly 11 gallons of water broken down into these fractional parts: blood is 85% water, muscle is 80% water, a brain is 75% water and bones are 25% water. ​ With the value and percentage of water making up nearly 66% of th...

Macro-Nutrients

Every food that we eat, whether it’s a cheeseburger or green smoothie, contains a proportion of different macronutrients. It’s common for the highest percentage of macronutrients found in the food to be how we classify or refer to the food — for example, calling grains and potatoes “carbs” and meat or fish “proteins.” By definition, macronutrients are “en...