The Sugar Pandemic

When we think of sugar, we often think of candy, soda, desserts, gumdrops, and Lollipop Guilds. So, when you decide it’s time to eat healthier and cut the sweets, you may assume it’s as simple as ditching those sugar-laden treats. But are your efforts effective enough to really put a dent in the sugar you’re actually consuming? Maybe not as …

Is Fluoridated Drinking Water Risking Your Health? 10 Ways You Can Stop Fluoride Consumption Now

Fluoride is a cumulative toxin, which means the more exposure you get over greater periods of time, the worse your symptoms of fluoride poisoning are likely to be. Studies have also demonstrated that fluoride toxicity caused by overexposure can lead to increased lead absorption, disrupted synthesis of collagen, hyperactivity and/or lethargy, muscle disorders, bone cancer, increased tumor and cancer rate, …

Top 15 Healthy Tips for Managing Diabetes During the Holidays

The holiday season can be one of the most enjoyable times of the year, but it can also present unique challenges if you’re dealing with type 2 diabetes. Most social events this time of year (and, let’s be honest, all year) revolve around food and drinks, especially sweets and alcohol. You’re also likely to be even busier than normal, between …

Could Your Thyroid Be Why You’re So Tired?

If you answered “yes” to these questions, there’s a good chance your fatigue is not the run-of-the-mill “catch a few extra zzz’s” variety. Your fatigue may be thyroid related. Your thyroid gland plays an instrumental role in countless body functions, from influencing your heart and respiratory rate, to regulating the rate at which calories are burned, to helping with growth, …

The Truth about Diet Soda

When moving toward a new, health-conscious lifestyle, many people make the switch to diet soda under the assumption that this change will allow them to indulge in their favorite drink without the negative impact on their health. Unfortunately, this is just not the case. But Americans didn’t get thinner; they actually got fatter… a lot fatter! Why? Because when the …

9 Thyroid-Disrupting Toxins to Avoid

Every cell in your body depends on your thyroid gland to function properly. Specifically, your cells use the hormones produced by your thyroid to regulate a range of metabolic processes, including getting energy from the food you eat. Your thyroid hormones also help regulate your body temperature and play a role in the proper functioning of your brain, heart, muscles …

Conquer Chronic Inflammation

Our bodies have a biological response to harmful or irritating stimuli – remove it! Inflammation, specifically acute inflammation, is a sign that the body is trying to heal itself. Inflammation does not mean infection, even when an infection causes inflammation. Infection is caused by a bacterium, virus, or fungus; inflammation is the body’s response to it. Make sense? This is …

10 Magnesium-Packed Foods to Help Manage Diabetes

A study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill revealed that people who consumed the most magnesium from both foods and supplements were 47 percent less likely to develop diabetes over the course of the next two decades than those who consumed the least. Magnesium, a mineral that your body cannot make on its own, is required for …

Type 2 Diabetes: Change Your Life, Reverse Your Diagnosis

So… you’ve recently been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. For a moment, recall the day you received that diagnosis. How did you feel? Fearful, angry, frustrated? Diabetics are often taught that there is no cure for their diagnosis, and you probably felt as though you just learn to live with the condition and manage it to the best of your …