Articles in: Blood Sugar

With one third of the American adult population already pre-diabetic, and experts predicting 100% of adult Americans to be pre-diabetic in the next ten years, blood sugar is an urgent and insidious issue. In short, blood sugar issues are the underlying cause of cardiovascular imbalance, determined to be the number one cause of death in America. Today, even health-conscious diets are loaded with hidden sugars, high glycemic loads and processed foods, and folks are not aware of the cumulative impact that such difficult-to-digest foods have on our ability to balance blood sugar. Blood sugar issues, which almost always start in childhood, are linked to most of the chronic and inflammatory disease we see wreaking havoc on the adult population today. Unfortunately, according to the latest research, even the slightest elevations in blood sugar are dangerous, and most blood labs don’t flag people early enough to catch early risk. Learn how to easily screen for blood sugar issues at home and how to eat and live for optimal blood sugar health.

Carrageenan: Toxic or Not?

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 43 seconds On first inspection, the food additive called carrageenan seems quite harmless. Derived from the edible red seaweed (Chondrus crispus) or Irish or Carrageen Moss, it has been used for some 600 years as a thickening agent for foods. Today, it is a popular vegetarian alternative to gelatin […]

Do You Crave Stimulants For Energy?

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Average Reading Time: 2 minute and 23 seconds According to the CDC, more than one million Americans are suffering from severe bouts of fatigue, (1) and many more suffer from general tiredness. While there are many factors linked to tiredness and fatigue, perhaps the most common explanation has been labeled “adrenal fatigue.” Many natural products […]

Perfecting Digestion with Herbs

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Average Reading Time: 4 minutes and 23 seconds I have had many requests lately asking if I would write a summary of how best to troubleshoot the digestive system, and which herbs can be used to help restore digestive balance. With 74% of the American population experiencing digestive distress, (1) I write this with a […]

5 Tips to Stop Cravings

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Average Reading Time: 3 minutes and 50 seconds According to Ayurveda, a craving is the body sending an urgent message to the brain requesting a specific nutrient, chemical constituent, or hormone to turn off an alarm somewhere in the body. To deal with cravings before they arise, we must deal with the reasons the body […]

Four Reasons to Reconsider Eggplant

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Average Reading Time: 1 minute and 42 seconds Nightshades are part of the Solanaceae botanical family which include bell peppers, eggplants, goji berries, hot peppers, paprika, potatoes, tomatillos and tomatoes. According to Ayurveda, nightshades are not favored as foods as they are generally too heating to the body and, in excess, can aggravate vata, pitta […]

The Link Between Blood Sugar and Memory

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Average Reading Time: 5 minutes and 14 seconds Almost half of adults over age 85 are diagnosed with cognitive issues (1), adding up to 5.2 million Americans that are currently suffering. In 2006, Swedish researchers found that borderline blood sugar levels are associated with an almost 70% increased risk of developing cognitive concerns later in […]

How Sweets Accelerate Aging

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes A new study published this month in JAMA (Journal of American Medical Association) looked at the average sugar intake of over 31,000 people over a five year period. The findings showed that between the years 2005 and 2010, 71% percent of Americans ate more than one tenth of their calories […]