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.

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) […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Top 10 Weight Loss Tips

10 Tips for Weight Loss

Average Reading Time: 7 minutes, and 24 seconds With spring upon us, this is the time to reset our ability to burn fat. Each season and its harvest has an important role in maintaining good health. Winter stores fat, proteins, vitamins and minerals to rebuild and insulate. Spring, as illustrated […]

Dr. John’s Favorite Olive Oil

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes, 34 seconds Not all olive oils are created equal, according to a recent NPR report. It turns out that olive oil is commonly adulterated, mixed and/or diluted to pass off not-so-quality olive oils as the premium first-press extra virgin oil. Luckily, there is a sure-fire way […]