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.

3 Habits of People with Perfect Digestion

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 29 seconds According to Ayurveda, the health and integrity of the digestive process is truly the fulcrum of one’s health. Did you know that 74% of Americans are experiencing some form of digestive distress? With optimal digestion being the driver of a healthy immune system, balanced moods, steady energy, […]

Recovering from the Low-Fat Era

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Average Reading Time: 4 minutes and 36 seconds After almost 60 years of being told that cholesterol is “Public Health Enemy No. 1,” along with an overwhelming amount of science debunking the “cholesterol theory,” (2,3,4) the prestigious Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, which sets the FDA’s Dietary Guidelines, has decided that cholesterol is no longer a […]

Your Blood Sugar on Artificial Sweeteners

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 30 seconds In a recent study published in the journal Nature, researchers measured the effects of 3 artificial sweeteners on the health of both humans and mice. (1) When a group of mice were given saccharin, sucralose, or aspartame, a significant rise in blood sugar levels and weight gain […]

Know Thy Blood Sugar, Know Thyself

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 1 second The Pre-Diabetes Epidemic A recent CDC report stated that nearly 1/3 of the American public (79 million) are pre-diabetic and over 90% of them (73 million) are not aware that they are pre-diabetic. (1, 2) New research is suggesting that fasting blood sugar levels still within the […]

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 […]