Article Series: Blood Sugar and Pre-Diabetes

Pre-Diabetes Part 1: Is Your “Healthy” Diet Silently Causing Pre-Diabetes?
Did you know at least one-third of Americans are at imminent risk of becoming diabetic?
If you experience food cravings, mood swings, anxiety and depression, irritability and/or fatigue, you might unknowingly be at risk. The scary truth is, even a healthy diet can put you in the danger zone… [Read On]

Pre-Diabetes Part 2: Crave Sweets? Home Screen Your Risk for pre-Diabetes
I have many patients who come in to see me with no physical complaints and, once screened, are revealed to be either pre-diabetic or even diabetic!
You may not know that your annual blood test could easily miss a pre-diabetic condition.
This is a huge oversight in the medical system. That’s why it’s so important to screen yourself and your family for rising blood sugars on a regular basis”[Read On]

Pre-Diabetes Part 3: The Truth About Sweeteners – Natural and Artificial
Having a sweet tooth is normal, right? Almost every kid has one, and as we mature we learn to control it. Don’t we?
While some people do a good job managing their sugar intake, many others have fallen prey to a culture and food industry that thrives off of the sweet taste.
Even health-conscious consumers, who spend a lot of time and resources making sure their diet is clean, often struggle … [Read On]

Pre-Diabetes Part 4: The Chocolate Effect
As I wrap up this series on blood sugar and pre-diabetes, it seems only fitting to end by discussing the good and the not so good of chocolate. The research is compelling – there are so many studies touting the health benefits of cacao. The Greeks called it theobromo or “food of the gods”. Others called it the “food of the devil” – suggesting there may be a dark side to chocolate.
Let’s dip into the very controversial issue of chocolate: is it for the gods…[Read On]

Thank you for visiting LifeSpa.com, where we publish cutting-edge health information combining Ayurvedic wisdom and modern science. If you are enjoying our free content, please visit our Ayurvedic Shop on your way out and share your favorite articles and videos with your friends and family.

Gratefully,
Dr. John