‘Tis the season to break all the rules. We know we shouldn’t be eating sweets, baked goods, and snacks! We know we shouldn’t be eating late and having wine and dessert with that meal. But as the holidays wax, our willpower wanes! The holiday food binge does wreak havoc on the blood sugar. Here are […]
While Americans are drinking big glasses of iced beverages with meals, Asian cultures – which have significantly less cardiovascular disease than Americans – drink green tea. Green tea has been a standard mealtime beverage for thousands of years and has gained much attention in the research community for its health benefits, particularly for the heart. […]
In a new study published in Diabetes Care, eating just half a cup of nuts significantly improved blood sugars and cholesterol levels (1). Here is the problem: when sugars are just slightly elevated, which is the case for about 80% of all American adults, bad things happen. Such as: Increased belly and hip fat Increased […]
A 2010 study in the Journal of Nutrition measured the effects of blueberries on a variety of cardiovascular risk factors. Four men and 44 women were split into two groups. One group drank 50 grams of a frozen blueberry drink and the other group drank an equivalent amount of water for eight weeks. At the […]
We all know veggies are important, but do you know why? The cellulose in your vegetables attaches to the bile that is attached to toxic cholesterol, and escorts it into the toilet. If you don’t eat enough veggies, up to 94% of the bile with toxins in tow are re-absorbed back to the liver and […]
You know you should be eating your vegetables, but do you know why? Did you know, for instance, that eating more vegetables can help you reduce stress, increase attentiveness, reduce cravings, and lose weight? The truth is, while most of us know we should be eating plenty of vegetables, few of us actually eat enough. […]
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When seeking healthy cholesterol levels, we often overlook factors like stress, poor digestion, and sluggish lymphatic drainage. Instead, we focus only on removing the cholesterol from the blood, or eating foods with less cholesterol. Using a drug or herb to remove cholesterol from the blood may decrease cardiovascular risk, but doesn’t address how the cholesterol […]