You Don't Have to Suffer With Type 2 Diabetes

3 Things You Can do NOW to Prevent and Reverse Diabetes

Everyone is at risk of type 2 diabetes…everyone. Over 80% of the American population is currently in an insulin resistant scenario. According to Dr. Wes Youngberg, Clinical Nutritionist and Lifestyle Medicine Specialist, an insulin resistant scenario is where the pancreas is producing a ton of insulin to keep blood sugar normal. But, according to Youngberg, this just isn’t cutting it, the pancreas can only do so much – we are in big trouble. Read these statistics and allow the reality to sink i

Research Backed Reasons to Eat More Honey

As a backyard beekeeper, a naturopathic doctor, and the author of a popular book about honey…” liquid gold” is always on my mind. Excessive consumption of refined sugars found in processed foods plays a significant role in the plague of modern day chronic disease including obesity, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Honey is a minimally processed whole food that doubles as a bonafide medicine for a wide range of different medical problems and conditions. In conjunction with a minimally proces

Reverse Pre diabetes Naturally

This is a staggering statistic, over 84 million people in the United States have been pre-diagnosed with diabetes. This dangerous condition which puts people on the edge of a very serious and life-threatening condition may be something that you are quite familiar with. In fact, it is likely that you are someone you know struggles with pre-diabetes. According to the Mayo Clinic, pre-diabetes is a condition where fasting blood sugar is between 100 to 125 mg/dl. After blood sugar rises to 126 mg/dl

11 Tips for Eating Right With Diabetes During the Holidays

Managing your diabetes at home on a day-to-day basis can be challenging. When you throw in a holiday, trip or special event, it can seem impossible. Having diabetes shouldn’t stop you from having a good time but you must be wise. Follow these tips and you can enjoy the experience without getting too far off track. One of the most important phrases to remember is “everything in moderation.” When you are traveling, at a party, or enjoying a holiday meal, temptations will be all around. You have

I Have Type 2 Diabetes: What Can I Eat?

You have just received news that you have type 2 diabetes and there is no shortage of thoughts running through your mind, most of them discouraging at best. Rest assured, you are not alone in your condition or your thoughts. Diabetes rates have been increasing at an alarming pace with no sign of slowing down. According to 7th edition of the Diabetes Atlas, 415 million adults (1 in 11 persons) worldwide have diabetes and this is expected to rise to 642 million by 2040. Unfortunately, there is m

12 Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy You Should Not Ignore

”Doc, this pins and needles thing in my hands and feet is starting to get really annoying. It starts in the morning and persists all day long. I am constantly shaking my hands and wiggling my feet in an effort to get the feeling back. I can’t sleep, I toss and turn all night long.  Am I being a baby, or is there actually something wrong with me? Could I have peripheral neuropathy?” If you’re like many others, you probably grew up being told to “just walk it off,” to just “suck it up” and move o

14 Reasons You Should Have A Spoonful Of Spirulina Each Day

If you’re into superfoods, or frequent your local health food store, you’ve probably at least heard about spirulina. This blue-green algae is a freshwater plant – in fact, it’s the very same algae that can be found on the surface of the pond. While that might not seem very appetizing, there are practically an endless number of reasons you should eat it, at least in its final form of spirulina, which is completely safe. Similar to other sea vegetables, like kelp and chlorella, as far as its nutr

12 Signs That You May be Insulin Resistant

Insulin is the hormone that facilitates the transport of glucose, or blood sugar, from the bloodstream and into the body’s cells to use for energy. After eating a meal, in response to the normal increase in blood sugar, the pancreas secretes insulin into the bloodstream. If you become insulin resistant, the normal amount of insulin that’s secreted isn’t sufficient enough to carry blood sugar into the cells, so to compensate the pancreas continues to increase the amount of insulin secreted to hel

Foods That Balance Blood Sugar And Promote Weight Loss

Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes impacting over 27 million Americans and is one of the fastest growing health conditions in our country. According to a study published in the Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, type 2 diabetes accounts for 90%-95%of all diabetes cases in America. With these startling statistics, it would behoove us to ask why this condition is so prevalent. The number one risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes is obesity. It is not surprising that the numbe

Do’s and Don'ts of Blood Sugar Management

You’ve heard it from a young age “you are what you eat!” “eat your greens” and other sayings along those lines. While eating a healthy diet is the first essential step towards a healthier lifestyle, it’s even more important for people with diabetes. Food can affect your blood sugar in an instant, so you have to be incredibly careful about what you put in your body. If you’re still eating tons of refined carbohydrates and unhealthy saturated fats, stop now! If you dive for that donut you see gle

8 Reasons You Should Add Cinnamon To Your Morning Coffee

A bit of cinnamon tastes just as great in coffee as it does in apple pie. But that’s not the only reason to have that extra zing in your morning coffee. Once a prerogative of kings and gods, cinnamon was a highly valued spice and its trade was strictly controlled. Even wars have been fought over this sweet spice. It has been known to enhance health in several ways, which explains its popularity. Cinnamon is a tropical spice made by drying the inner bark of the cinnamon tree Cinnamomum zeylanicu

80 Percent of Foods in America May Be Killing You Because of One Ingredient

The American food supply has been contaminated. We talk about things like MSG, animal hormones, BPA, heavy metals, and the like (all bad), but there is one particular contaminant that needs to be eradicated more than anything else… SUGAR. I hate commercial sugar, all colors and kinds: white, brown, powdery and liquid. The only time we have it in our home is when we are making food for the hummingbirds. To be honest, I even feel a little guilty giving these little guys the stuff, but I so enjoy

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