What are the health benefits of losing weight?

Important Points: Weight Loss Benefits Diabetes Cancer Pain Cognitive function What are the health benefits of losing weight? 1. It will improve your cognitive function Losing weight is not just a physical change; it can also affect the way a person thinks. According to a study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism,… Continue reading What are the health benefits of losing weight?

Is there a solution to rising insulin prices?

Important Points: Insulin price Diabetes Ration Is there a solution to rising insulin prices? The subject of the rising cost of insulin has been a contentious topic of debates about policies in the eyes of the public; however, the human struggle of patients trying to cope has been given less exposure. Patient struggles include hospitalization… Continue reading Is there a solution to rising insulin prices?

Refined Grains: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

Important Points: whole grains refined grains Western dietary pattern diabetes obesity Refined Grains: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly Flour is all around us and a temptation at every meal. Breakfast toast, bagels, cereal, and pancakes fill our tables. Lunch revolves around sandwiches, wraps, pasta and pizza. Refined grains have been vilified as one of… Continue reading Refined Grains: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

How much inactivity can trigger diabetes symptoms?

Important Points: Diabetes Active Inactivity Health benefits How much inactivity can trigger diabetes symptoms? One of the core risk factors for diabetes and general unhealthiness is sticking to a sedentary lifestyle. Not moving around or having no physical activity not only promotes muscular decline and weakness of the heart, it can also lead to the… Continue reading How much inactivity can trigger diabetes symptoms?

How can intermittent fasting help with your health?

Important Points: Intermittent Fasting Benefits Diabetes How can intermittent fasting help with your health? Intermittent fasting may be a new concept for some, but it’s gaining a lot of popularity especially because of its touted health benefits. Intermittent fasting is not a diet in a classical sense since it does not limit the amount of… Continue reading How can intermittent fasting help with your health?

Gut Bacteria’s Effect on Brain Health

Important Points: Diabetes Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Fatigue Multiple Sclerosis Gut Bacteria’s Effect on Brain Health Our brain is one of the most complex living structures know to man. Until recently, we have viewed the brain as sole and central to our bodies function, but today there is new information telling us that the brain might… Continue reading Gut Bacteria’s Effect on Brain Health

Should People With Diabetes Try The Carnivore Diet?

The diabetes state of affairs has taken the world by storm. With easy to access processed foods and a sedentary lifestyle, obesity has become all too common. As in many chronic diseases, people are always looking for a cure. Though many diabetics are often under treatment, it is well understood that conventional medicine only manages… Continue reading Should People With Diabetes Try The Carnivore Diet?

Refined Grain Consumption: Not Bad After All?

We have heard a lot about the harmful effects of refined grains on our health. Interestingly, recent research seems to point in a different direction, exonerating them from the label they have held for so long. Are refined grains not so bad after all? What are the facts? In this article, we will take a… Continue reading Refined Grain Consumption: Not Bad After All?

Does Chronic Over Nutrition Play A Role In Metabolic Inflammation?

We have been looking at metabolic inflammation and its role in the development of obesity, diabetes and other chronic diseases. Does overnutrition contribute to metabolic inflammation? How? Some background on overnutrition…. It is estimated that by 2020, two-thirds of the global burden of the disease will be due to chronic non-communicable diseases, most of which… Continue reading Does Chronic Over Nutrition Play A Role In Metabolic Inflammation?

How Much Sugar Can My Body Handle?

We have extremely limited glucose storage as glycogen, or as circulating glucose. Glycogen: Glycogen is a large branched polymer of glucose, stored mainly in the liver and the skeletal muscle.  Stored  glycogen can be mobilized to circulating glucose during fasting periods and to the muscle cells during muscle contraction, a process called glycogenolysis.  The total… Continue reading How Much Sugar Can My Body Handle?