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Probiotics & Diabetes

Probiotics & Diabetes

The Microbiome The word bacteria conjures up images of creepy crawly organisms scurrying about the inner workings of your body, maybe even give you the shivers.  But to think that as many as 39 trillion are in the human body sounds alarming since that’s more than the number of cells we have.  Now although bacteria…

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Vitamin D vs. Diabetes

With diabetes on it’s meteoric rise, new innovations are being discovered to help quell it’s rising numbers.  New research is looking into vitamin D as a possible treatment option for the now 30 million people living with type 2 diabetes in the U.S.  Obesity is rising as well, raising type 2 diabetes risk factors that…

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Child food allergies

Child Food Allergies are on the Rise

As modern medicine continues to find ways to treat and prevent illnesses from occurring, at least one issue affecting children is on the rise, allergies. According to the Centers for Disease Control, food allergies in children have risen by 50 percent over the past couple of decades with peanut or tree nut allergies more than…

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Overeating

10 Ways to Curb Overeating

It is a little known fact that people with type 1 diabetes lose production of what is called Amylin.  Amylin is a hormone secreted by beta cells that are responsible for making us feel full after a meal.  It also impedes the emptying of the stomach along with regulating rising glucose levels. There are various…

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Cinnamon may help fight against obesity

Cinnamon May Help Fight Against Obesity.

A 2017 study from the University of Michigan found how a common spice—cinnamon—can help fight against obesity. Researchers had previously noticed that cinnamaldehyde (a basic oil responsible for cinnamon’s flavor) seemed to defend mice against obesity and hyperglycemia, but it was not well comprehended what prompted this effect.  More study on this process was necessary…

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Low-Sugar Fruits for Diabetic Diets

Low-Sugar Fruits for Diabetic Diets

Naturally occurring sugar can be found in all fruits, although some may contain more than others.  Those trying keep sugar consumption under control usually give up a lot of the usual culprits such as soda pop and candy, but quite often overlook fruit.  Although a healthier way of satisfying a “sweet-fix” fruits such as watermelon…

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What’s All The Fuss About Gluten?

It’s nearly impossible to go to a restaurant or a supermarket now and not be bombarded with labels touting “gluten free” ingredients and recipes. Today people are acutely aware of an allergy to a protein in wheat, barley and rye. This allergy is called celiac disease. With all of the sudden attention to this disease,…

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Nutrition Labels

New Food Nutrition Labels Now Lists ‘Added Sugars’

The useful nutrition labels on foods now contain a new element: Added Sugars. The listing now allows consumers to tell how much sugar is naturally occurring and how much is added. This can be important when comparing products. One example, according to the Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter: Compare 12 ounces of lemon-lime soda…

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Supplement Facts

Did You Know Herbs Can Affect Prescription Medications?

Millions of people take herbal supplements and consider them completely safe, but there are nearly 1,500 documented interactions between herbs and prescription medications. According to poison.org, about 20 percent of North Americans take herbal supplements. Humans have been using herbs for thousands of years for common ailments. In fact, many medicines today, such as morphine…

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