What’s to Blame for the Explosion of Diabetes in America?

An explosion of diabetes. Hmmm… sounds a little dramatic, doesn’t it? We wish we could tell you this statement is a simple exaggeration designed to attract your attention. But unfortunately it’s not. The number of people who have diabetes has truly skyrocketed over the last 50 years. Some researchers estimate a 700% increase during this […]

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Living Well With Type 1 Diabetes | Nutritional Medicine

I treat many type 1 diabetic patients in my practice. It’s a tough disease that takes an emotional and physical toll on patients and their families. Diabetes requires constant diligence and frequent monitoring of blood sugar levels. What is type 1 diabetes? Type 1 diabetes, also known as diabetes mellitus or insulin-dependent diabetes, is an […]

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Why Gamble with Your Heart Health? 4 Natural Cardio Supplements

Do you have high blood pressure? Are your cholesterol levels soaring through the roof? Or do you have a family history of heart attacks, congestive heart failure and heart disease? For some people, simple lifestyle changes, such as eating healthier and exercising just 10 minutes every day, is enough to decrease their risk for debilitating […]

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Lowering Cholesterol Without Statins – Natural Cholesterol Supplements That Work

Cholesterol lowering medications have been hailed as the wonder drugs of the century. Patients with even mildly elevated cholesterol often are encouraged by their doctors to begin taking a statin drug. But do these medications live up to the hype? And are there hidden side effects that patients should know about? First, let’s look at […]

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How to Prevent Macular Degeneration with 5 Natural Supplements

Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in Americans aged 55 years old and up. Every year, more than 10 million adults suffer from increasing vision loss because of damage to the macula. With macular degeneration, the old saying “ an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”, is particularly true. […]

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Your Healthy Pregnancy and the Truth about Prenatal Vitamins

Congratulations! You’re having a baby! If you’ve just learned you’re pregnant, your mind is probably racing with all the changes that lie ahead of you and all that you need to accomplish is just a short nine months. Juggling childcare, work and family life. Managing your budget, cloth or disposable diapers… The list is endless. […]

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Got Gestational Diabetes? A Diet Plan to Keep You and Your Baby Healthy

Gestational diabetes is high blood sugar that starts or is first diagnosed during pregnancy. It develops when your body’s changing hormones affect your ability to use or produce insulin, the hormone responsible for turning glucose, the sugar in your blood, into usable fuel. When you have high blood sugar, it means your cells aren’t getting […]

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Boost Your Brain Power With 6 Supplements and Vitamins for Memory

Our brain cells age in the same way as the cells in the rest of our body. As we grow older and become more susceptible to physical aging, we may also have to deal with a decline in our cognitive functions. This doesn’t mean we should sit back in our rocking chairs and wait for […]

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What Does Vitamin E Do for Our Health?

Vitamin E is one of the most essential nutrients for our health. And although most of us know that vitamin E is good for us, we may not understand why or how to get enough of this powerhouse nutrient into our daily diet. Quick facts about vitamin E Vitamin E is composed of eight vitamers. […]

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Learn to Recognize the Symptoms of a Vitamin D Deficiency

When I was a kid the only thing I knew about Vitamin D was that my milk was fortified with it. That was back in a time when kids played outside for hours in the sunshine. Although our parents may not have realized it, sunshine was exactly what we needed to get enough Vitamin D. […]

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