The Glycemic Index (GI) is a rating system that measures how much a carbohydrate-containing food raises your blood-sugar levels. The lower a food is on the GI, the lower the effect on your blood sugar. Low-glycemic foods also can reduce your risk … Read More
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Late-night meals and midnight snacks aren’t uncommon. Whether you get home late from work and have to eat dinner when you're usually going to bed, watch a movie late and snack on popcorn, or feel the need to graze on food to stay awake on a late … Read More
The crippling effects of high cortisol symptoms are extremely common but all too often ignored. What is cortisol? It's a vital hormone produced and secreted by the adrenal glands. Cortisone is released in a rhythmic fashion, with levels peaking in the morning (to help wake you up) … Read More
Insulin is the mainstay of treatment for all type 1 diabetics. Some, but not all, people with type 2 diabetes or gestational diabetes also will require insulin therapy to regulate blood sugar levels.
Insulin is a hormone produced by the beta cells found within groups … Read More
What do cherries, apricots and mangoes have in common? Beside being delicious and healthy, all three are members of the stone fruit family. Stone fruits are part of the Prunus genus, which shares a similar characteristic—a very large and hard seed, or “stone.” They’re generally abundant during the months of May through … Read More
Dates are often used as alternative sweeteners because of their natural sweetness, but are dates healthy or are they just another form of sugar?
It turns out that these sweet foods contain more than just carbohydrates and sugars: they are packed full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other health-promoting nutrients that … Read More
If you aren’t already eating beets regularly, you should start. Beets are well-known for their numerous health benefits in a number of areas. Why are beets good for you? They're known especially for their ability to fight high blood pressure and improve endurance. But recent research suggests that beets can … Read More
Do you often find yourself chugging coffee in the mid-morning, hoping to find the energy to propel you to lunch—only to find yourself dragging an hour after your mid-day meal? It’s all too common in this fast-paced world to feel low on energy. Anyone who has experienced that “depleted” feeling … Read More
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in the developed world. It affects approximately 25 percent of people older than 74 years and its prevalence is increasing.
AMD is characterized by damage to the macula, a small spot near the center of the retina. This part of … Read More