refined carbohydrates

Prediabetes Warning: These Signs Can Lead to Diabetes

A prediabetes warning can be characterized by low blood sugar symptoms like fatigue, weakness, tiredness, and more. This phenomenon, despite how common it is, is not normal, nor is it healthy. It’s the classic sign of what is known as reactive hypoglycemia and an early symptom of the prediabetes-related condition … Read More

Symptoms of Reactive Hypoglycemia and Insulin Resistance

Being plagued by excessive fatigue is bad enough, but problems with blood sugar regulation also can lead to even scarier downstream issues, including heart disease, stroke, cancer, dementia, and more. Feeling sleepy all the time and being chronically fatigued are classic reactive hypoglycemia and insulin resistance symptoms. The standard American … Read More

Eating a Healthy Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day; however, many people start their day with nothing at all. A 2016 study published in Advances in Nutrition found that consuming breakfast helps boost memory during the morning hours. “The best breakfast is a balanced meal of protein, high-fiber carbs, and … Read More

Can These 3 Diet Plans Really Boost Heart and Brain Health?

You’ve no doubt heard about diets that claim to quickly and easily boost your heart health, melt off extra pounds, and even improve your memory. Most fad diet plans have some nuggets of good advice, but many of these diets go to extremes, and some may have potentially dangerous side … Read More

Refined Carbs: Are They Our Worst Enemy?

You’ve heard it before—food is fuel. The energy we get from food comes from three “macronutrients”—protein, fat and carbohydrates. Food also provides us with about 40 micronutrients: vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytonutrients (plant chemicals). Nutrients work together (nutrient synergism) and a diet rich in a variety of whole food fruits … Read More

Is There a Cure for Diabetes?

Every year in the United States, 1.5 million people are diagnosed with diabetes, and it's the seventh-leading cause of death, according to the American Diabetes Association. Can diabetes be cured? Let's first consider the two main types: Type 1 (or juvenile) diabetesaccounts for 5 percent of all cases. Type 2 … Read More

Joint Inflammation Is Easy to Recognize, But Difficult to Treat

Joint inflammation is easily recognizable—it's a condition that affects 80 percent of the world’s population. You’ll know inflammation by its symptoms: pain, warmth, redness, swelling, and perhaps loss of joint function. The symptoms are uncomfortable but manageable with rest, ice, compression, elevation—the classic "RICE" treatment—and a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug like … Read More

Foods That Cause Inflammation

Many of us are walking around with chronic inflammation, and the reaction can be extreme, presenting as arthritis (inflammation of joints), colitis (inflammation of the colon), dermatitis (inflammation of the skin), or other inflammatory diseases. But inflammation can be chronic, low-grade, and the cause of vague symptoms like fatigue, runny … Read More

Guilt-Free Grains on a High Triglyceride Diet

Many people trying to reduce triglyceride levels through diet have heard that they need to eat low-carb, which means greatly reducing or even eliminating grains altogether. There’s no doubt that this approach works.[1] However, research clearly shows that an effective high triglyceride diet can be high in carbohydrates, as long … Read More

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