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 Read More
With the rise in popularity among low-carb diets, many people have been reducing the amount of carbohydrates in their meals. When done correctly and healthfully under the guidance of a health professional, following a low-carb diet can offer many health benefits, particularly for those with diabetes. However, … Read More
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 … Read More
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 Read More
Over the years, several studies have shown that the incidence of osteoporosis in Europe is lower in the Mediterranean region. It is hypothesized that the traditional Mediterranean diet, rich in fruits and vegetables with a high intake of olives and olive oil could be one of the … Read More
As technology advances, the world continues to search for ways to make life just a little more convenient for the next generation. And over the past century, food has been at the center of this mission. From canned and frozen foods in the 1920s to frozen pizzas in the 1980s, … Read More
Can you lose weight just by cutting back on sugar? While the debate about the dangers of sugar continues to rage, a recent, large review of studies adds to accumulating evidence that sugar is indeed deleterious to health, and cutting back can help you lose weight . Adults … Read More
Healthy Meal Plans: These 5 Smart Food Swaps Will Help You Fight Off Heart Disease, Cancer, and More
If you’re trying to create healthier meal plans but find it challenging, try a different strategy: Focus on making smart swaps for individual foods.
It’s not hard to make healthy swaps if you know the foods that you are better off avoiding. Barbra Heller, RD, a registered dietitian at the … Read More
Whole grains provide unrefined carbohydrates (carbs), a primary source of energy in a balanced diet plan. Carbs have been the target of much criticism, and low-carb diets have gained many followers.
It’s true that diets high in refined carbs have been linked with higher risks of many diseases, … Read More
I was recently reviewing the labs of an 83-year-old patient and was pleasantly surprised to see that his primary care provider had ordered C-reactive protein (CRP) and hemoglobin A1C (HbA1c) tests. These tests aren’t commonly included in standard blood work, but many experts agree that they should be.
They are simple, … Read More