Knowing Your A1C

Do you know what A1C is and why it matters to you? No, A1C is not some type of algebraic problem that you might have grazed over in junior high school. A1C, HbA1C test determines your average blood sugar (glucose) over the last two to three months. The glucose is the type of sugar in…

Beware Those Toxic Artificial Sweeteners

A couple of days ago I read a news story that popped up on my news feed about the evils of artificial sweeteners. Seriously, I felt as if I had lost a few IQ points before I had even finished as the article was so poorly written. The author blathered on and on about how…

Early Warning Signs for Diabetes

What is diabetes and why should you even care about it? Type 2 diabetes is what you get when your body’s ability to properly regulate glucose as fuel is impaired. When you have type 2 diabetes, it is a chronic condition where you have too much sugar floating around in your bloodstream. This will become…

Signs of High Blood Sugar

Many people never worry about having high blood sugar when they have not been diagnosed  with diabetes. However, it is important to know the signs of high blood sugar as often, the first indication you might be diabetic is that you might have a heart attack or stroke. Would it surprise you to know that…

Carb Addiction and Insulin Resistance

If you are one who raids the refrigerator for sweet treats in the middle of the night you may be well on your way to a carb addiction and insulin resistance – if you are not already there. If you are carb addicted, you cannot change your body’s predisposition to release too much insulin. You…

Metabolic Syndrome, The Hard Truth

As the years of our lives pass, it gets easier and easier to become a little over-weight, obese, or even morbidly obese. It may seem that just a few short years ago you were the high school star athlete or cheer leader. You were in top physical condition and a fine specimen to look at….

Genetics and Habits in Obesity

photo from pexels-andrea-piacquadio-3768146 Cause or Curse? I first heard the phrase, “Generational Curse” about 20 years ago and had absolutely no idea about what it was supposed to be. Turns out that there were people around me who believed that bad traits passed from one generation to another by some mystical means other than just…

Fiber and Carbs, Make the Connection

Fiber and Carbs are important components of healthy nutrition. Yet many people have a total lack of understanding of their importance to our health. Accordingly, when it comes to nutrition, it seems carbohydrates are the least understood macronutrient.  There are simple and complex carbs which also include fiber and starches. Exactly what is the difference…

Obesity and Insulin

We are often asked the question by people professing to want to lose weight how they can best go about it. It seems at times, that most are looking for some type of hack, or gimmick, which comes as no surprise when it appears that weight loss hacks and gimmicks are more prevalent than legitimate…

Keep Yourself In Balance

As so many are now days, there is a strong possibility that you are addicted to carbohydrates. You may or may not even know this, but either way, there are a few things you really need to understand about your blood sugar levels and how it can be directly affected by the kinds of food…