Stevia’s Anti-Diabetic Properties Detected in Rat Models

Stevia’s Anti-Diabetic Properties Detected in Rat Models (Source) A study performed in rats has shown stevia’s anti-diabetic properties in rat models. Stevia fed rats demonstrated up to a 64% reduction compared to elevated blood glucose levels…. The rats were...

An Allergy Preventive Diet

An Allergy Preventive Diet Why do we need an allergy prevention diet? Because in recent years, we have seen both food and seasonal allergies dramatically increase in adults. Allergies are an indication of gut health, and may be a sign of internal inflammation. They...

Sleep Affects Diabetes

Sleep Affects Diabetes Health-e-Solutions comment:  Joy Pape, RN, BSN, CDE, WOCN, CFCN, Contributing Nursing Editor for the PRESENT Diabetes newsletter wrote the following article about how sleep affects diabetes. The statistics associating poor quality and quantity...

Four Ways to Improve Your Sleeping Quality

Four Ways to Improve Your Sleeping Quality (Source) For a good night’s rest that leads to optimum functioning and alertness, the following best practices can help improve your sleeping quality. Too much stress and too little sleep is the fool-proof recipe for...

Gut Microbes Alter Glucose Response, Highly Individual

Gut Microbes Alter Glucose Response, Highly Individual (Source) Which is more likely to raise blood sugar levels: sushi or ice cream? According to a Weizmann Institute of Science study reported in the November 2015 issue of the journal Cell, the answer varies from one...

Never Use Agave

Never Use Agave (Source) Many people use agave in their recipes even though they are Real Foodies. They may not have heard the truth about agave. According to Russ Bianchi, executive of a globally recognized food and beverage development company, who lectured about...

Mycotoxins Contaminate 10 Food Staples

Mycotoxins Contaminate 10 Food Staples (Source) Fungi produce secondary metabolites called mycotoxins. Mycotoxins were discovered in 1962 in London, England, when a peanut ground meal was found to have caused approximately 100,000 turkey deaths. Metabolites from the...

Alleviate High Blood Sugar with Cinnamon, Chromium and Bitter Melon

Alleviate High Blood Sugar with Cinnamon, Chromium and Bitter Melon (Source) The first step to alleviate high blood sugar is to stop eating any refined sugar or white sugar. Read packaging for hidden sugars in processed foods such as corn sweeteners. Or better yet,...

Christmas Shift

Christmas Shift As we all know, the holidays – particularly Thanksgiving and Christmas – are a notorious time for over-indulgence. Great meals, holiday parties, and an overabundance of sugary treats are readily available during this time of year. These can...

Junk Food Engineered to Addict You

Junk Food Is Engineered to Addict You (Source) Why does junk food remain so popular? What makes tens of millions of people consume it daily, even if they are well aware of its health and dietary pitfalls? Well, part of the reason is by design – that is, the way...

The Dangers of Processed Sugar

The Dangers of Processed Sugar (Source) Sugar in itself is not at all bad. As a matter of fact, the body can benefit from it in some way. However, the dangers of processed sugar come from ingesting too much of it. Too much consumption can lead to many health dangers...

Vegetarian Diet Lowers Heart Disease Risk

Vegetarian Diet Lowers Heart Disease Risk (Source) Common sense dictates that a diet filed with fresh vegetables, fruit, nuts, and seeds that eliminate excessive red and processed meats, fried foods and sugary sweets will benefit overall health as it naturally extends...

Cutting Sugar Boosts Kids’ Health Immediately

Cutting Sugar Boosts Kids’ Health Immediately (Source) Study indicates that calories are not created equal; sugar and fructose are dangerous… Reducing consumption of added sugar, even without reducing calories or losing weight, has the power to reverse a cluster...

Global Obesity Rise

“Global Obesity Rise Puts UN Goals on Diet-Related Diseases ‘Beyond Reach’ (Source) The fight against the global obesity epidemic is a spectacular failure. Concern over the rise in diabetes, heart disease, cancer and other conditions fueled by obesity led to a UN...

GMO Problems and Prevalence

GMO Problems and Prevalence (Source) “GMO” stands for “Genetically Modified Organisms,” and in the case of food, it usually refers to foods that have been genetically engineered for reasons unrelated to health or nourishment. You may also see...

Sugar Behind the Rise of Diabetes Worldwide

(Source) Sugar Behind the Rise of Diabetes Worldwide It may be that the intake of sugar is behind the rise of diabetes worldwide. Sugar intake is linked to high diabetes prevalence, not obesity…. Differences in sugar intake and availability can influence the rate of...

Calories Trending Downwards As Obesity Trends Upwards

(Source) Americans eating less and getting fatter…. According to survey data from the CDC, US adults have been steadily eating fewer calories for almost a decade, despite the continued increase in obesity rates. The study analyzed trends since the 1970s and found that...

The Next Time You Buy Lemons – Freeze Them!

(Source) Health-e-Tip on Lemons A natural cross between limes and citrons, the plant-derived lemons is one of America’s widely consumed tropical fruits and has been a major food crop in Florida ever since the 16th century. These bright yellow and thin-skinned are...

Sugar May Increase Type 1 Diabetes Risk Too

Source) Most people know that sugar consumption increases the risk of type 2 diabetes. But sugar may increase type 1 diabetes risk too. Several studies have found that children consuming large amounts of refined carbohydrates and/or sugar have an increased risk of...

Macrophage Activity, Inflammation and Obesity

This is difficult but informative research article on the role of obesity and macrophage activity (white blood cells) in inflammation. Depending upon how macrophages are activated, they can play a highly inflammatory role which can be destructive if sustained, or they...

Health-e-Tip: 6 Things Successful Diets Have in Common

(Source) Many diets have stood the test of time. They became popular a long time ago, but people are still doing them and still getting results. This includes, but is not limited to: The Mediterranean diet. The low-carb diet. The paleo diet. A whole-foods, plant-based...

Food Supply Sugar Quantity Diabetes Linked

Food Supply Sugar Quantity Linked to Diabetes (Source) Does Food Supply Sugar Quantity cause diabetes? For years, scientists have said “not exactly.” Eating too much of any food, including sugar, can cause you to gain weight; it’s the resulting...

How to Drink More Water Every Day

How to Drink More Water (Source) Perhaps no beverage is more important for your health than plain, simple water. Learn how to drink more water, and discover six benefits that water provides for your body’s good health. As a bonus, we’ll share a simple...

Addictive Junk Food Extraordinary Science

Addictive Junk Food Extraordinary Science (Source) On the evening of April 8, 1999, a long line of Town Cars and taxis pulled up to the Minneapolis headquarters of Pillsbury and discharged 11 men who controlled America’s largest food companies. Nestlé was in...

Knowledge + Change = Reversal of Diabetes

(Source) Patients who learn of their status and alter their lifestyle may be able to reverse their disease… Only about one in eight people with so-called pre-diabetes, often a precursor to full-blown disease, know they have a problem, a U.S. study found. Lacking...