Count Your Blessings!

Improve Your Outlook: Count Your Blessings – “The greatest wealth is health” ~ Virgil Are you intentional to count your blessings. We tend to limit health to nutritional, metabolic and exercise factors. Collectively, we haven’t quite made the connection that...

Grateful Heart Benefits Health

Grateful Heart Benefits Health Grateful Heart Benefits Health – Having a grateful heart during holidays can be difficult with so many of the traditional food choices being unhealthy, inflammatory, or high in glycemic and insulinemic impact. It does get easier as...

Say Boo to Type 1 Diabetes!

For most of us, hearing for the first time that you or your loved one(s) has type 1 diabetes was a very scary thing. And rightly so! It is a big responsibility to take over one of the functions of the pancreas. It had us scared for quite some time as we adjusted to a...

Artificial Pancreas for Type 1 Diabetics

(Source) An artificial pancreas, AKA a closed-loop delivery system, significantly improves overnight glycemic control and reduces nocturnal hypoglycemic episodes in type 1 diabetic patients compared with standard insulin pump therapy. A multicenter, multinational,...

8 Reasons to Spend Time Outside

(Source) Novelist Jane Austen said, “To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.” And who could argue with her? I know I can’t. Appreciating the magnificence of trees, inhaling salty ocean air, or...

The Amazing Healing Properties of Fermented Foods

(Source) Between the hard and fast dichotomies of cooked and raw, dead and alive, is this beautiful thing called fermented.  A place where many of the digestive challenges associated with raw foods (e.g. enzyme inhibitors, antinutrients, lectins) are overcome in favor...

Your Brain On Ketones

Your Brain On Ketones (Source) What happens to Your Brain On Ketones? The modern prescription of high carbohydrate, low fat diets and eating snacks between meals has coincided with an increase in obesity, diabetes, and increase in the incidence of many mental health...

Optimism Boosts Health, Lengthens Life

Optimism Boosts Health, Lengthens Life (Source) Optimism Boosts Health, Lengthens Life. Positive thinking sometimes gets a bad rap; at times, skeptics scoff and even ridicule those who practice positive affirmations and mantras focused on things to be grateful about....

Permanent Stress Causes Type 2 Diabetes

Permanent Stress Causes Type 2 Diabetes (Source) Permanent Stress Causes Type 2 Diabetes. Men who reported permanent stress have a significantly higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than men who reported no stress. This is the finding of a 35-year prospective...

Binge Eater Concoctions

Binge Eater Concoctions (Source) Binge Eater Concoctions. Many children, if left to their own devices in the kitchen, will experiment by combining all different kinds of foods, spices, condiments, beverages, and anything else they can get their hands on just to see...

Exercise Stops Mitochondrial Aging Process

Exercise Stops Mitochondrial Aging Process in Its Tracks (Source) Exercise Stops Mitochondrial Aging Process. New research published in the American Journal of Physiology indicates that exercise may minimize, and even reverse, age-associated declines in mitochondrial...

Bio-individual Optimal Nutrient Ratios

Bio-individual Optimal Nutrient Ratios (Source) Bio-individual Optimal Nutrient Ratios. The principle of bio-individuality holds that we are all unique bio-individuals with varying nutritional needs based largely on our genetic inheritance as well as our life...

Eating Fruits Vegetables Improves Optimism

Eating Fruits Vegetables Improves Optimism (Source) Eating Fruits Vegetables Improves Optimism. Everyone knows that the regular consumption of organic fruits and vegetables leads to superior health, but a new study conducted by scientists at the Harvard School of...

Common Diet Mistakes Health Nuts Make

Common Diet Mistakes Health Nuts Make (Source) Common Diet Mistakes Health Nuts Make – There are phases we typically go through while learning to eat right and take control of our health. We tend to replace our bad habits with less harmful, but still bad habits....

Chewing Plays Important Digestion Role

Chewing Plays Important Digestion Role (Source) Chewing Plays Important Digestion Role – Chewing is an extremely important, yet oftentimes overlooked, part of healthy digestion. Most people put food in their mouth, chew a few times, and swallow. Yet, in reality...

3000 Epigenetic Switches Control Daily Metabolism

3000 Epigenetic Switches Control Daily Metabolism (Source) Circadian rhythms do more than just make us sleepy at night. These rhythms affect our individual organs, even our genes. Circadian cycles affect nearly every living organism, including plants, bacteria,...

Nerves Help Regulate Insulin Secretion

Nerves Help Regulate Insulin Secretion (Source) Nerves Help Regulate Insulin Secretion – The autonomic nervous system, which is the part of the nervous system beyond conscious control, plays an important role in the release of insulin from beta cells in the...

Eating Added Sugar Impairs Brain Function

Eating Added Sugar Impairs Brain Function (Source) Eating Added Sugar Impairs Brain Function – Overeating, poor memory formation, learning disorders, depression – all have been linked in recent research to the over-consumption of sugar. And these linkages point...

Raising Healthy Eaters

 Raising Healthy Eaters Health-e-Solutions comment: Raising Healthy Eaters is a great article by Dr. Mark Hyman, edited to be more applicable to the Health-e-Solutions lifestyle for those trying to transform their lifestyle in a practical, sustainable way for better...

“Down to 1 Injection of 3 Units of Insulin per Day”

“Down to 1 Injection of 3 Units of Insulin per Day” Down to 1 Injection! It is always encouraging to hear of other people’s success with diet and lifestyle changes. It makes us want to redouble our efforts to stay on this road to better blood sugar control and...

Yes Exercise Eleven Minutes Daily Really

Yes Exercise Eleven Minutes Daily Really (Source) Yes Exercise Eleven Minutes Daily Really – Middle-aged people who walk briskly for as little as 75 minutes per week may live 1.8 years longer, even if they are overweight…. If you spend more time walking,...

Acetyl-L-Carnitine Improves Immune Function

Acetyl-L-Carnitine Improves Immune Function (Source) Acetyl-L-Carnitine Improves Immune Function – Although your body can synthesize L-carnitine in the liver, it depends on outside sources (meat being a primary source) to fulfill its requirements. This can...

Natural Liver Gall Bladder Detox

Natural Liver Gall Bladder Detox (Source) Understanding Your Liver Natural Liver Gall Bladder Detox – Our liver is the primary filter of our body. Good health is impossible without proper function of the liver. Unfortunately, over time, we so abuse it and so...

Laughter Lowers Blood Sugar Eases Pain Boosts Health

Laughter Lowers Blood Sugar Eases Pain Boosts Health (Source) Laughter Lowers Blood Sugar Eases Pain Boosts Health – A young child can laugh over 300 times a day whereas an adult will chuckle a fraction of this amount — often much less, if at all....

Current Diabetes Guidelines Hurt People

Current Diabetes Guidelines Hurt People Current Diabetes Guidelines Hurt People – A large majority of both type 1 and type 2 diabetics have poor blood sugar control, and they are suffering additional complications because of this. Many are following the ADA...