How healthy are “Health Foods” anyway?

Just because it's found in the health food section, doesn't necessarily mean it's healthy. Between the mainstream media, the Food Pyramid, the thousands of health blogs out there, and the premise that you can just walk into a health food store and anything you pull off the shelves will be [...]

By |2017-07-06T02:16:49+00:00July 6th, 2017|Healthy Lifestyle|

The Good Fat, the Bad Fat, the Lifestyle Changes

Counting calories, carbs and points can take up a lot of time and make the joy of cooking and eating an unenjoyable task. Always eagerly anticipating the final tally only to be left feeling discouraged and often guilty. Keeping body fat at bay isn't all that hard if you're armed [...]

By |2013-09-24T18:31:34+00:00September 24th, 2013|Healthy Lifestyle|

Herbs that Lower Blood Sugar

Jonathan Klemens, B.S. Bio, RPh, FAAIM The long-term complications of uncontrolled diabetes are well known – damage to eyes, kidneys, nerves, blood vessels, and other organs. Most of this damage is attributed to chronic elevated blood glucose levels. Type II diabetics and pre-diabetics are aware of these dangers and sometimes [...]

By |2013-09-07T19:46:53+00:00September 7th, 2013|Healthy Lifestyle|

Herbal Teas Can Help Lower Blood Sugar

In an age of pharmaceuticals we tend to forget that there are things like herbal teas that can help lower blood sugar in a more natural way. Herbal teas are gaining popularity and this could be due to the infusion of Western and Eastern Medicine techniques being blended together more [...]

By |2013-09-02T15:51:35+00:00September 2nd, 2013|Healthy Lifestyle|

Breakfast: It Really is the Most Important Meal of the Day!

Everyone remembers their mother saying “Eat your breakfast. It’s the most important meal of the day!” Well she was right for more reasons than one. Skipping breakfast could temporarily induce insulin resistance in overweight women, according to a small new study. The findings are important because chronically experiencing these episodes [...]

By |2013-08-27T14:32:47+00:00August 27th, 2013|Healthy Lifestyle|

Foiled Again! Fermented Foods and Diabetes

Tangy, tingling, sour -- sometimes that indescribable "fifth taste" known as umami -- foods that have been fermented have unique health benefits, especially for people with diabetes. Fermentation is one of the oldest methods of preserving food. It's what transforms milk into yogurt; cabbage into sauerkraut and the Korean dish [...]

By |2013-08-16T15:09:55+00:00August 16th, 2013|Healthy Lifestyle|

Red Wine Chemical May One Day Treat Diabetes

The much touted compound resveratrol shows some promise as a future treatment for type 2 diabetes, but drinking wine or taking resveratrol supplements isn't likely to do diabetic people much good, researchers say. Resveratrol, found in red wine, was found to lower blood sugar levels and improve insulin levels when [...]

By |2013-08-12T19:23:14+00:00August 12th, 2013|Healthy Lifestyle|

No bread zone? Not any more!!!

One of the most challenging things for a person newly diagnosed with diabetes is changing your diet and perhaps cutting out those favourite foods that most people take for granted. Cutting breads out of our diets may be one of the most challenging tasks for diabetics but eating traditional breads [...]

By |2013-08-12T19:07:58+00:00August 12th, 2013|Healthy Lifestyle|
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