Control insulin resistance to prevent chronic disease

Heart disease, stroke, diabetes, arthritis, and Alzheimer’s – chronic diseases are the most common and costly health problems in the United States. What’s worse is they are largely lifestyle diseases, meaning they often can be prevented through changes to the diet. Many Americans today eat diets that throw their blood sugar out of balance and cause inflammation. Along with lack […]

Are you always hungry? You could have leptin resistance

You would think people who are overweight or obese would never feel hungry—after all, they have all that extra fat to burn. But in a cruel twist of metabolic trickery, carrying excess fat can actually make you hungrier thanks to a phenomenon called leptin resistance. What is leptin? Leptin is a “satiety” hormone secreted by […]

Wake up at 3 a.m. and can’t fall back asleep? Consider low blood sugar

Do you consistently wake up around 3 a.m. and can’t fall back asleep? Although the reasons for sleep problems can be complex, waking up too early is often a symptom of hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, and can be remedied through dietary changes and nutritional therapy. Why you wake up at 3 a.m. The brain […]

Diet for diabetes may be different than you thought—20 percent are “type 1.5”

Although insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes get pinned on diet and lifestyle choices, in some cases these disorders could be associated with an autoimmune reaction, which is the mechanism behind type 1 diabetes. If so, this changes the diet for diabetes to manage the autoimmune condition. It is estimated that 20 percent of people […]

Feel sleepy after meals? This could be an Alzheimer’s risk

Do you feel sleepy or have intense cravings for sugar after meals? Are you a woman whose hair is thinning, yet you’re growing facial hair? Are you a man who cries at movies and has “moobs” (male breasts)? If so, you probably suffer from insulin resistance. Not only does insulin resistance gender bend your hormones, […]

An Insight to L-Arginine Dosage and Benefits

L-Arginine is an essential amino acid that acts as a building block for proteins in the body. In most of the cases, our body maintains the needful levels of this amino acid on its own. However, during the course of aging, infections, severe burns, injuries etc the body’s supply of this essential amino acid gets […]

Study shows sugar makes us more stupid; omega 3 to the rescue

A recently published UCLA study shows what many have suspected all along: Eating too much sugar makes you stupid. Scientists found that just six weeks of bingeing on sweets and soda will sabotage both learning and memory. Fortunately, consuming omega-3 fatty acids can counteract some of the damage. The study looked at the effects of […]

Do you suffer from sitting disease? Frequent breaks and standing are key

Do you eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly but sit long hours each day at work? If so, you could be undoing all your good work. Sitting, even if you otherwise practice healthy habits, is associated with poor cardiovascular health, higher inflammation, and more belly fat, according to a 2011 Australian study. This is […]

Why Are Autism Rates Still On The Rise?

According to the CDC autism rates are continuing to rise very quickly.  According to their most recent report on the subject, 1 in 88 children now have autism, and 1 in 54 boys.  Many different hypothesis have been proposed, including better detection, we all need to look at our modern lifestyle and ask ourselves, “are […]

On 60 Minutes Tonight: “Is Sugar Toxic?”

        Tonight on 60 Minutes they are doing a story on the toxicity of sugar.  I strongly urge everyone to watch this story, because sugar is killing many of us.  Over the past several years I have studied functional medicine extensively, and after working clinically with patients I can tell you that […]