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50% Of American Adults Have Heart Disease – Improve Your Heart Health Now!

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The statistic is sad but true. Half of American adults have cardiovascular diseases like high blood pressure, heart failure, or stroke. Nearly 600,000 people die from heart disease each year. That’s one out of every four deaths in the United ...

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Probiotics, Prebiotics… What’s the Difference?

Bacteria in the gut

The home of an estimated 100 trillion organisms, the gut is the “second brain” of the body. Simply put, a healthy digestive system is essential. As a result, it’s important to balance our gut bacteria in order for our bodies ...

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Don’t Let Fake Sugar Fool You – it’s Dangerous, Too!

Woman pouring sugar substitute in her coffee

Nearly half of American adults consume artificial sweeteners on a daily basis. Not because they prefer the taste, but for the lack of calories. If something has less calories, it must be healthier… right? “Real” sugar is dangerous to your health, ...

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Discover the Power of Fiber – A Diabetic’s Ultimate BFF!

Selection of foods rich in fiber

Fiber – what’s not to love? Found in a variety of foods, fiber is crucial to good health. This is especially true for individuals with diabetes. In fact, fiber actively helps to lower blood glucose. Fiber has a strong effect ...

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Check Out These Secrets for Better Blood Sugar Control

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You may think you’re doing everything possible to lower your blood sugar. While essential, avoiding sugar is only one part of managing diabetes. There are many more ‘secret’ strategies we should be using on our journey to better health. Read ...

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The Best (And Worst) Foods For Heart Health

Assortment of heart healthy foods in heart shaped bowls

Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, killing over 600,000 people every year. We must focus on heart health, especially as diabetics. Having diabetes greatly increases risk of heart disease, heart attack and stroke. ...

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How Going For A Walk After Meals Improves Blood Sugar

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Everyone knows that exercise is an important part of overall health. What some may not realize is just how crucial physical activity is to effectively managing high blood sugar. Something as simple as a 10-15 minute walk after a meal ...

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Kick Your Carbohydrate Habit – Here’s How

Man enjoying bowl of veggies

Ah, carbohydrates. We hate to love them! Especially for those of us who struggle with high blood sugar. Why are carbs so craveable? What makes us want them so badly, and why do we have so much trouble giving them ...

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What’s New In Diabetes Management? Focus On The Individual!

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Finally! Healthcare providers are shifting the focus of care to the needs of patients as individuals. This is a monumental change from the mindset of “Every patient with ABC is treated with the XYZ plan of care.” Instead of automatically ...

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Mindful Eating For Better Blood Sugar

Mindful eating… what does that mean? Being aware of what we are eating, how much we are eating, and when we are full. Another large part of being mindful with eating is acknowledging how food can impact how we feel. ...

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