Did you think sugar was something only diabetics had to worry about? Well… think again! A new study by researchers from the University of Surrey found that for otherwise “healthy” individuals, levels of fat in the blood and in the liver increased after participants followed a diet high in sugar. After 12 weeks on a high sugar diet, participants experienced changes in … [Read more...] about Sugar Is Deadly- Even For “Healthy” People
At healthy, optimal function, the pancreas should release enough insulin to maintain sugar levels at around 100 milligrams per deciliter of blood. In people with Type II diabetes, the body is no longer able to use insulin properly because cells have become resistant to absorbing insulin. Most Type II diabetics take oral medication to help control blood sugar. 95 percent of … [Read more...] about How Is Type 2 Diabetes Damaging Your Body?
Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, especially for diabetics. Exercise burns off excess sugar in your bloodstream by diverting it as fuel for your muscles. It's an excellent way to lower your blood sugar naturally. There are a few considerations, however, that diabetics need to keep in mind in order to ensure safe, effective exercise. Check your blood … [Read more...] about Should Diabetics Exercise Differently?
45 million Americans go on a diet each year. What many of them don’t know is that their brains are controlling those diets! The brain regulates body weight and body fat in an effort to keep the body safe and protected. Everyone has a certain weight and level of body fat that keeps the brain “happy.” If you deviate too far from this comfort weight, the brain will take … [Read more...] about This Is Your Brain On A Diet
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 84 million American adults—more than 1 out of 3—have prediabetes. Of those with prediabetes, 90% don’t know they have it. Prediabetes puts you at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. If you're one of those adults, here are some changes you can make now: 1.Work with your … [Read more...] about Are You Pre-Diabetic? Make These Changes Now!