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 to function best. When it comes to the gut, the battle is always on between good and bad bacteria. Diet is a huge factor in the balance of bacteria in … [Read more...] about Probiotics, Prebiotics… What’s the Difference?
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, so artificial sweeteners must be better for you… right? Wrong on both counts! While some may have heard rumblings of how … [Read more...] about Don’t Let Fake Sugar Fool You – it’s Dangerous, Too!
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 on gut bacteria and encourages them to multiply. Believe it or not, this is good news! There are an estimated 100 trillion bacteria present in the human … [Read more...] about Discover the Power of Fiber – A Diabetic’s Ultimate BFF!
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 on to take control of your diabetes and enjoy more stable blood sugar for good! Firstly, the age-old adage is true - knowledge is … [Read more...] about Check Out These Secrets for Better Blood Sugar Control
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. In fact, nearly 70% of diabetics age 65 and older die from some form of heart disease. Being heart smart is incredibly … [Read more...] about The Best (And Worst) Foods For Heart Health