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 assigning you the same diet, medication and exercise plan as every other diabetic patient, emphasis is placed on what works for you as the … [Read more...] about What’s New In Diabetes Management? Focus On The Individual!
Everyone loves a great night’s sleep! Getting enough shut-eye allows the body and mind to heal and recover. Quality sleep is truly essential, but not as common as you may think. Today’s hectic lifestyles are less restful than ever. Long hours at work, 24/7 access to technology, and skyrocketing stress and anxiety levels all contribute to difficulty sleeping. Upwards of 35% … [Read more...] about Too Busy To Sleep? It’s Affecting Your Health & Happiness
Why do we often feel tired after eating? Is it the time of day we choose to have our meal? A lack of sleep from the night before? Perhaps even the foods in the meal itself? Any and all of these factors contribute to how the body responds to a meal, in turn affecting how we feel. Some researchers believe that fatigue after meals is brought on due to the body’s production of … [Read more...] about Tired After Eating? Find Out Why!
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
“Emotional eating” is triggered by stress, causing you to consume larger portions, or more unhealthy foods than you normally would. Food is the fuel that keeps the body running. Food is also a social thing; it should be fun, delicious and joyful! Finding the balance between eating what you need and eating what you want is essential for keeping health (and blood sugar) under … [Read more...] about Does Eating Really Relieve Stress?