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Insulin Resistance – an unhappy pancreas

Did you know you could be insulin resistant for years and not even know it? There are not any real noticeable signs that would cause you to think you’re insulin resistant. In fact, many people arise at this diagnosis through the process of elimination because something just isn’t right with their body. Read More

Soups – canned convenience

A warm bowl of soup can be a nice compliment to a meal, a meal itself, and an easy, quick, and convenient option. Warm it up and ready to go. It is also relatively cheapRead More

Fiber: The conductor of the digestive tract

Dietary fiber is a very important component of nutrition. There are a number of reasons why we need to consume this “roughage”. Fiber is the part of plant type foods that our body does not digest or absorbRead More

Carbohydrates: The simple truth

One of the most controversial nutritional elements are carbohydrates. Diets for decades have either ruled them out, praised them, or come up with complicated ratios we should abide by each day. Carbohydrates are a daily part of our food choices, revolving around what we choose to have and how much of itRead More

Granola: Too much in too little

Granola has that healthy but sometimes no-so-healthy make up of ingredients. A basic granola recipe contains the following ingredients: oats, some type of sweetener such as sugar or honey, and some type of crisp made from wheat or rice. Read More

Cholesterol: More H less L

So what is cholesterol?? When we go get our yearly physicals and the doctor tells us our LDL and HDL levels what do these numbers really mean?? We need cholesterol for bodily functions, but our interpretation is that cholesterol is ALL badRead More

Potatoes: Type matters

White, red, and sweet…. they make up the potato family. These starchy vegetables are staple of our diet, but each differ in taste, size, and nutrients. Read More

The “liquid fat” nightmare

The dairy industry has spent billions of dollars convincing us that milk is healthy, all the while pumping chemicals into cows and the milk itself that makes it deadly. Not only that, but now all dairy is cooked up to between 250 and 500 degreesRead More

10 cancer prevention tips for this New Year

Can you believe we are in our last week of January 2020? No joke when they say time flies! I know many of us have started the year with new diet goals or exercise regimens to keep us healthy. While this is wonderful, unfortunately, it is not long-lasting for mostRead More

Burping: Belching 101

When you eat, food enters the mouth, is swallowed, then travels down the esophagus and into the stomach. Upon arrival, the digestive system uses bacteria, acid, enzymes, and chemicals to help pull nutrients from food to be used for energy. Sometimes as you swallow, you might take in additional airRead More