The 4 Dangerous Diseases That Diabetes Sets in Motion

Diabetes is hard enough, but high blood sugar is a warning sign for more than meets the eye. In fact, unregulated blood sugar and insulin are connected to the most prevalent diseases in the US today. And it’s not just blood sugar that increases the risk of chronic disease. In many cases, existing illnesses can trigger insulin resistance that leads …

Stop Counting Calories – Lose Weight & Be Healthier

People can get obsessive about counting calories. Some even weigh out portions of food so they can accurately calculate calories from fat, carbohydrates, and protein. When I was growing up, we were taught that if you ate more calories than you burned off, you would gain weight – and conversely, if you burned off more calories than you ate, you …

Top 5 Medications That May Be Sabotaging Your Thyroid Health

If you are suffering from low thyroid or even suspect that low thyroid may be causing symptoms such as you may be making matters worse with these five common medications. Leaky gut is a condition in which damage has occurred to the intestinal lining of the digestive tract, leading to immune dysfunction and inflammation. There are a series of triggers …

4 Tips to Reversing Your Type 2 Diabetes

When it comes to reversing your type 2 diabetes, following the generic rules for health and wellness is simply not enough. For those who have type 2 diabetes, utilizing an individualized nutrition, exercise, and stress management plan is essential to reversing the damage caused by years of inflammation and erratic blood sugar levels and achieving optimal health! Below I have …

Just Add Water!

Dilution is the solution to pollution.  I’ve never really liked this old saying … and don’t really buy into it (because after all, isn’t NOT polluting really the solution to pollution?).  However, this adage applies to our health in that, while it may not be the solution to all our problems, it can be a big step in the right …

Take Charge of Your Health

I’m about to hit you with some tough love. The subject of my post today is personal responsibility. With respect to your health, personal responsibility is really about owning the repercussions of the decisions you make every day that impact your health. Today, people often throw themselves at the mercy of their doctors and bring their physicians a laundry list …

Salad Season Is Here!

Summer is officially here, and in the Midwest, that’s especially exciting because we get a chance to really appreciate local produce. This is our first year joining a C.S.A. (community supported agriculture) program where you buy a share of produce from a local farm and get a once-a-week delivery of that farm’s bounty. We joined a C.S.A. from a local …

Crowding Out – A Change in Mind-set & Strategy

I loved the concept of CROWDING OUT from the first time I was introduced to it early in my coursework at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Rather than focusing on what you SHOULDN’T be eating, you should focus on getting more of all the things you SHOULD eat (or drink – because chances are you need to drink more water!). …

Face Your Sugar Addiction Head On

Breaking a sugar addiction is a critical step in being the healthiest version of ourselves. If you’ve been diagnosed as a type 2 diabetic or have been told you are prediabetic, you have no doubt already been counseled on the havoc sugar can wreak on you, but the reality is that regardless of whether your body is managing blood sugar …

Practice Mindful Eating

Eating while not focusing on your food is not the best choice. One reason is that you are bound to miss your body’s cues that tell you when you are full and end up eating more than you really need, which results in being uncomfortably full & lethargic and consuming more calories than you really need at the time. Another …