Nutrition and Prediabetes: A Primer for Busy Folks

Nutrition and Prediabetes A Primer for Busy Folks

[Last updated 14th August, 2018]

Prediabetes is a strange one.

It affects almost 100 million adults in the US alone, yet most don’t even realize they have it.

The scary part is that if left unmanaged, it will progress to type 2 diabetes.

Fortunately, this progression can be avoided. In fact, prediabetes is completely reversible through a combination of simple diet changes, exercise, and weight loss.

This article highlights the most important things you can do to reverse prediabetes and reclaim your health…. [Discover More…]

Beginner’s Guide To The Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) Diet: Start Here

The Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) Diet

[Last updated 14th August, 2018]

Has your doctor told you to change your eating habits?

One heart-healthy lifestyle plan that they may recommend is the Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes Diet, or TLC diet for short.

It was created by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and endorsed by the American Heart Association.

Health experts ranked it number 5 out of 40 on US News’ Best Diets Overall list, because it’s easy to follow, good for the heart and promotes long-term weight loss.

This article looks at what the TLC diet is, how to do it, and if it’s right for you…. [Discover More…]

Coconut Oil vs Olive Oil vs Canola Oil? New Study Finds Olive Oil Is Best, Coconut Oil Has Zero Antioxidants, Canola Oil Is Worst For Cooking

Coconut Oil vs Olive Oil vs Canola Oil: What is the best cooking oil

[Last updated 14th August, 2018]

A new Australian study could change the type of oils you use for cooking.

Researchers found that extra virgin olive oil is the most stable and safest to use at high temperatures.

Cooking with coconut oil was almost on par, however failed to come close when comparing levels of naturally occurring antioxidants.

Seed oils (also called vegetable oils) such as canola oil, grapeseed and sunflower oil were the least stable when heated and produced the most harmful compounds.

Researcher’s also found that an oil’s smoke point is a very poor marker of its safety and stability as a cooking oil, contrary to popular belief.

This is a detailed look at some of the main results as well as a Q&A with the lead author…. [Discover More…]

11 Troubling Symptoms of Diabetes in Men: Don’t Ignore Them Any Longer

[Last updated 14th August, 2018]

Diabetes is a growing problem that currently affects 1 in 11 adults worldwide.

Type 2 diabetes makes up 90-95% of all cases. It’s typically a result of poor lifestyle and diet coupled with genetic factors.

Symptoms often develop gradually and you may not even notice them. In fact, 1 in 3 people don’t realize they have diabetes.

However, early diagnosis is essential for protecting cardiovascular health. A 3-year delay in diagnosis increases your relative risk of heart disease by 29%, while a 6-year delay increases it by 38% (1).

Men tend to ignore symptoms and delay a doctor’s visit much longer than women. So this article looks at 11 major signs and symptoms of diabetes in men…. [Discover More…]

Home Remedies for UTIs: What Actually Works?

Home Remedies for UTIs What Actually Works?

[Last updated 14th August, 2018]

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are quite common, especially among women.

If you’re dealing with the discomfort and pain of a UTI, you’re likely looking for a quick fix.

This article looks at some of the most commonly prescribed home remedies for UTIs, and provides recommendations for improving your urinary health…. [Discover More…]

Can You Take Metformin For Weight Loss? A Look At The Numbers

CAN YOU TAKE METFORMIN FOR WEIGHT LOSS

[Last updated 9th November, 2017]

Metformin is a medication said to cause weight loss, but is it true?

Should you be worried if you are underweight, or should you use it if you want a slimmer waistline?

This article takes a looks at the current evidence and if you can take metformin for weight loss…. [Discover More…]