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Sugar. What is the Impact on Your Health?

Sugar. It makes the world go around and one of the most heavily traded commodities.  Added sugars are in everything that you eat and even drink, being added to satiate our sweet tooth and helping to make the usually non-palatable foods more tasty.  It has become a national and international addiction and epidemic, so commonplace in our daily lives that you often do not realize or even give it a second thought.  Is there a connection with your health?  Is this sugar epidemic contributing to the multitude of health problems in our society from diabetes to mental health and even cancer?  It’s a topic certainly worth 10 minutes of your attention.  How much sugar do you consume each day? (more…)

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Ketones and Ketone Bodies; How do They Impact Your Health?

Ketones and the ketogenic approach have become popular terms in medicine and health. Our poor metabolism, insulin dysfunction, glucose regulation issues, weight gain and obesity are clinical signs behind many of our current health problems.  It has become an epidemic of sorts and really stems back to our chosen diet and lifestyle.  Ketones and ketone bodies are valuable substances to our health and naturally produced by our bodies, but in many, their production is impaired.  Through an understanding of what ketones do and how our body produces them, we can gain a better view on how ketones can directly impact our health, metabolism, energy, and even cognitive function. (more…)

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Can Berries and Fruits Reduce Inflammation and Cardiovascular Disease?

There are numerous types of berries and fruits out on the market for purchase as whole food or even used as powdered extracts in herbal form.  They have been touted for many years as being a vital part to our diet and health, but do they really provide benefits?  Research indicates that making berries a part of your daily diet can stabilize blood sugar levels and improve diabetes control. Can a serving of blueberries in whole food form or even as part of berry extract herbal powder provide significant benefits towards improving your health?  Let’s dive into it! (more…)

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Balancing Out Blood Sugar Levels Naturally

Blood sugar or glucose related health concerns are on the rise, often accompanying metabolic conditions, insulin dysfunction, and diabetes.  The problem goes much further than just a ‘high’ reading on a finger stick or in the urine. Unregulated blood sugar, diabetes, and insulin levels indicate altered cellular metabolism and are connected to a host of clinical health ailments.  Looking beyond the host of medications routinely prescribed, are there more natural options including herbs and dietary approaches that can be of benefit? (more…)

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