Category: Nutrition

The Threat on your Plate: Salt may Increase Diabetes Risk

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Diabetes is a vicious and life-threatening disease. It is a condition where your blood sugar is continuously and seriously elevated. The excess circulating blood sugar is very destructive, inflaming tissues in the heart and circulation, the eyes, brain, kidneys and nerve tissue. Type 1 diabetes refers to an autoimmune disease that attacks and destroys the…


Could Your Diet Restrictions Be Creating A Nutritional Gap?

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With summer quickly approaching, it is common to see more individuals than usual hitting the gym and trying their best to maintain their diets. Diets such as a low-carb diet or vegetarian diet can really help you to remove toxic and damaging foods from your diet, especially sugars and processed foods. But could your diet…


“Talk Test” to Determine Your Moderate Physical Activity

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More than one-third of adults in the United States are obese. With that number on the rise, the risk of developing obesity-related conditions like heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes is on the rise, as well. Your doctor has told you to start following a healthy diet and to begin exercising. But what types…


Black-Pigmented Superfoods: A Rainbow of Benefits By Nicole Crane, B.S, NTP

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For years, health professionals have been advising others to “eat the rainbow,” advising to eat a wide variety of colorful fruits and vegetables. For many, getting those 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables is a struggle. How does one get the antioxidant, immune boosting, vitality supportive benefits of a rainbow of foods? While there is…


The Health Benefits of Soy and Soy Protein By Amanda Williams, MPH

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I strongly disagree with the unfortunate negative reports that encourage people to avoid all forms of soy in the diet. I will agree that the overuse of the highly-processed government subsidized soy (which is GMO soy) is not a healthy choice for you. However, if you are choosing an organic, non-GMO soy product, you really…