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Why Sugar Makes You Tired

Jan 10, 2012

Do you reach for a candy bar looking for a "sugar rush" to give you a burst of energy only to discover that it makes you feel even more tired than before you ate it? This is a common and natural reaction that many people are not aware of and one that...

What's the Deal With Artificial Sweeteners?

Dec 07, 2011

Artificial sweeteners are used as a low calorie option to sweeten foods and beverages. Although they do make things taste sweet without the added calories (which sugar provides) they do come with a host of side effects. Aspartame is the most commonly...

The Perils of Soft Drinks

Nov 22, 2011

Soft drinks are extremely highly processed foods with many unwanted, artificial ingredients.  Our bodies do their best to cope with these unfamiliar ingredients.  Nonetheless, they do it under great stress and duress. As these drinks are digested and...

Glycemic Index vs. Glycemic Load

Nov 15, 2011

The glycemic index has been used very successfully by many individuals for weight loss and regulating blood sugar levels over the past few years but should you be considering the glycemic index or the glycemic load? The Glycemic Index (GI) Whenever...

The Diabetes Epidemic

Nov 11, 2011

Diabetes is reaching epidemic proportions worldwide, as people become more sedentary, exercise less and consume more processed foods. The number of people living with diabetes has doubled since 1980 to around 350 million. While increasing numbers are...

Substituting Sugar: What You Need to Know

Oct 26, 2011

Sugar is a carbohydrate and is used as a main fuel source in the body.  Carbohydrates are important for both mental and physical performance, although how you consume your carbohydrates is of concern.  We tend to consume too much sugar on a daily basis...

All About Diabetes

Oct 18, 2011

After we eat a meal, the carbohydrate is broken down into glucose and passed into the bloodstream.  The hormone called insulin is then alerted and is responsible for regulating the glucose by taking it from the bloodstream into the cells of the body.

Is Sugar Poison?

Sep 05, 2011

David Gillespie has carved a niche for himself as Australia’s most visible no-sugar guru – a self described ‘recovering sugarholic’, he attributes his approach to losing a significant amount of weight (some 40 kg) and transforming his life. In...

Bergamot for Cholesterol

May 26, 2011

Bergamot is known for its uplifting citrus scent and antiseptic properties. Now bergamot may have a role in managing cholesterol and blood glucose levels. Bergamot's Versatility Bergamot is the common name of the citrus bergamia risso plant. The fruit...

Replacing Soft Drinks with Water

May 14, 2011

Soft drinks, sports drinks, energy drinks. We’re consuming more of them than ever before and they’re playing havoc with our health. But if you’ve got a soft drink habit how do you cut back? Soft Drinks Are Illness In a Can If you knew what was...

Low Levels of Vitamin D Linked to Diabetes in Pregnancy

Apr 11, 2011

Recent research strongly recommends that all women who are pregnant should be tested for vitamin D deficiency. A condition known as gestational diabetes, a form of diabetes that appears during pregnancy and usually passes after birth, can cause vitamin...

Following a Low GI Diet

Jul 10, 2009

Having high blood sugar levels is bad for your health. Unregulated sugar levels bring about quick bursts of high energy followed by an equally fast drop in energy levels or spikes. Too much sugar in your blood will also wreak havoc in your pancreas...

Diabetes in Kids: Important Facts You Need to Know

May 06, 2009

What is diabetes? Diabetes is a disorder in which the body can no longer process blood sugar (glucose).  This is because diabetics can no longer produce insulin, a hormone produced in the pancreas that aids in the regulation of glucose in the body.  The...

Choosing a Glucose Monitor

May 02, 2009

Glucose is a type of sugar found in the blood, and the primary source of energy in the body.  We obtain it from the food we consume, primarily carbohydrates such as rice, potatoes, beans and pasta.  After we eat, food is digested, broken down and...

Thermography 101: What is it & What is it used for?

Feb 22, 2009

Are you looking for a test that can tell you about changes in your body before other tests are able to?  Thermography is an excellent diagnostic tool that is starting to become more popular due to its “early warning” properties.  Read on to learn...

The Truth About Artificial Sweeteners

Dec 07, 2008

Xylitol, sorbitol, and mannitol are all artificial sweeteners that are called sugar alcohols or polyols.  They are helpful for those trying to control the amount of calories in their diet and also for diabetics.  Read on to learn more about these artificial...

What is GI and why is Low GI Good?

Nov 27, 2008

GI is a term that is being thrown around a lot lately – especially a low GI diet.  But what exactly is Low GI and why is it so good for us? What is GI and why is Low GI Good? GI stands for the "Glycaemic Index", and it is a ranking from 1 to 100 that...

Blood Sugar Levels: What You Need to Know

Nov 24, 2008

The levels of sugar in the blood are tightly controlled by the body and it is important that they are stable in order to achieve optimal wellbeing.  But why is it so important to control blood sugar levels?  Read on to learn more. What is the Blood...

Insulin and Weight Loss

Jul 02, 2008

Insulin is a natural hormone made by the body that is necessary for converting carbohydrates into fuel and fat.  By understanding how insulin works to create fat, you can then use this information to help you in your weight loss goals. The Relationship...

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