Tag: insulin

Demon Sugar Strikes Again!

This week it seemed there was an explosion of information shining the spotlight on the toxic effects of sugar. Not a new battle cry from me, of course. Still, to see such supportive scientific study done, especially with regard to protecting our younger generation, is heartening. One unique study reported in Time magazine was particularly interesting. Please take a few…

Changes in Gut Microbiome Precede Development of Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes involves the inability of beta cells in the pancreas to produce insulin, the hormone that regulates blood sugar levels. As a result, people with type 1 diabetes must take insulin injections and carefully monitor their food intake to properly regulate blood sugar. Type 1 diabetes is most commonly diagnosed during childhood in children who are genetically predisposed…

High Blood Sugar May Increase Risk for Dementia

The link between high blood sugar and poor health go far beyond diabetes, a condition of epidemic proportions on its own. Not only does high blood sugar put you at risk for heart disease, but Alzheimer’s as well, a condition also known as type 3 diabetes. A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine further solidifies the…

High Blood Sugar May Increase Risk for Dementia

The link between high blood sugar and poor health go far beyond diabetes, a condition of epidemic proportions on its own. Not only does high blood sugar also put you at risk for heart disease, but also Alzheimer’s, a condition also known as type 3 diabetes. A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine further solidifies the…

Sucralose (Splenda®) Raises Blood Sugar and Insulin

Many people try to cut back their sugar intake by replacing sugar with artificial sweeteners such as aspartame (NutraSweet®) and sucralose (Splenda®), sweet-flavored chemicals that do not introduce sugar into the blood stream (and thus, should not raise blood sugar levels). Doctors widely recommend these sweeteners as a way to help control calorie intake and reduce sugar intake. You may…

Standard American Diet (SAD) Linked to Increased Risk of Colon Cancer Recurrence or Death

The Standard American Diet (SAD)—high in starchy carbohydrates and sugars, unhealthy fats, and meats, and low in nutrient-dense vegetables and fruits—has been linked, yet again, to poor health. This time researchers have found that the SAD diet increases the risk of recurrence or death of stage III colon cancer. In a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer…

The Fat and Skinny—There’s More to Consider

With a national adult obesity rate of over 35 percent and over two-thirds of the country either obese or overweight, there has been a major push toward educating people about the health risks of being overweight with particular focus on the harmful effects of the accumulation of belly fat. Not for nothing, the obesity epidemic certainly calls for increased awareness…

Phthalate Exposure Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

If you know me, you know that I’m all about reducing toxin exposure and supporting the body’s detoxification processes. My book The Detox Strategy is a great resource for just that. I am concerned about the harmful effects toxins have on our bodies. With 80,000 chemicals in use today and over 1,000 new chemicals introduced each year—with minimal testing—we are…

Omega-3 DHA Counteracts the Harmful Effects of Sugar

  It is no secret that sugar is unhealthy. From high blood sugar to diabetes and heart disease, a diet high in sugar has far-reaching effects. But did you know that sugar is also bad for your brain? A recent study published in the Journal of Physiology found an interesting connection between a diet low in omega-3s and high in…