Diabetes

Cortisol: 8 Tips for Reducing Levels

Cortisol: 8 Tips for Reducing Levels

Cortisol is a stress hormone released in the body. The main roles of cortisol are to raise blood sugar levels in preparation for the ‘fight or flight’ response and suppressing the immune system. Therefore, unless a person finds themselves in an emergency situation, it is best to keep one’s cortisol levels as low as possible. […]

Obesity: Is There a Cure for the Epidemic Among Children?

Obesity: Is There a Cure for the Epidemic Among Children?

Childhood obesity is one of the biggest issues in America, yet one of the least concerns of the American government. This is an outrage, and I am writing this article in hopes of a change. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 17 percent of children and adolescents aged 2—19 years […]

Coke Your Favorite Carcinogen

Coke Your Favorite Carcinogen

If you like Coke or Pepsi and other dark caramel colored sodas, you might want to rethink your choice. Everyone knows that sodas, even so-called diet sodas, contribute to the obesity problem in our nation. Because of the amount of these sodas consumed in the United States, the substance that is responsible for the color […]

Fructose and Type II Diabetes

Fructose and Type II Diabetes

New research has revealed changes in the medical approach to type II diabetes. Previously it was believed that carbohydrates were the ultimate villain. Now scientists believe that added fructose is the greater culprit. The dietary guideline for diabetics allows 25 percent added sugars. This will change. As the number of type II diabetes cases continues […]

Good News for Diabetics

Good News for Diabetics

Every day diabetics experience an irritating ritual which is slightly painful. Glucose levels must be checked after meals, and possibly several other times; and to accomplish that a blood sample must be taken. It happens through the process of inserting a spring-loaded needle into the end of a finger. This process may soon be a […]