It’s the day after Halloween and here’s hoping you’re not stuffed full of candy! Ironically, it’s also the first official day of American Diabetes Month and we want to bring you information all month long that can not only help you prevent the development of the disease, but help you deal with the effects if you already have. Remember: a healthy, balanced diet free of processed junk food is the first step toward your better health. Let us know: What [...]
A new report published in JAMA Internal Medicine has shown a link between red meat consumption and an increased risk of type 2 Diabetes. This shouldn’t exactly be shocking – red meat consumption has already been linked to higher mortality rates and increased cancer risk, but the study’s results were surprising in their conclusiveness: it found that among study participants who started eating more red meat, the risk of developing type 2 Diabetes increased by almost 50 percent. Researchers tracked what happened [...]
On December 12, 2012, I was diagnosed as pre-diabetic. Cholesterol through the roof. Hemoglobin at 5.8%. As General Patton said, “Always take the offensive; never dig in,” so with that in mind, I mounted an attack by way of diet and exercise, not giving it a chance to take me like it did my Grandpa and Uncle. I tried the NutriBullet for the first time on February 25 – 28. I had the Beet Treat and Flex Factor as replacements [...]
I have spent years trying all kinds of diet combinations, exercise and supplements to control my diabetes. I was using 46 units of Lantis insulin every night when I changed to a plant-based, mostly raw and organic diet and my blood sugars started to drop. My doctor never prescribed this or even mentioned that I could control my diabetes this well with nutrition; he just told me to exercise and watch what I ate. The diet changes got me off [...]
If you’ve ever chastised yourself for not being able to say no to an extra cookie or sugar-ladden dessert, don’t feel too down; you’re not alone. Refined sugar is addictive and weaning yourself off of deadly sweets takes a lot of work. Have a look at these insane sugar stats and let us know what you’re doing to get off the stuff.