Blood sugar

Joyce Hollman

Hungry all the time? It’s your blood sugar, not your appetite

Are you hungry all the time? Do you find yourself eating just an hour or two after a big meal? If you’ve had trouble with your weight as a result, stop beating yourself up over your lack of appetite control. You may be a big dipper. That means changes in your blood sugar levels affect how soon you feel hungry again.

Carolyn Gretton

The tea that tames metabolic syndrome

Not only are hibiscus flowers beautiful, but they are also very good for your health. Loaded with more antioxidants than even green tea, hibiscus can help attack the inflammation that’s the root cause of many diseases. In fact, researchers are exploring its use in the group of conditions known as metabolic syndrome…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

How to turn fat into a healthy advantage

Most of us think of the fat on our bodies as a bad thing. After all, it’s the stuff that spills out over our waistbands, makes it difficult to zip up our favorite pair of jeans and makes those numbers on the scale go up and up. But the truth is some fat fights disease. […]

Tracey G. Ingram, AuD

Blackcurrants’ powerful impact on blood sugar

Have you been struggling to keep your blood sugar levels under control? Dark blackcurrants have a noticeable impact on blood sugar and insulin levels after meals. That’s excellent news for those living on the edge of prediabetes or anyone looking for natural ways to improve insulin sensitivity, avoid blood sugar spikes and improve glucose metabolism. […]

Joyce Hollman

Good reasons to avoid egg-cess but don’t give them up completely

Eggs have had a bad rap. Many people stay away from them, to avoid high cholesterol and heart disease — and the newest research says eating eggs may lead to diabetes. But as it turns out, eggs could be one of the best things to include in your diet to stabilize your blood sugar — with one caveat…

Tracey G. Ingram, AuD

Forgetting fiber over the holidays could do some lasting damage

Over the holidays we’re allowed to splurge a bit. But two studies demonstrate the damage of a low-fiber diet and how difficult repairing that damage can be, not just for your colon, but your weight, blood sugar, cholesterol and more. So, enjoy the Christmas cookies but don’t forget the fiber…