Tag Archives: blood glucose

Milk thistle wonders!

Milk thistle has silibinin in it. Silibinin made the news at the 2015 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting where a recent study shows that taking the purified form of milk thistle significantly slowed the growth of colorectal … Continue reading

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A lesson in sugar:

When you take in sugars, in about 20 minutes or so, blood glucose levels spike as the sugar floods the bloodstream. With this sudden spike in blood glucose comes the pancreas pumping out large amounts of the hormone insulin to … Continue reading

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Shivering the fat away

White fat is the unhealthy storage fat that is on the inside of your body. Brown fat is the energy converting fat that turns into energy much more efficiently than white fat. Researchers are finding that both shivering and regular … Continue reading

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White rice VS brown rice

Switching from white rice to brown rice can prevent and even help control diabetes in rice-eating populations. A new study also shows that substituting brown rice for white rice in overweight/obese individuals significantly reduced glucose levels and lower serum insulin. … Continue reading

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Cholesterol too low?

One of the strongest predictors of cardiovascular disease can be low circulating levels of high density lipoprotein (HDL) “good” cholesterol.  Normal levels of circulating HDL are required for muscle metabolism and function – and guess what? The heart is a … Continue reading

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Fat on the hips and tummy

Insulin is what your body uses to balance the blood sugar/glucose load. But when glucose gets stuck in the bloodstream, the body converts it into trigylcerides that are stored in fat cells. Your physical health and mental function suffer when … Continue reading

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