Your Thyroid Might Be Making You A Debbie Downer

Click to register I’m not usually one to get caught up in celebrity gossip, but the other day, I couldn’t help but notice a headline about a celeb who has been battling a serious thyroid disorder. Thyroid disorders? Autoimmunity? I’m in. Long story short, this …

What are Goitrogens and How Do They Affect My Thyroid?

Goitrogens are substances that disrupt the production of thyroid hormones by interfering with iodine uptake in the thyroid gland. This triggers the pituitary to release thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), which then promotes the growth of thyroid tissue, eventually leading to goiter. Goiter will eventually adversely affect …

Controlling Blood Sugar With the Glycemic Index

Carbohydrates with a low glycemic index of 55 or below causes a slower rise in the blood glucose and insulin values in the type 2 patient with diabetes.  All major diabetes organizations from around the world now recommend use of the glycemic index ranking system …

Hacking Hypoglycemia in Type 2 Diabetes

Blood sugar will naturally vary throughout the day in response to various stimuli. However, when blood sugar drops precipitously fast or drops below 70 mg/dl and becomes symptomatic needing treatment, it is termed hypoglycemia. Symptoms of hypoglycemia may occur even if blood sugar does not …

Prediabetes: A Ticking Time Bomb

Prediabetes, a condition where the blood sugar is too high for optimal cellular function but not high enough to be labeled diabetes, is a silent killer – a precursor to the dreaded heart attack. Prediabetes is not just a warning phase; it is an active …

6 Environmental Triggers for Diabetes

Most of us are aware of the lifestyle triggers for diabetes– poor diet, sedentary lifestyle, obesity– but few are aware of the environmental insults that may play a cumulative role in the development of type 2 diabetes. Termed diabetogenic, these 6 environmental toxins can act …