Take A Chill Pill, Doctor’s Orders

Click to register Just this month, a new study was published in the Journal of the American Heart Association connecting stress to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. However, this time the focus was shifted away from the well-known hormone, cortisol, to a hormone …

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 …

Thinking Smarter by Decreasing Brain Stress

What is brain stress? When talking about a stressed brain it is really a topic about oxidative damage to the brain -a type of stress caused by rampant free radicals and an imbalance in the antioxidant status of brain metabolism . Abnormal oxidative stress is …

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 …