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Low cholesterol caution: Why you need cholesterol

In Blog On September 26, 2012 Comments Off on Low cholesterol caution: Why you need cholesterol

We frequently hear about the dangers of high cholesterol, but keeping cholesterol as low as many doctors recommend may be doing your body more harm than good. Although… Read More »

How to motivate yourself to exercise

In Blog On September 18, 2012 Comments Off on How to motivate yourself to exercise

Exercise is the golden bullet when it comes to lowering your risk of heart disease, bone loss, dementia, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, and a long list of… Read More »

Diet for diabetes may be different than you thought—20 percent are “type 1.5”

In Blog On September 11, 2012 Comments Off on Diet for diabetes may be different than you thought—20 percent are “type 1.5”

Although insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes get pinned on diet and lifestyle choices, in some cases these disorders could be associated with an autoimmune reaction, which is… Read More »

When your blood is drawn could affect TSH level and hypothyroidism diagnosis

In Blog On September 4, 2012 2 Comments

If you check your thyroid levels in the afternoon with a blood draw, results may come back normal even though you’re hypothyroid, according to a new study. Checking your… Read More »

Your antacid may be doing more harm than good

In Blog On August 28, 2012 0 Comments

No one can be blamed for wanting relief, especially when acid reflux makes it feel like molten lava is shooting up through your esophagus. Antacids can bring quick… Read More »

Your spouse: The biggest barrier to a gluten-free diet?

In Blog On August 21, 2012 Comments Off on Your spouse: The biggest barrier to a gluten-free diet?

You swore to support each other in sickness and in health, yet when it comes to a gluten-free diet, you may have found your spouse to be your… Read More »

Could your IBS, constipation, or diarrhea really be SIBO?

In Blog On August 14, 2012 2 Comments

Do you meet the criteria for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and can’t find relief? Do you look pregnant thanks to a bloated belly? Are chronic diarrhea or constipation… Read More »

Positive thinking helpful in coping with, but perhaps not banishing, chronic illness

In Blog On August 7, 2012 Comments Off on Positive thinking helpful in coping with, but perhaps not banishing, chronic illness

When a chronic health issue has you feeling like crud, few things are more insulting than someone telling you to “keep your chin up” or “think positive.” Such… Read More »

Feel sleepy after meals? This could be an Alzheimer’s risk

In Blog On July 31, 2012 Comments Off on Feel sleepy after meals? This could be an Alzheimer’s risk

Do you feel sleepy or have intense cravings for sugar after meals? Are you a woman whose hair is thinning, yet you’re growing facial hair? Are you a… Read More »

Gluten could be causing your child’s cavities

In Blog On July 25, 2012 0 Comments

While childhood is full of surprises, some parents are unprepared for the staggering dental bills and persistent cavities children get, even when they brush and floss regularly. Parents… Read More »