What Causes Hypertension?

High blood pressure can either be a gradual progression which is called essential hypertension or can be caused by other medical conditions or medications which is called secondary hypertension. Secondary Hypertension Secondary hypertension is not nearly as common as essential hypertension, as it only counts for about 10% of high blood pressure cases. Like we … Continue reading What Causes Hypertension?

Hydrate Yo-Self!

"Drink more water" is what you're going to hear in response to a lot of questions regardinging maintaining optimal health. It's recommended that you drink on average about 8 glasses of water per day, unless otherwise notified by a physician. Some people are on a fluid restriction due to their heart failure or other reasons. … Continue reading Hydrate Yo-Self!

Holistic Medicine

So what does holistic medicine mean? Holistic is defined as "Being characterized by the treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the symptoms of a disease." For me, and many of you, this is pretty AMAZING! In my opinion, it should be standard. Unfortunately, that's not how … Continue reading Holistic Medicine

Diabetic Foot Care

If you're someone who has diabetes, there's a high likelihood that you'll be visiting a Podiatrist (foot doctor) in the future. Diabetes wrecks havoc on a large percent of people's bodies leaving them with neuropathy (tingling in the arms and legs) and numbness in the toes and feet. Some loose all feeling in their feet … Continue reading Diabetic Foot Care

Gluten History: Good or Bad?

What is the history behind gluten? Why does it have such a bad reputation today even among those who are not gluten sensitive? What products contain gluten? Should I be eating gluten or avoiding it? What is a better alternative to eating gluten that is going to benefit my long term health? There are so … Continue reading Gluten History: Good or Bad?

Gut Health & Gluten

We've touched on the importance of maintaining a good environment in your stomach/gut in a prior post. I'll give you a recap on that and also discuss how gluten plays a negative part in this role as you try to maintain proper balance and get your health back to where it needs to be. Why … Continue reading Gut Health & Gluten

Whole30 1 Week Update

It's been an entire week, yippe!! I know, that sounds like a drop in the bucket, but going an entire week without sugar wasn't really something I was looking forward to. I know the benefits of not having sugar, so I think I was mentally better prepared than some, but not 100% psyched up about … Continue reading Whole30 1 Week Update

Diabetes: Label Reading & Sugar Content

If you've been reading my posts, you know I'm going on this Whole30 journey. Doing so, I've had to read MANY food labels and decipher through all of the jargon. So i'm here to break it down for you for the sake of your blood sugar and to keep it in check. Condiments We'll start … Continue reading Diabetes: Label Reading & Sugar Content