Diabetic Healthy Snacks

So who doesn't love snacks?! I feel like I'm having a snack attack at least two to three times per day. I'm going to share with you some of my favorite go-tos that won't spike your blood sugar which leads you to a huge crash and burn with your energies as well as erratic blood … Continue reading Diabetic Healthy Snacks

What does Family History Have to do with my Health?

Today we'll be talking about your genes and how much your family history actually plays a part in your overall health. I think we all know there are some things that we have ZERO control over like our eye color, how tall we are, if we have flat feet, and certain personality traits. There happens … Continue reading What does Family History Have to do with my Health?

Newly Diagnosed with Diabetes, Now What?

Are you one of the 1.5 million people that have been diagnosed with diabetes this year? Or maybe a loved one recently was diagnosed. Are you feeling a sense of overwhelm and concern on what to do next? If so, I've got you covered! Metformin More than likely your physician will prescribe a medication, this … Continue reading Newly Diagnosed with Diabetes, Now What?

Paleo/Primal Diet Program Basics

Paleo is also known as Paleolithic diet. I don't necessarily love calling it a diet as it's more of a basis for a way of life because it includes way more than just food, but for today's sake we'll just focus on that part. Paleo diet is a tad more strict than the outlined information … Continue reading Paleo/Primal Diet Program Basics

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