Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin that the body can make from sun exposure or maybe consumed through dietary sources. Vitamin D is essential within the body for health and prevention of disease. Vitamin D Reduces inflammation Prevents cancer Prevents autoimmune disorders Supports healthy immune function Prevents cardiovascular disease Prevents Parkinson disease Maintains musculoskeletalContinue Reading

Water Soluable Vitamins and Cooking

The water soluble vitamins, (All B vitamins and Vitamin C), are essential for the body. All the B vitamins work as coenzymes that facilitate work in each cell.  The B vitamins are essential coenzymes for the metabolism in the body.  People suffering with issues of fatigue are often deficient in B vitamins. Vitamin C isContinue Reading

Hormones are your body’s communication system.  Hormonal balance is all your hormones working together towards a happy, healthy, and resilient body.  It is the right amount of each hormone, properly communicating with each other and your body.  Hormones control and regulate many systems within the body including metabolism.  Hormones are sent out throughout the bodyContinue Reading

Gluten and Hashimoto’s Disease

Gluten intolerances vary from person to person, but it can affect all body systems and functions.  People are still discovering the ways in which gluten can affect the body, but there are cases of it affecting every body system. People who have gluten intolerance have been shown to have: Cramping Diarrhea Weight loss Anemia MigraineContinue Reading

Trans-Fats

Trans-fats or hydrogenated oils are changed from unsaturated fats to saturated fats by a chemical process known as hydrogenation.  This process adds hydrogen in place of the double bonded carbon resulting in more saturation in the fat to decreased spoiling. Trans Fats Has been linked to: Altering cholesterol levels including: lowering HDL (good) cholesterol, raisingContinue Reading

Fiber

Fiber is an amazing nutrient that Aids in weight loss Benefits weight management Lowers blood sugar levels Decreases cholesterol Reduces cancer risk Reduces heart disease risk Reduces diabetes risk Aids in controlling diabetes Decreases inflammation Prevents Hemorrhoids Prevents Appendicitis Fiber takes longer to digest because it is a complex carbohydrate with unique chemical bonds. TheContinue Reading

Different Types of Calories

Calories may burn the same in a scientific lab, but once they are in the human body, calories burn different based on the structure and nutrients within. Just as every person is different, every food is different as well.  Your body treats food differently based on composition.  Calories that enter the blood stream quickly causeContinue Reading

High Fructose Corn Syrup

Refined carbohydrates and sugars in particular are digested quickly and absorb quickly into the blood stream.  It triggers a vicious cycle of increased insulin production, increased appetite and food cravings (for more carbohydrates).  It is a disastrous cycle when blood glucose spikes and drops. This rollercoaster eventually leads to excessive weight and diabetes.  High fructoseContinue Reading

Inflammation

The most common causes of inflammation are due to our diet.  They include a diet high in sugars, man-made fats, processed foods, and high glycemic meals.  Other contributing factors include lack of exercise, environmental allergies, infections, stress, and toxins.  The truth is that your body is a giant web.  When one area is affected, theContinue Reading

Insulin and High Cortisol

Insulin is a hormone that opens the door for glucose to enter into cells and fuel them properly.  Too much insulin as a result from poor diet, lack of exercise, or stress can lead to insulin resistance leading to worse issues such as diabetes. High cortisol levels increase the chances of insulin resistance.  Insulin resistanceContinue Reading