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12 Reasons You Need to Drink Coffee Every Single Day

We’re having another cup right now. It really wakes you up. So it’s already your morning routine, but did you know that even just the scent of roasted beans can reduce the effects of sleep deprivation? Plus, it only take 10 minutes for those first sips to start working

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Foot Problems Caused by Diabetes

Diabetes is a leading cause of chronic illness and death in America. The Center for Disease Control reported in 2014, that almost 30-million persons have diabetes and another eight million have it, but don’t know it. Those are astonishing numbers. Diabetes takes a toll on almost every

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Weight Loss Surgery is Not a Solution

The practice of combating obesity through “weight-loss surgery” (bariatric surgery) is a direct intervention to the normal function of the digestive system. A lot of people are advised by their healthcare providers that a bariatric surgery is the only effective treatment that will combat obesity. Bariatric surgery

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Diabetes crisis grips Southern California

Sarah Cooke listened as her aging diabetic patients vented about trying to cope with the pernicious disease. “Guilt and denial, that’s pretty much it,” said a woman with short gray hair. “Confused,” said another woman wearing wire-rimmed glasses. “I don’t know what I can eat and what

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The Stomach’s Role in Digestion

The stomach is a muscular sac which is located in the upper abdomen between our esophagus and our small intestine. The glands in the stomach lining produce stomach acid and pepsin. One of the main digestive enzymes, pepsin helps digest the proteins in food. It-breaks down proteins into smaller peptides.

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Are Fats Really Bad For Us

During this week’s Game of Thrones, Gilly makes a joke to ease Samwell Tarly’s vomiting bouts while bouncing along the ocean. She discusses her confusion about the words ‘see’ and ‘sea.’ No masterpiece theater, but there is truth in it. When one word sounds like another, we

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Another Disease Sugar Helps Promote: Lung Cancer

Before 1900 there were only 150 reported cases of lung cancer in the United States, a rather low number given that humans had been consuming tobacco leaves for millennia. Cultivation sites were discovered in Mexico dating back thirty-four hundred years, and it was traded globally for centuries.

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Manage Your Blood Sugar… Naturally!

Essential Knowledge: Where in our body are carbohydrates digested? The two digestible carbohydrates are starches and sugars. Whenever we consume foods containing carbohydrates (breads/pastas/cereals/fruits/sugars), these carbs are digested, or broken down along the gastrointestinal tract into their most elementary form “glucose.“ The starches are broken apart by the enzyme “Amylase” in the mouth

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5 ways sugar could kill you

How sweet it isn’t. In his new book, “The Case Against Sugar” (Knopf, out now), health and science journalist Gary Taubes argues that our collective sweet tooth isn’t just making us fat — it could be killing us in ways we can’t even imagine. “People are dying

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Supplements That Lower Blood Sugar Naturally

Although diet and exercise are the two most important factors in dealing with Type 2 diabetes, scientific research shows that there are several supplements you can enlist in your blood sugar battle. “I think supplements should be part of the foundation for how people with high blood

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