Butyrate and Weight Loss

From infomercials on late-night TV to highway billboards and celebrity endorsements, the magic formula for weight loss seems to be everywhere. But who are we kidding – most of these simply don’t…

Understanding the Highs and Lows of Triglycerides

You have triglycerides. So do we. Sometimes a lot, sometimes not, sometimes too many. They’re formed by combining glycerol with three molecules of fatty acid, which can be the same or different.…

Blood Pressure and…

There is no naturally normal value for blood pressure (BP), but if yours is higher than that level deemed risky, you need to do something about it or face the possibility of some nasty consequences,…

Diabetes: An Integrative Approach

Diabetes has been around for ages. It used to be called “sugar diabetes,” but modern times have changed that to “diabetes mellitus.” The “diabetes” part dates to ancient Greece, and indicates “one…

Soda And Heart Risk: And We Thought It Was Only Teeth We Had To Worry About

Did your mother ever say, “If you know what’s good for you, you’ll…?” Know what the matter is? Even as adults who know what’s good for us, we drop the ball as if we didn’t know what’s good for us.…

Diabetes Management: Dietary Interventions

Diabetes, the word, is loosely derived from a Greek translation of “one that straddles,” probably referring to a person who urinates frequently. You already know this is considered a metabolic…

Sweet And Large

A corned beef special with extra Russian dressing, a side of cole slaw, and a hunk of New York cheese cake for dessert, chased with a Diet Coke. This was pretty common lunchtime fare for a raft of…

Reduce Inflammation through Weight Loss

Some of us know inflammation too well. When getting out of bed in the morning becomes an auditory event in your joints that rivals a flamenco dancer’s castanets, you know inflammation. What you may…

Fat Blocking Soda?

Now we can eat all the fat we want in a meal and still lose weight. Forget that two cheeseburgers, fries and a soda, or fried onions rings/mushrooms and a juicy prime cut of beef with a gooey baked…

Sleep and Weight

Ahh, yes, that state of rest for body and soul. It’s the time when will power and consciousness are suspended, and when body functions are mostly in neutral. Most sleep scientists agree that sleep…