Tag Archives: diabetes

Chromium: an Important Mineral for Health

Essential to overall health, the mineral Chromium supports our daily energy level, manages metabolism of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates and helps our body maintain a stable blood sugar level. Chromium is commonly found in multivitamin/mineral formulas. However, some people can be deficient in chromium or have a health condition that can be improved by taking […]

Tasty Turmeric

The bright golden-orange spice in curry and mustard comes from turmeric, a tasty herb with numerous health benefits. Turmeric is an excellent source of iron, manganese and vitamin B6. Additionally, curcumin, an active component in turmeric, is known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. In traditional Indian and Chinese medicine, turmeric has been used to […]

Chia Seeds: Tiny Powerhouse

Chia seeds were prized by ancient cultures as a source of sustainable energy. In fact, “chia” is the ancient Mayan word for strength. A tiny nutrition powerhouse, Chia is rich in dietary fiber and contains significant amounts of minerals and vitamins. One ounce of Chia seeds provides calcium, manganese, magnesium and phosphorus among other micronutrients, […]

Sweet and Healthy Cinnamon

Naturally sweet cinnamon revives our senses with its wonderful aroma and can enhance health with its medicinal properties. Cinnamon was first used in China (2700 B.C.) to treat fever, digestive, and menstrual problems. Indian healers used cinnamon to treat gastrointestinal complaints, as well as sore throat and cough. Today, modern herbalists continue to use the […]

Dates: An Ancient Treat for Modern Times

Oddly wrinkled, with a single pit in the center, dates (Phoenix dactylifera) have been a sweet treat for more than 5,000 years. A modern day favorite, the Medjool date made its way from Mesopotamia and, in the 1920’s, was introduced into the U.S. when 11 roots were quarantined in Nevada for seven years. Nine plants […]

You’re Sweet Enough Without the Added Sugar

Do you enjoy a no-sugar-added soda with dinner every night? What about a low-sugar, high protein ‘nutrition bar’ after a workout? At the office, are you mindlessly grazing through the low-sugar or no-sugar added cookies? Do you read food labels to see where on the ingredient list sugars are hidden? If you’re regularly drawn to […]

Triple Threat against Diabetes: Alpha Lipoic Acid, Chromium & Vanadium

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If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, you know there are multiple approaches to managing your health and improving how your body uses insulin. Our staff of naturopathic physicians can help educate you about nature’s own “triple threat” to diabetes – the powerful supplements called alpha-lipoic acid, chromium, and vanadium. Here’s a brief summary of what these powerful […]

Warm Feet, Cold Feet: Health Benefits of Contrast Hydrotherapy

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A contrast hydrotherapy foot bath (CHFB) is an excellent way to strengthen your immune system, alleviate congestion, soothe sore muscles, and improve circulation. It’s also beneficial for individuals with diabetes, as they are prone to a foot problem known as peripheral neuropathy. This condition causes unrelenting burning, stabbing pains, numbness and aching in one or […]

Love Those Lentils!

Lentils for a healthy you

Around the world, people of all cultures enjoy the health benefits of lentils, part of a group of proteins known as pulses, which also includes beans, peas, chickpeas. Naturally gluten-free, lentils are rich in dietary fiber, protein, calcium, potassium, zinc, and iron. They help lower cholesterol and are a great addition to the diet especially […]

Simple Guidelines for Preventing & Managing Diabetes

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If you’ve been diagnosed with Diabetes mellitus (DM), or even pre-diabetes, life isn’t over, but you will definitely need to pay closer attention to your health. Always follow treatment plans and lifestyle recommendations prescribed by your physician. If left untreated, diabetes can lead to complications such as heart disease, blindness, kidney failure, and lower-extremity amputations. […]

Bitter Melon (Momordica charantia)

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A cousin of watermelon, cucumber and pumpkin, bitter melon looks like a large cucumber with a lighter green and more gourd-like skin. In tropical cultures, where it’s cultivated, bitter melon is used to support digestion because of its natural ability to break down carbohydrates. When using bitter melon for medicinal purposes, the entire plant can […]

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