Processed Food and Health

The relationship between food and health is a strong one, and knowing the health costs of the food you eat is important for long term wellness. Most processed foods contain high levels of sugar, high fructose corn syrup or white flour. These highly refined carbohydrates are extremely concentrated and have a tremendous effect on your […]

NFkB: Nuclear Factor-kappa B

Nuclear Factor-kappa B, also stated as NFkB is a protein complex that resides in the cytoplasm of almost every cell in our body. It waits there until a signal is given for it to move into the nucleus of the cell and direct (through DNA transcription) the cellular DNA to manufacture the correct proteins to […]

Diabetes Management

A good diabetes management program can help diabetics avoid the complications caused by high blood sugars over time. First and foremost, every diabetic has to know what foods affect his or her individual blood sugar levels. Since we are all different, the same foods that one person finds neutral may have a different effect on […]

The Paleolithic Diet

The Paleolithic diet is a way of eating based on the ancient diet that various human species consumed during the Paleolithic era—a period of about 2.5 million years duration that ended around 10,000 years ago with the development of agriculture. Strong anthropological evidence indicates our ancestors consumed a diet that included meats, fish, seafood, eggs, […]

Blood Sugar Level Chart

A blood sugar level chart can help you understand the levels of healthy blood sugar. Some of the tests must be prescribed and administered by a doctor or medical clinic But you can also use these charts along with a glucometer (a tool to test blood sugar) to decide which foods cause blood sugar spikes, […]

Fatty Liver Disease

Hepatic Steatosis is a medical term for a fatty liver, a condition in which there is an abnormal and excessive build-up of fat in the cells of the liver. When the fat in the liver accounts for more than 10% of the liver’s weight, then it is called “hepatic steatosis” and this condition could lead […]

Myogenic Theory of Myocardial Infarction

For many years, the accepted theory on the cause of heart attacks or myocardial infarctions (MIs) has been the Coronary Blockage Theory. This theory states that a heart attack is the result of a lack of blood supply to the heart cells from the network of arteries that supply the myocardial (heart) tissue. There are […]

What are Saturated Fats?

What are saturated fats and how are they different? We can consume 2 types of fats in our diets – saturated fatty acids and unsaturated fatty acids. The differences are found in the chemical bonds within the fats. Saturated fatty acids have a molecular structure that is very stable because all of the available chemical […]

Symptoms of Diabetes

The classic symptoms of diabetes include frequent urination excessive thirst blurred vision weight loss for no reason tingling in the hands and feet. I believe that there are other diabetic symptoms that are not mentioned by doctors, and this is especially true of type 2 diabetes. This list of the signs of diabetes is not […]

Anti Inflammatory Diet

An anti-inflammatory diet is one that reduces the consumption of foods which increases chronic inflammation and substitutes foods that decrease chronic inflammation. Inflammation is a helpful process when it is appropriate to the cause. For instance, if you have an infection, your body will mount an inflammatory response that kills off the infecting bacteria and […]