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Blood Sugar

One-third of American adults and two-thirds of people with heart disease have high blood sugar. What’s more, over 6 million people in the U.S. have diabetes– and don’t even know it. Take control of your health by getting control of your blood sugar. Blood sugar is, quite simple,  the amount of glucose in the blood. But how does it get there?. How Do Blood Sugar Levels Rise? When you digest … [Read more...]

inflammation acute


Inflammation (Latin, "inflammatio", to set on fire) is the complex biological response of tissues to harmful stimuli (i.e- pathogens, damaged cells, or irritants). It is a normal process and a cornerstone of the body's healing mechanism. Acute inflammation includes the symptoms of swelling, redness, heat (or fever) and pain, which are important to restore health. In the absence of inflammation, … [Read more...]

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Lipid oxidation products (LOPs)

Don't try this at home! Pour a tablespoon of an omega 6 rich oil (like soybean or corn oil) in a pan. Turn the heat to medium-high. Within a minute or so, you’ll notice that smoke creeps up and a rancid odor fills the kitchen. You’ve just created DNA-damaging compounds called lipid oxidation products (LOPs). It’s time to toss the oil (don’t breathe the fumes!) and start over. How Lipid … [Read more...]

glycation causes physical aging


Want to slow the hands of time, reduce visible aging and the risk for chronic disease? Then get serious about your blood sugar. The period of time when sugar pumps through the blood stream is time that your body is being severely damaged. And the MORE sugar you eat, and the MORE often you eat it, the MORE damage is done. So what makes sugar in the blood so harmful? One reason is that … [Read more...]



When you think of ORAC, think of another “O” word: octane. Just like higher-octane fuel delivers more energy per unit to your car, high ORAC foods deliver more antioxidant protection to your body. What is the ORAC Scale? Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) is simply a method of measuring the ability of a food to extinguish free radicals. Scientists refer to this as the “antioxidant … [Read more...]

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Advanced Glycation Endproducts (AGEs)

What's in a name? In this case…everything. Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) will in fact speed up the aging process. But that’s not all they’ll do. AGEs have been directly linked to the cornerstones of chronic disease— inflammation and insulin resistance—and are also implicated in the development and progression of diabetes, vascular and kidney disease, and Alzheimer's disease. AGEs … [Read more...]



Methylation is a vital process that is at the very core of our biochemistry and involved with: Making healthy DNA and repairing damaged DNA Producing neurotransmitters Cell communication Reduction of the heart-harming amino acid homocysteine Enhancing detoxification Reducing inflammation It’s no wonder that improper methylation increases the risk of almost every … [Read more...]



Microflora, or gut flora, are the microorganisms that normally live in the digestive tract and perform a number of useful functions for their hosts. The average human body, consisting of about ten trillion cells (10,000,000,000,000),and has about ten times that number of microorganisms in the gut. In fact, bacteria make up most of the flora in the colon. Somewhere between 300 and 1000 different … [Read more...]



Ketosis is a state in metabolism that occurs when the liver excessively converts fat into fatty acids and ketone bodies which can then be used by the body for energy. … [Read more...]

cholesterol rich breakfast


Cholesterol is a high molecular weight alcohol (yes, alcohol) that is manufactured in the liver as well as most of our cells. Despite what you might have heard, cholesterol is absolutely vital to our health. You have certainly heard about the two common types – low density lipoprotein (LDL) and high density lipoprotein (HDL). But there are actually three: High-density lipoproteins (HDL) … [Read more...]

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