6 Proactive Tips For a Healthy, Happy Memorial Day
Here are a few tips and tricks that you can use this Memorial Day weekend and still have a wonderful time with family and friends
At Risk for Heart Disease? Get Moving!
Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer at Facebook and famous business executive, suddenly lost her husband back in 2015 after he slipped and fell off a treadmill in a hotel gym in Mexico. Reportedly, he suffered severe head trauma and blood loss. This is such a tragic incident and, of course, there are risks with anything we do (from driving a car to walking down the street), but exercise and movement are so important if you are considered high risk for having a cardiovascular event.
You Can Have Your Cake And Eat It Too, But It May Be Healthier With a Flour Alternative
There are now many white flour alternatives such as almond flour, spelt flour, oat flour, millet flour, rice flour, coconut flour, buckwheat flour, chickpea flour, amaranth flour, potato flour, quinoa flour, whole wheat flour and more. Let’s just say you have some options!
A ‘Green Mediterranean Diet’ May Help Fight Fatty Liver Disease
An excessively fat liver is an unhealthy and possibly damaged liver. An accumulation of excess fat in the liver may be caused by being overweight or obese (which, of course, is usually the result of eating a poor, nutrient-void diet) and leading a sedentary lifestyle. People who carry a lot of belly fat (visceral fat) are especially prone to developing NAFLD. Visceral fat grows deep inside the stomach and may wrap around your vital organs (such as the liver). Having this type of fat may also increase the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Despite Global Efforts to Eradicate it, Tuberculosis is Still a Leading Cause of Death
While public health measures and modern medicine have greatly reduced the incidence and mortality rates of TB, the disease still kills between 1.5 and 2 million people around the world ever year. To give you some perspective, this is about the same number of people who have died from Covid-19 disease over the past year.
Keeping “Cool” May Increase Longevity
There is significant evidence that reducing the amount of calories we consume every day brings a host of health benefits. This includes a longer lifespan, reduced risk of developing certain cancers, heart disease, diabetes and conditions such as Alzheimer’s. Another side effect of restricting our caloric intake is a lower body temperature, which is nature’s way of helping us burn less energy until the amount of food we had been eating becomes available again.
High Blood Sugar Levels May Be Standing In The Way Of Your Cardio Goals
There may be something deterring you from reaping the full benefits of all the aerobic exercise you may be doing. And that 'thing' may be hyperglycemia (high blood sugar).
One Good Reason To Address Metabolic Syndrome - COVID-19!
Many of us are now aware that metabolic syndrome puts us at greater risk of developing complications from COVID-19. But many people still don’t really understand what metabolic syndrome is.
Fiber! Fiber! Fiber!
Eating more fiber may improve the life expectancy of people with diabetes (both type 1 and type 2).
COVID-19 Panel Discussion
There are several stories such as these. So many black Americans with underlying health conditions are dying due to complications from COVID-19.
The Coronavirus Wake-Up Call
One of the most difficult and painful aspects of the current SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus or COVID-19) pandemic is having to accept that individually as well as a society, we could have done so much more to reduce the impact of this virus. Admittedly, our lifestyles have contributed to the underlying health conditions that greatly increase the risk of developing complications or even dying from this virus.
Ultra-Processed Foods May Taste Good, But They May Up Your Risk for Diabetes
If you go to a restaurant and ask to see a kids’ menu, you will likely see food items such as french fries, chicken tenders or nuggets, grilled cheese, macaroni and cheese and pizza. These are all foods classified as "unprocessed" and may increase your risk for diabetes.
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