Part 1: The Holistic Nutrition Guide to Diabetes

     

    Diabetes is a condition in which the body fails to respond to insulin properly.

    Insulin is the hormone that regulates blood sugar levels. When blood sugar levels are high, the pancreas will make more insulin and release it so that cells are able to receive blood sugar.  This is why insulin is often called the key which unlocks cells. When cells reach sugar capacity, insulin helps store the remaining sugar in the liver. When blood sugar levels drop in between meals, insulin will help release that stored sugar from the liver.

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    11 Strategies to Help You Through the Holidays

    The end-of-year holiday line up can be a fun time, filled with parties, gifts, good times, and family gatherings. However, it can also be difficult to stick to a diet or maintain healthy habits near the end of the year. As your schedule fills up, keep these strategies in mind to make it through the holidays without losing all your healthy habits along the way.

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    14 Swaps for Healthier Halloween Treats

    Halloween is a treat-filled holiday tradition that kicks-off the fall season. Staying healthy and avoiding food allergens shouldn't put a damper on the fun though. Try these 14 Halloween treat swaps to keep the holiday enjoyable and healthy!

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    8 Key Questions Holistic Nutrition Professionals Should Ask New Clients

    Editor's Note: This post was originally published January 2018 and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

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    10 Ways to Support Clients with Osteoporosis

    Osteoporosis is the most common chronic metabolic bone disease and it often goes undiagnosed and undetected until you unexpectedly fracture a bone. The disease affects men and women and its occurrence is rising. The costs of preventing or not treating osteoporosis are high. Patients often experience extreme complications after one year of major fractures as a result of osteoporosis. 

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    How to Create A Content Strategy to Attract Nutrition Coaching Clients

     

    Having a digital presence and providing valuable content isn’t enough anymore when it comes to reaching audiences as a nutrition coach. Word-of-mouth marketing works, but might plateau or roller-coaster.  The best way to keep a steady lead generation and more regular business is set a marketing plan in place. Follow these steps to build your nutrition coaching content strategy:

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    The Health Benefits of The 3 Most Popular Red Fruits & Vegetables

    Despite the current green juice craze and kale being infused into almost everything, green foods aren’t the only foods that are loaded with vitamins, minerals, nutrients and disease-fighting compounds.

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    4 Hormones that Contribute to Osteoporosis in Women

    Osteoporosis literally means boneporous, from osteo (bone) and porosis (porous). Healthy bones look like honeycombs under a microscope. They have small holes and pockets of space throughout them, which make them both strong and lighter in weight. Osteoporotic bones look more like cobwebs, with much larger holes throughout them. 

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    Top 10 Cancer Fighting Antioxidant Loaded Supplements

     

    Lifestyle has effects on various aspects of the body, more than one can imagine. The risk of chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and other heart diseases is directly linked with our daily diets and can affect the body drastically.

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    AFPA Graduate Spotlight: Amy Lydia Zehren McNally, Holistic Nutritionist

    During the last 25 years, we’ve certified over 110,000 professionals. To celebrate our 25th year in business, we’re selecting 25 grads to showcase this year. Meet our next featured grad, Amy Lydia Zehren McNally, a certified holistic nutritionist.

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