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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    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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    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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    The Complete Guide to Holistic Nutrition for Clients with Celiac Disease

    In recent years, the awareness behind celiac disease has increased largely due to the rise in gluten-free diets and gluten-free food products. 

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    Holistic Health Coaches are a Natural Fit for PCOS Treatment

    Syndromes are collections of symptoms that frequently co-occur and typically do not have a clear known cause. Without a clear cause, getting treatment can be as difficult as getting a proper diagnosis. Also, treatment for syndromes often include lifestyle changes, which can be overwhelming to tackle alone. Fortunately, holistic health coaches can be helpful allies in the path to recovery for one such syndrome: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).

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    9 Best Foods for People with Crohn's Disease

    Editor's Note: This post was originally published July 2017 and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

    Patients with inflammatory bowel disease are always concerned about their dietary choices. However, there is little evidence to suggest that any particular diet causes disease or that it can be cured with specific foods.

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    10 Tips for How to Beat Chronic Bloating

    Does your stomach look distended no matter what you eat? You might be dealing with chronic bloat, an inconvenient digestive condition that can impact your quality of life. Bloating can be challenging to address unless you understand what’s causing your symptoms in the first place, so this article will dive into the details of gut health and bloating treatment.

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    Bad Discs and Sciatica: How To Fix Them Yourself

     

    Editor's Note: This post was originally published April 2013 and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

    Dr Bookspan is a military researcher. Harvard School of Medicine clinicians have named her “The St. Jude of the Joints.” A degenerating disc, or one that is slipped (herniated) can be painful and frightening. Despite the fact that discs usually can heal quickly and easily, people are commonly told that a disc problem is a difficult and long-term condition.

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