If you or someone close to you has been cautioned about “high blood sugar” or hyperglycemia, you probably understand the relationship between the hormone insulin and blood sugar levels. Insulin is a hormone whose main function is to carry sugar, and energy source, to cells. Hyperglycemia results when there is either a lack of insulin or when a body isn’t able to use the insulin it has made (also known as insulin resistance).
This past summer, our family was invited to visit friends for the weekend at their cabin on the river, a few hour’s drive from our house. Two days before we were going to leave, my husband and I were frantically creating lists of all the things we needed to buy, prepare, and pack—when we suddenly paused and looked at each other.
Breast cancer dominated media airwaves last month following the news of Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy due to the discovery of a gene mutation that significantly increased her risk of developing breast cancer. Shining a spotlight on breast cancer is a good thing; the deadly disease impacted the lives of almost 227,000 U.S. women in 2012 and took the lives of almost 40,000,according to the American Cancer Society.
Paleo Health: Nutritional and Health Benefits of the Paleo Diet by Beverly Meyer, Clinical Nutritionist, MBA
Part 2 of a 3-Part Series
Worried about your weight? Tackling triglycerides? Are you watching your glucose? If so, the “Paleo Diet” may be your new best friend. Paleo focuses on foods we ate before farming and the domestication of animals completely changed our menu some 12,000 years ago. Prior to this time, we were hunters and gatherers and our highly evolved digestive system was fine-tuned to process animal protein, animal fat, coconuts (and coconut fat), and fresh plants.
Juice fasting has become all the rage recently with its many benefits from weight loss to detoxing. There are many different types of juice fasting, from a quick three-day fast to a month or two-month juice fast. The benefits from the different types of fasts vary, and deciding what the right one is for you can be tiresome and confusing.
Nutrients vs. Calories: Why Knowing the Difference Can Improve Your Health by Dr. Michael S. Boss, DC
When it comes to what you put in your body, what is most important – nutrients or calories? If you’re like most people, the focus is on calories. “Calories in, calories out!” is the rallying cry, the mantra of many doctors, nutritionists, dieticians and trainers.
X-ray images are a dentist’s most valuable diagnostic tool. They are much more important than even an oral examination. I can’t provide the highest quality of care to my patients without them. X-rays are routinely used to detect decay between teeth and under fillings and crowns. Most of the time, this decay cannot be seen in the mouth visually.
The ancient Greek playwright Euripides, renowned for his Greek tragedies portraying strong female characters, was likely a decent dad. He wrote, “To a father growing old, nothing is dearer than a daughter.” Entrepreneur and life coach Greg Wright, of Austin, Texas, updates the concept of this precious relationship in Daddy Dates: Four Daughters, One Clueless Dad, and His Quest to Win Their Hearts. He says that before the age of 30, God gave him a lovely wife; four girls, or “beginner ladies”; and a succinct mission statement: “Don’t mess up.”
On June 23 Loka Studios welcomes Ka’ipo Park, director and founder of Healing Hula and Chanting, for a morning filled with the essence of Hawaii. In this free workshop, Ka’ipo will share her knowledge of Hawaiian dance, which integrates poetry, movement and rhythm.
As you well know, summer’s heat spans three seasons deep in the heart of Texas. What that means – among other things – is that the rising thermometer acts like a magnet pulling money out of our pockets as energy costs rise during the stifling Texas-sized summer months. Keep those hard-earned dollars in your pocket by adhering to these 10 energy-saving tips: