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High Blood Pressure and High Blood Sugar = Dangerous

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Having persistently high blood glucose levels raises your risk of Hypertension (high blood pressure) and therefore also increases your risk of developing heart disease or having a stroke. About 80% of people with Type 2 diabetes have high blood pressure (about 25% for type 1). If you have diabetes and high blood pressure together, you are at a greater risk of serious health problems. When high ...
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Celebrate Father’s Day in Good Health

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It’s time to celebrate fathers for the life they have given us and for their unique contribution to the family. To have a father who loves you and is involved in your life is priceless. So we wish a very heartfelt HAPPY FATHER’S DAY to all the Dad’s out there! Here’s a gift you can give your dad if he struggles with high blood sugar, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, or is just trying to cut ba...
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How Much Sugar Can You Eat in A Day?

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Wouldn’t it be nice if there was one simple formula that everyone could use to calculate how much sugar is safe to eat every day? That dream is not possible because there are too many variables from person to person. Your body does not necessarily function like your neighbors. Some things that have to be taken into consideration when figuring out how much sugar or carbs you can eat, are your ov...
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Sugar Coated Depression

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Mood and blood sugar have a tight relationship. What happens when you get hungry? Most people get cranky or irritable when they go without food and this is not because of a lack of taste or an empty stomach; it’s because of a lack of glucose, the simple sugar that is released from carb foods during digestion. Glucose is your brain’s fuel and is essential to sustaining life.   So why, then, ...
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Diet Soda – Not on a Nutrient Rich Diet

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Do you drink diet soda to replace sugar sweetened soda or juice drinks? Maybe you think the reduction in calories and carbs are worth the health risks associated with artificial sweeteners. There is always a lot of opinion and controversy around dietary issues, weighing the pros and cons of what we eat and drink. Nutritional science continues to try to identify the pluses and minuses to various...
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