Berries: 5 Reasons to Add Them to Your Grocery List

When it comes to summer produce, it’s hard to beat berries in terms of both taste and nutrition. Now is the perfect time to pick up a basket of these gems. This handout covers five of the top reasons for savoring berries. 8 Easy Ways to Add Berries to Your Meals Add them to a…

Is High-Fructose Corn Syrup Worse For You Than Other Sugars?

Sugars Have More in Common Than You Might Think It’s not only high-fructose corn syrup that is composed of roughly equal parts fructose and glucose – most sweeteners are, as illustrated in the table below. Sweetener % Fructose Agave nectar 88% Apple juice concentrate 67% High fructose corn syrup 55% Grape juice concentrate 52% Orange…

Free Handout: Peripheral Artery Disease

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a common condition in which blood flow to the limbs is reduced as a result of narrowed arteries. Roughly 25% of males over the age of 80 have PAD. It is often caused by atherosclerosis (fatty buildup in the arteries). This animation from the American Heart Disease explains the condition…

Research Fast Five for January 2021

Cardiology Not surprisingly, eating fried food is now unquestionably linked to an increased risk of major heart disease and stroke, according to a pooled analysis of data published online in the journal Heart. The researchers concluded that the risk increases with each additional 114 g serving per week.  The researchers pooled data from 17 studies…

Hyperthyroidism: What You Need to Know

Overview of Hyperthyroidism Hyperthyroidism occurs in about 1.2% of Americans. Your thyroid gland produces two iodine-containing hormones – thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). These hormones control how your body uses the fats and carbs you eat, regulate your body temperature, affect your heart rate, and assist in protein production. T3 is much more biologically active…

Brush Up On Your Oral Health

Most everyone knows that poor oral care can result in tooth decay and gum disease, but did you know that your oral health is linked to your diabetes and heart disease risk? Plaque is a bacteria-laden film that can accumulate on your teeth and gums if you aren’t diligent about brushing and flossing. This plaque…

The GoLo Diet

What is the diet?  The focus of this diet is on insulin management to support weight loss via supplements, diet, and exercise. The diet is yet another rendition of the low-glycemic diet with the addition of the GOLO Release supplement. Users have the option of accessing online coaches.  Programs that last for 30, 60, or…

Keep Your Kidneys Happy and Healthy

Your kidneys are almost certainly underappreciated, and they might be overworked, too. First of all, you should probably know what these small-ish fist-sized organs do for you. They keep you alive by filtering waste and impurities from your blood (the waste is stored in your bladder until you excrete it in your urine). They also…

Polypharmacy: A Growing Problem with Free Patient Handout

A new report has confirmed what many people already know – older adults are taking way too much medication. A study published in April 2016 in JAMA Internal Medicine exposed the fact that 38.5% of adults with an average age of 71 take at least five prescription medications. A total of 67.1% take five or…

Spotlight on Chromium

Over the years, many studies have suggested that chromium might be useful for controlling blood glucose in people with diabetes. Some research has shown that chromium may also help women who have polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). This condition is linked to insulin resistance and drastically increases the risk of developing diabetes. It is possible that…