Manage diabetes with functional medicine

May 06, 14 Manage diabetes with functional medicine

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Anyone with diabetes knows it’s important to manage insulin levels. Functional medicine offers unique tools to manage insulin and blood sugar — including diet, exercise, stress management, detoxification, and maximizing essential nutrients. To understand how all these tools apply, it’s helpful to know how insulin works....

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Grow “thin” gut bacteria by eating more veggies

Apr 30, 14 Grow “thin” gut bacteria by eating more veggies

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We’ve all heard that a high-fiber diet is good for health because it keeps the digestive system moving. As it turns out, fiber also plays a more important role than we suspected. To understand why, we need to take a look at the gut microbiome — the community of microorganisms that live in the digestive tract. Trillions of...

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What causes a hangover

Apr 23, 14 What causes a hangover

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It’s no secret that drinking too much alcohol can cause a hangover. Have you ever wondered what goes on inside your body that could cause so much suffering? The facts are intriguing, and may even change how much you drink. The formal term for hangover is veisalgia, from kveis, the Norwegian word for “uneasiness following...

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New study pegs sugar as main culprit in diabetes

Apr 15, 14 New study pegs sugar as main culprit in diabetes

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For years, medicine has pegged obesity as the number one cause of diabetes. However, results of a recent large epidemiological study suggest it’s sugar that plays a pivotal role in diabetes. The study also illustrates that how many calories you eat isn’t as important as what makes up those calories — the study found...

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