Apr 22, 2018
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Prediabetes

Prediabetes is when blood sugar is higher than normal and a person is at risk of becoming a Type II Diabetic. One is considered Prediabetic when their Hgb A1C lab test is between 5.7-6.4 percent, anything over 6.5 percent is considered Type II Diabetic. People that are Prediabetic, and Diabetic, do not process sugar properly … [ Read More ]

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Cardiovascular Disease

When we consider our cardiovascular system, usually the first things that come to our mind are our hearts, blood vessels, arteries and blood. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is heart and blood vessel disease which includes multiple problems that affect the cardiovascular system. Many of these issues begin with a process called atherosclerosis, where plaque builds up … [ Read More ]

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Proper Hydration

Hydration, or the process of absorbing water, is essential to good health and life. Water makes up about 60% of the human body and is a component of every body cell. Without water humans can only survive for a matter of days. There are many health benefits to drinking water and staying hydrated, such as: … [ Read More ]

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National Heart Awareness Month is in February

February is when we celebrate National Heart Awareness Month which helps raise awareness of heart disease. According to the Center for Disease Control, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States killing more than 600,000 Americans each year. The most common type of heart disease is coronary heart disease, which often … [ Read More ]

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Controlling blood pressure

High blood pressure (or hypertension) is when your blood pressure, the force of the blood flowing through your blood vessels, is consistently too high.  High blood pressure is dangerous because it makes the heart work too hard, and the high force of the blood flow can harm arteries and organs. High blood pressure often has … [ Read More ]

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Heart Healthy Eating

About 35 percent of the population has some form of heart disease and this life threatening condition is the leading cause of death in the United States. According to the American Heart Association, maintaining a heart healthy lifestyle is beneficial in the prevention and treatment of heart disease. It has been determined that a “heart … [ Read More ]

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Diabetes and Nutrition Therapy

Diabetes is the most common endocrine disorder and occurs when blood sugar levels are consistently above normal.  Diabetes can be classified as either type 1 or type 2.  Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not produce insulin.  Type 2 diabetes is more common and occurs when the body does not use or make … [ Read More ]

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Gout and diet management

Gout is a type of arthritis caused by too much uric acid in the blood. Gout is intensely painful swelling of the joints.  It occurs most often in the big toe or other part of the foot and is caused by excess uric acid in the body and the formation of needle-like urate crystals in … [ Read More ]

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Low Fat diet for the Elderly

A low fat diet is sometimes used for people recovering from a heart attack. But are they necessary for the elderly? There are many times an elderly resident is admitted from the hospital and the transfer diet is “low fat/low cholesterol”. Now comes the sticky part, what if the resident is 85 years old, do … [ Read More ]

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Cancer and Nutritional Interventions

Good nutrition – eating a variety of foods that gives the body the nutrients it needs- is an important part of cancer treatment in helping to keep up strength and energy, maintain weight and the body’s store of nutrients, and lower the risk of infection, however cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation have side … [ Read More ]

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