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Diabetes and Phthalates

18 Apr

Phthalates are a chemical found in water bottles, packaging, detergents, cosmetics, perfumes, pharmaceuticals and nutritional supplements and many, many more.

A recent study published that phthalates have been found to increase the risk for diabetes. Researchers found phthalates to affect glucose stability and alter insulin secretion and insulin resistance. 

Phthalates have also been linked to other diseases like endocrine problems, ADHD, infertility, obesity and cancer.

To avoid phthalates read the labels! Avoid any products that contains “fragrance,” avoid anything vinyl, candles (unless soy, organic and with essential oils) and air fresheners, avoid buying plastic packed food, water bottles, look for earth friendly products.

Remember… Eat healthy, Be Happy!

Food and Mood

22 Mar

A recent article published by the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, reports a clear link between food and mood.

It was reported that: the higher the levels of nutrients in the diet, the better mental health. People with mood disorders were found to do better when eating a healthy diet.

Dr. Kaplan says in an interview with Medscape Medical News:

“Doctors should consider counseling their patients to eat unprocessed, natural, healthy foods and refer them to a nutrition professional if specialized dietary consultation is needed.”

Remember… Eat Healthy, Be Happy!

White Rice Consumption and Type 2 Diabetes

21 Mar

An recently published article, reports that white rice consumption significantly increases the risk for type 2 diabetes.

This is due to the high glycemic index of white rice, due to processing (where fiber and nutrients are stripped).

What can you do?

Order brown rice instead of white rice at restaurants. Limit your consumption of pastas, breads and flour. Choose brown rice and whole grains. Whole grains have fiber, which help control blood sugar.

Remember… Eat Healthy, Be Happy!

Soda and Coronary Heart Disease

15 Mar

A recent study reported by Dr. Lawrence de Koning from the Children’s Hospital in Boston Massachusetts, states that sugary drinks are associated with an increased risk for coronary heart disease (CHD).

Even just one can of soda per day is associated with a 20% increased risk. Diet drinks were not associated with CHD but have been found to be linked to weight gain and metabolic diseases.

Just yesterday, I read an ad on a bus that I found very interesting, it was by Choose Health LA and it says:

“You wouldn’t eat 22 packets of sugar. Why are you drinking them?”

Remember… Eat healthy, be happy!

Did You Know? About Kony 2012

9 Mar

Instead of talking about healthy food today I want to share with you a link about the worst war criminal Joseph Kony.

The reason for me to talk about him is to help create global consciousness so he can be stopped.

Please take the time to watch this documentary and share it with others. The way to stop this is to know about it!

Thank you very much…

Watch the video here

Childhood Obesity, Vitamin D and Diabetes

16 Feb

A recently published study with 411 obese children found that, low vitamin D levels are associated with risk for type-2 diabetes.

Obese children are more likely to be vitamin D deficient, and this is associated with insulin resistance.  Obese children are also more likely to skip breakfast and drink soda, both factors associated with a vitamin D deficiency.

If you have children, teach them how to eat healthy, things are better learned at a younger age.

A third of American children and adolescents are obese.

Some doctors today are saying that this generation of children will have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. And 1 in every 3 children born after the year 2000 will develop diabetes.

Remember… Eat healthy, feed healthy, be happy!

Cognitive function: Good Diet vs. Bad Diet

8 Feb

A recent study performed with 104 elderly adults proved that diets rich in vitamins B, C, D and E and omega-3 fatty acids are associated with better cognitive function and more brain volume, this means less risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

On the contrary a diet rich in trans fats was associated with worse cognitive function and less total brain volume.

Why wait until we get older to start eating healthy, start preventing today.

 

Eat healthy, be happy!