Insulin: Why Going up Doesn’t Take It Down

Question: If my doctor increases my insulin, will it correct my high sugars from diabetes? A dilemma that comes up frequently in the clinic is whether to increase the dose of insulin for patients with uncontrolled diabetes In the modern information era, many people are familiar with this principle hormone for glucose metabolism. But is … Continue reading Insulin: Why Going up Doesn’t Take It Down

Insulin Resistance: What it is and 9 ways to Counteract it

Summary Insulin resistance is a metabolic condition that results from a diet high in processed foods. It's incredible to imagine that every function in our bodies, including what we eat, requires gene activation; every morsel of food has a purpose. Our bodies metabolize following gene signals released in preparation and response to the intake. The … Continue reading Insulin Resistance: What it is and 9 ways to Counteract it

Overcome Hypertension as an African American: Address These 7 Risk Factors

Photo credit: Dreamstime Introduction Despite the disproportionate occurrence of hypertension in blacks when compared to other racial groups, the good news is that there are clear-cut steps to prevent hypertension. However, an elevated blood pressure reading is not always the same as hypertension. Ideally, you should monitor your blood pressure for some time, under the … Continue reading Overcome Hypertension as an African American: Address These 7 Risk Factors

Water is life-giving. Why Water Access is a Threatened Human Right

Access to safe water is a basic human right, and it must be vigorously defended.

How the Environment is Critical to Your Health

A plant reflects the quality of its environment in the way that it grows, the amount and condition of flowers that blossom from it, and the fruit that it bears.

Fractal Patterns: Forging a New Health Paradigm

"Clouds are not spheres, mountains are not cones, coastlines are not circles, and bark is not smooth, nor does lightning travel in a straight line." Benoit Mandelbrot

Healthy Habits x 9 to Prevent Chronic Diseases

Ways to Align: 9 Healthy Habits to Prevent Chronic Diseases by Tiffany Joy Yamut, RN Almost 50% (CDC) of individuals 55 and older have two or more chronic health conditions. While it is true that we cannot avoid aging, we do not have to develop chronic diseases. We can have control in this process by … Continue reading Healthy Habits x 9 to Prevent Chronic Diseases

Intermittent Fasting: A Detailed Guide for Beginners

Intermittent Fasting: A Detailed Guide for Beginners   Forward This may come as good news to some of you: we don't need to eat three meals a day! As a resident in training, it was not uncommon for me to skip breakfast or lunch.  I often developed a migraine and intense cravings later in the … Continue reading Intermittent Fasting: A Detailed Guide for Beginners

Stop and Treat Your Prediabetes Using the Ketogenic Diet

Prevent and Treat Prediabetes (and Diabetes) with diet.

Longevity: On the Journey to Stop Cellular Aging

Introduction: Longevity and One Year Older As I inch another year closer to my fiftieth birthday, I contemplate the question that many of us ask: am I as healthy as I can be to live a long lifespan and healthspan? To be clear, these words have distinct meanings: lifespan is the duration of one's life; … Continue reading Longevity: On the Journey to Stop Cellular Aging