How Sugar Fuels Gum Disease
The link between sugar and cavities is well known. Cavities are largely caused by enamel-eating bacteria in the mouth which feeds on sugar.
Does Sugar Cause High Blood Pressure?
High Blood Pressure is called the silent killer because many people with high blood pressure are not aware of it. It is estimated that one in three Americans (over 100 million people) suffer from high blood pressure. It is the number one risk factor for heart disease which is the number one killer of men and women living in industrialized countries.
Does Nature Want Us To Be Fat?
If you already think you know everything there is to know about the obesity crisis, you are in for a few curve-ball surprises!
Eating Too Much Sugar? Why Your Vision Suffers
High blood sugars can lead to swelling and changes in the lens and may put you at a higher risk of developing cataracts.
Lipedema: What You Need to Know
Lipedema is a medical condition whereby ridiculously stubborn, lumpy, and painful fat accumulates on our butt, hips, thighs and upper arms. Over time, our legs become swollen, heavy, painful, tender to touch and easily bruised.
Hyperinsulinemia: A Consequence of Insulin Resistance
Insulin resistance provokes the pancreas to pump out even more insulin. This leads to a condition called Hyperinsulinemia (high levels of insulin) which is directly tied to diabetes, obesity and cancer (among other health conditions).
Bittersweet: Consuming Sugar and Heart Disease
It only takes a tiny amount of sugar ingested consistently to do catastrophic damage.
Can You Be Drunk Without Drinking?
Auto-brewery Syndrome is the name of a rare condition in which yeast present in the small intestine turns sugar from food into alcohol, making the person drunk without actually drinking alcohol.
The Startling Link Between Sugar and Alzheimer's
Like most modern chronic diseases, Alzheimer’s is strongly linked to sugar consumption. In fact, it has been called “Type 3 Diabetes”.
How Does Sugar Influence Gout?
The consumption of too much sugar is associated with a number of health conditions such as obesity, heart disease and diabetes. A particular type of sugar, fructose, is linked to gout.
Florence Christophers, B.A., M.Phil, RHC
Certified Health Coach
403-540-0648 (Canadian #)