Getting Off the Blood Sugar Roller Coaster

The level of blood sugar, also known as glucose, circulating in the body is tightly regulated at all times by our central nervous (the brain and spinal cord). If blood sugar levels move out of the optimal range, the brain triggers the release of hormones to help bring it back into balance. This process, known as blood sugar regulation, is vital to our health. It is responsible for energy production and the balance of our energy throughout the day, for the integrity of every tissue and organ, proper hormonal balance, brain health, mood, memory, and cognitive function.

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The Truth About Fat

There is hardly a more maligned nutrient in the modern diet than fat. It has gotten a bad rap since the 1960s when it was unfortunately blamed for causing heart disease, a finding that has been scientifically proven incorrect in many studies since (more on this another day). But by and large, misconceptions about fat still exist. Fat free and low fat products are still being sold in stores (which means people are still buying them) and many people are still advised by their doctors to follow a low fat diet.

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All About Hydration

Water is the most important nutrient in the body, making up approximately 55-60% of total body mass. It has numerous roles, including transporting nutrients, cushioning bones and joints, regulating body temperature, removing waste, flushing toxins, and moistening oxygen for easier breathing. It cannot be stored long-term so regular, adequate hydration is necessary for the body to function normally.

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