To Eat or Not to Eat Carbs--That is the Question?

There seems to be a slew of newer diet books like "The Paleo Diet" or "The Wheat Belly Diet" arguing for limited grain consumption. While nutritional experts have come full circle from condemning fats of all kinds to finally agreeing that healthy fats are good for us after all, grains have taken it on the chin this past decade. Low-carb diets have been the fad for some time now and have gained a strong hold on health-conscious Americans. However, a recent study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that consumption of whole grains versus refined grains actually led to an increase in energy balance. Eating whole grains helped the test subjects burn more calories while absorbin

Home Care Can Help in the Battle of Diabetes

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 29 million Americans have diabetes today. Of the two types, Type 2 in which the body has difficulty producing and using insulin, is by far the most common and is most often brought on by poor eating habits, weight gain and lack of exercise. Studies have found that it has a 90 percent higher mortality rate than non-diabetics over a 5-year period. This holds true when the studies control for age, smoking, race and other factors. And when we combine diabetes with high blood pressure, high cholesterol and obesity, the need for aggressive management to prevent complications, such as heart disease, stroke and lower-extremity am

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