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What is the Deal with all of these Low-Carb Diets, like Keto and Atkins? The Cons (Click here to read about the pros) Con #1 Turn to any number of blogs, FB posts, and forums, you will hear that extremely low diets help people with Diabetes, especially Type 2,...

What is the Deal with all of these Low-Carb Diets, like Keto and Atkins? The Pros Many people who try a super low-carb diets such as Keto or Atkins have success initially at losing weight or managing blood sugar levels.  The reason is, these diets involve a...

Does Eating Too Much Sweets and Junk Food Cause Diabetes? This is the real question. The short answer is NO. Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are complex disorders, with causes that are not entirely understood. What we do know is that a combination of genes...

What exactly are Carbs? When you hear "carbohydrates," think "plant power". On a basic level, carbs are sugars (naturally found in vegetables, fruit and dairy) starches (naturally found in grains, legumes and some veggies) and fiber (plant roughage that your body doesn't digest) that plant foods...

What is HDL Cholesterol HDL (AKA ‘H’ for Happy) carries about 1/3-1/4 of the blood cholesterol. Higher levels seem to protect against cardiovascular disease.  HDL levels less than 40 mg/dl appear to be a risk factor for heart disease.  Scientists suggest that HDL cholesterol carries cholesterol away from...

What is LDL Cholesterol LDL (AKA ‘L’ for lousy) Cholesterol and is the major carrier of cholesterol in the blood.  Too much saturated fats and Trans Fats in the diet can cause LDL cholesterol to build up in the inner walls of the arteries that feed the heart and...

What are Triglycerides Triglycerides are a normal substance found in the bloodstream and necessary for life. It provides fuel needed for body cells to function. Too many triglycerides floating in the bloodstream increases your chances of heart disease, stroke and pancreatitis.  Blood levels less than 150...