Category: Expert Advice

stevia

New Research Shows Stevia May Help Treat Type 2 Diabetes

Sugar is no good for you, which is why we’re seeing an increasing number of people ditch sugar for healthier alternatives. Among these sweeteners, stevia has become a popular choice, especially for people with type 2 diabetes. Stevia is a natural, no-calorie sweetener that is 200 to 400 times sweeter than refined sugar. Researchers have …

arthritis

Research Shows These Four Exercises Ease Arthritis Symptoms

When dealing with arthritis, exercising can be the last thing on your mind. Joint pain is hard to live with but according to researchers at Harvard Medical School, regular exercise helps maintain joint function, eases stiffness and pain and reduces fatigue. Remember that when your joints are inflamed, you need to take it easy. Get …

hypertension diagnosis

Video: Dealing With a High Blood Pressure Diagnosis When You Live a Healthy Lifestyle

If you’re a relatively healthy person, you may be surprised if you’re diagnosed with hypertension. The truth is that a high blood pressure diagnosis isn’t as uncommon as you think. The Framingham Heart Study which followed 1,300 participants ages 55 to 65 found that the lifetime risk of developing hypertension was 90 per cent. This …

nutrition

World Heart Federation President Says Major Dietary Guidelines Not Supported By Science

Dr. Salim Yusuf, President of the World Heart Federation, said nutrition guidelines in relation to fats, salt, carbohydrates, and even vegetables are not supported by science. “Previous guidelines said reduce fats and compensate for it by increasing carbohydrates… and so essentially we’ve increased carbohydrate intake in most Western countries and this is likely damaging. We …

Prenatal and postnatal workouts

Pre and Postnatal Health and Wellness

As a Mother of 3, Certified Holistic Nutrition Coach and Group Fitness Instructor, I’ve learned a thing or two about pre and postnatal nutrition and fitness. For starters, when I became pregnant with my first child, I remember feeling awfully sick, weak and lethargic; the exact opposite of how I usually feel. I recall thinking …