Blueberries Improve Insulin Resistance?

Over the past several months, I’ve often referred to The Metabolic Syndrome. Essentially, there’s a connection between being overweight and insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes. When medical conditions such as high blood sugar (diabetes), high cholesterol and triglycerides, obesity, and high blood pressure converge, it puts individuals at a greater risk for vascular related…

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How Dietary Fiber Combats the Metabolic Syndrome?

Though the prevalence of obesity continues to rise in developed nations, there are simple lifestyle and dietary adjustments that can help us win the battle of the bulge. Obesity itself carries a number of health risks including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease as well as certain types of cancer. Lately, there’s been a lot of…

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B Vitamin Deficiency and Depression

Major depression is a common yet often underdiagnosed psychiatric illness.  Though the exact causes is not completely understood, it’s thought to involve neurotransmitters in the brain including serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine.  Lifetime prevalence of the disorder includes approximately 20% of women and 12% of men.  Consequently, it’s nearly twice as common in women as it…

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