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Vitamin C and Type 2 Diabetes

A new study showed people with Type 2 Diabetes, Insulin Resistance, or Obesity have lower levels of Vitamin C, and may need more Vitamin C than people without these diseases. 

What do Pinto Beans and a Bottle Brush have in common?

How can I eat more fiber in my diet? Eating more fiber usually requires taking slow steps and working up to the goal of 40-50 grams of fiber per day.  Why do you want fiber?

Potatoes...Should we re-think them?

Ok, I'll admit it, I have bad-mouthed potatoes...and I think I live in the largest potato producing county in the world.  Potatoes are high in carbohydrates (sugars) and can cause a spike in blood sugar...or do they?   Get this...The way potatoes are cooked can change their effect on blood sugar!

Milk...contributing to weight gain and Diabetes?

I was counseling a diabetes patient the other day who was struggling and couldn't seem to get their blood sugar down. 

Birth Control Pills can Cause Depression

Birth control pills deplete levels of certain B vitamins, especially folate, which contributes to depression AND anxiety. Birth control pills aren't the only culprits.  Hormone Replacement Therapy and peri-menopause can both deplete these crucial B vitamins.

Word of Wisdom Blog - Implications Today

I have been wanting to write this blog for a long time. This isn't some doctrinal essay, it is Amy's interpretation (with backup from modern prophets and apostles) of an often ignored part of the Word of Wisdom (Doctrine and Covenants Section 89).

Eating Healthy-Are you succeeding?

Think you eat pretty healthy?  You may still not be getting the nutrients your need.

Chronic fatigue and bacteria

Some researchers have demonstrated that chronic fatigue patients have less diverse bacteria.

The Greater Good?

Statin drugs for cholesterol...the debate is ongoing, and interesting, and enraging all at the same time.

Is This HeartBurn Medication Safe?

What are proton pump inhibitors?  Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) lower the amount of acid in the stomach.   They are meant for short-term use (less than 3 months).  When used longer than 3 months, they have been associated with serious problems.