Hormones and Metabolism

Warning Signs Of Diabetes And Early Symptoms

A newly published report in 2014 by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has indicated that diabetes now affects almost 10% of the American population. This is not significantly different from previous figures. What is concerning though is that 1 out of 4 of diabetic Americans are not even aware that they have the disease. >> Read More ...

10 Facts About The HbA1C (A1C) Blood Test

If you are a diabetic or have recently been diagnosed, then you will be familiar with the HbA1C test. It is one of the most effective methods of monitoring glucose control in diabetes management. Insurance companies may also request this test before covering a diabetic and there is good reason that it is the test of choice >> Read More ...

Avoid The Winter Weight Gain And Shed The Fat For Summer

As summer approaches up north, it is time to change your wardrobe for something less warm and bulky. Most of us opt for summer clothing that is lighter and often more revealing which means the the unflattering bulges will show quite easily. But is it your imagination or is there really an extra bulge or two that you did >> Read More ...

How To Boost Your Metabolism Without Drugs

When we talk about metabolism, most of the time we are referring to body’s metabolic rate. This is the rate at which the cells ‘burn’ food to produce energy which is measured in calories. The metabolic rate is influenced by a number of different factors in the body but most of us think of the thyroid >> Read More ...

Tests For Measuring Blood Glucose Levels

Glucose is the simple carbohydrate that is used for energy production. It can be consumed directly or more complex carbohydrates can be broken down into glucose. While other nutrients play different roles in the body, both fats and proteins can also be converted into simple carbohydrates if it is needed for energy. Glucose >> Read More ...

Five Signs Of Thyroid Dysfunction

The thyroid gland is one of the important glands in the human body. Sitting in your neck, this butterfly-shaped gland primarily controls your body’s metabolism. Through the actions of its two hormones, the thyroid gland can speed up your metabolism or slow it down. This means that your cells will produce more energy >> Read More ...

How To Avoid Diabetes And Cure Prediabetes

Diabetes mellitus is a global problem largely associated with diet and lifestyle, although genetic factors are just as important. With some 26 million American living with diabetes, it has become one of the major chronic diseases of today along with coronary artery disease and high blood cholesterol. The even more >> Read More ...

How To Prevent A Heat Stroke And Stop It

With summer around the corner and erratic weather conditions becoming somewhat of the norm, heat waves are a more common occurrence these days. While it may seem like a good idea to spend the day outdoors, you may be at risk of heat-related illnesses. Your body has several ways to keep cool in order to prevent overheating, >> Read More ...

Hungry After Eating? 7 Common and Unusual Reasons

Hunger is one sensation that we all understand from the time of birth. It compels us to find food and eat it, or as is the case with infants, to alert caregivers about the desire to feed. What we all expect is to feel satisfied after eating which means that the sensation of hunger subsides. Both satiety and hunger are at >> Read More ...

Tips to Maintain Blood Glucose Levels Throughout the Day

Glucose is the basic fuel used by the cells of the body to produce energy. Although the body stores some glucose as glycogen and can use fat and even protein for energy production, we largely depend on a constant glucose supply from food. As the blood glucose levels drop to lower levels, a person feels tired, irritable, >> Read More ...
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