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Are Your Carbs Slowly Killing You?

Let’s go have a burger, but make the bun whole grain please! Ok, so fat is now in and carbs are out. It seems like there’s research to support any diet you choose to follow. Are we getting smarter or just making things so confusing people just throw their arms up in the air, say…

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Derail cancer, get this tested

What if there were one blood test that could tell you early on that your health was heading down the wrong path? Like a railway crossing signal, there are early warning signs that our body is in danger. The danger doesn’t happen quickly, but like the rails of a train, once it has started it has…

Most Mainers at risk for, or has diabetes

Does 48% scare you? Those are some pretty good bettin’ odds. That’s better than the overall odds at winning in Blackjack. The 2014 CDC data found 37% of Maine residents have prediabetes. Over 11% or 137,413 have diabetes and 36,000 of those people don’t even know they have it. Now that is really scary. How can people live…

Is Granola As Healthy As It’s All Cracked Up To Be

The first cold breakfast cereal, Granula, was first invented in 1863 by James Caleb Jackson.   Somewhat like “Grape-nuts”, it was a dense cereal made from whole wheat flour and required soaking overnight.  It wasn’t until William A. Kellogg, the son of a Seventh Day Adventist factory worker in Battle Creek, Michigan, returned from medical school to become medical…

Eat These Instead, Part 2

Lunch and snack time are one the biggest opportunities for making healthy choices.  Most people want something quick and convenient to eat at these times without having to think about the health impact on their decision.   You can still enjoy your soup and crackers, your cracker topper, your carbonated beverage and your chips and eat healthy!  Comparing…

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The inside scoop on your poop

Your gut environment impacts your brain. Recent research links specific gut bacteria types with chronic fatigue syndrome, also called myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS). Scientists at Columbia University’s Center of Infection and Immunity at the Mailman School of Public Health have discovered that the type and amount of bacteria in your intestine is associated with ME/CFS. ME/CFS…

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Prediabetes, A Cry For Help

Diabetes doesn’t just come knocking at the door one morning when you wake up.  Diabetes is foreshadowed if you understand its disguise.  If you can catch prediabetes before it becomes diabetes you can prevent some the permanent damage to your cardiovascular system and pancreas, the insulin-producing organ. The Significance of Prediabetes There are over 86 million…