Author: Nutrition Solutions

Reblog: Is Processed Fructose a Poison?

What is a poison? Well, interestingly, there are different theories as to what makes something a poison. But most of them go something like this: "A dangerous chemical, natural or unnatural, enters the blood through the skin, gut or lungs and travels to the liver, the primary organ of detoxification." The liver attempts to “detoxify” the chemical creating metabolites — sometimes the metabolites are less toxic and sometimes they’re not — in order to excrete the chemical and any remnants of it out of the body. So for us to believe that fructose is a poison, it needs to follow, in ...
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Reblog: Should You Count Carbs to Lose Weight?

Are you considering counting carbs to lose weight? Dieters often get confused about whether they should count carbohydrates, count fat or count calories to lose weight. Certainly, there is no shortage of controversy in medical and fitness communities about which method is best. The debate often plays out in the media, leaving consumers baffled. If you want to lose weight, which method should you choose? An important article in the Journal of the American Medical Association supports the use of a low-carbohydrate diet for weight maintenance. But after it was published, it inspir...
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Reblog: Carb Cycling: A Beginner’s Guide

Nutrition trends come and go in waves. First, we were scared of eating too much fat. Then the conversation started to shift, and we started demonizing carbs.In a way, our fear of carbs makes sense. Carbohydrates make up a large portion of your daily calories, and eating too much of the not-so-great kind, like sugary drinks, white bread, and cookies, can be problematic if you’re looking to lose weight or just get healthier.So you might choose to cut out carbs altogether, but that type of restriction isn’t entirely necessary. Eating the right kind of carbs, like oats and brown rice, provides y...
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Reblog: Gobbling your food may harm your waistline and heart

People who eat slowly are less likely to become obese or develop metabolic syndrome, a cluster of heart disease, diabetes and stroke risk factors, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2017, a premier global exchange of the latest advances in cardiovascular science for researchers and clinicians. Metabolic syndrome occurs when someone has any of three risk factors that include abdominal obesity, high fasting blood sugar, high blood pressure, high triglycerides and/or low HDL cholesterol, said Japanese researchers. ...
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Reblog: Your skin might talk about your high blood sugar levels

Diabetes can affect every part of your body and with that; your skin cannot be spared! Infact, people with diabetes are at an increased risk of developing various kinds of skin problem and complications arising due to those skin problems. Also, many diabetics may acquire skin disorders after having prolonged diabetes, but in some cases, skin problems can be the first sign of diabetes as well. So, when diabetes affects the skin, it’s often a sign that your blood sugar (glucose) levels are too high. This could mean that: You have undiagnosed diabetes, or pre-diabetes or Your treat...
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Reblog: The Seven most common mistakes in Diabetes Management

[caption id="attachment_995" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Image source: http://www.managesugar.in/images/sevenmistake-back.png[/caption] Diet and lifestyle play a very important role in Diabetes management and need proper care and attention. The importance of diet cannot be overemphasised. In this article, I will try to cover some of the most common mistakes that we make on a daily basis. 1. Having long gaps between meals: Large gaps between meals lead to high levels of sugar fluctuation. When you starve, your sugar level falls and when you suddenly eat, it spikes. To avoid this, sma...
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Reblog: High blood sugars and winters may have a connection!

Diabetes management can surely be very challenging! But, do you know winters can make it even more difficult? With temperatures dropping down, sugar levels can actually creep up. Infact, during winters, many people tend to have higher HbA1c levels than during the summer months. This may be attributed due to various factors that can affect our glucose content in winters. So, with winters approaching so close, let us have a glimpse of various common reasons that can contribute to our sugar spikes and prepare ourselves better to avert problems that may arise due to such escalations in blood...
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Reblog: 5 habits that foster weight loss

[wc_row] [wc_column size="one-third" position="first"] [/wc_column] [wc_column size="two-third" position="last"] Paying attention to your eating habits and other lifestyle routines can help nudge down the number on the scale. [/wc_column] [/wc_row] Often, the hardest part about losing weight isn't about knowing what to eat. You've heard it a thousand times: eat lots of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and lean protein. The real challenge is changing your habits to make those healthy choices part of your everyday routine without feeling too deprived. When you come home Where to st...
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EGG claims debunked

These days we see a variety of eggs with different claims at the grocery store which makes it so confusing for the consumer. Here is a simple explanation of what these claims mean CONVENTIONAL (Yellow or White Styrofoam container) [wc_row][wc_column size="one-half" position="first"] [/wc_column][wc_column size="one-half" position="last"] - Hens trapped in hen house. No access to sun or grass - Injected with antibiotics and hormones - Poor quality feed - Least nutrients , more contaminants - CHEAP. [/wc_column][/wc_row] [wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="...
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Welcome To Nutrition Solutions For Me

Are you thinking about changing your eating, but don’t know where to begin? You can call me a registered dietitian, but I see myself as a listener, a motivator, a healthy eating coach and nutrition counselor. My passion is empowering people to make real changes that lead them to better health and lasting weight loss. I love food and believe it should be enjoyed, not feared. I'm here to help you develop a healthy relationship with food and achieve the weight, energy level and fitness you desire. You deserve to be successful in your pursuit of health and happiness. LET'S GET STARTED!
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