The Centre for Disease Control defines diabetes as, “the condition in which the body does not properly process food for use as energy”. The pancreas organ creates insulin to aid in the process of moving glucose into our cells. When a person has diabetes, their body creates one of two scenarios depending on the type of diabetes. Either the body does not make enough insulin or the body cannot utilize insulin as efficient as it is supposed to causing a build up of sugar in the blood. Type 1 (Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus) This type is often referred to as insulin dependent or juvenile diabetes. The risk factors associated are difficult to determine although genetic and autoimmune factors are often the cause. Type 2 (Non-insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus) This type of diabetes is also known as adult-onset diabetes.
February 02, 2016 by Annie
On Monday October 26, the World Health Organization revealed that the consumption of processed meat is linked to Colon Cancer. Although this finding is not entirely new, the International Agency for Research on Cancer has now placed processed meat in the Group 1 list as carcinogenic. This new Group 1 classification is due to sufficient research results on colorectal cancer. Other sources on the Group 1 list include diesel fumes, asbestos and tobacco, which means processed meat consumption can be equally as likely to cause cancer as smoking. Processed meat can be defined as meat preserved by smoking, curing, salting, addition of chemical preservatives or other processes to enhance flavour and preservation.
November 11, 2015 by Annie
Constipation is known as hard, dry stool that is typically difficult to pass and often associated with pain. Unfortunately, there is no exact definition. Some people refer to constipation as having less than one bowel movement daily and others define it as experiencing fewer than three bowel movements per week. Although the definition may vary one aspect of constipation that does remain the same is the symptoms. In no way is constipation a comfortable experience. The associated symptoms include but are not limited to: Commonly, constipation lasts for only a short period of time and is not dangerous. Any constipation that is long term does pose a risk for both short and long term negative health effects. If your constipation lasts more than a few days the problem should be addressed immediately as it is not safe for toxins from old matter to recirculate in the body.
Every season our bodies continue to go through changes. If we do not rid our bodies of old toxins we may be harming our weight-loss efforts or suppressing our immune system. Performing a detox seasonally allows our bodies to gradually get used to eating foods specific to the “new” season. Foods consumed during the prior months may be causing harm to your current health goals. Spring and fall are the two seasons when a strict detox program is most crucial. Spring: This is the time to boost energy by cleansing the excess toxins and fat accumulated during the cold winter months. Fall: Of course increasing energy levels is always a necessity, however fall is a time where we need to allow our bodies to rest a bit. It is crucial we allow our bodies to rejuvenate during a fall detox so we can keep healthy with a strong immune system during the bitter winter.