Confused about which fats are healthy? Or maybe you are one of those people who still believe a low fat diet is healthy. The truth is our bodies need fat. Fats are sources of essential fatty acids and are necessary in absorption of vitamins A, D, E, and K, maintenance of skin and hair, and in proper cell function. However, eating the wrong kinds of fat can cause systemic inflammation that can lead to disease. Read on to learn more.
We know sugar is addicting. The food industry knows it too and that’s why most processed foods contain sugar. We shouldn’t beat ourselves up for consuming too much sugar. Our taste buds, hormones, and brain chemistry have all been hijacked. Having an occasional sweet treat is not what is causing health risks, it’s the habitual everyday sugar consumption and cravings that are the problem. How do we stop the cravings and break the sugar habit? Read on for effective strategies to try.
I just get so ticked off this time of year. It’s summer time which means outdoor play, hiking... and tick bites. This week I had two friends contact me. One found a tick embedded in her son and my other friend had a bullseye rash on her leg. Tick bites are more than just an annoying spring and summer nuisance. Lyme Disease is caused by bacteria from a tick bite. In addition to this Lyme bacterial infection, ticks transfer other infections such as the malaria-like disease Babesiosis, the flu-like Anaplasmosis, the Heartland Virus infection, and many other infections.
It’s time for you to get ticked off! You can take steps to avoid the nasty critters and keep ticks off. In addition, early detection is critical. What you do once you detect a tick bite or an embedded tick can impact whether you will suffer long-term health effects. Read on to learn more.