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How much fruit is too much?

Pressed juices and smoothies seem to be the new staple of ‘healthy diets’ everywhere, but how much fruit should you really be consuming? In order to understand this issue, it’s helpful to know how fruit sugar, or fructose, works in the body. Fructose, found in fruits and vegetables, is processed by the liver and tends […]

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Leptin- The Secret to Controlling Appetite

What is Leptin? Leptin is a hormone released by fat cells to tell the brain that a person is full. Women’s fat cells secrete more of this hormone than men’s cells do. How does it work? When leptin is released into the blood stream, it tells the brain that you are full. So, leptin levels […]

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Gymnema for Diabetes

The Sugar Destroyer: An Ayurvedic Gem Nicknamed the ‘sugar destroyer’ (1) in Indian Ayurvedic medicine, Gymnema sylvestre is an herb that is has used for hundreds of year to control blood sugar levels. In my practice, I use Gymnema for it’s ability reduce sugar and carb cravings; this makes it a great adjunct to any […]

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