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Sunday, November 9, 2014

The 10 Worst Foods for Prediabetes

Prediabetes, the state of metabolic imbalance that precedes diabetes, is a growing epidemic. In the United States alone it affects 1 in 3 adults of all ages, 1 in 2 elderly adults, and almost 1 in 4 adolescents.

The condition is characterized by high levels of blood sugar and/or insulin, the hormone that helps cells in the body absorb sugar from the blood. Sugar in the blood comes from the foods we eat, so eating the right foods is one of the most powerful steps we can take to reverse prediabetes. There are other important steps – like exercising regularly, getting good sleep, managing stress, and undergoing detoxification – but making positive dietary changes is a good place to start.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

DIY Lavender Salt Scrub


This easy DIY salt scrub will help smooth your rough edges this winter. It also makes a great gift. I used coconut oil to make this salt scrub, but you could substitute almond oil or olive oil.