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How Sugar Causes Inflammation Explained by a RD … and 5 Easy Changes To Make Today

By Alex Lane MS, RDN/LD

Many of us hear all the time that we should limit the amount of sugar we consume. But have you ever wondered why sugar is so bad for you, and what it really means when people talk about sugar being inflammatory? This article addresses all these important questions and will hopefully help you understand why too much sugar can wreak havoc on our bodies. First of all, it is important to understand

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Got High Blood Pressure? 10 Alternatives to Medication You Should Try First

By Alex Lane MS, RDN/LD

If a visit to your primary care doctor resulted in news that your blood pressure is high, it’s not something to be ignored. While stress and other circumstances might temporarily affect your blood pressure, consistently elevated numbers need to be addressed. Hypertension puts a lot of extra pressure on your arteries, which can eventually lead to damaged blood vessels, an aneurysm or even a heart

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Worried About Your Cholesterol? Lower It Naturally with These Smart Lifestyle Shifts

By Alex Lane MS, RDN/LD

During your annual checkup, you will likely have a blood test called a lipid panel. This tests your cholesterol levels and can be a good indicator of your heart and blood vessel health, as well as your risk for having a heart attack or stroke. There are four numbers that make up your cholesterol levels: total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, and triglycerides. What exactly do they mean? We’re glad you ask

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