Differences between Type 1 Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin, a hormone necessary to convert sugar, starches and other food into the energy needed for daily life. Type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes share the problem of high levels of blood sugar.  The inability to control blood sugar causes the… Read More Differences between Type 1 Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes

Vitamin E – A Chain-Breaking Antioxidant

Vitamin E Overview Vitamin E refers to a group of eight fat-soluble compounds that include both tocopherols and tocotrienols of the many different forms of vitamin E.  Naturally occurring vitamin E exists in eight chemical forms (alpha-, beta-, gamma-, and delta-tocopherol and alpha-, beta-, gamma-, and delta-tocotrienol) that have varying levels of biological activity. Vitamin… Read More Vitamin E – A Chain-Breaking Antioxidant

Chickenpox – Can emerge later to cause shingles

Chickenpox Overview Chickenpox is a very infectious infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV). It causes a blister-like rash, itching, tiredness, and fever. Chickenpox can be grave, particularly in babies, adults, and people with damaged immune systems. It multiplies easily from contaminated people to others who have never had chickenpox or received the chickenpox vaccine.… Read More Chickenpox – Can emerge later to cause shingles

Allergies – Avoid what causes allergies

Allergies are abnormal reactions of the immune system that occur in response to otherwise harmless substances. An Allergy is a type of immune reaction. Normally, the immune system responds to foreign microorganisms or particles by producing specific proteins called antibodies. These antibodies are capable of binding to identifying molecules, or antigens, on the foreign particle.… Read More Allergies – Avoid what causes allergies

Stress

Stress is not always bad. In small doses, it can help you perform under pressure and motivate you to do your best. But when you’re constantly running in emergency mode, your mind and body pay the price. Stress is a normal physical response to events that make you feel threatened or upset your balance in… Read More Stress