Blog 2017-11-02T13:00:51+00:00

BFC 014: 7 Reasons Sitting Is Just As Deadly As Sugar

March 13th, 2018|Food|

If orange is the new black, then sitting is the new sugar. Like sugar, sitting can introduce a whole host of health conditions into our bodies that creep up without us even realizing they're happening. Here are seven ways sitting is just as bad — if not worse — than sugar, and how to [...]

BFC 013: 15 Low-Carb Dessert Recipes That Will Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth Without Wrecking Your Health

February 28th, 2018|Desserts|

In a culture that centers squarely around food, it seems that many of our celebrations do the same. Our social calendars are full of happy hours, dinners, parties and other gatherings that will likely include food that isn’t necessarily friendly to diabetics For those of us who closely monitor our carbohydrate intake, these events [...]

BFC 012: 34 Florida Natural Health Food Stores You Will Love!

January 30th, 2018|Health Food|

For patients with diabetes, healthy food is more than a choice. It’s a requirement. It’s a quality-of-life issue that has far-reaching consequences. Recent studies indicate that all generations, from Baby Boomers to Generation Z, are willing to pay more for healthy food. In fact, global sales of healthy food products were predicted to hit [...]

BFC 008: 21 HEALTHY MEAL IDEAS FOR DIABETIC

November 1st, 2017|Diabetes, Food|

If you’ve never heard of resistant starches, you’re probably not alone. But if you’ve never heard of resistant starches and you’re diabetic, take notice. In December of 2016, the Food and Drug Administration approved the claim that resistant starches may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. After 21 years of research, the FDA [...]

BFC 006: Diabetes 101…What Causes It and Why

June 2nd, 2017|Diabetes|

Disordered metabolism. It’s how Frederick Banting, the doctor who first administered insulin, defined diabetes. He described it as the body’s inability to burn carbohydrate, as well as protein and fat. The carbohydrates we eat are the first nutrients our bodies use for energy. The body converts carbs into glucose, and then releases glucose into [...]

BFC 005: What Exactly Is Neuropathy?

May 19th, 2017|Neuropathy|

The average person walks about 115,000 miles in a lifetime: more than four trips around the globe. So diabetic neuropathy, the nerve damage that affects the legs and feet of 60 to 70 percent of all diabetics, can be a debilitating problem. Diabetes results when the body is unable to take up glucose, either [...]

BFC 003: Is Benfotiamine Beneficial For Diabetics?

February 9th, 2017|Benefits of Benfotiamine|

Do you know that over 29.1 million Americans are suffering from diabetes? Diabetes is one of today’s most challenging healthy afflictions, owing to its explosive growth, devasting effects on the body, and the difficulty of effectively treating the disease and its complications. In a healthy person, the pancreas produces the hormone, insulin, which helps [...]