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Diabetes can produce a lot of serious medical complications, and some of these short-term complications include hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia. Both medical conditions are dangerous and are caused by abnormal glucose levels in the blood. Glucose is an important ingredient for normal body functioning. They are the body’s main source of energy, and controlling proper levels [...]

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What is Hyperglycemia ? Hyperglycemia comes from the Greek words “hyper” or a high state, “glykys” or sweets and “haemia” or blood. This medical condition refers to the abnormally high levels of glucose in the blood. This is a result of the body’s inability to produce enough insulin to utilize or store glucose. Diabetic patients [...]

Throughout the course of our day, we all take time to replenish our bodies with food. Eating, both as a necessity of life and a source of pleasure, is something we do several times a day without giving it much thought. We eat when we are hungry, or because it’s time for lunch or dinner. But to those individuals with Diabetes, the food they eat and the frequency of those meals is never a careless afterthought. Diabetics must perform a daily “balancing act” of eating the proper amount of the right foods at the right time, while always being mindful of their blood glucose levels. So, what is the proper diet for a diabetic, and how can it be executed to maintain a healthy lifestyle? This informative H.I.C. Digestive Health article by Ronald Uy, RN offers excellent advice and nutritional guidance to achieve a stable and rewarding diabetic diet!

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Discussing our bowel movements is a difficult subject to talk about, and not the sort of topic that anyone brings up at the dinner table. However, knowing the difference between a healthy stool and one that may indicate signs of a serious medical condition, is essential in maintaining our overall health, and can also act as an early warning detector to a problem from within.This informative article by Clinical Nutritionist Julie Keene will help educate you to “read the signs” that your stool is telling you about your health.

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Stomach Cancer, every year thousands of Americans are diagnosed with it. According to numbers released by the American Cancer Society, more than 20,000 individuals are diagnosed yearly with the disease. The rate of new cases, however, has been decreasing over the years because of continued medical research efforts and in general an increased awareness about [...]

Every year thousands of Americans are diagnosed with diabetes. Although the cause of diabetes is unknown, studies show that unhealthy diets and lifestyles increases the chances of developing the disease. Diabetes is a medical condition which can cause a lot of serious complications. When left untreated, these complications could seriously affect a person’s quality of life or eventually be fatal. Read this H.I.C. article by Ronald Uy to find out more about the many health complications caused by diabetes.

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Digestive disorders are often the result of unhealthy lifestyles and poor diets. These diseases are easily preventable but the number of people who continue to suffer from these disorders continues to increase each day. Simple conditions such as heartburn, obesity or constipation are easily relieved and prevented by having a proper diet and regular exercise. [...]

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Finding relief from heartburn may seem like an easy thing to do if you can stop eating your favorite heartburn-causing foods. Sometimes finding relief is much more difficult than not eating that extra piece of pizza or chocolate cake. Some people seem to experience heartburn with every meal and nothing they do seems to bring relief. Over the counter antacid medication such as Tums and Rolaids work for many individuals suffering from heartburn, but not all. Read this in-depth article by H.I.C. author Joy Seeman to find out the many causes and symptoms of Heartburn as well as treatment options.

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