-Your doctor shouldn’t be the only one that knows and understands your results. Knowing your numbers is an important part of taking control of your health now and in the future. Be familiar with the following tests, some of which should be taken yearly and others maybe more, especially if you’re trying to improve your health or conceive a child.
Consult your doctor if you have any questions about which ones are necessary for you since age and gender do play a role on when and how much you should be testing. If time is a factor for you and visiting the doctor sounds like too much of a hassle try visiting Everlywell.com for an at home test that is sent right to your door.
There will always be some level of inflammation in our bodies, mostly because our cells are making sure there are no invaders and everything is in working order. Surprisingly every food has the potential to cause an immune reaction, the top inflammatory agents are gluten, dairy, corn, soy, and sugar. Chronic high levels of inflammation can have damaging results in our body. There are numerous things that can increase inflammation such as toxicity exposure, food sensitivities, and stress. Getting yourself on a stress management program alongside a nutritious diet is a great start to reducing your inflammation to a healthy level.
-When I say that sugar is the enemy I really mean FRUCTOSE, and here is the reason why. Fructose does not trigger the release of leptin or insulin, the key hormone that controls appetite and satiation, so you never feel full and end up eating the whole cake. Its converted into glycerol, which is the main component of triglycerides, promoting fat formation. And its 100% metabolized and processed by the liver, increasing the toxic load on our liver. Over time if we take advantage of the wonderful work our livers do clearing out and breaking down the toxins that enter our bodies, the liver eventually starts to wear down and overflow toxins back into our system which settle into other tissues in our body. You may be experiencing a toxin-related illness if you have any of these signs or symptoms:
Sugar can also be to blame for the following diseases:
Not to mention how sugar ages the body, causes wrinkles and promotes hair loss!! There are hidden sugars in practically everything we eat, and sugar cravings can be legit! If you’re ready to cut your sugar cravings in half and be on the road to better health try my 3 week sugar detox with all the tips, tricks, and support you’ll need to cut sugar out of your life, for at least a little while. Even if it’s not for good you’ll be more aware and equipped with knowledge about what your body is trying to tell you when you crave it.