Understanding Alzheimer’s Is Not Just Forgetfulness

Alzheimer’s is a progressive, degenerative, and incurable brain disorder that eventually ends in death. It affects more than memories and simple forgetfulness. Alzheimer’s is currently the sixth leading cause of death in the USA. More than 5 million Americans have this disorder, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Experts predict another 500,000 will be diagnosed this…Read more »

The Shocking Reasons Behind The Opioid Epidemic

According to the CDC, 91 people die everyday from opioid overdose. Deaths have increased since 2010. The root cause is debatable, yet since 1999, 400% in opioid prescriptions have increased. In 1995, the Purdue Pharmaceutical Company released the drug, OxyContin. It’s an extended release oxycodone formulation branded for treatment of chronic non-cancerous pain. From 1996-2002,…Read more »

The Culprit Sepsis

Sepsis is the leading cause of death in hospitals. It is the body’s response to an infection that can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, amputations, and death. Sepsis affects over 26 million people worldwide each year. The risk of sepsis can be reduced by practicing good hygiene and staying current with vaccinations. While sepsis…Read more »

Keys To Prevent Kidney Issues

Three things can contribute to kidney disease: high blood sugar high blood pressure high cholesterol If your blood sugar remains high, it can lead to damage of the blood vessels that feed the kidneys and to the part of the kidneys that filter the blood. High blood pressure and high cholesterol puts pressure on the…Read more »

Revered Chocolate

Many of us can’t resist the taste of chocolate. How can you stay on a diet when desserts tempt you? You shouldn’t have to when it comes to chocolate. The difference is how it’s made plus the butter and sugar in it. In its unsweetened form, chocolate is an easy, nutritious ingredient to add to…Read more »

Your Kidneys & Diabetes

Three things can contribute to kidney disease when you have diabetes. The first is high blood sugar. If it remains high, it can lead to damage to the kidneys, not just to the part of the kidneys that filter the blood, but also to the blood vessels that feed the kidneys. High blood pressure and…Read more »