Posts Tagged better nutrition

Diabetes and Obesity

May 30th, 2012 Posted in Maintaining your Weight, Preventing Diseases | 2 comments »

Diabetes is fast becoming one of the major killers of Americans. If you have diabetes or pre-diabetes, you have a higher risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and loss of nerve functioning.

There is an estimated 10 million people in America who have diabetes and with this disease, obesity contributes to the difficulties with symptoms of this disease.

The contributing connection between obesity and diabetes is profound. People who have lost weight have decreased their risk and /or even eliminated their diabetes condition.

Diabetes is a chronic disease. One way that it occurs is if the pancreas does not secrete enough of the hormone insulin. This is Type 1 Diabetes.

Minerals in Nutrition

Apr 16th, 2012 Posted in Minerals and Health | no comment »


To help people understand nutrition better, I am devoting a post on essential minerals that the body needs. You can also look under Category section on vitamins and health, to help you with getting enough of both vitamins and minerals in your healthy diet plan.

There are 2 classes of micronutrients, vitamins and minerals. Vitamins are complex and organic, serving primarily as coenzymes or regulators of body metabolism.

Minerals are simple elements with important roles in both structure and function of the body.