General Health Issues

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The Importance of Low Glycemic Impact, Part 1

When you make smart carbohydrate choices, you need to know which ones have the greatest impact on your blood sugar and which do not. A controlled carbohydrate way of eating provides you with a powerhouse of nutrients to support your health and your newly stabilized blood-sugar levels. You will need to make certain trade-offs, but Read More

Sugar and Age-Inducing Glycation

When people have diabetes, their organs and tissues mimic those of much older individuals, meaning the disease appears to cause the body to age at an accelerated pace. Why should high blood sugar damage skin, nerves, eyes, joints and arteries?Part of the answer appears to lie in glucose’s propensity, as it floats around in your Read More

Food Safety Tips

Atkins Products Atkins Bars & Shakes Atkins shakes do not need to be refrigerated until after they are opened. Atkins shakes are packaged in Tetra Paks that allows even the most sensitive products (like our milk based shakes) to stay fresh up to 12 months without refrigeration. The cap on the Tetra Pak cuts through Read More

Myths and Facts of the Atkins Nutritional Approach

Myth: The Atkins Nutritional Approach is only effective for weight loss because calories are restricted. Fact: While some of those who follow the Atkins Nutritional Approach may eat fewer calories than before, it is not because the program is restrictive or unduly limits food intake. People who are doing Atkins may be eating fewer calories Read More

Low glycemic diet protects your eyes

Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in older Americans . The Archives of Ophthalmology estimated that 1.75 million U.S. residents now have significant symptoms associated with age-related macular degeneration and that number is expected to grow to almost 3 million. Smoking, poor diet and obesity all increase the risk. Other Read More

Inflamation and Your Heart

You have undoubtedly heard all about high cholesterol and high LDL levels and their relationship to increased risk factors for heart. But another important—and insidious—factor for heart disease is inflammation. In simple terms, inflammation is a catchall word that encompasses the processes by which your body protects you from unfamiliar and potentially damaging substances. One Read More

Identifying Independent Risk Factors for Stroke

The December 11, 2001, issue of Circulation, the journal of the American Heart Association (AHA), published a study by Tanne et al. of Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer, Israel. It reported on more than 11,000 individuals with coronary heart disease but no previous history of stroke or transient ischemic attacks (TIA). All were followed Read More

How To Reduce Your Risk For Metabolic Syndrome

If metabolic syndrome, formerly known as syndrome X, is indeed a disease of insulin resistance—as it almost surely is—that’s good news for Atkins followers. Here’s why: • High blood sugar (glucose) levels are a signal that the body may be having trouble processing carbs. • High insulin levels usually go hand in hand with high Read More

Dukan Diet, Where Is The Science

Where is the Science? Atkins Nutritionals is aware of no science nor clinical research that supports the claims made for the Dukan Diet. Absolutely no research has been done on the diet to substantiate its claims. In fact, the British Dietetic Association branded the Dukan Diet one of the five worst diets of 2011. Contrast Read More

Dealing with Gallbladder Disorders

The message that your gallbladder is sending could very well be this: Beware the effects of bad nutrition. In recent years surgeons have been increasingly removing gallbladders, presumably in an attempt to treat gallstones and related disorders. But the gallbladder is fundamental to your well-being. Among other functions, it stores bile, a powerful fat-emulsifying substance Read More

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