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  • Why We’re Pro Probiotics and You Should be Too!

    What are probiotics? Probiotics (noun): Good bacteria.

    But wait, isn’t bacteria bad? Good question! Not at all. Bacteria, both good and bad are a necessary element to our ecosystem. By promoting the growth of good bacteria, we will hopefully be able to live longer, healthier lives.

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  • Living Well with Diabetes

    If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with diabetes, it’s important to understand the science behind diabetes to properly take care of yourself. We have the information you need to live well and manage the disease.

     What is Diabetes?

    Diabetes is a disease that affects your body’s ability to use glucose (sugar) for energy. There are two types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease commonly seen in children. In type 1 diabetes, the body produces either low levels of insulin or no insulin at all.

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    Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. In type 2 diabetes, your pancreas produces insulin, but your body does not use it effectively. In this situation, your body requires higher levels of insulin to help glucose enter the cells. This condition is known as insulin resistance.

    While type 2 diabetes is recognized at a fasting glucose level of 100 mg/dL or above, the damage caused by diabetes, such as vascular, ophthalmic, and neurological problems, can begin at a fasting glucose level of 75 mg/dL. And it is well established that the damage begins decades prior to the actual diagnosis of the disease.

    Symptoms of type 2 diabetes include:

    • Fatigue
    • Increased urinary frequency
    • Excessive thirst
    • Blurred vision
    • Slow healing of wounds

    Risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes include:

    • Obesity
    • Lack of physical activity
    • High blood pressure
    • Age
    • Race
    • Poor lipid profile
    • Heredity
    • Diet

     

    Managing Diabetes

     

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    An important first step is changing your lifestyle to encourage a better diet and more exercise. However, there are nutritional and herbal supplements that can help control your blood sugar levels and address problems before they start.

    Berberine, which is found in our product Berberine Support, is an herbal product that can lower blood sugar, comparable to the prescription drug metformin, and lower lipids, comparable to statins.

    Another formulation we have is Diabetes Balance. Diabetes Balance is a balanced formulation of herbs, vitamins and minerals that’ve been shown to have a positive impact on supporting healthy blood sugar metabolism. Finally, zinc, which most individuals are deficient in, is an important nutrient to help control blood sugar.

    Blood sugar control and preventing insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes are very important. Our nutritional team can help you take back control of your health by offering you the fi nest pharmaceutical grade nutritional supplements.

    Some of the fine products we offer for diabetes and glucose regulation are:

    Have questions about these products? Need more information? Stop by or give us a call at (773) 374-4550

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  • Burn Calories While you Sleep with this Bedtime Smoothie

     

    Do you have trouble sleeping? How well are you handling the stressors in your life?  Your first thought might be to try sleep aids but there are natural remedies that help too.

    Try our Sleep Support Smoothie recipe and tell us what you think!

    Liquid nutrition, including smoothies, shakes, or medical foods, can provide an outstanding foundation for those concerned with nutritional indications including weight management, prenatal nutrition, diabetes management, cancer treatment, and more.

    Additionally, liquid nutrition does not require the same extensive digestion that is found in solid food. Solid foods require more enzymes and break down than liquid nutrition. Nutrients are absorbed more easily and efficiently through liquids.

    With these smoothies, you decide how you will achieve your nutritional needs. By choosing specific ingredients, you control your calorie, sugar, and sodium intake. You can enhance and fortify your smoothie to achieve exceptional nutritional support.

    To make your smoothie base, follow this step-by-step guide!

    For a smoothie that helps induce sleep and a normal sleep cycle, add the following 200 Pharmacy ingredients to make a Sleep Support Smoothie:

     

    Tried the smoothie? Let us know what you think, follow us on Facebook and leave us a comment !

     

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    Have questions about these products? Need more information? Stop by or give us a call at (773) 374-4550.

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