We’ve all heard the advice that drinking 8 glasses of water per day is good for our health. However, most of us struggle to drink the recommended amount each day. According to one study, less than 25% of Americans partake in 8 glasses a day. For those living with diabetes, proper water intake is even more crucial. Why is this? … Read More
Cortisol and Weight Gain: What’s the Connection?
If you’re feeling tired, can’t concentrate, or just can’t seem to lose that pesky belly fat, you may want to check your cortisol levels. Cortisol is a hormone that is key to the body’s stress response. While a little cortisol is beneficial—even essential—as a motivator and energy booster, too much of it can be detrimental to your health. Keep reading … Read More
The Relationship Between Stress and Diabetes
Did you know that more than 34 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes? Of those 34 million, 90 to 95 percent have type two diabetes. Maybe you knew that, but did you know there is a connection between stress and diabetes? If you’re stressing out and have diabetes or prediabetes, how does that impact you? The answer to that question is … Read More
Dealing with Pet Stress: 5 Ways to Help Your Pet With a New Home or a Newborn.
If you’ve ever had a household pet, you know that these furry friends quickly become special members of the family. You care for them and spoil them as if they were one of your children, and the home wouldn’t be the same without them. However, life is full of change, and new life events may cause some pet stress for … Read More
8 Ways to Help With Separation Anxiety in Dogs
Separation anxiety is one of the more common behavioral issues you may have to deal with when raising a dog. It affects every four to six dogs and is a serious condition that causes ongoing distress when you are gone. They chew off furniture, claw at the floor, and continuously bark when you aren’t at home. The good news is that there … Read More