For the first time, in her incredibly vulnerable talk, Laura tells her sobering story of becoming a sugar addict and what it took to reverse that trend and help others do the same.
For nearly a decade, Laura Marquis was inexplicably sick. Motivated to find answers, Laura embarked on a journey of self-discovery, finding that the food we eat directly impacts our health and wellness. Armed with a degree in Applied Body Science, a passion for health, and a thirst for answers, Laura became a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist, and later opened her own fitness studio in 2009. Today, she is drawn to the kitchen by a passion to educate herself and others on the sugar epidemic, launching the very first refined-sugar-free dessert cookbook.
Laura’s TEDx talk will expose her personal journey as a sugar addict, reveal why the average healthy American, regardless of their measurements, really isn’t healthy; and examine why, despite modern medicine, obesity and disease still prevail at a rapid rate.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.
Type 2 Diabetes – A Fruit Tea for Treating Diabetes
In March of 2017, the journal Phytotherapy Research reported on a study of Zizyphus jujube fruit tea for treating Type 2 diabetes. Investigators at the Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical and Health Sciences and various other research institutions in Yazd, Iran compared 116 people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, and all over 30 years of age. All were instructed to eat a balanced diet. One group was directed to drink the tea as well.
Type 2 Diabetes – Lifestyle Factors Connected To the Development of Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is in many ways a predictable disease. It can be anticipated, if not prevented. The risk factor can be estimated to a reliable degree, based on several crucial factors. And yet, it is still an epidemic in our society. Go figure! There are several reasons why we leave ourselves vulnerable to Type 2 diabetes as a population. Break down these issues further, and we have excuses and justifications as to why these problems are not addressed. Let’s focus on the causes.
Type 2 Diabetes – Can Depression Lead to Inadequate Control in Diabetes?
Scientists at Johns Hopkins University in the United States have linked depression with poor problem-solving and self-care in adults who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Their work was published in the Journal of Diabetes Complications in February of 2017. They divided Type 2 diabetic participants into those with major or minor depressive disorders and those without depression.
Type 2 Diabetes – Are You Overdosing on Vitamin D?
Vitamin D is an important nutrient people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes must ensure they are taking in enough of each and every day. According to a research study published back in 2004 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, this powerful antioxidant increases insulin sensitivity by up to 60 percent. That rating is even better than the number-one diabetes drug metformin, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1998. Sadly, many people fall short. This vitamin can be trying to take in as it is not found in very many everyday foods unless you are consuming larger amounts of fortified milk or orange juice, both of which are not recommended on a diet for blood sugar management.
Type 2 Diabetes – A Diabetes Diagnosis Is A Warning of What Is to Come
You may find what you are about to read uncomfortable. Depending on where your health currently stands, the following information may add to your list of worries. But it is going to benefit you if it serves as a wake-up call. If you are at that stage, the only motivation to work for you is the kind coming from recognizing your health is not in good shape, and it is bound to decline if you do not intervene soon. Much of this has to do with Type 2 diabetes. Besides being one of the most common diseases affecting adults and youth worldwide, it is much more deadly than many of us are led to believe.