Nancy, Author at The Proactive Health Management Plan
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Diabetes is a chronic disease that has reached epidemic proportions among adults and children worldwide (1). Uncontrolled diabetes has many serious consequences, including heart disease, kidney disease, blindness and other complications. Prediabetes has also been linked to these conditions (2). Importantly, eating the wrong foods can raise your...

Heartburn affects more than 60 million Americans every month (1). It is best described as a painful, burning sensation that occurs in the lower chest area. Heartburn is a symptom of acid reflux, a condition where stomach acid escapes into the esophagus, the tube that delivers food...

Energize your body and mind with good-for-you carbs The diet industry has been doing you wrong by being wishy-washy about carbs. Despite what you may have heard, carbohydrates aren’t a no-no. So, stop feeling guilty for noshing a much-needed macronutrient and focus on smart carb consumption strategies...

Popeye was onto something. Spinach has some pretty remarkable potential health benefits. From improving bone health to anti-cancer properties, this leafy green deserves a spot in your kitchen. Spinach is one of the most nutrient-rich plant foods, according to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease...

What is an allergic reaction? Your immune system creates antibodies to fight off foreign substances so you don’t get sick. Sometimes your system will identify a substance as harmful, even though it isn’t. When this happens, it’s called an allergic reaction. These substances (allergens) can be anything from food and medication to environments. When your body...