Hacking Your Bad Genes 7 steps you can take to overcome your genetic predisposition for type 2 diabetes

There’s a common misconception that you’re doomed if your genes have predisposed you to certain chronic illnesses like type 2 diabetes. But there’s a saying in functional medicine: “Your genes are the gun, but your environment pulls the trigger.” In other words, even if you have a genetic makeup that may heighten your probability of contracting an illness, it’s really …

Women and Thyroid Disease

If so, you may be at a higher risk for thyroid disease. According to the American Thyroid Association, women are five to eight times more likely than men to develop thyroid disorders. If left undiagnosed, thyroid disease can lead to higher risks of other serious conditions, such as cardiovascular diseases, osteoporosis, and infertility. Unfortunately, researchers don’t know exactly why women …

Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes Soaring in South Carolina

South Carolina has some of the best people on earth. We’re friendly, we’re fun, we know how to cook, and we know how to have a good time. But with all that goodness, we do have some things to work on. The number of our people diagnosed with prediabetes and type II diabetes is exceeding the national average. As Ann …