The Down Side to Prescription Drugs – What You May Not Know

CarbSmart - Down Side to Prescription Drugs

Many people taking prescription or OTC meds are willing to risk some mild side effects to feel better. Package inserts, drug info sites on the Internet, pharmacists, and the prescribing practitioner can be helpful providing information about side effects. However, one of the potentially damaging side effects you are rarely told about is the negative effect of medications on nutrient levels. Drugs can interfere with absorption of nutrients or inappropriately increase excretion. Keep in mind that vitamins and minerals play a major role in hundreds and hundreds of chemical reactions in the body vital for life.

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CarbSmart Magazine Is Now Available in Apple’s iTunes Newsstand

CarbSmart Magazine September 2013 Issue

CarbSmart Magazine serving the low carb community, has taken its digital presence to the Apple iPad, Google Android and Amazon Kindle tablets.

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Finding Your Own Personal Carb Limit

Pasta Carbs

Most of us have adopted a low carb lifestyle for health reasons and have had tremendous success, both with weight loss and reversing diseases of modern civilization. When we first start out, the weight loss and energy we feel from reducing our carb intake keeps us motivated. Once we’ve reached our goals, it can be tricky trying to navigate adding carbs back into our diets without completely going off the rails.

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Ask The Low Carb Doctor with Dr. James Carlson: Send Us Your Questions

Do you have a question or comment about low carb dieting, diabetes or the Paleo lifestyle? Dr. James Carlson, Board Certified Family Physician and Nutritional Biochemist, is here at CarbSmart to answer any and all of your questions. Click through to submit your questions now!

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I Have Insulin Resistance, Now What? (Part 3 of 3, Who Am I?)

Valerie Berkowitz, MS, RD, CDE, CDN

Looking for the signs and symptoms of insulin resistance is only the beginning of the journey - there is a bigger issue. A major problem lies in the attitude and standards of practice for health care professionals. Valerie Berkowitz continues to look at her history with insulin resistance to help guide you to learn how to feed yourself with what your body really needs.

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The Resolution That Makes The Others Possible

New Year Resolutions

At a time when most people are thinking about setting short-term goals, Dana Carpender suggests this one overarching resolution: To continually keep in mind the line between what we can change and what we can’t change, and to frequently check in on our assumptions about the difference.

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Causes and Symptoms of Insulin Resistance During Pregnancy (Part 2 of 3, Who Am I?)

Low Carb Pregnancy

In order to figure out my unexplained and substantial weight gain, my starting point of thought was "What is the underlying cause for this excessive weight gain during my pregnancy, and why was it so difficult to get it off?" Valerie Berkowitz shares part 2 of her personal story about her history with Dr. Atkins and how she learned about insulin resistance during pregnancy.

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Eating to Beat Breast Cancer – Part 3 of a 3 Part Series

In part 3 of her 3 part series, Susie T Gibbs shares her experience with living with breast cancer and her low carb lifestyle. Part 3 includes several of the latest studies, articles, and even YouTube Videos that will help you make the most informed decision possible about what to eat and how to eat, should you or a loved one develop breast cancer.

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