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Heart Disease; How you can prevent it from happening to you.

Heart Disease; How you can prevent it from happening to you.

Cardiovascular disease claims the lives of 17.7 million people every year, accounting for 31% of all global deaths (WHO, 2017).  You may be asking, “how has this disease become so prevalent in our society and what can I do to prevent it from happening to me?”  This is the question I asked myself after finding…

A Functional Understanding of Carbohydrates

A Functional Understanding of Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates have a distinct role in energy production through the foods we eat. An essential form of the compound is glucose, a six-carbon ring structure. This basic building block of life provides the essential elements for more complex molecular structures utilized in cellular transport, cell signaling, and cellular recognition.  When a monosaccharide such as glucose…