Author Archive: Christopher Noftall
Originally born and raised in Woburn Massachusetts (love my Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics and Bruins!) I made my trek northward to the beautiful state of Maine back in October 2003 after marrying my college sweetheart. We began a family in 2004 and I am happy to say that we have 4 happy, healthy, beautiful children that bring an amazing amount of joy to our lives!
I am also a type 1 diabetic. Diagnosed back in 2006 (out of the blue), at a routine doctors visit. Diabetes has single handed-ly been the biggest obstacle that I have faced in my life. At the time I had no idea of what a roller coaster ride I would be in for, I mean really, what's a couple finger sticks a day and a couple shots of insulin for food...this will be easy, I got this! Well 2 ER visits later, I quickly found out that this was no joke, and if I wanted to see my little ones grow up, this was something that I needed to take seriously!
Little by little as we began to digest all of the information that was being thrown at us...fast acting insulin, short acting insulin, lancets, test meters, test strips, ketone sticks, carb counting, food groups, glucagon emergency kits, insulin pumps, glucose monitors...OMG, my head was spinning like a top!! After a couple of crazy years, I can happily say that I am well controlled and feel absolutely amazing!
Not to be lost in all of this either is the amazing support of my wife. She has been my rock! She has been with me every step of the way, from 2am finger sticks to helping me change out a failed pump in the middle of a crowded restaurant. She truly is an amazing wife and mom and I can't imaging my life without her love and support- love you babe!
Have you been trying to get of that belly fat! Having a flat belly or so-called “six-pack abs” is a dream of most adults. If you’re middle-aged, have ever been pregnant, or sometimes indulge in too much food or one too many beers, you probably have a spare tire you’d like to get rid of. […]
With the emphasis placed on beauty and outward appearances in our society, teeth whitening procedures is gaining popularity for some people. In an effort to make teeth whiter, some people turn to teeth whitening treatments. Teeth whitening products are available over-the-counter and at a dentist office. The active ingredient in these products is usually either hydrogen […]
What Are Probiotics? Probiotics are microorganisms—such as bacteria, viruses and yeasts—that can be seen only under a microscope and that are often referred to as “healthy” or “good” bacteria. According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) and defined by the World Health Organization, probiotics are “live microorganisms, which, when administered in […]
What Is Essante Organics? Essante Organics commitment to quality is paramount. We hold the highest sourcing and selection standards. If an ingredient does not pass our strict criteria during the process, at any stage, from the agricultural level to the final inspection process, it is rejected. Once each ingredient is approved the end result is perfection: […]
What Is Nitric Oxide? Nitric Oxide is a free form gas that is produced in the body and is used by the body to communicate with other cells in the body. To produce this gas, enzymes in the body break down the amino acid L-arginine. Nitric Oxide is a molecule consisting of one atom of nitrogen […]
Menopause is defined as the state of an absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. The menopausal transition starts with varying menstrual cycle length and ends with the final menstrual period. Perimenopause means “the time around menopause” and is often used to refer to the menopausal transitional period. It is not officially a medical term, but is […]
Everyday we chow down on chemically produced food that carry deadly poisons. Today, the food we eat…meat, poultry and dairy, we eat the residue of everything the animal ate, including growth hormones, pesticides and contaminants. Following are some of the harmful chemicals commonly found in our food and personal products, along with descriptions of what […]
Has your doctor told you to take a low dose aspirin every day? Many of us are advised to add a simple “baby” aspirin to our daily diet in order to reduce the risk of heart disease and other problems. Can a simple and old fashioned remedy like a baby aspirin save our lives? Lets […]
Many people ask, what is kale? The health benefits of kale are being reported in major outlets, whether the general media or scientific journals. The light that is currently being shed on kale is that it is one of the most potent health promoting vegetables known to man. Kale is similar to other nutritional powerhouses, […]
Since it was launched in the ’70s, no other diet has received celebrity endorsements as much as the Atkins diet. Devised by Dr. Atkins, the diet focuses on low-carbohydrate meals. Whether or not these meals can lead to weight loss is still a controversial issue, especially in countries like Japan and China, which have the lowest […]