About Carla Hightower, MD

Carla Hightower, MD is an integrative health coach. She provides an online group health coaching program for diabetes. In this online course, she educates clients on how to improve the underlying diet and lifestyle factors causing insulin resistance, the hallmark of type 2 diabetes. Clients learn how to help the body heal itself and reduce the need for medication. Quality of life is greatly improved.

Three Foods to Avoid With Diabetes

By | June 29th, 2016|General, Health|

By changing your diet, it is possible to reverse type 2 diabetes (and significantly improve type 1 diabetes). Avoid the following foods to markedly improve or even reverse diabetes. #1 Dietary fat Fatty food worsens diabetes, because fat makes your [...]

Three Spices for Pain Relief

By | May 7th, 2016|General, Nutrition|

Anti-inflammatory spices, turmeric, ginger, and cinnamon provide pain relief, naturally. These spices help relieve pain without harmful side effects. Of course, you also need to eliminate sugar and processed junk food. Sugar significantly worsens pain and inflammation. Sugar [...]

Three Ways To Lower Blood Pressure Naturally

By | May 4th, 2016|Health|

High blood pressure (hypertension) is not a condition that you must live with for the rest of your life. You can use food as medicine to lower your blood pressure effectively. Hypertension means that the force of the blood against the artery walls [...]

Foods to Lower Your Cholesterol

By | February 23rd, 2016|Health, Nutrition|

The Standard American Diet (SAD) created an epidemic of people experiencing high cholesterol and heart disease. But, you can dramatically lower your cholesterol by changing the food you eat. Cholesterol is harmful because it causes inflammation and forms plaques in your [...]

Should You Take a Cholesterol-lowering Statin Medication?

By | January 20th, 2016|Health|

Whether or not you need a cholesterol-lowering statin medication depends on the type of food you eat. High cholesterol is a choice you make at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In most cases, you can markedly lower your cholesterol by changing what [...]

Dr. Carla Hightower Discusses Food That Increases Energy and Fights Pain

By | January 16th, 2016|Media|

How Much Alcohol is Safe?

By | December 31st, 2015|Health|

Alcohol increases the risk for mortality from accidents, heart disease, liver disease, and several types of cancers, including tumors of the mouth, throat, breast, liver, esophagus, and colon. How much alcohol is too much? Public service announcements routinely inform the [...]

Eat Leafy Greens to Prevent and Fight Cancer

By | December 21st, 2015|Health|

Leafy greens contain powerful anti-cancer compounds: isothiocyanates, carotenoids, and folate. You should eat leafy greens at least three times a day, so start making green smoothies, salads, and cooked leafy greens part of your daily routine. How do leafy greens fight cancer? Isothiocyanates are [...]

Cinnamon Lowers Blood Sugar In Diabetes

By | December 4th, 2015|Featured, Health|

Cinnamon is a delicious spice that lowers blood sugar and helps control diabetes. When people with diabetes consume cinnamon on a regular basis, they lower their requirements for diabetes medications and insulin. What is diabetes? Diabetes is a condition in which glucose [...]

Arugula: A Green Rocket On Your Plate

By | August 20th, 2015|Health, Nutrition|

Arugula, commonly called rocket salad (roquette in French) originates from the Latin word “eruca”. This green salad has a spicy, peppery taste and is full of key nutrients. Arugula acts like a powerhouse in your body, protecting you against heart [...]