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15 10, 2016

Yo-Yo Dieting

By | October 15th, 2016|Diet, Health, Nutrition, Wellness|0 Comments

“Yo-yo dieting” also referred to as “weight cycling” or “crash dieting” are terms used to describe the extremely restrictive dieting method used by those who wish to lose those pesky pounds as quickly as possible. These types of dieting habits cannot be maintained long term as they are just as unrealistic as they are unhealthy. [...]

10 10, 2016

Why is eating enough protein so important?

By | October 10th, 2016|Diet, Health, Nutrition, Wellness|0 Comments

Protein is responsible for maintaining you muscle mass, which is critical for maintaining your metabolic rate. It is also especially important after exercise because your muscle fibers are being broken down. For your muscle to grow and heal properly, a diet of adequate is required. Protein stabilizes blood sugar levels. Although insulin levels are required [...]

18 12, 2014

What Sugar Does to Your Body

By | December 18th, 2014|Diabetes, Diet, Nutrition, Wellness|0 Comments

The instant something sweet touches your tongue, your taste buds direct-message your brain: deee-lish. Your noggin's reward system ignites, unleashing dopamine. Meanwhile, the sugar you swallowed lands in your stomach, where it's diluted by digestive juices and shuttled into your small intestine. Enzymes begin breaking down every bit of it into two types of molecules: glucose [...]

17 07, 2014

Can you stomach this?

By | July 17th, 2014|Diabetes, Diet, Exercise, Nutrition, Wellness|0 Comments

When I was in medical school people used to talk about “juvenile” or adult-onset” diabetes, as if there was somehow a magic age divide for those two types of diabetes. Oh boy, how did that picture change over the years! The age designation disappeared in 1979 as it was realized that your age by itself [...]

10 06, 2014

New study to identify individuals are at highest risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes

By | June 10th, 2014|Diet, Health, Nutrition, Wellness|0 Comments

A new study has shown that combining 2 ways of assessing a person's size —body mass index (BMI) and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) —may be a better way of identifying which overweight and obese individuals are at highest risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes than either measurement alone. The work was reported at the 2014 European [...]

7 08, 2013

What’s the 1-800-BAD DRUG today?

By | August 7th, 2013|Diabetes Medications, Wellness|0 Comments

Isn’t it amazing that seemingly every other TV commercial urges you to: “If you or a loved one have suffered losses in this case, please click the link below and your complaint will be sent to a drugs & medical lawyer who may evaluate your Januvia/Byetta/Victoza/put another drug from the incretin category here claim at [...]

8 07, 2013

Too Much Sugar…

By | July 8th, 2013|Diet, Health, Manage Diabetes, Wellness|0 Comments

We still consume way too much added sugar in our food, especially at home, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report by Bethene Ervin and Cynthia Ogden showed. One culprit is sugary sodas. Although other research has shown that soda consumption has been declining, if you look at individual foods and beverages, these drinks still [...]

1 05, 2013

Stay away from sugar-sweetened beverages

By | May 1st, 2013|Health, Manage Diabetes, Wellness|0 Comments

Hopefully everyone knows by now that drinking sugar-sweetened beverages (those which have added sweeteners like sucrose, high-fructose corn syrup and fruit juice concentrates) is bad for you if you have diabetes: they lead to unnecessary weight gain and spikes in blood sugar levels. However, a new research study (just published online in the journal Diabetologia, [...]