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Diabesity Challenge Tip: Get Back on Track After the Holidays

With all of the temptations that abound during the holidays, it’s easy to fall off the weight loss wagon. But don’t worry. You can get back on track today by making my mini-fast with exercise protocol a part of your daily routine. Unlike 12-week programs, fad diets, and the like, the…

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Diabesity Challenge Tip: Thank You and Keep Up the Great Work

I hope you’ve enjoyed participating in my Diabesity Challenge. More important, I hope you’ve have terrific success! As the challenge ends, our battle with diabetes and obesity does not. If you know someone who has problems with weight or blood sugar control, please encourage them to…

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10 Tips for Healthy Weight Loss

I recognize that weight loss can be difficult. But following these 10 tips for healthy weight loss is the best way to lose weight. * Avoid bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, and other starches. * Eliminate desserts and other sugars. * Eat protein with every meal and snack. * Select lean protein sources…

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Treating Hot Flashes With Weight Loss

Hot flashes, which affect roughly two out of three menopausal women and can last for more than five years, are annoying at best and downright unbearable at worst. Fortunately, researchers from the University of California at San Francisco have found that effectively treating hot flashes can be as…

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Weight Loss is About Burning Fat

The preferred high-octane fuel of the body is carbohydrate in the form of glucose. Between meals, when there’s no fresh supply of glucose in your blood, energy is derived from your glycogen stores. Once these limited stores are exhausted—and they’re exhausted quite…

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The Obesity Epidemic Linked to Higher Pain

Here's some bad news for manufacturers of pain medications--who are raking in the "big bucks" off the obesity epidemic in America... Newly presented research at the EFIC Congress in Hamburg, Germany—a pain research organization—showed that obese people experience…

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Diabesity Challenge Tip: Surround Yourself With Support

I’m sure you’ve heard the expression “birds of a feather flock together,” but did you know it applies to weight gain and even obesity? According to Harvard researchers, the people you associate with could be affecting your likelihood of becoming obese. In fact, researchers…

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Study Shows Psoriasis Can Double Your Diabetes Risk

We know that psoriasis tends to run in families. This condition is caused by an overactive immune system that triggers inflammation and excessive production of skin cells, which accumulate in thickened, itchy patches. Researchers have also discovered that people with psoriasis are more likely to…

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Higher Blood Sugar Levels Linked With Cognitive Impairment

A couple of years ago, I wrote about a study examining the link between diabetes and Alzheimer’s in which Japanese researchers found that type 2 diabetes increased the risk of dementia by 35 percent. Now, research recently published in the journal Neurology suggests that higher blood…

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How to Beat Metabolic Syndrome

Tens of millions of Americans are suffering with metabolic syndrome—the precursor to type 2 diabetes—and if you have abdominal fat, hypertension, abnormal lipids, and/or borderline high blood sugar, you’re likely one of them. Fortunately, you can beat metabolic syndrome by…

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Safe and Effective Weight Loss Supplements

It’s no secret that losing weight is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. So if you’re one of the millions resolving to shed a few pounds, I want to share a few friendly reminders on how to ensure success in the coming months. For starters, by now, I hope you realize…

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Health Benefits of L-Carnitine

Carnitine and I go way back—I wrote about the health benefits of L-carnitine in the very first issue of Health & Healing in August 1991. Back then all we really knew about this supplement was that it improved angina, heart function, and exercise tolerance in patients with coronary artery…

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