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Lose Weight, Lose Diabetes

To show you how making a commitment to lifestyle changes is one of the best preventive methods for reversing diabetes, I want to share one of my favorite diabetes success stories. It comes from a gentleman named J.D. J.D. writes: “Dr. Whitaker, four and a half years ago, I was 43 and in the…

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Burning Energy and Losing Weight

Let’s quickly take a look at how the body burns energy. 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…

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Lose Weight With a Mini-Fast Diet

I’m sure many of you would like to drop a few pounds. Perhaps you’re trying to get a handle on diabetes, metabolic syndrome, heart disease or another weight-related health problem—or maybe you just want to look and feel better. I understand that weight loss is not easy.…

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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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Just Say No to Diet Drugs

I am often asked which diet drugs I recommend to patients trying to lose weight, and my advice is simple: None. And the reason? They are often dangerous for your health. Instead of looking for a magic bullet, try improving your diet and exercising more. You should also focus on supplements that help…

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Weight Loss and the Yo-Yo Phenomenon

The yo-yo phenomenon is the predictable effect of crash dieting. Here’s how it happens: When you go on a very low-calorie diet, say 800 calories or less per day, the weight comes off rapidly at first. But this extreme calorie-cutting causes your metabolism to slow down to conserve energy.…

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7 Signs and Symptoms of Hypothyroidism

More and more patients are asking their doctors to check their thyroid hormones, which means awareness of thyroid issues has gained some momentum. This is good news since up to 10 percent of Americans—tens of millions of people—are affected by thyroid problems. The bad news is that half…

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What Is Type 2 Diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes, sometimes referred to as non-insulin-dependent diabetes or adult-onset diabetes, is marked by elevated blood glucose levels. The problem starts at the insulin receptor sites on the cells’ surfaces—they simply won’t open up to let in glucose and other nutrients,…

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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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Diabesity Challenge Tip: Create a Support System

When it comes to weight loss, it’s easy to get off track. There are temptations around every corner, and hectic daily schedules and the sheer “busyness” of life can make exercise a chore. The key to navigating these potential pitfalls is to create a support system. Choose a friend…

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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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More Weight Loss Secrets the Diet Industry Won't Reveal

You may remember a blog I wrote several weeks back about how exercise can reprogram your brain so you won’t overeat. That’s a secret the diet industry won’t tell you about, since they can’t directly profit off your ability to take a brisk walk. Well, now I want to reveal even…

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Do You Have Low Thyroid Function?

Low thyroid function (hypothyroidismh or underactive thyroid) is surprisingly common, affecting about one in eight women from 35 to 65 years of age, and one in five women older than 65. Not many people spend time thinking about their thyroid gland, but if you have unexplained weight gain or fatigue,…

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Insulin: A Little-Known Cause of High Blood Pressure

One of the most common treatments for diabetes, insulin, is bad news. Not only does it actually cause weight gain, but research shows insulin can end up being a cause of high blood pressure. Taiwanese researchers looked at more than 87,000 diabetic patients who were given either oral treatment for…

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Diabetes and the Western Diet

One of the primary reasons we’re seeing a worldwide glut of insulin-resistant diabetes is because more and more emerging nations are adopting the Western diet that we’ve “enjoyed” for years. Indigenous diets of fresh fruits and vegetables, legumes, and whole grains are being…

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Why Low-Carbohydrate Diets Work

There is one reason why very low-carbohydrate weight loss diets like the one popularized by Dr. Atkins work for so many people. It’s because they don’t replenish carbohydrate stores, so the body is in a constant “fat-burning” mode. You see, people who eat a lot of fat and…

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Do You Have Pre-Diabetes?

Pre-diabetes occurs when a person’s blood sugar is elevated above normal but not quite to diabetic levels. People with pre-diabetes have either impaired fasting glucose (IFG), impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), or both. To determine if IFG is present, you must fast overnight and then have your…

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Diabesity Challenge Tip: Stretch Your Mind And Body With Yoga

It’s no secret that many people are emotional eaters. When times get tough, deadlines are looming, or the demands of friends and family are overwhelming, you head to the refrigerator (or freezer or cupboard). For many people, figuring out how to break the emotional eating/stress cycle can be…

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Diabetic Diet: Recipe for Orange County Special Salad

My recipe for orange county special salad is chock full of vitamin C and beta-carotene, making it a delicious option for losing weight and boosting your immune system. You can find this and other diabetic diet recipes in my Reversing Diabetes Cookbook. Enjoy! Recipe for Orange County Special Salad…

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Diabetes Can Affect Your Liver

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 If you are living with diabetes, you should know that the health of your liver may be at risk. People with diabetes, especially those who are obese, are at particular risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which can progress to…

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Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms

Many people dealing with diabetes admit that the disease snuck up on them. They didn’t see it coming. These men and women didn’t suddenly lose weight or become excessively hungry and thirsty (as those with type 1 diabetes often experience), nor did they feel sick in any way. In fact,…

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5 Easy, Effective Ways To Boost Your Metabolism

People often talk about having a slow metabolism that makes it tough to lose weight. But what exactly is metabolism? It’s the breakdown and processing of nutrients from the foods we eat and their transformation into energy. Metabolic rate, which differs from person to person, is influenced by…

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