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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. That’s why I’m…

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How to Stick With an Exercise Program

Though it goes without saying, with the start of each New Year millions of people resolve to either start or get back into a regular exercise routine. But in just a few weeks most have abandoned their resolutions and are back to sitting on the couch. Here are some suggestions to help you stick with…

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4 Natural Type 2 Diabetes Treatments

Since it’s such an epidemic in this country I’m often asked what I recommend for treating type 2 diabetes. So I want to share the four primary type 2 diabetes treatments that have helped not only my patients but countless others regain their health. For starters, all of the type 2 diabetes…

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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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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 addressing its…

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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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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 sugar—even…

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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 rapidly—the burning of…

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A New Study Proves It Again—Diabetes Drugs Don’t Work!

It’s been all over the news. A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that type 2 diabetes is far more aggressive in teens than adults. They also found that the popular diabetes drug metformin often fails to work in teens. For the study, the researchers compared…

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To Avoid Diabetes, Get More Zzzz’s

If you have teenage children or grandchildren, you’ll want to listen up. A new study shows that teens who stay up too late texting or studying won’t just suffer from irritability—that lack of sleep can also lead to diabetes. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of…

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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 significantly higher levels of…

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New Study Shows Psoriasis Doubles Your Diabetes Risk

We know that psoriasis tends to run in families. It’s caused by an overactive immune system that triggers inflammation and excessive production of skin cells, which accumulate in thickened, itchy patches. Now, researchers have found that people with psoriasis are more likely to develop diabetes…

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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 of them…

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To Avoid Diabetes, Slow Down

If you have a tendency to wolf down your food, here’s an incentive to slow down. A recent study suggests eating quickly can increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. To reach these findings, researchers in Lithuania studied the eating habits of 702 people: 234 with type 2 diabetes and 468…

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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 found that…

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Diabesity Challenge Tip: Make a Commitment to Health

Each year, I remind you of the importance of choosing New Year’s resolutions that will improve your health. And while making these resolutions is easy, sticking to them can be anything but. If you have resolved to lose weight and reverse diabetes, you need to focus on how you are going to attain…

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Why Americans are Supersized

If you've ever sat at a restaurant or shopping mall, and thought to yourself that Americans are heavier than ever before, it's not your imagination. In fact, the statistics are downright scary. According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the obesity epidemic is more serious than…

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