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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 follow my…

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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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