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Take A Type-2 Diabetes Diagnosis Seriously!

People are reluctant to change. Many people engage in a variety of defenses and excuses when faced with the diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes. Unfortunately, ignoring the information isn’t an answer that will help or resolve anything. Continue reading

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Diabetes 101: Know The Signs

First and foremost, there are two types of Diabetes, and they are very different from one another. Continue reading

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Is Our Society Addicted to Sugar?

I am NOT one to sit in judgement on any ones’ issues with sugar.  I fight that battle every day, just with different products than the average American.   According to a revealing article in the August issue of National Geographic magazine, the average American eats 22.7 teaspoons of sugar per day.   You find sugar in people’s diets in obvious sources such as candy and soda,  but also in many processed foods such as beef and pork bologna (1.18 tsp), ketchup (3 tbsp, 1.77 tsp), and low fat fruit yogurt (8 oz- 6.16 tsp). Continue reading

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Fighting the Good Fight Against Diabetes

Diabetes is a serious health condition that not only affects your lifestyle, but puts you at risk for other health conditions including high blood pressure, stroke, and nerve damage.  Many Americans are at risk for type 2 diabetes, and the numbers are growing yearly. Continue reading

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Stop Drinking Soda and Improve Your Health!

One change that I always recommend to my clients when we discuss lifestyle-eating, and healthy living options that can be made, is to give up soda.

People often look at me, horrified.  They would rather I ask them to nibble on a pigs ear!  Here are some facts for you about regular and diet sodas and what they do to your body and your mind. Continue reading

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Chronic Inflammation is a Real Pain

Inflammation can be a quiet villain doing damage inside your bodies’ system. Under normal circumstances, some inflammation is not a bad thing.  It is your body’s natural protective responses to an illness or injury. Chronic inflammation is another story.

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The Relationship Between Reflux & Obesity

Obesity and the negative medical consequences of that condition are on the rise in the United States.  High blood pressure, cardiac issues, cholesterol issues, and Type 2 diabetes are the medical conditions typically associated with obesity.  Now researchers are associating GERD with being overweight. Gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a condition in which the stomach contents (food or liquid) leak backwards from the stomach into the esophagus (the tube from the mouth to the stomach). This action can irritate the esophagus, causing heartburn and other symptoms. Continue reading

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Diabetes: An Illness Affecting 24 Million Americans

Around 24 million Americans have Diabetes or the precursors to diabetes. Women who get diabetes are more likely to have a heart attack.

There are two types of diabetes; 1 and 2. Type 1 is an auto-immune disease that destroys insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. The treatment helps muscles absorb and use blood sugar. In type 2, the body looses it’s sensitivity to insulin. Historically, type 2 primarily affects obese people. Today, children and normal weight people are being diagnosed. Continue reading

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Fighting The Effects of Peripheral Neuropathy

Diabetes affects 25.8 million people in the United States. Whether the patient is diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2, the health care issues involved are painful and costly.  Peripheral neuropathy is a painful and difficult to treat complication of diabetes. The symptoms are unrelenting pain in the feet due to nerve sensitivity.   Many people find little relief of symptoms even with medication. Continue reading

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