Diabetes

Reversing Diabetes is Possible

Reversing Diabetes is Possible

Lifestyle Intervention Can Produce Remission Of Type 2 Diabetes In the Look AHEAD study, 4503 participants were followed to compare the effects of intensive lifestyle-based weight loss interventions vs. diabetes education and support on cardiovascular disease incidence in adults with […]

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Pregnancy: Vitamin-D Deficiency and Gestational Diabetes Risk

Pregnancy: Vitamin-D Deficiency and Gestational Diabetes Risk

Vitamin-D Deficiency and Gestational Diabetes Recent studies of pregnant women show that vitamin-D deficiency during pregnancy was linked with a significantly increased risk for development of gestational diabetes by the second trimester. Increased insulin resistance was linked to vitamin-D deficiency […]

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Difference between Visceral fat and Subcutaneous fat?

Difference between Visceral fat and Subcutaneous fat?

Visceral fat vs. Subcutaneous fat Most know that having a large belly may be unhealthy.  But did you know that not all belly fat is bad?  Much of the fat in the stomach area lies directly under the skin.  This […]

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Gut Bacteria and Diabetes Risk?

Gut Bacteria and Diabetes Risk?

According to a study published in 2012 in the journal Nature, researchers found that individuals with type 2 diabetes often have imbalances in their gut bacteria, as well as low levels of certain bacteria and high levels of opportunistic pathogens […]

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Weight Loss with Nuts

Weight Loss with Nuts

Weight Loss with Nuts Once upon a time,  people who wanted to lose weight would avoid nuts because of their high fat and caloric content. Not anymore. Now they are a common part of many peoples’ diets, from nut flours […]

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The gut and its bacteria a growing focus of research

The gut and its bacteria a growing focus of research

Here is an interesting LA Times article about how the GI tract affects your health.  The Future of Medicine: The gut and its bacteria a growing focus of research. Of course this is nothing new for Functional Medicine doctors like […]

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A Calorie is not just a Calorie

A Calorie is not just a Calorie

It depends where you get the calorie from.  Calories from sugar are not the same as calories from protein or fat.  They are metabolized differently and can effect gene expression.  My advice is to choose low glycemic foods, with an occasional sugary […]

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Reversing Diabetes

Reversing Diabetes

Natural approaches to reversing diabetes through diet, exercise, nutrition.

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Risk factors for Heart Disease and Diabetes

Risk factors for Heart Disease and Diabetes

Otherwise known as Metabolic Syndrome, and previously known as Syndrome X, it includes hypertension (high blood pressure), hypertryglyceridemia (high cholesterol), obesity, hyperinsulinemia (high insulin, insulin resistance), and low HDL. Having one component of metabolic syndrome means you’re more likely to […]

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Reversing Diabetes

Reversing Diabetes

Are you pre-Diabetic? You may be at risk. The prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) has increased dramatically over the past several decades, perhaps because of recent changes in diet and lifestyle. Among these are increased refined carbohydrate consumption, […]

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