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Diabetes-Free Kids: A Take-Charge Plan for Preventing and Treating Type 2 Diabetes in Children

March 19, 2016

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Diabetes-Free Kids: A Take-Charge Plan for Preventing and Treating Type 2 Diabetes in Children by Sheri Colberg, Ph.D. with Mary Friesz, Ph.D., R.D. — The authors address the growing epidemic of type 2 diabetes (formerly called adult-onset diabetes) among children, and provide parents with an action plan for stopping it in its tracks. They show […]

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Yoga & Diabetes: Your Guide to Safe and Effective Practice

October 31, 2015

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Yoga & Diabetes: Your Guide to Safe and Effective Practice by Annie B. Kay, MS, RDN, RYT, and Lisa B. Nelson, M.D. —  Yoga does more than manage stress. It can calm the nervous system, improve circulation, increase muscle tone, improve balance and, like other forms of physical activity, increase insulin sensitivity and improve glycemic […]

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Diabetes — Are we all at risk?

February 7, 2015

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Diabetes — Are we all at risk? by Dr. Avé C. Sims —  Diabetes mellitus, also known as type II diabetes or late-onset diabetes, is currently the fourth leading cause of death by disease in the U.S., and the number of people afflicted is increasing by 6 percent annually. At this rate, the number of […]

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Fight Diabetes with Vitamins and Antioxidants

July 14, 2014

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Fight Diabetes with Vitamins and Antioxidants by Kedar N. Prasad, Ph.D. —  In this practical, scientific guide, Prasad, a leading researcher in cancer, heart disease and diabetes prevention, reveals the latest revolutionary discoveries on the use of antioxidants and micronutrients to treat diabetes. He details how proper combinations of vitamin and antioxidant supplements can greatly […]

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Our fatal attraction to sugar

June 9, 2014

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Sugar addiction is killing us

Our fatal attraction to sugar by Mary Budinger —  Most of us are sugar addicts. Sugar triggers endorphins and makes us feel good. For many of us, sugar is one of the most addictive substances in the world; two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. One can of soda has 39 grams of sugar — […]

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Sugar’s sweet invitation to disease

May 31, 2014

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Sugar’s sweet invitation to disease by Dr. Martha Grout —  If, for years, you eat more sugar than is needed by the muscles for exercise, you strain the pancreas, asking it to constantly make excess insulin to lower your blood sugar level. Eventually, the pancreas cannot make enough insulin, and the blood sugar level remains […]

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Fight Dementia

April 7, 2014

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Fight Dementia by Dr. Larry Wilson —  Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are costly, debilitating and heartbreaking conditions affecting millions of people worldwide. The incidence of dementia is also expected to increase dramatically in the next 10 to 20 years. Therefore, anything that can be done to limit it is worth doing. Conventional […]

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Damning report on state of U.S. health care

August 28, 2013

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by Mary Budinger —  A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association reports that Americans are living longer these days — an average of 78.2 years now — but we are sicker. Our senior years are increasingly marked by chronic illness or disability. The landmark study compared the U.S. with 34 other […]

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Does “back to school” have to mean sick days?

August 17, 2013

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by Debbie Williams —  The kids are heading back to school and you know what that means — germs, millions of them. With all the disinfectant wipes in retail stores and hand sanitizers in schools these days, you would think this would mean a reduction in germs and therefore less sick days for children and […]

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The stress effect and reduction techniques

June 20, 2013

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Your body is designed to experience stress and react appropriately. Stress will put you in fight-or-flight mode, alert and ready to avoid danger. The body also experiences physiologic responses, such as increased heart and respiratory rates, to enable immediate action. However, increased incidences of illness can develop if these physiologic changes are not restored to […]

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Trimethylglycine (TMG) to the Rescue

June 1, 2013

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  Many people believe or were taught that diet alone provides adequate nutrition and that we do not need to take nutritional supplements. I, too, believed this at one time. However, years of experience as a physician proved me wrong. Our food supply today is low in nutrients — even the […]

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Allergy casualty? The allergy cavalry to the rescue

May 27, 2013

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by Debbie Williams —  Ahhhh-choo! Ahhhh-choo! Sniffle, sniffle. Tissue … repeat. It is that time of year. Do you remember when people came to Arizona to escape allergies? With the influx of people came the influx of plants, and the rest is history. In 2011, the Huffington Post website announced that Phoenix and Las Vegas […]

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Is a gluten-free diet in your future?

March 1, 2013

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by Marianne Crafts-Brandner —  Is someone you know on a gluten-free diet? It is quite possible that person has celiac disease, an intolerance to gluten that causes damage to the intestine. Gluten is found in the following grains: wheat, rye, barley and wheat-related grains such as triticale, kamut and spelt. Oats, although they do not […]

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