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Diabetes and Weight Gain Caused by This Common Food Additive

The United States is one of the most overweight nations in the world. It’s sad but it’s true. If you were to ask me why this is, I’d tell you part of this can be attributed to calorie dense foods, another part is because our culture is moving towards a more sedentary lifestyle. And then there’s also the fact many people are over-stressed, over-fed, and suffering from hormonal imbalances which lead to off-kilter insulin levels. Those are the easily explainable reasons for weight gain and the explosion of incidences of diabetes. However, what you may find interesting is recent research indicates there might also be another reason behind the high numbers of cases of both extreme weight gain and type...

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3 BIG Reasons I Rarely Prescribe Diabetes Meds

When I was in medical school I was beaten over the head with the idea that if a person was suffering from a disease like type-2 diabetes, the best way to make them better was to get them on some kind of medication. When I left medical school not only did my head hurt from the beating… I sincerely believed medications were the best way to treat diabetes. Fortunately it wasn’t long into my residency that I discovered prescribing medications to treat diseases like type 2 diabetes was a misguided effort. Residency introduced me to the integrative approach to medicine. Especially, type 2 diabetes treatment. An approach where I looked at a how a person developed type 2 diabetes and...

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This Common Spice Is Great For Improving Insulin Sensitivity

As many of you know, one of the main reasons patients come to me now is because they’re looking for safe, natural options to help to improve their blood sugar. People are getting the message. Doing all you can to keep your blood sugar under control is one of the surest paths to living a life full of energy and free of disease. They’re also tired of their doctors telling them to try conventional treatments whose side effects require intense legal disclaimers… And they want something that doesn’t just improve their blood sugar, they’d like for it to boost other areas of health too. Well I’m happy to report I have several options here that allow my patients to have their cake and...

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This Might Make Women Develop Diabetes

  Diabetes, it’s a disease that everyone reading this is familiar with, and it’s a disease that many people end up developing and dealing with for the rest of their lives. Like most doctors, I don’t enjoy seeing people develop diabetes. Caveat - when I speak of developing diabetes I’m speaking of type 2 diabetes or as many people call it “late-onset diabetes” and not type 1 diabetes which is typically a condition diagnosed in early childhood. And while I don’t enjoy seeing people develop diabetes I’m always happy to report that in many cases a person can reverse their diabetes. Often with little more than a change in diet and lifestyle (among other changes that I recommend in the privacy...

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Guess What “Too Much” Coffee Does To You

  One of the beverages health professionals like myself are asked about frequently is coffee. Because coffee is a drug (well, caffeine is a drug) and it obviously has stimulatory properties, people can’t help but think it’s bad for you. Makes sense, right? If it makes your heart race and you can’t function without it then it’s got to be bad for you, right? Especially if you drink a lot of it through the day. Not so fast health conscious reader. The truth is because coffee is such a popular beverage (Americans drink 146 billion cups annually) it’s been the subject of a massive number of studies. In fact, It may be the most well-studied beverage on the planet, even more...

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