Category Archives: Diabetes

Lifestyle: The Healthier Alternative to Sitting

Ok so we’ve been told that sitting is more dangerous to our health than smoking, so we have adjusted our habits. Many people have incorporated standing desks into their daily work routine. We set our timers and get up at … Continue reading

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Healthy Aging: Can You Spare 10 Minutes a Day

Incorporating movement and staying active daily is key to remaining independent and fit in later years. As we age, being able to do simple things like hurrying across a street or even just getting dressed and out the door in … Continue reading

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Gut Health: What’s Sunshine Got to Do With It

“Do not go outside without sunscreen and a big floppy hat to protect your face!” We have been hearing these instructions for years. Watch out for too much sun exposure. While you certainly don’t want to get burned, maybe we’ve … Continue reading

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Weight Loss: Focusing on the Wrong Thing

Weight loss is not as easy as eating less and exercising more. We all know that. It’s more complex and we are all unique metabolically, so what is effective for me may not work for you. That’s why it’s best … Continue reading

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Weight Loss: How to Change Your Perspective on Exercise

Several weeks ago I did a blog about the health benefits of regular exercise for women over 50. You can access it here. I don’t think too many people would argue that exercise isn’t an important part of living a … Continue reading

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Health: How Safe are Your Meds

You suffer from GERD or heartburn and your doctor recommends something like the over-the-counter drug, Zantac to give you relief. Or you are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and your doctor prescribes Metformin, considered by many medical experts to be … Continue reading

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Diabetes: Are You Deficient in This Mineral

When you think about a mineral that is critical for managing glucose levels you may immediately think of chromium. It is used by our bodies for carbohydrate, fat, and protein metabolism, and is essential for maintaining normal blood sugar. However, … Continue reading

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Nutrition: A Surprising Substitution

The Center for Nutrition Research at Illinois Institute of Technology released a new study concluding that meals that substitute fresh avocado for refined carbs resulted in a significant reduction in feelings of hunger and an increase in how satisfied study … Continue reading

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Heart Health: Are Statins Worth the Risk

I have done several posts detailing risks associated with taking statin drugs to lower cholesterol in an effort to improve heart health. You can type “heart health” or “cholesterol” into the search box and quite a few past posts will … Continue reading

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Weight Loss: Is There a Best Exercise

Last week I talked about whether there’s a best time to exercise. This week I want to ask if there are certain types of exercise that are better for weight loss than others.  Personally, I believe the bottom line is … Continue reading

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