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A national policy to reduce sugar intake could reduce heart disease.

A national policy to reduce sugar intake could reduce heart disease. Metabolic syndrome was one of the most common causes of death due to covid-19.  Sugar consumption in the USA is largely to blame. From sugary soft drinks to our policies such as the failed food pyramid in the 1980s which told people to avoid fat which had food companies adding sugar to processed foods, more people have become diabetic and obese. While having a good healthcare system is important, having the public stay healthier by avoiding an overabundance of sugar is actually smart and cost-effective. It is far more Read More »

What is the most common cause of diabetes?

What is the most common cause of diabetes? What do Halle Berry, Tom Hanks, and Nick Jonas, and other celebrities all have in common? Diabetes.  The disease is one of the most common health conditions in the united states and the numbers are growing. Type 1 or type 2; depends on the reasons for the disease. Check out this great article on diabetes that explains the different types, the causes, the diagnosis, and what you can do about it The #1 Cause of Diabetes, Say Experts Knowing this could save your life. BY KARINA MARGIT ERDELYI MARCH 19, 2021 Chances Read More »

Eat these foods for a healthier gut according to the NY Times.

Eat these foods for a healthier gut according to the NY Times. Science shows us that many of the diseases doctors treat medicinally begin in the gut. If you want to be healthier, you need to have a healthier gut. Food is medicine, and unhealthy foods over time can make us ill resulting in autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular problems, and more. It is more expensive and less effective in treating diseases caused by unhealthy life practices medically, than feeding people better. Unfortunately, many of the ideas people relied on such as the food pyramid have often done more harm than good. Read More »

Diabetes patients who hacked the pancreas. Find out more

Diabetes patients who hacked the pancreas. Find out more Many Americans have diabetes which may be a result of many years of bad food pyramids recommending fat-free foods that were loaded with sugar. I found a fascinating story about a number of tech-savvy diabetes patients who collectively were able to take existing technology and with the help of the companies who manufacture the device, made it work as the pancreas does. The pancreas controls insulin release and for diabetics who rely on dosing themselves via injection, having a small device they wear on their body like a beeper can help Read More »

Reduce your likelihood of developing diabetes if you do this.

Reduce your likelihood of developing diabetes if you do this. The statistics of how many people are developing diabetes in the United States is amazing. In 2015, 30.3 million Americans, or 9.4% of the population, had diabetes according to the American Diabetes Association. They also noted the economics costs as being $245 billion: Total costs of diagnosed diabetes in the United States in 2012 $176 billion for direct medical costs $69 billion in reduced productivity This disease, when combined with obesity is raising healthcare costs for all of us, and the companies who are selling the equipment to test, monitor and Read More »