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Halting the spread of diabetes is bigger than just the medical care alone according to the NY Times.

Halting the spread of diabetes is bigger than just the medical care alone according to the NY Times. Diabetes exploded after the 1980’s food pyramid suggested that low-fat foods are best and manufacturers made many foods low-fat by adding sugar.  There are also other likely contributing factors such as more sedentary lifestyles.   Still, one in 7 Americans is now a type 2 diabetic which is an alarming statistic. My son developed this by eating the wrong foods including drinks loaded with sugars and being sedentary.   The disease was controlled best when he worked physically at UPS moving boxes on a Read More »

Statins and diabetes; truth, consequences, or a combination of both.

Statins and diabetes; truth, consequences, or a combination of both. Statins are commonly given a bad rap for their side effects, one being the risk of type 2 diabetes. While it seems logical that high cholesterol increases the risk of some sort of cardiovascular event, many doctors including cardiologists place many folks on these medicines with the belief that they harmlessly will help us live longer.   Some of our patients who had relatively low cholesterol have found themselves taking these drugs. Before undergoing any medical treatment, the idea of benefits vs. risks should be considered.   Just recently, a patient who Read More »

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 »