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Fighting to Delay the Onset of Diabetes, Part 2

Monday, April 16, 2012 6:34 Comments Off

The four-day meeting provides an overview of current diabetic research. There are hundreds of sessions (and thousands of participants), but I limited my attendance to those that discussed the topic of diabetes prevention.

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Fighting to Delay the Onset of Diabetes, Part 1

Monday, April 16, 2012 6:32 Comments Off

When my daughter was 3 years old, she received ominous medical lab results. Blood work showed her pancreas was under attack from her own immune system. She was at high risk of developing type 1 (juvenile-onset, insulin-dependent) diabetes, and our family was thrown into a state of high alert.

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Smart Diet Strategies. Part 2

Monday, October 10, 2011 11:06 Comments Off

Filling Up On Water Old Diet-Think: “A few glasses of water before dinner will help me eat less.” New Wisdom: Drinking water is great for your health, but contrary to popular belief, it won’t fill you up or curb your appetite. However, eating foods with a high water content can help you push back your […]

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Smart Diet Strategies. Part 1

Monday, October 10, 2011 9:55 Comments Off

Set your eating straight by debunking old “truths”” Think you’ve got the lowdown on losing weight? You’re probably not alone. From cutting out carbs to gulping down water, more than a few of us have diet “truths” we swear by.

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Food Supplements: Be an Informed Consumer. Part 2

Thursday, September 1, 2011 8:48 Comments Off

Supplements On the other hand, we have natural food supplements. The FDA does not regulate these substances and they don’t require a physician or pharmacist to purchase them. The only quality check is the manufacturer, which is required to ensure that the food supplements they produce are safe.

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Food Supplements: Be an Informed Consumer. Part 1

Thursday, September 1, 2011 8:43 Comments Off

Thirty years ago most people didn’t take vitamins, or what we now call -’Food Supplements.’ During this time, those that did take food supplements were considered somewhat ‘off’ or belonging to the longhaired, tie-dye wearing, V.W. van-driving persuasion.

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The Skinny on Reading Food Labels

Monday, August 15, 2011 8:09 Comments Off

Many health-conscious consumers are reading food labels and many find them to be oh-so confusing. Here is a quick guide to skimming food labels to gather the information you need to make an informed decision about what you are purchasing. A trip to the grocery store is not what it used to be. When going […]

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Is There Truth in Supplement Ads Post 2

Thursday, August 11, 2011 5:41 Comments Off

Not that most people wanting to lose weight don’t care about the risk, but the idea of losing the weight and looking good seem to outweigh those worries. There are different reasons that people lose weight. Some lose for the cosmetic value and some want to lose because of health problems or risk of future […]

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Is There Truth in Supplement Ads Post 1

Thursday, August 4, 2011 5:25 Comments Off

All good people should think. How would you address the public about nutritional supplements you are selling that are supposed to help anyone lose unwanted weight while eating everything desired and exercising none? Would (you) the seller of this product disclose any negative information about this product to the public? Well, think about it. Most […]

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