A dish fitting the Paleolithic diet: Seafood stew Which diets are worth our attention and which ones are best left alone? I can help you understand more about how to eat well – from the perspective of a doc who knows how food works in your body. What is the Paleo Diet?

This is the fourth of my six part series on Getting the Most from your Doctor. In part three of this series, I talked about the importance of vitamin D levels and gave you tips on how to increase vitamin D in your body. In part four, I’ll discuss diabetes and Hemoglobin

This is the third of my six part series on Getting the Most from your Doctor. In part two of this series, I talked about inflammation and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), and gave you tips on how to decrease inflammation in your body. In this third installment, I’ll share with you the

Shocked and appalled. The flames continue to be fueled as outrage grows among the public and the medical community – Paula Deen endorsing diabetic medication – really!? (This story has resurfaced thanks to recent allegations of sexual harassment against her and her brother.) Sharing in my outrage, The Doctors  expressed their incredulous

I was sitting with my kids at one of the “buffet” style restaurants. At the table next to us was a child sitting with a “my eyes were bigger than my stomach” plate full of french fries. He asked his mother if he could go up to get some dessert and she

Paula Deen, popular chef, announced that she had diabetes last week on the Today show. It seems that all her fat and sugar laden recipes have finally caught up with her. Diabetes is more common than you may think. Almost 9% of the United States population has diabetes and another 86 million

January 17, 2012

Diabetes Mellitus

Today I read about about a famous person who has had Diabetes for several years. It got me to thinking why Diabetics are treated with the meds they are. There is a class of medicines which works the most naturally of any of the medicines, i.e., like bioidentical hormones do. One, in

Here is yet more evidence of the profound beneficial effects of testosterone on the male body. According to a research paper presented this month at the International Diabetes Federation World Diabetes Congress, replacing testosterone to normal levels in middle aged and elderly men significantly improved all components of metabolic syndrome in 24

I have discussed in previous articles how impaired glucose metabolism, known as insulin resistance (IR), can seriously affect your health. The signs of insulin resistance usually present gradually and are often difficult to recognize or at least, difficult to specifically attribute to insulin resistance. They could include abdominal weight gain, fatigue, depressed

Diabetes is a disease that can lead to a variety of health problems and is a growing health concern around the world. Every day, 4100 people are diagnosed with diabetes, and it is projected that 44 million people have diabetes by the year 2034, nearly doubling the current prevalence of the disease.

Any way you look at them, the statistics and predictions are impressive. In 2010 there were an estimated 18.8 million people in the US with diabetes, and another 7 million who have the disease but have not been diagnosed. Among US residents 65 and older, almost 27% have diabetes. Even more alarming

Chronic stress and/or repetitive stress have physical consequences. There have been many studies done over the years that show a connection between a stressful lifestyle and poor health. Stress actually accelerates the aging process and can shorten your life. It hastens the rate of cellular aging. The inflammatory effects of elevated cortisol

  Recent reports have discovered that quality sleep is just as important as the quantity of sleep.  Even more astounding is that reduced sleep quality raises your risk of type 2 diabetes – significantly.  Follow these tips to ensure you sleep soundly and stay healthy. Maintain a regular bed and awake time

This month is Diabetes awareness month. The statistics are alarming and rising. 12% of men over the age of 20 have diabetes in this country. This rises to 27% for those over 65 years old. It is our North American diet that is to blame. I tell my patients the most important

Diabetes has become a major health concern in the United States with a significant increase in prevalence, resulting in serious health complications regarding morbidity and mortality. The cost of healthcare in the United States is rapidly rising regarding diabetic care. Over 20 million Americans are thought to have insulin resistance, which precedes

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