Diabetes Articles

Diabetes and prediabetes are conditions that affect over 100 million Americans. If you suffer from one of these conditions, there are actually a lot of things that you can do to help yourself. The articles here are excellent resources on how to deal with blood sugar diseases. Everything from diet suggestions, exercise routines to managing stress can have a positive impact on your overall health.

Lower Blood Sugar Naturally with These 4 Nutrients

Getting your blood glucose levels under control has immediate health benefits – you will feel better, find it easier to maintain a healthier weight, have more energy, put less strain on your joints, and maintain healthier cholesterol and blood pressure | Read More…

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Best Money-Saving Supplements You Should Take Now

With all of the discussions about health care costs in the news these days, I often wonder why we don’t pay more attention to disease prevention, especially chronic conditions, like heart disease, cancer, stroke, osteoporosis, and diabetes. These all-too-common disorders | Read More…

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Diabetes Defeated by Dirk

Dirk was one of those patients who was just not sold on the need to take vitamins of any kind. When he was in his 40s, his wife managed to get him to take a daily multi-vitamin, but other than | Read More…

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The Signs of Diabetes & Tips for Prevention

Like so many of my patients, you probably know your cholesterol levels, and you might even recall your last blood pressure reading. But what about your blood sugar levels? Do you know your A1C? Just as importantly, do you know | Read More…

Cortisol & Insulin Resistance, My Patient’s Story

Like so many patients, Bert’s blood glucose levels climbed steadily higher over the years, until he reached the point in his mid-50s where he needed insulin to get through the day. Every time we discussed lifestyle improvements, Bert would swear | Read More…

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Carob Chip Cookies with Stevia (Sugar Free)

If you are trying to tame your sweet tooth, these delicious sugar free carob chip treats may help. Their sweetness comes from stevia, a healthier sugar alternative, and instead of traditional, sugary chocolate chips, they are made with carob, a | Read More…

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How Much Salt and Sodium is Too Much

If you’re confused about salt and the role it plays in health, you are not alone. I’ve gotten a number of e-mails recently asking for some clarification on salt, which is not surprising. Anyone with high blood pressure has probably | Read More…

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Easy Breakfast Options to Improve Your Health and Memory

Are you a regular breakfast eater? Or, like many of my patients, do you skip the first meal of the day because you’re too busy, not hungry, or trying to lose weight? Here’s a word to the wise — if | Read More…

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Curcumin vs. Turmeric: The Health Benefits

Nearly every day, a patient or two asks me which supplements I consider most important. The answer really depends on the individual’s overall health and lifestyle, things such as diet, exercise, medications, sleep habits, and similar considerations. But as a | Read More…

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Easy Ways to Get the Foods You Need (Even if You Hate Them!)

As a life-long vegetable lover, I’m always a bit mystified when a patient says, “I hate vegetables.” First of all, hate is such a strong word that it hardly seems applicable to a humble vegetable. But apparently, some people feel | Read More…

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Fish Cakes

Great for lunch or a light dinner, these fish cakes are easy to make and much healthier than the frozen, breaded fish sticks or patties you’ll find in stores. If you like fast-food fish sandwiches, you’ll find these cakes are | Read More…

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Take the Mystery Out of Glucose Management

During the holidays, I spent some time thinking about ways my patients could simplify the process of improving their health. As you know by now, contributing factors to good health include: A whole foods, mostly plant-based diet Regular, moderate exercise | Read More…

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How to Win the Blood Sugar Battle

The holiday season may be weeks away, but now is a good time to plan a way around the typical overindulgence, bad choices, and weight gain. The holidays are a great excuse for going overboard, especially when it comes to | Read More…

Jenny’s Weight Loss Victory

Like too many patients, Jenny was looking for a way to lose weight that was fast and easy. Whenever I mentioned my standard advice about exercising and eating more fruits and vegetables instead of fast-food burgers and microwave meals, her | Read More…

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A Guide to Understanding Blood Test Results

If you’re like most of my patients, you’ve probably looked over the alphabet soup of acronyms and abbreviations in your blood test results and wondered what it all means. So to empower my readers, here is a simplified guide to | Read More…

Abby Overcomes Prediabetes

Some patients seem determined to ignore advice, even when it comes from their own doctors. Abby, 52, whom I’d been treating for years, was a talented designer who spent hours every day working on a computer. Ever since I began | Read More…

Gary’s Fatty Liver Problem

Gary had been my patient for about six years, and during that time, he steadily gained weight. Every time I mentioned it, Gary shrugged it off or made vague promises to “do something” about it. Finally, when his blood work | Read More…

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Better Circulation: Supplements & Tips that Work

Are you feeling weary? Are your hands or feet chilly, numb, or tingly even though the weather is warm? Does it seem like you’re not thinking clearly? The problem could be poor circulation, as my patient Doris discovered. The circulatory | Read More…

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Seafood Salad

Maintaining a nutritious, healthful diet is the first step in taking charge of your health. Healthy eating is even more important to those who are diabetic or who might be at risk of becoming so. Pre-diabetes is the precursor to | Read More…

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Natural Remedies for Prediabetes

The “diabesity epidemic” is a good example of how overall health has declined in recent years. “Diabesity” is the name given to the ever-growing number of people being diagnosed with dual health challenges — excess weight and difficulties with blood | Read More…

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Answer the Glucose Wakeup Call

“I know you’re different than most other doctors, and I’m hoping you can help me.” The person speaking was a new patient, who I’ll call Barbara for now. Barbara’s sister worked at my clinic and mentioned that I have a | Read More…

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Don’t Gain a Pound This Holiday

Lucy had done an outstanding job of following a plan we devised to help reduce her weight (which we’ll look at in more detail in an upcoming issue). It included lifestyle changes like daily walks and a new approach to | Read More…