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Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

Breakfast timing can make all the difference in blood sugar levels

Intermittent fasting is linked to everything from weight loss to reduced inflammation and the improvement of conditions associated with diabetes, like insulin resistance and A1C levels. But starving yourself for hours may be unnecessary if you get your breakfast timing right…

Joyce Hollman

Sneaky added sugars double your liver’s fat production

Trying to avoid fat in your diet isn’t easy. But avoiding hidden sugars is next to impossible. Here’s some incentive: A surprisingly small amount of sugar daily can cause your body to go into fat production overdrive and steer you into diabetes or fatty liver disease.

Carolyn Gretton

The tea that tames metabolic syndrome

Not only are hibiscus flowers beautiful, but they are also very good for your health. Loaded with more antioxidants than even green tea, hibiscus can help attack the inflammation that’s the root cause of many diseases. In fact, researchers are exploring its use in the group of conditions known as metabolic syndrome…

Carolyn Gretton

How type 2 diabetes may increase risk for Parkinson’s disease

Aging can come with higher risks of many diseases, including type 2 diabetes and Parkinson’s disease. These two diseases may seem unrelated, but they share a lot of the same characteristics inside the body. And now it appears there may be a definite link between type 2 diabetes and your risk for Parkinson’s.

Carolyn Gretton

Overcome stress eating and improve metabolism with ‘psychobiotics’

There is a complex interplay between stress eating, obesity and the kinds of metabolic issues that can lead to type 2 diabetes. Managing all these factors usually takes multiple steps. But a team of researchers may have found an interesting shortcut involving a particular kind of “good” bacteria…

Joyce Hollman

Walnuts slash heart disease and diabetes

During early Roman times, the walnut was considered a food for the gods. But recently scientists have been using artificial intelligence to dig deeper and identify the specific components of walnuts that can add years to your life by slashing disease risk.

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Carolyn Gretton

Why your mouth is the gateway to health or disease in your body

We know it’s important to keep our teeth and gums clean, but we often don’t consider how much good oral hygiene is connected with our whole-body health. More and more research is showing just how much our oral health can influence our overall health — and vice versa…

Carolyn Gretton

The vitamin deficiency putting diabetics in danger from COVID-19

It’s smart to make sure you’re getting the right level of vitamins and minerals in your diet. But COVID-19 is making this more important than ever. Case in point: a study that shows a link between deficiency of a crucial vitamin and severe COVID-19, especially if you’re diabetic…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

The 6-month diet that could put type 2 diabetes into remission

Ready to battle your blood sugar problems and win the war against diabetes for good? According to an analysis of research, your best weapon could be a simple diet you only need follow for six months to ditch diabetes, lose weight and even improve your triglyceride levels.

Carolyn Gretton

Does obesity increase your disease risk or not?

Bad health and obesity don’t always go hand in hand. Yes, there’s a connection with some health problems, including diabetes, stroke, heart disease and cancer. However, some obese people are considered healthy by most standards. Scientists believe they’ve pinned down what makes the difference…

Tracey G. Ingram, AuD

Vitamin D may halt diabetes in its tracks

Millions of U.S. adults have prediabetes and don’t know it because most are asymptomatic. In fact, prediabetes has become one of the most important health topics of preventative medicine in recent years. That’s because progression from prediabetes to type 2 diabetes isn’t inevitable. Lifestyle changes and one important vitamin may stop it in its tracks. […]

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

Boosting testosterone could help men ward off type 2 diabetes

Even though type 2 diabetes is considered the most preventable disease of all, blood sugar problems are at epidemic proportions across our country. The question is, with those skyrocketing rates, how do you avoid becoming just another statistic? Well, according to a brand-new study, the key could lie in the most well-known male hormone… Testing […]

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