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Lack of Fiber Puts Teens at Risk of Diabetes

Amid a table full of trays stacked with tortilla chips at Moe’s Southwest Grill in Augusta, Shelby Kenrick proudly holds up a bag of apple slices. The 17-year-old from North Augusta is also the rare teen who thinks about fiber. “That’s what I eat for breakfast,” she said, in the form of fiber bars. Not many teens in Augusta are following her example, and it could have serious health consequences, said researchers at the Georgia Prevention Institute at Georgia Health Sciences University. A study of more than 550 adolescents ages 14-18 recruited from Augusta high schools found that on average […]

Diabetes, Celiac Disease and Tinnitus – The Vitamin B12 Link

Research has shown that tinnitus can be caused by a vitamin B12 deficiency.  B12 deficiency is also a common complication in diabetes and celiac disease as they both share the inability to absorb B12 properly.  People who have celiac disease and type II diabetes also have higher rates of nerve-damage related conditions like tinnitus.  In addition, the older you get, the more at risk you may be for developing both a B12 deficiency and tinnitus.  Why? As you get older, you lose a great deal of your ability to absorb B12 from your food through your intestine. Recent research has […]

Diabetes of the Brain

The scariest part of Alzheimer’s Disease is that doctors still don’t quite fully

Is “Frankenwheat” Fueling The Type 2 Diabetes Epidemic?

The FDA’s food pyramid says you should be eating between 6-10 servings of ‘whole grains’ every day.  For many people that translates into several wheat-based products throughout the day like toast or waffles for breakfast, a sandwich for lunch, wheat-based croutons on your salad, wheat in soups and other processed foods, etc.

Can the Right Diet Put an End to Diabetes?

Why manage diabetes when you can simply get rid of it? Despite what you might have heard, Type 2 diabetes is not a lifelong condition according to Dr. Joel Fuhrman. It does not have to shorten your life span or result in high blood pressure, heart disease, kidney failure, blindness or other life-threatening ailments. In fact, most type 2 diabetics can get off medication and become 100 percent healthy in just a few simple steps; using these same steps, most type 1 diabetics can cut their insulin in half and maintain excellent health and quality of life into old age. […]

Fruit Juices Could Increase Diabetes Risk

Fruit can be an excellent snack, but are you eating it the right way? Yes, there actually is a “right way” to eat fruit

Fried Meat May Raise Risk of Diabetes

Toxic chemicals found at high concentrations in fried and grilled meats may raise the risk of diabetes and dementia, researchers say. US scientists found that rodents raised on a Western-style diet rich in compounds called glycotoxins showed early signs of diabetes, along with brain changes and symptoms that are seen in Alzheimer’s disease. The findings matched what the researchers saw in a small number of older people, where those with higher levels of glycotoxins in their circulation had memory and other cognitive problems, and signs of insulin resistance, which precedes diabetes. The results are tentative, but if confirmed by other […]

This Common Food Lowers Risk of Diabetes

I know you just read that title and thought, whaaat? A fat that helps you prevent and even lose belly fat?  Yes, you read it correctly.  But, you wonder, doesn’t eating fat cause you to store more fat? According to new research, the answer is No. It all depends on what type of fat you eat.  Let me tell you more about it… Polyunsaturated Fats May Be Key to Belly Fat Loss, Muscle Gain Over the last several years, I’ve told you about the different types of dietary fats present in the foods you eat.  Before I tell you about how PUFA’s (polyunsaturated fatty […]

Sugar, Diabetes, Alzheimer’s: Unraveling the Truth

Recent studies have led to an interesting correlation between diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. One prominent study (published online by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health) concluded that sugar consumption “correlated significantly” with diabetes, “independently of other socioeconomic, dietary and obesity prevalence changes.” In plain English, they found that the more sugar you consume and the longer you consume it, the higher your diabetes risk; and as sugar consumption drops, diabetes rates drop as well. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), the most common form, is caused by insulin resistance in peripheral tissues and is most frequently […]

Yogurt May Lower Diabetes Risk

Within the last decade, yogurt has earned itself a major health upgrade. These days, it’s considered