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The 5 Top Tips For Feeding Our Children Right From The Start

Elizabeth W Boham MD, MS, RD | Posted 08.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth W Boham MD, MS, RD

Below are the top 5 tips for getting your child off to the right start in life.

Why Are Sugars in Drinks Singled Out?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 04.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

So is it just that liquid sugar lends itself to overconsumption, or does sugar in liquid form pose an especially tough burden on our body's metabolism?

6 Strategies for Surviving Gestational Diabetes

Allison Alter | Posted 03.29.2016 | Parents
Allison Alter

Regardless of the number of pregnancies experienced, a diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes can be devastating to even the most level-headed mother. Every woman experiences the impact of the news and intervention differently, but all emotions are valid and reasonable.

Always Hungry? A New Prescription for Fat (Science) Combats Food Cravings & Obesity

Kimberly Cooper | Posted 03.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Kimberly Cooper

-Graphic Artist/Illustrator: Devin O'Sullivan Just over two months ago, I made yet another annual vow (New Year's Resolution) to lose weight. At 41, ...

Crazy Sleep Patterns Linked to a High BMI? It's Possible, Says Latest Study

Jennifer Lea Reynolds | Posted 02.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Lea Reynolds

Once again, the importance of sleep comes at us, demonstrating that pulling all-nighters in the office, being praised for getting by on little sleep, and yawning our way through life simply isn't healthy.

These Men Ate 6,000 Calories A Day To See How Obesity Leads To Diabetes | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.10.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Rachael Rettner Published: 09/10/2015 10:40 AM EDT on LiveScience A group of healthy guys recently took on a task some people would envy: They con...

Sugary Diet May Contribute To Alzheimer's Disease, Study Says

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.29.2015 | Fifty

When it comes to many things, we already know that too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. Well, now researchers are giving us another reason to ...

The Truth Behind Your Supplements

Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

A study will support the benefit of certain supplements in one type of patient but show harm when the same supplements are taken by another group or people with different medical conditions. The key is to know the difference.

It's About Time: When Is as Important as What in Eating

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 02.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Remember these three letters, TRF. It won't be hard. You'll be hearing them a lot. TRF, Time-Restricted Feeding, is the new mantra in the diet, weight...

7 Reasons To Eat More Blueberries

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 10.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

As a nutritionist, I love recommending blueberries to my clients. And I regularly eat them as well. Blueberries are healthy, low in calories, versatile, and taste great.

Does Sugar's State of Matter Really Matter?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Studies have shown that there is something distinctive about getting calories in liquid form. Solid sugars affect satiety, while studies have demonstrated that liquid sugar doesn't suppress appetite -- sugary drinks' calories are just added.

When to Exercise: Timing Is Everything

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

You don't need money. You don't need a gym. You don't need equipment. You don't need another person. For a remarkably small investment of time you can dramatically lower your risk for the most common diseases of our time.

The Collateral Damage of Insulin Resistance

Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D | Posted 05.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D

There are now numerous medical studies indicating that a low glycemic index diet has a positive effect on not only improving insulin resistance, but also managing Type 2 diabetes, retinopathy, cardiovascular disease, and acne vulgaris.

The Sweet Monster in the Supersized Cup

Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. | Posted 04.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

Sugar -- especially in soft drinks -- should be placed in the same category as alcoholic beverages and cigarettes. I can hear the moans from Coca-Cola and Pepsi, but it is a fact that reducing the amount of sugar in sweetened drinks can make a huge difference.

Chocolate Can Be a Superfood, But Read the Fine Print

Phil Lempert | Posted 05.08.2012 | Home
Phil Lempert

While all chocolate contains flavonoids, it is important to choose dark chocolate with a cacao content upwards of 70 percent.

Lynne Peeples

A Hormonal Mess: How An Everyday Chemical May Be Making Us Fat And Sick | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.16.2012 | Green

The modern lifestyle of super-sized french fries and couch potatoes often takes the blame for the rising rates of obesity and diabetes in the U.S. -- ...

How Type 2 Diabetes Became A Global Epidemic -- And What You Can Do To Stop It

Deepak Chopra | Posted 02.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Type 2 diabetes has become an increasing problem in modern America. Because it is chiefly linked to obesity, as more people become overweight and as the age of gaining weight reaches down into childhood, a largely preventable disease turns into an epidemic.

7 Tips for Lowering Breast Cancer Risk by Balancing Blood Sugar and Body Fat Naturally

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 01.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

Supporting normal blood sugar function is a key to both weight loss, fat loss and lower risk for breast cancer and diabetes.

Exercise Gets the Rust Off Type 2's 'Rusty Hinges'

Milt Bedingfield | Posted 12.28.2011 | Healthy Living
Milt Bedingfield

Exercise directly deals with the root of the problem -- insulin resistance -- like no other treatment. For many people with type 2 diabetes, exercise is the most important thing they can do.

How Do You Reduce, Improve or Eliminate Insulin Resistance?

Milt Bedingfield | Posted 06.21.2011 | Home
Milt Bedingfield

Can the insulin-resistant overweight person decrease his or her insulin resistance by losing some weight even if not getting any exercise? Most definitely, no doubt about it

The Key To Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

Milt Bedingfield | Posted 05.26.2011 | Home
Milt Bedingfield

If a serious dent is to be made in the growing number of people that are annually diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, then meaningful interventions years before the actual diagnosis need to take place.

Could You Be One Of Millions With Undiagnosed Type 2 Diabetes?

Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E.

Type 2 or adult-onset diabetes does not normally come on like a lightning bolt or an earthquake, but silently develops over years.

9 Must-Know Facts About How Insulin Works | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Note: This article does not refer to long-acting insulin types. For information on how to best use your insulin type, consult your doctor. Insulin is...

Why Eating a Low-Fat Diet Doesn't Lead to Weight Loss

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Pioneering research by Harvard Medical School's David Ludwig reveals the reason that low-fat diets do not work -- and identifies the true cause of obesity for most Americans.

The Diabesity Epidemic Part I: How Diabetes And Obesity Are Ravaging America Today

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Do you suffer from diabetes, monitor your blood sugar all the time, have blood sugar or insulin imbalances, elevated cholesterol? If so, you may find this story of one my patient's very interesting.