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Metabolic Syndrome

7 Tips To Lower Diabetes Risk in Menopause During the Holidays

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 12.23.2016 | Home
Mache Seibel, MD

By now, most people have been to a holiday party or two. Lots of food, lots of eggnog and other carb laden alcoholic beverages, and lots of grazing al...

Does Diet Soda Cause Weight Gain?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 12.07.2016 | Home
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Artificial sweeteners were designed to keep food and drinks' sweet taste while doing away with excess sugar's unwanted effects, such as weight gain, d...

The Surprising Relationship Between Beer Consumption and Weight Gain

Adonia Dennis | Posted 04.26.2016 | Home
Adonia Dennis

The origins of beer can be traced to as far back as the fifth millennium BC, with many historians believing that it is one of the oldest beverages eve...

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

Kimberly Cooper | Posted 03.03.2016 | Home
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, ...

BMI Is A Poor Tool For Judging Health. Here’s A Better Idea.

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.10.2016 | Home

Your weight actually isn’t a very reliable predictor of heart health or diabetes risk, according to a new study from obesity researchers. Nearly hal...

Low-Fat Diet Worse for Health Too

Mike Sheridan | Posted 11.17.2016 | Home
Mike Sheridan

How medical professionals like Dean Ornish are still advocating a low-fat diet is beyond my comprehension. Even if we forget about the ginormous failu...

Better Health by Cutting Sugar for Just 10 Days

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 10.28.2016 | Home
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

The recent prevailing mood regarding sugar swings between worry that it's not particularly good for you, to conviction that it's downright poison. T...

Is Sugar Making Us Sick?

Ayda Ersoy | Posted 08.07.2016 | Home
Ayda Ersoy

The good news is that when you start to eat less sugar your body will stop craving it. I suggest you don't try to change everything at once, just slowly add one good habit at a time and you'll notice that the bad habits go away.

Night Owl Tendencies May Affect More Than Just Your Sleep Quality

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 04.01.2015 | Home

Bad news, night owls: You may appear to be more creative and boast higher IQ scores, but your off-kilter sleep cycle may be putting you at increased r...

Surprise! Guess What Can 'Thicken' Your Waist?

Kellyann Petrucci | Posted 05.09.2015 | Home
Kellyann Petrucci

I'm a certified clinical nutritionist, and the first piece of advice I give my patients is: "Don't eat anything with a barcode." That's because when you eat natural foods, you eliminate thousands of potentially dangerous artificial colorings and flavorings from your diet.

The Unexpected Health Consequence Of Moving To The City

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.20.2014 | Home

Aesop's fable about the dangers of urban life goes something like this: A City Mouse visits his cousin in the country and is shocked at the humble mea...

Fat Gain = Brain Loss

Mike Sheridan | Posted 10.01.2014 | Home
Mike Sheridan

Without a doubt we will all die one day, but the question of how is largely dependent on your behavior. Whether of the heart, or of the brain, degenerative disease is not inevitable. Change your actions and you change your outcome!

Fat Chance: 4 Ways to Recruit Your Fat for Weight Loss

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 04.26.2014 | Home
Paul Spector, M.D.

Excess fat is a primary cause of inflammation and explains why packing extra pounds promotes cardiovascular disease, diabetes and several cancers. So how could fat make weight loss easier?

Sleep Deprivation Raises Diabetes Risk

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 03.29.2014 | Home
Dr. Michael J. Breus

We have a great deal of evidence that establishes this connection between sleep and diabetes. But we don't yet understand well the mechanics behind this connection.

Gut Reaction: New Predictor of Cardiovascular Disease Trumps Cholesterol

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 03.15.2014 | Home
Paul Spector, M.D.

Recent research indicates that there is a third party in our relationship with food that dramatically influences a myriad of processes including digestion, energy extraction and metabolism. This is the bacterial population that colonizes our gut.

ROI: The Function of Free Oatmeal in the Corporate Wellness Wars

Alison Acerra, MS, RD | Posted 02.03.2014 | Home
Alison Acerra, MS, RD

I am more convinced than ever that the most important wellness solution is still missing from the larger conversation: the role of the onsite corporate café in healthy outcomes.

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When It Comes To News About Fat People, Don't Swallow Everything You See

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home

When it comes to health reporting about fat people, don't swallow everything you see. Major news outlets on TV, radio and online lit up Monday wit...

Overweight Can Leave You Underpaid

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 06.11.2013 | Home
Mache Seibel, MD

It's official. The United States is switching from getting well to staying well. And the reason for this sudden burst of transformation: It's not only better to stay well than to get well -- it's cheaper.

Lack Of Sleep Disrupts Our Genes

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 05.27.2013 | Home
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Understanding more about how sleep affects genetic function holds great promise in illuminating these pathways and could open important new avenues for both treatment and prevention of illness and disease.

The Collateral Damage of Insulin Resistance

Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D | Posted 05.19.2013 | Home
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.

For Men, It's More Waist Management Than Weight Management

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 09.25.2012 | Home
Manuel Villacorta

Time to stop blaming the wife or family, and start eating like a man. That doesn't mean starving yourself, or eating like a bird. It means managing your nutrition, and tackling your stress as well. Here's what men can do to take control of their waists, and their health.

Day Six: Is Obesity an Infectious Disease?

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.07.2012 | Home
Suzanne O'Malley

New findings suggest that obesity and liver disease can be caused by proteins that change microbe populations in the stomach, according to a study published in the February 2012 issue of the journal Nature.

Follow The Boomer Money: End Of Sarcopenia, Compression Of Morbidity

Brent Green | Posted 02.05.2012 | Home
Brent Green

Strong muscles mean stronger, sometimes longer lives. Through sarcopenia mitigation, Boomers can compress their morbidity -- thereby lessening the burdens of old age illnesses by compressing an unwanted time of life into the shortest period possible before the final exit.

Could Your Favorite Restaurant Be Partially Responsible For You Developing Diabetes?

Milt Bedingfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Milt Bedingfield

I will continue to frequent this restaurant, because overall I consider it a very nice place that has always treated me well. But next time I am asked if I want fries or a cookie to go with my sandwich, without hesitation, I will say, "No thank you."

Snoring Could Indicate Metabolic Syndrome

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Metabolic Syndrome is the name for a group of risk factors that has been linked to obesity, and that can increase the risk for heart disease, diabetes and stroke (it has also been labeled syndrome X.)