Tagged: diabetes

VIDEO: Dr Mark Hyman- “The Blood Sugar Solution”

Bestselling author Dr. Mark Hyman had a special on PBS last night called “The Blood Sugar Solution” discussing the diabetes and obesity epidemic in this country. He points to what I’ve been pointing to for a long time now, diet is so important. A good diet could lower your medical bills and expenses and while exercise is important, diet is a bigger issue than lack of exercise. It’s a better way to address the root causes of chronic illness.

VIDEO: Fat Joe Talks To The Kids About Health And Fitness

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As a part of Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move initiative Newark’s Mayor Cory Booker launched Let’s Move! Newark: Our Power (LM!NOP). The program had an event created by Behavioral Health & Fitness Expert Jeff Halevy where the newly slimmed down Fat Joe came to speak to students about health and fitness.

Fat Joe tells the students he was diagnosed with diabetes when he was young, discusses carbs he loved in Dominican food that turn into sugar in your system, eating enough calories for a week in a day, and helping your parents get educated on nutrition. Weight loss has opened a whole new set of opportunities for Joe hasn’t it?

Photo Credit: Mayor Cory Booker

5 Things You Need To Know About High-Fructose Corn Syrup

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Cause you need to know…

  What is high-fructose corn syrup? 

High-fructose corn syrup is a mixture of fructose and glucose (both types of sugar) that is considerably sweeter than regular table sugar. As is suggested by the name, HFCS usually contains more fructose than glucose, and can overwhelm the body’s ability to process it. Continue reading

Pears and Apples May Help Lower Stroke Risk

A new study conducted by the American Heart Association found that eating fruits with white flesh could help lower the risk of having a stroke. Some white flesh fruits are pears, apples, and bananas.

White flesh fruits have two key ingredients that reduce the likelihood of having a stroke. One is fiber, Continue reading

New York Area McDonald’s To Automatically Offer Fruit In All Happy Meals

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Starting today all McDonald’s in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will offer fruit automatically in their Happy Meals as a part of McDonald’s new “Commitments to Offer Improved Nutrition Choice”. The initiative is supposed to “help” customers make more nutrition minded choices but I’d say if you chose to go to McDonald’s the first thought on your mind wasn’t nutrition. Continue reading

Doctors Alarmed By Fukushima Radiation Levels

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Photo Credit: “Fukushima children get to play outside for the first time in 5 months” by CBI Polymers, Inc.

Japan is now facing ever increasing fear and concern due to the Tsunami ravaged Daiichi nuclear plant. The amount of radiation released within 5 months is equivalent to more than 29 “Hiroshima-type atomic bombs’ and the amount of uranium released is “equivalent to 20” Hiroshima bombs. Continue reading

White Rice Linked To Increase Risk in Type 2 Diabetes

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Photo Credit: “Frozen Rice” by Jules

Harvard researchers recently reported in the Archives of Internal Medicine that white rice poses a diabetes threat due to the hikes it causes in blood sugar. Continue reading

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