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Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

The type 2 diabetes medical community wakes up For decades, the medical community has regarded type 2 diabetes (T2D) as permanent, progressive, and irreversible. Recent randomized controlled trials show this is false, at least for recently diagnosed cases. British diabetes researcher Roy Taylor developed the idea of reversing T2D with a structured program that begins…

A Healthy Lifestyle Can Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

We’ve known this for over 20 years Type 2 diabetes is a huge and growing health problem globally, not just in the US. A 2001 study by Finish researchers asked whether diabetes could be prevented in high-risk persons using interventions designed to encourage a healthy lifestyle. Five hundred twenty-two overweight men and women with an…

The Metabolic Syndrome

What is the metabolic syndrome? Back in the 1960s, Gerald Reaven and his colleagues at Stanford University noticed that heart attack patients often exhibited the same suite of conditions. They included high blood glucose, high triglycerides, high blood pressure, and abdominal obesity. In the 1980’s, Reaven termed this suite of conditions as Syndrome X, now…

Animal, Vegetable, Junk

Our obesogenic environment We Americans live in an obesogenic environment. Omnipresent ultra-processed food promotes overeating. In his latest provocative book, Animal, Vegetable, Junk, author Mark Bitmann chronicles the history of food and explains that the food industry created foods so tasty and pleasurable that we eat more than we need. As products of our evolution,…

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