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By now you are probably sick and tired of hearing about the obesity epidemic in America. You already know that bigger is not better and that a large waist size increases the risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart... (Read More)

Managing Diabetes

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Tune in to our radio show on your local public radio station, or sign up for the podcast and listen at your leisure. Here's what it's about: The period of time between Halloween candy corn and Valentine's Day chocolates can... (Read More)
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787 Metabolic Effect

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When you eat, you are sending your body a metabolic message--store fat or burn fat. The right type of exercise also sets you up to burn fat instead of store it. What should you be eating for optimum fitness? Are... (Read More)
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Losing weight is a challenge for many of us, and dietary advice is often contradictory. Which diet will work best? Would it be a low-fat vegetarian diet like the one Dr. Dean Ornish promotes? Or might it be a low-carb... (Read More)
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In stressful times, people often take short cuts that may ultimately undermine their health. They snack on junk or comfort food, skimp on sleep and do without exercise. But this won't help develop the resilience we need to cope with... (Read More)
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The science of nutrition seems to lead to a lot of contradictory advice. Vitamin E is a great example. At one time, it was supposed to prevent cancer and heart disease and help people stay healthy into their later years.... (Read More)
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Our ancestors survived without supermarkets, by growing and preparing their own food. Some of their traditional ways of cooking, that involve fermenting foods like sauerkraut or sourdough bread, are sliding into oblivion. Our guest, Sally Fallon, has been bucking the... (Read More)
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719 Global Obesity

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Over the last several decades, the American waistline has been expanding relentlessly. But obesity is not only a problem in our country; it has now spread around the world. We explore the causes and possible cures for global obesity. Nutrition... (Read More)
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714 Health News Update

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Exercise has a reputation for improving health. Just how much does it take to improve your quality of life? People are often told to lose weight or quit smoking, but they have trouble following through. Do financial incentives help?Some doctors... (Read More)
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708 Anti-Cancer

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David Servan-Schreiber was a young doctor and neuroscientist when he was diagnosed with brain cancer. After it recurred and he had gone through the standard treatment, he combed the medical literature to find ways to strengthen his defenses against its... (Read More)
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Losing weight is hard work, as anyone who has tried it knows. Diet experts have been debating the pros and cons of counting calories, reducing fat or cutting carbs. A new Israeli study compares the health effects of the Mediterranean... (Read More)
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Dr. Aaron Beck made a revolutionary change in psychology when he developed cognitive therapy. His daughter and colleague, Dr. Judith Beck, has found a way to apply these principles to weight control. Learn how the Beck Solution can train the... (Read More)
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Many people, including scientists, think of obesity as an inevitable consequence of gluttony and sloth. But research suggests that insulin may contribute more than we imagine to excess body fat. What’s more, eating refined carbohydrates seems to boost insulin levels.... (Read More)
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Q. I would like to try the cinnamon, lime juice, vinegar combo mentioned in your column for weight loss. What is the recipe? My husband is diabetic, so we just started using cinnamon extract made in the drip coffee maker.... (Read More)
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Q. I was overweight with type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. I was taking three different medications (plus a statin to lower cholesterol) and living in a kind of "fog" with decreasing hope. I stumbled upon information that screamed,... (Read More)
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Q. I've lost close to 30 pounds in the last six months by adding vinegar, lime juice and cinnamon to my diet. I have a little bit before I eat. Other than that, I haven't changed my diet or amount... (Read More)
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Q. How good is green coffee bean extract for weight loss? A. A meta-analysis of research on green coffee bean extract as a weight loss aid suggests that it helps people lose about two pounds a month (Gastroenterology Research and... (Read More)
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Q. I honestly hate the taste of cinnamon, although my husband loves it in cookies, cakes or anything else. I am 53 and was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes almost four years ago. My doctor has me on metformin twice... (Read More)
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Q. My mom drinks Slim-Fast and takes levothyroxine for a thyroid condition. She wants to know if it is okay to take them both at once. A. We suggest she take the levothyroxine at least half an hour, or better... (Read More)
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