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How Is Type 2 Diabetes Damaging Your Body?

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At healthy, optimal function, the pancreas should release enough insulin to maintain sugar levels at around 100 milligrams per deciliter of blood. In people with Type II diabetes, the body is no longer able to use insulin properly because cells ...

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Should Diabetics Exercise Differently?

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Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, especially for diabetics. Exercise burns off excess sugar in your bloodstream by diverting it as fuel for your muscles. It’s an excellent way to lower your blood sugar naturally. There are ...

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This Is Your Brain On A Diet

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45 million Americans go on a diet each year. What many of them don’t know is that their brains are controlling those diets! The brain regulates body weight and body fat in an effort to keep the body safe and ...

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Are You Pre-Diabetic? Make These Changes Now!

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According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 84 million American adults—more than 1 out of 3—have prediabetes. Of those with prediabetes, 90% don’t know they have it. Prediabetes puts you at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, ...

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Keeping A Healthy Brain As You Age

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Research is finding that the long-known risk factors for heart disease and stroke are also risk factors for neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s. The main risk factors are high blood pressure, cholesterol, and high blood sugar. It may seem like a ...

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The Health Dangers Of Yo-Yo Dieting

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The health effects of being overweight or obese are numerous… and very serious. Weight loss is a multi-billion dollar industry, as many individuals set out to lose weight and live a healthy lifestyle. Losing some weight can help lower blood ...

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Does Eating Really Relieve Stress?

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“Emotional eating” is triggered by stress, causing you to consume larger portions, or more unhealthy foods than you normally would. Food is the fuel that keeps the body running. Food is also a social thing; it should be fun, delicious ...

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Are These Bad Habits Affecting Your Health?

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Late-Night Tech Cell phones, tablets, computers, and TVs all give off light, and that light can give you a lot of trouble when trying to fall asleep. It stimulates, rather than relaxes your brain.  It’s far better to read a ...

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These Food “Trends” Are Worth A Second Look

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These days, it seems there are always new products being put on the shelves, and new trends being discussed in blogs. Gluten-free, paleo, Mediterranean, shakes, crackers, cookies, etc. Food trends are everywhere. There are a few food trends, however, that ...

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Feeling Down? Try Perking Up With These Tips!

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Spend time with others Meet up with a friend or family member for a cup of coffee, or a walk in the park. Simply being around a loved one can improve your mood. Talking with them about how you’re feeling ...

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