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Posts tagged with ‘Insulin Resistance’

  • Common Link Suggested Between Autism and Diabetes

     A review of the genetic and biochemical abnormalities associated with autism reveals a possible link between the widely diagnosed neurological…

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  • Bad Reporting, Mediocre Science and the Dangers of Foods

    A recent study is being loudly quoted in the press with headlines such as “Processed Red Meat Intake Linked to Type…

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  • Carbs, Sport Drinks and Exercise

    Many people drink sports drinks before or after exercising.  These often contain a lot of carbohydrates (Gatorade = 30 grams, Powerade = 25 grams) which…

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  • Don’t Feed Your Kids McDonald’s Strawberry Lemonade

    With summer coming on, a cold frosty lemonade from McDonald’s may sound refreshing and evoke some pleasant childhood memories but…

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  • Mummies and Atherosclerosis

    A Brief Overview of Atherosclerosis Atherosclerosis is a process of chronic inflammation of the cells lining the arterial walls.  Overtime,…

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  • 30% of All Americans Have Fatty Liver. Do You?

    What is Fatty Liver? Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) is a disorder of fat metabolism within the liver and affects…

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  • Misleading Science and Bad Reporting

    This article in the LA Times was forwarded to me by friend who asked my opinion about it. The article…

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  • Obesity Does Not Cause Heart Disease

    The Problem According to the American Heart Association, more than 910,000 Americans still die of heart disease annually.  And more than…

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  • Children Are Developing Adult Onset Diabetes

    Children Are Developing Adult Onset Diabetes. When diabetes strikes during childhood, it historically has been type 1 diabetes (also known…

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  • Reduce Carbohydrates to Reduce Obesity

    Reduce Carbohydrates to Reduce Obesity – Obesity Simplified. Obesity is caused from excessive fat cell growth triggered by high insulin…

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  • It’s Time to Worry If Your Child Has Heartburn

    Does your child have heartburn? If your child has heartburn it’s because they are slowly being poisoned by the carbohydrates…

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  • Monitoring Triglycerides is Important in HIV Disease

    The Importance of Elevated Triglycerides Insulin resistance is the cause of type II diabetes, heart disease, chronic kidney disease and…

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  • Can I Develop Diabetes If I’m Not Overweight?

    Absolutely! Although your risk of developing diabetes is increased if you weight more, anyone at any weight can develop type…

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  • ‘Low Carb’ is More Effective than ‘Low Glycemic’ for Diabetes

    Brown Rice is Not as Healthy as You Think Many patients will ask me if it’s OK for them to…

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  • Treat Hypertension With Low Carb Diet

    A reduction in carbohydrate consumption has been shown to be more effective in lowering blood pressure than eating a low…

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  • Why Starting The Atkins Diet Causes You To Feel Tired

    Why Starting The Atkins Diet Causes You To Feel Tired Patients who go on the Atkins low carbohydrate diet often…

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  • Too Many Carbohydrates Cause Gout

    What is Gout? Gout is a common form of arthritis that has been recognized for centuries.  Patients often will complain…

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  • Reduce Carbs to Lower Triglycerides

    Excess Carbohydrates Cause Elevated Triglycerides Overweight patients commonly have elevations of their small LDL cholesterol and triglycerides as well as…

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  • What to Do About a Family History of Diabetes, High Blood Pressure or Heart Attacks

    What Does A Family History of Diabetes, High Blood Pressure or Heart Attacks Really Mean? I’ve spoken with many patients…

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  • Does Your Abdomen Stick Out Too Far?

    Many Americans are dealing with the same thing. Patients complain about it to me all the time. What you may…

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  • Soda is as Dangerous as Cigarettes

    Soda is Dangerous In a recently published study  in the November 2010 issue of Diabetes Care, Dr Vasanti S Malik (Harvard…

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  • Low Carbohydrate Treats For Halloween

    Poisoning Our Children’s Future The diabetes epidemic is growing so rapidly that presently 1 of every 10 adults in the U.S. has…

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  • No Health Benefits From Eating 5 Times A Day

     The Myth Almost everyday a patient tells me they believe eating 5 times a day is important. They remember hearing…

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  • Carbohydrate Reduction and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

    Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common hormone disorder among women of reproductive age.  PCOS affects…

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  • Headaches and Lightheadedness

    Headaches, A Common Malady A common problem many people experience from time-to-time is a headache. We can still function through…

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  • Excess Carbohydrates Equals Lightheadedness and Fatigue

    Introduction Many people are familiar with the occasionally sensation of feeling light-headed when getting up out of bed or after…

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  • Carbohydrates and Urination Problems

    Introduction Many patients commonly experience symptoms of urinary frequency, urgency or incontinence.  They may wake 2-4 times at night to…

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  • High Cholesterol Is A Problem for Kids Too!

    A federal health report says 20% of U.S. children and teens have abnormal lipid levels, an indication of too much bad…

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  • How to Start Your Low Carb Diet

    The approach taken on this blog is not the Adkin’s diet.  Completely eliminating carbohydrates is not the intention, but more…

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  • When Deciding What to Eat, Be Sure To Make It ‘Carb Worthy’

    I recently had the pleasure to travel to the beautiful city of Chicago to visit friends, dine at a few…

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