Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes Mellitus commonly referred to as Diabetes is a condition that affects your body’s ability to use the energy in your food.

Diabetes is More Than Just Controlling Blood Sugar

The growth in our understanding about why people develop Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 (DMT2) is greatly out-pacing our present treatment strategy. In the early 1900’s, the primary fear about getting DMT2 was from the very elevated levels of blood sugar (glucose in the 400-700 mg/dl range) that would trigger a deadly condition called diabetic ketoacidosis.  …

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Overnutrition and Neurodegenerative Diseases

Overnutrition is a term that refers to how excessive nutrients can damage the human body. The modern diet has become a common source of excessive nutrients and increases dangerous levels of systemic inflammation within the body.  The stress from the inflammation will activate the genes within our DNA and trigger or worsen common medical conditions …

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Are you AGE-ing?

You might be aging too fast … from how you cook your food. The manner and the temperature in which we cook our food has a large impact on our brain and body.  Higher cooking temperatures results in the formation of unnatural and unhealthy substances referred to as advanced glycation end products. These substances are …

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Diabetic Brains

The common form of diabetes (DM II) that affects 11-24% of the U.S. adult population is commonly discussed as a problem of elevated blood sugar primarily caused by obesity.  Unfortunately, this version is very outdated. A steady stream of research is demonstrating that diabetes is a chronic condition resulting from the deterioration of brain function.  …

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What is your HRV? (Heart Rate Variability)

People think their blood pressure reading is the biggest indicator of their overall health, but a more important number is their Heart Rate Variability (HRV). Your HRV is not your blood pressure and it is not your pulse rate. Technically, HRV is the variation of time between each heartbeat. The average time is one beat …

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Suffer from Intestinal or Digestive Distress ?

  Do you have intestinal distress (constipation, diarrhea, frequent urination), excessive bloating or cramping after meals, food intolerance, anxiety, skin disruptions (eczema, rosacea), chronic pain, or recurrent UTI/bladder/strep infections? Or do you have a sour stomach if you miss meals, wake up feeling nauseated, get heartburn after certain foods, or have unusual patterns of hair …

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Always Look For The Cause Beyond the Label

I was given important advice during my residency by my mentor Hans Einstein, the nephew of famed physicist Albert Einstein. He taught me to ignore the labels attached to patients. Labels like Irritable Bowel, Anxiety, Stroke, Alzheimer’s, Cerebral Palsy, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Fibromyalgia or Autism were originally intended to help researchers understand a particular …

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Broken Mommies

The Autonomic Nervous System of many women breaks during pregnancy and if left untreated the damage may linger for a lifetime; I call them “Broken Mommies”. Autonomic injury is why Broken Mommies are unable to regain their pre-pregnancy health and suffer from foggy brains and poor memory, ADD, dizziness, chronic hunger and weight gain, intestinal …

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Emotional Concussions; Real Damage Like a Car Wreck

Is it possible for an emotional event to have the same impact on our brain as a car wreck? Yes, it is an “emotional concussion”. You have probably heard of “dying of a broken heart”. This is when grandma dies and then grandpa (who was healthy) dies shortly afterwards of sudden heart failure. This event …

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Choosing How You Die, One Meal at a Time

Too tired to fight with the kids over healthy food and snacks? Too tempted by tasty sugars and carbs to cut them from your diet? Let’s call your diet what it really is, it is your choice of death. Everything would be easy if we could really walk on the treadmill 30 extra minutes to …

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Fish Oil and Flax Improves Your Metabolism

The cells of your body are extremely complex and are composed of a variety of fatty acids that help the cells preform various functions.  Fatty acids are classified into 4 groups, saturated fatty acids (SFA), monosaturated fatty acids (MUFA) and polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA). Your body produces many fatty acids from other molecules with the …

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Are You Hungry An Hour After Dinner?

One of the biggest problems with controlling your weight might be that you are simply too hungry.  If you need a mid-afternoon snack despite having lunch, or if you are hungry an hour after eating a full dinner, you are probably experiencing abnormal hunger. I believe that an abnormal sense of hunger is often due …

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Thin But Constantly Hungry

We often think being thin is the same thing as being “healthy”, but this is not true anymore. Recent studies are showing that skinny people who eat everything in sight yet never gain a pound are at an increased risk of developing cancer, diabetes, fatty liver disease, and heart disease. How can thin people be …

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Gluten-Free Diets, Allergies, and Eczema – Common Markers of Bacterial Overgrowth

Gluten-free diets are hot right now, so are probiotics, fiber blends, and yogurt. People have found that these diets or products help their stomachs, intestinal tracts, skin, and overall health. What do all of these things really do for us? They change the acidity of your intestinal bacteria, but they are just the tip of …

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Has Modern Life Permanently Altered Our Intestinal Bacteria?

Intestinal bacteria can greatly influence your long term health, and we are seeing alarming changes in our bacterial blends. A recent study compared the composition of intestinal bacteria in modern U.S. adults with that obtained from rural African children, a Tyrolean Iceman found in a glacier, an Austrian soldier from 1918 also frozen in glacier, …

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“What is Wellness?” – Listen to Dr. Nemechek’s Lecture to Find Out!

This is the first of Dr. Nemechek’s eight talks that comprise his 2012 “Wellness Through Science” lecture series.  In it, he discusses the false premise of modern corporate wellness, the weak health benefits of many common medications and outlines how metabolic inflammation is rapidly being understood as the common cause of many illnesses. [youtube]https://youtu.be/onPPVd4_HCo[/youtube]   …

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More Confusion: Is Red Meat Really That Bad?

Too Much Advice I was asked recently about the repeated news from Harvard’s Public Health Department that eating red meat, especially processed red meat (i.e., sausages and salami) is bad for one’s health. The constant stream of conflicting headlines is causing confusion of the general public. First you have to understand the source. The Harvard …

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Put Diabetes In Remission

Put Diabetes In Remission – Introduction As we have all heard, more and more Americans are becoming obese which in turn is leading to increasing rates of Type II Diabetes Mellitus (high blood sugar).  In response to this epidemic, patients are told by their doctors, the newspaper, radio and TV shows, and public health campaigns …

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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 2 Diabetes Risk”.   Most non-scientists will read the headline and come away with the impression that red meat is somehow bad for them. If people read the true title of the article, “Red meat consumption and …

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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 70 million Americans live every day with some form of heart disease which can include high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, stroke, angina (chest pain), heart attack and congenital heart defects. The Myth “Being overweight or …

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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 as juvenile-onset diabetes). However, the number of cases of children and adolescents with type 2 diabetes (formerly known as adult-onset diabetes) has been increasing in frequency over the last 20 years. Children and adolescents diagnosed with type 2 diabetes are generally between …

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It’s Time to Worry If Your Child Has Heartburn

Are You Poisoning Your Children? Believe it or not, if your child has heartburn it’s because they are slowly being poisoned by the excessive amounts of carbohydrates in their diet. Their excessive carbohydrate intake is toxic to their nervous system and is directly responsible for increasing incidence of heartburn, fatigue, headaches, abdominal pain and frequent urination. Heartburn, the Most Obvious …

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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 most cases of high blood pressure.  These conditions are dangerous and occur much more frequently in patients with HIV Disease than in the general population.  The main reason for this is insulin resistance. Triglyceride elevation …

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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 2 diabetes if they eat enough carbohydrates. The reason for this is that type 2 diabetes (the most common form, often referred to as adult onset diabetes) is the consequence of 2 major factors, carbohydrate …

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As is obvious from my posts, I as well as many other scientists and physcians believe a reduction in carbohydrates can lead to immense health benefits.  Unfortunately, the pharmaceutical and medical industries will not profit from this approach and as such are not  using their advertising clout to market this to physicians and the general …

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Family History of Diabetes, High BP or Heart Attacks?

What Does A Family History of Diabetes, High Blood Pressure or Heart Attacks Really Mean? I’ve spoken with many patients who worry about their health and that of their children because there seems to be a strong family history of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or even heart attacks.   Their concerns are obvious but …

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Increases Chances of Developing Diabetes

A recent study has shown women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) have a three-fold greater chance of having diabetes later in life. This is not surprising since both are the symptoms of a much larger problem, insulin resistance. Just as not so surprising, all three, insulin resistance, diabetes and PCOS have been shown to improve …

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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 eat more carbs than I recommend (less than 100 grams per day) to control their diabetes as long as they are eating low-glycemic carbs (think whole wheat bread or pasta, brown rice, vegetables and fruit). The answer is no. …

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