Lifestyle & Diet

Intermittent Fasting and Its Beneficial Effects On The Body


Research and a sit down with Dr. Mark Mattson at the NIH, shows intermittent fasting is resurfacing as a medical treatment used in certain comorbidities, rather than medication. Fasting means to eat only small meals, or none at all, for long periods of time. This can be done every day or even one day a […]

What Nutritionists Eat For Dinner When They Don’t Feel Like Cooking


Even nutritionists, who spend their careers helping people make healthy food choices, sometimes come home exhausted and reach for a frozen pizza — or something from a can. Eating homemade meals is a healthy habit, but it’s not always possible.

A Science-Backed Way to Develop Incredible Self-Control

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Over the last decade, a surge of research has emerged in science publications about the psychological and physiological benefits of ancient Eastern mindfulness meditation. Newer research now documents that different forms of mindfulness practice–seated and walking meditations, scanning and relaxing tension through the body, and breathing awareness–may significantly reduce stress, anxiety, and depression symptoms as […]

WebMD – Catch-Up Sleep May Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Risk


Though prior research warns that sleep deprivation may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests that “catch-up” sleep might reverse that risk — at least in the short-term.

NYT – Ask Well: Eating With Diabetes

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When people receive a diabetes diagnosis, they’re often told to eliminate sugar-sweetened soda and desserts from their diet. But people can work with a diabetes educator to develop an eating plan that includes these and other favorite foods

NPR – Keep Things Simple For A Healthy, Long Life


I’m often asked for medical advice by friends, family members, even new acquaintances: What about this diet? What should I do about this symptom? What about this medication?

Research: Does Eating ‘Healthy’ Make You Eat More?


A new study from Cornell Food & Brand Lab found that when people eat what they consider to be healthy foods, they are more likely to overeat – mainly because they associate “healthy” with less filling, the study found.

Can Alcohol and Diabetes mix?


While we certainly don’t need alcohol to socialize, many enjoy having it as part of a social occasion. So does being diagnosed with diabetes require you to bow out of joining in the holiday cheer?

Study provides more evidence that coffee may reduce mortality


While this latest research did not find any link between coffee consumption and cancer mortality, it does suggest that drinking the beverage regularly could lower the risk of death from a number of causes, including heart disease and diabetes.

Men More Likely To Die from Diabetes Because Of Their Stubbornness


Researchers found that men have higher chances of dying from diabetes compared to women. The men’s stubbornness and ‘macho factor’ keep them from following exercise, diet and lifestyle recommendations designed to fight the illness.

Many Americans Believe They Don’t Need The Flu Vaccine


Flu season is in swing and likely won’t let up until April. It seemed like high time to check in on how Americans feel about flu vaccination, so we asked more than 3,000 adults in the latest NPR-Truven Health Analytics Health Poll, conducted during the first half of October.

Scientists Remove Bitter Aftertaste From Stevia


Stevia, a popular plant-based, zero-calorie sweetener has received a makeover from Cornell University scientists – one that will probably make the supplement more popular. Researchers were able to remove one of stevia’s molecules that is responsible for the sweetener’s bitter aftertaste – a turn-off for many people.

Potassium Can Prevent Heart Problems in Diabetics


A diet rich in potassium may help to prevent cardiovascular complications in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.

Huffpost – Nutrition Experts Answer the Most Common Questions About Diets and Eating Healthy


For the most part, basic nutrition is pretty straightforward, but the fact that we’re constantly bombarded with different diet theories and varying research results quickly and constantly clouds what we think we know and often makes us second guess our choices.

Can Red Wine Help Prevent Heart Disease in Type 2 Diabetes?


A recent two-year study published in The Annals of Internal Medicine suggests that drinking moderate amounts of red wine with dinner could improve cholesterol in people with well-controlled type 2 diabetes. Alas, the same effects were not seen for those drinking white wine or water.

Low Carb vs. High Carb – My Surprising 24-day Diabetes Diet Battle


What I learned from doubling my carb intake: the same average blood sugar, but four times as much hypoglycemia, more work, stress, & danger.

Homemade Meals Reduce Risk for Type 2 Diabetes


If you eat meals that are mostly prepared at home, you may have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.

Could Formoterol be the New Glucagon?


A study published in the journal Diabetes Care found that inhaled formoterol has the potential to help treat hypoglycemia in people with Type 1 diabetes.

Lack Of Sleep (Or Too Much Of It) Raises Diabetes Risk For Older Women


Middle-aged and older women who regularly get less than six hours sleep a night are at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to new research just published in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Assn. for the Study of Diabetes. But the news gets worse: Those who do manage to add two hours […]

BattleDiabetes – High Fat Diet Could Lead to Depression, Anxiety


High blood sugar and increased body weight due to a high-fat diet could lead to symptoms of depression and anxiety, according to new research.