Lifestyle & Diet

4 Tips for Diabetic Foot Management


Podiatrists and vascular experts recently developed new diabetic foot management guidelines, according to a Medscape report. Recommendations focus on preventing and relieving major foot issues that can come with diabetes. Here are some highlights of what they recommended.

Electrical Current May Ease Neuropathy Pain


One of the first devices to hit the market is Sensus, by NeuroMetrix. Available by prescription, it relies on external electrical stimulation of nerves and nerve pathways to lessen and control DPN pain in the feet and legs. The device is designed to wrap around the calf under your clothes, and is secured by a […]

Why You’re Doing Salad Wrong (And Six Ways to Make It Right)


If I told you to close your eyes and imagine a dinner salad, what would you see? If you’re like many of my patients, “salad” brings up thoughts of dieting, deprivation, and yes — boredom. Truth is, if you’re doing salad the right way, it can actually become a staple you look upon as delicious […]

How Can Salt Be Proven Toxic for Your Entire Body?


Increased intake of salt can cause kidney, heart and brain problem, but could you have ever guessed, that too much salt can be harmful to your liver? It doesn’t directly affect the liver, but can cause some of the problems which will, later on, harm your liver. That’s why it’s important to know when you […]

Study Sheds Light On Sleep Apnea And Glycemic Control For Diabetics


People with both type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) might not experience improved glycemic control when using continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), according to new findings published by the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

NPR – That Cabernet Might Not Be Good For Your Health After All


The evidence that alcohol has any benefit on longevity or heart health is thin, says Dr. Timothy Naimi, a physician and epidemiologist at Boston Medical Center.

DiabetesInControl – Is Extreme Exercise Good or Bad for You?


According to a clinical perspective published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology from the ACC Sports and Exercise Cardiology Leadership Council, people should be more alarmed by the impending harm from a lack of exercise than of any harm exercise may possibly cause.

A Home Run Breakfast with Diabetes

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With diabetes, the stakes are high in the morning. A well-managed breakfast can dramatically improve my time in zone (70-140 mg/dl) for the rest of the day. Conversely, I might regret poor choices at breakfast three, five, even eight hours later.

Losing Sleep Makes You Hungry, Study Says


Sleep-deprived people experience higher levels of a chemical that enhances the pleasurability of eating – particularly of foods that are sweet, salty or high in fat, researchers found. Even when participants had eaten 90 percent of their daily calories two hours before, they couldn’t resist “highly palatable, rewarding snacks” when faced with the opportunity to […]

Losing 5 Percent of Your Body Weight is Enough to Improve Health


While the trial found that weight loss of 10 or 15 percent was linked to even better outcomes, individuals struggling to shed pounds for health reasons may be able to start with smaller steps, the research revealed.

Huffpost – Just Being In A Messy Kitchen Could Double Your Calorie Intake

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“Being in a chaotic environment and feeling out of control is bad for diets,” psychology professor and study author Lenny Vartanian said in a statement. “It seems to lead people to think, ‘Everything else is out of control, so why shouldn’t I be?’”

CNN – Study links eating fish with healthier brains, regardless of mercury


“Our hypothesis was that seafood consumption would be associated with less neuropathology, but that if there were higher levels of mercury in the brain, that would work against that. But we didn’t find that at all,” said Morris, who is lead author of the study, which was published Tuesday in the Journal of the American […]

Diabetes Mine – All About Diabetes and Cannabis


What do we really know about diabetes and marijuana? A fair amount, it turns out, although much of it is anecdotal rather than solid scientific evidence.

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.