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Eat, Fast and Live Longer

By Ashley Beck | May 8, 2013

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When you see a 101-year-old man, who only started long distance running in his 80s, cross the finish line of a marathon you wonder, is it merely genetic? Or is there something else in his regimen that has kept him surgery free, medication free with no signs of heart disease and active for 20 years longer than most people live? His answer: “It’s because of what I eat: fresh foods, small portions.” So we may not all be running marathons at 101 years old and we may not be able to change our own genetic make-up. But we can change the way we eat; not just what, but how and when. It’s what Marcus likes to call “eating with a spiritual compass“. Read More

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Diet High in Animal Fat Linked to Gestational Diabetes

By admin | February 7, 2012

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Photo: molly_darling

By: Michele Wolfson

Vegetarianism means eating lower on the food chain, ingesting fewer resources and less water and is an ethical, environmentally-friendly choice. We’ve heard that it’s a lifestyle that can be good for your heart, your brain, and keeping a trim figure amongst other benefits. But did you know that there is an interesting connection between high consumption of animal fat and gestational diabetes among women?

Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes seen during pregnancy. It increases the risk for certain pregnancy complications and health problems in the newborn. A pregnancy diet that is high in animal fat increases the risk that moms will develop this kind of diabetes, research at the National Institutes of Health and Harvard University states. According to Science Daily, “Women whose diets were high in total fat or other kinds of fats — but not in animal fat or cholesterol — did not have an increased risk.” Read More

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10 Facts and Myths About Diabetes

By admin | November 9, 2011

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Photo: bodytel

By: Michele Wolfson

Now that Thanksgiving is around the corner, those who are affected by diabetes may be worried about what they are going to eat and how the festive food is going to affect their bodies. Is their destiny this season to say goodbye to their momma’s homemade stuffing and pumpkin pie?

Food plays a central role in family celebrations and holidays, especially at Thanksgiving. It’s important for people that are living with diabetes to know the facts and the myths about this disease in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This list may surprise you! Read More

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Exercising With Diabetes

By mahir | March 24, 2011

For many people with diabetes, exercise can be a tricky activity to navigate. Blood sugar needs to be regulated, which is an extra challenge for those who want to play sports, from amateur to professional athlete. Read More

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