Tag Archives | Diabetes & Pre-diabetes

Why ObamaCare is Not Enough: Turning off the Demand for Health Care

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In the run up to the presidential election, the political debate is heating up around health care.  Recently the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act and the individual mandate, but the single biggest question is hauntingly absent from the campaign discourse. How do we stop and turn back the tsunami of chronic disease, in […]

Are You a Skinny Fat Person? 10 Steps to Cure the Skinny Fat Syndrome

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The common wisdom is that if you are overweight you are unhealthy, and if you are thin, you are healthy.  But new research points to just how dangerous being skinny can be – if you are a skinny fat person that is. The medical term for this is “MONW” or metabolically obese normal weight, which […]

Why ObamaCare is Not Enough: It’s the Health Care Costs, Stupid!

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In the run-up to the presidential election, the political debate is heating up around ObamaCare.  This week the Supreme Court upheld ObamaCare and the individual mandate, but the single biggest question is hauntingly absent from the campaign discourse. How do we stop and turn back the tsunami of chronic disease, in particular, diabesity – the […]

Skinny Fat People: Why Being Skinny Doesn’t Protect Us Against Diabetes and Death

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In a shocking new study published online in Pediatrics this week, researchers found that from 2000 to 2008, the number of teenagers aged 12 to 19 with pre-diabetes or diabetes increased from 9% to 23%. Yikes, one in four kids have either pre-diabetes or diabetes – what I like to call diabesity. How did this […]

Sugar Babies: How to Stop the Genocide of Our Children

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Never before in human history have we seen “adult onset” or type 2 diabetes in children.  There has been an over 1,000% increase in type 2 diabetes in children over the last two decades(1). Fifteen years ago 3% of new cases of diabetes in children were type 2 diabetes.  Now it is 50%(2).   Forty percent […]

Pharmageddon: Can a New Weight Loss Drug Really Save Us?

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This week, in an act of desperation to turn back the tide of the obesity epidemic that now affects almost seven out of every ten Americans and over 80% of some populations (African American women), the advisory committee to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) voted 20 to 2 to recommend approval of Qnexa, a […]

How Hidden Food Sensitivities Make You Fat

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Think food allergy and you might conjure the worst-case scenario, like a child going into anaphylactic shock after exposure to peanuts. No doubt, a severe food allergy is scary. But it’s also relatively rare. A much more common scenario is an adult with a low-grade food allergy to, say, gluten who never pinpoints the cause […]

How Toxins Make You Fat: 4 Steps to Get Rid of Toxic Weight

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Scientists recently uncovered a surprising and disturbing fact: environmental toxins make you fat and cause diabetes(1). Inside the body, these chemicals monkey with our ability to balance blood sugar and metabolize cholesterol. Over time, the changes can lead to insulin resistance. This discovery should be headline news but no one is talking about it. Why? […]

Conventional Medicine Misunderstands the Fundamental Laws of Biology

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Modern industrial medicine treats disease with medication or surgery. That’s what it is designed to do, and when it comes to emergency interventions it is still the best medicine in the world. When someone comes into the emergency room with a severed leg, conventional medicine treats the problem with incredible efficacy. But when it comes […]

At the Start of the BSS I was Around 225 and in the 7 Weeks Lost 26 Pounds

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At the start of the BSS I was around 225 and in the 7 weeks lost 26 lbs. I also lost 4 inches from my waist, though my partner says it looks like more. I started to lose weight at the beginning of 2011 losing about 25 lbs through the beginning of summer. I gained […]

How Social Networks Control Your Health

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If you want to get healthy, you just might not want to go to a doctor. You might instead, go to church.  The power of community to create health is far greater than any physician, clinic or hospital. You are more likely to be overweight if your friend’s, friend’s friend is overweight than if your […]

New Cure for Chronic Disease Discovered

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Last year my friend, Chelsea Clinton recommended I read a book by the former head of the National Health Service in Great Britain called Turning the World Upside Down – about what we can learn from poor countries in the developing world about putting patients and communities at the center of health care, not doctors […]