Tag Archives | Diabetes

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 […]

Can Social Networks Cure Disease? Part I

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Last week I gave a talk at TEDMED on how social networks may be an unexpected solution to our heath care crisis. Here’s how my talk went….. I want to tell you a story of how a skinny Haitian chicken and a bowl of beet and cabbage soup turned my world upside down and helped […]

Why the New Surgical Cure for Diabetes Will Fail!

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Two seemingly groundbreaking studies, published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine found that type 2 diabetes, or “diabesity”, could be cured with gastric bypass surgery.  The flurry of media attention and medical commentary hail this as a great advance in the fight against diabetes.  The cure was finally discovered for what was […]

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 […]

Dr Mark Hyman, MD on Charlie Rose

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Mark Hyman M.D. on “The Blood Sugar Solution: The UltraHealthy Program for Losing Weight, Preventing Disease, and Feeling Great Now!”

Dr Mark Hyman, MD on Fox & Friends

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Turn your health around – Solutions used by Rick Warren, Bill Clinton

Cure for Diabetes Discovered

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Recently, I attended a convention of the American Diabetes Association in New York City where the main booth heralded a breakthrough “cure” for diabetes. Excited to think I might learn something new, I hustled right over. Imagine my dismay when all the information at the booth was about weight-loss surgery! Do we need a cure? […]

The Street, with Dr. Mark Hyman, MD

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Vivus Drug Won’t Solve U.S. Weight Woes, Says AuthorDr. Mark Hyman, author of Blood Sugar Solution, says all the hype surrounding Vivus new obesity drug is overblown and will not stem the U.S. “diabesity” epidemic.

Six Weeks to See That You Really Can Turn Your Health Around

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This program did not just meet my expectations, it surpassed them! Several years before the beta, I was tested for food allergies. I had several (allergies) but the tests indicated that I had no problem with gluten or dairy. As a beta participant, among the things I gave up for six weeks, were gluten and […]

The “Beta” Gave Me Hope and Results

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To date, I’ve lost 14.6 lbs (from 256.4 to 241.8) and have also experienced enough improvement in blood pressure readings to ask my doctor to decrease my medication. Blood sugar readings are also improving–I am determined to continue with the beta to hopefully go off insulin altogether The “beta” gave me hope and results. I’ve […]

Never Go Back to Eating the Way I Used To

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So far I’ve lost 11 pounds and over 2 inches around my waist. My BMI is still higher than it should be at 31, but that’s a lot better than 35. My blood pressure is back where it was in my 20s. I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2004. About a year later, […]