"Exercise improves your health." You hear it all the time, but what does that really mean? How much of a difference can exercise make in your life, and how much do you really need to do? You’ll be happy to know that you don’t ne... Read more
So you already know that a well-balanced diet and a regular exercise program are keys to your weight loss plan. But are you listening to that other recommendation you’ve heard more than once in your life? Get plenty of sleep. Recent medical stu... Read more
Heart health is on a lot of people's minds these days, especially as more and more people are developing high blood pressure, high cholesterol and type II diabetes. You may think that you're on your way to figuring it all out, too. Eating a h... Read more
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Under normal circumstances, the glucose (sugar) levels in your blood rise after you eat a meal or snack. In response, the body produces a hormone called insulin, which is necessary in order for the body to convert glucose in your bloodstream into usa... Read more
I have just been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. I knew it was going to happen but I ignored the warning signs. Now I am hoping I can get some help with menus. My A1C is 7.1, not terrible but has to be lowered. I am also overweight by about 15 lbs. I... Read more
One of the ads showing more and more on my pages is of a woman buying a ticket at a train station and the wording is "Want to chat me up?" with a "Chat now" button.
I find this really offensive as the womans photo is being 'used' in a dis... Read more
Hi, I am new to this type of communication but if it will help me on my way to a healthier life then I am game. :)
I am 47, will be 48 in June. I am a nurse and before becoming a nurse I had lost around 60 pounds, going from 230 lb to 170 lb. I w... Read more
Eggplant is used to reduce glucose levels of type II Diabetes. This vegetable contains low levels of carbohydrates and high fiber levels. In fact, the vegetable is regarded as a natural method of controlling diabetes. however people with untreated ki... Read more
I am a health fanatic. I read everything I can get my hands on when it comes to healthy living--everything from nutrition to exercise to the role sleep plays in our lifestyle and on and on. If it has healthy and living in the title I read it. Recen... Read more
I canít tell you how many times after I started my own healthy living journey I would step on the scale and the minute the number was not what I expected my motivation began to falter. For me, the scale became the be-all-end-all to my success. Howev... Read more
I've known Type II, Adult-Onset Diabetes since I was a young kid. At around 9 years old, my mom was diagnosed with it. She had had gestational diabetes during her last couple months of pregnancy with me and I was born one month early in part becaus... Read more
Today is my first doctor's visit since I was diagnosed with Type II diabetes. I printed up the nutrition reports for the dietitian to look at. I doubt she will, but at least she will get the point that I am taking this seriously...wait. Why do I care... Read more
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