Diabetes

Warming Up When Your Hands and Feet Are Always Cold

…in the extremities, I generally found that what causes cold hands and feet could often be a number of things, from peripheral artery disease, to diabetes and Raynaud’s syndrome. How to Keep Your Hands and Feet Warm * Take the “awesome foursome” which can make a real difference in your heart health…

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New Research Makes Olive Oil One of My Top Heart-Healthy Foods

…Francisco Perez-Jiminez of the University of Cordoba, researchers recruited 20 people with metabolic syndrome—a condition that’s linked to type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and premature death. For six weeks, the participants ate a breakfast that contained olive oil that was either low in phenolic compounds…

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The Great Cholesterol Myth

…and 50% of people who have high cholesterol do not have heart disease. * Recent studies suggest statin drugs are associated with a higher risk of diabetes, which is a major risk factor for heart disease. Dr. Bowden and I agree that while Big Pharmacies are busy raking in over $31 billion annually by…

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The Health-Boosting Power of Pure Maple Syrup

Truth be known, I consider myself a maple syrup snob—or maybe I should say “connoisseur.” Years of enjoying Vermont winter skiing with our kids included gathering around the breakfast table for the comforting breakfast of steel cut oatmeal drizzled with fresh local maple syrup. My Vermont…

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On the Road with Dr. Sinatra: The A4M Conference

…from all the relapsing and suffering he sees—something more preventative. Just like cardiovascular problems such as high blood pressure levels, diabetes, and other conditions, many lung disorders can be chronic and debilitating. And just like heart disease, there are so many adjunctive "alternative…

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Testosterone Levels and Cardiovascular Health

…(insulin resistance), oxidative stress, and clotting. Therapy for high testosterone levels has also been found to improve heart failure, angina and diabetes, but supplementing can be tricky. If you are interested in pursuing it, I highly recommend you do so with an experienced anti-aging doctor. You can…

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The Heart-Brain Connection

…healthy fats, and nutrients. The same Pan Asian Modified Mediterranean diet (PAMM) that Dr. Sinatra recommends to prevent cardiovascular problems, diabetes, and autoimmune disorders as well as promote overall optimum health, is a no-brainer when it comes to your mind. Everything that encourages healthy…

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Heart-Healthy Diets: 6 Surprising Foods to Avoid

…inflammation. Chemical sugar substitutes like aspartame, sucralose, or saccharin haven’t earned my trust either and can potentially contribute to diabetes and cancer. If you have to feed a sweet tooth, opt for very small amounts of honey, pure maple syrup, or the natural sweetener Stevia. 5. Margarine…

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The 10 Most Common Heart Health Fallacies

…inflammatory chemicals. Lowering your body weight by just 10 percent can bring down your blood pressure numbers and reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes. So when it comes to weight loss, keep in mind that a little means a lot. 5. No pain, no gain. Getting patients to exercise is a challenge for every…

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How to Control Your Sugar Intake

…several days, sending blood sugar and insulin levels soaring toward weight and behavior problems, as well as seeding degenerative ailments, like diabetes, that are showing up at earlier and earlier ages. I’m not one to put a damper on fun, but I do want to make a case for moderation—during Halloween…

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A Healthy Heart Diet Should Not Include High Fructose Corn Syrup

…hormonal reactions that contribute to weight gain and obesity, as well as arterial disease. Weight gain and obesity are the key risk factors for type 2 diabetes. * In animal studies reported just this year, a high fructose intake was found to raise the level of uric acid, which in turn inhibits nitric oxide…

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Do You Need a Heart Pacemaker?

…dropped to just 33 beats per minute (BPM), which he and his doctor attributed to his fitness. It wasn’t until the endocrinologist who monitors his diabetes expressed alarm that he was given a Holter to wear for 24 hours to see if he needed a heart pacemaker. It showed that not only was his heart rate…

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Debunking the Gluten-Free Myth

The biggest mistake people make when going on a gluten-free diet is that they eat foods that are high in sugar which can cause inflammation and weight gain. Gluten-free diets have received a lot of press in the last few years—with people touting it as the “secret to better health and weight…

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The Health Benefits of Resveratrol

…replication and enhancing cancer cell death in a variety of laboratory cell culture studies. * Muscle health, by reducing muscle wasting associated with diabetes and cancer. How much resveratrol should you take? As with every nutrient there is a “sweet spot” for dosing. If take 30 mg of resveratrol daily…

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