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Medical NewsHow Do We Stop the Diabetes Epidemic

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The 1950’s were a time of excess in America. Rising from the desperation of the 40’s and World War II, Americans were filled with optimism–anything was possible and we had the world at our fingertips. It was a time of invention. Companies sold convenience and accessibility with families in mind. Read more…

Medical NewsWomen and Diabetes

Editorial Courtesy of Desert Regional Medical Center Actress Halle Berry, singer Patti LaBelle, tennis legend Billie Jean King, and author Anne Rice are just several of the more than 12 million American women living with diabetes. This disease, which changes the way the body uses sugar, can increase a woman’s Read more…

Integrated PracticesHyberbaric Oxygen Therapy: An Effective (And Underused) Modality for Diabetic Wound Healing

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is now a widely accepted, FDA approved – and often life saving – modality. There are currently up to 18 conditions covered by insurance and diabetic wound healing is one of the most common. Diabetic patients are at a greater risk for getting infections and have Read more…

Natural Options‘Diabesity,’ Insulin resistance and Leptin

Many health experts are using a new term to describe the combination of diabetes and obesity called ‘Diabesity’. It is now believed that Diabesity may be the largest epidemic the world has ever faced. Some estimates predict the total number of individuals with “obesity induced diabetes” will reach 366 million Read more…

Natural OptionsNutrition and Diabetes: An Interview with Elizabeth Quigley, Registered Dietician

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Diabetes can be managed and prevented with food choices. It sounds simple, but old habits are hard to change and people often don’t know the right choices for their specific requirements. Fortunately, diabetes is one of two conditions for which nutritional counseling is covered by Medicare and most major medical Read more…

Natural OptionsInflammation or ‘Diabetic Syndrome’: The Precursor to Type II Diabetes and Other Disease

The average American consumes 160 pounds of sugar each year and the inflammation that this produces can be a killer. In my book, The Family Guide to Naturopathic Medicine, Diabetic Syndrome (DS) is the term I use to describe this inflammatory disease that may affect up to two thirds of Read more…

Natural OptionsNatural Agents Help Manage Diabetic Neuropathy

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Diabetic neuropathy is defined as damage to the nerves that occurs due to long-term, unregulated high blood sugar levels from diabetes. Peripheral neuropathy, the most common form of diabetic neuropathy, is experienced as a loss of sensation, numbness, tingling or burning in the arms and legs. Toes and feet are Read more…

FitnessDiabetes Prevention and Treatment: Are You Active Enough?

Diabetes Mellitus (or Diabetes) currently affects 25.8 million people or 8.3% of the American population. Of those Americans 65 and over, diabetes affects 10.9 million or 26% of the population and increases the risk of death by twice as much as those individuals without diabetes. Diabetes has been shown to Read more…