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October’s Best Pink Becomes Red

Let’s re-boot October’s pink message! In the past “breast cancer awareness” has often meant beauty products (some containing carcinogens) labeled with pink ribbons to promote mammograms. In the future, let’s think of October as support for women – all women – with breast cancer prevention, primary and secondary, better research into the causes of breast […]

Blood Sugar and Hormone Stress

More than 1/3rd of the country has a condition known as metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome has some important features that are seen in nearly all cases and that is blood sugar imbalances and or insulin resistance. When blood sugar or insulin becomes elevated it can create inflammatory cascades that can contribute to obesity, blood pressure, diabetes […]

Carbohydrate Restriction for Type 1 Diabetes:
Inspiration vs. Criticism

My Position on Very Low Carbohydrate Diets for Type 1 Diabetes Last week, I saw a Facebook post from a low-carb proponent (who does not have diabetes) criticizing this article for being a negative way to view type 2 diabetes management. Riva Greenberg is a well-known author and diabetes advocate who has lived with type 1 diabetes […]

The Real Cause Of Acid Reflux + What To Do About It

Millions of people suffer from acid reflux or heartburn for years without receiving an effective solution from mainstream medicine. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), the more serious form of acid reflux, is quite common in the United States, where 10% to 20% of the population have the condition. Conventional wisdom would say that acid reflux/heartburn is caused by […]

Why You Need to Fire Dr. Google

Managing a chronic illness and improving your health can require some drastic lifestyle changes. However, if you obsess over the minutiae, spend days on the internet hunting for answers that don’t seem to exist, and worry constantly about your health, it may just be causing unnecessary health-sabotaging stress. For those prone to anxiety, type A behavior, eating disorders  […]