Air Pollution Increases Diabetes When we think of diabetes we often think of lifestyle issues like obesity and poor nutrition. There seem to be little conversation about how air pollution increases diabetes… until now. Outdoor air pollution – already a major cause of disease and death globally – contributed to 3.2 million new cases of […]
Plant-Based Diabetes Program The plant-based lifestyle has certainly gained momentum through books / movies like Forks Over Knives and What The Health? but it has been less successful gaining clinical access… until now. An online diabetes coaching program focusing on a plant-based whole foods diet has joined the American College of Lifestyle Medicine’s Corporate Roundtable.
Air Pollution Linked To Diabetes That air pollution promote lung and heart problems is old news. It even makes sense. We breathe in fine particulates which impact lung and heart functions. But how is air pollution linked to diabetes? Turns out that the pancreas and its ability to manage insulin production may be impacted by
Plant-based Diet Health Benefits An upcoming nutrition conference plans to highlight the numerous plant-based diet health benefits. At HealthCare Too, we keep finding, posting, and commenting on such research. What we haven’t found is evidence that so much of our conventional modern Western diet promotes health. Occasionally there is something that bacon or milk or
Artificial Sweeteners Are Bad A recent study has linked artificial sweeteners to diabetes and obesity… they conditions these sweeteners are supposed to eliminate. The Perry household has had its own experience with artificial sweeteners… none of it good. Not even the taste. We have found that a smidge of honey, a pinch of brown sugar,
Chronic Disease Epidemic For the past several decades a chronic disease epidemic of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and more has taken hold of the US and most Western nations. The culprit behind most of these insidious chronic diseases is the Western Lifestyle. High stress, fast food, late nights, processed meals, always behind schedule kind of
Diabetics Need More Than Medicine A recent survey by Novo Nordisk highlights the need for a holistic approach to diabetes. The survey found that diabetics need more than medicine and that many physicians understand this as well. Diabetes 360 — a Novo Nordisk-sponsored survey conducted nationwide of 1,200 patients with diabetes and ~500 healthcare professionals
Amla’s Benefits First, what is this “amla” thing and second what kind of benefits? Amla is simply a variety of gooseberry that is native to India. Amla’s benefits? Numerous! Occasionally we bump into something new that has real health potential and we are excited to try it. Sometimes we hear great insights about a food
Holistic Health Care Shift There is a holistic health care shift underway that is disrupting conventional medical care. In the early 1900’s the leading causes of death were infectious diseases. In this century, the leading causes of death are non-infectious chronic diseases. These illnesses, like heart disease, are often the result of our hectic lifestyles.
Food as Medicine The Ancient Greek physician Hippocrates once said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Food as Medicine is certainly not a new idea but it has been absent in most American lives. With proper nutrition many chronic diseases, like diabetes, can be brought under control. Food as Medicine is not “sexy” like