Category - Diabetes

12
May

Type 2 Diabetes More Common in Fast Eaters

Are you a person who wolfs down your food? If so, it’s time to slow down. A new study presented at the International Congress of Endocrinology and European Congress of Endocrinology shows that people who eat fast are 2.5-times more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes, compared with slower eaters. There are clearly more factors involved than …

28
Mar

Sodas Increase Heart Attack, Diabetes

Sodas were again in the news and this time for increasing the risk of heart attack and diabetes. You can see my blog post about this on FeedingAmerica.org. As you’ll see, cutting back on sodas or cutting them out altogether might be the most important health decision you make. Here is my video on sodas …

25
Mar

Having A Baby After 40

I’m often asked by women over the age of 40 my opinion on having a baby. Clearly it’s a personal decision by a woman and her partner. But I have gained a lot of wisdom and experience in this area, so here is my personal position statement on later motherhood that I would like to …

10
Mar

Eating Fish is Good For The Menopause Brain

Fish not only travel in schools. Eating them helps keep your brain smart. Some of the earlier studies on the omega-3 fatty acids didn’t always find that fish oil was good for your brain because they depended on asking people to fill out questionnaires and people often forget what they ate (especially if they weren’t …

2
Mar

Heart Attacks In Perimenopause Often Missed

A recent article in JAMA (2012;307(8):813-822) found that women are 30% less likely than men to have chest pain or discomfort during a heart attack, especially under the age of 45. Because of this, women are more likely to die in the hospital than men because the diagnosis takes longer to make. Between the ages …

1
Mar

Is Too Much Sugar Killing You?

I heard an excellent discussion today on WBUR/NPR regarding sugar and the affect it is having on our health. We are eating 30 times more sugar than our ancestors 100 years ago and 1/3 of our country is obese while another 1/3 is overweight. Is sugar the cause of chronic illness, heart disease, more cancer …

28
Feb

Colon Cancer in Perimenopause and Menopause

When I say, “Mammogram,” most women in menopause have had one. But when I say “Colonoscopy” many women in perimenopause or menopause have not. March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month and I’m hoping the answer to the colonoscopy question will change. Women in perimenopause and menopause are more likely to die of colon cancer than …

24
Feb

Lunch NYC Series Nominated for NY Emmy

Below is a press release about a wonderful health educational series I had the priviledge of being part of – Lunch NYC. As host for one segment and provider/performer of HealthRock songs in 8 others, I’m proud to have been a part of this great series on NY television. Click below to see one of …

20
Jan

Rape: What Every Woman, And Man, Should Know

Rape is a topic most victims avoid. So much so you’d think it doesn’t happen. Perpetrators uniformly deny it so it seems no one would ever do it. But it happens often, victims suffer deep scars, and perpetrators typically get off without a scratch (see below). A new law is the beginning of that changing. …

20
Jan

Does Your Plate Look Like MyPlate?

As a child, I was extremely fat. At the ripe old age of 29 months, there was a front-page article about me in the Galveston Daily News: Mighty Mite – the fattest child in Galveston County. My grandparents thought a fat baby was a healthy baby. We now know a fat baby is often not …

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