PILATES?

I had two emergency operations for herniated cervical (neck) discs that caused pressure on my spinal cord and weakness in my arms (1st operation) and legs (2nd operation). During a prolonged recovery, I attended physical therapy sessions.  My therapist told me that Pilates could be help me for at least …

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METFORMIN

Metformin is an oral medication used to treat type 2 diabetes.  Type 2 diabetes is what most adults with diabetes have – they make insulin, but it’s effects are weak, and blood sugar rises.  10-20% of Americans probably have pre-diabetes and 8% might merit treatment with metformin. Many Americans Have …

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RETRAIN MY PANCREAS?

The pancreas produces insulin. When you eat high amounts of sugar or simple carbs, your pancreas puts out more and more insulin, your muscles and other tissues grow tolerant to the insulin. Insulin then no longer helps the sugar to get into the muscle so well, and the blood sugar …

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Obesity in kids

Obesity is growing in kids faster than in adults. More screen time, less (or no exercise), and high-fat, high-sugar fast foods all contribute. Childhood obesity is associated with increased rates of death when they become adults. Last night, my nephew whined about not having pizza for dinner (he was OK …

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