White Muscle Helps Control Blood Glucose

White Muscle Helps Control Blood Glucose. Lift Weights to Lower Blood Sugar (Source) White muscle helps control blood glucose levels, and it increases with resistance training, age and diabetes, the researchers showed. Researchers in the Life Sciences Institute at the...

Pre-Diabetes The Lie That’s Killing Us

Pre-Diabetes the Lie That’s Killing Us  Health-e-Solutions comment: Riva Greenberg speaks to patients and health care providers about flourishing with diabetes. Visit her website DiabetesStories.com. In this article she raises a valid question: why do we call...

Higher Mercury Levels Increase Diabetes Risk

Higher Mercury Levels Increase Diabetes Risk (Source) A new study found that exposure to higher mercury levels in young adults increased their risks for type 2 diabetes later in life by 65 percent. The study, led by Indiana University School of Public...

Walking versus Running: Which One is Best?

Walking versus Running: Which One is Best? (Source) If you want to keep your cholesterol, blood pressure and chances of developing diabetes lower, consider starting a walking program. Researchers now say the benefits for heart health from walking briskly are the same...

Gut Microbes Alter Glucose Response, Highly Individual

Gut Microbes Alter Glucose Response, Highly Individual (Source) Which is more likely to raise blood sugar levels: sushi or ice cream? According to a Weizmann Institute of Science study reported in the November 2015 issue of the journal Cell, the answer varies from one...

Laughing as Effective as Exercise, Statins

Laughing as Effective as Exercise, Statins (Source) Starting in the mid-1950s, Mad Magazine featured images of the goofy, fictional Alfred E. Neuman on all its covers. Mr. Neuman’s famous motto, “What? Me Worry?” gave generations of readers a good...

12 Ways to De-Stress Outdoors

Health-e-Tip: 12 Ways to De-Stress Outdoors (Source) Imagine combining exercise with the powerful effects of getting back in touch with nature – that’s one potent anti-stress combo! We’ve put together 12 fun and easy ways to de-stress outdoors! When you live in...

The Best Health Insurance

The Best Health Insurance Health-e-Solutions comment: Mark Sisson is a former elite endurance athlete who has made health and fitness his life’s work. In this article he adeptly explains the importance of taking responsibility for your health rather than trusting it...

Make Exercise FUN

Health-e-Tip: Make Exercise FUN Make Exercise FUN! Fitness isn’t about drudgery and obligation, but opportunity and freedom – freedom of movement, of expression, and of the benefits you gain both physically and, often more importantly, emotionally/psychologically....

Why Sitting is Bad

Health-e-Tip: Why Sitting is Bad (And How to Get Off Your Duff) (Source) Research shows why sitting is bad for your health, especially if you have diabetes. But how to get off your duff regularly and practically can be challenging. Sitting for hours on end can hurt...

Healthy Lifestyle Habits as Important as Genes?

Healthy Lifestyle Habits: As Important as Your Genes? Health-e-Solutions comment: Dr. Julie T. Chen is board-certified in internal medicine and fellowship-trained and board-certified in integrative medicine. She incorporates various healing modalities into her...

Community Approach to Diabetes Prevention is Effective

Community Approach to Diabetes Prevention is Effective (Source) New research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center shows that a community approach to diabetes prevention led by community health workers is effective at reducing blood glucose and potentially reducing...

A Healthy Body Often Equals a Healthy Brain

A Healthy Body Often Equals a Healthy Brain (Source) Experts stress that exercise, good diet help maintain memory as much as mental challenges do… People who want to stay sharp as they age often turn to brain teasers, puzzles and games, figuring correctly that...

5 Tips for Exercising with Type 1 Diabetes

5 Tips for Exercising with Type 1 Diabetes (Source) There is no doubt that exercising with diabetes is about one million times more challenging than exercising without diabetes, particularly if you take insulin. Low blood sugars and high blood sugars are major...

Global Obesity Rise

“Global Obesity Rise Puts UN Goals on Diet-Related Diseases ‘Beyond Reach’ (Source) The fight against the global obesity epidemic is a spectacular failure. Concern over the rise in diabetes, heart disease, cancer and other conditions fueled by obesity led to a UN...

Give Yourself a Natural Energy Boost

Give Yourself a Natural Energy Boost Energy can be a tricky thing – some days you have it, some days you don’t. Countless factors can affect your energy levels throughout the day, week to week and even longer term. Fortunately, in the absence of an underlying...

Stress Increases Type 2 Diabetes Risk 45%

Stress Increases Type 2 Diabetes Risk 45% (Source) A group of investigators at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden conducted a prospective follow-up study about the relationship between chronic stress and other health issues. The results of the 35-year-prospective...

Anti-Aging, Diabetes Prevention Drug

(Source) Anti-Aging, Diabetes Prevention Drug Drugs that combat aging may be available within five years, following landmark work led by an Australian researcher. The work, published in Science, finally proves that a single anti-aging enzyme in the body can be...

Sugar Behind the Rise of Diabetes Worldwide

(Source) Sugar Behind the Rise of Diabetes Worldwide It may be that the intake of sugar is behind the rise of diabetes worldwide. Sugar intake is linked to high diabetes prevalence, not obesity…. Differences in sugar intake and availability can influence the rate of...

Calories Trending Downwards As Obesity Trends Upwards

(Source) Americans eating less and getting fatter…. According to survey data from the CDC, US adults have been steadily eating fewer calories for almost a decade, despite the continued increase in obesity rates. The study analyzed trends since the 1970s and found that...

8 Reasons to Spend Time Outside

(Source) Novelist Jane Austen said, “To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.” And who could argue with her? I know I can’t. Appreciating the magnificence of trees, inhaling salty ocean air, or...

Exercise Does Improve Brain Power

(Source) Aerobic exercise doesn’t just build muscle, it also builds mass in key brain areas and improves cognitive performance, says Art Kramer of the University of Illinois. Kramer presented the results of his research into the relationship between physical...

Encapsulated Islet Implants May Help In Curing Type 1 Diabetes

(Source) UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty member Shuvo Roy, PhD, has received a three-year $1 million grant to create surgically implantable capsules of donor pancreas cells to assist in curing type 1 diabetes patients of daily insulin injections and the disease’s...

What Affects Exercise Blood Glucose Response?

(Source) The best way to deal with the many factors that can affect you is to learn your unique responses by checking your blood glucose levels before, (occasionally) during, and after exercise. While almost anyone with diabetes can exercise safely with a little more...

“How I Discovered Integrative Medicine”

Health-e-Solutions comment: Ski Chilton, PhD is a full professor of physiology and pharmacology at Wake Forest University Medical School. He has published over 140 scientific articles, authored 4 bestselling diet and wellness books including Inflammation Nation and...