Diabetes and Insulin Resistance

Why Is Eating Meat So Damaging to Human Health? Part One

November 16, 2018 |

 Hazards Inherent in Meat Itself If you are a sometime reader of this blog you will be familiar with some of the perils of eating meat. Scientific evidence shows that meat consumption increases risks for diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some cancers as well as shortens the lifespan. The question is, what is lurking in meat…

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Does Your Waist Measure More Than Half Your Height?

May 18, 2018 |

Sadly obesity is becoming the new norm in our societies with three out of five Canadians presently overweight (3). Between 62% and 75% of the world’s population now carry body fat levels that will impair their health and the number of obese people worldwide exceeds those who are underweight for the first time in human…

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What’s Wrong with Just Taking a Pill to Deal With Diabetes?

March 16, 2018 |

As we age, our bodies begin to show evidence of the ravages of time.  Faced with symptoms like increasing blood pressure or increasing blood sugar a person can start to feel overwhelmed and to dread the next blow to their health.   Many people begin to amass a collection of medications, one to decrease their cholesterol,…

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Diabetes Up-Date February, 2018

March 9, 2018 |

With projections that up to one-third of young people alive today will develop diabetes in their lifetime, it is timely to pay attention to two very interesting new studies on diabetes that have been published recently. This is a short update detailing continuing discoveries from our scientific community regarding the way the food we eat…

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Opening the Coconut Oil Can of Worms Part Two

February 9, 2018 |

THE EVIDENCE Risk of heart disease There is a lack of large, well-controlled human studies exhibiting that coconut oil causes either a reduction or an increase in cardiovascular disease. On the other hand most randomized controlled trials on the subject agree that the ingestion of coconut oil causes increased RISK FACTORS for heart disease. Consuming…

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