Health&Fitness Talk

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Chronic Kidney Disease
by Kimberly Allen, RN In the past chronic kidney disease, or CK,D went by other names like chronic renal failure and chronic renal disease.  Today, CKD is used as an umbrella term to cover a variety of structural and functional conditions that lead to kidney damage and their inability... Read more
The Sweet Benefits of Kicking Sugar Addiction
by Michelle LeSueur BeP, CNC, CSN, CPT Are you someone that has to have something sweet everyday?  Do you find that you crave it all the time?  Today many people struggle with addiction to sugar.  In the US, the average American consumes 160 lbs of sugar without even realizing... Read more
Robin Williams Snickers Ads are Bad for Your Health
by Ed Barillas – Staff Writer It’s shocking to see the lengths that the corporate industry media will go through to make sure you get diabetes and other deadly diseases and cancers and to use sell out artists.  Late one night while watching television I saw this Snickers Bar... Read more
How to Naturally and Quickly Lower your Blood Sugar Glucose Levels!
By Ed Barillas- Staff Writer Keeping your blood glucose sugar levels in check is always a good thing especially with so many artificial sweeteners being used in today’s soft drinks and other drinks sold across the counter.  The way it works is that after you eat, the stomach and... Read more
The Truth about Artificial Sweeteners!
by Ed Barillas- Staff Writer An artificial sweetener is a sugar substitute that imitates the taste of sugar with a lot less food energy with many more times the sweetness of sucrose.  The problem is that with all the additives that artificial sweeteners have it has been known to... Read more
Diabetic Retinopothy

Diabetes Mellitus is a significant medical problem worldwide and can cause a wide range of long term health issues throughout your body. These long term effects also have a significant impact on society as well as the patient because not only is diabetes increasing in prevalence it also tends to strike people when they are in their most productive years…

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The Viciousness of Visceral Fat

Most people don’t realize that not all fat is created equal, one is definitely more dangerous than the other. Yes, there is more than one type of fat. There’s the fat you can pinch around your waist line, that’s called subcutaneous fat. And while it may make you cringe to look at, it’s the fat that’s underneath the muscles surrounding your organs that you don’t see that should really give you pause…

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Gangrene

Gangrene is considered a serious and has the potential to be a life-threatening condition that develops when a mass of body tissue dies. There are numerous conditions that can cause gangrene to develop including infection, injury, even frostbite. Anything that affects the circulation of blood to any area of the body can lead to gangrene…

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Hypoglycemia and Hyperglycemia

The most common condition associated with hypoglycemia is insulin dependent diabetes. However, there are several other conditions that can cause hypoglycemia including …

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Living with Type 1 Diabetes

Type I Diabetes has gone by other names in the past – insulin dependent diabetes and juvenile diabetes. Type I Diabetes is much less common than type II and it differs from Type II in many ways. First of all, it is an autoimmune disorder. Also, in Type I Diabetes, your pancreas simply does not produce insulin where as in type II your pancreas doesn’t produce enough insulin and what it does produce doesn’t work to open the cells…

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