‘Managing Diabetes’

Do Diet Sodas Cause Weight Gain? Study Finds Sweeteners May Raise Blood Sugar By Changing Gut Bacteria

By Laura Brooks

The debate over sugar substitutes started with the invention of saccharin 135 years ago.  President Theodore Roosevelt’s own doctor recommended replacing his dietary sugar with saccharin for weight loss.  When an FDA commissioner, Harvey Wiley, spoke out against the artificial sweetener as a health hazard, Roosevelt retorted, “Anybody who says saccharin is injurious to health is an idiot.” Since then, researchers have […] Read more »

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Treating Insulin Resistance: Metformin vs. Movement

By Robyn Priebe

Insulin Resistance Is A Complex Problem When one thinks about insulin resistance, their thoughts probably drift to carbohydrates being a culprit in the complex problem that insulin resistance is.  However, body fat, particularly fat within the muscle, liver, and pancreas deserves some attention as well. A recently published study in Diabetes Care even found a relationship between insulin resistance and […] Read more »

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Mindful Eating Monday: The Benefits of Slowing Down

By Marsha Hudnall

This just in: People who wolf down their food are two and a half times more likely to suffer from type 2 diabetes than those who take their time according to new research presented at the joint International Congress of Endocrinology and European Congress of Endocrinology in Florence, Italy. This, mind you (no pun intended), was independent of what a […] Read more »

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Foodie Friday Video: Healthy Snack Ideas that Satisfy

By Lisa Christie

One key to managing hunger and disordered eating is to have a few ideas for healthy snacks. Letting yourself get too hungry is a major trap if you’re aiming to become a normal eater. Once you get too hungry, eating rich processed foods (a bag of chips is pretty easy to grab and go, after all) and eating too much […] Read more »

Healthy Eating, Deprivation & the Right Choice

By Marsha Hudnall

It’s a debate that’s gone on since the beginning of “non-diet.”  The question of whether people respond best to a structured approach to eating that helps get their bodies back into balance so they can better sense their internal cues to guide them in healthy behaviors, or whether “permission to eat everything and anything and as much as you want” […] Read more »

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