CCS Medical Blog

The Case for Diabetes Preventative Care and Earlier Intervention

An August 2nd article in Medical News Today, "How does weight loss fix type 2 diabetes?"asserts that losing weight could very well contribute to remission for type 2 patients who have been recently diagnosed. In this piece, writer Maria Cohut cites the results of a...

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The Health Impact of Natural Sugars

Is sugar by any other name still sugar?

For anyone who has been following my blogs, or done their homework on healthier eating, it should be evident that added sugars and their omnipresence in the Western diet are the root cause for obesity and type 2 diabetes.

But what...

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Simple Strategies to Avoid "Health Halos"

In my last blog on raising awareness about the dangers of "health halos," we identified a significant problem in our food system that poses tremendous health risks for us all.

Health halos, or manufactured foods (especially from Big Sugar), are marketed through the use...

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Creating "Beware-ness" of the Health Halos

Health halos are nothing new. For those of you who have been following my blogs, you might remember my rants on the evils of added sugars and the federal government's complicity in enabling added sugars and "bad carbs" to dominate our western food system (exhibit A, the...

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Troubling Trends in Earlier On-Set of Type 2 Diabetes

Current Statistics and Staggering Projections Indicate that Type 2 is Becoming More Prevalent Among Younger Adults

For years, type 2 diabetes has been considered the older adults' diabetes. While middle-aged Americans and seniors are still at the highest risk for...

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Using the Precious Present (i.e., TODAY) to Improve Diabetes Health

More Great Advice from diaTribe on Changing Habits Now for Better Living

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Higher Rates of Obesity & the State of American Health

I was reading a June 27th blog on diaTribe called "Mapping America’s Health – NHANES Data Continues to Illuminate," which revealed that obesity rates in rural (country) areas are actually higher than those in urban (city) communities.

In this blog, the authors, Emma Ryan...

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Body Hacks for Managing Appetite & Preventing Overeating

I recently came across fitness writer John Fawkes' blog from last December entitled "6 Appetite-Control Strategies that Helped Me Stop Overeating." It was pleasing for me to see that some of these tactics are practices that I have been employing for quite a few years...

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What About Diabetes & Alcohol?

For those with diabetes, special care and consideration needs to be taken when it comes to determining what foods to eat. While it is commonly known how sweets and carbohydrates can affect those with diabetes, something that raises many questions is the relationship...

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Summertime Gardening Ideas for Healthy & Delicious Dining

It’s not too late to start a summertime garden with healthy vegetables and herbs that can grace your dinner table and significantly boost your health. Whether you have started a garden already or if you are planting your first garden, here are some tips to make the most...

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