Halting the Metabolic Syndrome

June 18, 2011 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Metabolic syndrome is a term for a condition in which risk factors—such as abdominal obesity, high triglyceride level, low level of good cholesterol (also known as high-density lipoprotein cholesterol or HDL-C), high blood pressure, and high blood sugar—cluster together, putting a patient at higher risk for heart disease, diabetes mellitus, and stroke.

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Troubles, Epiphanies and Giving Back

June 17, 2011 Category :People and Places 0

An epiphany may come after an admission of a struggle. It happens when a person realizes that certain actions need to be taken, and that these actions may be necessary to change the situation at hand.

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Understanding the Diabetic Diet

June 16, 2011 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

You’ve heard it all before. Eat more veggies. Eat more fiber. Eat more fish. Put down the saltshaker. Limit the fat. Be active. Don’tmoke. And don’t drink too much alcohol. What’s the deal? If you follow these advice, will it really make a difference in how well and how long you live? In a word, YES. You can bet your life on it. If you could grow old in good health without having a heart attack or getting diabetes and its complications, wouldn’t you be willing to do just about anything — including improving your diet and activity habits? Of course, you would. And you can start today.

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Oatmeal Cookies

June 15, 2011 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Oats are a natural source of fiber. So, too, are bananas and raisins. Enjoy all three in this tempting combination that is good for your cholesterol and your sugar levels as well. The natural sugars from the bananas give these cookies a natural sweetness that is hard to ignore.

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