Prevent Winter From Freezing You Out of Vitamin D

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“An estimated 50 percent of Americans now have a vitamin D deficiency,” according to Michael F. Holick, MD, PhD, professor of molecular medicine, physiology and biophysics at Boston University School of Medicine. Continue reading “Prevent Winter From Freezing You Out of Vitamin D”

Pinkies Up to Reduce Diabetes Risk

SubscribeButton-webpinkies upOn a blustery, cold winter day, a cozy cup of hot coffee or tea can be just what the doctor ordered to warm you up — and reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The benefits are sipped whether you prefer caffeinated or decaf coffee or tea. Continue reading “Pinkies Up to Reduce Diabetes Risk”

Heed the Warning Bells of Metabolic Syndrome

SubscribeButton-webwarning signsIt’s no secret the number of people with type 2 diabetes is sharply rising. Yet people are often shocked when they’re diagnosed with the complicated disease. By paying attention to some warning bells, especially symptoms of metabolic syndrome, people can take action to prevent or at least delay the onset of diabetes. Continue reading “Heed the Warning Bells of Metabolic Syndrome”

What’s So Great About Losing Weight? (Besides Looking Better?)

If you ask your heart, or back, or joints, the most important reason to lose weight is for your health, not your looks. So consider looking better a major perk of weight loss — not to mention great motivation. Your clothes will fit better. Your self-confidence will soar. You may even dress better. But your whole body, from the inside out, will celebrate your weight loss!
Let’s look more closely at how weight affects your body. Continue reading “What’s So Great About Losing Weight? (Besides Looking Better?)”