Is Exposure to Flame-Retardant Chemicals During Pregnancy a Problem?

In June of 2018, the journal Environment International reported on a study showing a link between polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), molecules used as flame retardants, and Gestational diabetes. Investigators at Nanchang University and several other research institutions in China compared 439 pregnant women over a two-year period. They measured the women’s PBDE blood levels during… Continue reading Is Exposure to Flame-Retardant Chemicals During Pregnancy a Problem?

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3 Tips to Help You Manage Your Blood Sugar Without Drugs

According to the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) National Diabetes Statistics Report 2017, over 100 million people in America have Type 2 diabetes or prediabetes. The report also states at least two in every five adult Americans will have Type 2 diabetes in their lifetime. With such startling statistics, it comes as no surprise a… Continue reading 3 Tips to Help You Manage Your Blood Sugar Without Drugs

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The Combination of Diabetes Medications That Help Minimize Heart Failure

Metformin is used with a healthy diet and exercise and is the first choice of drug to begin treating prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes. But metformin alone is not always adequate. A series of studies on which other medications to add to control high blood sugar are yielding consistent results on which medications will lower… Continue reading The Combination of Diabetes Medications That Help Minimize Heart Failure

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The Effects of Pilates in Physical Fitness on Older Adults

According to researchers at the Federal University of Vale de Sao Francisco in Petrolina, Brazil, Pilates, a form of exercise can improve physical fitness and blood sugar control in women in their 60’s and 70’s with Type 2 diabetes. Their work was reported on in the Journal of Strength Conditioning Research. Twenty-two women aged from… Continue reading The Effects of Pilates in Physical Fitness on Older Adults

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Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Living – Is This Supplement Right For You?

If you are a person who enjoys the benefits oral supplements offer, you may have noticed a product on the shelves called “ZMA.” ZMA is a natural mineral supplement made up of… zinc, magnesium aspartate, and vitamin B6. While ZMA is sometimes listed in the testosterone boosting section, it can do so much more. Zinc… Continue reading Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Living – Is This Supplement Right For You?

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