Diabesity, Diabetes, & Obesity

Childhood Diabesity: The Growing Epidemic

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Worrying about your children is part of being a parent. You worry about stranger danger, schoolyard safety, internet predators, drug use, teenage pregnancy. You’ve probably worried about everything in your child’s life at one time or another. But have you ever worried about childhood diabesity? If you have never thought about this disease, much less […]

Childhood Diabetes: How Much Sugar is Your Child Eating?

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Until recently, childhood diabetes was synonymous with type 1, previously called juvenile diabetes. With type 1, the pancreas does not produce insulin, the hormone necessary for getting glucose into the cells for energy. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas. There […]

The Effects of Diabesity: How Did it Get so Out of Control?

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Diabesity is the new term for diabetes that is associated with obesity. It is a metabolic disorder ranging from mild blood sugar imbalances to minor insulin resistance to prediabetes to full-blown type 2 diabetes. Diabesity has become a worldwide epidemic. In America alone, 1 of every 2 people now suffer the effects of diabesity. This […]

The Effects of Obesity on Health, Happiness, and Self-Esteem

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The effect of obesity on health is a frequent topic of conversation on TV talk shows and radio broadcasts. It is often written about in magazine, newspaper, and internet articles. Almost everybody knows by now how obesity negatively affects health. But those of us who struggle with our weight know that obesity affects much more […]

The Effects of Diabetes on Health, and How Diet Can Help

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According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are 30.3 million diagnosed diabetics in America (as of 2015.) That is 9.4% of the U.S. population. The effects of diabetes on health are numerous and severe, as hundreds of millions of people know from firsthand experience. Since every organ system can suffer the effects of diabetes, […]

Childhood Obesity: Is Your Child at Risk?

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As a parent, you want your children to be healthy and happy, free from danger. You want to protect them from environmental hazards, unsafe situations, and people who may wish them harm. But did you know diet can be the biggest danger your child will ever face, that it can cause childhood obesity that can […]

Male Obesity: Is Your Husband In Danger?

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Male obesity is part of the deadly diabesity epidemic that health officials are trying to address. Diabesity is a condition in which obesity and diabetes exist simultaneously, although the diabetes part of it can be in its infancy, just mild insulin resistance. (The diabetes part of diabesity is on a continuum, ranging from mild insulin […]

Women’s Obesity: No it’s not Caused by Chocolate

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Women’s obesity is a hot topic of conversation these days. According to the CDC, 4 in 10 women in the U.S. are now obese, meaning that 40% of American women are obese compared to 35% of men. For the first time, obese women in the U.S. outnumber men, a fact that baffles researchers. After all, […]

Type 2 Diabetes: Reverse with Diet or Treat with Chemicals

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Type 2 diabetes is the world’s fastest growing disease. According to the World Health Organization, more than 422 million people globally suffer from diabetes. In 1980, just 108 million had this disease. (Though these figures include both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, the latter is the most common type and the one most responsible […]

Obesity: Food, Drink, Exercise, or Sleep?

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Obesity is a public health crisis.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, 36.5% of U.S. adults are obese, a condition that increases their risk for many serious diseases. It also drives up medical costs for the nation. For instance, the estimated annual medical cost for obesity in the U.S. is more than $147 bill.

It’s no wonder, then, that government agencies, medical experts, and researchers scramble to find an answer that solves the obesity problem once and for all. But the usual sources can’t offer quick solutions — and you definitely won’t find any answers from the hundreds of money-grubbing diet and fitness gurus out there. Why?