June 2020 / 59 posts found

Sherri Shepherd Reveals Going A Year Without Sugar Has Reversed Her Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis: “I Can’t Even Believe It!”

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Source: Slaven Vlasic / Getty Ever since she decided to wean herself off of sugar last March, Sherri Shepherd has seen her health transform in tremendous ways. We’ve seen the weight loss and heard about the increased energy, but the 52-year-old also shared in an Instagram video on Monday that she was told by her doctor that her dietary changes have reversed her diabetes diagnosis. An A1C test (which is meant to identify one’s average blood glucose levels) that is above 6.5 is a sign of Type II diabetes. One that is between 5.7 and 6.4 is prediabetes. Sherri’s A1C […]

House Democrats Propose Widespread Student Loan Forgiveness Due To Coronavirus

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Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., left, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. on Capitol Hill, … [+] Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) House Democrats have unveiled a proposal to cancel student loan debt for millions of student loan borrowers amid the escalating Coronavirus crisis. The bill, called the Student Debt Emergency Relief Act, would do the following: Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), one of the lead sponsors, said: “During this unprecedented crisis, no one should have to choose between paying their student loan payment, putting food on the table or keeping themselves and their families safe and healthy. We […]

Evidence Based Medicine: A Critical Look – Richmond Integrative & Functional Medicine

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What is Evidence Based Medicine (EBM)? How it was meant to be used? How is it currently used? What are it’s foibles and flaws? And how we move forward? Unless you know how the evidence in medicine is defined and utilized, it is easy to get confused about what the word evidence means and how it is used in patient care. This content was originally published here.

Why exercise won’t make you lose weight – CNN

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Basal metabolic rate, the amount of energy it takes just to keep your body running (blood pumping, lungs breathing, brain functioning) Breaking down food, scientifically referred to as “diet-induced thermogenesis,” “specific dynamic action” or the “thermic effect of food” Physical activity For most people, basal metabolic rate accounts for 60% to 80% of total energy expenditure, Kravitz said. He cited a study that defines this as “the minimal rate of energy expenditure compatible with life.” As you get older, your rate goes down, but increasing your muscle mass makes it go up. About 10% of your calories are burned digesting […]

Stem cell breakthrough could help cure type 1 diabetes

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Scientists have edged one step closer to a major treatment for (and possibly cure for) type 1 diabetes. A UCSF team has claimed it’s the first to turn human st… This content was originally published here.

Italian coronavirus victims over 80 may not receive intensive care | Daily Mail Online

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Italian coronavirus patients who are 80 or older will not receive intensive care if the crisis worsens, under emergency plans being proposed in Turin.  The plans drawn up by civil protection officials warn that ‘it will be necessary to apply criteria for access to intensive treatment’ if there are too many patients. The document, seen by the Daily Telegraph, proposes that these criteria ‘must include age of less than 80’.   Doctors have already described making life-or-death decisions about who can be treated and who may effectively be left to die.   One doctor said a patient’s fate ‘is decided by age […]

Hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s, Autoimmune Thyroid Disorders | Overland Park Holistic and Functional Medicine | Kansas City | Focus Integrative Healthcare

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Thyroid function is quickly becoming an often-discussed topic both in health and wellness circles and among the general population. It seems as though more and more people are experiencing thyroid dysfunction of some sort. Whereas in the past this was not the case, most people probably know someone who has struggled or is struggling with hypothyroidism; hyperthyroidism; autoimmune thyroid disorders such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and Grave’s disease; or what has come to be known as sub-clinical hypothyroidism. Needless to say, thyroid function is definitely something that needs to be discussed. What Exactly Does the Thyroid Gland Do Anyway? The thyroid […]

Why exercise won’t make you lose weight – CNN

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Basal metabolic rate, the amount of energy it takes just to keep your body running (blood pumping, lungs breathing, brain functioning) Breaking down food, scientifically referred to as “diet-induced thermogenesis,” “specific dynamic action” or the “thermic effect of food” Physical activity For most people, basal metabolic rate accounts for 60% to 80% of total energy expenditure, Kravitz said. He cited a study that defines this as “the minimal rate of energy expenditure compatible with life.” As you get older, your rate goes down, but increasing your muscle mass makes it go up. About 10% of your calories are burned digesting […]

15 Tips for Managing Diabetes in the Workplace

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/ Plan for Success Give yourself a smart start before your shift: Get plenty of sleep, don’t skip breakfast, and drink a glass of water before you head in. These simple self-care steps can lower your stress, which will keep blood sugar steady. Swipe to advance / Bring Your Boss on Board If it isn’t easy to take snack breaks on the job, or you don’t have a good a spot to store your insulin, it’s time to tell your employer about your needs. Be ready to explain diabetes in simple terms, in case he doesn’t know much about it. […]

Coronavirus: Italy sees 475 deaths, the highest one-day toll | Daily Mail Online

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Italy has recorded the highest one-day official coronavirus death toll since the first case was detected in China late last year. On Wednesday the country reported 475 new deaths from Covid-19, just a day after it looked like Italian coronavirus infections had started to slow.  Italy’s Civil Protection Agency announced 4,207 new cases of Covid-19 today, bringing the the total up from  31,506 to 35,713. Today’s news comes amid hopes the Italian lockdown had slowed the spread of the pandemic. Hospital workers prepare coffins at the Ponte San Pietro hospital in Bergamo on Tuesday, in the province of Lombardy which has […]