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Paula Deen Reacts to Diabetes Diagnosis with Drug Endorsement

By Michael Greger M.D.
January 26, 2012
File under: Diabetes, Health Concerns

The year before he died of lung cancer, Yul Brynner taped a powerful public service message for the American Cancer Society.

“Now that I’m gone,” he pleaded into the camera, “I tell you: Don’t smoke, whatever you do, just don’t smoke.” The Academy Award winning actor of film, stage and television did not want anyone else to end up like him.

Celebrity Chef Paula Deen, the self-proclaimed “Queen of Butter” who is well known for using doughnuts to bun her bacon-and-egg burgers, could have used her diabetes diagnosis in the same way, in hopes that others would not make the same mistake. …read more of Paula Deen Reacts to Diabetes Diagnosis with Drug Endorsement here

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Organic Agave Nectar – Sweet!

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor
June 14, 2010
File under: Dairy Free, Diabetes, Healthy Eating, Organic, Vegan


Agave (ah-GAH-vay) was cultivated for centuries by Native Americans for food, fiber and beverages. In Mexico’s arid central highlands agave nectar has been harvested from the blue agave plant, a succulent cactus best known as the plant used to make tequila.

The blue agave’s pineapple-shaped heart is covered with fleshy leaves that contain the sticky sweet syrup known as aguamiel or honey water south of the border.

Agave nectar has a low glycemic index (GI), the scale that ranks foods according to how they are metabolized in the body. Agave nectar is about 25 percent sweeter than table sugar, so a little goes a long way. …read more of Organic Agave Nectar – Sweet! here

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Diet and Diabetes: A New Approach

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor
June 10, 2010
File under: Diabetes, Health Concerns, Healthy Eating, Vegan


According to a study published in Diabetes Care, the diabetic population in the US will almost double in the next 25 years.

The scientific analysis was conducted by a team from the University of Chicago and projected that without significant changes in public or private strategies, annual medical costs due to the disease are expected to reach $336 billion, up from $113 billion.1

Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a chronic metabolic disorder in which the body either does not produce insulin or does not respond to it. Insulin is a hormone produced in the pancreas and is required to convert sugar and other foods into energy. …read more of Diet and Diabetes: A New Approach here

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