health risks and benefits of statin drugs

health risks and benefits of statin drugs

I don’t mean to pick on statins. There’s just so much about them in the news right now. A colleague pointed me to an excellent website that puts findings about prescription drugs into perspective. And I think it’s important information to share. Most...
‘let food be your medicine’

‘let food be your medicine’

By Dr. Orna Izakson The ancient Greek physician Hippocrates (460-377 BCE) famously said “Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food.” Gardeners know the best way to get your veggies is fresh and organic, ideally straight from the farm or garden....
strong muscles fight diabetes

strong muscles fight diabetes

People battling diabetes can take a cue from fighters everywhere: muscle strength helps make winners. New research finds that low muscle mass — common in elderly and many people at greatest risk of type 2 diabetes — is associated with the insulin resistance that...
‘let food be your medicine’

Sleep stabilizes blood sugar

Getting your nightly eight hours may be doing more for you than you think — it may help prevent Type II Diabetes. That diseases occurs when cells become resistant to insulin, the hormone that helps sugar move from the bloodstream and into cells, which use the sugar as...