Saturday, August 29, 2015

Health Guides

Teri Robert

Teri Robert, Health Guide

Author of "Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches"

Migraine Sumatriptan Patch Zecuity Launched

Zecuity migraine patchZecuity, the sumatriptan patch for migraine that was approved by the FDA over two years ago has now been launched and should be finding its way... Read moreChevron

posted 08/28/2015, comments (0)|
David Mendosa

David Mendosa, Health Guide

Medical Journalist Living with Diabetes and Author of Fitness and Photography for Fun,

The Dangerous Interactions Your Prescription Drugs Can Have

How many drugs are you taking today? How many of them are for your diabetes?


It’s easy to forget to consider some of the drugs that you take. Of course you included your prescriptions, but did you remember to include those that you buy over the counter? Also, some people don’t realize that Read moreChevron

posted 08/27/2015, comments (0)|
Dr. Bill Quick

Dr. Bill Quick, Health Pro

Physician who is living with diabetes; editor of

Can Chiropractic Therapy Heal Neuropathy?

Our local newspaper recently had a four-page full-color advertising insert titled "Encouraging News for Neuropathy Patients." As neuropathy is a common and frustrating complication of diabetes, I was intrigued, and read the entire insert. According to the insert, "Local Doctor's Drug-Free, Neuropathy Treatment Relieves Poor Balance and Numbness... Read moreChevron

posted 08/27/2015, comments (0)|
Gretchen Becker

Gretchen Becker, Health Guide

Author, Humorist,

The Blessings of Diabetes

I love yogurt, and I eat a lot of it. Well, actually I eat mostly kefir, which I make myself. But they're similar.


I'm on a low-carb diet, so of course I don't eat the commercially flavored high-sugar yogurts on the market. I often mix strawberries (thawed in microwave if they're frozen) with the kefir, add stevia and some... Read moreChevron

My Bariatric Life

My Bariatric Life, Health Guide

I grew from fit to fat and became a processed food junkie and couch potato with diabetes, celiac disease, depression, acid reflux, asthma, and hypertension. I was in my 30s, morbidly obese and on ~10 prescription medications. Since 2003 I've maintained massive weight loss from gastric bypass surgery and remain free from 9 of the 10 prescriptions. Then in 2013 I underwent body contouring and facial plastic surgeries to remove the last traces of my former obesity. Nowadays I am committed to supporting the online patient community with outstanding resources and by sharing my long-term success in defeating obesity and obesity-related illnesses. Today, I'm a size small (down from a size 24W) and living larger than ever!

Bariatric Surgery is a Starting Point, Not a Magic Bullet for Weight Loss

Are you a goal-oriented person? While on a diet, did you target a specific amount of weight you wanted to lose, and as that diet progressed, did you have a specific number of pounds you wanted to lose each week? It doesn't matter if you realized your goals or not, the question is if you had them at all. My guess is you probably did. Most... Read moreChevron

posted 08/21/2015, comments (0)|