Saturday, July 26, 2014

Health Guides

David Mendosa

David Mendosa, Health Guide

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

The Trouble with Protein for People with Diabetes

For some of us who have diabetes the trouble with protein is real. If we have existing kidney disease, we can’t handle a lot of protein. If we follow a vegan diet, the problem is to get enough protein.   But for most of us the trouble with protein is to know how much we need and whether we are getting too much. Many of us think that... Read moreChevron
posted 07/24/2014, comments (0)|

healthgal, Health Guide

Medical and lifestyle columnist

Are You Calling My Kid Fat?

Unfortunately parents may be walking the journey of denial big time, when it comes to their kids’ weight and health realities.  According to a University of California, San Diego School of Medicine study, parents of kids who are clinically obese, are in MAJOR denial.  In fact, parents do not often recognize the potentially serious... Read moreChevron
posted 07/24/2014, comments (0)|
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 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!

Sugar Companies Provide Misleading Information

"Sugar in the diet does not cause diabetes." As a matter of fact, "sugar adds to the quality of children's diet," or so said the Sugar Association in 2009 and 2010.   There you have it then. The matter is closed and thank you for your time. Sugar is our friend, and we should consume it as often as possible in heaps that would stagger an... Read moreChevron
posted 07/24/2014, comments (0)|
Carmen Roberts, RD.

Carmen Roberts, RD., Health Pro

Registered Dietitian

How to Prepare Quick Family-Friendly Meals

One thing I hear from parents on a daily basis is that every family is pressed for time. Between work and after-school activities, time to make healthy meals for your family seems virtually impossible.  Here are a few tips I give to busy parents who are trying to make healthy cooking a priority.   Plan Ahead It only takes a few hours... Read moreChevron
posted 07/23/2014, comments (0)|
Dorian Martin

Dorian Martin, Health Guide


Research Keeps Highlighting Importance of Lifestyle Choices in Battle Against Dementia

I don’t know about you, but as I’ve reached middle age, it seems like time just flies each day. How did I ever used to fit everything into my day? Now I feel like I wake up, drink a cup of coffee and find the day is half-way through!   Yet while time seems to be speeding up, it’s never been more important to think deeply... Read moreChevron
posted 07/22/2014, comments (0)|