Thursday, April 24, 2014

Health Guides

David Mendosa

David Mendosa, Health Guide

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

The Best Way to Check Our Diabetes Control Is Back

The A1CNow meter for checking the key level of sugar in our blood is back. Chek Diagnostics, which changed its name from Polymer Technology Systems on March 27, just started shipping this meter that lets us check our A1C level at home.   I reported here on December 24 in “A Christmas Gift to People with Diabetes with... Read moreChevron
posted 04/24/2014, comments (0)|
Dorian Martin

Dorian Martin, Health Guide


Illness, Injury Should Slow (or Stop) Your Exercise Routine

Do you love to exercise or do you feel you must exercise on a regular basis? What if you’re sick or injured? During these times, you may want to push yourself to exercise, but will it make you feel better? Or could you cause yourself further harm? It depends.   Let’s start off with being ill. If you don’t have a fever,... Read moreChevron
posted 04/23/2014, comments (0)|
The HealthGal

The HealthGal, Health Guide

Physician Assistant/Health Coach/Nutritionist

The best anti-cancer diet

A recent article in the New York Times questioned common prevailing recommendations for the diet that is the ultimate cancer foe.  Most current books and resources on anti-cancer nutrition emphasize a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, lower in animal fats and heavily processed foods.  The notion of eating superfoods (like chia and... Read moreChevron
posted 04/23/2014, comments (0)|
Christina Lasich, MD

Christina Lasich, MD, Health Pro

A specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

What NOT to Do if you have Arthritis Pain

Not sure what to do or what not to do now that arthritis pain is slowing you down? Doing the wrong things can make matters worse while doing the right things can help to relieve the pain. But what is right and what is wrong? This list is everything you should NOT do if you have osteoarthritis pain. Maybe this will save you from experiencing years... Read moreChevron
posted 04/22/2014, 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!

Dads Making a Difference in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity

Dads Making a Difference in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity It is always useful when Mom and Dad are on the same page, and in regard to the health of their children, Mom and Dad are sharing the same page. Sixty-six percent of mothers and sixty-four percent of fathers feel that childhood obesity in the United States is a problem, and... Read moreChevron
posted 04/21/2014, comments (0)|