Bariatric Surgery: Cure or Crutch for Diabetes?

The study of medical science can bring about some interesting discoveries. Often a treatment for one condition proves useful for another. For example, years after aspirin was developed as a pain reliever, it also was found to help prevent heart attacks. And today, many procedures like bariatric surgery that are used for weight control can affect […]

Debunking Diabetes Myths

Diabetes is so prevalent in our society that it’s often difficult to separate fact from fiction. And understanding the causes and solutions isn’t just the responsibility of the person with the condition. Diabetes is a societal problem, and understanding the facts is the best place to start. Types of Diabetes There are two main types of diabetes: […]

Mindful Eating for Weight Control & Nutrition

Mindfulness, a Buddhist concept that involves being fully aware and living in the moment, has proven successful for people dealing with conditions like stress, high blood pressure and chronic gastrointestinal issues. And now, a growing body of research suggests that a mindfulness approach to eating in a slower, more thoughtful way can assist in weight management. Coined “mindful eating,” some have […]

Diagnosing and Treating “Low T”

The term “low T” has become synonymous with middle-aged men in primetime commercials. But do you know what it really means? “Low T” refers to a hormone called testosterone that is produced by the testicles, and is responsible for the development of male sexual characteristics. However, as a man ages, the amount of testosterone in his body […]