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Two meals a day 'can treat diabetes'

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Only eating breakfast and lunch may be more effective at managing type 2 diabetes than eating smaller, more regular meals, scientists say.


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Beans and pulses could help reduce bad cholesterol - India.Com Health

Beans and pulses could help reduce bad cholesterol - India.Com Health | Wellness and Preventive Health | Scoop.it
India.Com Health Beans and pulses could help reduce bad cholesterol India.Com Health This news is not an excuse to drink large quantities of red wine and I do not recommend adding red wine to your diet purely for health reasons since alcohol...
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5 Surprising Health Benefits Of Yoga - Huffington Post

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Yoga increases flexibility and reduces stress, but the practice can do more than help you twist your body into pretzel shapes and find inner peace.
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Yoga May Help Overcome Fatigue After Breast Cancer - NPR (blog)

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Exercise helps recovery after cancer treatment, but fatigue can make working out hard. Yoga can help reduce fatigue for breast cancer survivors, a study finds.
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Frequently Asked Questions About "Better" Fats from AHA

Frequently Asked Questions About "Better" Fats from AHA | Wellness and Preventive Health | Scoop.it

What are the "better" fats and which foods contain them?

The unsaturated fats (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated) are also found in many foods.  Vegetable oils, nuts, and seafood are recommended sources of these fats.


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Seth Bilazarian, MD's curator insight, January 9, 2014 9:44 AM

Great resource on FAQs about, un-, mono-, poyun- and saturated fat Dscussion about omega -3 and 6 fatty acids and fish oil is very clear and understandable..  The words "eat fish" appear often. 

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The art of yoga - CBS News

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Yoga: it's practiced by millions of Americans who credit it with bringing them better health, physical fitness, and serenity. And then there are those who see it differently .
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Yoga and the Brain: How to Be Attentive Through Spirituality - Huffington Post

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Yoga and the Brain: How to Be Attentive Through Spirituality Huffington Post Learning how to place my attention intentionally on the vastness of my inner world regularly through meditation and yoga, I can focus more readily, practice patience and...
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What are the health benefits of carrots?

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This article provides in-depth information on the health benefits of carrots, its nutritional content, and how to incorporate more carrots into your diet.

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The Best Fitness Tracking Apps for Every Type of Exercise

The Best Fitness Tracking Apps for Every Type of Exercise | Wellness and Preventive Health | Scoop.it
If you peruse the health and fitness category on Google Play or the iTunes App Store, you'll see thousands of activity trackers that automatically track your location, steps, runs, cycling, and more.

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Brandi Carney's curator insight, December 18, 2013 5:42 PM

There are apps that can help track how many calories you eat each day as well as how many caloties are burned.  With these technology devices a person can track whether they are losing, gaining or maintaining their weight.

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Study reveals gene expression changes with meditation (Dec. 4, 2013)

Study reveals gene expression changes with meditation (Dec. 4, 2013) | Wellness and Preventive Health | Scoop.it

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Ellen Naylor's curator insight, December 13, 2013 9:00 AM

It's interesting how much information is coming out around the benefits of meditation. It does help one cope with stress.

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10 Workout Secrets: Expert Exercise Tips

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WebMD talks to fitness experts and successful exercisers who reveal the top tips, tricks, and secrets they use to get the most of their workout routines.
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Exploring the Eight Limbs of Yoga - My Yoga Online

Exploring the Eight Limbs of Yoga - My Yoga Online | Wellness and Preventive Health | Scoop.it
Exploring the Eight Limbs of Yoga. Every great discipline has a path or a structure that one must follow to fully attain its manifold gifts. nbspYoga is no different. nbspThe yoga master Patanjali in his work Yoga Sutras which ...
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Diabetes: More than a word, much more than a diagnosis

Diabetes: More than a word, much more than a diagnosis | Wellness and Preventive Health | Scoop.it

As a family doctor based in Brooklyn, New York, who has served the needs of my community since completing residency in 1982, I find myself with a unique privilege and opportunity to observe disease and wellness, the effects of lifestyle, policy and the collective efforts of myself and others, as we attempt to keep our patients well and affect the statistical bottom line. I’m typing this as I also think about the more than 10% of diabetics who are listed in my practice. A prime example of a need for population management if there ever was one.

 

Given my large population of diabetes patients and years, upon years of experience diagnosing and treating this disease, I wanted to share my story and approach to managing this population.

 

While there has been some improvement due to total team effort between my staff, insurance company reminders, patient education and incentives to patients, still greater than 50% remained uncontrolled with A1c levels greater than 7.0% and 20% with A1c levels greater than 10.0%. Tragically, we have had patients that have lost sight, limbs and kidneys in the last year to uncontrolled diabetes, Every cardiovascular complication has been manifest in one way or the other.

 

Read more at: http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2013/11/diabetes-word-diagnosis.html


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The role of integrative medicine in primary care - KevinMD.com

The role of integrative medicine in primary care - KevinMD.com | Wellness and Preventive Health | Scoop.it
Integrative medicine means, at least, a healing environment, a passion for prevention and wellness and not just diagnosis and treatment. ...
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Apples Vs. Oranges: Google Tool Offers Ultimate Nutrition Smackdown - WUKY

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Leave it to the folks at Reddit to uncover the hidden treasures of the Internet.
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10 health benefits of omega 3 fatty acids - India.Com Health

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Omega 3 fatty acids seem like the 'panacea' for good health.
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Meditation Can Help Manage Anxiety, Depression And Pain - NPR (blog)

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People are increasingly turning to mindfulness mediation to manage health issues, and meditation classes are being offered through schools and hospitals.
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5 Goals For Improving Your Wellness In 2014 - Huffington Post

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We asked our Twitter and Facebook communities what their 2014 wellness resolutions were, whether it was dedicating more time to mindfulness or just practicing a little more positivity.
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5 things to know about the new blood pressure guideline - Boston.com (blog)

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“We did not find evidence for additional health benefits in achieving a level of 140 instead of 150 in those over age 60,” said Dr.
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20 Ways Sitting in Silence Can Completely Transform Your Life

20 Ways Sitting in Silence Can Completely Transform Your Life | Wellness and Preventive Health | Scoop.it
I've grown to appreciate silence. It's become my friend and my teacher. Here are 20 ways sitting in silence can completely transform your life.

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Sit in silence once a week and feel the truth in your heart.

—Samuel Gentoku McCree


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Ellen Naylor's curator insight, December 16, 2013 10:36 AM

This is a good reminder to slow down and be silent even for just a few minutes every day. It sure reduces stress in my life, especially at this HO HO HO time of year.

Michael Wiener's curator insight, December 17, 2013 9:30 PM

Instead of watching or doing non-sense things, doing this can have significant positive impact on life.

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NEJM — Association of Nut Consumption with Total and Cause-Specific Mortality

NEJM — Association of Nut Consumption with Total and Cause-Specific Mortality | Wellness and Preventive Health | Scoop.it

Nuts are nutrient-dense foods that are rich in unsaturated fatty acids, fiber, vitamins, minerals, & many other bioactive substances, such as phenolic antioxidants and phytosterols. Observational studies & clinical trials have suggested that nut consumption has beneficial effects on coronary heart disease and its intermediate biomarkers (e.g., blood cholesterol). FDA concluded in 2003 that for most nuts, consumption of 43 g (1.5 oz) per day, as part of a low-fat diet, “may reduce the risk of heart disease.” More recently, a randomized primary-prevention trial involving persons at high cardiovascular risk showed a significant reduction in major cardiovascular events among participants assigned to a Mediterranean diet — one component of which was supplementation with walnuts, hazelnuts, or almonds — as compared with a control diet.


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Seth Bilazarian, MD's curator insight, December 13, 2013 2:16 PM

This short multimedia film is an excellent review for the public to understand a large epidemiologic study of over 100,000 men and women.  Diets were assessed and the impact of eating peanuts and tree nuts is explained and how to interpret and not OVER interpret this data is well explained.

Donovan Baldwin's curator insight, December 14, 2013 7:53 PM

I love pecans and have found a place in DFW that usually has the best I ever found.

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5 Health Tech Trends to Watch in 2014 - Mashable

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5 Health Tech Trends to Watch in 2014
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2013 was a big year for consumer health technology.

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Studying Yoga's Effect On Genes

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A Harvard Medical School psychiatrist investigates the impact of yoga and meditation on gene expression related to stress and immunity through a new NIH-funded study.


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Yoga Effective At Relieving Low Back Pain, Review Shows - Huffington Post

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By Natalie San Luis. The poses, breathing and meditation in a yoga class may do more than help you relax and feel centered.
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