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Brisk walking can be a safe guard to developing diabetes says Krauss from Duke University. In a study with prediabetic patients, those who just did brisk walking for 7.5 miles a week and brisk walking for 11.5 miles a week had a 5% and 7% improvement in their glucose tolerance. This is an indicator how…

I was fascinated by reading about Ernestine Shepherd, 80, who began bodybuilding at the age of 56. After her sister Velvet died of brain aneurism, she began seriously training in memory of her sister. At 74 she was the most successful competitive bodybuilder for her age group. She looks even better today. Every morning she…

I felt very inspired to see so many of you walking next to me determined to regain or maintain your health. I thought that the three things we must do, as quickly as possible, is lose any life-threatening weight, eat the right foods, and exercise every day. I have to confess that since our walk,…

On my way to work, at 5:30 this morning, I again thought about the wonderful man who came to me for surgery. He had diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, and high lipids, all of which means he was at high risk for heart attack. He was only in his forties, and a father of young children….

A few days ago I was out of town at conference. I was exhausted and had a craving to eat beef and French fries. I thought to myself that I have to find a way to say , “No”. So I took myself to a salad bar. I looked for food that was fresh, steamed,…

I lost 7 pounds in the last two weeks and I’ve become a potato-eater. I’m eating all kinds of potatoes: sweet potatoes, white potatoes, red potatoes and yams. Even for breakfast I often have a sweet potato.  For lunch and dinner I’m also trying to have some kind of a potato. Contrary to most people’s…

Yesterday was a pretty good day for me – I had my usual sweet potato for breakfast and added a black cherry yogurt. It probably would have been healthier to have a plain yogurt and just add some berries or fruit, but I really enjoyed the black cherry flavoring. For lunch it was just easier…

Yesterday I tried to push myself to go to gym and workout on elliptical but I didn’t make it. My daughter was back from her first year at college, and we met at one of our favorite restaurants for our traditional breakfast of Eggs Benedict. As the waiter put the English muffins with Canadian bacon,…

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