Diabesity: The BIG Pandemic Not Being Addressed

If you haven’t heard the word “Diabesity”, I’m sure you can easily pick up on what it revolves around and probably even hear both the words diabetes and obesity molded together to coin this modern word here.

The way we describe things changes often with the world. We look to describe new phenomena with new words. Just think of “bromance” – which is a newer term used to describe a strong bond or friendship between two men in a non-sexual way. 

It is very well known there is a strong link between obesity and type 2 diabetes. Let’s also be clear there is a fundamental difference between type 1 diabetes versus what we will focus our attention on here with type 2 diabetes. These two are actually polar opposites with type 1 characterized by very low insulin levels and type 2 by very high insulin levels. 

This article is going to cover and explain both diabetes and obesity and how to address and combat “diabesity” in our efforts to flatten the curve of its alarming and continuous rise and all the detrimental comorbidities that come with it.

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4×4 Cancer Rules

When we think of the “C” word, it brings feelings of helplessness, anger, frustration, confusion and hurt just to name a few. Of course the “C” word I’m referencing to isn’t canker sores, calluses or the common cold, I’m talking about cancer.

Cancer is a topic of discussion that really hits home for me, as I assume it does for many reading this. I have been to the funeral home 3 times alone in the last 3 months to pay my final respects to those that lost their battle to this dreadful killer. In addition, within the last 6 months I have learned that a client of mine came down with cancer, my dog and even my mother. I have lost too many family and friends to cancer over the last few years and it doesn’t seem to be going away or getting better anytime soon. Read more

The Consequences of Unhealthy Body Composition

Are you one of millions of Americans that know and feel that you have very poor body composition (too much body fat and not enough muscle) but don’t know where or how to start? Do you lack the energy at the end of your day to start even if you knew how? Have you stopped and looked at a picture of yourself from 5-10 years ago and wonder what the hell has happened? Do you want to feel younger and more energetic like you once used to?

The consequences of unhealthy body composition and excess body weight often lead to metabolic syndrome, which is associated with serious health consequences including but not limited to: Read more