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Carbohydrates, Blood Sugar, and Insulin Is there a difference between the glycemic index and the glycemic load? Both are indicators of a food’s impact on blood glucose and insulin levels. More specifically the glycemic index and load measure the food’s carbohydrate effect on blood sugar. High blood sugar is harmful to our health in many

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Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP Platelet-rich plasma (Abbreviation: PRP) is a growing and robust therapeutic option in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. PRP is blood plasma that is rich in platelets. As a concentrated source of autologous platelets, PRP contains (and releases through degranulation) several different growth factors and other cytokines that stimulate healing of

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Urinary tract infections are common especially among women. Why is that? What are the symptoms of an urinary tract infection? What predisposes one to them? And, how do you treat them? We will discuss all of that today in this article. About 50% of women will get urinary tract infections or UTIs for short. Men

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Soda Consumption and Premature Death For those of you old enough to have lived through the era of vinyl records, do you remember some of those records skipping over and over again on the same part of a song? Well, that’s how we feel sometimes talking about sugar – a broken record – and the

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Causes and Forms of Fatigue Fatigue in nearly ubiquitous these days. People are tired and they are tired for many reasons. Fatigue has many causes, comes in different forms, has many presentations, and is influenced by our lifestyle. This article will discuss the causes and forms of fatigue. One of the challenges for physicians is

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Life isn’t about finding yourself. It is about creating yourself.  George Bernard Shaw You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go.  Dr. Seuss

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If You Want to Succeed, Learn How to Fail Do you know how to fail? If you are human, you have failed. Did you learn from it?  If you want to succeed, learn how to fail by learning from failure. Notice the word “how” in the previous sentence. “How” implies there is a bad way

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Can You Reverse Diabetes? Yes, you can reverse diabetes which is one of the more prevalent and harmful diseases. Diabetes can be reversed largely through diet and exercise. How many times have you heard that? You can reverse diabetes but for some it it going to take aggressive lifestyle changes. Diabetes is rapidly increasing across

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Barefoot Your Way to Better Health Did you know that you can improve your health by spending as little as 30 minutes a day being barefoot?  Well, you can.  The practice of going barefoot is known as earthing or grounding. More and more research indicates the we receive infusions of energy when our bodies are

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Testosterone is more than a muscle and sex hormone. Though the sexual symptoms of low T are becoming well-recognized such as decreased libido, erectile dysfunction, and reduced intensity of orgasm, there are plenty of nonsexual symptoms of low T, too. That shouldn’t be surprising as there are receptors for testosterone throughout the body including in