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The next time you're tempted to add a little salt to your food, you might want to think twice.

The latest research says that when it comes to salt, we may be overdoing it. Let us show you other ways that you can pass on the salt. Avoid High-Salt Foods or Else

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Preventing and Reversing Pre-Diabetes (and Type II Diabetes Too!)

Last article, I warned you of the dangers of pre-diabetes and discussed its risk factors, as well as tests you can have your doctor perform to determine if you have or are at risk for developing pre-diabetes. This week, I'm sharing self-care measures you can take to prevent and often reverse pre-diabetes. In many cases, these self-care tips will also benefit people suffering from type II diabetes.
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Health Tip of the Day

For a quick pick-me-up when you find yourself lacking energy, try listening to a favorite up-tempo song. Doing so can create a psychological boost of good feelings that quickly translates into more physical energy as well. Similarly, when you need to unwind and relax, try listening to a favorite soothing tune.

Yesterday's Health Tip

Did you know that Thomas Jefferson lived to be 83 years old. During the time he lived, the average life expectancy in the United States was only about 40 years old. One of the primary reasons Jefferson attributed to his many years of life was his daily habit of walking four miles every day. He even used a device that acted as a crude form of a pedometer to count his steps as he walked. In his journals he wrote that walking relaxed his mind, indicating that his daily habit also helped him to cope with stress. Physicians today continue to recommend walking as an ideal form of exercise, and research shows that people who walk an average of 10,000 steps each day also tend to live longer. Read more health tips...
High Blood Sugar Equals Diabetes?
This is a question I am asked quite a bit in my medical practice. There are a number of things to take into consideration in order to answer it properly. It really is a three part question. continued inside...

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