Insulin Pumps - Get Better Control, Get Your Life Back! by Dan Morgan
... WHY AN INSULIN PUMP IS BETTER
In a healthy person, the pancreas produces insulin constantly at low levels, keeping blood glucose levels stable. When a meal is eaten, the pancreas will send larger amounts of insulin into the blood stream to handle the food. Using a standard injection regime, slow and fast acting insulin is used to try and mimic the pancreas. An insulin pump much more closely copies the pancreas. The pump delivers a low level of background insulin (called basal) and at meal ...
Body Mass Index (BMI) Can't Measure Your Overall Health by Ian Mason
... Despite his BMI, his cholesterol levels are healthy, his blood pressure that of an average 25 year old, and his activity level - well, itís obviously pretty good. While weíre not all like David, there are two take-home lessons from his story:1) BMI may not be a good indicator of your health and fitness. 2) A given BMI number suggests that you might be at risk for certain diseases, but it doesnít guarantee it. A high BMI does not mean that you have diabetes, cancer, or high blood pressure, ...
What's Wrong With Dr. Phil's Food Plan? by Dale Reynolds
... Phil doesnít provide different plans based on your starting weight and activity level, and he is against counting calories (or exchanges or Points.) But without knowing your approximate AMR and calculating the calories (or exchanges or Points) in a food plan, itís impossible to know how much food to eat to start out. And without recalculating your AMR as you lose and adjusting your food plan accordingly, itís difficult to keep losing weight at the proper rate.
Is Zone Diet a Fad? by Lulia Pascanu
... Your body and mind function sharply at their "peak level". The Zone is a FAD diet in this respect. 10. It relies on testimonials and success stories rather than scientific proof Dr. Sears says "Let me be a little more specific about the rewards you'll reap from staying in the Zone" ("Enter the Zone", p. 4). A few paragraphs later he tells the happy stories of Steve Courson (a famous National Football League player in the late 1970's), his teammate John Corb and Dr.
Are Weight Loss Supplements Right For You? by Tom Worsley
... Weight loss supplements actually regulate your blood sugar level, this helps you overcome severe sugar and carbohydrate cravings that sabotage even the most strong-willed weight loss efforts. So are weight loss nutrition supplements right for you? When my wife lost 40 pounds using supplements she felt great. She was happy and gained allot of self esteem back. Not to mention that she had allot more energy. If you have a hectic schedule and cannot find enough time in the day to prepare proper ...
Your Kidney Function Really Matters: A Lighter Look at What You Need to Know to Prevent Adverse Dru by Timothy McNamara
... So, when the kidneys are not working well, the level of creatinine circulating in the bloodstream will start to go like the blood level of many medications. Physicians and pharmacists are routinely and easily able to determine how much creatinine is in the blood with the results of a serum creatinine test. (This test is part of a very common panel of blood tests. And, if the serum creatinine is high, many drugs need to have a lower dose.) The normal value for serum creatinine is about 0.4 ...
Water Wise by Michelle Hancock
... Most health experts recommend eight one-cup (250-mL) glasses of water daily, but this increases with weight and physical activity level. Check out the hydration calculator at bottledwater.org to determine your specific needs. Moderate DiureticsAlcoholic and caffeinated beverages such as beer, wine, coffee, tea, and cola are diuretics that dehydrate the body. Pair each caffeinated or alcoholic drink with a glass of water. Exercise WiselyThe body requires 10 to 14 days of working or ...
Seven Crucial Steps for Long Term Weight Loss by John Tiniakos
... Another important benefit of not skipping meals is that your blood sugar level is more stable, which keeps insulin in check Ė reducing unnecessary fat storage and ensuring that you have adequate energy levels required to perform your daily tasks with less physical and psychological stress. 5. Water It was thought that drinking plenty of water throughout the day was a crucial part of a good weight loss strategy; the theory was that an adequate amount of water Ė 8 eight-ounce glasses per day ...