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DM2 Risk Factors: Fat Distribution

2019-02-08T03:52:07+00:00

DM2 Risk Factors: Fat Distribution Distribution of fat in the body affects the risk of development of diabetes mellitus type 2.  Specifically, fat stored in the abdominal region or fat referred to his visceral fat has been associated with higher degree of insulin resistance than fat stored peripherally on the body in the subcutaneous tissues. The [...]

DM2 Risk Factors: Fat Distribution2019-02-08T03:52:07+00:00

Suppression of a Symptom: Weight Loss

2019-02-08T03:50:48+00:00

Suppression of a Symptom: Weight Loss This symptom and topic of discussion here is excess weight and obesity.  When patients are attempting to lose weight; essentially what they are trying to do is suppress a symptom. What are some examples of symptoms that can be suppressed?  One symptom that can be suppressed is a cough.  If the cough [...]

Suppression of a Symptom: Weight Loss2019-02-08T03:50:48+00:00

DM2 Risk Factors: Family History

2019-02-08T03:48:36+00:00

DM2 Risk Factors: Family History   The risk of developing type 2 diabetes in patients with a family history (any first-degree relative) increases by 2-3 fold for developing diabetes.  The level of risk increases to 5-6 fold increased risk in patients who have both a maternal and paternal history of type 2 diabetes. Additionally research has [...]

DM2 Risk Factors: Family History2019-02-08T03:48:36+00:00

DM2 Risk Factors: Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT)

2019-01-24T19:29:44+00:00

Impaired glucose tolerance means that when the patient consumes glucose the body is unable to utilize it appropriately while it is present in circulation after absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. Patient's that have impaired glucose tolerance are at increased risk for developing diabetes mellitus type 2. The most common example of this seen is during pregnancy [...]

DM2 Risk Factors: Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT)2019-01-24T19:29:44+00:00

The Cost of Excess Fat

2019-01-11T22:32:22+00:00

Human beings were never intended to carry excess weight in the form of fat around for a prolonged period of time. The ability to create additional fat cells was designed solely as a survival mechanism to avoid likely upcoming periods of famine. When excess weight in the form of fat is carried on the body [...]

The Cost of Excess Fat2019-01-11T22:32:22+00:00

Hunger: Your Metabolic Needs Always Win Out

2018-01-02T11:34:50+00:00

Hunger is the most primal need of the human body. In fact, hunger trumps our most extreme fears. This means that put in a situation where its food vs fear/death; you will at least attempt to make an effort to get the food even at the expense of risking it all. Hunger is driven by [...]

Hunger: Your Metabolic Needs Always Win Out2018-01-02T11:34:50+00:00

Hypoglycemia: The Complication No One Wants to Talk About

2017-12-20T19:12:24+00:00

Hypoglycemia is when there is a dangerously low amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood stream. This occurs when the glucose levels dip below 70mg/dL. The more a physician attempts to keep the blood sugar “controlled” the more the risk of hypoglycemia occurring. The danger is so great that a six-fold increase in deaths has [...]

Hypoglycemia: The Complication No One Wants to Talk About2017-12-20T19:12:24+00:00

Stop Torturing Yourself: It was never supposed to be difficult

2017-12-20T20:00:12+00:00

You’re dreading it! You’re putting it off until next year. Why? Because your past experiences have been awful. This is a brief description of your past attempts to lose weight. The past is a predictor of the future. So why repeat it? Trying to lose weight by yourself while counting calories and working out in [...]

Stop Torturing Yourself: It was never supposed to be difficult2017-12-20T20:00:12+00:00

There is NO Obesity Paradox

2017-12-20T20:03:55+00:00

A study published in 2013 in the Journal of Obesity Epidemiology reported that there may be an obesity paradox.1 Meaning that there is an inverse association of patients that were overweight with increased mortality and no increased incidence of mortality in patients with class I obesity (BMI 30.0-34.9 kg/m2). Was this really true? Could excess [...]

There is NO Obesity Paradox2017-12-20T20:03:55+00:00

The Right Way to Approach Weight Loss

2017-12-20T20:04:46+00:00

Obesity is a dangerous medical condition. More than 70% of the American population is currently overweight or obese. Obesity is associated with metabolic diseases such as high blood pressure, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes mellitus, cancer, coronary artery disease, and even dementia. At any given time, around half of people suffering from obesity are trying [...]

The Right Way to Approach Weight Loss2017-12-20T20:04:46+00:00

The Effect of 44 lbs of Weight Gained during Adulthood

2017-12-20T20:02:43+00:00

Data from the Nurses’ Health Study (NHS) that evaluated 92,837 women and 25,303 men revealed weight trends over the course of adulthood. Approximately 25% of the females in the study gained 44 lbs between the ages of 18 to 55 years of age. More importantly, a dose response relationship was observed between the amount of [...]

The Effect of 44 lbs of Weight Gained during Adulthood2017-12-20T20:02:43+00:00

90% of Patients with Diabetes are Admitted into the Hospital for Reasons other than Diabetes

2017-12-28T18:30:19+00:00

Diabetes regardless of type is a systemic disease that affects every organ and every cell in the body. Diabetes by definition is a recognition of abnormal metabolism of glucose (sugar) within the body. Type 1 and type 2 differ and in many respects, can be thought of as opposites with abnormal glucose levels as the [...]

90% of Patients with Diabetes are Admitted into the Hospital for Reasons other than Diabetes2017-12-28T18:30:19+00:00

The Price of Being Obese

2017-12-28T18:24:52+00:00

Obesity affects every aspect of patients’ lives. Every aspect. When patients are obese higher costs of care occur in both the inpatient setting (hospitals) and outpatient setting (clinics). The increased use of healthcare services translates to a difference of $4,343/year when compared to non-obese patients. Not only is the cost of care higher for obese [...]

The Price of Being Obese2017-12-28T18:24:52+00:00

Is Once a Diabetic always a Diabetic True?

2018-01-02T10:24:44+00:00

There are two main types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes which is around 5-10% of diabetic patients. It usually happens in patients at younger age. It is an autoimmune disease. The immune system makes antibodies against the beta cells in the pancreas (which are responsible for insulin secretion) and leads to their destruction. These patients [...]

Is Once a Diabetic always a Diabetic True?2018-01-02T10:24:44+00:00

Weight Loss is a Side Effect of a Corrected Metabolism

2018-01-02T10:29:38+00:00

The most commonly asked question by patients is “How can I lose the weight?”. The right question to ask is “How can I improve my metabolism?”. Your metabolism should be thought of as the thermostat that regulates your weight. One of the reasons why people have significant problems trying to control their weight is that [...]

Weight Loss is a Side Effect of a Corrected Metabolism2018-01-02T10:29:38+00:00

What is Prediabetes?

2018-01-02T11:01:17+00:00

Prediabetes is one of the fastest rising healthcare conditions. There are many different medical terms used to refer to prediabetes, which often makes it more confusing. The other terms you may have heard include intermediate hyperglycemia, early insulin resistance, abnormal blood glucose, impaired glucose tolerance, increased average blood glucose levels, and impaired fasting glucose levels. [...]

What is Prediabetes?2018-01-02T11:01:17+00:00

Rising Medical Costs: Another Reason Why Patients are coming to The Metabolism Clinic

2018-01-02T10:44:35+00:00

The medical costs are on the rise. Patients are feeling the effects of the costs. The annual rate of increase in medical costs is approximately 3.4% per year. One area where patients are feeling the costs the most is with the prescription drug costs. Within the past 2 years cost of prescription drugs has risen [...]

Rising Medical Costs: Another Reason Why Patients are coming to The Metabolism Clinic2018-01-02T10:44:35+00:00

The Country with the Largest Diabetic Population

2018-01-02T11:32:06+00:00

The largest diabetic population in the world is located in China. In 2015, it was estimated that the number of people with diabetes in China was 109.6 million. To put that in perspective approximately 29.3 million people in the United States were estimated to have diabetes in 2015. Why is this important? Diabetes is a [...]

The Country with the Largest Diabetic Population2018-01-02T11:32:06+00:00

Obesity Crisis: US Preventative Services Now Recommending Screening to Start at Age 6

2018-01-02T11:26:20+00:00

Data from the year 2000 from the Centers for Disease Control and prevention reported the obesity in children rates to be 17% amongst kids aged 2 to 19. Also in 2000, the data already revealed that there was a 32% rate of children being overweight. The data was so compelling that the United States Preventative [...]

Obesity Crisis: US Preventative Services Now Recommending Screening to Start at Age 62018-01-02T11:26:20+00:00

How to Keep the Weight Off after Losing It

2018-01-02T11:22:03+00:00

Most of our patients are able to keep the weight off after completing the Metabolism Correction Program. They become resistant to weight gain. Weight maintenance is not an issue any more. That is the opposite result when compared to other weight loss programs where weight maintenance is the biggest concern as most of their patients [...]

How to Keep the Weight Off after Losing It2018-01-02T11:22:03+00:00

Excess Weight is a Symptom of an Abnormal Metabolism

2018-01-02T11:16:33+00:00

Excess weight in the form of fat is a symptom of an abnormal metabolism. It is the result of constant lipogenesis which is the metabolic pathway responsible for creating fat. When this metabolic pathway is perpetuated patients gain weight. The amount of weight gained is proportional to the amount of time a patient’s metabolism spends [...]

Excess Weight is a Symptom of an Abnormal Metabolism2018-01-02T11:16:33+00:00

Why the Term Morbid Obesity is Never Used Anymore

2018-01-02T11:13:06+00:00

The term Morbid Obesity was commonly used in the past as a description or classification of a type of obesity. In the past, a patient was considered Morbidly Obese if he or she was 100 pounds over his/her ideal body weight, had a BMI of 40 or more, or 35 or more and experiencing obesity-related health conditions, such as [...]

Why the Term Morbid Obesity is Never Used Anymore2018-01-02T11:13:06+00:00

The Biggest Weight Loss Mistake

2018-01-02T11:08:00+00:00

Weight loss is an almost universal desire amongst the vast majority of Americans. In fact, weight loss is not an American desire; it is a global desire. From shakes to surgeries; cleanses to CrossFit and everything in between the options appear plentiful when in reality they are anything but. It is not the fault of [...]

The Biggest Weight Loss Mistake2018-01-02T11:08:00+00:00

Obesity is the Fastest Growing cause of Death Worldwide

2017-11-24T15:04:09+00:00

Obesity is the greatest healthcare epidemic the world has ever faced. It is now the fastest growing cause of death worldwide. Globally, 1 in 5 deaths is now caused by the excess weight that people are carrying. Excess weight has surpassed smoking and use of tobacco as the leading cause of avoidable death. In fact, [...]

Obesity is the Fastest Growing cause of Death Worldwide2017-11-24T15:04:09+00:00

How to Find the Right Weight Loss Clinic for You

2018-01-02T02:43:55+00:00

More than 2 out of 3 Americans are overweight/obese. Many of them are trying to lose weight by following a certain diet or an exercise program but a significant number have come to realize that they need a professional help for weight loss. In this article, we will try to put together some criteria to [...]

How to Find the Right Weight Loss Clinic for You2018-01-02T02:43:55+00:00

Definitions of Obesity: How Many Ways is this Medical Condition Defined

2017-11-22T15:01:31+00:00

Most people are not aware of the criteria used to define obesity. People always know if they have a couple of pounds to lose; but often people are surprised to know that the couple of pounds is actually more than that and enough to classify them as being obese. Body mass index is used most [...]

Definitions of Obesity: How Many Ways is this Medical Condition Defined2017-11-22T15:01:31+00:00

Is Lowering the Blood Glucose Level enough in Type 2 Diabetes?

2017-11-21T19:44:47+00:00

Type 2 diabetes mellitus has reached an epidemic level in our society affecting at least 1 in 10 Americans. It is diagnosed with a HemoglobinA1c (HbA1c) level of higher than 6.4%. The HbA1c is a test that measures the average blood sugar level in the previous 12 weeks. The goal of treating type 2 diabetes [...]

Is Lowering the Blood Glucose Level enough in Type 2 Diabetes?2017-11-21T19:44:47+00:00

How to End Obesity

2017-11-20T19:44:34+00:00

Obesity has become the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in our generation and it has reached an epidemic level. It is associated with many serious metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes mellitus, heart disease, osteoarthritis, and cancer. Obesity is known to decrease productivity, increase sick days, and decrease the life span of patients. [...]

How to End Obesity2017-11-20T19:44:34+00:00

How the Body attempts to correct Diabetes Mellitus Type 2

2017-11-16T16:05:51+00:00

The human body is regulated by multiple mechanisms. One of the most common mechanisms that regulates metabolic functions in the body is the principle of negative feedback. To explain how this process works we will use insulin as an example. Insulin release is triggered by rising levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood stream. Insulin [...]

How the Body attempts to correct Diabetes Mellitus Type 22017-11-16T16:05:51+00:00

Is Insulin the correct treatment for Type 2 Diabetes?

2017-11-15T16:04:00+00:00

Type 2 diabetes mellitus has reached an epidemic level with more than 12 percent of Americans diagnosed with diabetes with an additional 38 percent having prediabetes (most of these patients are currently not diagnosed). The disease is usually diagnosed by an elevated HemoglobinA1C level which measures the average blood sugar level in the previous 90 [...]

Is Insulin the correct treatment for Type 2 Diabetes?2017-11-15T16:04:00+00:00