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May 2013

High Blood Pressure Awareness Month

By Tracy Shields May 28, 2013 No comments

Here’s the good news. High blood pressure, or hypertension, which is considered to be one of the most dangerous silent killers, “can largely be counteracted by relatively simple measures related to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.”1 In fact, according to the World Health Organization, “high blood pressure is the world’s most prevalent preventable disease.”2

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Why You Might Be Pre-diabetic

By Tracy Shields May 14, 2013 No comments

You just got your blood work back from your doctor and he tells you that your blood sugar is within the normal range. Before you grab for the apple pie à la mode, you might want to read this first. 

Many doctors now agree that the "normal" range for fasting blood sugar is set too high. According to current criteria, you aren't considered diabetic unless your fasting blood sugar exceeds 125 mg/dL. But today's progressive doctors understand how important it is to get a much lower reading. In fact, if your fasting blood-sugar level is not below 105 mg/lL, you might also be experiencing high after-meal spikes that could be just as damaging as diabetes itself. 


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