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Diabetes: Eating Healthy, Eating Well!

There are two types of diabetes, and they really are two quite different diseases. In type 1, or insulin-dependent diabetes, insulin injections are needed. But in type 2, or non-insulin-dependent diabetes, most people can keep their condition under control with just diet and medication. This type of diabetes is actually much more common than the insulin-dependent type. How do I find out which type of diabetes I have? Your doctor will tell you what type of diabetes you have and what you need to do. You can also ask your doctor to refer you to a Diabetes Education program. There, trained...

What is Arthritis?

Arthritis literally means “joint inflammation” and can affect joints in any part of the body. A joint is where two or more bones come together such as the knee, shoulder or wrist. Healthy joints are covered with a sponge-like material known as cartilage. The joint itself is enclosed in synovium, a sturdy sheath that produces synovial fluid that assists the cartilage in limiting friction between the bones. A joint that is affected by arthritis ( will become inflamed which causes symptoms that range from mild pain, swelling,...

Sleep is the what the Doctor Ordered

The old saying eat apple a day keeps the doctor away might still hold true, but the main thing that will save you money on medical bills will be a regular rest for eight hours every night. This healthy behavior will surely help you rid yourself of many physical problems in your life, and the best part is that there is very little you have to do. Making sleeping a major part of your health regimen is the smartest thing you could do. It allows you to build up immunity to fight off a cold or the flu, as well as to naturally revitalize your internal organs all while your head is resting...