You may be considering adopting a vegan diet for weight loss. One of the most significant concerns that I hear from people is the fear that cutting out animal products will deplete their muscles and not sufficiently provide the nutrients needed by the body that a traditional diet provides.
Watch my video to look at the research and consider whether going vegan is a good weight loss approach.
Type 2 Diabetes – Is Exposure to Flame-Retardant Chemicals During Pregnancy a Problem?
In June of 2018, the journal Environment International reported on a study showing a link between polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), molecules used as flame retardants, and Gestational diabetes. Investigators at Nanchang University and several other research institutions in China compared 439 pregnant women over a two-year period. They measured the women’s PBDE blood levels during the first trimester or three months of their pregnancy. At 24 to 28 weeks of pregnancy, the women were routinely screened for any signs of raised blood sugar and diabetes. A total of 77, or 17.4 percent of the women, developed Gestational diabetes.
Type 2 Diabetes – The Effects of Pilates in Physical Fitness on Older Adults
According to researchers at the Federal University of Vale de Sao Francisco in Petrolina, Brazil, Pilates, a form of exercise can improve physical fitness and blood sugar control in women in their 60’s and 70’s with Type 2 diabetes. Their work was reported on in the Journal of Strength Conditioning Research.
Type 2 Diabetes and Exercise – The Place Physical Activity Should Play in Everyone’s Life
There are many ways to discuss physical activity. We could review the basics of exercise, or go more in-depth and take a look into its physiology. We could talk about its benefits, and on the other hand, precautions one should take. All of this pales in importance to its necessity. It should be a part of everyone’s lifestyle – no ifs or buts. However, what many people do not know is how to get started. So, in discussing what physical activity is, let us talk about it regarding aerobic activity and resistance exercise.
Type 2 Diabetes – Higher HbA1c During Pregnancy May Predict Full-Blown Diabetes
After being diagnosed with Gestational diabetes or diabetes of pregnancy, women have 3 to 7 times the risk of developing full-blown Type 2 diabetes within the following 7 to 10 years. Predicting the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes could be helpful in knowing which women to watch closely post delivery.
Type 2 Diabetes – How to Change Your Eating Behavior
Your eating behavior matters. Most people will know this, but some will underestimate the extent of its importance. You must take your eating habits seriously. Why? You eat 365 days a year. On each of those days, you will make many small and significant eating decisions. Your patterns will be a part of those choices. If your choices are mostly healthy, it is going to have a positive effect, and vice versa. Each day matters, especially as you age.