Karen Boyd, LAc, lives in the Pacific Northwest and has practiced acupuncture since 1989. She is an avid student of alternative health modalities and has controlled type II diabetes with diet and exercise for the last 10 years.
It’s no secret that overweight and obesity are on the rise, not only in the United States but around the world. The obesity epidemic took off in the 1980s and continues to increase at alarming rates. At this time most US adults can formally be defined as either obese or overweight, and obesity will soon be the leading cause of death. This trend is worrisome, even dangerous, because overweight and obesity are associated with certain diseases and health problems, including heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Diabetes, Obesity, and Diet discusses overweight and obesity and their roles in diabetes. Also included is information on conventional medicine’s approach to treatment. Strategies are outlined for prevention of insulin resistance and diabetes, weight loss, and natural remedies that help with diabetes control.