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Diabetes, Obesity, and Diet
By Karen Boyd, LAc
August 2012
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Summary

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.

About the Author

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.

Introduction

Defining Overweight and Obesity

Weight Gain and Diabetes

1: Conventional Medicine’s Approach to Obesity and Diabetes

Oral Hypoglycemics and Medications

Antidepressants

Bariatric Surgery

Weight-Loss Pills

Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose

2: Preventing Insulin Resistance and Diabetes

Allergy Elimination Diets

Low-Fat Diets

Low-Carbohydrate Diets

Traditional Diets

3: The Natural Approach to Weight Loss

A Final Note About Food

4: Natural Remedies That Help with Diabetes Control

Minerals

Vitamins

Supplements

Attitudes and Lifestyle Changes

Resources

Endnotes

References

About the Author

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