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Why Hiking is Good for You

Hiking offers plenty more than just fresh air and a scenic view. It’s one of the healthiest (and least expensive) pastimes you can pursue. If you need an excuse to lace up your boots and hit the trail, November 17 is Take a Hike Day. Whether you wander through a… Read More

Tips for a Healthier Halloween

Let’s face it: it’s hard to be healthy on Halloween, a holiday centered on the consumption of sugary candy. But there are small tweaks you can make this October 31 to enjoy a healthier celebration. Atkins is here to help you stick to your low carb lifestyle with these… Read More

Discover a Low Carb Diabetic Diet and Low Carb Recipes for Diabetics

Many people incorrectly believe that only sugar causes type 2 diabetes. In reality, the insulin resistance associated with type 2 diabetes can be thought of as carbohydrate intolerance; type 2 diabetes is a side effect of consuming too many carbohydrates relative to a person's carbohydrate tolerance, which can cause blood sugar to spike… Read More

New Research Study Supports Low-Carb Over Low-Fat Diet for Weight Loss

It's no question that the US has been facing an ongoing epidemic—obesity. The Food Research and Action Center reports that more than two-thirds of US adults are obese or overweight (Ogden et al., 2014). This month, Trust for America's Health Organization disclosed that adult obesity rates have remained high nationwide… Read More

The Path to Diabetes

The modern American diet is grossly tipped toward refined carbohydrates such as sugar and white flour, both of which rank high on the glycemic index. When you eat such junk foods, your body overreacts: So much glucose pours into your bloodstream that your pancreas goes into emergency mode and pumps… Read More

One Name, Two Diseases

To add to the confusion that often surrounds diabetes, two different conditions, known as type 1 and type 2 diabetes, share the name. Both types involve insulin, the hormone that facilitates the movement of glucose into cells to be burned or stored. Simply put, type 1 diabetes reflects a problem in insulin production… Read More

The Deadly Duo

Ask a handful of people: “What is the leading cause of heart disease?" They'll probably guess high cholesterol, heredity—perhaps obesity. The right answer: Diabetes. About 75 percent of people who have diabetes will die of heart disease. The same conditions that eventually lead to a diagnosis of diabetes also cause… Read More

Insulin Made Simple

Most people are vaguely aware that insulin has a relationship to blood sugar levels, but unless they have diabetes or live with someone who does, they know little more than that. Our six questions and answers explain how insulin works and its relationship to metabolic syndrome.What is insulin?It… Read More

How Atkins Can Stop Or Reverse Diabetes

Numerous studies in a variety of settings show dramatic improvements in blood glucose control and blood lipids in type 2 diabetics consuming a low-carb diet.(1–5). When these studies included a low-fat, high-carb comparison group, the low-carb diet consistently showed superior effects on blood glucose control, medication reduction, blood lipids and weight… Read More

Diabetes Month 2008

“Diabetics don’t die from diabetes”, says Dave Leonardi, MD, Medical Director of the Leonardi Executive Health Institute in Denver. “They die of complications from the disease”.This might seem like a minor point but it’s not. Diabetics have elevated risks for many other diseases, among them heart disease-… Read More

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