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Could the red wine nutrient be the key to managing diabetes?

Blood sugar problems put you at risk of developing everything from heart disease and kidney failure to nerve damage and blindness… not to mention COVID-19… If you’re not already living with type 2 diabetes, your chances of developing the disease increase every year. Type 2 diabetes, which is an outgrowth of insulin resistance, affects around…

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thyroid

Is my thyroid working? (7 ways to know below)

Your thyroid may be small, but when it comes to your health… it’s huge. I’ve written to you often about my own thyroid challenges and my experience with Hashimoto’s Disease — an autoimmune thyroid disorder. The hormones this tiny gland produces control a large number of your body’s processes. In fact, thyroid hormones are used…

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COVID

More than half a year of COVID… now what?

We’re approaching the seven month mark of the COVID-19 pandemic. Can you believe it? It’s hard to imagine we’ve been trapped in this COVID holding pattern for over half the year. And unfortunately, it’s still going strong… for every step forward we take, we seem to take two steps back. The Center for Infectious Disease…

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Can’t cough? Who knew!

There are many common health issues among older people. Failing eyesight, osteoporosis, hearing loss… these are commonplace issues among senior citizens… Like they say, getting old isn’t for wimps. But hey, it’s better than the alternative, right? But I never really considered losing the ability to cough as something I’d need to add to my…

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Did your stroke risk just triple?

It’s been one thing after another in 2020. Let’s recap… In January, brush fires destroyed millions of acres of land in Australia, Harry and Meghan announced they were leaving their roles as royals and Kobe Bryant (and eight others, including his daughter) were killed in a helicopter crash. Rough start. But then things got really…

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football

A kick in the gut could save the season

Are you ready for some football? In the past, I could take it or leave it… usually, I’m only interested in the social aspects of football season. I love having friends over for watch parties, eating delicious “tailgating foods” and just enjoying the merriment of it all… much to the chagrin of my husband, who…

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