Amber Hoover, RD, LD, of Roper St. Francis discusses important facts about Diabetes, and how to protect yourself from this vicious disease.
Juicy turkey dressed with gravy and cranberry sauce. Creamy, garlic mashed potatoes, decadent chocolate treats, and your grandmother’s famous buttery, sugar-coated Christmas cookies. Is your mouth watering yet? Is your blood sugar trending upward and your waistline growing outward?
Trick or treat, trick or treat, give me something good to eat! We all remember that saying when we were kids. Americans will spend a spooktakular $2.1 billion on Halloween candy this year, according to the National Retail Federation.
Five to ten percent doesn’t sound like much, right? For a person that weighs 200 pounds this percentage translates into ten to twenty pounds. However, this seemingly small decrease in weight makes a tremendous difference when talking about weight loss and your health.
Last week, Molly McBrayer from our Bariatrics program posted some astonishing facts about how much sugar Americans eat — 100 pounds a year, each of us! Holy Sweet Tooth!!
When serious news is about to be delivered, it’s often prefaced with, “why don’t you have a seat.” But recent research shows the seriously bad news has to do with sitting itself.
It is commonly known and scientifically proven that obesity predisposes people to many diseases. Obesity is when a person has a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater. The majority of organs and body systems are negatively affected by obesity.