Dr. Mark Hyman, Guest Writer
Dr. Mark Hyman discusses a study in the Archives of Internal Medicine that found statins increase the risk of getting diabetes by 71 percent in post-menopausal women. Since diabetes is a major cause of heart disease, this study calls into question current recommendations and guidelines for women to take statins to prevent heart attacks (called primary prevention) and suggests they may do more harm than good.
Dr. Mark Hyman shares a comprehensive 8-step plan for overcoming diabesity in all its forms.
Dr. Mark Hyman says "one of every two people have a deadly disease that's making them fat, sick, and will kill them and 90% don't even know they have it." What's worse is doctors may not be trained how to find it and they are not even looking for it. It's called diabesity – the number one cause of obesity, heart disease, cancer, dementia and of course type 2 diabetes.
Mark Hyman, M.D. is an internationally recognized authority in the field of functional medicine – a revolution in 21st century medicine that provides a new road map for navigating the territory of health and illness. He is founder of The UltraWellness Center where he directs a team of physicians, nutritionists and nurses who utilize this comprehensive, life-changing approach to health, involving diet and lifestyle modifications, in combination with nutritional and specialized testing, nutritional supplementation, and medications to address individual needs, from creating wellness to treating chronic, complex medical problems. You can learn more about Dr. Hyman's exhaustive work to change healthcare as well as his program for achieving UltraWellness on the Dr. Mark Hyman web site.
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Businessman and retired Congressman Berkley Bedell founded the Foundation for Alternative and Integrative Medicine in 1998. Learn more...