Drinking Hard or Hardly Drinking

Before I order another round…does anyone know the recommended limits of alcohol consumption? This probably isn’t something most people consider frequently. It is no secret that social events are a lot more relaxed and entertaining when alcohol is involved. I know I am guilty of enjoying a crispy lager from time to time. It makes…

October Halloween Treats (for those with Type 2 Diabetes)

If you’ve been living with type 2 diabetes for any length of time, you’ve likely been told to watch your sugar intake. Even outside of any research into the relationship between added sugars and long-term health conditions, Americans regularly go over the recommended 36 grams for men and 25 grams for women according to World…

The Importance of Adding Fiber into your Diet for Osteoarthritis

People with osteoarthritis want the same things from life as those without — to play with their grandchildren, take a stroll through the park with their partner, or even walk the streets of Paris for the first time. There are a few medications that doctors can prescribe to manage joint pain and stiffness, but people…

Q&A: Patient Advocate, Jorge – Finding Out I had Type 2 Diabetes

We had the lovely opportunity to interview Jorge, a husband, father and small business owner who has lived with Type 2 Diabetes for the past four years. Jorge was previously seeking a healthcare community where he could connect with others and came upon Peer Health where he has been able to enjoy the benefits of…

Finding Out I Had Gout: Spiro Koulouris

My name is Spiro Koulouris and I have suffered from gout for just about 15 years. When I was first diagnosed with gout, I couldn’t believe it. Surely, my doctor just made a mistake; so I went to another doctor to get a second opinion. During that consultation, my worst fears were confirmed: I had gout and…

Type 2 Diabetes Diet for a Healthy Christmas

This Christmas you will have food placed before you. You will have to decide what to put on your plate. If you have Type 2 Diabetes, what can you eat while still maintaining your blood sugar at the correct level? A Type 2 Diabetes diet does not mean you have to give up things you…

Being Gluten Free.

#GlutenFree, we seem to see it everywhere and eating foods without gluten is a frequent trending topic. We find that not only those with actual gluten intolerance (or celiac disease) are avoiding gluten, but also many other people. A sense of well-being, weight loss, and bursts of energy are all claims that people have made…

A Proven Diet for Hypertriglyceridemia Disorder

Hypertriglyceridemia is a common disorder in the United States in which triglyceride levels in the body are elevated. This can also elevate the risk for further disease development such as Coronary Artery Disease. Triglycerides are the most common form of fat in the body and your body uses them for energy sources in between meals….