Ten Facts You May Not Know about Type 2 Diabetes

Ten Facts about Type 2 Diabetes: Type 2 Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the way your body metabolizes sugar (glucose). Most people with type 2 diabetes are insulin resistant, meaning that their bodies don’t use insulin properly. Their bodies make more than enough of it, but their cells are resistant to it and do…

New Hypertriglyceridemia cause discovered

Hypertriglyceridemia is a common condition in the U.S. caused by obesity and diabetes. If left untreated, it can lead to more serious health problems such as coronary heart disease, cardiovascular heart disease, and pancreatitis. Hypertriglyceridemia is a condition in which the triglyceride levels in the blood are elevated to an abnormal level. Aside from obesity…

#DidYouKnow It’s National Immunization Awareness Month?

It’s back to school time for the kiddo’s this month! With back to school shopping and getting everything prepared for a successful school year, it can be easy to let a few things slip through the cracks, such as getting your vaccines. August is National Immunization Awareness Month (#NIAM17), which highlights the importance of vaccinations…

Gluten & Dairy Free Rice Krispy Treats

The weather is finally starting to warm up, and flowers are starting to bloom! Come summer, I always start to crave lighter meals and desserts. Chocolate cake will always have a special place in my heart, but there is nothing better than a fluffy rice crispy treat during summer. This recipe is so inexpensive and…

Bill & Melinda Gates: Changing the Future of Lyme

Bill Gates: Microsoft co-founder,  philanthropist, and Lyme Disease diagnostic testing enthusiast. Previously, on the Peer Health blog, we’ve talked about the need for a proper test for Lyme Disease detection. It seems that Bill and Melinda Gates share these concerns, as they’ve just donated over $1 million to, Ceres Nanosciences, a technology company attempting to this…

The Link Between Smog & Blood Sugar Disorders

If you’ve ever visited Los Angeles, then you’ve probably been introduced to the infamous fog.  Beginning in the 1950’s and 60’s Los Angeles residents have breathed some of the dirtiest air in the world. Change finally began to occur when the Clean Air Act of the 1970’s was enacted, but Los Angeles still has some…

After Lunch Rest Awhile, After Dinner Walk a Mile

We all know that “exercise is good for you.” And after consulting with your physician, this statement still holds true even if you suffer from a chronic illness. For those with type 2 diabetes, exercise is more than good, it’s a necessary step in managing the condition. However, gym memberships are expensive and finding the…

Caught Red-Handed: Another Lyme Disease Fugitive

Seeking out accurate Lyme Disease research can lead you into murky waters. There’s only a limited dialogue about the illness, making it easy for misinformation to spread. Because of the complexity of the condition, and lack of accurate testing, there have been few Lyme Disease related research breakthroughs. However, the CDC and Mayo Clinic in…

How Marriage Affects Diabetes

Marriage can be a wonderful experience and, as it turns out, it may provide more than the traditional benefits for diabetics. New research suggests that married diabetics are less likely to be overweight than those who are not married and suffer from the condition. More specifically, the research finds that it affects men who suffer…

Serendipitous Gout Research Findings

Those who suffer from Gout know how painful and tiresome that flare-ups can be. A painstaking amount of thought and care is taken to eliminate triggers and make lifestyle changes to avoid repeated attacks. And, as the prevalence of Gout keeps climbing sufferers may be able to find brief solace over the condition’s silver lining….