Adding fish to your diet can help protect your heart, brain health, and mood, and even improve your sex life. And going vegetarian is a great way to lose weight, reduce your risk of developing heart disease and cancer, and possibly add years to your life. So why not combine both eating styles and maximize your health benefits? Now you can, with my new book: The Pesectarian Plan: The Vegetarian + Seafood Way to Lose Weight and Love Your Food (Ballantine Books, 2014.)
The statistics are staggering: 12 to 14 percent of American adults have diabetes and another 38 percent have pre-diabetes, a condition that harms your health while putting you at high risk for getting diabetes. The good news: losing five to ten percent of your body weight can reverse pre-diabetes. If you have type 2 diabetes, losing weight, eating right and exercising can get your blood sugar under control, may even reduce your medication dose, and, in some cases, reverse your diabetes.
The Best Life Guide to Managing Diabetes and Pre-diabetes, which I wrote with Bob Greene and Dr. John Merendino Jr., helps you navigate the eating, exercising and medications that prevent and control these two conditions. I won't lie--diabetes is a tough disease to manage, but we break it all down into manageable chunks.