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Why Is It Important?!

by Dale J. Ross M.D. Why is it important if you take your medicine, exercise your body, consider what you will eat? Is there a true imperative? What is the vital necessity of so much advice, prescribing, and ordering in medicine? Every being is self-willed and...

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Nutrition 102 – Overindulgence

by Dale J. Ross M.D. Most people probably have an idea that they have over done it when they really over eat. However, I have also found that most people have normalized dysfunctional eating patterns. This means that the types of foods that are common and readily...

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Diabetes Mellitus Type II – Part III

Part III – I want to fix this! by Dale J. Ross M.D. It is said that the best time to plant a maple tree if you wish to harvest and make syrup is twenty-five years ago; the next best time is now. The best time to treat DM is before you ever develop it; the next best...

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Nutrition 101

by Dale J. Ross M.D. Start by taking an honest assessment of what you like to eat; I mean what you really enjoy. Take a few moments and make sure you know what these are. Now if you were seriously considering a pause in reading on to go and get one of these things,...

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Diabetes Mellitus Type II – Part II

Part II – What is going on with my body? by Dale J. Ross M.D. Diabetes mellitus type II (DM II) is about hormone and endocrine dysfunction – the body message and response system, as related to incoming calories, has been overwhelmed and tuckered out. Commonly the body...

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Diabetes Mellitus Type II – Part I

by Dale J. Ross M.D. Diabetes mellitus type II (DM II) is a complex problem. I have heard it described as a death sentence, just a fact of life, and a wakeup call, among other things. Some patients have come to me out of fear that they will be “put on insulin” or die...

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