Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is a group of conditions, including abdominal obesity, high blood pressure, elevated blood sugar, and abnormal cholesterol levels, that together heighten the risk of heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. Increasingly common due to sedentary lifestyles and poor diet, early diagnosis and lifestyle changes are essential for reducing health risks.

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An Update on Sailing Journey and Using Your Soleus to Control Blood Sugar?

It’s been 10 days since I’ve blogged! That’s an eternity in the world of Centeno blogging! However, this is literally the first chunk of free time I’ve had where a blog would fit. Today I’ll update you on my journey and we’ll review a super interesting study on the soleus calf muscle that may change…read more

What Does the Length of Recovery after Orthobiologics Say About Your Condition?

One of the things that is critical to understand for any patient getting an Orthobiologic procedure is how fast you recover usually tells us something about your medical condition. In particular, patients that enter into a prolonged recovery may have more issues that spell trouble long-term. Hence, let’s dive into that issue this morning. The…read more

Forget About Fat: The Real Killer is Sugar

This weekend I had a direct experience with America’s insatiable appetite for sugar. At the same time, a study published in a prestigious medical journal just identified that we could save millions of lives if we just readjusted America’s packaged food sugar content. Let’s dig in. My Recent Sugar Rush This weekend, I was hanging…read more

How Quickly Do You Resolve Inflammation?

Inflammation is a complex subject. On the one hand, it’s how we heal and on the other hand, it’s increasingly how many of us die. So today we’ll explore the concept of resolving inflammation after a procedure and what that tells us about overall health and metabolic problems. Let’s dig in. What Is Inflammation? When…read more

Has Science Discovered New Types of Diabetes Beyond 1 and 2?

Adult-onset diabetes is a huge societal problem. In fact, problems with sugar metabolism are likely at the core of why most Americans develop heart disease and cancer. In addition, out-of-control sugar intake and insulin response can also seriously screw up your stem cells and shorten your life-span. Hence, when scientists discover a new type of…read more

Hit a Weight Loss Block? New Study May Explain Why

You’ve been diligent and focused at working hard to achieve that New Year’s resolution to lose weight. You’ve eaten well, exercised regularly, and you’ve even lost a few pounds and toned a bit in the process. But, suddenly, despite continued determination, you’ve hit a weight loss block, and the scale’s been stuck for a couple…read more

Could an Obscure Compound in Olives Prevent Diabetes?

Even since the Mediterranean diet came on the scene in the 80s, there’s been a fascination with olive oil. It’s long been suspected that something in olives may be one of the reasons that the diet works to reduce heart attacks. Now new research suggests that an obscure compound may be one of the key…read more

Beer Drinkers at Greater Risk for Knee and Hip Arthritis

Barley, hops, and yeast—these are the main ingredients that are processed to create that perfect bottle of beer, but there’s one problem: when you take a drink of beer, you’re basically taking a drink of liquid white bread and all the processed carbohydrates that entails. A typical 12-ounce bottle of beer has 10–15 carbohydrates or…read more
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