Beating a Silent Killer

Beating a Silent Killer

Did you know that kidney disease kills more Americans annually than breast cancer or prostate cancer? Yet, while virtually everyone is aware of breast and prostate cancer, few people think about kidney disease. That’s one reason why it’s called “a silent killer.”...

New Model for Obesity

New Model for Obesity

When I was promoting a childhood obesity initiative 15 years ago, our organization, the non-profit called the Diabetes Resource Center of Santa Barbara County, became the first affiliate of the national organization called America on the Move. The founders were...

Eastside Diabetes Initiative

The Franklin School wellness program has been funded again! Santa Barbara, CA, June 11, 2018: The Eastside Diabetes Initiative is a program dedicated to providing comprehensive awareness about the risks of childhood obesity, type two diabetes, and kidney disease...

Kidney disease and GI flora

  Layman's summary: A function of normal kidneys is to maintain a synergistic balance of the myriad species of bacteria that reside in our gastrointestinal tract. When the balance of the trillions of bacteria is optimal, our immune system is strengthened, our mood is...