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Many donors to Clinton Foundation met with her at State

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money — either personally or through companies or groups — to the Clinton Foundation. It’s an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president.

At least 85 of 154 people from private interests who met or had phone conversations scheduled with Clinton while she led the State Department donated to her family charity or pledged commitments to its international programs, according to a review of State Department calendars released so far to The Associated Press. Combined, the 85 donors contributed as much as $156 million. At least 40 donated more than $100,000 each, and 20 gave more than $1 million.

Donors who were granted time with Clinton included an internationally known economist who asked for her help as the Bangladesh government pressured him to resign from a nonprofit bank he ran; a Wall Street executive who sought Clinton’s help with a visa problem and Estee Lauder executives who were listed as meeting with Clinton while her department worked with the firm’s corporate charity to counter gender-based violence in South Africa.

The meetings between the Democratic presidential nominee and foundation donors do not appear to violate legal agreements Clinton and former president Bill Clinton signed before she joined the State Department in 2009. But the frequency of the overlaps shows the intermingling of access and donations, and fuels perceptions that giving the foundation money was a price of admission for face time with Clinton. Her calendars and emails released as recently as this week describe scores of contacts she and her top aides had with foundation donors.

The AP’s findings represent the first systematic effort to calculate the scope of the intersecting interests of Clinton foundation donors and people who met personally with Clinton or spoke to her by phone about their needs.

The 154 did not include U.S. federal employees or foreign government representatives. Clinton met with representatives of at least 16 foreign governments that donated as much as $170 million to the Clinton charity, but they were not included in AP’s calculations because such meetings would presumably have been part of her diplomatic duties.

Last week, the Clinton Foundation moved to head off ethics concerns about future donations by announcing changes planned if Clinton is elected.

On Monday, Bill Clinton said in a statement that if his wife were to win, he would step down from the foundation’s board and stop all fundraising for it. The foundation would also accept donations only from U.S. citizens and what it described as independent philanthropies, while no longer taking gifts from foreign groups, U.S. companies or corporate charities. Clinton said the foundation would no longer hold annual meetings of its international aid program, the Clinton Global Initiative, and it would spin off its foreign-based programs to other charities.

Those planned changes would not affect more than 6,000 donors who have already provided the Clinton charity with more than $2 billion in funding since its creation in 2000.

“There’s a lot of potential conflicts and a lot of potential problems,” said Douglas White, an expert on nonprofits who previously directed Columbia University’s graduate fundraising management program. “The point is, she can’t just walk away from these 6,000 donors.”

Former senior White House ethics officials said a Clinton administration would have to take careful steps to ensure that past foundation donors would not have the same access as she allowed at the State Department.

“If Secretary Clinton puts the right people in and she’s tough about it and has the right procedures in place and sends a message consistent with a strong commitment to ethics, it can be done,” said Norman L. Eisen, who was President Barack Obama’s top ethics counsel and later worked for Clinton as ambassador to the Czech Republic.

Eisen, now a governance studies fellow at the Brookings Institution, said that at a minimum, Clinton should retain the Obama administration’s current ethics commitments and oversight, which include lobbying restrictions and other rules. Richard Painter, a former ethics adviser to President George W. Bush and currently a University of Minnesota law school professor, said Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton should remove themselves completely from foundation leadership roles, but he added that potential conflicts would shadow any policy decision affecting past donors.

Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon did not respond to the AP’s questions about Clinton transition plans regarding ethics, but said in a statement Tuesday the standard set by the Clinton Foundation’s ethics restrictions was “unprecedented, even if it may never satisfy some critics.”

Some of Clinton’s most influential visitors donated millions to the Clinton Foundation and to her and her husband’s political coffers. They are among scores of Clinton visitors and phone contacts in her official calendar turned over by the State Department to AP last year and in more-detailed planning schedules that so far have covered about half her four-year tenure. The AP sought Clinton’s calendar and schedules three years ago, but delays led the AP to sue the State Department last year in federal court for those materials and other records.

S. Daniel Abraham, whose name also was included in emails released by the State Department as part of another lawsuit, is a Clinton fundraising bundler who was listed in Clinton’s planners for eight meetings with her at various times. A billionaire behind the Slim-Fast diet and founder of the Center for Middle East Peace, Abraham told the AP last year his talks with Clinton concerned Mideast issues.

Big Clinton Foundation donors with no history of political giving to the Clintons also met or talked by phone with Hillary Clinton and top aides, AP’s review showed.

Muhammad Yunus, a Bangladeshi economist who won the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize for pioneering low-interest “microcredit” for poor business owners, met with Clinton three times and talked with her by phone during a period when Bangladeshi government authorities investigated his oversight of a nonprofit bank and ultimately pressured him to resign from the bank’s board. Throughout the process, he pleaded for help in messages routed to Clinton, and she ordered aides to find ways to assist him.

American affiliates of his nonprofit Grameen Bank had been working with the Clinton Foundation’s Clinton Global Initiative programs as early as 2005, pledging millions of dollars in microloans for the poor. Grameen America, the bank’s nonprofit U.S. flagship, which Yunus chairs, has given between $100,000 and $250,000 to the foundation — a figure that bank spokeswoman Becky Asch said reflects the institution’s annual fees to attend CGI meetings. Another Grameen arm chaired by Yunus, Grameen Research, has donated between $25,000 and $50,000.

As a U.S. senator from New York, Clinton, as well as then-Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry and two other senators in 2007 sponsored a bill to award a congressional gold medal to Yunus. He got one but not until 2010, a year after Obama awarded him a Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Yunus first met with Clinton in Washington in April 2009. That was followed six months later by an announcement by USAID, the State Department’s foreign aid arm, that it was partnering with the Grameen Foundation, a nonprofit charity run by Yunus, in a $162 million commitment to extend its microfinance concept abroad. USAID also began providing loans and grants to the Grameen Foundation, totaling $2.2 million over Clinton’s tenure.

By September 2009, Yunus began complaining to Clinton’s top aides about what he perceived as poor treatment by Bangladesh’s government. His bank was accused of financial mismanagement of Norwegian government aid money — a charge that Norway later dismissed as baseless. But Yunus told Melanne Verveer, a long-time Clinton aide who was an ambassador-at-large for global women’s issues, that Bangladesh officials refused to meet with him and asked the State Department for help in pressing his case.

“Please see if the issues of Grameen Bank can be raised in a friendly way,” he asked Verveer. Yunus sent “regards to H” and cited an upcoming Clinton Global Initiative event he planned to attend.

Clinton ordered an aide: “Give to EAP rep,” referring the problem to the agency’s top east Asia expert.

Yunus continued writing to Verveer as pressure mounted on his bank. In December 2010, responding to a news report that Bangladesh’s prime minister was urging an investigation of Grameen Bank, Clinton told Verveer that she wanted to discuss the matter with her East Asia expert “ASAP.”

Clinton called Yunus in March 2011 after the Bangladesh government opened an inquiry into his oversight of Grameen Bank. Yunus had told Verveer by email that “the situation does not allow me to leave the country.” By mid-May, the Bangladesh government had forced Yunus to step down from the bank’s board. Yunus sent Clinton a copy of his resignation letter. In a separate note to Verveer, Clinton wrote: “Sad indeed.”

Clinton met with Yunus a second time in Washington in August 2011 and again in the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka in May 2012. Clinton’s arrival in Bangladesh came after Bangladesh authorities moved to seize control of Grameen Bank’s effort to find new leaders. Speaking to a town hall audience, Clinton warned the Bangladesh government that “we do not want to see any action taken that would in any way undermine or interfere in the operations of the Grameen Bank.”

Grameen America’s Asch referred other questions about Yunus to his office, but he had not responded by Tuesday.

Earlier this month, State Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau acknowledged that agency officials are “regularly in touch with a range of outside individuals and organizations, including nonprofits, NGOs, think tanks and others.” But Trudeau said the State Department was not aware of any actions that were influenced by the Clinton Foundation.

In another case, Clinton was host at a September 2009 breakfast meeting at the New York Stock Exchange that listed Blackstone Group chairman Stephen Schwarzman as one of the attendees. Schwarzman’s firm is a major Clinton Foundation donor, but he personally donates heavily to GOP candidates and causes. One day after the breakfast, according to Clinton emails, the State Department was working on a visa issue at Schwarzman’s request. In December that same year, Schwarzman’s wife, Christine, sat at Clinton’s table during the Kennedy Center Honors. Clinton also introduced Schwarzman, then chairman of the Kennedy Center, before he spoke.

Blackstone donated between $250,000 and $500,000 to the Clinton Foundation. Eight Blackstone executives also gave between $375,000 and $800,000 to the foundation. And Blackstone’s charitable arm has pledged millions of dollars in commitments to three Clinton Global aid projects ranging from the U.S. to the Mideast. Blackstone officials did not make Schwarzman available for comment.

Clinton also met in June 2011 with Nancy Mahon of the MAC AIDS, the charitable arm of MAC Cosmetics, which is owned by Estee Lauder. The meeting occurred before an announcement about a State Department partnership to raise money to finance AIDS education and prevention. The public-private partnership was formed to fight gender-based violence in South Africa, the State Department said at the time.

The MAC AIDS fund donated between $5 million and $10 million to the Clinton Foundation. In 2008, Mahon and the MAC AIDS fund made a three-year unspecified commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative. That same year, the fund partnered with two other organizations to beef up a USAID program in Malawi and Ghana. And in 2011, the fund was one of eight organizations to pledge a total of $2 million over a three-year period to help girls in southern Africa. The fund has not made a commitment to CGI since 2011.

Estee Lauder executive Fabrizio Freda also met with Clinton at the same Wall Street event attended by Schwarzman. Later that month, Freda was on a list of attendees for a meeting between Clinton and a U.S.-China trade group. Estee Lauder has given between $100,000 and $250,000 to the Clinton Foundation. The company made a commitment to CGI in 2013 with four other organizations to help survivors of sexual slavery in Cambodia.

MAC AIDs officials did not make Mahon available to AP for comment.

When Clinton appeared before the U.S. Senate in early 2009 for her confirmation hearing as secretary of state, then- Sen. Richard Lugar, a Republican from Indiana, questioned her at length about the foundation and potential conflicts of interest. His concerns were focused on foreign government donations, mostly to CGI. Lugar wanted more transparency than was ultimately agreed upon between the foundation and Obama’s transition team.

Now, Lugar hopes Hillary and Bill Clinton make a clean break from the foundation.

“The Clintons, as they approach the presidency, if they are successful, will have to work with their attorneys to make certain that rules of the road are drawn up to give confidence to them and the American public that there will not be favoritism,” Lugar said.


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Hispanic purchasing power won’t be ignored, ask Herbalife

The expanding Hispanic population in the United States sits at 57 million today and is expected to double by the year 2050. Hispanics are entering the workforce with better educations than in the past and at higher rates. The result has been increased purchasing power, estimated at $1.5 trillion per year.

This increased purchasing power has made the Hispanic community a target for corporate America. Unfortunately, some corporations and individuals look at the growing Latino purchasing power as an opportunity to exploit an unsuspecting population. Case in point, Herbalife’s pyramid scheme.

As has been previously reported, the Federal Trade Commission conducted an investigation into Herbalife’s multi-level marketing operation and determined that Herbalife’s business practice was unlawful. The agency’s complaint against Herbalife details a series of deceptive acts and practices, including establishing an unlawful pyramid program whereby a distributor’s compensation was based on the recruitment of other distributors, and deceiving consumers into believing they could earn substantial money selling diet supplements and personal care products.

Herbalife targeted the Hispanic population, according to Herbalife’s own records which documented Hispanics being responsible for up to 80 percent of the company’s sales. The League of United Latin American Citizens, or LULAC, along with multiple victims pushed back against Herbalife’s deceptive practices and helped bring the issue to the attention of the FTC. As a result of these efforts, the FTC conducted its investigation, filed its complaint and recently forced Herbalife to restructure its multi-level marketing operations and stop its deceptive practices.  In addition, Herbalife has been forced to pay $200 million to compensate consumers who suffered loss as result of its wrongful conduct.

The response to Herbalife’s wrongful conduct should be a lesson to all unscrupulous businessman. The Hispanic community will forcefully respond to any deceptive practices and organizations such as LULAC will continue to work to ensure that the Hispanic community is treated fairly.

It is important to note however, that LULAC’s effort to ensure the Hispanic community is being treated fairly goes well beyond responding to deceptive practices. In our view, corporate America must do more than

simply not violate the law as it tries to gain a share of the Hispanic community’s purchasing power.  LULAC calls upon these companies to engage in diverse hiring practices which include hiring people from the community and invest in the Latino population by supporting programs and initiatives which help the betterment of the community.

Taking such actions certainly constitutes giving back to a community which helps fuel corporate profits, but it’s also good business. Employing people from the Hispanic community and giving them a voice within the company will help ensure that the corporation fully understands the needs of the community and allow it to better develop products to meet those needs. Further, investing in programs and initiatives within the community raises a corporation’s profile and helps establish good will, which undoubtedly will help increase corporate sales.

LULAC will continue to fight against unscrupulous business practices and work with corporations in an effort to ensure that the Hispanic community is being treated fairly. In the end, we hope to make our increased purchasing power a win-win for the Hispanic community and corporate America.

Wilkes is the executive director of the League of Latin American Citizens, which advocates for the political, economic and educational rights of Hispanic Americas. Follow him on Twitter @BrentWilkes. Follow LULAC on Twitter @LULAC 


 

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Is Your Low-Fat, Low-Cal Diet Working Against You?

To lose weight permanently, Ludwig says, people can “reprogram” their fat cells by getting rid of refined carbohydrates and adding generous helpings of high-fat foods that “don’t raise insulin at all.” With insulin levels stable, the cells store fewer calories and pounds drop off gradually as the body’s “set point,” or the weight it naturally gravitates toward, lowers. Good choices include nuts and nut butters, full-fat dairy, olive oil, rich sauces and spreads, and avocado. “Opposite to what we’ve been told for 40 years, these fats are extremely healthful,” he says.

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Can You Trick Your Body into Burning More Fat?

The sports world has been abuzz in recent years with the idea that athletes could improve their performance by following an ultra high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet.

Fans of this diet plan said it allows them to run, swim or bike endless miles without needing to refuel with sugary foods. Others, like mixed martial artist George St. Pierre, said they use a low-carb diet to drop 20 to 30 lbs. (9 to 14 kilograms) in a five-day span before weigh-ins, qualifying for lower weight classes in their bouts. (Doing this can lead to deadly dehydration and should never be attempted without medical supervision.)

But is a low-carb diet safe, and does it actually improve athletic performance?

Though safe, restricting carbohydrates won’t help athletes hit their peak, especially in high-intensity activities like a marathon, said Asker Jeukendrup, a sports nutrition scientist at the Gatorade Sports Science Institute. [Dieters, Beware: 9 Myths That Can Make You Fat]

“If you’re trying to run your best possible time, carbohydrate is going to be the main fuel and not fat,” said Jeukendrup, who has done some of the pivotal studies on how macronutrients affect exercise performance. “That is a well-established fact.”

However, a low-carb diet could work for those exercising at lower intensities, such as ultramarathoners who slowly jog hundreds of miles, Jeukendrup said. However, whether people prefer to gnaw on beef jerky or granola bars during an ultramarathon would likely be a matter of personal preference, he said. That preference likely doesn’t point to any concrete performance advantage for those who rely on a fat-adapted diet, he said.

The idea behind the low-carb or “fat-adapted” diet is simple: Get the body to burn fat, not carbs, to fuel a workout.

Typically, a fat-burning diet includes 65 percent of its calories from fat, less than 25 percent from carbs and the remainder from protein, according to a 2015 study in the journal Sports Medicine. Some of these diets restrict carbohydrate intake even further, to just 20 grams (or about 80 calories) a day (for a 2,000 calorie diet, this would be just 4 percent of calories from carbohydrates). At this level, the body switches to a metabolic state called ketosis, in which it burns fat as fuel. [Infographic: How the Body Uses Energy]

Because the body has a nearly unlimited supply of fat stores, some people have argued that carb-limited diets can help runners avoid a phenomenon known as “hitting the wall,” in which they can experience a sudden, intense feeling of fatigue during their races, Jeukendrup said.

Hitting the wall occurs because although the carbohydrates (called glycogen) stashed in liver and muscle can fuel high-intensity exertion, “your carbohydrate sources are very limited,” Jeukendrup told Live Science. “And that amount is not quite enough to run a marathon.”

Because of this, marathon runners need to refill their glycogen stores, often midrace.

They’ll chug sports drinks, swallow candy bars, or eat special goos and gels while they’re racing to keep their glycogen stores up, said Dr. David Ludwig, a professor of nutrition at Harvard University in Massachusetts and the author of “Always Hungry?: Conquer Cravings, Retrain Your Fat Cells and Lose Weight Permanently” (Grand Central Life Style, 2016).

“Unfortunately, the fuel that many athletes rely on is processed, fast-acting carbohydrate: sugar,” Ludwig said.

For elite athletes, those quick, sugary calories get burned off quickly, but people doing more average levels of exercise may “become dependent upon constant, frequent infusions of carbohydrate” to fuel their performance, Ludwig said.

As a result, “a garden-variety athlete could easily take in more calories than they burn off, just to keep themselves feeling adequately fueled, and that defeats a basic purpose of physical activity,” Ludwig told Live Science. Others complain of gastrointestinal distress when eating all those carbs during a marathon, Ludwig said.

Processing carbs also requires insulin, the hormone that allows sugar in the bloodstream to pass into the cells as fuel. But insulin also promotes fat storage, he said.

Another reason athletes switch to low-carb diets is to lower their water weight, or the amount of water their body is holding on to.

Each molecule of stored glycogen binds to three water molecules, said Jordan Moon, the program director of sports and health sciences and sports management at American Public and American Military University, and chief science officer at the fitness-tracking website FitTrace.com.

Some mixed martial artists and wrestlers, for example, will adopt a low-carb diet before weigh-ins to deplete their glycogen stores so they can drop water weight and qualify for a lower weight class, Moon said. Then, after the weigh-in but before the match, they’ll switch to a high-carb diet, he said.

But despite the hype, little evidence suggests that fat-adapted diets really improve athletic performance.

When the body doesn’t have enough carbohydrates, it does increase its breakdown of fat, according to a 2015 study in the journal Metabolism Clinical and Experimental. In that study, ultra-endurance marathoners who were on an extremely low-carb diet could burn fat at twice the rate of those who were on a high-carb diet.

Still, low-carb, high-fat diets almost always lead to lower performance, according to more than a dozen studies conducted from 1960s to the 2000s. Because fat metabolism requires more chemical reactions in cells than metabolizing carbs does, it takes longer to produce the same amount of energy, meaning people who switch to burning fat can only exercise at a lower intensity compared to those who are burning carbs. [Infographic: What Is VO2 Max?]

In some of the most definitive work on this subject, Louise Burke, an exercise physiologist at the Australian Institute of Sport, and her colleagues conducted a study of low-carbohydrate and high-carbohydrate diets for elite race walkers. Her work has found that low-carb diets reduced performance.

And cycling between a low- and high-carb diet, as many mixed martial artists may do, probably doesn’t help performance either, said Melinda Manore, a biologist and nutrition scientist at Oregon State University who studies how exercise affects nutritional needs.

That’s because going on a low-carb diet changes how many enzymes the body makes to burn carbohydrates, and it can take several days to reverse this. On the day of a fight, for instance, people on a low-carb diet won’t be able to utilize their glycogen stores as well to perform at high intensity, she said.

Fat-adapted diets may work OK for some ultramarathoners or extreme endurance athletes who need to work out at low intensity for long periods of time. However, studies also suggest that people on high-carb diets can get excellent results in similar endurance challenges, Jeukendrup said.

Beyond that, low-carb diets are often difficult to follow. Consuming no carbs means no fruits, veggies or whole grains, Manore said. One of the competitive race walkers in Burke’s study took to eating sticks of butter, according to a recent interview.

“Most athletes hate it. They can’t stay on it. They don’t feel good,” Manore said. “It’s just not practical.”

Original article on Live Science.

Runners are in ‘PURSUIT’ of healthy living

CHAMBERSBURG – If you have seen a group of people running through town, stopping to use benches and railings to exercise along the way, you’ve probably witnessed a new fitness trend gaining popularity in the area.

Called PURSUIT, it’s an outdoor, landscape-encompassing, total body workout. PURSUIT was started by Dr. Laura Miranda, a New York City-based certified personal trainer, certified strength and conditioning specialist and fitness nutrition coach, in 2007.

Miranda created her own high-intensity training program using steps, walls, railings, and other obstacles as equipment. Today, PURSUIT has trainers in Australia, the United Kingdom, and in 13 states in America. Pennsylvania is one of them, and Chambersburg is the first community in the state where PURSUIT is offered.

Once word of this new training method began spreading through the tight-knit fitness community, it didn’t take long for local trainer Frankie Serrano to get on board.

Serrano owns Frankie Results, LLC., which offers personalized diet plans and fitness training, among other services, including PURSUIT. He heard about PURSUIT, researched it, and said when he found “it was exactly in my niche, I jumped at the chance to become a PURSUIT coach.”

“Fitness has always been my passion in life,” Serrano said. “It’s great that we have (PURSUIT) in our community.”

Serrano’s interest in fitness and health grew from playing football and serving in the military. Spending time in the gym for sports and the military, he saw people go through the same motions, the same exercises, the same routines, without progressing in their training. Then Serrano discovered PURSUIT.

The idea behind PURSUIT is to debunk the belief that fitness has to take place inside a gym or anywhere inside in general. It gets people outside, and maybe more importantly, moving around, using muscles they forgot about or never knew they had.

“To take fitness outside, it’s so simple and so easy that it’s a revolution,” Serrano said.

PURSUIT participants, also called “street athletes” by Serrano, have two chances during the day to complete a PURSUIT workout. One is early in the morning at 5 a.m. and the other in the early evening at 7 p.m.

There are several locations around the area where classes meet, including Norlo Park, the Greene Township Municipal Building, the big parking lot by the Chambersburg Area Senior High School, Chambersburg Memorial Park, and the Chambersburg Commons shopping center on Norland Avenue.

During the warm-up portion of the class, Serrano watches and evaluates each member and puts each member into a group based on their athletic ability. There are different levels of ability and members can advance to a higher-level group as time passes and their bodies become more accustomed to the workouts.

“Everyone there is helping everyone get better,” Serrano said. “We all empower each other. Motivation is key.”

Once everyone is ready to go, the group takes off running, with no set course or route, just seeing what obstacles they encounter and can use to help exercise. While there is no telling what a class might encounter in a particular session, whatever they do find is tailored to benefit a specific body part. Every move and exercise has a purpose and a meaning.

“You don’t know what to expect and that’s what’s exciting,” Serrano said.

With colder weather approaching, Serrano said they don’t let that stop his street athletes. They just bundle up and get after it. The only time they won’t have a class is if it’s dangerous for the class to be outside. In that event, the class will be pushed back to a more suitable day, or as a last resort, inside.

“We’re going to keep it outside as much as we can,” Serrano said.

Having been a trainer and nutritionist for 20 years and a PURSUIT coach, Serrano said the best part for him is seeing clients’ reactions when they see how PURSUIT affects them and how they feel about themselves afterward. Serrano said he’s heard many people say they have more energy at the end of the day, and they feel nothing can stop them for the rest of the day after a PURSUIT workout.

“If you can do this, you can tackle anything,” Serrano said.

For those interested in starting PURSUIT or who would like to know more, see www.pursuitchambersburg.com.

David Barr, 717-881-7020

Diet Doc Creates Specific Weight Loss Plans for Diabetics

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Diabetes management can be a challenge, particularly for new patients. Given the accessibility and affordability of high-carb, high-sugar foods, individuals may find it tough to adjust. Diabetic dieters must form completely new shopping habits and learn brand new recipes in order to maintain good health. For those who are looking to lose weight and gain the health benefits of a diabetic diet, medical weight loss program — Diet Doc, offers individualized weight loss programs which can be specifically designed for patient needs. Our medical professionals focus on weight loss solutions that help with diabetes as well as cardiovascular diseases through meal planning and our variety of weight loss supplements which slow the absorption of carbohydrates in order to stabilize blood sugar levels. Diet Doc provides weight loss consultations with certified doctors and coaches who offer unlimited support throughout the process.

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