COVID-19 has created new impetus for the battle against Diabesity.  The need to resolve the interlinked epidemics of diabetes and obesity, which the WHO calls the 21st Century Plague, is more dire than ever.  COVID-19 is opportunistically exploiting an underlying susceptibility of those living with these chronic health conditions.  According to the CDC, and as reported in a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (April 22, 2020), comorbidity resulting from hypertension (56.6%), obesity (41.7%) and diabetes (33.8%) increase the risk of infection and serious outcomes from COVID-19 including invasive medical ventilation, kidney replacement and death.The post COVID-19 world will result in shifting priorities and new adaptations.  COVID-19 has increased the stakes at all levels, requiring a consolidated effort by individuals, health professionals and politicians to tackle Diabesity at its source.  While we currently lack the tools to combat COVID-19, we do have the knowledge and opportunity to win

For over two decades Saul Katz has been a trailblazer in the health industry, and his efforts continue to win national accolades. Last week OptiMYz Magazine ranked Katz among the Top 100 Health Influencers in the country for his leadership in tackling obesity and diabetes. Representing the five brand pillars of OptiMYz Magazine: health, fitness, nutrition, adventure and mental wellbeing, Katz along with other nominees was recognized for his contributory role towards a more healthful population in Canada.Saul Katz, founder of New Era Nutrition, devoted years researching the science behind blood sugar management through food. Convinced that a radical shift is required to reverse the interlinked epidemics of obesity, diabetes and the energy deficit, Katz championed the “slow carb revolution” and adoption of a low glycemic diet and lifestyle that includes greater physical activity.“It’s a great honor to be considered among