Diabetes

The Health Benefits of Chia

…easily without having to be ground. And, unlike other grains, there are no reports of allergic reactions. How Chia Helps With Diabetes One six-month study involved type 2 diabetes patients (11 men and nine women) who were already on a diet and/or medication to control their disease. Daily use of chia resulted…

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Health Benefits of Fiber for Weight Loss

…compounds like toxins, bile acids, cholesterol, et cetera. They also slow the digestion of food, which improves insulin regulation and helps prevent diabetes. The overall highest fiber foods include fruits and vegetables (with the skins left on when possible), beans, and whole grains. Stay away from such…

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Cut Sugar, Boost Testosterone

…involved 42 men with normal blood sugar levels, 23 men who had “pre-diabetic” blood sugar levels, and 9 men who were newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Each was given a sugary solution to drink and then had their testosterone levels tested. Regardless of blood sugar status, blood levels of testosterone…

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Four Ways to Curb Food Cravings

…insulin, and their insulin sensitivity resembles the insulin resistance of diabetic people. To make matters worse, sleep-deprived individuals crave starchy, sweet foods—starting a vicious cycle that can lead to diabetes. * Get your D. A low level of vitamin D increases insulin resistance, which tends…

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7 Best Anti-aging Herbs: Gymnema Sylvestre

…associated with imbalanced blood sugar. Included in this list are some of the most prevalent problems of our time: obesity, heart disease, hypoglycemia, diabetes, hyperactivity in children, insomnia and fatigue. I'm not suggesting for a moment that gymnema sylvestre can cure these problems. The only real "cure…

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Is Niacin Safe? A Closer Look at New Research

…that was outlined in this study. For example, one of the latest studies found that individuals who take statins have a 48% higher risk of becoming diabetic. The bottom line? For some reason, all the focus is being placed on niacin. I certainly don’t doubt that extended-release niacin could be contributing…

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Health Benefits of Fiber for Diabetes

…Individuals with type 2 diabetes generally eat less fiber than the general population. And although the American Diabetes Association has upped its daily dietary fiber recommendation to between 20 and 30 grams a day, that is still too low. In one study, a group of diabetic individuals increased their…

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Crocs--More Than Comfort

…won’t attract and hold bacteria—which can be very important for someone susceptible to infections. This feature makes them great for someone with diabetic ulcerations and/or poor circulation. Their design allows for plenty of room in the toe area, a built-in support for the heel, and a rear strap that…

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Don't Ignore This Medication Side Effect

…the elderly, particularly those on medication, tend to crave and consume excess salt or sugar. This can be extremely serious since, for an elderly diabetic, extra sugar intake can be a death sentence. Consumption of sweeteners and sugar has practically become an addiction in this country, regardless of…

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Six Steps to Preventing Kidney Stones

…plaque. It also has the unique ability to help regulate blood sugar levels, which makes it one of the few sweeteners that can be used safely by diabetics. 4. Watch out for High-oxalate Foods To prevent stone formation, it’s best to avoid foods high in oxalate. These include chard, rhubarb, beets,…

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Omega-3s Linked to Prostate Cancer? Not So Fast...

…patients--especially those who had been taking the benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) drug finasteride. In addition, diabetes played a role in that those with a history of diabetes had a greater incidence of more serious prostate cancer. There are so many holes and unanswered questions that the results…

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Chia Seed Berry Pudding

…a gel. The ratio is 1 tablespoon of chia seeds with 3 tablespoons of water and let sit for 15 minutes. Chia seeds are also great for those on a diabetes control diet plan as they help to regulate blood sugar. Ingredients: * 2 tbsp. organic white chia seeds * 1 cup of strawberry Kefir * 4 sliced strawberries…

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Fight Urinary Tract Infections With D-Mannose

…the sugar is actually metabolized. Because of this, D-mannose doesn’t affect blood sugar levels—which makes it safe for everyone, including diabetics. Once D-mannose is absorbed, it is quickly filtered out of your system by the kidneys and then flushed out of the body in the urine. In the process…

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Go Crazy for Coconuts

…(which contains over 92% saturated fats). Even in our part of the world, between these two extremes, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and type 2 diabetes were rare when our society consumed more free-range and/or wild animal meat (including the fat as lard) and minimally processed dairy products (butter…

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Massage Away Diabetic Lesions

…healing process of diabetic lesions. The main component of the technique is undoubtedly the gentle massaging action, which directly promotes blood flow to the area. You May Also Be Interested In: * The Health Benefits of Fiber for Diabetes * Breastfeeding Prevents Cancer and Diabetes

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Could Statin Use Put Your Eyes at Risk?

…from 2007–2008. Fifty-six percent of patients with type 2 diabetes were taking statins compared to 16 percent without diabetes. Both diabetes and statin use significantly increased the rate of age-related cataracts. They found that a diabetes sufferer has an 82% increased risk of developing cataracts…

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Fiber and Digestive Cleansing

…amount of fiber in our diets. We’re already seeing an increase in many of these problems, such as widespread obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and numerous bowel problems. Fiber has decreased dramatically as our food supply has become more and more processed. To make matters worse, low-carb…

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Breastfeeding Prevents Cancer and Diabetes

…prevent diabetes and cancer. Diabetes By choosing the convenience of cow’s milk or manmade formulas over breast feeding, mothers may be subjecting their children to a lifelong fight with diabetes. Studies have shown that children who are breast fed have a lower risk of developing type 1 diabetes. These…

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A Daily Soda Ups Diabetes Risk

…boosts your diabetes risk. This huge study, which involved more than 28,000 people in Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, found that drinking just one 12-ounce sugar-sweetened soft drink a day increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 22 percent…

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Will the Egg Controversy Ever End?

…vitamin E, folic acid, B12 or essential fatty acids like DHA or EPA; low dietary levels of antioxidants; unresolved stress; an underactive thyroid; diabetes; metabolic syndrome; or obesity. Isolating a single food and condemning it without any consideration for other factors doesn't give an accurate representation…

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7 Best Anti-aging Herbs: Ginseng

…effective at lowering the risk of cancers of the lip, oral cavity, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, colon and rectum, liver, pancreas, lung and ovaries. * Diabetes: Research discovered that patients who were given ginseng experienced an elevated mood, improved psychophysical performance, and reduced fasting blood…

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