Diabetes Medicine

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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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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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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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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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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Nattokinase: The Japanese Clot-Busting Miracle

…leading to the brain is the cause of most strokes. Your risk of stroke decreases dramatically when proper circulation is restored. Conventional medicine uses products like aspirin, heparin, and Coumadin (warfarin) to “thin” the blood to increase blood flow. There are also a few nutritional supplements…

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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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Triphala for Ailing Vision

…in India for thousands of years. Modern practitioners of Ayurvedic medicine prescribe Triphala for its antioxidant, detoxifying, and restorative effects throughout the body, including vision. Indians who practice Ayurvedic medicine use Triphala to treat failing vision and protect against cataracts.…

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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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What Are Adaptogens?

…well-known adaptogens is ginseng, treasured in Chinese culture and medicine, and popular throughout the world. Of increasing popularity is ashwagandha, sometimes known as Indian ginseng, which comes from the school of Ayruvedic medicine. Traditional herbal practices praise the ability of adaptogens to…

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What is Ashwagandha?

…complaints. Adaptogens are amazing substances. In Ayurvedic medicine, ashwagandha and other adaptogens are known as rejuvenating herbs. Ashwagandha, also known as Indian ginseng because of their similar properties, contains many useful medicinal chemicals, including antioxidants, steroidal lactones, saponins…

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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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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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Avoid Aluminum for Better Brain Health

…-free deodorant. (Watch out for the newer 'crystal' deodorants, though—recent research shows that they, too, contain aluminum.) * Read food and medicine labels closely. You’ll discover several products you should avoid or at least minimize. Aluminum is frequently added to items like pancake batter…

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Flu Protection--Start Now!

We’re fast approaching flu season, which officially runs from November through April. Soon you'll be bombarded with messages from medical professionals, pharmacists, and even school officials telling you that the best way to protect yourself from the flu is to get your annual flu shot. I’ve…

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Natural Egg Membrane for Bone and Joint Pain

…at some point, a thin white skin on your egg or the inside of the shell. This is the eggshell membrane, and it has always been known by natural medicine enthusiasts as a powerful healing aid. For example, this membrane can be put on small cuts to promote wound healing, and can even help with acne.…

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Vision Saving Foods

…garlic and onions, both raw and cooked, will help you control your blood sugar, fending off chronic degenerative diseases like adult-onset (type II) diabetes as well as cardiovascular disease. Eggs can help prevent macular degeneration; in fact, eating egg yolks significantly increases levels of the carotenoids…

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Stop the Flu With Resveratrol

…and pterostilbene. Resveratrol is widely available online and in retail stores. Drakshasava is available from the National Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine at www.niam.com. You May Also Be Interested In: * Natural cold and flu treatments * Nutrients that can help prevent colds and flu

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