Diabetes Type 2

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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Cut Sugar, Boost Testosterone

…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 dropped by as much as 25 percent and remained low even after a period of two hours. Fifteen percent of the…

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Two Ways to Start Lowering Triglycerides

…Now, on to today’s subject: triglycerides. High triglyceride levels are a common problem, but not a very well understood one. Triglycerides are a type of blood lipid usually monitored along with cholesterol levels. Although triglycerides don’t get the same kind of attention as cholesterol, they are…

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Health Benefits of Fiber for Diabetes

…drugs. 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…

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Go Crazy for Coconuts

…large amounts of raw coconut oil (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…

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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…

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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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The Health Benefits of Whey

Two other components of whey protein also contribute to its anti-cancer activity. Sphingomyelin has been shown to help prevent colon cancer and stop the spread and development of various other forms of cancer. CLA, which I’ve highly recommended in the past, has been shown to inhibit a number of types

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Four Ways to Curb Food Cravings

…sleep. The latest research has linked a lack of sleep (more precisely, the lack of melatonin) with insulin resistance, an increased risk for type 2 diabetes, and specific food cravings. Researchers have discovered that the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas have melatonin receptors. When melatonin…

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7 Best Anti-aging Herbs: Ginseng

…(Panax). Many multinutrient formulas are starting to include ginseng, but usually just the Siberian type. If you're taking a multi, check the label carefully to see whether you need to add both types or just Panax. Now it's your turn: Do you take ginseng and how has it helped you? You May Also Be Interested…

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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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A Full Day Meal Plan

…Add onion and sauté until it is limp. Add bulgur and cook, stirring a minute or two. Add broth, salt, pepper and parsley. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Cover and simmer 15 minutes until liquid is absorbed. (Serves 2) Dinner: Salmon with Ginger Marinade 4 6 oz. SeaBear salmon fillets ¼ cup water…

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Two Simple Suggestions for Childhood Asthma

…times a day and continue to do so every day for two or three months. This alone can work wonders. Second, have the child’s vitamin D levels checked and if they are low, get them up as quickly as possible by taking higher dosages for a week or two and then cut back to a maintenance level. Dosages…

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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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How to Build an Emergency Preparedness Kit

…and time again that isolation is one of the best tools to help stop the spread of infectious diseases. In the event of a widespread outbreak of any type of illness, one of the best precautions you can take would be to eliminate or minimize your exposure to the general public—in effect, quarantine yourself…

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Protect Heart Health With Two Simple Nutrients

…testing the effects of taking coenzyme Q10 (200 mg) and selenium (200 mcg) on heart health. At the end of four years, they found that taking these two supplements reduced the risk of dying from cardiovascular problems by almost 50 percent. (Int J Cardiol 2012 May 22. [Epub ahead of print]) In the group…

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Tofu Cream Pie

Here ís an unbaked pie that ís creamy without the cream, and so high in protein that you can make a healthy breakfast of it! The filling can be blended up alone, and served in glasses as pudding. Crust: * 1 cup rolled oats * 8 chopped pitted dates * 2 Tbsp. and 1 tsp. organic canola oil * 3 Tbsp.…

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Sesame Cookies

…With a spoon, scoop the dough into balls about 1¼ inch in diameter. * Roll each little dough ball in the sesame seeds. Then flatten each cookie with two fingers on a greased cookie sheet. * Bake 15–20 minutes, or until done. Makes approximately 2½ dozen cookies.

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Super Antioxidant Chocolate Cake

This chocolate cake showcases some of nature's tastiest antioxidants, in the form of unsweetened cocoa powder and walnuts. It is a cake so delicious you wouldn't think it could be so good for you! Ingredients * 4 large free-range eggs * ¾ cup xylitol * ¾ cup canola oil * 1 cup 1% milk * 2 tsp.…

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Green Tea Cheesecake Pie

Matcha is the powdered green tea used in the traditional Japanese tea ceremony. It’s loaded with antioxidants, and gives an unusual flavor to this non-dairy, unbaked “cheesecake.” Ingredients * 3 green tea bags * 1 cup rolled oats * 8 chopped pitted dates * 2 Tbsp. and 1 tsp. coconut oil * 3…

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Rye Gingerbread

Here’s an example of a healthy makeover of an old favorite: gingerbread. The sweetness of mineral-rich, unsulfured molasses is offset by low-glycemic rye flour and xylitol. It's a completely whole-grain—but satisfyingly moist and flavorful—cake with the taste of old-fashioned spices. * 1 cup…

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