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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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