Diabetes Type 2

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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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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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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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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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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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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