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Grapefruit juice protects against weight gain and diabetes

10/27/2014 - A new study conducted by researchers at UC Berkeley suggests that grapefruit juice could replace metformin, a drug used to treat Type 2 diabetes; the fruit may also be helpful in preventing weight gain as well as decreasing blood glucose levels. Published October 8 in the peer-reviewed journal PLOS...

Key antioxidant and trace mineral compounds that improve blood sugar stability

9/17/2014 - When we eat sugar or carbohydrates our digestive system converts these larger molecules into glucose, which is then absorbed into the bloodstream and taken to cells throughout the body. Blood sugar fuels cells, keeping them healthy, making it critical to maintain stable blood sugar levels. Key antioxidant...

Surprise finding: Fiber prevents obesity and diabetes by producing glucose in intestines

5/11/2014 - For the first time, scientists may have uncovered the mechanism by which fiber helps prevent obesity and diabetes, in a study conducted by a French-Swedish research team and published in the journal Cell in January 2014. Notably, the findings point to a key role played by intestinal flora, the microorganisms...

Heavy metals scientifically linked to causing diabetes

4/24/2014 - Fifty years ago, it was virtually unheard of. But today, diabetes mellitus, a serious metabolic disorder, afflicts more than 150 million people globally, with a bulk of this number hailing from North America. And researchers out of Asia, having published their findings back in 2009, exposed toxic heavy...

New diabetic-safe sweetener helps manage weight, blood glucose levels

3/20/2014 - A new natural sweetener has been discovered which may prove to be an effective deterrent against diabetes and obesity. Made from the same plant as tequila, the sugar substitute lowers blood sugar levels and provides a source of dietary fiber. Considering almost 26 million Americans struggle with type...

Cinnamon regulates your blood sugar: Research-proven

8/12/2013 - It's ironic that a spice associated with excessively dripping sugar frosting, such as on cinnamon rolls, is actually a deterrent to excess blood sugar and insulin resistance, both of which result in potentially disastrous health consequences. Then again, maybe that was inadvertently meant to be with...

Study: Caffeine harms glucose metabolism in type-2 diabetics:

4/16/2013 - Coffee-loving diabetics, watch out! Although some studies have shown that coffee drinking may actually help prevent or regulate diabetes, the evidence seems to suggest that caffeine actually worsens diabetic symptoms. In fact, caffeine appears to outweigh all the benefits that coffee would otherwise...

Hypoglycemia is controllable

12/9/2012 7:48:19 PM - Hypoglycemia is probably one of the most widespread disorders in America and the civilized nations today. It is not a disease as such, but rather a symptom that arises from a wide range of hormonal abnormalities and imbalances reflecting the irregular function of many glands and organs. Unfortunately,...

Green tea shown to block carbohydrate breakdown to prevent blood glucose spikes

11/27/2012 - Rapidly changing levels of blood glucose as a response to eating a high carbohydrate meal is now widely recognized as a trigger for many chronic illnesses ranging from heart disease to cancer, metabolic dysfunction and diabetes. Researchers have uncovered a host of naturally occurring compounds that...

Legume consumption shown to improve blood glucose control and lower heart disease risk

11/2/2012 - Poor blood glucose control is a leading indicator of pending chronic illness, as excess sugars combine with proteins and fats to create advanced glycation end products (AGE's) that damage the lining of arteries throughout the body and block blood flow in the smallest capillaries of the eyes, kidneys...

Home remedies lower blood glucose levels preventing diabetes

10/18/2012 - For people flirting with elevated blood glucose levels, the looming threat of having to take insulin shots can truly be frightening. Diabetes has become more prevalent than ever due to the All-American diet consisting of fast junk food, sodas, and the variety of other garbage people consume -- counter...

Pumpkins lower blood glucose levels, shrink enlarged prostates and prevent male hair loss

10/17/2012 - Pumpkins are a form of Native American squash and are welcome both as a decorative and edible item in autumn season festivities. While most people associate pumpkins with Halloween, fall festivals, and American Thanksgiving desserts, both pumpkins and pumpkin seed oil pack a serious health- boosting...

Magnesium - The Weight Loss Cure

5/28/2012 1:43:14 PM - OK, I give up. I admit it, the only books that people are buying are weight loss books. So in order to get the message about magnesium across to the masses, I present you with The Magnesium Weight Loss Cure. I just read Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight and just about every chapter in...

The best foods to eat for type-2 diabetes

5/17/2012 - Getting diagnosed with type-2 diabetes can do a lot of things to your perspective: Your life, your priorities, your family and even your food. "What am I supposed to eat now?" is a common question after the initial prognosis. Fortunately, enjoying food may still be possible. Diabetes educator, Kathy...

The relationship between glucose and vitamin C plays a huge role in health

11/18/2011 - Vitamin C is made naturally in almost all living animals except humans, primates and guinea pigs. Dogs and cats produce their own vitamin C from ingested food that have metabolized into glucose. Humans must consume vitamin C from its food sources, or they risk severe health problems. There is an intimate...

Food for thought - Glucose levels affect willpower and mental focus

10/19/2011 - Have you ever wondered why you sometimes lack the ability to make even the simplest decision at certain times of the day, such as minutes before you break for lunch? And upon your return you are able to tackle the same task with ease? A recent study performed by a group of social psychologists revealed...

Sleep influences glucose levels and diabetes risk

9/30/2011 - Most people know that regularly getting a good night sleep is essential for both health and mental well being, and new research also shows that a good night sleep can influence diabetes too. Researchers at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia recently found that obese teenagers getting too much or...

Taking antioxidants before and during pregnancy prevents obesity, glucose intolerance in children

3/15/2011 - Antioxidants play a crucial role in preventing the onset of disease, and they can make all the difference in determining whether or not children develop glucose intolerance or become obese. According to a new study out of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHP), women who consume high amounts...

Cell phone use found to affect the glucose metabolism of the brain

3/7/2011 - Does using a cell phone have an effect on the brain? According to a 2011 study titled "Effects of Cell Phone Radiofrequency Signal Exposure on Brain Glucose Metabolism," the answer is absolutely. The study, headed by Nora D. Volkow, M.D. and conducted by the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda,...

Chokeberry extract found to stop weight gain, regulate blood glucose and halt inflammation

5/3/2010 - Native Americans have traditionally used dried chokeberries that grow in eastern deciduous forests of the U.S. to make teas. The plants are also used as landscape plantings throughout much of the country and a variety of birds like to feast on the bright red and dark purple fruits from chokeberry bushes....

Chromium prevents diabetes by improving insulin sensitivity

11/5/2009 - Of all the trace minerals, chromium may be the most beneficial to diabetes patients. It's an insulin potentiator, so it makes the body's own insulin production go further. If you have diabetes or blood sugar disorders, you need to know about chromium. We've assembled a large collection of quotes...

Rick Dina Part I: Misconceptions about Carbohydrates and Insulin

8/23/2009 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Rawkathon, which can be found at http://www.Rawkathon.com. In this excerpt, Rick Dina shares on misconceptions about carbohydrates and insulin. Rawkathon with Rick Dina. Rick Dina has been a raw foodist for over 20 years. Rick is a chiropractor and...

High-Fructose Corn Syrup and Diabetes: What the Experts Say

6/17/2009 - According to the Corn Refiners Association, high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is no worse for you than any other dietary carbohydrate. Many health experts, however, disagree, warning consumers that HFCS is strongly correlated with diabetes and obesity. Today, we bring you selected quotes about HFCS...

Exploring Metabolic Syndrome X

1/11/2009 - Metabolic Syndrome X may be one of the most common and overlooked diseases to strike Americans. No, this is not a deadly new strain of virus or even cancer. Metabolic Syndrome X is a disease that is caused by the human body's inability to utilize foods that are consumed. Recent projections are that...

Chlorella Reduces Body Fat, Total Cholesterol, and Blood Glucose Levels

10/27/2008 - If you are interested in reducing body fat, getting your cholesterol level under control and staying clear of diabetes, chlorella may be just the perfect superfood. Researchers have recently investigated the effects of Chlorella on people with high-risk factors for lifestyle diseases and found that...

Five Principles for Lifelong Blood Sugar Regulation

9/16/2008 - Blood sugar issues lead to problems with every system of the body. Everyone knows about these problems and most people are mildly to moderately worried about them. Blood sugar that is too high can exhaust the pancreas, damage all tissues, including neurological and cardiovascular tissues, throws the...

Oral Glucose Medications Increase Mortality in Type 2 Diabetes Patients

9/10/2008 - Poor blood glucose control puts diabetics at increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Every percentage point increase in glycated hemoglobin levels (a blood glucose marker) above normal values raises the relative CVD risk by roughly 20% (1). The percentage of glycated hemoglobin, more specifically...

Diabetes 101: Defining the Disease and How to Test for It (Part 1 of 4)

9/3/2008 - Amid the many health problems facing America today, two prominent problems are thrust into the forefront: obesity and diabetes. With soaring rates of obesity and diabetes reaching number six on the Centers for Disease Control's Causes of Death in the United States list, the time has come to really take...

Why Soft Drinks Contribute to Obesity

9/1/2008 - The introduction of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in the seventies coincided with a marked rise in obesity in the U.S., leading to speculations that there might be a causal connection between HFCS consumption and weight gain (1). This seemed all the more plausible since HFCS consumption grew much...

Chemical Causes of Diabetes: Overeating Is Not the Only Problem

7/25/2008 - Medical science has discovered how sensitive the insulin receptor sites are to chemical poisoning. Metals such as cadmium, mercury, arsenic, lead, fluoride and possibly aluminum may play a role in the actual destruction of beta cells through stimulating an auto-immune reaction to them after they have...

Can You Be Sabotaging Your Health by Not Knowing the Truth About Sugar?

6/27/2008 - We are encouraged to think of sugary foods as wholesome and desirable. Our children's fairy tales and stories are filled with sugary references, Hansel and Gretel for example. Every special occasion and holiday has its own sugar icon. Birthday cakes for birthdays, candy for Valentine's Day, Easter baskets...

Control Candida in Two Weeks

5/8/2008 - The need for this article is both current and long-standing. The current Candida diets are unhealthy, lengthy, unwise and simply not all that effective. On the other hand, there is no reason that Candida cannot be totally controlled in a few days to two weeks for most cases -- a few cases may take longer...

Bitter Melon Is a Safe and Effective Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes

4/20/2008 - The mechanism by which bitter melon effectively treats Type 2 diabetes has been revealed by researchers. The bitter melon is a nontoxic vegetable that has long been an important part of traditional Chinese medicine. Despite tasting very bitter, the melon is widely consumed as a food in Asia. The...

The Diabetes Wake-Up Call and How to Avoid Diabetes

4/17/2008 - Diabetes has become so common in our society that during my last trip to the grocery store I saw two separate magazines dedicated to healthy diabetic living and at least a handful of nutrition bars aimed at regulating glucose levels in the insulin resistant. This was all while I was in line waiting...

Flaxseed Phytoestrogens Benefit Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

3/3/2008 - Whole flaxseeds are known to lower total and LDL cholesterol levels, reduce postprandial glucose absorption, decrease some markers of inflammation, and raise serum levels of omega-3 fatty acids (1). This is of obvious benefit to diabetics who not only need help controlling their blood glucose levels,...

Diets High in Glucose Lead to Shorter Lifespan

1/28/2008 - Restricting worms' intake of glucose led to a lifespan increase of up to 20 percent in a recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Jena, Germany. "If the findings in worms hold for humans, it suggests that, in healthy people, glucose may have negative effects on lifespan," researcher...

Green tea extract may help prevent type-2 diabetes through improved glucose tolerance

10/10/2006 - A new study by DSM Nutritional Products shows that epigallocatechin gallate, commonly known as EGCG, improves glucose tolerance in diabetic rodents and could be a positive addition to dietary prevention of type 2 diabetes, if the results can be applied to humans. "To our knowledge, we provide the...

Exercise in Itself Improves Blood Glucose Control in Type 2 Diabetes (press release)

9/27/2006 - Exercise, dietary changes and medication have long been the cornerstones of managing type 2 diabetes. But few studies examine how exercise actually benefits these patients. Now, a new systematic review shows that exercise helps regulate blood glucose (sugar) levels, increases the body’s sensitivity...

Exercise in Itself Improves Blood Glucose Control in Type 2 Diabetes (press release)

9/25/2006 - Exercise, dietary changes and medication have long been the cornerstones of managing type 2 diabetes. But few studies examine how exercise actually benefits these patients. Now, a new systematic review shows that exercise helps regulate blood glucose (sugar) levels, increases the body’s sensitivity...

Physical activity linked to improved glucose control in children with type 1 diabetes (press release)

7/20/2006 - Children with type 1 diabetes who exercise regularly may have improved blood glucose levels compared with those who do not, and regular physical activity does not appear to increase the risk of severe hypoglycemia (low blood glucose levels), according to a report in the June issue of Archives of Pediatrics...

Study Shows New Non-Invasive Device Screens Diabetes Better Than Fasting Plasma Glucose Test (press release)

6/22/2006 - WASHINGTON, DC -- Researchers reported a new non-invasive technology that uses fluorescent light to detect the presence of abnormal concentrations of diabetes-related biological markers found in skin was able to significantly outperform fasting plasma glucose (FPG) as a screening test for pre-diabetes...

Natural breakthrough for blood sugar control: Glucotor supplement clinically proven to reduce blood sugar as well as diabetes drugs, without the side effects

6/1/2006 - When I first heard the news about the clinical results of Jon Barron's Glucotor formula, I was ecstatic. Having interviewed Jon Barron several times and recommended many of his products, I know that Barron is a genuine pioneer in the field of nutritional medicine. He's always ahead of the curve, formulating...

White flour contains diabetes-causing contaminant alloxan

6/2/2005 - You may want to think twice before eating your next sandwich on white bread. Studies show that alloxan, the chemical that makes white flour look "clean" and "beautiful," destroys the beta cells of the pancreas. That's right; you may be devastating your pancreas and putting yourself at risk for diabetes,...

American Diabetes Association peddling nutritional nonsense while accepting money from manufacturer of candy and sodas

6/1/2005 - The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recently announced a three-year, multi-million dollar alliance with Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages (CSAB) to help combat obesity and diabetes in America by stressing the importance of making smart nutritional choices. According to an ADA press release...

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