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Balance your blood sugar without toxic drugs

8/26/2016 - With over 29 million Americans currently suffering from diabetes - and a staggering 86 million with blood sugar high enough to be classed as "pre-diabetes" – this health issue has reached epidemic proportions. Even the slow-to-respond CDC states that 15 to 30 percent of those with pre-diabetes...

Vitamin D combined with exercise is crucial for reversing insulin resistance in type 2 diabetics, study shows

1/26/2015 - Exercise is invaluable when it comes to maintaining a healthy body composition. But a new study out of South Korea has found that both physical activity and vitamin D supplementation combined can do wonders for reducing abdominal fat, normalizing lipid counts and improving insulin resistance, particularly...

Omega-3 derivative helps treat type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance

5/29/2014 - A derivative of omega-3 fatty acids may provide some of the same benefit in treating type 2 diabetes as exercise, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Universite Laval, the Quebec Heart and Lung Institute Research Center, and the Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods, published...

Research: Reduce insulin resistance with omega-3 fatty acids

4/17/2013 - A higher intake of omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce insulin resistance, thereby reducing the risk or severity of type 2 diabetes, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of South Australia and published in the journal Public Health Nutrition. Type 2 diabetes develops...

Low vitamin D linked to insulin resistance: Study

3/4/2013 - Here is a summary of the Japanese study linking low vitamin D to insulin resistance excerpted from and sourced below: A meta-analysis involving a Japanese working population (n=494), aged 20-68 years, found a correlation between calcium levels, low vitamin D status and insulin resistance...

Obesity and lack of sleep boost risk for insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and diabetes

11/5/2012 - There should be no doubt that the skyrocketing rates of overweight and obesity that have become so prevalent over the past half century are damaging the health and lives of millions around the western world. Excess weight typically raises blood pressure leading to cardiovascular disease and death, and...

Poor sleep increases insulin resistance, diabetes and heart disease risk in teens

10/5/2012 - It is not difficult for most people to understand the importance of a good night's sleep to awaken refreshed and ready to take on the challenges of a new day. Less known is the scientific evidence that explains how poor sleep habits are the root cause behind the development of many chronic diseases,...

Omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA improve insulin resistance and boost cardiovascular health

11/22/2011 - Compelling evidence now exists to demonstrate that heart disease is largely caused by the proliferation of increased levels of small, dense LDL cholesterol particles that have become oxidized in the blood and of abnormalities relating to insulin resistance. Both factors combine to deal a potentially...

Sleepless nights can induce insulin resistance, even in the young and healthy

3/27/2011 - Nearly one-third of adults in the United States report they sleep less than seven hours every night. Sleep disorders are becoming increasingly common. We all know that a night of restless sleep can make us tired and unfocused the next day. But did you know it can also make you insulin resistant? Sleep...

A diet loaded with antioxidant rich foods improves insulin resistance

7/12/2010 - According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDKD), insulin resistance is a condition in which the pancreas eventually can't keep up with the body's demand for insulin (a hormone that helps the body use glucose for energy). Eventually, an excess of glucose builds...

Learn How Coconut Oil Can Benefit Insulin Resistance and Diabetes

7/25/2009 - The link between diabetes and sugar is so strong that it may sound strange to hear a healthy fat like coconut oil can have a profound effect on the disease. This amazing oil may in fact be the most vital key in managing the way sugar impacts your body. For diabetics and others with health problems related...

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...

Diabetes 101: Solving the Diabetes Problem (Part 4 of 4)

9/3/2008 - In an attempt to delve more fully into the background and origins of insulin resistance, it has been shown that this condition can be very serious, ultimately ending up in type II diabetes, but what can be done to resolve this issue? That is the question that will be analyzed in this, the final chapter...

Diabetes 101: Obesity and Its Relation to Insulin Resistance (Part 3 of 4)

9/3/2008 - In the previous article, the causes of insulin resistance were examined. This part will deal with how obesity and insulin resistance are connected, if they are. One very obvious sign that someone might use to determine if they are insulin resistant, outside of the previously mentioned blood tests in...

Diabetes 101: the Causes of Insulin Resistance (Part 2 of 4)

9/3/2008 - In the previous installment of this series, Diabetes 101, we saw just exactly what type II diabetes is, how it is diagnosed, and how it relates to insulin resistance. In part 2, we are going to examine the causes of insulin resistance. As more is known about insulin, diabetes, and insulin resistance,...

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...

Lack of Quality Sleep Promotes Insulin Resistance, Diabetes

8/11/2008 - A night of disturbed and shallow sleep can lead to insulin resistance that may increase the risk of developing diabetes, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Chicago and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy Of Sciences. Researchers monitored nine healthy...

Citrus peel extract shown to reduce insulin resistance; may help diabetics, says research

6/20/2006 - New research indicates that citrus peel extract containing polymethoxylated flavones (PMFs) may help prevent diabetes. In a study published in the journal of "Life Sciences" (Vol. 79, pp. 365-373), lead author Rachel Li reports that the extract significantly reduced serum triglycerides (TG) and cholesterol...

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