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And I don’t mean in population…I mean around the waist. Go to the grocery store, to work, or maybe even the mirror, and you may notice that things seem to be getting bigger everywhere you look. The alarming growth of obesity has been brought to the forefront as of late by a new study that was recently on the news. The study states that in 1995 there wasn’t a single state in the United States with an obesity rate of over 20%. Effective Ways To Treat Diabetes With Natural Cures. To the left you can click on Liver Health and Colon Cleansing for two things you can do to detoxify.
The liver is very key to your body's ability to remove toxins and toxins can build up in the colon. So dealing with these two items is important. I don't believe in severe detoxing programs where you fast for seven days and just drink lots of water or drink only freshly made juices. Through Diet and Lifestyle Changes. By Mike Adam, Natural News A recent report (February 07, 2011) by CNN says that improving one's diet, keeping off excess weight, and regularly exercising, can help millions of people with diabetes get rid of it for good.
"We have seen numerous people reverse their condition," Dr. Michelle Magee, director of the MedStar Diabetes Institute in Washington, is quoted as saying by CNN. MyFoodAdvisor™ Makes Meal Planning Simple. Sugar Defined.
Diabetic Recipes. Eat Well Guide - Local, Sustainable, Organic Food. Foods that Reduce Diabetes and Pre-diabetes Risk. Nuts Acute and Second-meal Effects of Almonds in Prediabetes Inclusion of almonds in the breakfast meal decreased blood glucose concentrations… Almonds Help Reduce Risk of Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease Incorporating almonds into your diet can help treat and possibly prevent Type 2 diabetes, as well as cardiovascular disease…
Life Extension Diets. The 3-in-1 Meal Plan. Diabetes & Herbal Remedies. Over the Counter Herbs to Cure High Blood Sugar. Resveratrol May Prove Useful in Fight Against Diabetes. Posted on Oct. 20, 2009, 6 a.m. in DiabetesDietary Supplementation Resveratrol is a natural compound that is a rich source of polyphenols, a type of antioxidant, that also activates sirtuin, a family of proteins associated with cellular longevity.
In that studies on lab animals show that orally delivered resveratrol exerts potent anti-diabetic effects, Giorgio Ramadori, from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (USA), and colleagues explored the underlying mechanism of this benefit. The researchers found that resveratrol acts directly on certain proteins in the brain, thereby normalizing hyperglycemia and greatly improving hyperinsulinemia in diet-induced obese and diabetic mice, these effects being independent of changes in body weight, food intake, and circulating leptin levels.
Walnuts Improve Blood Markers of Diabetes. Posted on Nov. 6, 2009, 6 a.m. in DiabetesDiet In that previous studies have shown heart benefits of nut consumption, David Katz, from Yale University School of Medicine (Connecticut, USA), and colleagues studied 14 women and 10 men, median age 58 years, with type 2 diabetes, assigning some of them to consume 56 grams of walnuts daily, for 8 weeks.
At the conclusion of the study period, the researchers found significant improvements in the function of the blood vessel lining (endothelium), with blood flow improved by 2.2% in the group that consumed walnuts (as compared to 1.2% in the non- supplemented group). Coffee’s Anti-Diabetes Mechanism Revealed. Posted on March 29, 2010, 6 a.m. in DiabetesFunctional Foods Previous studies have shown a beneficial effect of coffee consumption to reduce an individual’s risk of type-2 diabetes.
Christian Herder, Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf (Germany), and colleagues investigated the effects of daily coffee consumption on biomarkers of coffee intake, subclinical inflammation, oxidative stress, glucose, and lipid metabolism. The team enrolled 47 habitual coffee drinkers, asking them to refrain from coffee drinking for one month, then instructing them to consume 4 cups of filtered coffee daily in the second month, and culminating in the third month with 8 cups of filtered coffee per day. Selenium May Protect Against Diabetes. Posted on March 30, 2010, 6 a.m. in DiabetesMen's HealthMinerals Selenium is an essential trace element which is necessary for growth and protein synthesis, and previous studies have suggested a preventative role of selenium on the risk of diabetes.
Tasnime Akbaraly, from the University of Montpellier (France), and colleagues studied 1,162 French adults enrolled in the Epidemiology of Vascular Ageing study, assessing selenium levels and monitoring for blood-sugar imbalances (dysglycemia), for nine years. The team found that the risk of dysglycemia was significantly lower in men with plasma selenium in the top one-third highest level, as compared to those in the lowest third.
No significant relationship was observed in women. Brown Rice May Slash Diabetes Risk. Posted on June 22, 2010, 6 a.m. in DiabetesDiet Brown rice differs from white rice in both its processing and nutrient profile, as the former retains the other bran and germ portion of the grain thereby retaining most of the fiber content.
Qi Sun, from Harvard School of Public Health (Massachusetts, USA), and colleagues analyzed the dietary habits of participants in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study and the Nurses' Health Study I and II, involving a total of 39,765 men and 157,463 women, tracking for the onset of type-2 diabetes. The team found that those subjects who consumed five or more servings of white rice a week were at 17% increased risk for diabetes, as compared to those who ate less than one serving per month.
Cashew Compound May Help Ward Off Diabetes. Posted on July 23, 2010, 6 a.m. in DiabetesFunctional Foods In that compounds from the cashew tree (Anacardium occidentale) confer anti-inflammatory properties and thus have been used in traditional medicine for a variety of disorders, Pierre S.
Haddad, from University of Montreal (Quebec, Canada), and colleagues studied whether cashew extracts could improve the body's response to its own insulin. Green Leafy Vegetables Help Reduce Diabetes Risk. Posted on Sept. 2, 2010, 6 a.m. in DiabetesDiet Whereas diets high in fruit and vegetables are known to help reduce both cancer and heart disease, but the relationship between fruit and vegetable intake and diabetes has not been well elucidated. Patrice Carter, from the University of Leicester (United Kingdom), and colleagues conducted a meta-analysis of six studies involving over 220,000 participants that focused on the links between fruit and vegetable consumption and type-2 diabetes.
The team found that a greater intake of green leafy vegetables, equivalent to eating 1.5 extra servings daily, was associated with a 14% reduction in risk of type 2 diabetes. Interestingly, the showed no significant benefits of increasing the consumption of vegetables, fruit, or fruit and vegetables combined. The researchers conclude that: “Increasing daily intake of green leafy vegetables could significantly reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and should be investigated further.” Grapefruit Compound May Intervene in Diabetes. Posted on Sept. 9, 2010, 6 a.m. in DiabetesFunctional Foods Naringenin is an antioxidant compound present in grapefruit.
Previous studies have shown the compound to have cholesterol lowering properties and may ameliorate some of the symptoms associated with diabetes. Yaakov Nahmias, from Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel), and colleagues have shown that naringenin promotes the cellular pathways (PPAR-alpha, PPAR-gamma and LXR-alpha) by which the liver breaks down fat and increases insulin sensitivity.
Explaining that: “This effect results in the induction of a fasted-like state … in which fatty acid oxidation increases, while cholesterol and bile acid production decreases,” the team submits that: “Our findings explain the myriad effects of naringenin and support its continued clinical development.” Blueberries May Reduce Diabetes Risk. Posted on Oct. 6, 2010, 6 a.m. in DiabetesFunctional Foods Blueberries are rich in flavonoids, a type of antioxidant compound, and in-particular the antioxidants known as anthocyanins and flavanols.
William T. Cefalu, from Louisiana State University (Louisiana, USA), and colleagues enrolled 32 obese, non-diabetic, and insulin-resistant men and women, average age of 51.5 years and an average BMI of 37.4 kg/m2, in a six-week long study., Subjects either received a smoothie containing 22.5 grams of blueberry bioactives or a placebo blend equal nutritional value. Subjects consumed two smoothies daily for six weeks. Garlic Oil May Slash Cardiovascular Risks Among Diabetics. People with diabetes have at least twice the risk of death from heart disease as non-diabetics, and cardiomyopathy is a type of heart disease that causes inflammation and weakening of the heart muscle tissue – increasing the risk of cardiovascular-related death among diabetics.
Wei-Wen Kuo, from China Medical University (Taiwan), and colleagues conducted a test among laboratory animals modeling the diabetes condition, giving them either garlic oil or corn oil. Animals given garlic oil experienced beneficial changes associated with protection against heart damage. The changes appeared to be associated with the potent antioxidant properties of garlic oil, with researchers positing the effect as a result of over twenty substances in garlic oil that may be responsible for it.
Dark Chocolate Helps Reduce Cardiovascular Risk Among Diabetics. Dark chocolate is high in polyphenols, a type of antioxidant, and previous studies have shown that cocoa polyphenols improve an individual’s cholesterol profile. In that people with Type 2 diabetes are twice as likely to develop cardiovascular disease because one of the main contributory factors to heart disease is a low level of HDL (“good”) cholesterol, Steve Atkin, from the University of Hull (United Kingdom), and colleagues recruited 12 diabetics for a four-month long study.
Each subject received either dark chocolate containing 85% cocoa solids, or a chocolate bar that contained no cocoa solids but looked similar to the dark chocolate (placebo). Cinnamon Improves Markers of Diabetes. Green Tea Compound May Reduce Type-1 Diabetes Risk. Dairy Compound May Reduce Diabetes Risk. Magnesium May Counter Diabetes. Safflower Oil May Help Ward Off Heart Disease. Citrus Compounds Help to Reduce Inflammation. Potent Antioxidant in Tangerines Identified. Vegetarianism Protects Against Metabolic Disease. Broccoli Boosts Protective Antioxidants. Vitamin D May Reduce Diabetes Risk. Omega-3s May Reduce Diabetes Risk. Japanese Sweet Potato may Cure Diabetes Along with Coffee and Ginkgo.