The Global Diabetes Community. Exchange System. Fitness. The 4 Most Important Things You Need to Know to Lose Weight and Be Healthy. Have you noticed that America is growing?
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%. Today every state except for one, which is at 19.8%, is over 20%. This alarming new study shows that there has clearly been a huge shift in the health of America over the last 20 years. I find it funny that weight loss is made to be so complicated in America. 1- Don’t Settle for Anything Less than REAL Food When you walk into your grocery store, what percentage of the food doesn’t come in a box or a can?
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. I found that for people with blood sugar problems these radical cleanses will actually make you sicker. 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.
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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). The walnut-enriched diet also increased lowered serum total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein. Coffee’s Anti-Diabetes Mechanism Revealed. 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. The researchers conclude that: “This prospective study suggests a sex-specific protective effect of higher selenium status at baseline on later occurrence of dysglycemia.”
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. 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.” Health Headlines MORE » 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.” Health Headlines MORE » 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. At the end of the study, the team found that 67% of subjects who consumed the blueberry smoothie experienced at least a 10% or greater favorable change in insulin sensitivity.
April J. Health Headlines MORE » 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. The team concludes that: “Garlic oil possesses significant potential for protecting hearts from diabetes-induced cardiomyopathy.” Health Headlines MORE » 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). The subjects who received the dark chocolate ate 15 grams three times daily, containing 24 grams of sugar: the researchers note that chocolate has a low glycemic index (GI), so the glucose released into the blood from the sugars happens very slowly.
D. D. Health Headlines MORE » Cinnamon Improves Markers of Diabetes. Posted on Dec. 13, 2010, 6 a.m. in DiabetesFunctional Foods. Green Tea Compound May Reduce Type-1 Diabetes Risk. Posted on Dec. 29, 2010, 6 a.m. in DiabetesFunctional Foods Type-1 diabetes occurs when the body is unable to produce insulin after the cells in the pancreas have been damaged, and some experts suggest the condition is an autoimmune response. 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. New research suggests that shunning meat significantly reduces the chance of developing metabolic syndrome, a condition that markedly increases the likelihood of diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.
Researchers at Loma Linda University studied more than 700 adults randomly sampled from the Adventist Health Study 2. Broccoli Boosts Protective Antioxidants. Vitamin D May Reduce Diabetes Risk. Posted on Aug. 23, 2011, 6 a.m. in DiabetesVitamins. Omega-3s May Reduce Diabetes Risk. Japanese Sweet Potato may Cure Diabetes Along with Coffee and Ginkgo.