Diabetes

4 Secrets for Preventing Diabetes & Controlling It

Many people think of diabetes and heart disease as two separate conditions, but they're closely related. The most common problem is atherosclerosis—the hardening of the arteries that usually starts before full-blown diabetes is diagnosed. The accumulated plaque typical of atherosclerosis can rupture…

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How to Lower High Triglyceride Levels: 5 Easy Steps

…woman and your triglycerides are elevated (above 200 mg/dL), you want to put some effort into lowering them, especially if you are a diabetic. If you are a diabetic woman who also has high triglyceride levels, your risk of developing heart disease increases to 200 times normal. How to Lower High Triglyceride…

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5 Heart-Healthy Snacks

…of snacks that are loaded with too much fat, calories, and sodium. Americans are literally snacking their way to obesity, poor heart health, and diabetes. How can we continue to have delicious snacks while maintaing heart health? By making smart, informed choices. The truth is there are many heart-healthy…

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The Not So Sweet Truth About Artificial Sweeteners

diabetic with wide swings in her blood sugar, and I remember watching her sprinkle artificial sweeteners on her cereal. She enjoyed using these substances in her diabetic diet, even though I didn’t think it was a good idea. My mother also had a chronic tremor. Her doctor attributed it to the diabetes,…

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Skipping Breakfast Puts Your Heart at Risk

…your body stores fat, leading to more fat storage around the middle. All of these are major risk factors for heart disease and warning signs that diabetes could soon develop. Skipping breakfast puts your heart at risk in so many ways. In fact, the researchers found that those participants who were accustomed…

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Prevent Elevated Lp(a) Cholesterol Levels

…as directed. * Delta tocotrienol: Take 100–200 mg of this natural form of vitamin E once a day. * Get grounded! Remember, heart disease—like diabetes, cancer and a host of autoimmune problems—is a disease caused by inflammation. In the case of heart disease, it’s the arterial walls that get…

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Avandia and Your Heart

…bay—have reason to be concerned. Those of you who subscribe to my newsletter have gotten my take on Avandia, as well as alternative solutions to treat diabetes, over the years. But the drug is back in the news this week, so let’s update you all on the subject. After years of discussion regarding the safety…

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The Truth About the Benefits of Vitamins

…prostate cancer. * Vitamin D3, which up to 85 percent of us are deficient in, is essential for heart and bone health, and protecting against cancer and diabetes. * Vitamin C helps to prevent coronary artery disease, strengthens the blood vessel walls and improves vasodilation. So, what should you take to enjoy…

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The Heart Health Benefits of Watermelon

…does everything right for your health. The health benefits of watermelon include quenching inflammation, an underlying culprit in heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer, arthritis, and asthma. How to make Watermelon Delight: Fill up a blender with chunks of chilled watermelon. Add water (either filtered…

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Should You Take Blood-Thinning Drugs?

…can give anyone with more than two episodes of AF a year is to take Coumadin. If you have fewer episodes of AF and no other health problems like diabetes, congestive heart failure, leaking heart valves or an enlarged heart, aspirin is a second choice. Finally, I want to mention that you never want to…

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8 Ways to Outsmart Poison Ivy

…unknowingly find themselves in. I should know. When I was seven years old, I spent a week in bed with poison oak. My poor mom was hospitalized with her diabetes, so my dad had to take time off from work to tend to me. It is a fond memory of my father’s Italian-style TLC, but I vowed never to get myself in…

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Diabetes and Heart Disease

…published in the journal Diabetes Care said that the death rate of people in the U.S. with diabetes has dropped substantially. Plus, the number of people with diabetes and heart disease has dropped as well, but is still much higher than those who don’t have diabetes. Facts About Diabetes and Heart Disease…

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Alzheimer's Disease Prevention: Know Your Risk Factors

…individualize your own approach to address as many modifiable risk factors as possible. What Are the Alzheimer's Risk Factors? * High blood pressure * Diabetes * High LDL cholesterol levels * Age * History of stroke * Head trauma Our age and genetics are factors that are not within your control. In fact,…

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A Delicious Heart-Healthy Breakfast—Overnight Oatmeal

…soluble fiber offers a sustained energy release. Plus, the American Diabetes Association also advises that foods high in soluble fiber, like oatmeal, may actually stabilize blood sugar and lower your risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. Now it’s your turn: What’s your favorite heart-healthy breakfast?…

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Choosing the Best Form of Magnesium

…blood magnesium level is also the most common nutrient deficiencies we see. The mineral is often “used up” and thus depleted in patients with: * Diabetes * Congestive heart failure * Atherosclerosis * Chest pain * High blood pressure levels * Cardiac arrhythmias * Heart muscle disease * Hheart attack…

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