Diabetes

Is Niacin Effective and Safe? Here’s My Take

…the risk of stroke, heart disease, and death. Plus, it caused serious side effects—including skeletal and gastrointestinal problems, as well as diabetes. These niacin findings are based on the results of two clinical trials. The first, called the AIM-HIGH trial, looked at 3,414 high risk patients taking…

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How to Naturally Protect Your Vision Health

…told me that the thing she missed most was seeing a simple sunset. You see, my mom developed cataracts subsequent to diabetes. Her deteriorating vision health was difficult. Diabetics have a high incidence of both cataracts and macular degeneration, the leading causes of blindness today. Vision health…

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Recipes for Diabetes: Simple Salad Caprese

…and is a great choice for a light lunch or side dish with dinner. And since it’s low glycemic, it’s a perfect recipe for people living with diabetes. Simple Salad Caprese Serves 2 * 2 large tomatoes cut into 10 slices * 10 large fresh basil leaves * 2 ounces light mozzarella cheese cut into 10…

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Important Warning About Statins and Diabetes

…the American Diabetes Association suggest giving statins to nearly everyone with diabetes as a preventive measure against cardiac events Yet, the problem with both those recommendations is that there’s strong—and growing—evidence that statin use can lead to diabetes, and diabetes is one of the…

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4 Heart Risk Factors That Affect More Women Than Men

…“Dr. Sinatra” way to safe weight loss. * Diabetes: Diabetic women have a higher risk for heart disease than diabetic men. This is because the incidence of diabetes and its complications (including heart disease) is much higher in women. If you are a diabetic woman, your risk for heart disease is five…

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8 Ways to Avoid Colorectal Cancer

…Losing excess weight is extremely important to holding down your colorectal cancer risk. A healthy weight also decreases your diabetes risk, which is important since diabetes is linked to higher rates of colorectal cancer. 2. Exercise: You want to try and exercise for at least 20-minutes, three times…

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How to Naturally Boost Testosterone Levels for Better Heart Health

…at age 80 testosterone production can be half of what it was at age 30. But men of any age can develop low testosterone—especially those with diabetes or who are obese. The good news is that if your levels are low, you can naturally boost testosterone. But before I get to that, I want to explain…

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7 Reasons Why Exercise Is More Powerful than a Drug

…reduce breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women. 7. Lower your blood sugar by improving your use of insulin and preventing insulin resistance and diabetes. Now it’s your turn: What is your favorite type of exercise? You May Also Be Interested In: * Why Yoga is Powerful “Medicine” for Your Heart…

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Recognizing a Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia

…sudden cardiac death that is independent of all the other usual American Heart Association heart risk factors, such as age, chronic hypertension, diabetes, smoking and so on. Electropollution and Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia A lot of people have poor respiratory sinus arrhythmia. Medications, such as…

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Preventing Stroke With Vitamin C

…other antioxidants such as CoQ10, alpha lipoic acid, vitamin E and selenium, to create powerful synergistic protection. For the elderly, those with diabetes, smokers, women taking birth control pills, people susceptible to infections and those with compromised immune systems, I wouldn't hesitate to use…

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Menopause and High Blood Pressure

…blood pressure can climb. This is nothing to take lightly. High blood pressure levels are linked with serious degenerative health issues like Type 2 diabetes and renal failure, and can shorten a woman’s lifespan by 10 to 20 years. What’s even scarier is that high blood pressure levels often give you…

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Stroke 101: Risk Factors for Stroke

…their families. There Are Many Risk Factors for Stroke * Family history * Advancing age * Race (African Americans have higher rates of hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and tobacco use, all of which are independent risk factors for stroke) * High blood pressure * Atrial fibrillation * High inflammation marker…

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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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3 Times Conventional Treatments Trump Alternative Medicine

…opinion, physicians who treat patients with statin medications on the basis of high cholesterol levels alone (without a history of coronary events, diabetes, or high C-reactive protein numbers) are not practicing smart medicine. Although the use of statin medications in high-risk coronary patients—especially…

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High HDL Levels Reduce Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

…inflammatory activity as much as you can is a “no-brainer” for healthy brain aging, as well as protecting yourself from a host of issues from diabetes to arthritis and more. In addition to the earlier blog tips for reducing inflammation, remember that moderate aerobic exercise can also help increase…

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