Diabetes

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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News Alert: High-Dose Statins Can Increase Your Diabetes Risk

…that fire—that high-dose statins (80 mg) can increase a patient’s risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. The Statin and Diabetes Risk The JAMA study looked at 32,752 patients and compared the diabetes risk for those taking a daily high-dose statin of 80 mg, to those taking lower doses. During the five…

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Why CoQ10 Can Literally Save Your Life

…make a real difference in your energy level and brain function, and has been useful as an adjunct therapy to treat everything from fibromyalgia to diabetes. After Years of Witnessing the Miracles of CoQ10, I Met the Scientists Who Discovered It After years of using CoQ10 with my patients, you can imagine…

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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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The Best Homocysteine Level for Cardiac Health

…consider switching to a methyl folate supplement, such as metafolin, the most highly bioavailable form of folic acid (not to be confused with the diabetes medication Metformin). I normally recommend 800 mcg daily. If metafolin doesn’t normalize your homocysteine level, you can add oral B12 in the form…

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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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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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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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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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On the Road With Dr. Sinatra

…every month keeps us abreast of the latest in cardiology. When Dr. Sinatra hears of a cutting edge way to prevent heart attack, cardiac arrhythmia, diabetes, auto-immune disorders, or what have you, he tracks down the story. He sleuths it out and gets the details so he can bring it straight to his monthly…

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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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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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Little-Known Health Benefits of Vitamin D

…benefits of vitamin D make it one of the most important nutrients you need. Adequate vitamin D levels protect you against heart disease, type 2 diabetes, dementia, cancer, and more. Yet, many doctors are still giving their patients misinformation when it comes to this critical nutrient. What You Need…

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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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Statins and Diabetes Linked in Study

…statinss and diabetes. The findings were the result of a multi-year study which followed nearly 154,000 women in the Women’s Health initiative. What they found is that post-menopausal women taking certain types of statins had a 48 percent greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The researchers…

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