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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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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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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Dark Chocolate Can Be Part of a Heart-Healthy Diet

…associated with a lower risk of developing cardiometabolic disorders—which is a combination of risk factors that can lead to both heart disease and diabetes. So, once again there's proof that the benefits of dark chocolate can be a vital part of a heart-healthy diet. The studies they reviewed were not…

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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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New Statin Medication Guidelines May Double Use

…doesn’t hold water. For women, the data fails to demonstrate that the benefits of statin medications outweigh the risks—including breast cancer and diabetes. So, in my opinion, the only women who should be on statin medications are those with advanced coronary artery disease who continue to deteriorate…

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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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Why the Benefits of 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 Benefits 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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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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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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