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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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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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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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 Ideal 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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Is Your Heart Getting Too Little (Or Too Much) Vitamin D?

…with low levels of vitamin D is extremely long and growing. Having adequate levels of vitamin D can help to protect you from everything from type 2 diabetes, to dementia, and cancer. One of the biggest bodies of research in support of vitamin D is the Nurses' Health Study (NHS). This enormous investigative…

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A New Reason Toast to 2012 With a Glass of Red Wine

…cancer cells in laboratory experiments. * It protects against fragile, leaky blood vessels that are involved in age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy—major causes of vision loss. What’s the best way to get your daily dose of resveratrol? While an occasional glass of red wine is certainly…

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The Health Benefits of Resveratrol

…replication and enhancing cancer cell death in a variety of laboratory cell culture studies. * Muscle health, by reducing muscle wasting associated with diabetes and cancer. How much resveratrol should you take? As with every nutrient there is a “sweet spot” for dosing. If take 30 mg of resveratrol daily…

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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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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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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 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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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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