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How Fructose Can Cause Type 2 Diabetes

| October 25, 2016 | Comments (0)

I have made my thoughts clear several times on The Real Diabetes Truth about the role of sugar, and in particular fructose, in driving the massive global epidemic of type 2 diabetes. A year ago, I wrote here about a study that showed sugar triggers metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance – not because it causes […]

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Chemical Pollutants Can Reduce Levels Of Vitamin D

| October 22, 2016 | Comments (0)

As I mentioned in my last blog post, we all need extra vitamin D, particularly through the winter period. But it isn’t only the lack of sunshine that can deplete your body’s stores of vitamin D, it’s also the chemical pollution we are all exposed to. Scientists have recently shown that higher levels of endocrine-disrupting […]

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Time To Start Taking A Vitamin D Supplement

| October 18, 2016 | Comments (0)

Now that those of us living in the Northern Hemisphere have waved goodbye to the summer sunshine for another year, it is a good time to think about our vitamin D intake. This “sunshine vitamin” is made in our skin in the presence of strong sunlight, which means that for the six months from October […]

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Could Prickly Pear Help Combat Diabetes?

| October 15, 2016 | Comments (0)

I mentioned in my last blog post how an extract of Chilean maqui berries could help control blood sugar spikes after a meal. Another fruit with antidiabetic properties comes from the prickly pear cactus, or Opuntia. This desert plant has been cultivated for centuries in arid areas of the world, both as a food crop […]

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Chilean Maqui Berries To Help Lower Blood Sugar?

| October 11, 2016 | Comments (0)

People with diabetes are sometimes wary of eating fruit because they think it is too sweet and high in sugar. But, although all fruits do contain natural sugars, they also contain essential vitamins, minerals (especially magnesium) and a good mix of soluble and insoluble kinds of fibre. Eating fruit can help to lower the risks […]

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Simple Steps To Help Prevent Foot Ulcers

| October 8, 2016 | Comments (0)

My last blog post was about a breakthrough technology using silver nanoparticles, which helps heal diabetic foot ulcers and to potentially avoid amputations. It is a sad fact that many diabetic ulcers are allowed to get to an advanced stage before being treated, with the result that every single day almost 3000 people around the […]

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Silver Nanoparticles Could Help Foot Ulcers Heal

| October 4, 2016 | Comments (0)

Diabetic foot ulcers are one of the nastiest complications of diabetes and cause more hospitalisations than any other. They can take a long time to heal with conventional treatment and in some cases they could lead to the foot having to be amputated. But now researchers have discovered that a solution containing microscopic particles of […]

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