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PCB Pollutants Could Cause Gestational Diabetes

| February 25, 2017 | Comments (0)

Certain pesticides can block melatonin receptors and play havoc with our body clocks and blood sugar levels, as I explained in my last blog post. And this is just one way in which artificial chemicals in the environment have been linked to diabetes and metabolic syndrome. I wrote here how hormone-disrupting pollutants can lead to […]

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Diabetes Drug Doesn’t Improve Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

| June 7, 2016 | Comments (0)

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), as its name suggests, involves a build-up of fat in the liver that isn’t due to over-indulgence in alcohol. At present, conventional medicine has no drugs that can successfully treat it. But since NAFLD affects around half of people with type 2 diabetes and one in three of the general […]

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More Health Benefits Of High-Flavanol Chocolate

| June 4, 2016 | Comments (0)

In my last blog post, I told you about studies linking chocolate consumption with less insulin resistance and a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes. In fact, there has been a huge amount of research in the last few years into the health benefits of this delicious treat, many of which are due to […]

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‘Real’ Chocolate Can Help Reduce Type 2 Diabetes Risk

| May 31, 2016 | Comments (0)

The results of a recent study published in the British Journal of Nutrition sound like great news for chocoholics – eating a bar of chocolate a day is linked to lower risks of type 2 diabetes and liver disease. But before you rush off to stock up on the stuff, we need to take a […]

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Effective Alternatives To Antidepressants

| May 28, 2016 | Comments (1)

People with diabetes are more likely to suffer from depression, so are more likely to be prescribed antidepressants. This treatment is based on the theory that depression results from an imbalance of brain chemistry, specifically a low level of the neurotransmitter serotonin, which antidepressants can correct. But, according to Dr Irving Kirsch, a Harvard Medical […]

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Depression Compounds Type 2 Diabetes Risk

| May 24, 2016 | Comments (0)

Having any chronic, long-term illness is likely to get you down, and diabetes is no exception. It seems that there is a two-way relationship between depression and type 2 diabetes – people with diabetes are more likely to become depressed, while depressed people are more likely to develop diabetes. But now, researchers in Canada have […]

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Curcumin: Natural “Wonder Drug” For Diabetes Complications

| May 21, 2016 | Comments (0)

In my last blog post, I told you how curcumin, a compound extracted from the spice turmeric, could help to reverse insulin resistance in people with metabolic syndrome or type 2 diabetes. But turmeric’s benefits don’t end there. It could help people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes by preventing or reducing many of […]

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Curcumin Could Overcome Insulin Resistance Naturally

| May 17, 2016 | Comments (0)

Insulin resistance is a condition where the body cells fail to respond normally to the hormone insulin and so are unable (or less able) to take up glucose from the blood stream. It results in poor blood sugar control and is a factor in metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. Insulin resistance is usually treated […]

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Berberine Could Help In The Fight Against Diabetes

| May 14, 2016 | Comments (0)

In my last blog post, I told you about yet another risk that taking DPP-4 inhibitor diabetes drugs (gliptins) may raise – fuelling the spread of cancerous tumours. This dangerous class of drugs, which includes Januvia, Onglyza and Galvus, makes huge profits for Big Pharma, which continues to sweep their dangers under the carpet. But […]

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Could Anti-Diabetic Drugs Fuel The Spread Of Cancer?

| May 10, 2016 | Comments (0)

People with diabetes are at increased risk of developing cancer, as I mentioned previously here. The risks of pancreatic, colorectal, liver, bladder, breast and endometrial cancers all go up. So it is disturbing, to say the least, that a recent study showed a class of diabetes drugs called DPP-4 inhibitors could fuel the spread of […]

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Saturated Fat: The Studies That Revealed What They Didn’t Want Us To Know

| May 7, 2016 | Comments (0)

In my last blog post, I told you about the Minnesota Coronary Experiment, the truth about which has only just been revealed. This trial reported that cutting saturated fat from people’s diets and switching to corn oil instead resulted in lower cholesterol levels but made no significant difference in terms of heart attacks, deaths due […]

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How They Hid The Truth About Saturated Fat And Heart Disease

| May 3, 2016 | Comments (0)

Natural medicine and alternative therapies are often unjustly criticised for not having enough science behind them. Science, of course, is meant to be a search for the truth. But sometimes scientists go to great lengths to obscure the truth, in order to protect commercial interests and professional reputations. One such example is the myth about […]

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Five Steps To Diabetes Empowerment

| April 30, 2016 | Comments (0)

In my last blog post, I wrote about the benefits of patient empowerment for people with diabetes. If you have diabetes, your own day-to-day decisions – on food and drink, exercise, medications, supplements etc. – already make up around 98 per cent of the way your condition is managed. Your healthcare team provide expertise, education, […]

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Blood sugar benefits of patient empowerment

| April 26, 2016 | Comments (0)

Taking responsibility for one’s own health is a far better option than having blind faith in the medical establishment. And recently, a study was able to measure the benefits of replacing the standard clinical approach to type 2 diabetes with one that involved patient empowerment. The results showed significant improvements in blood sugar control for […]

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