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Saturated fat: Current “Healthy Eating” Guidelines Are Anything But

| July 2, 2016 | Comments (0)

In my last blog post, I told you about a new report that has divided the scientific community. It condemns the “disastrous” official advice to cut out saturated fat and load up on carbs – instead it advocates just the opposite. Many of this report’s recommendations will sound familiar to Real Diabetes Truth readers, since […]

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“Eat Fat, Cut Carbs” Report Shows Tide Is Turning

| June 28, 2016 | Comments (0)

On 22 May 2016, the UK’s National Obesity Forum and Public Health Collaboration – both non-profit organisations focused on finding a solution to the epidemics of obesity and type 2 diabetes – issued a report that caused uproar in the medical community.1 They dared to suggest, as The Real Diabetes Truth has always maintained, that […]

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Herbs That Help Protect Kidney Function In Diabetes

| June 25, 2016 | Comments (0)

Long-standing diabetes is a major cause of kidney disease, called diabetic nephropathy, as explained in my last blog post. This condition is often symptomless in the early stages, so it’s important to get your kidney function tested regularly, in order to pick up any changes. If your kidneys show signs of stress or damage, your […]

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Junk Food Damages Kidneys Just Like Diabetes

| June 21, 2016 | Comments (0)

One of the commonest complications of having diabetes is damage to the kidneys, known as diabetic nephropathy. The longer you have diabetes, the greater the risk of this condition – 50 per cent of people who have had type 2 diabetes for more than 20 years suffer from it. But it seems that even if […]

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Safe Sun Exposure Boosts Your Vitamin D

| June 18, 2016 | Comments (0)

As I mentioned in my last blog post, a good level of vitamin D can extend your life expectancy and help protect you from type 2 diabetes. If you already have type 2 diabetes, vitamin D can lower your blood sugar and insulin levels and reduce insulin resistance. And if you have type 1, it […]

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Vitamin D Could Extend Your Lifespan And Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

| June 14, 2016 | Comments (0)

Now that summer is here again (in theory, at least!), it’s time for more good news about the “sunshine vitamin”, vitamin D, which we make when our skin is exposed to ultraviolet rays. As regular readers of The Real Diabetes Truth will know, vitamin D is one of the most important natural substances for people […]

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Natural Ways To Help Fight Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

| June 11, 2016 | Comments (1)

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an accumulation of fat in the liver, in people who don’t drink excessive amounts of alcohol. It can progress to a more serious form called non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, which in turn can develop into cirrhosis, liver cancer and liver failure. As I mentioned in my last blog post, there are […]

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