Category: Vitamins and Nutrients

Boost Your Intake Of Lutein To Aid All-Round Good Health

| January 7, 2017 | Comments (0)

In my last blog post, I reported on research findings that the natural compound lutein is not only important for good vision and eye health. It could also help to protect against metabolic syndrome, heart attack, stroke, various cancers and Alzheimer’s disease. All these health problems are also complications of diabetes, so it makes sense […]

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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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How To Control Your Blood Pressure Without Drugs

| April 2, 2016 | Comments (0)

I reported in my last blog post on the see-saw effect of blood pressure lowering drugs in people with type 2 diabetes. If the patient’s systolic blood pressure at the start of treatment is above 150 mm Hg, the cardiovascular benefit that comes from blood pressure reduction can outweigh the harm the drug does. But when […]

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Guard Against Metabolic Syndrome With Sea Buckthorn

| March 17, 2015 | Comments (1)

Ancient manuscripts suggest that the Mongol warriors who conquered most of Asia in the 13th Century fed the humble sea buckthorn berry to their horses to increase their strength and endurance and make their coats shine. Now more than 10 centuries later the health protective benefits of sea buckthorn are slowly but surely being rediscovered. […]

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Pancreatic cells could regenerate and produce insulin again in type 1 and type 2 diabetes

| September 11, 2014 | Comments (11)

In type 1 diabetes, the body’s own immune system attacks cells in the pancreas, known as beta-cells, which produce the hormone insulin. Insulin is needed for moving glucose out of the blood stream and into muscles and other tissues. The condition is usually diagnosed after around 70 per cent of the beta-cells cease to function […]

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Vitamin D Benefits Diabetes Sufferers

| April 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

Previously, I reported on research findings that showed a deficiency in vitamin D was linked with an increased risk of type 1 diabetes. Since then, four important new studies have shed further light on the relationship between vitamin D and diabetes. What they show is that: • Healthy levels of vitamin D cut the risk […]

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Are Diabetic Complications Due To Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) Deficiency?

| June 27, 2012 | Comments (1)

One of the worst things about having diabetes is the worry of the complications that it brings, including nerve damage, kidney and eye problems, and heart failure. We are told that these are the inevitable result of not keeping blood sugar levels within strict limits. But is this really true? Pharmacist Dr Stuart Lindsey is […]

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Why Antioxidants Are So Vital For Diabetes Sufferers

| April 17, 2012 | Comments (0)

One of the biggest advances in medical science in recent years has been the growing appreciation that ageing, chronic inflammation, obesity and diseases such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes all share a common cause. This is the phenomenon known as oxidative stress. Normal biological functions naturally produce highly reactive molecules called free radicals, also […]

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How Calcium, Magnesium and Chromium Can Benefit Diabetics

| March 28, 2012 | Comments (3)

If you have been following my Real Diabetes Truth blog posts, you will already know that eating sensibly, in a way that helps to keep your blood sugar levels stable, is a basic lifestyle strategy for managing diabetes, be it type 1 or type 2. The key factor, as I’ve explained, is controlling your intake […]

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How Vitamin D Can Benefit Diabetes Sufferers

| January 26, 2012 | Comments (1)

Getting enough vitamin D has long been known to be important for growing strong bones; the classic deficiency disease is rickets in children and is called osteomalacia when it occurs in adults. In recent years, vitamin D has been the subject of a massive amount of research, which has shown that it is also essential […]

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