Tag: "Diet and Exercise"

Real Butter Is Back On The Menu

| August 2, 2016 | Comments (0)

For decades, we were told that butter was bad for us. Like other saturated fats, it was going to clog up our arteries and give us heart attacks. Our television screens carried endless adverts for look-alike spreads that claimed to be healthy alternatives to butter. Most of us were brainwashed by hearing this dogma repeated […]

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Eating Protein And Veg Before Carbohydrates Can Help Control Blood Sugar Levels

| July 14, 2015 | Comments (0)

For anybody who has type 1 or type 2 diabetes, or who wants to avoid developing type 2 diabetes, keeping to a low-carbohydrate, low glycaemic load (low GL) diet needs to be the front line treatment approach as part of helping to control your blood sugar levels. This has been the advice from nutritionist Martin […]

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A Diet High In Fibre Can Help Cut Your Diabetes Risk

| June 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

Back in 2012, nutritionist Martin Hum told our readers of the Real Diabetes Truth how a higher intake of dietary fibre can help control type 2 diabetes. In a previous study, researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina conducted a meta-analysis of the results of 15 separate clinical trials in which additional dietary fibre […]

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Top Medics Confirm Fructose Is Major Cause Of Type 2 Diabetes

| March 12, 2015 | Comments (0)

I have been saying it in The Real Diabetes Truth for years – sugar (and fructose in particular) is a major cause of type 2 diabetes. Mainstream medicine and the diabetes organisations who toe the conventional line don’t agree. Both Diabetes UK and the American Diabetes Association talk about the ‘myth’ that sugar causes diabetes, […]

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Eating Yoghurt Could Cut The Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes

| March 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

In an earlier blog post, I discussed research findings on dairy products and diabetes risk. While these showed some conflicting results regarding cheese consumption, fermented dairy products, such as yoghurt, did seem to stand out as having a positive effect on reducing the chances of developing type 2 diabetes. Recently, a study carried out at […]

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Exercise Cuts Your Risk of Cardiovascular Complications

| December 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

At this time of year, many of us are thinking about New Year Resolutions. Top of the list for a lot of people will be the decision that 2014 is going to be the year when they take more exercise. Physical activity is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle for all of us, but […]

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Diabetes: Your Christmas And New Year Survival Guide

| December 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

The festive season can be one of the more challenging times of year for people with diabetes or metabolic syndrome. Let’s face it, the entire period revolves around food and drink – and much of it is the sort you need to avoid. While people who are on weight loss diets can get away with […]

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Fruit And Vegetables Keep Type 2 Diabetes At Bay

| December 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

Fresh fruit and vegetables are the mainstay of any healthy eating plan. They are packed with the vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and fibre that our bodies need for optimum health. In addition, fruits and vegetables can help to protect against diabetes in two specific ways, as revealed by new research. One property that fruits and vegetables […]

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Could Type 1 Diabetics Live Without Insulin?

| October 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

For people with insulin-dependent (usually type 1) diabetes, who are unable to manufacture insulin normally, daily injections of pharmaceutical forms of insulin are literally a life-saver. They prevent blood sugar levels from rising dangerously high, a condition called hyperglycaemia, which damages blood vessels, nerves and body organs. But insulin therapy has its side effects. High […]

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids Improve Insulin Sensitivity

| September 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

There now seems to be little doubt that eating fish is good for us and particularly good for those of us who have diabetes. As I pointed out in The Real Diabetes Truth on 6 March 2012 and 3 April 2012, population studies have previously linked high fish consumption, and the omega-3 fatty acids found […]

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Take Care Of Your Bones If You Have Diabetes

| August 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

We tend to take our bones for granted. Often it is only when things go wrong that we realise just how much we rely on strong, healthy bones. Fractures are not only very painful but can cause temporary disability and great inconvenience. And, although the majority heal without problems, dangerous complications can develop in some […]

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Artificial Sweeteners Affect Blood Sugar Levels

| July 25, 2013 | Comments (2)

Millions of people pop artificial sweeteners into their tea or coffee every day, believing that by substituting them for sugar they are taking a positive step towards weight control and good health. But evidence is gradually mounting that artificial sweeteners may not be such a healthy option. In The Real Diabetes Truth on 12 September […]

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Mercury – A Hidden Cause of Diabetes?

| July 4, 2013 | Comments (2)

I have always said that fish is an important part of a healthy diet, being a rich source of protein, vitamins, minerals and omega-3 fatty acids (see The Real Diabetes Truth of 6 March 2012). But concerns have been voiced for years over unhealthy levels of mercury contamination in fish. Now, a new study has […]

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Why Your Liver Could Be Dictating Your Blood Sugar Levels

| June 20, 2013 | Comments (2)

High blood sugar levels are characteristic of diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Together with high levels of the hormone insulin, they are responsible for most of the damage that these conditions do to the body. Being careful about what you eat and drink and taking regular exercise can go a long way to keeping your blood […]

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