Tag: "diet"

Any Healthy Diet Helps Prevent Diabetes

| April 26, 2017 | Comments (0)

Not long ago, official advice was telling us diet, including sugar consumption, was not a risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Of course, now we know better – but with more knowledge has come diet after diet… all claiming to reduce diabetes risk. So, to stay healthy, should you go for the low-carb, low glycaemic […]

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Does A Low-Gluten Diet Mean Higher Diabetes Risk?

| March 31, 2017 | Comments (0)

Gluten-free diets have become very popular and, as I explained in an earlier post here, there are good reasons why avoiding wheat and other gluten grains could be beneficial for blood sugar control. So, I was surprised to see a recent headline “Low gluten diets linked to higher risk of type 2 diabetes”. This referred […]

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More Good Reasons For Avoiding Aspartame

| December 31, 2016 | Comments (0)

The artificial sweetener aspartame can be found in the sugar substitutes Nutra-Sweet, Canderel and Hermesetas, as well as more than 6,000 food products, including diet drinks, low-calorie yoghurts, sugar-free chewing gum and even potato crisps and cooking sauces. It is also used in some medications and nutritional supplements. But, as I explained in my last […]

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US Doctors Could Be Seeing The Light On Statins

| November 19, 2016 | Comments (0)

Dear Reader, I was amused by Dr Malcom Kendrick’s 2014 blog post here, following a study showing fat consumption is not linked with heart disease. He likens the “cholesterol hypothesis” – i.e. dietary fat causes high blood cholesterol, which raises cardiovascular risks – to a dinosaur that has been shot in the head, but still […]

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Guess What? Study Shows Diet Is Better Than Statins

| November 15, 2016 | Comments (0)

I have warned of the risks associated with cholesterol-lowering statins many times on The Real Diabetes Truth over the last five years. These widely-prescribed pills lower cholesterol levels and – if you believe Big Pharma’s hype – are supposed to slash your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Yet, as I mentioned here, […]

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Wheat Could Be Your Worst Enemy

| August 6, 2016 | Comments (0)

These days, most people in western cultures eat a wheat-based diet. Often, every meal and snack contains wheat in some form or another. In addition to bread, breakfast cereals, pasta and all those other wheat products, thousands of processed foods contain added gluten, a protein complex isolated from wheat. It’s bad news for people with […]

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Junk Food Sports Sponsorship Damages Children’s Health

| July 30, 2016 | Comments (0)

With Euro 2016, the Rio Olympics and a full calendar of international tennis, cricket and cycling, this is another great summer of sport. Big events like these encourage children to take part in sporting activities and get fit. But they are also massive marketing opportunities for junk food and beverage companies. It has been questioned […]

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Sports Drinks Sector Fights Sugar Tax

| July 26, 2016 | Comments (0)

I wrote here in February this year about the UK government’s plans to introduce a sugar tax, as part of its attempt to tackle the obesity crisis. And sure enough, the tax – which is due to be levied in 2018 – was announced in the March budget speech. But, although this move has been […]

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Foods That Fight Chronic Inflammation

| July 5, 2016 | Comments (0)

As I wrote in an earlier post here, type 2 diabetes is a condition that involves chronic inflammation in the body. Not the sort of inflammation you’re aware of, which causes pain, redness and swelling, but a silent, hidden kind of inflammation that can be far more damaging. Chronic inflammation drives insulin resistance, which makes […]

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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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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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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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