Tag: "Fenugreek"

How Type 1 Diabetics Could Cut Down On Insulin Safely

| September 3, 2016 | Comments (2)

In type 1 diabetes, the insulin-producing cells (called beta-cells) in the pancreas don’t work. This auto-immune disease puts them under constant attack from the immune system, so their insulin output is small or non-existent. In my last blog post, I told you about new technology that holds out hope of a solution – although it […]

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Tianqi And Other Chinese Herbs Block Progression to Type 2 Diabetes

| February 20, 2014 | Comments (4)

A new study has revealed that a traditional Chinese herbal preparation called Tianqi can slow or prevent the progression from pre-diabetes to a diagnosis of full-blown type 2 diabetes. This is the first time that a traditional Chinese herbal medicine has been tested in a conventional clinical trial for its blood sugar lowering effects. Traditional […]

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Being ‘Fat But Fit’ Carries No Additional Heart Disease Risk

| October 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

You’ve heard the message a thousand times … ‘fat is fatal’. Being overweight or obese inevitably raises your risk of heart disease, diabetes and other serious health problems. Or does it? Just because something is repeated so often that we all take it for granted doesn’t necessarily mean that it is true! New research from […]

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Boosting Testosterone Could Benefit Men With Type 2 Diabetes

| April 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

Doctors have known for some time that men with type 2 diabetes tend to have lower than normal testosterone levels. Now, Australian researchers have started a two-year study to investigate whether giving men additional testosterone could help them to lose weight and avoid diabetes. Around 1500 Australian men who have been diagnosed as being pre-diabetic […]

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Try These “Top Ten” Herbs for Diabetes

| April 11, 2013 | Comments (5)

In my last post, I explained some of the many benefits of the herbal extract berberine. But berberine is far from being the only herb whose anti-diabetic properties have been validated in clinical trials and which has been found to perform as well as, or better than, standard diabetes drugs. Here are ten of the […]

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Pumpkins: A Great Food To Fight Diabetes

| October 31, 2012 | Comments (1)

At this time of the year, children are excitedly preparing for Halloween and part of the fun is to carve pumpkins into a scary lanterns. But don’t throw away all that orange pumpkin flesh, because it could help you to avoid or better manage diabetes. A portion of pumpkin has a low glycaemic load (GL), […]

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Herbal Remedies Can Help Control Diabetes Symptoms

| May 9, 2012 | Comments (4)

If you have diabetes or metabolic syndrome, your doctor may be quick to prescribe a drug such as metformin, to improve your blood sugar control. While metformin may not have the damaging side effects of some diabetes medications, it does have the big drawback of depleting the body of vitamin B12, which can cause your […]

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