Tag: "insulin resistance"

Why It Pays To Up Your Intake Of Zinc

| December 10, 2016 | Comments (0)

In my last blog post, I told you how zinc is important for preventing insulin resistance, ensuring insulin production and storage, and reducing cardiovascular risks in people with type 2 diabetes. But zinc’s health benefits don’t stop there. Here are six more reasons why you need to get an adequate daily intake of this essential […]

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Bitter Melon Compound Could Help Reverse Insulin Resistance

| October 29, 2016 | Comments (2)

In earlier posts here and here, I have written about the incredible benefits that certain herbs can have on controlling blood-sugar levels. One of the best natural remedies for diabetes is the bitter melon (Momordica charantia), which has been shown in clinical trials to be an effective antidiabetic agent and – unlike standard drugs – […]

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Time To Start Taking A Vitamin D Supplement

| October 18, 2016 | Comments (0)

Now that those of us living in the Northern Hemisphere have waved goodbye to the summer sunshine for another year, it is a good time to think about our vitamin D intake. This “sunshine vitamin” is made in our skin in the presence of strong sunlight, which means that for the six months from October […]

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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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Curcumin Could Overcome Insulin Resistance Naturally

| May 17, 2016 | Comments (0)

Insulin resistance is a condition where the body cells fail to respond normally to the hormone insulin and so are unable (or less able) to take up glucose from the blood stream. It results in poor blood sugar control and is a factor in metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. Insulin resistance is usually treated […]

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Sugar Really Does Feed Cancer

| December 12, 2015 | Comments (0)

There has long been a popular belief that sugar feeds the growth and spread of cancers – but it is an idea that has been repeatedly pooh-poohed by the establishment. For instance, Cancer Research UK says on its website: “You may have seen reports in the media that sugar feeds cancer. All cells in our […]

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Cinnamon: The Christmas Spice That Helps Control Blood Sugar Levels

| November 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

Diabetes causes blood sugar levels to become damagingly high because the hormone insulin is not regulating it properly. Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in childhood when the pancreas (a gland situated behind your stomach) is found to produce little or no insulin, and as a result type 1 diabetics require daily injections of insulin. […]

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New Findings On Diabetes And Dementia

| August 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

The link between diabetes and dementia is well established. One of the major long-term complications of type 2 diabetes is an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, the commonest form of dementia, as I explained in an earlier post here. In fact, some researchers feel that Alzheimer’s disease could be accurately called type 3 diabetes, since […]

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A Widely Used Class Of Drugs Raises Dementia Risk

| February 26, 2015 | Comments (0)

If you have diabetes and you’re feeling a bit low, you’re in good company. Around one in every four people with diabetes suffers at least one episode of depression, with women being more susceptible than men. In fact, diabetes is known to be closely linked with both depression and dementia. According to the latest research, […]

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Discover How Magnesium Affects Type 2 Diabetes Risk

| February 5, 2015 | Comments (1)

Magnesium is a particularly important mineral for people with diabetes. It is known to play a role in insulin secretion and insulin sensitivity, and as I mentioned here, a review of scientific studies has shown that higher magnesium intakes are associated with a reduced incidence of type 2 diabetes, particularly in people who are overweight. […]

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This Deadly Drug Should Never Be Approved As A Diabetes Treatment

| November 6, 2014 | Comments (2)

As if there weren’t enough dangerous diabetes drugs on the market, researchers recently got excited about the potential for an existing drug, called niclosamide, to reverse insulin resistance by encouraging the liver cells to burn fat. Having an accumulation of fat in the liver (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease) raises the risks of both insulin resistance […]

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Resveratrol: A Potential Alternative to Diabetes Drugs

| May 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

Resveratrol, a compound found in red grape skins, is well known as a powerful antioxidant and a real anti-ageing superstar. It can boost your brain power, protect your eyes and your heart, and it could help to prevent cancer, too. Now, the evidence is building that resveratrol could have particular benefits for people with type […]

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Why Has Insulin Use By Type 2 Diabetics Skyrocketed?

| March 13, 2014 | Comments (1)

Which group of patients tops the list for prescriptions of injectable insulin? Easy, you might think. It has to be people with type 1 diabetes (also called insulin-dependent diabetes). But you’d be wrong. For the first time, the number of insulin prescriptions written for type 2 diabetes has outstripped those for type 1 diabetes. Researchers […]

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Most Type 1 Diabetics Can Still Make Their Own Insulin

| November 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

In type 1 diabetes, the body’s immune system attacks the insulin-producing cells (beta cells) in the pancreas. Because people with type 1 diabetes can’t produce enough insulin, they need to inject a pharmaceutical form of the hormone in order to control their blood sugar levels. Most people think that once they have type 1 diabetes, […]

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