Study: Fasting lowers the likelihood of insulin resistance caused by obesity

Study: Fasting lowers the likelihood of insulin resistance caused by obesity by: Edsel Cook for Natural People struggling with obesity and its complications could benefit from fasting. A study presented at the recently concluded Digestive Disease Week, an exhibit sponsored by the American Gastroenterological Association and other groups, revealed that a month of fasting can increase levels of proteins that protect against the adverse effects of diets high in added sugar and unhealthy fats. It can even prevent insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome – precursors of chronic diseases like diabetes and cardiovascular disease. In the study, the…

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Optimizing Your Chromium Levels May Help Regulate Blood Sugar

Optimizing Your Chromium Levels May Help Regulate Blood Sugar from Mercola The body requires a wide variety of minerals to function properly, either by triggering certain processes to start or by supporting organ systems. One of these minerals is chromium, an essential trace element needed by the body in relatively minute amounts. It is especially useful in balancing out blood sugar by regulating insulin production. Chromium may also positively affect heart health and depression, although more studies are needed to affirm these benefits.1,2 There’s no question that chromium is important…

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Hyacinths found to contain compounds that can cure blindness caused by diabetes

Hyacinths found to contain compounds that can cure blindness caused by diabetes By Melissa Smith for Prevention Losing your eyesight due to an illness such as diabetes can be devastating, but this could soon be a thing of the past – thanks to a common garden flower. Researchers have discovered a potential solution for preventing blindness using natural compounds found in the Hyacinthaceae plant family. A study published in the Journal of Natural Products suggested that hyacinths could be the key in treating and preventing blindness caused by diabetes, as well as other eye diseases, such as macular degeneration…

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Pumpkin seeds found to lower blood sugar levels

Pumpkin seeds found to lower blood sugar levels by: Ralph Flores for Natural News The phrase “big things come in small packages” could very well be talking about pumpkin seeds. The flat, oval-shaped seeds are equal parts healthy and delicious, making them a great addition to soups, salads, and desserts. Researchers from the University of Nottingham in the U.K. revealed that these seeds can even help manage blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. The study, which they released in Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, identified compounds in pumpkin seeds that have…

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Sweet little lies: How food companies hide the sugar of their food products from you

Sweet little lies: How food companies hide the sugar of their food products from you by: Melissa Smith for Natural News Consuming a lot of sugary food and drinks has been linked to dreadful diseases, such as obesity, Type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. Unfortunately, despite these negative effects of sugar on health, a lot of people still consume sinful amounts of it. The average American may be eating around 15 teaspoons or 60 g of added sugar per day. But this isn’t because people are knowingly putting lots of sugar…

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Intermittent fasting may prevent diabetes

Intermittent fasting may prevent diabetes by Dr. Joseph Mercola for Mercola Diabetes is a disease of insulin resistance resulting in high blood sugar.1 Your pancreas secretes the hormone insulin, which is used to move blood sugar across cell walls for energy.2 The number of those experiencing diabetes has risen sharply since 1958, when the CDC3 estimated 0.93% of the population had been diagnosed with it. By 2015 the number had risen to 7.4%. As the population numbers had also increased, the absolute numbers diagnosed were 1.6 million in 1958, rising to 23.4 million in…

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Stay Hydrated to Keep Your Glucose Level in Check

Stay Hydrated to Keep Your Glucose Level in Check by Dr. Joseph Mercola for Mercola For the first time in more than 20 years, data from the National Center for Health Statistics1 showed a drop in life expectancy in 2015. Life expectancy dropped again in 2017.2 Although the 10 leading causes of death remained the same in 2017 as 2016, they accounted for only 74% of all deaths.3 One of the primary perpetrators of this decline is believed to be drug overdoses, but another major factor pinpointed by a supporting study4 is Type 2…

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Fasting Prevents and Halts Diabetes

Fasting Prevents and Halts Diabetes by Dr. Joseph Mercola for Mercola Fasting has been practiced for centuries. In fact, science shows that, like animals, we have a fasting instinct that extends through the ages: Hippocrates prescribed and championed fasting while using apple cider vinegar.1 Religions around the world developed fasting independently as a practice and the Greeks not only prescribed it for illness, but required it in preparation for many rituals to contact supernatural forces. Fasting has also been used as a means of political protest. Gandhi fasted on at least…

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Consumption of dairy foods, red meat and processed meat has varied health implications at key life stages

Consumption of dairy foods, red meat and processed meat has varied health implications at key life stages by: Evangelyn Rodriguez for Natural News In this review, a researcher from the University of Reading in the U.K. examines the role of dairy foods and red meat at key life stages in terms of their ability to reduce or increase chronic disease risk. This article, which includes a discussion about recent meta-analyses and updated reports on the associations between dairy foods, red meat and processed meat, and various cancers, was published in the journal animal. In the…

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