Shake it off: Study finds that whole-body vibrations can reduce inflammation in patients with Type 2 diabetes

Shake it off: Study finds that whole-body vibrations can reduce inflammation in patients with Type 2 diabetes By Divina Ramirez for Prevention Diabetes is a metabolic disease that is prevalent worldwide. According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), 34.2 million Americans had diabetes in 2018. An overwhelming chunk of this population is diagnosed with Type 2, the most common form of diabetes. In the face of this chronic disease, researchers from Augusta University in Georgia and Ohio State University found that whole-body vibration has potential benefits on the bacterial communities in the gut, resulting in reduced inflammation. The vibrations also led to enhanced…

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The Real Pandemic Is Insulin Resistance

The Real Pandemic Is Insulin Resistance by Dr. Joseph Mercola for Mercola According to a January 2019 update by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 122 million American adults have diabetes or prediabetes1 — conditions which have been shown to increase your chances of contracting and even dying from COVID-19.2,3,4,5,6,7 As noted in an April 16, 2020, report by The New York Times:8 “Obesity may be one of the most important predictors of severe coronavirus illness, new studies say. It’s an alarming finding for the United States, which has…

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Diabetes Can Increase Complications of COVID-19

Diabetes Can Increase Complications of COVID-19 by Dr. Joseph Mercola for Mercola For a limited time only, PBS is streaming a free documentary on America’s diabetes epidemic (it may not be available in all areas; check your local PBS to see if it’s in your area). Coincidentally, diabetes is a comorbidity that can increase your chances of contracting and even dying from COVID-19,1 making this documentary particularly timely. One of the best strategies to beat COVID-19 is to get any underlying chronic conditions under control. Type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure…

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Prevent diabetes and heart disease by cutting at least 300 calories every day, regardless of your BMI

Prevent diabetes and heart disease by cutting at least 300 calories every day, regardless of your BMI By Michael Alexander for Prevention Cutting the caloric equivalent of a pizza might help improve one’s biomarkers for metabolic syndrome such as high blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist, and abnormal cholesterol and triglyceride levels. This is according to recent findings by researchers from Duke University in North Carolina. The results of the study were published in the journal The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology. The researchers found that cutting around 300 calories a day…

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Want to Defeat Coronavirus? Address Diabetes and Hypertension

Want to Defeat Coronavirus? Address Diabetes and Hypertension by Dr. Joseph Mercola for Mercola While the World Health Organization has put the death rate from novel coronavirus, COVID-19, at 3.4%,1 a study in Nature Medicine put it much lower, at 1.4%.2 The fact is, with many cases going unreported and untested, mild and asymptomatic cases may not be included in official COVID-19 death rate figures, which could skew the death rate significantly, making it appear higher than it actually is. In Italy, however — the “new” epicenter for COVID-19 — the number of…

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Fasting helps reduce fat in an unexpected area: Researchers suggest fasting can also help reduce diabetes risk

Fasting helps reduce fat in an unexpected area: Researchers suggest fasting can also help reduce diabetes risk by: Evangelyn Rodriguez for Natural News Abstaining from foods and drinks for a set period of time may be good for your health, especially if you’re at risk of diabetes, according to a recent study. German researchers looked at the metabolic benefits of intermittent fasting and found that it can prevent fat accumulation in the pancreas — an event linked not only to obesity, but also to the onset of Type 2 diabetes. What is intermittent fasting? The practice…

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Tart cherry supplements and juice can help lower heart disease and Type 2 diabetes risk, advise researchers

Tart cherry supplements and juice can help lower heart disease and Type 2 diabetes risk, advise researchers By Divina Ramirez for Prevention According to a recent study, tart cherry juice and supplements can help people with metabolic syndrome. A team of researchers from the University of Hertfordshire in the U.K. conducted a trial involving people with metabolic syndrome and found that consuming Montmorency tart cherries can reduce systolic blood pressure and insulin levels. What is metabolic syndrome? Metabolic syndrome is a group of risk factors that can increase a person’s likelihood of developing cardiovascular complications. Healthcare professionals agree that the following…

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Consuming fatty fish free from environmental pollutants can help lower risk of Type 2 diabetes

Consuming fatty fish free from environmental pollutants can help lower risk of Type 2 diabetes by: Michael Alexander for Natural News There’s a good reason why oily and fatty fish are considered some of the best foods to add to your diet: they’re not only packed with essential nutrients, they’re also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are considered to be the healthy kind of fats, unlike the artery-clogging saturated fats in most meats and meat products. Medical research has shown that regular intake of fatty fish such as…

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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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