Viva!Health has a campaign specifically on diabetes and diet - The Big-D. Read about the campaign and download materials here. Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease caused by too much sugar (glucose) in the blood. Blood sugar levels rise when there is not enough insulin in the blood, or the insulin that is in the blood does not work properly. Insulin is an important hormone secreted by the beta cells of the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas. It regulates blood sugar levels by, for example, promoting the uptake of glucose into the cells. When things go wrong, high levels of glucose in the blood can cause damage to the nerves and blood vessels. Without treatment diabetes can lead to long-term health problems including kidney failure, gangrene, sensory loss, ulceration, blindness, cardiovascular disease and stroke. There are two main types of diabetes; type 1 and type 2. A third type of diabetes, gestational diabetes, develops in some women during pregnancy but usually disappears after giving birth. Type 1 (insulin-dependent diabetes) occurs when the body produces little or no insulin. People who have type 1 diabetes must check the levels of glucose in their blood regularly and will need treatment for the rest of their lives. Type 1 diabetes is sometimes called juvenile-onset diabetes because it tends to develop before the age of 40, often in the teenage years. The peak age for diagnosis in the UK is between 10 and 14 years but is becoming younger with a steep rise in the under-fives. Over the past 60 years, the worldwide incidence of type 1 diabetes has been increasing by 3-5 per cent per year, doubling approximately every 20 years with a rapid increase in the number of very young children affected. Symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, extreme thirst and hunge Continue reading >>
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Cow's Milk And Goat's Milk.
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics, Jeanne de Flandre Children's Hospital, Lille University Faculty of Medicine, INSERM U995, Lille, France. World Rev Nutr Diet. 2013;108:56-62. doi: 10.1159/000351485. Epub 2013 Sep 6. Cow's milk is increasingly suggested to play a role in the development of chronic degenerative, non-communicable disorders whereas goat's milk is advocated as having several health benefits. Cow's milk is a rich and cheap source of protein and calcium, and a valuable food for bone health. Despite their high content in saturated fats, consumption of full-fat dairy products does not seem to cause significant changes in cardiovascular disease risk variables. Early introduction of cow's milk is a strong negative determinant of iron status. Unmodified cow's milk does not meet nutritional requirements of infants although it is acceptable to add small volumes of cow's milk to complementary foods. Cow's milk protein allergy has a prevalence ranging from 2 to 7%, and the age of recovery is usually around 2-3 years. The evidence linking cow's milk intake to a later risk of type 1 diabetes or chronic degenerative, non-communicable disorders (obesity, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, hypertension) is not convincing. Milk probably protects against colorectal cancer, diets high in calcium are a probable cause of prostate cancer, and there is limited evidence suggesting that high consumption of milk and dairy products increases the risk for prostate cancer. There is no evidence to support the use of a cow's milk-free diet as a primary treatment for individuals with autistic spectrum disorders. Unmodified goat's milk is not suitable for infants because of the high protein and minerals content and of a low folate content. Continue reading >>
Do you think "ewww", when someone mentions goat milk to you? Not all goat milk tastes bad! Goat milk from healthy goats raised on pasture and milked using a "closed" system tastes wonderful, with no "goaty" flavor. Knowledgeable goat milk farmers know how to raise their goats and handle the goat milk to produce milk with a rich, delicious flavor. Did you know that goat milk has many health benefits? This is especially true of fresh, raw goat milk direct from the farm. Many people that don't tolerate cow's milk do very well on goat's milk. While those of us who grew up in America think cow's milk is the only "normal" milk to drink, 72% of the milk used in the world is from goats. Health food stores are now starting to carry brands of goat's milk that taste good but the healthiest goat milk comes straight from the farm to the consumer. Goat's milk easier to digest than cow's milk Contains 2% curd vs. 10% for cow's milk (curd precipitates in the stomach) Has a softer, more easily digested type of casein Has smaller fat globules, which are more easily digested and more easily tolerated by a compromised/damaged liver (which most civilized people have due to poor diet and toxins in the environment) Has a higher proportion of short-chain and medium-chain fatty acids compared with cow's milk, making the fat easier to digest Does not form mucous and therefore better tolerated by those with asthma and allergies Contains A2 Beta-Casein, not A1 Beta-Casein as found in most cow's milk. The A1 Beta-Casein has recently been implicated as a trigger for Type 1 diabetes and other health issues Naturally homogenized (fat mixed up with the milk). Mechanical homogenization, as is done with cow's milk, allows the enzyme xanthine oxidase to become free, penetrate the intestinal wall and ente Continue reading >>
Best Milk For Diabetics
Here is a link to Mike Adams (The Health Ranger) with his take on the best milk products for diabetics and why. I can add nothing to this link except to say add Mike to your favorites and pay attention to his research. Link to Mike's Site Mike compares store bought pasteurized cows milk, to soy milk, to( kevir - fermented milk) to almond milk to raw cows milk and even goat milk. His answers will probably surprise you as they did me. Sort of reminds me of one of Jack LaLane's favorite sayings, "If man made it, don't eat it". Another way of saying it I guess is the Lord knew what he was doing when he designed our food in the first place. Kudos to Mike for his research. In fact I was ready to do a Blog Post on the benefits of Soy Milk until I checked it out on Mike's website. One of the most common questions I'm asked concerns my recommendations for milk or milk alternatives. My answer on this question has evolved over the years, so today, I'll share my latest preferences for milk and milk-like beverages. Thumbs down: Soy milk A few years ago, I recommended soy milk as a natural alternative to cow's milk. But since then, far better alternatives have emerged (see below). Also, more information has appeared regarding the environmental impact of soybean farming (the Amazon rainforest is being devastated by clear cutting to create soybean agricultural lands) as well as the frightening fact that most soybeans grown today are genetically modified (GMO) varieties. On top of this, most popular soy milk brands (I won't name names, but these are likely the ones in your grocery store) have been bought out by big, profit-seeking food and beverage corporations, and as a result, they've been sugared up and made nutritionally inferior. Check the ingredients on "plain" soy milk the next t Continue reading >>
Why Goat Milk Is Best For Your Health
Goats milk is one of the healthiest foods especially when it comes to dairy products. Its chemical structure is incredibly similar to mother milk. Researchers at the University of Granada have found that goat milk has nutritional characteristics beneficial to health. They have determined that goat milk has many nutrients that make it similar to human milk For ages across the globe goats milk is used not only for food but also as an aid in the treatment of many diseases such as bronchitis, combating allergies, for strengthening the immune system, treatment and strengthen the lungs Throughout the history of mankind goat milk is recommended for strengthening the immune system, treatment and strengthening lung tuberculosis. Goat milk can be a good ally in the fight against stress . It contains vitamins B1 , B2 , B6 and B12, and therefore strengthens the nervous system. Because of all this , medicinal properties of goats milk should entice those people who really do not like the scent. Goats milk has a distinctive taste and scent due to free fatty acids. Goats milk is rich in calcium and phosphorus, which are important for bone strength, zinc and selenium, powerful antioxidants that maintain immunity of our body. Spanish scientists recommend goat milk to people who suffer from anemia caused by lack of iron in the blood. Just goat milk, they say, encourage better utilization of iron in the body and the restoration of hemoglobin, the blood pigment who contains iron. This milk is a rich source of biodegradable calcium, iron, phosphorus and magnesium and contains them in higher concentrations compared to cows milk. Goats milk is extremely beneficial to consume, because it has very specific and effective therapeutic value: Another specificity of goats milk is the presence of con Continue reading >>
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Antidiabetic Potential Of Kefir Combination From Goat Milk And Soy Milk In Rats Induced With Streptozotocin-nicotinamide
Antidiabetic Potential of Kefir Combination from Goat Milk and Soy Milk in Rats Induced with Streptozotocin-Nicotinamide 2Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia Department of Animal Product Technology, Faculty of Animal Science,Universitas Gadjah Mada, Jl. Fauna 3, Kampus UGM, Bulaksumur, Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia 1Faculty of Agricultural Technology, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia 2Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia *Corresponding author: Nurliyani, Department of Animal Product Technology, Faculty of Animal Science,Universitas Gadjah Mada, Jl. Fauna 3, Kampus UGM, Bulaksumur, Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia. Tel: +62-274-513363. Fax: +62-274-52157, E-mail: [email protected] Received 2015 Apr 28; Revised 2015 Oct 20; Accepted 2015 Oct 20. Copyright 2015, Korean Society for Food Science of Animal Resources This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( ) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. The study aimed to evaluate the effect of kefir combination from goat milk and soy milk on lipid profile, plasma glucose, glutathione peroxidase (GPx) activity and the improvement of pancreatic -cell in diabetic rats. Male rats were divided into five treatments: normal control, diabetic control, goat milk kefir, combination of goat milk-soy milk kefir and soy milk kefir. All rats were induced by streptooztocin-nicotinamide (STZ-NA), except for normal control. After 35 d experiment, the rats were sampled for blood, sacrificed and sampled for pancreatic tissues. Res Continue reading >>
What Are The Best Milk Options For People With Diabetes?
Many people have childhood memories of parents urging them to drink lots of milk. When you’re a child, you typically have to drink whatever milk your parents provided for you. It may have been a more traditional option such as whole milk or a sweet alternative such as almond milk. Now that you’re the one doing the choosing, you can pick the best type of milk for you. If you have diabetes, you should know that not all types of milk are beneficial for you. Although you need the nutritious calcium and protein found in milk, it’s important to note the saturated fats, carbohydrates, and sugar levels in each. This information will help you pick the best milk for your dietary needs. People with diabetes are not able to make, or use, insulin effectively. Insulin is a hormone that helps regulate blood sugar. When insulin isn’t doing its job efficiently, blood sugar levels can spike. There are two kinds of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. No matter which type you have, managing your sugar intake is important. Sugar is a type of carbohydrate, which is why carb counting is often recommended for people with diabetes. People with diabetes may also have high cholesterol or triglycerides in their blood. Triglycerides are a type of fat, which can increase the risk for a heart attack. Keeping an eye on the saturated and trans fat content in your diet is important. Diabetes can also make some people more susceptible to bone fractures. A diet high in calcium can help keep bones strong. One way to do this is by drinking milk daily. Adding calcium-rich milk into your diet may take a bit of planning. Creating a meal plan specifically designed for people with diabetes can be a good place to start. The American Diabetes Association recommends several meal plans geared toward keeping blood s Continue reading >>
Raw Milk Experiment
My family and I live in Virginia where it’s illegal to buy and sell raw milk. However, clever people have found a legal loophole. The law states a person can consume the milk from their own cow. So we have bought what is called a cow share. It allows us to legally purchase raw milk because we’re just drinking what our dear cow provides. Don’t worry, I researched this farm, talked to people who’ve been drinking their milk for years, and even inquired into the health and total treatment of the cows. Safety is very important with stuff like this. Totally unrelated, but I love cows. Such gorgeous lugs :) Anyway, why am I trying raw milk? First of all, I’ve become aware that much nutrition is destroyed in the pasteurization process. Some don’t agree but I’ve found more researchers agreeing than not agreeing. Milk is pasteurized to kill anything harmful in it. However, a cow that is healthy, that eats it’s proper diet (grass, not grains!), is treated with love and care, and is milked under strict sanitation guidelines yields safe, healthy milk. And that appeals to me. Also, there have been too many studies for my comfort talking about a link between pasteurized milk and type 1 diabetes in children. I have two such children and therefore take this information very seriously. Raw milk proponents say the benefits include: -More Vitamin A, C, and D -More readily absorbed calcium and iron, Vitamin B12, and B6 -More minerals, including Iodine and Folate -Protection against asthma and allergies in children (pasteurized milk has been strongly associated with the increase in asthma, allergies, ADD, auto immune diseases and more.) (View source for the above info.) My husband grew up in a rural area and drank milk straight out of the cow’s (and goat’s) teets and he l Continue reading >>
Goat Milk Benefits Are Superior To Cow Milk
Current: Goat Milk Benefits Are Superior to Cow Milk Goat Milk Benefits Are Superior to Cow Milk Dr. Axe on Facebook6971 Dr. Axe on Twitter39 Dr. Axe on Instagram Dr. Axe on Google Plus Dr. Axe on Youtube Dr. Axe on Pintrest1768 Share on Email Print Article Kissairis MunozMay 14, 2015October 6, 2017 If youre a regular Dr. Axe reader, you might have noticed that, even though its one of the most popular drinks out there, Im not a big advocate of cow milk. For example, is milk helping or hurting your bones ? Also,this dairy drink can be a challenge for our bodies to digest. For some people, its even more inflammatory than gluten . But I dont stay away from milk altogether. In fact, goat milk is one of my favorites drinks. Read on to learn why this drink is far superior thanits cow counterpart. While its not very popular in the Western world, goat milk is actually one of the most widely consumed milk drinks in the rest of the world and with good reason it tastes great and its chock-full of nutrients. Just check out all that one glass of goat milk has to offer. ( 1 ) Saturated Fat: 6.5 grams / 33 percentDV* Cholesterol : 27 milligrams / 9 percent DV Phosphorous : 271 milligrams / 27 percentDV Magnesium : 34.2 milligrams / 9 percentDV Potassium : 498 milligrams / 14percent DV Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): 0.3 milligrams / 20 percent DV Vitamin C : 3.2 milligrams / 5 percent DV While the fat content of cow and goat milk is similar, the fat globules in goat milk are smaller, making it easier for your body to digest. ( 2 ) Once it reaches your stomach, the protein in goat milk forms a softer curd than cow milk only about 2 percent of goat milk is curd, compared to about 10 percent in cow milk helping your body digest it with less irritation than cow milk. Goat milk is also lower in Continue reading >>
Goat Milk Insignificantly Different Type 1 Diabetes
Goat Milk Insignificantly Different Type 1 Diabetes Goat Milk Insignificantly Different Type 1 Diabetes Many people who are sensitive to cows milk can tolerate goats milk. Studies in laboratory animals show much higher immune system activation from cows milk than goats milk. There are also several studies analyzing the protein content of goats milk (in comparison with cows milk). These studies show different forms of protein in the two types of milk, including differences in the type of casein proteins that are present. For example, researchers have found that goats milk generally has only trace amounts of a specific casein, alpha-s1-casein, which is thought to be one of the main proteins in cows milk responsible for eliciting sensitivity reactions. There is not enough difference in the lactose content of goats versus cows milk to make goats milk significantly more digestible from the standpoint of lactose intolerance. If people dont have enough lactase enzyme in their bodies to break down the lactose in cows milk, they would also be unlikely to have enough lactase to break down the lactose in goats milk. However, the slight difference in lactose levels between the two types of milkwith goats milk having a little less might be enough to make a difference for individuals with very mild lactose intolerance. The fact that there are even trace amounts of casein in goats milk makes it off limits for the Roman Diet, which seeks to minimize dietary aggravants and potential autoimmune triggers. From the standpoint of lactose intolerance, it also may not be the best choice to make. Lactose is a sugar that will raise blood glucose levels as well. For these reasons, we avoid goats milk in the Roman Diet. There is a plethora of divergent opinions about nutrition and diabetes manag Continue reading >>
What Is The Best Milk For People With Diabetes?
Whether served with cereal or an afternoon snack, milk is a dairy product that's a common part of many people's diets. But for those with diabetes, milk's carbohydrate count can impact blood sugar. Milk contains lactose, a natural sugar or carbohydrate the body uses for energy. An 8-ounce serving of milk has 12 grams of carbohydrate. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommend eating between 45 and 60 grams of carbohydrate per meal. A standard glass of milk will then represent one-third to one-fourth of a recommended carbohydrate intake for a meal. While cow's milk offers calcium and taste benefits to those with diabetes, its impact on blood sugar may make other choices better ones. Milk nutrition facts for people with diabetes Many milk options can be found at the grocery store. These include varying percentages of cow's milk to rice milk to almond milk. Consider the nutrition facts for some of the following milk options (all serving sizes are for one cup, or 8 ounces, of milk): Calories: 149 Fat: 8 grams Carbohydrate: 12 grams Protein: 8 grams Calcium: 276 milligrams Calories: 91 Fat: 0.61 grams Carbohydrate: 12 grams Protein: 8 grams Calcium: 316 milligrams Calories: 39 Fat: 2.88 grams Carbohydrate: 1.52 grams Protein: 1.55 grams Calcium: 516 milligrams Calories: 113 Fat: 2.33 grams Carbohydrate: 22 grams Protein: 0.67 grams Calcium: 283 milligrams While these aren't the only milk options for those with diabetes, they show how there are many different types of milk. Each milk type has its own qualities, from more to less calcium and more to fewer carbohydrates. For example, almond milk has nearly zero carbohydrates while both whole and skim milk have 12 grams of carbohydrates. Some varieties of almond milk also have more calcium per cup than dairy milk does. So Continue reading >>
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Best Yogurts For Diabetes
Yogurt of all types is touted as a tasty dairy food with a myriad of health benefits. There are a variety of choices that can make anyone feel confused at the grocery store especially when you have diabetes and are counting carbohydrates. All types of yogurt are considered carbohydrates. Let’s compare Greek, light and fit, whipped, regular and goat’s milk yogurts to find the best ones when you have diabetes. Yogurt is made from milk and milk solids with added bacteria cultures (formally called lactobacillus bulgarius and streptococcus thermophilus). Yogurt also contains lactic acid which gives it a slightly sour taste. Yogurt can be made from the milk of cows, goats, sheep and even water buffalo. Fruit, nuts, flavorings and other additions may be found on the bottom, in a separate packet, or pre-mixed into the yogurt. Yogurt can be a viable option for those who are lactose intolerant, but still want to get the health benefits of consuming dairy foods. Eating yogurt can help build bones with nutrients such as vitamin D and calcium. The added cultures found in most yogurts can help improve your digestion. Check the label to verify the yogurt contains active cultures to support gastrointestinal health. People with diabetes need to carefully read the labels before buying any yogurt. Keep diabetes supplies on-hand to test your glucose levels two hours after eating yogurt to help you find the best varieties based on your blood sugar levels. Greek yogurt has become a buzzword among health food enthusiasts. It is also called Mediterranean yogurt. It can be used to make Greek dips or dressings. It can be used as a marinade or sauce for a lamb dish. Greek yogurt is thicker than regular yogurt with a creamier texture. It holds up well to heat, which makes it a good choice for Continue reading >>
Diabetes And Goat's Milk At Diabetes Type Ii Forum, Topic 1348099
How I Finally Cured My Candida After Years of Suffering! Goat's milk is the closest to human milk and it is wonderful. A bit more expensive but well worth it. The thing is to look for a farm where they can sell the raw milk to you and you bring it home, boil it for one minute only and then put in the frig what is enough for 3 days. Freeze the rest in small bags and then take out as needed. Cow's milk is for baby cows and soy milk is not fit for anyone. The better choice is fresh raw yogurt. If I want milk to cook with or make smoothie's with use almond milk, that you make yourself. Dr. Hulda Clarks Parasite Cleanse with herbs (wormwood, cloves, black walnut tincture). Pure prod... I've Psoriasis (which is a skin condition) in addition to diabetes and I consume goat's milk for healing psoriasis. If you're allergic to cow's milk or lactose intolerant or have additional problems like leakygut/psoriasis/eczema caused by casein intolerance, goat's milk helps. Otherwise, i dont think it helps. I've not seen my diabetes improve or degrade with goat's milk. However, it relieves me from the acidity/skin problems that would occur with cow's milk. Goat's milk costs more as well. Also, goat's milk lacks vit-D unlike cow's milk and if u take goat's milk, you need to ensure you dont suffer from vit-d deficiency Continue reading >>
Diabetes – Dairy's Toll: How Milk Affects Blood Sugar
Sadly, diabetes is spiralling out of control. There are 3.2 million diabetics in the UK (Diabetes UK, 2014) with 400 new cases every day. The global rise is astonishing. In 1985, 30 million people worldwide had diabetes but by 2011 this figure leapt to 347 million people! (World Health Organisation, 2013.) Diabetes occurs more in cultures consuming diets high in animal fat. As plant intake increases and saturated animal fat intake decreases from country to country, the number of deaths from type 2 diabetes plummets from 20.4 to 2.9 people per 100,000 (Campbell et al, 2005). Diabetes is a chronic disease caused by too much sugar (glucose) in the blood. Blood sugar levels rise when there is not enough insulin in the blood, or the insulin does not work properly. Insulin is a vital hormone secreted by the pancreas and it regulates blood sugar levels by encouraging our cells to take glucose out of our blood to make energy. When things go wrong, high levels of glucose in the blood can cause damage to the nerves and blood vessels. Without treatment, diabetes can lead to long-term health problems, including kidney failure, gangrene, sensory loss, ulceration, blindness, cardiovascular disease and stroke. Type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetes Type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetes occurs when the body produces little or no insulin. It is an auto-immune disease where the body attacks its own insulin-producing cells in the pancreas and requires daily administration of insulin. Type 2 diabetes Type 2 diabetes occurs either when the body cannot use the insulin it produces or it does not produce enough. Ninety per cent of worldwide cases of diabetes are type 2 and these are largely the result of unhealthy diets high in saturated animal fat and cholesterol, physical inactivity and excess bo Continue reading >>