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Avocado And Diabetes Prevention And Treatment

Avocado and Diabetes Prevention and Treatment

Avocado and Diabetes Prevention and Treatment

Diabetes is a massive health problem with approximately 19 million Americans diagnosed with the disease. There are also believed to be a further 7 million people who are undiagnosed sufferers, according to the National Institute of Diabetes.
That’s over 8% of the US population affected by a disease that is the leading cause of kidney failure, new cases of blindness in adults and non-trauma lower limb amputations.
Diabetes is also a significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease and stroke and now the seventh highest cause of death in the United States.
The primary symptoms of undiagnosed diabetes include significantly increased thirst and hunger and the need to urinate more often. Vision problems, a dry mouth, rapid weight loss and leg pain can also be symptoms. If you exhibit any of these, please see a healthcare professional to have a simple check.
Around half a million people in America lose their lives through diabetes each year. Millions more have to deal with the debilitating effects of the disease every day. Even worse, if the current upward trend of newly diagnosed cases continues, it has been predicted that more than half of all American adults will develop diabetes or prediabetes by 2020.
This alone would likely collapse our health system, yet conventional medicine does not seem to be making significant inroads into beating the disease. Perhaps this is because it is not some new wonder drug that is needed, but rather a serious change in many of our lifestyles, particularly in the type of foods we eat.
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Patrick Peterson Reveals He Has Diabetes

Patrick Peterson Reveals He Has Diabetes

Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson has been described as a physical specimen, capable of dominating on the field, but the four-time Pro Bowler revealed he was limited at times last season due to diabetes.
According to Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic, the 24-year-old defensive back admitted to being diabetic but claimed the Cards' medical staff was able to treat it and get his blood sugar under control.
"Coach Arians said in February that you had a blood sugar problem early in the season and that really affected you," Somers said. The 2011 first-round pick out of LSU replied, "Yeah, it did. I'd rather not go into deep detail about that. It was a situation that it occurred during the season. The team docs found it and got it all under wraps."
Peterson provided further clarification via Twitter:
I want to take a moment to address the media reports this morning regarding my health. While I did have abnormal sugar levels, I've been working with doctors on a strategic meal plan and workout routine that are reversing these symptoms. I’m grateful that this has been reversible for me and my health is back to normal. Thanks everyone for their concern and well wishes! Now back to my workouts and getting ready for the upcoming season!
Although Peterson was selected to the Pro Bowl after registering 48 tackles and three interceptions, he struggled to contain top receivers at times, which wasn't the case in previous years.
Vincent Frank of Forbes.com speculates that Peterson's diabetes may have had an adverse effect on his play in 2014:
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Starbucks Serves Man Beverage With Label 'Diabetes Here I Come'

Starbucks Serves Man Beverage With Label 'Diabetes Here I Come'

One Starbucks really got the name wrong on one customer’s order label last Friday. A man who ordered a Grande White Chocolate Mocha at a St. Augustine, Florida Starbucks reported receiving the drink with a printed label that read, "DIABETES HERE I COME."
The customer, who prefers to remain anonymous, shared the photo on Facebook with local news station WJAX-TV in Jacksonville, Florida. He said he works near the Starbucks and another employee picked up coffees for the staff, according to their report. When the customer got his cup he noticed the unusual message on his label.
Apparently, he did not find the label very humorous, particularly since he said he has family members afflicted with the disorder. He wrote underneath the label, "2 of my sisters are diabetic, so...not funny.”
Starbucks corporate headquarters told ABC News in a statement that, “Starbucks strives to provide an inclusive and positive experience for our customers, and were disappointed to learn of this incident. We are working directly with the customer to apologize for his experience, and with our partners (employees) to ensure this does not happen again.” Continue reading

Houston Cardiologist Has Amazing Success Treating Type 2 Diabetes with Nutrition

Houston Cardiologist Has Amazing Success Treating Type 2 Diabetes with Nutrition

Houston Cardiologist Dr. Baxter Montgomery puts his patients on a plant-based diet to treat their chronic conditions, and they see amazing results. The news story below features two of his recent patients who saw dramatic health improvements.
Rosalee Iles was overweight and suffered from type 2 diabetes and heart disease. She had been taking insulin for over 20 years. After adopting a low-fat, whole-food, plant-based diet, she got off insulin, lost 35 pounds, and reversed her heart disease.
Victor Fuller turned to Dr. Montgomery for help after his second open heart surgery. After following his advice, Victor reversed his type 2 diabetes, lost 50 pounds, and got his heart disease under control. He also went from thirteen medications to four.
About Dr. Baxter Montgomery
Dr. Montgomery recommends a whole-food, plant-based diet with a focus on minimally processed food. He is a clinical assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the University of Texas in Houston, a fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC), and the founder and president of the Houston Cardiac Association (HCA). Continue reading

Diabetes: Just imagine for a second….

Diabetes: Just imagine for a second….

Imagine your child in front of you, and a doctor at your side. The doctor tells you that your child’s lungs are starting to give up, and within a matter of weeks they won’t work anymore. They will merely be a defunct organ inside their otherwise perfect body.
Imagine the instant fear and worry.
Then, stay with me.
Imagine the doctor handing you a small medical device, no bigger than your hand. Then imagine him walking to your child and attaching a similar device to her body via an injection and connecting the two via bluetooth.
Still here?
Good,
Now, finally imagine the doctor explaining that you need to be your child’s lungs from now on. That you can set the device in your hand to tell the device in her body how many times her lungs need to inhale and exhale every hour.
But the device will need programming for every hour. You will need to inject her in a fresh site every two to three days, even those of you who are terrified of needles will need to become a dab hand at cannula changes.
You will need to tell the device when she is exercising and will need to breathe more rapidly. It will also need to know when she is sleeping so you can slow her inhale/exhale down to a nice resting rhythm. But don’t forget if she has a nightmare she will need to breathe quicker again – how can you pre program for that.
In your hands you hold your child’s new lungs – you are your childs new lungs. You need to pre plan their day, pre empt what to do when they go for a sudden dash across the playground.
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