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Doctor Dre Of ‘Yo! MTV Raps’ Goes Blind Due To Diabetes

Doctor Dre of ‘Yo! MTV Raps’ Goes Blind Due to Diabetes

Doctor Dre of ‘Yo! MTV Raps’ Goes Blind Due to Diabetes

Ten years ago, Doctor Dre, of the landmark television program Yo! MTV Raps, developed Type 2 diabetes, and in an interview with The New York Times published Sunday (June 12) the DJ and hip-hop statesman reveals that the disease has caused him to lose a toe, suffer numerous ankle injuries and three years ago, it took his eyesight as well. With weight loss surgery ahead of him, Dre is hoping to share his experiences with the world through a proposed reality show that would document his surgery and recovery.
“My stubbornness put me where I’m at. Now my energy is going to change that,” Dre said. “We got young people, grown people, old, all having this. We can prevent this. We can cure this. I have an idea how to do it.”
Dre turned to Bill Adler, a former Def Jam executive, for help in shopping the reality show, what Dre hopes will serve an informative and cautionary tale on the disease. As the Times notes though, the calls that Adler has placed to "high-profile hip-hop personalities and entrepreneurs with television experience and a history" with Dre have thus far gone unanswered.
“These are people I’ve known for 30 years, and they haven’t gotten back to me,” Adler said. “Dré just wants to share his enthusiasm with people. There are plenty of other folks who star in reality shows who are plainly narcissists, who are convinced every absurd thing out of their mouth has to be captured by a television camera. That is not Dré.”
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Man cures diabetes, loses over 200 pounds with raw food diet

Man cures diabetes, loses over 200 pounds with raw food diet

(NaturalNews) Constantly surrounded by a variety of food at his workplace, Oregon resident Clent Manich knew all too well how easy it was access foods wherever and whenever he wanted. He routinely ate hot dogs, soda and pizza. Eventually, his unhealthy dietary habits caused his weight to soar to an alarming 450 pounds. He was hardly able to walk due to pinched nerves in his back, was insulin dependent and had numerous hospital visits including one for pancreatitis in 2006.
These days, he trains for marathons, doesn't shy away from video cameras and is free from his diabetes. He's eager to show off what his trim and healthy body can do. So, how did he do it?
How one man overcame diabetes with a raw food diet
Manich lost over 200 pounds in about one year, going from having 43.7 percent body fat to an incredible 17.3 percent body fat by turning to a 100 percent raw food diet.
"I feel great, my energy level is amazing," says Manich. "It's better than when I was a teenager. I get up at five o'clock in the morning and feel like running a marathon." In addition to his increased energy and confidence, he says that his diabetes symptoms are completely gone. In the past, he explains that his waking blood glucose level would be over 128, and that now, its often in the low-70s.
"I had type 2 diabetes. I have now cured my diabetes . . ." Manich explains, adding that he typically eats more vegetables than fruit. He enjoys a " . . . wide variety of raw veggies, such as celery sticks, baby carrots, asparagus, sweet peppers, zucchini, broccoli, or any raw veggies" and says that when he crav Continue reading

Using cannabis linked to lower diabetes risk

Using cannabis linked to lower diabetes risk

Marijuana for diabetes prevention?
The concept might seem strange, but a new study suggests that cannabis use is actually linked to a lower risk of developing the disease.
The study
At the University of California, Los Angeles, researchers studied 10,896 adults between the ages of 20 and 59. Four groups were tested: heavy marijuana users, which meant they smoked more than five times per month; light users, which meant they smoked one to four times per month; past users, which included people who had experimented with the drug at least once; and non-marijuana users, which meant they had never used.
The hypothesis was that past and current marijuana users would have a lower prevalence of diabetes because cannabis has anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory (an agent that diminishes immune response) properties.
The findings
Their hypothesis was right: past and present marijuana users had lower rates of adult-onset diabetes. Even more interesting was that the participants who used the most marijuana had the lowest glucose levels.
Researchers did account for "social variables," such as ethnicity, and they also found that cannabis users tended to be more physically active than non-users.
So should diabetes patients rush off to get a medical marijuana card? Not just yet.
“Prospective studies in rodents and humans are needed to determine a potential causal relationship between cannabinoid receptor activation and [diabetes],” the study authors wrote. “Until those studies are performed, we do not advocate the use of marijuana in patients at risk for [diabetes].”
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This Turmeric-Lentil Soup Will Protect You From Type 2 Diabetes, Dementia and Cancer

This Turmeric-Lentil Soup Will Protect You From Type 2 Diabetes, Dementia and Cancer

Winter might be your favorite season, as it brings snow, holidays, happiness, joy, hot drinks, delicious winter dishes, and much more.
However, it is also the time of a lack of vitamin D, cold temperatures, ice, and comfort foods. However, the following creamy, yellow turmeric-lentil soup will be a real cure during the winter!
Its ingredients, turmeric, apples, and lentils, are high in beneficial medicinal properties. Turmeric is an extremely potent anti-inflammatory food, and since inflammation is the main cause of numerous illnesses, it alleviates health issues, including:
Allergies
Cardiovascular diseases
Bronchitis
Asthma
Depression
Fatigue
Psoriasis
Diabetes
Obesity
Metabolic diseases
Alzheimer’s
Multiple sclerosis
Cancer
Stress is the main cause of inflammation, and unfortunately, we all deal with some sort of stress on a daily basis. Stress leads to various diseases, and we daily cope with anxiety and tension. However, turmeric is the natural remedy that will help you fight all these diseases and symptoms.
On the other hand, apples are extremely healthy fruits, which are delicious, both, tart and sweet. They are rich in antioxidants that have a positive effect in the case of:
Diabetes
Bone issues
Alzheimer’s
Obesity
Cancer
Cardiovascular diseases
Asthma
Gastrointestinal issues
Lentils are also very healthy, with potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. They treat:
Inflammatory bowel disease
Colon cancer
Cholesterol
Hypertension
Osteoporosis
Lentils are high in protein, iron, and magnesium. It has been found that red lentils have more overall nutritive Continue reading

Bernie Sanders sends another Big Pharma giant’s stock plummeting after diabetes drug Tweetstorm

Bernie Sanders sends another Big Pharma giant’s stock plummeting after diabetes drug Tweetstorm

Despite his defeat in the primary, popular Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders continues to lend his star power to the principals of the political revolution, taking aim Tuesday at a pharmaceutical company that raised the price of a life-saving insulin drug—and Wall Street is taking notice.
Tuesday morning, Sanders criticized pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly, which raised the price of its insulin drug Homolog by 700 percent in 20 years when adjusted for inflation.
In a tweet to his 2.7 million Twitter followers, the Vermont Senator posted a Washington Post graph showing the cost of Homolog has risen from $21 to $255 since 1996. Sanders blamed “the drug industry’s greed” for profiting off those in need.
Following Sanders’ tweet, stock prices for Eli Lilly immediately dropped 2.4 percent—a seven month low for the pharmaceutical giant. The senator’s Twitter account followed up the post about Homolog with several more messages critical of Eli Lilly.
“Eli Lilly and Novo Nordisk clearly care more about their profits than their patients,” Sanders’ account posted. “It’s time to end their greed.”
It makes no sense that the same drug that costs $70 in France costs $450 in the US. We should reduce barriers to importation of drugs. pic.twitter.com/h3MzOSCI7g
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) November 1, 2016
Eli Lilly and Novo Nordisk clearly care more about their profits than their patients. It’s time to end their greed. pic.twitter.com/MqCsHNjzcO
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) November 1, 2016
In a statement, Eli Lilly defended the price increase, inciting the Continue reading

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