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How NOT To Have Diabetes

How NOT to have diabetes

How NOT to have diabetes

If you want type 2 diabetes , follow conventional advice to cut fat and eat more “healthy whole grains.” (This is also true for type 1 diabetes in susceptible individuals with pancreatic beta cell autoimmunity triggered by wheat gliadin or corn zein.)
But what if you don’t want to follow the footsteps of the two thirds of Americans and Canadians who are now diabetic or pre-diabetic? (The CDC graph above shows only people actually diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in the U.S.; if the number of undiagnosed were also included, the numbers would be significantly higher.) What if you don’t want the expense and side-effects of oral drugs and insulin–one of the most powerful weight gain drugs around? What if you don’t want to lose your eyesight, develop cardiovascular disease, experience gastroparesis, develop peripheral neuropathy and peripheral arterial disease that can lead to limb gangrene and amputation? What if you don’t want to add to the growing healthcare bubble being created by misguided dietary advice compounded by the overwhelming profit-motive that drives modern medical care?
Not following this path and being spared the awful future that diabetes creates is really pretty simple. But it cannot be done by following the advice of the American Diabetes Association, nor following the advice of the majority of diabetes educators. There are an increasingly larger number of healthcare practitioners who are enlightened and follow strategies like those listed below. But most doctors sadly remain utterly in the dark, doing more to make the diabetes epidemic worse, not Continue reading

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74 Alkaline Foods That FIght Cancer, Pain, Gout, Diabetes and Heart Disease

74 Alkaline Foods That FIght Cancer, Pain, Gout, Diabetes and Heart Disease

If you were thinking of going alkaline, this article is a ‘must’ for you. It will help you learn which foods will help you achieve and maintain an alkaline state.
You can eat each of the foods we have listed without any fear of creating an acidic environment in your body, even though some have a greater alkaline effect than others.
Keeping your body alkaline does not mean that you have to eat alkaline foods only, and a certain percentage of the food you eat can be acidic, but experts recommend eating natural, whole foods like fruits, for instance.
1. Almonds and almond milk
Almonds take a special place on the list of healthiest foods out there, so it should not surprise you that they are on the alkaline list as well. Almonds increase muscle mass, reduce cholesterol levels and aid in weight loss. You do not have to stuff yourself with almonds to enjoy their amazing benefits, but they are a tasty snack and you can eat them between your meals or pretty much anytime you wish.
Top stats (100g)
Calcium -- 27%
Iron -- 25%
Protein -- 44%
2. Amaranth
Not many people are familiar with this grain, but it is an excellent addition to any alkaline diet regimen. It creates an alkaline environment in your body and it is quite high in protein for a grain. Amaranth is loaded with essential vitamins and minerals. If you have no idea on how to implement it into your diet, check for some online delicious recipes and enjoy its benefits.
Top stats (100g)
Calcium -- 16%
Iron -- 42%
Protein -- 14%
3. Artichokes
Artichokes are a common salad topping, and some prefer them added in a dip. Regardle Continue reading

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.”
50 Great Albums From Rappers With Poetic Flows Continue reading

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].”
Source: ENews Continue reading

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