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The Plant That Kills Cancer Cells, Stops Diabetes And Boosts Your Immune System!

The Plant That Kills Cancer Cells, Stops Diabetes And Boosts Your Immune System!

The Plant That Kills Cancer Cells, Stops Diabetes And Boosts Your Immune System!

Bitter melon or karela is a plant that has been used as a natural antidiabetic by some indigenous populations, and it is a true gift from nature and a great aid for people suffering from malignant diseases. Scientific studies showed that this plant can actually serve as a cure for certain types of cancer due to the active ingredients which prevent the metabolism of glucose in malignant cells and ‘’starve’’ them by reducing their needed sugar.
Experts from Saint Louis University Cancer Center concluded that with its natural properties bitter melon can not only destroy cancer cells but also prevent from futher spreading. Further more, another team of experts from the Univercity of Colorado Cancer Center discovered that the side effects that occur during chemotherapy, can be eliminated by the melon juice which is usefull in slowing down the pancreatic tumor growth. Bitter melon is very important in nutrition because of its ingredient glycoprotein lectin since its activity resembles that of the insulin due to tha fact that it decreases glucose concentration in the blood and functions as an immunomodulator. This is the reason why this plant is very helpful in cases of liver, prostate, colon and lung cancer, leukemia and neuroblastoma. Unfortunately, pregnant, breastfeeding women and children should avoit consumption.
Bitter melon grows as a vine with yellow flowers and fragmented leaves, from the family Cucurbitaceae which can be found in the tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, Aisa, South America and the Caribbean. By its form is simmilar to zuccini, has an elon Continue reading

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Fruit and diabetes: Do they mix?

Fruit and diabetes: Do they mix?

Diabetics have long been told to minimize how much fruit they eat.
The idea is that the sugars in fruit, albeit natural sugars, can be hazardous to glucose levels. But a new study in Nutrition Journal suggests that reducing fruit intake doesn't offer much benefit to diabetics.
The study
Researchers from the Regional Hospital West Jutland in Denmark recruited 63 overweight men and women who all had type 2 diabetes. The participants were offered nutrition advice about limiting calories and were given medical supervision. One group of participants was told to eat at least two pieces of fruit per day, while the other group was told to limit fruit consumption.
The first group ate about 320 grams of fruit per day, while the second group ate about 135 grams daily.
Results
After a period of 12 weeks, participants in both groups showed improvement as far as weight loss and smaller waist circumferences. Interestingly, the group that ate more fruit had more improvements overall. Also, there was no "significant" difference in terms of blood sugar levels between both groups.
“Considering the many possible beneficial effects of fruit, we recommend that fruit intake should not be restricted in Type 2 diabetic subjects,” the researchers wrote.
Source: New York Times
Type 2 diabetes is different from type 1 diabetes in many ways. As its alternate name of adult-onset diabetes implies, it is usually only found in adults. However, the rate of children acquiring the disease is going up.
Type 2 diabetes is also known as non-insulin dependent diabetes due to the fact that, unlike type 1, insu Continue reading

Three Things You May Not Know About Diabetes

Three Things You May Not Know About Diabetes

As one of the most common health conditions in America, diabetes doesn't always get the serious attention it deserves.
With rising healthcare costs and high rates of obesity, knowledge about diabetes is indeed power - for patients, caretakers, physicians and the average health-conscious person.
Whether you have diabetes yourself or you know someone with the disease, there are likely things you don't know that may change your perspective.
1. It's not a one-size-fits-all condition.
Type 2 diabetes may get the most "press," but there are other types of diabetes that come with completely different challenges, symptoms and risk factors.
While type 2 diabetes is preventable and related to lifestyle factors (diet, exercise, BMI) in most cases, type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition that is most often not related to weight and that many people are born with.
Gestational diabetes, too, is a separate condition - one that affects pregnant women and their unborn babies - and it can have long-term consequences for both mother and child.
Pre-diabetes is also a distinct condition, which can be reversed or can turn into full-blown diabetes.
Understanding the differences between these conditions is important for both people with diabetes and the people in their lives, as they each require a unique approach for care.
2. Ethnicity and race are factors.
It's difficult to discuss diabetes without acknowledging the fact that certain racial and ethnic populations are more affected than others.
According to the American Diabetes Association, 15.9 percent of American Indians/Alaskan Natives hav Continue reading

Report: Rob Kardashian Hospitalized With Diabetes

Report: Rob Kardashian Hospitalized With Diabetes

UPDATE (12/29/15, 8:30 p.m. ET): E! News confirms that Rob Kardashian is now home from the hospital. A source called the health scare a "wake up call" for the reality star.
Rob Kardashian has been hospitalized and diagnosed with diabetes, TMZ reported today (Dec. 29).
According to the report, the 28-year-old began to feel ill over the weekend, and when his condition worsened, his family rushed him to an L.A. hospital where doctors performed tests and the diagnosis was made. Kardashian, who's avoided the spotlight in recent years, was unaware he had diabetes, TMZ states.
He is currently in stable condition. Here's wishing Rob Kardashian a speedy recovery. Continue reading

Tequila Could Help With Weight Loss And Diabetes

Tequila Could Help With Weight Loss And Diabetes

There are ups and downs in life - sometimes they come neatly packaged together. If you had to cite particular examples of the latter, you'd probably think of how the foods that taste the best appear to make you fatter.
It's awful. You want to look half decent in those snaps on the beach come summertime, but you also want to stuff your face with greasy chicken, pizza and ice cream.
We're also force-fed bollocks that the likes of greasy chicken is actually 'bad food', whereas salads, kale, avocado and other green things are called 'good food'. Why does it taste so shit in comparison, then? Shite food, if you ask me.
It doesn't help either that all the best alcoholic drinks seem to be full of calories, which effectively means every Saturday night you're drinking the equivalent of four KFCs, only to actually eat another KFC when you're hungover the next day.
If that's the sort of thing you worry about, then here's a tip: drink tequila.
A-fucking-rriba.
According to a study, a key ingredient to the spirit can help with weight loss and controlling blood sugars for diabetics. And you have lemon or lime with it - according to my calculations, that makes it part of your five-a-day.
The Mexican delicacy is made with the agave plant, which contains sugars called agavins - these contribute to lowering levels of blood sugar, as the Daily Mail reports.
Researchers who presented these findings at the American Chemical Society in Dallas say that the plant could be used to create a sweetener to aid diabetics, as well as assisting with weight loss, but are they not missing the trick here? Ma Continue reading

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