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Tom Hanks Diagnosed With Diabetes After Being An 'idiot' With Food And Weight When Younger

Tom Hanks diagnosed with diabetes after being an 'idiot' with food and weight when younger

Tom Hanks diagnosed with diabetes after being an 'idiot' with food and weight when younger

Tom Hanks has suggested he is responsible for his diabetes diagnosis because he was once an “idiot” with his diet and weight.
There are two types of diabetes, Type 1 and Type 2. Type 2 is the most common, especially among older people, and is associated with obesity. If left untreated Type 2 diabetes can cause blindness, kidney failure, and even lower limb amputation. It also increases the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Symptoms include needing to urinate often, feeling thirsty constantly and feeling tired.
Hanks was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2013. At the time, he said his fluctuating weight because of roles such as Castaway and Philadelphia could be related to his diagnosis.
“I'm part of the lazy American generation that has blindly kept dancing through the party and now finds ourselves with a malady," Hanks told the Radio Times.
“I was heavy. You've seen me in movies, you know what I looked like. I was a total idiot.”
“I thought I could avoid it by removing the buns from my cheeseburgers.
“Well, it takes a little bit more than that.
However, Hanks has been told that he will no longer have Type 2 diabetes if he reaches the target weight set by his doctor.
Do we need more education on the causes of diabetes?
Yes - young people need more insight into the dangers of bad diet
No - People are already aware of the symptoms and causes
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Scientists Find A Plant That Could Treat Diabetes & Kill Cancer Cells

Scientists Find A Plant That Could Treat Diabetes & Kill Cancer Cells

Bitter melon is a fruit that grows abundantly in Asia, Africa and the Caribbean. Traditionally it has been used to treat diabetes and other more mild diseases or illnesses.
More recently, bitter melon juice was shown to kill pancreatic cancer cells in vitro and in mice in a study done by the University of Colorado. Considering the results were seen in both in vitro and in vivo tests, the effectiveness of bitter melon juice in treating pancreatic cancer, and potentially other cancers, at a clinical level are promising.[1]
“IHC analyses of MiaPaCa-2 xenografts showed that BMJ(Bitter Melon Juice) also inhibits proliferation, induces apoptosis and activates AMPK (adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase) in vivo. Overall, BMJ exerts strong anticancer efficacy against human pancreatic carcinoma cells, both in vitro and in vivo, suggesting its clinical usefulness.”
Pancreatic cancer is one of the most difficult cancers to treat due to the fact that it is often discovered late, leaving very little time to treat. Since traditional therapies (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery etc) were not showing promising results and littler advancement was being made, researchers have been looking elsewhere to find treatment.
Interestingly, cannabis, specifically cannabinoids, have been shown to induce apoptic (programmed) death of human pancreatic cancer cells in vitro and stop pancreatic tumor growth in vivo.[4] Cannabis is perhaps one of the most popular treatments being aggressively pursued right now given its promising results both in labs and anecdotally.
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Natural Diabetes Herbs

Natural Diabetes Herbs

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The National Health Interview Survey found 22 % of diabetes used herbal therapy! What are diabetes herbs? 12 most useful diabetes herbs to control blood sugar.
Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder of the endocrine system. Metabolism is the process to make energy from the food you eat. A metabolic disorder develops when there is any defect in this process. When this disorder develops, you might have an excess of some substances or shortage of others that you need to stay healthy. The metabolic disorder develops when the liver or pancreas becomes diseased or does not function normally; Diabetes is an example.
Herbal treatment for diabetes
Synthetic oral anti-diabetic agents exert their effects by various mechanisms. These chemical agents have certain drawbacks, such as develop resistance to long-term treatment, adverse effects and lack of action in a large segment of diabetes patients.
Approximately, 44% of diabetes patients develop resistance to sulfonylureas treatment within six years. Additionally, these oral agents have an association with adverse effects such as bloating, flatulence, diarrhea and abdominal discomfort.
Some anti-diabetic agents can cause toxic effects; thiazolidinedione may cause liver toxicity, and sulfonylureas may worsen heart disease, cause hypoglycemia and increase the body weight gain.
Alternatively, various plants provide hypoglycemic property and widely used in traditional systems to prevent or treat diabetes. These plants help delay diabetic complications and even corrects the metabolic abnormalities.
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New Review Links Roundup to Diabetes, Autism, Infertility and Cancer

New Review Links Roundup to Diabetes, Autism, Infertility and Cancer

A new peer-reviewed scientific review paper has been released in the US stating that glyphosate-based herbicides such as Roundup are contributing to gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, autism, infertility, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
The review paper states that “glyphosate enhances the damaging effects of …food borne chemical residues and environmental toxins. Negative impact on the body is insidious and manifests slowly over time as inflammation damages cellular systems throughout the body. Here, we show how interference with CYP enzymes acts synergistically with disruption of the biosynthesis of aromatic amino acids by gut bacteria, as well as impairment in serum sulfate transport. Consequences are most of the diseases and conditions associated with a Western diet, which include gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, autism, infertility, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.”
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“The paper gives good arguments why it’s vital to oppose the recent capitulation by UK supermarkets to accepting products from animals raised on GM feed,” GM Watch stated.
Glyphosate (N-phosphonomethylglycine), the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup®, is the main herbicide in use today in the United States, and increasingly throughout the World, in agriculture and in lawn maintenance, especially now that the patent has expired. 80% of genetically modified crops, particularly corn, soy, canola, cotton, sugar beets and most recently alfalfa, are specifically targeted towards Continue reading

Researchers Suggest Cannabis Can Reduce Obesity and Risk of Diabetes

Researchers Suggest Cannabis Can Reduce Obesity and Risk of Diabetes

(ANTIMEDIA) Though cannabis use is often associated with unmitigated sloth and gluttony, a new study suggests the opposite: cannabis use may be associated with a decrease in obesity. An analysis of over 20 years of data found that obesity dropped by a significant margin in states where medical cannabis is legal. Though the researchers’ findings represented correlation as opposed to causation, the results, like many new findings about cannabis, chip away at decades-old stereotypes about the plant and its users.
The study, titled “The Effect of Medical Marijuana Laws on Body Weight,” was published in Health Economics, an academic journal that focuses on health policy and services, health care sciences and services, and economics. Researchers from Cornell University’s Department of Policy Analysis and Management and San Diego State University’s Department of Economics analyzed data from the Center for Disease Control’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. The BRFSS is the “premier system of health-related telephone surveys that collect state data about U.S. residents regarding their health-related risk behaviors, chronic health conditions, and use of preventive services,” according to the CDC.
The researchers studied data from 1990-2012 — gleaned from over five million individual survey responses — in what they call the first ever study to “examine the effects of medical marijuana laws (MMLs) on body weight, physical wellness, and exercise.” They used a “difference to difference” approach, a method in which researchers use ‘before and after Continue reading

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