Diabetes

Regulating and Preventing Insulin Resistance

January 25, 2013
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Regulating and Preventing Insulin Resistance

We’ve seen how diet and lifestyle can lead to insulin resistance. The good news is that the right nutrition and behaviors can also help prevent and actually treat insulin resistance. Here are some of the best ways to maintain balanced blood sugar and decrease your chances for developing type 2 diabetes. Get active. Exercise...

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Carbohydrates and Insulin Resistance

January 19, 2013
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Carbohydrates and Insulin Resistance

So we already know how our bodies work to maintain blood sugar balance. But how is our blood sugar affected by what we eat? Carbohydrates—alongside fat and protein—are one of the major nutrients the body requires in large, balanced quantities. All consumed carbohydrates manifest as blood sugar, but how they affect blood sugar balance...

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Blood Sugar Balance–Why It’s Vital to Good Health

January 16, 2013
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Blood Sugar Balance–Why It’s Vital to Good Health

Most people understand that blood sugar balance is important for sustained energy, preventing diabetes and overall health. But blood sugar and insulin are part of a complex process in the body that is highly influenced by our diet and lifestyle choices. Here are the basics of how our bodies regulate blood sugar. What is...

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Strategies for Diabetes Prevention

November 21, 2012
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Eat your leafy greens People who eat an average of 1.5 daily servings of green leafy vegetables have a 14 percent lower risk of Type 2 diabetes compared with those who consume less than half a serving of those vegetables per day, says a review in the August 2010 British Medical Journal. More diabetes...

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Yoga Beneficial for Blood Sugar Control in Type 2 Diabetics

Yoga Beneficial for Blood Sugar Control in Type 2 Diabetics

Turns out that yoga doesn’t just feel great, it can also have far-reaching health benefits. A new study shows that yoga, in combination with standard care, may improve blood sugar control and help reduce body mass index (BMI) for type 2 diabetes patients. It has been proposed that health may be affected by the...

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The Link Between Omega 3 Fatty Acids and Diabetes Risk

September 30, 2011
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The Link Between Omega 3 Fatty Acids and Diabetes Risk

Diabetes, which affects more than 23 million Americans, is the most common disorder of the endocrine system and occurs when blood sugar levels in the body are consistently higher than they should be. Approximately 3.4 million people die from diabetes each year; the World Health Organization (WHO) predicts diabetes-related deaths will double between 2005...

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Video: Diabetes & Vitamin B12

November 21, 2010
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Contributor: Ross Pelton, R.Ph. Dr. Ross Pelton explains how diabetic medications can permanently affect vitamin B12 absorption. He also discusses how extended vitamin B12 deficiencies can cause long-term and sometimes irreversible neurological damage. From: Healthy Living Lecture Series (Redmond, WA) Time: 00:01:40 More about Dr. Ross Pelton For 25 years Ross Pelton’s passion has...

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