Diabetes

5 potential health benefits of eating Okra

By |August 1st, 2016|

What is Okra?  I personally have never heard of it prior to trying them fried to a crisp with a light batter like zucchini … but Okra is a warm-season vegetable popular in the southern United States, parts […]

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Is a low carb or low fat diet better?

By |June 1st, 2016|

There’s a longstanding debate among scientists and dieters alike about the best way to shed pounds.  Those in the more traditional school maintain that decreasing total calories is most important, while others passionately argue that the “calorie is a calorie” […]

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5 reasons sugar is a direct cause of cancer

By |April 8th, 2016|

Cancer is a terrible and alarming epidemic.  One of two males will contract cancer in their lifetimes; one out of three women as well.  Yet despite the “efforts” of the American Cancer Society (ACS), National Cancer Institute (NCI) […]

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Aspartame – one of the deadliest substances in today’s diet

By |March 7th, 2016|

When it comes to artificial ANYTHING, buyer beware.  Additives such as NutraSweet, Equal, Splenda may sound innocent an innocuous, but the truth is that many, if not ALL of these types of artificial ingredients are basically chemical concoctions that have […]

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What happens when you stop consuming excess sugar?

By |February 12th, 2016|

Approximately 20% of Americans consume an excess of 700 calories of sugar per day, which is one cup of sugar.  There is obviously sugar in not only cake, candy, soda but also in some healthier food we eat […]

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Does egg consumption increase your risk of type 2 diabetes?

By |February 4th, 2016|

Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a condition with excess blood sugars in the blood stream. The prevalence is increasing. Studies on the link between egg and the risk of T2D has been inconsistent.
Aim
To conduct a meta-analyzis or available […]

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One step closer to an artificial pancreas for type-1 diabetes

By |February 3rd, 2016|

Diabetic patients face many challenges in their daily lives in order to monitor and manage their blood glucose level. It is an extremely energy and time consuming task. They use so called an open-loop system for their continuous […]

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New future treatment strategies for type 2 diabetes

By |January 3rd, 2016|

Millions of people suffer from type 2 diabetes around the world. Type 2 diabetes is mainly caused by insensitivity to insulin or insulin resistance. Insulin is a vital hormone that lowers blood glucose concentration and it is produced […]

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Another reason to drink wine?

By |December 4th, 2015|

There has been several articles on alcohol and its effects on our health recently.
Aim
To assess if wine is beneficial for those with diabetes.
Results
Red wine significantly increased the good cholesterol (HDL) and decreased the total cholesterol level.  Other benefits […]

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Olive oil reduces risk of Type 2 diabetes in women

By |October 30th, 2015|

Olive oil you say?  Well, quite possibly … yes.  The health benefits of olive oil are unrivaled, and research reveals more benefits nearly every day. In fact, we are only just beginning to understand the countless ways olive […]