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Type 2 Diabetes – A New Herbal Composition Shows Promise in Controlling Diabetes

According to scientists at Sheba Medical Center in Israel, a new botanical composition shows promise for controlling Type 2 diabetes. Their study, reported on in September of 2018 in the journal Integrative Medical Research, tested an herbal supplement designated at the moment, as SR2004. It includes herbs with Latin names… morus alba, artemisia dracunculus, urtica dioica, cinnamomum zeylanicum, and taraxacum officinale. A total of one hundred and three people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes received SR2004 along with their usual treatment. After 12 weeks their… average HbA1c […]

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Four Reasons You Should Avoid Activated Charcoal At All Costs

On her Goop website, Gwyneth Paltrow claimed that charcoal lemonade was one of the “best juice cleansers”. That was in 2014. Today, charcoal products – from croissants to capsules – are everywhere. Even high street coffee chains have taken to selling charcoal “shots”. Some vendors of these products claim that activated charcoal can boost your energy, brighten your skin and reduce wind and bloating. The main claim, though, is that these products can detoxify your body. It’s […]

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Four Reasons You Should Avoid Activated Charcoal At All Costs

On her Goop website, Gwyneth Paltrow claimed that charcoal lemonade was one of the “best juice cleansers”. That was in 2014. Today, charcoal products – from croissants to capsules – are everywhere. Even high street coffee chains have taken to selling charcoal “shots”. Some vendors of these products claim that activated charcoal can boost your energy, brighten your skin and reduce wind and bloating. The main claim, though, is that these products can detoxify your body. It’s easy to see where the claim that activated charcoal can […]

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Exercises and Workouts – Four Ways To Boost Your Heart Rate

For many people, hitting the gym is very challenging. It takes time away from your busy schedule and often you are too tired in the first place. However, what you need to remember is exercise does not necessarily have to take place in the gym. There are many ways to fit in a great workout session without even stepping foot in a commercial gym establishment. All you need to do is get your heart rate up. Do […]

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Exercises and Workouts – Four Ways To Boost Your Heart Rate

For many people, hitting the gym is very challenging. It takes time away from your busy schedule and often you are too tired in the first place. However, what you need to remember is exercise does not necessarily have to take place in the gym. There are many ways to fit in a great workout session without even stepping foot in a commercial gym establishment. All you need to do is get your heart rate up. Do […]

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Type 2 Diabetes – Nerve Damage in the Early Stages of Diabetic Eye Disease

The back of the eye, or retina, has nerve tissue that enables us to see. In Type 2 diabetes high blood sugar levels cause damage to nerve tissue, as well as the blood vessels feeding the tissue. Such damage can thin the retina, which can lead to loss of vision. Until recently diabetic retinopathy, a leading cause of blindness has been thought of as primarily a disease of the blood vessels in the back of the eye or retina. Treatment has been aimed at coagulating weak blood […]

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Type 2 Diabetes – Combined Physical Activity Makes It Easier to Control Blood Sugar

The two basic types of exercise, aerobic and muscle or resistance training, have been much studied as a treatment for Type 2 diabetes. Investigators at the Lanzhou University in Lanzhou, China, put together thirty-seven studies on the two exercise types and analyzed them as if they were one extensive study. They found a combination of the two types of exercise is best for controlling blood sugar levels. Their results were published in July of 2018 in the […]

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Type 2 Diabetes – Obese Newborns at Risk for Developing Insulin Resistance

According to a study reported on in July of 2018 in the Journal of Clinical and Endocrinological Metabolism babies born large for their age are at risk for insulin resistance, the cause of Type 2 diabetes. Scientists at the Shanghai Jiao-Tong University in Shanghai, China, and some different research facilities in Canada found what may be the reason for the high risk of Type 2 diabetes seen in adults born large for their ages. The researchers included… […]

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Type 2 Diabetes – Obese Newborns at Risk for Developing Insulin Resistance

According to a study reported on in July of 2018 in the Journal of Clinical and Endocrinological Metabolism babies born large for their age are at risk for insulin resistance, the cause of Type 2 diabetes. Scientists at the Shanghai Jiao-Tong University in Shanghai, China, and some different research facilities in Canada found what may be the reason for the high risk of Type 2 diabetes seen in adults born large for their ages. The researchers included… […]

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Type 2 Diabetes – Do What You Must, Not What You Want

Is there anything more important than being healthy? Most things in life require you to be well for you to enjoy or appreciate them. It is not so much about being well physically as it is keeping a robust state of mind. Life becomes harder when there is something lingering, eating at you. Even Type 2 diabetes, a disease that does not bring immediate fatal consequences, triggers stress and anxiety. You do not have to think about the disease itself – merely knowing your body is not […]

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