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Food Choices Vs. Nutritional Sabotage

Nutritional Sabotage? what do I mean? Are our healthy clean eating diets helping us, or are they creatine nutritional mayhem. Let’s talk about a few examples. No carb: the Go To diet for a very long time. A few points. The Moderation study: Dr Sara Seidelmann, clinical and research fellow in cardiovascular medicine from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, led the research. The study of more than 15,400 people in the US found that diets both low and high in carbohydrates were linked with an increase in […]

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Type 2 Diabetes – Fasting Blood Sugar Helps to Diagnose Gestational Diabetes Early in the Pregnancy

Gestational diabetes which is also known as pregnancy-related diabetes carries risks for both mother and child. The sooner the disease is diagnosed, the sooner it can be treated. At present, the condition is diagnosed between the 24th and 28th weeks of pregnancy with the use of the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT). Investigators at Peking University’s Hospital in Beijing and several other research facilities in China and the United States have found that fasting blood sugar levels can be used to diagnose Gestational diabetes at the 19th […]

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Type 2 Diabetes – The Effect Of Smoking On The Risk Of Kidney Failure in Diabetes

In February of 2019, the journal Acta Diabetology reported on the results of a study on smoking and various other factors on kidney disease in people who had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Researchers at the University of Leicester and the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom combined thirteen studies on the subject and analyzed the results as if they were one large study of 20,056 participants who had Type 2 diabetes. When the kidneys lose their normal ability to filter blood, albumin a blood […]

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New Orleans: Big Easy, Ethnic Diversity, Food, Jazz, Energy

New Orleans, Louisiana, is known for many characteristics, and things. Why is it referred to, as the Big Easy? Is it because, the nature of the city is somewhat, relaxed, its people enjoy life, it’s small – enough, to feel intimate, yet large enough to offer a lot of variety, from a cultural, entertainment, and educational perspective, or, simply because, it seems, most, go about their own ways, and believe in, Live and Let Live? Why, and how, does this city, enjoy a degree of progressive/ liberal […]

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How Donors Should Assess a Charity Before Giving a Donation

We’ll soon be entering into the biggest fundraising season of the year as we go into September, which will ultimately lead us to the holiday months. Despite the fact that fundraising reached the highest levels in 2017, including surpassing $400 billion, fundraising revenue has declined in the first quarter of this year, which should serve as a red flag for nonprofits. While I hope that fundraising revenue picks up for the nonprofit sector, I also believe that donors should support only charities that are demonstrating impact, growth, […]

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Cheap Flights to Punta Cana Tips – What to Do to Save on Your Trip to the Dominican Republic

This Caribbean destination is becoming increasingly popular with tourists. Due to the increase in tourism to the area, it’s becoming easier to find affordable airfare. If you are looking for cheap flights to Punta Cana, you shouldn’t have to look very hard at all. Not only will you find affordable airfare, you will also be able to find deals on resort hotels. When you fly to the city, you will arrive at Punta Cana International Airport, which has good connections with many other airports. The hotels and […]

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Conventional, Versus Alternative Health Care

In the United States of America, our medical system, and the health – care orientation, focuses on what is often referred to, as conventional medicine, while the majority of the rest of the world, prioritizes wellness, and balancing, so – called, alternative medicine, with conventional ones. The essential difference is, what we use, focuses on treating symptoms, often, rather than causes, while, the other approach, emphasizes, holistic approaches, treatments, and remedies. Some of these alternatives include: homeopathic; herbal; other alternatives; acupuncture, etc. With that in mind, this […]

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Conventional, Versus Alternative Health Care

In the United States of America, our medical system, and the health – care orientation, focuses on what is often referred to, as conventional medicine, while the majority of the rest of the world, prioritizes wellness, and balancing, so – called, alternative medicine, with conventional ones. The essential difference is, what we use, focuses on treating symptoms, often, rather than causes, while, the other approach, emphasizes, holistic approaches, treatments, and remedies. Some of these alternatives include: homeopathic; herbal; other alternatives; acupuncture, etc. With that in mind, this […]

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Caribbean Family Vacations Guide – Follow These Tips to Plan Your Family Trip

There are a lot of kid-friendly places in the Caribbean Islands. If you want to bring grandma and grandpa along, you can easily find a hotel or resort that will keep them happy as well. Each island is unique and has something different to offer. The tricky part is to narrow down your search. Here are a few things to consider when it comes to Caribbean family vacations. • Consider the amount of activity your family will want. If the kids will be perfectly happy playing in […]

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Type 2 Diabetes – Is Muscle Mass a Factor in Preventing or Controlling Gestational Diabetes?

Physical activity is known to be one way of preventing or controlling Type 2 diabetes and pregnancy-related diabetes which is known as Gestational diabetes. One reason for this could be a protective effect of muscle tissue. Scientists at St. Marianna University in Kawasaki, Japan, found a link between low muscle mass and insulin resistance. Their study, reported on in November of 2018 in Endocrinology Journal, included 96 pregnant women with an average age of 34 years, diagnosed with Gestational diabetes. Their body mass index (BMI) averaged 22 […]

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