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Smart Eating for Type II Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic disease that cannot be cured , and persisting high blood sugar levels can harm the kidneys, eyes, nervous system, blood vessels and the heart in the long run. The most important thing for people with diabetes is to try their best to maintain normal blood sugar levels . To achieve this, you need to have a ... Read More »

Saturated fat link with heart disease questioned

(NHS Choices) – “The risk from saturated fat in foods such as butter, cakes and fatty meat is being overstated and demonised, according to a cardiologist,” BBC News reports. In an opinion piece, a doctor specialising in heart disease writes that warnings oversaturated fats are misguided. Writing in the British Medical Journal, Dr Aseem Malhotra argues that advice to avoid saturated fats ... Read More »

Understanding Diabetes: 1. What is Diabetes?

The prevalence of diabetes is ever increasing, but the awareness of diabetes management is still remained at “You are okay if you do not eat sweet food.” Is it really that simple? Diabetes is a chronic disease with which sufferers must control their diet and may change their life style appropriately; otherwise high blood glucose levels damage nerves and blood ... Read More »

Vitamins and Breast Cancer

A Swedish study found that women who regularly took multivitamins were 19% more likely to develop a breast cancer than those who did not take multivitamins1.  35,329 women aged 49 to 83 years old took part in that study and were followed up for 10 years. The research found that women who had taken multivitamins for three years or more ... Read More »

A Touch of Magical Spice to Control Your Diabetes

To most of us, cinnamon has been known as one of the stable spice in our household. It is often used to lift up the flavor of our desserts or appears as the warm and familiar scent dispersing from the candles throughout the living room. Who would ever imagine cinnamon beyond just an ordinary flavor or scent and can be ... Read More »

Anti-Breast Cancer Diet

More women than ever before are surviving breast cancer due to better awareness, screening and improved treatments. However, some of these breast cancer survivors feel anxious or depressed, particularly about the possibility of the cancer coming back. Therefore, looking after the physical and emotional well being continues to be important after the breast cancer treatment is complete.   Breast cancer is ... Read More »

Insulin Resistance: Are You Knocking On The Door Of Diabetes?

Understanding insulin resistance (IR) Insulin resistance, also called prediabetes, is a health condition with which the cells in your body are not adequately sensitive to the normal amount of insulin secreted by your pancreas, resulting in temporary high blood sugar levels after eating or drinking. Your pancreas tries to produce more insulin to lower your high blood sugar levels. The ... Read More »