Disease

Diabetes and Periodontal Disease

…with diabetes are at higher risk of developing periodontal disease than people without blood sugar problems. Periodontal disease, or gum disease, occurs when the gums become infected and inflamed. Signs that you may have periodontal disease include: * red, sore, swollen gums * bleeding gums * loose…

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Preventing Alzheimer's Disease Naturally

Few diseases are sadder than Alzheimer’s disease. It’s absolutely disheartening when someone you know and love doesn’t recognize you anymore or loses cognitive abilities. It’s also scary to know that you have a relative with Alzheimer’s because there’s such a…

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Preventing Heart Disease Naturally

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer in this country, and for many people a heart attack is the first symptom of the disease. The good news is you can absolutely prevent heart disease, even if you’re at high risk—and you don’t need powerful prescription drugs or surgery for…

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Diabetes and Kidney Disease

…decade, the prevalence of kidney disease has doubled. One of the main reasons for this upsurge is our epidemic of diabetes. One-quarter to one-third of people with this condition develop diabetic nephropathy, which is the leading cause of end-stage renal disease. Diabetes does a double whammy on the…

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Beware of Liver Disease

…but nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Afflicting roughly one in four Americans, it is not caused by alcohol or a virus, but by obesity and insulin resistance—and at least half of all type 2 diabetics are affected. NAFLD is a progressive disease marked by three distinct stages.…

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Inflammation and Heart Disease

…times a day) also curb inflammation. Because chronic inflammation adversely affects virtually every organ system in the body, by following this program you will reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease as well as Alzheimer’s, cancer, macular degeneration, and other aging-related diseases.

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New Treatments for Parkinson’s Disease

…be glad to answer any questions you may have. Now it’s your turn: What therapies have you or a loved one tried to slow Parkinson’s disease? You May Also Be Interested in * This Once-Controversial Therapy May Be the Future of Medicine * The Truth About L-Carnitine and Heart Disease

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Preventing Heart Disease With Aspirin

…dosage levels. “Aspirin resistance” affects about a quarter of the population with cardiovascular disease. Whether this is due to diabetes, genetic variations, or advanced disease is unknown. However, it’s clear that not everybody metabolizes aspirin the same way. An effective dose…

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Remedies Worse Than the Disease

…attacks, strokes, and death from cardiovascular disease in patients with type 2 diabetes. One arm of the study tested the widely held assumption that using more aggressive methods to lower blood sugar would provide greater protection against heart disease. Instead, ACCORD found just the opposite.…

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Prevent Heart Disease With This Tasty Treat

…chocolate can reduce coronary heart disease risk factors by one-third. The Cambridge researchers analyzed the results of seven studies involving more than 100,000 participants. What they found is that people who ate the most chocolate reduced their coronary heart disease risk factors by 37 percent…

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Do What You Can to Prevent Heart Disease

…the disease. The good news is you can absolutely prevent heart disease, even if you have multiple risk factors of heart disease. And you don’t need powerful prescription drugs or surgery to do it. Here’s what I recommend for preventing heart disease. 5 Ways to Prevent Heart Disease * Eat…

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Let's Get the Word Out About Diabetes and Heart Disease

…US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 25 million people in the United States have diabetes. And one-quarter of them don’t even know they have the disease. What many people don’t realize is that diabetes significantly raises heart disease risk. In fact, people…

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Type 2 Diabetes Is No Longer an Adult Disease

…referred to as “adult-onset” diabetes, was once considered an adult-only condition. However, in recent years, the occurrence of the disease in children has grown at epidemic rates. Fueled by today’s rise in childhood obesity, the CDC estimates that 1 in 3 children born in 2000 will…

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Real Treatments for Autoimmune Diseases

…lupus, multiple sclerosis (MS), psoriasis, Crohn’s, and scores of other disorders fall into the general category of “autoimmune diseases.” These progressive disorders, which affect nearly 24 million people in this country, cause significant pain and disability. Problem is, treating…

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Heart Disease—6 Risk Factors You Can Reverse

Heart disease is the number 1 killer in this country, and for many people a heart attack is the first symptom of the disease. Fortunately, you can absolutely prevent heart disease, even if you’re at high risk—and you don’t need powerful prescription drugs or surgery to do it. 1.…

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Smile With Confidence, Even If You Have Diabetes

…heart disease, vision loss, nerve damage, and impaired kidney function. But people often don’t recognize the link between diabetes and other health problems, including periodontal disease. According to the CDC, young adults with diabetes have about twice the risk of periodontal disease than…

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Floss Your Way to Better Heart Health

…oral health and cardiovascular disease. The reason is that periodontal disease (infection and inflammation of the gums) is associated with increased levels of C-reactive protein (CRP)—and the higher your CRP the greater your risk of cardiovascular disease. So, keeping your teeth and gums…

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Nuts: A Heart-Healthy Snack

…pressure naturally. Studies Show Nuts Prevent Heart Disease, Making Them a Heart-Healthy Snack A number of studies have documented the protective effects of nuts on cardiovascular health and have demonstrated their ability to help prevent heart disease. In one of the earliest studies, members of the…

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Benefits of Vitamin B1 for Your Kidneys

…Damaged kidneys allow this protein to leak into the urine, and levels rise as the disease advances. In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study, researchers gave patients with early-stage diabetic kidney disease 300 mg of vitamin B1 (thiamine) or a placebo daily for three months. Those taking…

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Diabetes Is Much Too Serious to Ignore

disease. Diabetes is a fearsome disorder, yet one we take much too lightly. Few people flirting with borderline elevated blood sugar levels realize how important it is to get this situation under control right away. Most folks are unaware of the many diabetes complications, and that this disease is…

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