Type-2-Diabetes

GABA: A Natural Anxiety Treatment

Before we know it, the holiday season will be upon us. While most of us look forward to reconnecting with friends and loved ones—or even the excitement in the air from holiday music and specials—it’s also a time of year when stress piles up and the search for natural anxiety…

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Could Your Gut Bacteria Signal Diabetes?

We know that immunity begins in the gut. But some research has shown that your gut bacteria can also reveal whether or not you have type 2 diabetes—perhaps even before other signs and symptoms of type 2 diabetes emerge. To reach this conclusion, researchers at the University of Copenhagen and…

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5 Interesting Facts About Diabetes

Interesting Fact About Diabetes #1 In the Diabetes Prevention Program, a large prevention study of people with diabetes risk factors, changes in lifestyle reduced the likelihood of participants developing diabetes by 58 percent over three years. And for participants who were aged 60 years or older,…

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Remedies Worse Than the Disease

For years, doctors have known the potential dangers of oral hypoglycemic drugs. But for whatever reason, they continue to prescribe them to patients dealing with diabetes. So my question is this: When are we going to learn—rather, when are we going to accept—that oral medications used to…

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Treating Diabetes the Conventional Way

If you are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, you’ll immediately—and unavoidably—be prescribed insulin. If the diagnosis is type 2 diabetes, you’ll probably be told to make some changes in your diet and to begin exercising. But, you’ll also likely be told to take a drug if…

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Foods that Prevent Diabetes: Apples and Blueberries

A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that if you want to avoid type 2 diabetes, increase your intake of apples and blueberries since both are foods that prevent diabetes. For this study, researchers followed approximately 200,000 participants in three large-scale…

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Lose Weight, Lose Diabetes

To show you how making a commitment to lifestyle changes is one of the best preventive methods for reversing diabetes, I want to share one of my favorite diabetes success stories. It comes from a gentleman named J.D. J.D. writes: “Dr. Whitaker, four and a half years ago, I was 43 and in the…

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To Avoid Diabetes, Slow Down

If you have a tendency to wolf down your food, here’s an incentive to slow down. A recent study suggests eating quickly can increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. To reach these findings, researchers in Lithuania studied the eating habits of 702 people: 234 with type 2 diabetes and…

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The Pill That Will Help You Prevent Diabetes

In the media coverage gearing up for November’s American Diabetes Month, here’s a breakthrough you won’t hear about—especially from the drug companies. New research has found that simply getting enough vitamin D can help to prevent type 2 diabetes. Scientists at Helmholtz…

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Fish Oil's Role in Managing Diabetes

Fish oil, which contains the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, is powerful medicine for disorders ranging from heart disease and depression to arthritis and autoimmune disorders. EPA is particularly beneficial for the cardiovascular system, as it discourages blood platelets from sticking together,…

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Diabetes and Obesity

As you may know, type 2 diabetes is caused by insulin resistance. For people living with diabetes, the beta cells in the pancreas make plenty of insulin—the hormone that moves glucose from the blood into the cells—but the cells are unresponsive to insulin’s actions. This leads to a…

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A Diabetic Diet Plan Checklist

If you’ve just been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, your head is probably swimming with information about the lifestyle changes you’ll need to make, including how to create and stay on a diabetic diet plan. Type 2 diabetes is a serious condition, and to successfully manage blood sugar…

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Lower Blood Sugar Levels With Herbs

While several herbs have been proven to lower blood sugar levels, two in particular stand out: Gymnema sylvestre. This is a plant native to India that, incredible as it may seem, appears to regenerate the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. Gymnema has been demonstrated to lower blood…

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3 Natural Alternatives to Antidepressants

Researchers from the University of Southampton recently evaluated 22 studies and three previous reviews that examined the link between antidepressants and risk factors for type 2 diabetes. They concluded that, for the most part, people who take these drugs are at an increased risk of developing the…

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How Safe Are Your Supplements?

You may have seen the new Consumer Reports article, “10 Surprising Dangers of Vitamins and Supplements.” This isn’t a new topic. Periodically, a new study will spark a media circus about the “dangers” of nutritional supplements. While this article attempts to discredit…

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Higher Blood Sugar Levels Linked With Cognitive Impairment

A couple of years ago, I wrote about a study examining the link between diabetes and Alzheimer’s in which Japanese researchers found that type 2 diabetes increased the risk of dementia by 35 percent. Now, research recently published in the journal Neurology suggests that higher blood…

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