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The Many Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

…oil is a gentle, safe, inexpensive natural emollient—and it smells like an Almond Joy! My stepdaughter tells me it’s the best hair conditioner around. She suggests working a handful of coconut oil into the hair, especially the dry ends, pin up or cover with a shower cap, leave on for at…

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Benefits of Vitamin B1 for Your Kidneys

…for a future of dialysis and transplant (the endgame of progressive kidney disease). Early treatment with an inexpensive vitamin may reverse this condition and prevent the need for these expensive and difficult procedures. Kidney Health and the Benefits of Vitamin B An early sign of kidney problems…

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Diabetes and Glaucoma

…this condition is because, in addition to the damage caused by an inability to control blood sugar levels, abnormal eye pressure related to glaucoma further damages the nerves and blood vessels in the eye. If you’ve been diagnosed with glaucoma, have regular checkups. If this condition is not…

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What Is Type 2 Diabetes?

…surfaces—they simply won’t open up to let in glucose and other nutrients, regardless how much insulin is knocking at the door. This is a condition known as insulin resistance or insulin insensitivity, and is at the root of 90 percent of all diagnoses of diabetes. Type 2 diabetes symptoms…

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Let's Talk About Metabolic Syndrome (Syndrome X)

In addition to being the driving force behind type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance is also part and parcel of a condition called metabolic syndrome (formerly syndrome X). Identified in the mid-1980s by Stanford University researcher Gerald Reaven, MD, metabolic syndrome is a cluster of disorders that…

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Does Low Testosterone Lead to Diabetes?

With all the focus on treating diabetes with drugs, underlying causes of the condition are rarely considered. One potential contributor is low testosterone, which affects one in three diabetic men. But which came first, testosterone deficiency or diabetes? A study published in Diabetes Care may…

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Diabetes and Kidney Disease

…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 kidneys. When a person…

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Diabetes and Neuropathy

Neuropathy (damage to nerves and nerve function) is a common diabetes complications. This insidious, progressive condition is related in large part to the impaired circulation that most people living with diabetes experience. Impaired circulation causes inadequate delivery of oxygen and nutrients to…

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Follow a Fructose-Free Diet

…Excessive fructose consumption is clearly linked with metabolic syndrome, as it boosts virtually every risk factor for this increasingly prevalent condition. In one study, Spanish researchers placed men on a very high-fructose diet, and after just two weeks, they had significant increases in blood…

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Natural Treatments for Eczema

Eczema, also called atopic dermatitis, is an inflammatory skin condition that can be extremely stubborn. Although it’s most common in children, eczema also affects millions of adults. Fortunately, there are several safe, effective natural treatments for eczema. Because it is linked to an…

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Natural Treatment for Glaucoma

One of the scariest vision changes that can happen to anyone, from infant to adult, is glaucoma. This very common condition is caused by an imbalance between the production and outflow of fluid in the eye. Left unchecked, it can lead to a loss of peripheral vision, also known as “tunnel…

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Diabetes and Obesity

…potential to gain weight. In short, preventing—and reversing—type 2 diabetes for many is as easy as achieving or maintaining your ideal weight. In a future post, I’ll introduce you to my favorite supplements for diabetes that you can use to help keep this condition under control.

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Natural Treatments for COPD

…bronchitis. COPD not only impairs quality of life, it is our third-leading cause of death. Although there is no known cure for this progressive condition, there are treatments for COPD—besides the steroids, bronchodilators, and frequent antibiotics conventional physicians typically…

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4 Embarrassing Health Problems, Solved

…health food store or pharmacy. * Defeat dandruff with a household staple. The most common cause of dandruff is seborrheic dermatitis. This skin condition usually starts as dry or greasy scaling of the skin but may progress to yellow-red scaling bumps. To treat dandruff, wash your scalp with diluted…

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7 Signs and Symptoms of Hypothyroidism

…of them are undiagnosed. Why does this matter? Because if your thyroid gland is not producing enough T3 and T4, the dominant thyroid hormones, a condition called hypothyroidism develops. And hypothyroidism can have widespread adverse effects on your health and well-being. Common Signs and Symptoms…

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