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7 Baking Soda Health Benefits

…Benefit of Baking Soda #1: Kidney Disease Bicarbonate is an alkaline substance naturally produced in the body that buffers acids and helps keep pH in check. In people who have chronic kidney disease, which is most often caused by diabetes or hypertension, poorly functioning kidneys have a hard time removing…

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How to Beat Metabolic Syndrome

…what about the other aspects of insulin resistance and symptoms of metabolic syndrome? Elevated insulin levels thicken the blood vessels and affect kidney function, which contribute to hypertension. They also promote fat storage and shut down fat burning, so more and more fat gets socked away, particularly…

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Diabesity Challenge: Take a Glycine Supplement

…destructive process that contributes to diabetes-associated damage to the eyes, kidneys and other organs. While it’s not critical that you take a glycine supplement as part of my Diabesity Challenge, it can really help support your weight-loss efforts. The suggested dose is 5 g of glycine supplement mixed…

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Vitamin B, Vitamin C, and Diabetes

…and vitamin C. B-complex vitamins, particularly B6 and B12, are vital for the health of people who have diabetes. That’s because these vitamins support nerve health, which is critical when addressing conditions such as diabetic neuropathy. Biotin is another B-complex vitamin that is necessary for cell…

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Follow a Fructose-Free Diet

…consumed fructose it did not trigger the hormones that tell the body it is full and satisfied. Although these findings are preliminary, they further support the theory that fructose may actually be a bigger culprit than glucose in our epidemics of obesity and diabetes. * Raises risk of metabolic syndrome…

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Tips for Treating Plantar Fasciitis

…excellent arch support, cushioning, and motion support (so the foot won’t have too much side-to-side movement) may be all that you need. Another option for treating plantar fasciitis is orthotics, devices that are placed in your shoes to take pressure off the fascia and keep the supporting structures in…

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Health Benefits of L-Carnitine

…the mitochondria, where they’re burned for energy. Young, healthy people produce all the carnitine they need. However, levels may be depleted by kidney and liver disease, genetic defects, valproic acid (an epilepsy drug), cancer—and advancing age. Declines in mitochondrial function are a significant…

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4 Steps to Strong Bones

…, inadequate exercise, hormonal and dietary factors, drugs (steroids, antacids, anticonvulsants, and thyroid drugs), and diseases of the thyroid, kidney, liver or pancreas. Although some of these factors are beyond your control, there are measures you can take to promote strong bones and avoid becoming…

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Nutrient Spotlight: Importance of Minerals

In this third part of my blog series on how the different components of a quality daily multivitamin help promote and support optimal health and well-being, I’ll be explaining the importance of minerals. Minerals, like vitamins, play diverse roles. They are important components of bones and blood,…

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