diabetes

Saying No to Type 2 Diabetes

by Brad King, MS, MFS The world today is facing somewhat of a diabetes epidemic with over 340 million sufferers and growing – and most of them outwards! The condition of diabetes can be broken down into two different types; Type 1 and Type 2. Those suffering from Type...

Holiday spices offer healing gifts

Those festive spices found in holiday treats may have a role to play beyond making things taste good! Recent studies on cinnamon, clove and ginger point to benefits in blood sugar management, diabetic complications and nausea. Previous reports that cinnamon may have a...

Plant sterols help lower cholesterol

Diabetics, who have a tendency toward high cholesterol, may benefit the most from increased intake of plant sterols. Experts in cholesterol management now recommend an intake of 1.3 grams of phytosterols (plant sterols) per day to help lower dietary cholesterol...

Mineral helps prevent, ease diabetes

In a long-term study at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, researchers examined a possible link between low magnesium intake and increased risk of type 2 diabetes. They monitored the health and diet of 85,060 women and 42,872 men with no history of...

Diabetes? Go Nuts! More evidence that walnuts important for diabetics

Eating walnuts as part of one's overall diet has been trumpeted again for people developing Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. The study follows another report published late last year, which highlighted the importance of eating a handful of walnuts a day. Walnuts are rich in...

Whole Grain Advantage: Eating more can reduce diabetes risk

The number of people with Type 2 diabetes has been on the rise in North America and an estimated 24% of adults have the metabolic syndrome that often precedes Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. New research from Tufts University shows that people who eat...

Vitamin E Protects Heart: Diabetics benefit from daily supplement

Despite recent reports that high-dose vitamin E is associated with a higher overall risk of dying, at least one group stands to benefit greatly. About 40% of diabetic patients can reduce their risk of heart attacks and of dying from heart disease by taking vitamin E...

The C Factor: Vitamin C reduces risk for trio of serious diseases

Vitamin C supplements can reduce levels of C- reactive protein, a marker of inflammation and chronic disease risk in humans, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. Participants who took about 500 mg of vitamin C...

Sugar and Spice: Cinnamon reduces glucose in diabetics

Less than a half-teaspoon per day of ground cinnamon helped volunteers with type II diabetes reduce their levels of blood sugar - and reduce several heart disease risk factors, as well. That's according to a preliminary study of a small group of 60 men and women, all...

Nutrition Notes: The Magnesium Link

We know our dietary choices affect our health risks, but recent studies highlight a reason we probably wouldn’t think of: adequate amounts of magnesium could reduce the risk of diabetes by 10% to 34%. In a study of over 39,000 women, those who were getting the most...