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Saying No to Type 2 Diabetes

By | November 3rd, 2015|Featured Articles|

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 1 diabetes require insulin injections, as [...]

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Holiday spices offer healing gifts

By | August 13th, 2015|HNU Archive|

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 positive effect on the glycemic control and cholesterol levels in diabetes type [...]

Trace Mineral Speeds Healing: Vanadium may help recovery from infections

By | August 3rd, 2015|HNU Archive|

Dietary supplements containing vanadium are used by body builders to help beef up muscles and by some diabetic people to control blood sugar. New research now suggests the naturally occurring element may help prepare the body to recover speedily from infections from gram-negative organisms such as E. coli. Researchers found that mice given vanadium – [...]

Plant sterols help lower cholesterol

By | July 25th, 2015|HNU Archive|

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 absorption and reduce harmful levels of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol. A recent Canadian study supports this [...]

Mineral helps prevent, ease diabetes

By | July 24th, 2015|HNU Archive|

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, heart disease or cancer, for 18 years (women) or [...]

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

By | July 23rd, 2015|HNU Archive|

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 polyunsaturated fats, omega oils and vitamins. PhD student Lynda Gillen, from [...]

Whole Grain Advantage: Eating more can reduce diabetes risk

By | June 28th, 2015|HNU Archive|

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 three or more servings per day of whole-grain foods, particularly [...]

Vitamin E Protects Heart: Diabetics benefit from daily supplement

By | June 28th, 2015|HNU Archive|

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 supplements, according to a study published in the November [...]

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

By | June 28th, 2015|HNU Archive|

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 supplements per day saw a 24% drop in plasma C-reactive protein (CRP) [...]

Sugar and Spice: Cinnamon reduces glucose in diabetics

By | June 28th, 2015|HNU Archive|

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 of whom had been diagnosed several years earlier [...]