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How to Deal With Diabetes?

Wikipedia defines diabetes as a group of metabolic disorders in which a person has a high blood pressure. There may be two reasons for this; the first reason the body does not produce enough insulin or the other reason may be that the cells do not respond to the insulin that is being produced. The third type may be when women suffer from high blood glucose during pregnancy.
Some interesting stuff which I recently read relating to diabetes might prove useful to you. Most people who are infected with cytomegalovirus are not affected with any symptoms. But when the dormant virus becomes active and the person’s immune system is weak there is a great likelihood that the person may be affected with diabetes.
Scientists have found a new biosensor with the help of which minute traces of glucose in saliva, tears and urine can be detected. Researchers at the Jadavpur University have found that seeds of Mahogany may be a potent non toxic addition to treat diabetes naturally.
Now regarding the diet …

How to Deal With Kidney Stones?

Fruit flies do get kidney stones. Funny is it not? Their kidney tubules are so transparent that scientists find it easy to study about them. Kidney stone is an aggregation of crystals formed from dietary minerals. They affect mostly 80% of the men. If the stones grow to a considerable size they cause obstruction of the ureter which leads to pain.
The reasons of kidney stone formation include drinking less amount of water, high intake of animal protein, sodium, refined sugars, grape fruit juice, apple juice and colas. Super saturation of urine and fluoridation of drinking water can also cause kidney stones.
Researchers have found that genes can also play a role in increasing the risk. You know what? Drinking iced tea can increase the risk of getting kidney stones, because it contains oxalates in high concentrations. Today, even children as young as 3 years are suffering from kidney stones the reasons health professionals point out are; sugar filled drinks, fast foods coupled with a se…

How to Deal With Fatty Liver?

Fatty liver is a disease that can be reversed. Triglyceride fat accumulates in liver cells due to the process of abnormal retention of lipids which leads to this condition. People who drink excessive alcohol and people who are obese are likely the sufferers. If the fat make up of the liver is more than 5%-10% it may lead to alcoholic or non alcoholic liver disease.
Dietary consideration is an important factor in dealing with fatty liver. You should eat healthy and balanced diet and be more physically active. You should limit foods such as bread, grits, rice, potatoes, corn and concentrated sugar which is found in sports drinks and juice. It is wise to avoid un-necessary medication. Foods which are rich in vitamin E, selenium, betaine and metformin are very good for fatty liver.
Detoxifying foods such as onion, garlic, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, collard greens, kale, Brussels sprouts and spices such as turmeric and cinnamon are very good for this condition. If you are confused about…

How to Deal With Gall Stones?

One of my friends was diagnosed with gall stones and she made a great fuss as if it was the end of the world. This post is dedicated to her and all those people on the planet suffering from gall stones. So what are gall stones? Gall stones are small substances that are found in the gall bladder. The liquid stored in the gall bladder hardens to form gall stones. The gall stones are of two types’ cholesterol stones and pigment stones. These stones may be small as a grain of sand or as large as golf ball.
If you suffer from gall stones you should be very careful about your diet. Try to include fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet. Whole grains, lean meat, poultry, fish and low fat dairy products are the best foods for this condition. The foods that should be avoided are highly processed foods, whole milk dairy milk products and fatty red meat. Proper diet coupled with regular exercise can be very beneficial for those suffering from this condition.
A few hours of brisk walking, joggin…

Health Benefits of Spinach

Spinach originates from Central and South Western Asia. The bright, vibrant and fresh spinach is loaded with high amounts of antioxidants and retains it when steamed or boiled.  It has been recently found that the fluorescent lighting in supermarkets increases the nutritional content of spinach. The famous Popeye got his super strength from spinach because it contains vitamin A, C, E and K, magnesium, folate, betaine, iron, calcium, potassium, folic acid, copper, zinc, niacin, selenium, omega 3 fatty acids and a new set of compounds called opioid peptides.
Spinach also contains health supportive nutrients called glycoglycerolipids which protect the lining of digestive tract from unwanted inflammation. Daily inclusion of spinach in your diet guards you against inflammation problems, oxidative stress, cardiovascular problems, bone problems and cancers. Spinach contains specialized flavonoids which fight cell division in stomach cancer cells and reduce the incidence of breast cancer. Spin…

The Health Benefits of Berries

Why should you include berries in your daily diet? The answer is very interesting and simple because berries provide a whole lot of health benefits. In this post we will discuss about blue berries, rasp berries and straw berries.
Blue berries – Research has proved that blueberry antioxidants are good for the nervous system and brain health. They protect the body from oxidative stress. The blueberries help to reduce total cholesterol, raise the good cholesterol levels and lower the amount of triglycerides. It prevents clogging of blood vessels and increases plasma oxidant capacity. Regular intake of blue berries helps to maintain healthy blood pressure. Blue berries improve memory, increase cognitive protection by protecting the nerve cells from oxygen damage. Blue berries are very beneficial for persons suffering from diabetes, metabolic syndrome or insulin resistance because it regulates blood sugar levels. Blue berries improve eye health by protecting retina from oxidative damage.