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Warning Signs of Diabetes & Prediabetes

Prediabetes and diabetes are growing at an alarming rate in this country. According to the latest data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 30 million American adults have diabetes and another 84 million have prediabetes, a condition that, if left unchecked, can lead to diabetes in five years. What’s even scarier is that the majority of Americans who fall in the prediabetes group, don’t even know it yet! There are two main types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes, often referred…

Twelve Points to Cure Type 2 Diabetes

Curing type 2 diabetes is possible. Following are dietary recommendations for curing diabetes. They are broken into two groups of simple instructions. Six dos and six don’ts. Keep in mind, however, that just because they are easy to state, doesn’t mean that they will be easy to stick to. The Don’ts : Foods to Avoid 1. Eliminate all soda from your diet—regular and diet varieties. 2. Eliminate all simple sugars: cookies, cakes, candy, ice cream, maple syrup, honey, molasses, and anything made from them. 3. Eliminate…

Five Foods to Avoid to Insure Healthy Skin

Nutrition is important for health. An unhealthy diet can damage your metabolism, cause weight gain and even affect organs such as your heart and liver. What you eat also affects the health of another organ — your skin. If you are suffering from common skin problems that you just cannot seem to overcome with external skin care aids, you might find the cause on your dinner plate. See below for foods that exacerbate some of the more prevalent and pesky skin conditions—and ultimately deny you healthy skin. Problem: Redness,…

Is a career in the health sector right for you?

If you are looking to forge a new career or simply interested in switching roles into a new sector, then health care might be one to consider. It goes without saying that the service that professionals in the health sector provide is vital for looking after us when ill. The other great thing about the health sector is the wide choice of roles within it. There will be something to fit your individual skills and interests from nursing to midwifery or urology. Can I cut it in the health care industry? To gain…

Defining the Elemental Diet

The elemental diet (ED) is partially defined as something “fundamental,” “simple,” and “uncomplicated.” Indeed, the term “elemental diet” nearly describes the thing – a “chemically defined” medical food composed of breakdown products of protein, carbohydrates, and fats, along with essential vitamins and minerals, delivered to the patient through a nasogastric tube in a hospital (or home) setting, or as a liquid beverage, much like a meal replacement or cleansing product. What distinguishes an ED from typical meal…

Boost Nitric Oxide Levels to Improve Health

We knew about the health benefits of nitric oxide long before scientists were aware of its presence in the human body. Nitroglycerin, a drug that works on nitric oxide pathways, was adopted as a medical therapy for angina and high blood pressure in the 1880s, but another century passed before anyone had any inkling of why it worked. The discovery of nitric oxide and its biological activities was so astounding that the 1998 Nobel Prize was awarded to the three pharmacologists who identified and furthered our understanding…

What Causes Dry Skin and What You Can Do About It

Simple home remedies can treat (and prevent) dry skin. Xeroderma, commonly known as dry skin, is a manageable condition that affects nearly everyone at some point throughout his or her life. Thankfully, skin typically heals itself. Yet the weather and our environment can affect how skin heals—you may need to take steps to prevent and treat dry skin. There are several causes for dry skin, all of which stem from the issue of moisture retention. For example, dry skin is common in climates with cold, dry winters.…

What To Eat Boost Energy And Relieve Stress

How do you deal with stress- could you need a little energy boost? Try these diet changes to see how you feel. Energy boosters Breakfast: Eat a couple of boiled eggs and a bowl of oatmeal topped with a sprinkle of cinnamon. Roll pinto beans, melted cheese, and salsa in a whole grain tortilla. Blend a smoothie made with whey protein powder, milk (nut, soy, rice, or cow’s), a pinch of cinnamon, and fresh or frozen fruit. Munch a couple of rye crackers while sipping the smoothie. Recent research suggests that whey protein…

These Foods Improve Digestive Health Immediately

Your emotional state controls your digestion more than you think. By Lisa Marshall We get “butterflies in our stomach” when we’re nervous, “choke up” when we’re about to cry, and have a “gut feeling” when something just doesn’t seem right. We turn to “comfort food” when we’re depressed and forget to eat when we are stressed. But even though these phrases underscore our intuitive grasp of the link between our emotions and our digestive system, Western medicine has only recently begun to understand how connected…

Heal the Brain with Essential Oils

Essential oils are uniquely suited to cross the blood brain barrier to access and heal the brain. Diet and supplements, while critical in healing the body, have proven limited in accessing the brain, with the notable exception of essential fatty acids and liposomal based remedies which, like the brain, are fat based. This is because the brain is primarily comprised of fat.  We know that like attracts like which is one of the reasons that oil pulling works. According to Dr. Bruce Fife in his book Oil Pulling Therapy,…