Thickened blood spells trouble for diabetics who are chronically dehydrated due to their recommended dietary habits. It's important to find ways to bring foods into the diet that are hydrating in order to avoid vascular, heart, kidney and liver conditions that complicate the disease.
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Not surprisingly a vicious rumor has been spread that fruit is taboo for diabetics. This rumor has run rampant in the medical community because fruit has a tendency to raise blood sugar levels in diabetics for short periods of time. For this reason, diabetics needlessly suffer with a number of diet-related conditions that have come to be accepted as complications of the disease. Symptoms such as constipation, anxiety, GERD, indigestion, weight gain, kidney problems, eye issues and fatty liver have become part and parcel with being diabetic. Many, if not most of these accepted conditions are attributed to the physiological stress of eating the high protein, low carbohydrate diet suggested by many nutritionists and medical practitioners – but hey, the blood sugar is under control.
Astoundingly, diabetes affects more than 420 million people worldwide and more than 29 million people in the United States according to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disea
Keeping the body in a state of ketosis by eating a high fat, high protein, low carb diet may keep your weight low, but causes more problems than it solves for diabetics in the long run, according to new research.
A diagnosis of type 1 or type 2 diabetes often comes along with a diet recommended by your medical practitioner that can worsen your condition according to science.
Researchers say that there is improved survival with a heart attack if you exercise.
A heart attack is a frightening and painful event which can be lethal. There is less of a chance of death from a heart attack in people who exercise regularly.
Researchers have investigated the effects of avocados on various components of metabolic syndrome. Avocados appear to help fight this syndrome.
There is an old saying that food is often your best medicine.
Blood-sugar friendly grains can be a hot issue for diabetics. In searching for the ultimate glycemic-index-friendly food, many diabetics want to get the most bang for their buck without raising blood sugar levels. Now they can!
Since learning that two slices of wheat bread can raise blood sugar levels higher than a candy bar, many diabetics tend to avoid it.
Think there's no connection between insomnia and your lifestyle habits? Recent research sheds some light on how and why insomnia really occurs and how its linked to heart attacks and stroke.
The million dollar question has always been “What causes Insomnia?” In the search for answers, a recent study published in the Eur
Researchers say that there is an association between insomnia and an increased risk for heart attack and stroke.
Insomnia can cause more than subjective feelings of tiredness. There is also an association between insomnia and an increased risk for heart attack and stroke.
Researchers say the metabolic and heart health of kids can be enhanced with just a little strenuous exercise.
Diabetes and heart disease have been becoming problems of epidemic proportions. These problems often begin in childhood due to sedentary lifestyles.
Researchers say that drinking a moderate amount of alcohol may be associated with a lower risk of some heart conditions.
There has been a great deal of controversy about whether drinking alcohol may be beneficial for cardiac health.
Researchers have discovered for the first time how diabetes can cause heart damage. The finding is good news because scientists have also discovered the process is reversible.
Technical University of Munich (TUM) researchers used mouse models to confirm high blood sugar levels leads to a loss of protective cells know as pericytes.
Researchers say that lifestyle intervention leads to a 10 point decrease in systolic blood pressure. Electronic counseling, or e-Counseling, offers a very good approach for this intervention.
In many instances a healthy lifestyle can help to significantly lower your blood pressure naturally without drugs.
In a meta - analysis of 17 studies, it was found that patients which carry Herpes virus type 1 and type 2 are at high risk of developing Atherosclesosis, which is a disease of the heart arteries characterized by the deposition of fatty material on their inner walls.
In another study on acute coronary syndrome, a disease resultant from the progression of atherosclerosis.
Guinness is a world famous Irish beer that is perhaps one of the most popular drinks in the world on St. Patrick’s Day. News that there are a considerable number of health benefits to Guinness has many beer drinkers feeling good.
St. Paddy's day is a day when a lot of people who aren't Irish feel like joining their Irish friends for some beer. This sounds like a terribly unhealthy thing to do.
Liver disease, type 2 diabetes and vascular disease all have one cause. The liver is the one common link between type 2 diabetes and vascular disease. Focus on healing the liver, and you can reverse all three diseases with natural treatments.
Type 2 diabetes is a disease that comes with many symptoms; sudden weight loss, low blood sugar, dry mouth, frequent urination, sugar lows and highs, moodiness blurry vision, kidney failure and vas
Researchers say many deaths from diabetes, heart disease and stroke are associated with diet. It is therefore necessary for those afflicted with these conditions to have optimal nutrition to prolong their lives.
In spite of a growing understanding of just how essential good nutrition is to overall good health there remains many people who adhere to very poor dietary habits.
A fatty embolism can cause life-threatening conditions. There are several risk factors that can make you more prone to developing one.
A fatty embolism is when fat tissue, for some reason, starts traveling through your circulation system then clogs a blood vessel.
Researchers say a micronutrient which is found in soy may have a significant heart protective benefit.
There has been a growing awareness of the connection between diet and the health of the heart. It appears foods with soy may benefit heart health.
Researchers say a Mediterranean diet with virgin olive oil may boost your levels of 'good' cholesterol and help fight heart disease.
Heart disease is a leading cause of death worldwide. Sedentary lifestyles and poor diets with high levels of bad cholesterol have been associated with heart disease.
People with Type 2 diabetes have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. In addition to controlling blood sugar with carbohydrate counting, the inclusion of fish in the diet may be protective.
Heart disease is a very serious complication of having diabetes.
The beginnings of cardiovascular disease can start as early as elementary school age. Teach your children good habits for lifelong heart health.
What do you know about the health of your arteries? Obviously, they are quite important as they deliver oxygen and vital nutrients to all body organs and tissue.
While saving lives focusing on seven heart healthy habits could also save billions in Medicare costs.
In spite of an increasing awareness of the primary factors associated with heart disease this remains the leading cause of death in the United States.
Diet is an important part of the treatment of Atrial Fibrillation, including getting enough of this important vitamin.
At least 2.7 million Americans today are living with atrial fibrillation – also called A-Fib or AF – which is an irregular heartbeat that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure or other hea
Metabolic syndrome is the name given to a group of symptoms that increase your risk for heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. Eating a healthy, balanced diet can help reduce your risk.
A diet high in fat is one trigger for metabolic syndrome, as it contributes in many ways – potential weight gain, especially in the abdominal area, and increasing cholesterol levels, a risk factor
It isn’t just obesity and high cholesterol that ups heart risks, finds a new study. Depression can also affect heart health, especially for men.
Researchers from the Helmholtz Zentrum München, together with colleagues from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the German Center for Cardiovascular Disease (DZHK) report depression is j