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The Best Diet for Type 2 Diabetics Is Not What Your Doctor Recommends

In All Health Watch, Diabetes, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article by Garry Messick0 Comments

If you are a type 2 diabetic, chances are that your doctor has told you to go on a diet. You were likely told to eat less fat and fewer calories. 

The idea is that this diet will help you lose weight. And losing weight can cure type 2 diabetes. 

But there’s a problem. 

The diet usually doesn’t work.

Only 5% of overweight and obese people are able to lose weight on a conventional low-fat, low-calorie diet. 

A new study shows there’s a better solution.

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Big Pharma’s Diabetes Lie

In All Health Watch, Big Pharma, Diabetes, Featured Article, Health Warning by Garry Messick0 Comments

A blood sugar test is part of every standard check-up. And if your readings are elevated into a range that classifies you as prediabetic, it’s understandable to be worried. 

Diabetes puts you at high risk for heart attack or stroke. And it makes you prone to a slew of other problems such as neuropathy, blindness, and kidney disease. 

Prediabetes is rampant in the U.S.

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Low-Carb Benefits Go Beyond Weight Loss

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Diabetes, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular, Weight Loss by Garry Messick0 Comments

Low-carb diets are popular because they are more effective for weight loss than traditional low-calorie, low-fat diets. And people often find they are easier to stay on. 

But new research shows cutting carbs has other important benefits.

The study comes from Ohio State University. It looked at  obese people with metabolic syndrome.[1]

Metabolic syndrome is the name for a group of conditions that, taken together, increase risk for heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes.

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Statins Double Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

In All Health Watch, Big Pharma, Diabetes, Featured Article, Health Warning by Garry Messick0 Comments

We knew it was bad. 

But we didn’t know it was this bad…

In April we told you about a study that showed statin drugs raise the risk of type 2 diabetes.

But now new research shows the danger of these cholesterol-lowering medications may be far greater than we thought.

The study was published in the journal Diabetes Metabolism Research and Reviews.

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Ease Neuropathy Pain by Using Common Scents

In All Health Watch, Diabetes, Featured Article, Pain Relief by Garry Messick0 Comments

It starts out as numbness or tingling in your hands or feet.

Gradually, it turns into a prickly sensation.

Eventually, you feel sharp, burning pain that impairs your ability to walk, grasp objects, and perform other basic physical tasks.

Neuropathy pain typically comes on slowly, but it can destroy your quality of life.

Other types of chronic pain such as arthritis, back, and migraine pain may get more attention.

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Time-Restricted Eating Controls Blood Sugar

In All Health Watch, Diabetes, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article by Garry Messick0 Comments

If your blood sugar readings are high, the first advice your doctor is likely to offer is to go on a diet.

Losing weight can stop prediabetes from progressing into full-blown type 2 diabetes. It can even cure diabetes in people who already have it.[i]

Of course, dieting to lose weight is easier said than done.

But new research shows that you don’t have to eat less to get your blood sugar under control.

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