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Mouthwashes Linked to Diabetes

In All Health Watch, Diabetes, Featured Article

Mouthwash may kill the germs that cause bad breath…

But they also kill beneficial bacteria that prevent diabetes, according to a Harvard study.

The research shows that if you’re overweight, using mouthwash greatly increases your risk of type 2 diabetes.[1]

Harvard University scientists evaluated 1,206 overweight middle-age people. During the three-year study, just over 200 of them developed diabetes.

The scientists found that those who used commercial mouthwashes twice a day were 55% more likely to develop type 2 diabetes compared to those who did not use mouthwash at all.… Read More

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The Simple Natural Weapon Against Metabolic Syndrome

In All Health Watch, Diabetes, Featured Article

Metabolic syndrome doesn’t elicit the same dread as other major killers such as heart disease and cancer.

That may be because it isn’t a distinct illness. Instead, it’s a “constellation” of conditions. They include abdominal obesity, high blood pressure, and high blood sugar.

Together, they add up to metabolic syndrome, which doubles your risk of early death.[1]

Metabolic syndrome deserves more attention.… Read More

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It’s Secretly Sabotaging Your Blood Sugar

In All Health Watch, Diabetes, Featured Article

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced recently that more Americans than ever have blood sugar issues.[1]

More than half of American adults have type 2 diabetes or prediabetes.[2]

It’s a full-blown epidemic.

Since the 1950s, the incidence of diabetes has soared by more than 900% in the U.S.[3]

If you have blood sugar issues, your doctor has likely advised you that obesity causes diabetes and that you should lose weight.… Read More

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A Glass of Wine a Day Helps Prevent Diabetes

In All Health Watch, Diabetes, Featured Article

A drink or two a day can help you prevent type 2 diabetes.

That’s the surprising finding of a major Danish study that followed more than 70,000 people.

It runs counter to the advice that doctors gave for years. They warned diabetics and prediabetics against drinking. They believed it caused dangerous blood sugar swings.[1]

But the new research shows the opposite is true—if you choose the right beverage.… Read More

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You Consume a Credit Card’s Worth of Plastic Every Week. Here’s What It’s Doing to Your Body.

In All Health Watch, Diabetes, Featured Article, Health Warning, Sexual Health

When bodies are donated for medical research, scientists closely examine the cadavers. Lately, what they’ve been finding is disturbing. 

Professor Rolf Halden is an Arizona State University researcher. He and his colleagues are finding tiny bits of plastic throughout the bodies they look at. It is concentrated in the liver, kidneys, lungs, and spleen, but it’s in other organs as well.… Read More