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Prediabetes drug increases risk of diabetes!
Raise your hand if your doctor has ordered a blood test to check your glucose. Most do, whether or not you have symptoms of diabetes. If your fasting blood sugar is 125 mgm/dL or above you are considered a diabetic. But if your number comes in between 108 and 125 they’ll say you have “prediabetes.”  That’s a condition where your cells have a resistance to the hormone insulin. Your body uses insulin to put glucose into your cells where it can provide energy. But with insulin resistance, your cells are slow to take up glucose. It builds up in your blood.  Over a lifetime, 70-75% of people ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Randall Hall Tags: Health Men's Health Women's Health Source Type: news

National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month -- Educating All Men On Reducing Their Risk
This study only looked at the effect of dietary or food sources of zinc and not at zinc supplements. Some dietary sources of zinc include the following: • Beef steak - 3 oz contains 4.9 mg • Oysters - 3 oz contains 67 mg • Shrimp - 3 oz contains 1.5 mg • Pork chop - 3 oz contains 2.8 mg • Yogurt - 1 cup contains 2.2 mg • Enriched cereal - ¾ cup contains 15 mg • Red kidney beans - ½ cup contains 2 mg Zinc coming from meat sources is more readily bioavailable than zinc from vegetarian sources. Legumes and whole grains contain phytic acid inhibiting zinc's bioavailability. Co...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

3 Beauty-Boosting Benefits of Turmeric
by the Rodale's content team We're currently obsessed with turmeric. This powerful, brightly colored spice, extracted from the roots of plants in the ginger family, has been used for centuries in medicine, dyes, and an incalculable number of tasty meals. And these days, turmeric is really having a moment! That's because various current research studies have revealed the science behind the benefits of ingesting turmeric and its active ingredient, curcumin. Just a few of the health rewards these studies have linked the spice to are that it slows Alzheimer's progress, aids in detoxifying the liver and kidneys, and even boos...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hawaii tries to ward off Zika amid pesticide fears and limited resources
On a farm in the heart of Hawaii's ongoing dengue outbreak, coffee grows wild among the ferns, and vanilla vines climb guava trees. It's hard to know where nature ends and the farm begins, and that's the way organic farmers there like it. But state efforts to combat the outbreak — and prevent the... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - March 13, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Cathy Bussewitz Source Type: news

Oversleeping: The Effects and Health Risks of Sleeping Too Much
This article originally appeared on the Amerisleep blog. Rosie Osmun is the Creative Content Manager at Amerisleep, a progressive memory foam mattress brand focused on eco-friendly sleep solutions. Rosie writes more posts on the Amerisleep blog about the science of sleep, eco-friendly living, leading a healthy lifestyle and more. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Dangerous Effect Scented Candles Could Have In Your Home
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 20, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Fruit that Naturally Reverses Diabetes
Mainstream medicine wants you to believe the only thing you can do about diabetes is take Big Pharma’s pills or insulin shots for the rest of your life. Even if you’re not diabetic, all those carbs in your diet — cereal, pasta, potatoes, bread and sugary drinks — means your body is getting a dangerous overload of sugar. And it may be just a matter of time, before you become a statistic in America’s fastest growing health epidemic. For decades, I’ve been helping my patients not just manage their diabetes symptoms, also to reverse it for good. And I’ve also been helping them to preve...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - December 7, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Natural Cures diabetes guava Source Type: news

Nature’s Most Powerful Age Fighter?
When I lecture at anti-aging conferences around the world, I get a good sense of what the leading anti-aging physicians are thinking about. And I’m surprised by how many are still holding out hope for an anti-aging “drug.” But I’m not holding my breath. And even if the FDA approved a drug for aging, it would likely include a laundry list of side effects, and only affect a small range of age-related decline. I’ve always had more faith in nature. Many of the most powerful age fighters are naturally occurring, and they do a better job of supporting and lengthening your telomeres than any drug. Te...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - July 6, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Nutrition omega 3 telomere vitamin C Source Type: news

Nigeria: Herbal Cocktail for Drug-Resistant Malaria
[Guardian]Can hot infusion from the boiled green leaves of pawpaw combined with leaves of neem tree, lemon grass, guava, and stem bark of pattern wood drunk as one wine glass full three times daily be the elusive treatment for drug-resistant malaria? CHUKWUMA MUANYA writes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 26, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

A Nutrition Pioneer
I got a great magazine in the mail last week. It’s a TIME special edition about all my heroes in science. Sir Isaac Newton, Einstein, Pasteur… I read a little further and I was happy to see Linus Pauling. I thought, “Great! They recognized what a pioneer he was…” I was excited because Pauling is someone who’s close to home for me. He was a scientist who then became a nutritionist, and he was a contrarian. Someone who said to mainstream doctors, “You guys have missed the boat.” But TIME didn’t say that about him. Instead, they chose to portray him as someone who went ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - December 18, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Heart Health Nutrition Cancer heart attack telomeres vitamin C vitamins Source Type: news

5 Nutritional Deficiencies You Might Not Even Know You Have
SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com As we age, proper nutrition is essential for maintaining a healthy body and mind. And while we need to eat fewer calories the older we get, our bodies actually require more of certain vitamins and minerals. A number of factors may contribute to nutritional deficiencies: Some people have limited access to food due to financial constraints or physical disabilities. Depression, loss of appetite and forgetfulness can also lead to a decreased intake of food. Furthermore, certain medical conditions and medications can increase nutritional needs or decrease the body's ability to absorb nutrients as...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guava aids the body and the brain
(NaturalNews) Guavas are native to South America, Mexico and other parts of North America. They are cultivated in the tropics and subtropics of Africa, the Caribbean and parts of Asia, Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia and Spain. There are different species of guava, but the most commonly... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vieques Goes from Bombs to Beets
A group of visitors tours Jorge Cora's farm on Jan. 25, 2014. Credit: Elisa SanchezBy Carmelo Ruiz-MarreroVIEQUES, Puerto Rico, Feb 10 2014 (IPS) A decade after the United States Navy’s departure, the Puerto Rican island town of Vieques faces new challenges, and the rebirth of its agriculture sector is hampered by a legacy of toxic military trash that has uncertain consequences. From 1999 to 2003, Vieques, which is just over twice the size of New York City’s Manhattan Island, was the site of a massive civil disobedience campaign to put an end to the presence of the Navy, which had used the island for bombing pr...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 10, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Carmelo Ruiz-Marrero Tags: Active Citizens Civil Society Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Food & Agriculture Green Economy Headlines Health Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva Europe TerraViva United Nations Casa Pueblo Organic farming P Source Type: news