Most people are aware of the usual risk factors for developing Type 2 diabetes, such as being overweight, not getting enough exercise, poor diet and smoking. But did you also know that stress is another risk factor for developing this disease that, according to the World Health Organization, impacts over 200 million people worldwide?
Diabetes and low magnesium levels: Two common health problems affecting millions of people. But did you know that they are related? Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, according to the CDC. And most people, in general, aren’t getting enough magnesium on a daily basis. It turns out, low magnesium may make you worse off for developing diabetes, and having diabetes may in turn deplete your existing magnesium levels. Magnesium depletion affects at least 30 percent of diabetics. It’s a cycle that needs to be broken, and it starts with education. Let’s take a look at the relationship between this mineral and diabetes.
One of the great things about life is that there is always a reason to spend time with family and friends and celebrate - the holidays, Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day, weddings, baby showers, graduations, vacations, birthdays and the list goes on. And what this sometimes mean is that year-round we may be tempted to eat too much food and overindulge with the booze.
We have a diabetes pandemic on our hands. According to recent data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 34.2 million people (10.5 percent of the U.S. population) have diabetes. This includes 26.9 people who have been diagnosed, and 7.3 million people who have not been diagnosed. In addition to this, 88 million people (aged 18 years and older) have prediabetes. Foods like chia seeds and lentil can play a huge role in addressing this issue.
While aerobic exercise may indeed burn off more calories per workout, the real secret to reducing your body fat over the long term may be resistance training. And you don’t need to spend much time to reap these benefits either, since various studies suggest that even occasional resistance training makes you less likely to become obese in the first place.
In our book, Minerals-The Forgotten Nutrient, we use credible research to highlight the importance of many minerals to our general health and wellbeing. Each week we will identify one food source which is rich in minerals so you can consider whether to incorporate it into your diet. This week we highlight Chia.
Everyone is at risk for some level of micronutrient deficiency. These risks may be due to factors like diet and lifestyle choices. There are certain groups of people, however, who may have a higher risk of a deficiency or imbalance of these important vitamins and minerals because of genetics, acute or chronic conditions, age, and/or race. If you belong to any of these groups, you need to take special care to ensure that you’re that getting the micronutrients you need – and in the right amounts – to stay healthy and function at your best.
For years, conventional wisdom has been that dairy is the king when it comes to foods rich in calcium. And while it is undeniable that milk, cheese, and yogurt are jampacked with this important mineral, they are not the only game in town! Consider, for example, the common and humble cabbage.
Sometimes, people who start a vegan, or even a primarily plant-based diet complain of increased flatulence (known more commonly as “passing gas”). Is this something to be concerned about? Typically this topic is not discussed at the dinner table. And truth be told, many of us actually wonder what is “normal” when it comes to this most common bodily occurrence.
Having to wait for ER related services can put patients at risk. And studies show the longer the wait, the more dangerous it can be for the patient. In fact, without necessary ER services, patients may spend far more time in the hospital than they otherwise would have. Lack of timely ER services may even increase the risk of dying in the hospital. Learn how to reduce your chances
Flavonoids – phytochemicals commonly found in plant foods that help give strawberries, blueberries, peppers and other plant products their brilliant colors – could slow the process of cognitive decline. For most people, this decline begins in their 20s or 30s.
Given that your dentist may at some point offer you a prescription for an opioid painkiller after a procedure, there are some things you should keep in mind before heading to your local pharmacy.
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