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Herbal Remedies for Diabetics

Herbal Remedies for Diabetics - Diabetes is frightening. It causes pain, discomfort, lifestyle changes, unease, and disorientation, especially in a newly diagnosed patient. There are endless claims for herbal remedies, magic potions, and miracle cures. Are any of these real? Can diabetes be cured, or even helped with herbal cures?
Actually, according to many recent studies, the answer is a direct and simple...maybe.
There are many herbs that can assist a diabetic with their daily care, and health goals. However, under no circumstances should anyone with diabetes stop their prescribed meds, or discontinue their visits to the doctor. Diabetes is an extremely serious disease, with many complications. It’s your life, take care of it.
So, now that the disclaimer and preaching are through, let’s get to the topic at hand. Herbs. What herbs can help with diabetes?
There are many herbs that have been researched and reported to help with diabetes complications. These are used for a variety of r…

Five Steps to Better Diabetes Control

Controlling blood sugar levels, for all diabetics, is a matter of life and death. Good control will provide a long, healthy, productive life. Poor control can lead to neuropathy, retinopathy, kidney failure and heart disease. Diabetes is a very serious, life threatening disease.
How can a diabetic make their life better, healthier, more risk free?
Here are the five steps to a better diabetic life from this author’s point of view: Testing Test your blood sugar regularly. Diabetics who are well controlled will often check their blood sugar once a day. Those diabetics who are less controlled (levels over 175) should check their sugar no less than twice per day (morning and night). Also have your overall level checked by your physician every three months. (This test is referred to as an HbA1c).

Diet / Nutrition Diabetics should avoid refined sugars (regular sodas, candy, cake, pastries, etc.). These can be enjoyed, but should be enjoyed in moderation, in a very controlled diet. Fruits ar…

Health Benefits of Walking Everyday

Health Benefits of Walking Everyday - There is a common misconception that walking is not exercise. A lot of people believe that in order to be healthy and to lose weight, you need to do high impact exercise. Luckily, this is not the case. Studies have shown that walking provides great overall cardiovascular fitness, reduces the risk of cancer and heart disease, lowers cholesterol levels, lowers blood pressure, helps alleviate lower back pain, and reduces the risk of arthritis and osteoporosis. Walking also alleviates stress and depression and improves your immunity as well.
Additional benefits of walking include stimulating creativity and problem solving skills, as well as being used as a form of meditation. Walking gives you the opportunity to be outdoors in the fresh air and the chance to watch the seasons change. It is also the perfect way to get away from phones, pagers, faxes, e-mail, and other interruptions. And, in addition to all these great benefits, walking is safe, easy, a…

Ten Tips for Healthy Aging

Your chances of staying healthy and living a long time can be improved if you:
1. Stay physically, mentally, and socially active.
2. Eat a nutrient dense diet of small frequent meals, including 5 to 9 helpings of fruits and vegetables a day. Don't over eat, even "good" food!
3. Get regular health check-ups and screening tests for heart disease and common cancers (skin, colon, lung, prostate, breast, cervical). Don't delay seeing your doctor for new symptoms, especially over 40!

4. Avoid overexposure to the sun and cold, don't smoke (it's never too late to quit), drink in moderation and don't drink and drive!
5. Practice safety habits at home to prevent falls and fractures. Always wear your seatbelt in a car.
6. Keep or develop a spiritual belief system that enables you to renegotiate life at every turn, adjusting to and accepting the inevitable losses and changes that come with longevity.
7. Cultivate (or keep) a love of and appreciation for life and oth…

What is the Real Benefit of Fiber? Take a Look

Real Benefit of Fiber - On average, Americans consume 10-12grams of fiber per day. To achieve optimal health benefits. We should at least be receiving 30-35grams of fiber per day. Did you know that fiber can benefit our bodies in ways such as lowering cholesterol, control Diabetes, and based on health studies, fiber can protect against Appendicitis, colon problems including diverticulitis, GI problems, and Irritable bowel syndrome. Fiber can help with obesity, ulcers and more.
Soluble fiber can help lower cholesterol levels and protect against Heart Disease. According to the American Heart Association, people with diet rich in soluble fiber can decrease their cholesterol by 10% and have a 20% decrease in Cardiovascular disease. Fiber helps regulate a diabetic blood glucose level and use insulin better. Fiber can also help decrease the fast rising of blood sugars after meals by slowing the digestion and absorption of carbohydrates.
Insoluble fiber is good for the intestines and accordi…

What is Migraines and Strokes? Cause and Similarity

The risk of stroke is about twice as likely for migraine sufferers than it is for people who do not get migraines, but those with headaches should remember that the overall risk of stroke remains low. Not all people who experience migraines have a stroke.  The link between migraine and stroke risk is unknown. Although one explanation could relate to a decrease blood flow to the brain seen with migraines, which is also a factor when artery blockages cut off blood to the brain resulting in a stroke.
What is a migraine?
A migraine is a type of headache, caused by spasms of the arteries leading into the head.  An intense throbbing pain often on one side of the head typically characterizes it. Some migraine sufferers also experience auras, which can include one of more of haloes, flashing or floating lights, lightning bolts, photophobia, scotomas, blurred vision or eye pain.  
Sometimes the sufferer also experiences weakness, language problems or other neurological disorders.
What is a strok…

What is Abdominal Migraine?

What is Abdominal Migraine - Anyone who has ever had a migraine will say they do not just happen in the head. The headache is usually the worst and most painful part of a migraine, but there is more.  Most migraineurs (people who suffer from migraines) will talk about photosensitivity (sensitivity to light), phonosensitivity (sensitivity to sound), scent sensitivity, gastric pain, cramping, and vomiting.
Sometimes the abdominal symptoms show up without the other typical migraine symptoms.  When they do, a patient is said to be experiencing an abdominal migraine.  An abdominal migraine is pain, usually varying from mild to medium, in the abdomen.  The pain is either along the midline or unspecified and is frequently accompanied by abdominal tenderness, cramp-like spasms, bloating, vomiting, and loss of appetite.
Since abdomen pain can be caused by a wide variety of conditions other causes need to be ruled out before a diagnosis can be made.  In a classic abdominal migraine, no gastric c…

Acai Berry Supplements Benefit To Lose Weight

Acai Berry Supplements Benefit To Lose Weight - Acai berry comes from the Acai Palm Tree that is usually grown in the tropical forest of the Amazon. This fruit has been discovered to aid a lot of illnesses, make your skin look younger, and make you look slimmer. Here are some of the beneficial effects that you can get in eating Acai berry. Acai Berry for Sleeping Deficiency and weight loss The Acai berry fruit helps the body in producing more serotonin, a substance that helps put the body to sleep. Eating Acai berry as a habit will work as a mood enhancer that helps you to have a good night sleep, but you will have to lessen your intake of caffeine at night.

Acai Berry a Mood Enhancer by Nature Working on a day-to-day basis can be tiring and stressful to any individual. For others, it can even be a cause of depression. Research shows that antioxidants found in the Acai berry can also aid in this kind of feeling and can work to enhance your mood. By consuming a bit of this fruit everyd…

7 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

7 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism - If losing weight can be as fast as the speed of thought, we wouldn't see anymore thousands of weight loss products promising weight loss. The truth is stranger than fiction and when it comes to your body's metabolism, it will really take a lot of work and discipline. With the stress of the modern lifestyle comes the difficulty of losing weight because of fatigue, plus an onset of hypothyroidism. You just feel depleted of energy each day and you begin to wonder if all those energy drinks will help.
What exactly is Metabolism? It is actually the rate on which your body uses its energy... to burn calories. Then, there is this so-called Resting Metabolism which measures just how many calories your body needs to keep it working to its optimum. You can compute your BMR or Basic Metabolic Rate by multiplying your body weight by 10. So if you weigh 150 pounds, that means you have a total of 1,500 kcals ( calories ) a day. That's what you need to t…

How to Prevent Neck Pain and When Should I Meet the Doctor

How to Prevent Neck Pain - In order to put things in perspective, we must know more about our own neck. If we do that, we know how to take care of it. Our neck consist of seven little set of bones, called the vertebrae, this set of bones starts from our upper torso, going up to the base of our skull. The neck isn’t only composed of bones. Aside from the vertebrae, the neck is composed of several little muscles, joints tendons, and ligaments. These are the usual composition of the skeletal system in combination with the muscular system. The protection of one’s own neck is crucial in the survival of man. It is critical for the function of various body systems. The neck is the bridge from our head, to the rest of other body parts.
The neck usually has the capability of rotating the maximum scale of 180- degrees from right to left, for a normal human being. From here, we can derive that exceeding to this range of movement; this too can simply cause pain.
In other cases of neck pains, trea…

Prostate Cancer Awareness, Symptoms and Natural Treatments

Prostate Cancer Awareness, Symptoms and Natural Treatments - Along time ago Prostate Cancer Awareness was unheard of. All mammals, men monkeys and elephants all have a prostate glands and have reproduced since the eons of time. Cavemen ate raw meat, nuts, fruits and berries and enjoyed excellent prostate health for thousands of years. No worries honey!
A cavemen's issues were minimal and prostate cancer life expectancy was not an issue. Winter's were fun and babies were born in the spring. The abundance of oxygen and active lifestyle helped to influence normal prostate function. Their natural diet was rich in nutrients and so the incidence of prostate cancer or irregularity was negligible.
However in recent times Prostate Cancer Awareness is becoming a topic of conversation.

Prostate Cancer Awareness In Recent Times The incidence of prostate cancer is increasing on daily basis. The effects and early symptoms of prostate cancer are still largely unknown. The modern lifestyle we…