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Diabetes and Seasonal Changes

ShareScientists have been aware that many illnesses, like heart related disease, autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes and mental disorders, are affected by seasonal changes. The Journal of Nature Communications has published a study that indicates that the activity of almost one-fourth of our genes (5,136 out of 22,822 genes tested) fluctuates according to the time of year, with …

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World Earth Day 2016 and Pre-Diabetes

Share What have diabetes and Mother Earth got in common? Both diabetes and the Earth Day remind us to clean up our planet. In 1966, when NASA streamed photos showing Earth from space, the astronauts inside the shuttle said it changed their lives forever, to see their home from this perspective. They felt sentimentality and new awareness that ‘Home’ is …

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WHAT IS SUGAR – SUGAR IS BAD

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Share Sugar, a carbohydrate, a complex substance made of two simpler substances, fructose and glucose. Nature has made it a part of many essential foods like fruit and milk. The market nutrition labels are full of words such as glucose, sucrose, lactose, maltose, dextrose, starch, corn syrup, fruit juice, raw sugar and honey. Sugar invidiously slips into almost seventy-four percent …

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Diabetes and Video Games

ShareDiabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. The fad of video games has corrupted the youth. Kids, especially teenagers are addicted onto these games at the cost of outdoor play. By forgoing their exercise, sleep, physical activity and sitting on the couch playing video games leads to obesity which in turn puts these kids at …

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Diabetes Pandemic and Mindful Eating

ShareWhy do people buy fair price coffee instead of “ordinary” coffee?  They are raising socio-economic concerns about slave labour with their food choices. They are using their purchasing power to send a message to the food industry to create change.  There are problems closer to home. Closer than coffee plantations. The global diabetes pandemic is on our doorstep.  One in …

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