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The Pathophysiology of Type 2 Diabetes and Insulin Resistance

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ShareThe prevalence of Type 2 diabetes increases with age. It is present in 1–2% of those aged 20–40 years but this rises to nearly 20% of those aged over 60 years. Type 2 diabetes is also linked strongly to obesity. The increased prevalence relates principally to decreased levels of physical activity and increased consumption of calorie-dense food. The risk of …

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Iron Overload and Diabetes

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ShareToo much iron can be as bad as too little. The gradual build-up of iron levels in the body over many years is a hereditary condition known as haemochromatosis. It’s one of the most common genetic disorders and affects around one in 200 people especially those from a Celtic/ European background. The faulty gene causes us to absorb twice as …

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A1 and A2 Beta-Casein, Milk and Diabetes

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ShareDifferent cows, basically, have different proportions of the A1 and A2 beta-casein, which are different proteins. The Guernsey cow, the older cows, have the original premium retailed form of the A2 beta-casein, whereas the Holstein cow have the A1 beta-casein in high proportion. Studies are talking about a strong co-relation, but more trials need to be done, needing to compare …

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Three Superfoods that do not affect Blood Sugars

ShareOnion, garlic and leafy greens are healthy, beneficial and are the perfect superfood for people with both types of diabetes; Type 1 and Type 2. For those who are just starting out with eating healthier and different, you will struggle with getting rid of all your carbohydrates. A great thing with protein and fat is that it slows down the …

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Benefits of Restorative Yoga for Diabetics

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ShareWith yoga, for diabetics, before we talk about the specific benefits of restorative yoga, it’s important to realize the ways in which any sort of yoga can help you manage and balance both your physical body and emotional being. Yoga can be looked at as a tree with eight limbs. These limbs are a culmination of thousands of years of …

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