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DI, The Other Diabetes

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Share DI isn’t as well known as Type 1 and Type 2, but you should know about it. Unrelated to the more common diabetes mellitus, DI is a serious condition which occurs when the brain doesn’t produce enough antidiuretic hormone (ADH, also known as arginine vasopressin or AVP), called ‘cranial DI’, or the kidneys don’t respond to normal levels of …

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Happy Weight is an Adventure

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Share Finding your ‘happy weight’ is about feeling good about yourself and your body not hitting a set weight on the scales. It’s about a size and shape that’s healthy and at which your body is comfortable. Fed up with failing when it comes to losing some weight and keeping it off? Use a new approach. What’s YOUR happy weight …

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Impotency and the Waist Line

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Share Until recently, a man unable to develop or sustain an erection sufficient for penetrative sexual intercourse has been referred to as ‘impotent’. This term, however, has negative connotations which imply a general loss of prowess in other domains of mental and physical function. Although the problem is most commonly the result of isolated malfunction of penile erection, diminished or …

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Antioxidant Benefits of Alpha Lipoic Acid

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Share Alpha lipoic acid (ALA) is a natural molecule consisting of a five-membered cyclic disulphide and hydrocarbon tail ending with a carboxylic acid group. Hence, lipoic acid is a predominantly lipophilic molecule having an amphipathic character due to its carboxylic acid group attached to the ring structure. Lipoic acid is present in our diet mainly in animal foods such as …

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Fibre Facts for Lower Glucose Levels

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Share Fibre is found in plant-derived foods such as whole grains, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, legumes (beans) and cannot be broken down by the body. As a result, these fibres pass through the body and carry other things off with them. Fibre helps to protect against heart disease, diabetes and contributes to gastrointestinal (GI) health by preventing constipation and helping to …

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