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Haematuria, Blood in Urine is Nature’s Warning Sign

Haematuria Blood in Urine is Nature's Warning Sign

Share Peeing blood when you pass urine is quite common, but alarming. Many of us get occasional or recurrent blood in urine (haematuria) which can’t be seen with the naked eye, but is only detectable with a urinary dipstick and is often a surprise discovery made during tests for other conditions. Either way, any sign of blood in urine (haematuria) …

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Cycling Two-Wheel To-Feel Better

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Share Cycling is a great way to stay healthy. Here’s how to get back on your bike and feel fabulous — you might not even need to leave the house. One hour of cycling adds a year to your life. That’s the finding of Cambridge University’s Professor of Risk, David Spiegelhalter and it supports previous research that suggests middle-aged cyclists …

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A Healthy Old Age Mentality

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Share Healthy old age mentality is a tricky-dicky. Lifespan has soared, if we reach 65 years, women can expect to live for another 21 years (19 for men). For many of us, ageing comes at a cost — one or more long-term illnesses, disabilities and/or multiple medications. Some of these are bad luck, for example, those linked to accidents or …

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Modifying Texture Boosts Satiety for Diabetics

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Share Humans demonstrate texture-specific satiety. We use the sensory aspect of foods to estimate when we will be full and prevent over-eating; taste, texture, visual, warm and odour. Diabetic satiety is when we learn to stop eating – which stops intake. However, hunger creates hedonic learning of what we like to eat, which increases in-take. Reshaping the texture of well-liked …

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Hereditary Haemochromatosis, the Rusting Disease

Hereditary Haemochromatosis

Share You may not realise you have hereditary haemochromatosis (HC) until you’re middle-aged, because the symptoms take years to develop and losing iron during periods slows it down for women. It’s caused by a double dose of abnormal gene variants (one from each parent) and triggers a progressive build-up of iron in the liver and other body organs, that can …

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Crystal Power, Energy, Equanimity and Diabetes

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Share Crystal healing is much more mainstream now than it was 20 years ago, but I’ve always been drawn to them. First, when I was travelling in my early 20’s and when I worked in Morocco, sitting outside a shop with semiprecious stones to entice tourists. Then, 20 years later when I was at an alternative therapies event, someone was …

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Multiple Sclerosis and New Treatments Attn Diabetics!

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Share Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a long-term neurological disorder that affects more than 100,000 people in the UK and has a wide range of symptoms. It’s an attack by the body’s own immune system on myelin, the white tissue that protects the brain, spinal cord and body nerves. It produces inflammation, plaques and scars that slow down/block nerve signals and …

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Vitamin D Sunshine Weight Loss Diet Plan

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Share Vitamin D is being studied for its potential to fight diseases and medical problems including diabetes, hypertension, cancer and autoimmune conditions such as multiple sclerosis. Vitamin D is believed to help improve the body’s sensitivity to insulin and thus reducing the risk of insulin resistance. Some doctors even believe this vitamin helps regulate the production of insulin in the …

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Reduce Sugar Intake and Diabetic Complications

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Share Reduce sugar that is added on, not natural sugars, in whole foods. The average American consumes over 65 pounds of added sugar every year. Are you struggling with sugar? Can’t manage the cravings? It is literally in everything and sugar cravings can be really difficult to manage. Here are ten top tips to reduce sugar in your diet without …

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LDL HDL Cholesterol and Diabetes

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Share High cholesterol is important to understand – what that is and why it is important to keep it under control. Cholesterol a fat like substance is made by your liver. It also comes from some foods you intake and this is then packaged into particles called lipoproteins. Your body needs cholesterol to make hormones, vitamin D and a substance …

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Fat and Diabetes: The Evolution

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Share For fat and diabetes we have a general cultural abhorrence today, which is a very recent trend. Mothers exemplify this and children grow up being afraid of fat and diabetes. Removing egg yolks and no ice cream, but instead frozen yogurt. Yet, biologists have come to appreciate that without fat we’d be dead. Without fat, humans wouldn’t be the …

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Sugars

Share Sugars, is it really fair to describe it as a treat, considering how much we eat it all year round? Let’s talk about Halloween, we know what that’s really about. Candy, sweets and sugar treats. This Halloween, Americans will spend $2.2 billion on candy alone! Today the average American consumes 22 teaspoons of sugars a day. Three times what …

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Does Diabetes Cause Erectile Dysfunction?

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Share Upto 70% of people with diabetes have nerve damage which impacts the neurological response and limits the signal to increase arterial blood flow – Diabetes Induced Erectile Dysfunction (DIED) How important is the association between erectile dysfunction or what is more commonly called male impotence and diabetes? It is estimated that probably the majority of men will suffer from this condition at some stage in their lives and that for some of them this is a condition that doesn’t last for long and goes away just as …

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Top 10 Foods that Cure Diabetes

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Share Diabetes is a disease in which your blood glucose or blood sugar levels are too high.  Insulin is the hormone that helps the glucose enter your cells to give them energy.  With type 1 diabetes, your body does not make insulin. With type 2 diabetes, your body does not make or does not use insulin well. This means that …

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5 Tips for Managing Diabetes

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Share Here are 5 steps to make your life with diabetes much better. Tip #1. Knowing your diabetes. It is very important to know what is managing diabetes and what it can do to your body. If you have never been to a teaching program or if you feel like you need a refresher course, ask your healthcare provider to …

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