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Diabetes and Thyroid Problems

Researchers in Germany have identified a strong relationship between type 2 diabetes and thyroid problems with 27% of diabetic patients analysed also having a thyroid disorder.1 It appears that the thyroid problems developed after their diagnosis of type 2 diabetes. … Continue reading

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Diabetes and Dementia

Another health concern facing diabetics is the fact that their brains atrophy (shrink) over time, similar to someone with dementia. This conclusion comes from a research study published in the journal, Radiology.1 The researchers found that the reduction in brain … Continue reading

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Rhodiola May Help to Reverse Insulin Resistance

It appears that the adaptogenic herb, rhodiola may help to reverse insulin resistance, making it enormously beneficial for people with type 2 diabetes. Even though the studies examined have been done with rats and mice they still hold promise that … Continue reading

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New Sweetener For Diabetics

Early research of a potential new sweetener for diabetics looks very promising. The sweetener comes from the agave plant that is used to make tequila! It is called ‘agavins’. Studies with mice have revealed that agavins trigger insulin release from … Continue reading

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The Different Types of Diabetes

There are several different types of diabetes with type 2 diabetes being the most common form. It is estimated that approximately 90% of people with diabetes have this type. The other major form of diabetes, type 1, makes up the … Continue reading

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Diabetes and Depression

There appears to be a relationship between diabetes and depression but at this stage the mechanism through which it is established remains unknown. Nevertheless, the incidence of depression in people with diabetes occurs with twice the prevalence compared to the … Continue reading

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Coffee May Help to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

A recent meta-analysis (review of many studies) has been published in the journal, Diabetes Care, and states that consuming any type of coffee may help to reverse type 2 diabetes![1] This includes both caffeinated and de-caffeinated coffee. It is interesting … Continue reading

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Saffron РNature’s Miracle Spice

The healing properties of plants have been known to ancient civilisations for centuries. In fact, many modern pharmaceutical drugs are based on versions of naturally occurring compounds found in plants. For example, salicylic acid is found in the plant meadowsweet … Continue reading

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Insulin Resistance and Mitochondrial Function

The relationship between insulin resistance and mitochondrial function is certainly an interesting one. Mitochondria are the ‘engine rooms’ of all body cells (except red blood cells). They are located in the cytoplasm of cells and have the primary function of … Continue reading

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Insulin Resistance and Testosterone

There appears to be an inverse correlation between insulin resistance and testosterone levels in men whereby when insulin resistance increases testosterone levels decrease and vice versa. Furthermore, men with type 2 diabetes have lower testosterone levels than non-diabetic men.1,2 It … Continue reading

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