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6 Worst Foods for Diabetes

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English: Dr. Joel Fuhrman, May 2011

English: Dr. Joel Fuhrman, May 2011 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you have diabetes or pre-diabetes, Dr. Fuhrman says eating these six foods can worsen your condition.

  1. Added Sugars
  2. Refined Rice or Flour
  3. Fried Foods
  4. Trans-Fats
  5. Red Meats
  6. Whole Eggs

These foods are the more common foods in the Standard American Diet (SAD).

Are big corporations making mega-bucks at our kid’s health expense?

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Healthy Berries are Good Food for Health

Healthy Berries are Good Food for Health (Photo credit: epSos.de)

Food Mythbusters” is trying to take advertisements for unhealthy foods off our TVs and out of our schools.  Our kids are being systematically targeted by these corporations to increase their profits. The result is 1/3 of our children are getting diabetes, cancer and other food related illnesses. They are being drugged with sugar and fat to increase their addiction to these foods and increase the profits of these corporations. They are spending mega bucks on TV ads and school programs to get close to our kids. They are also targeting our government through lobbing to reduce laws against what they are doing. The link above has an important video YOU MUST SEE IF YOU HAVE CHILDREN OR ARE ADDICTED TO FAST FOOD! The life you save today may be your children’s and yourself.

Cinnamon Good or Bad?

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cinnamon craze!

cinnamon craze! (Photo credit: bitzi ☂ ion-bogdan dumitrescu)

Cinnamon does lower your blood glucose so why may it be bad. Dr Geger says it contains a toxin called cumin that is bad for your liver. So watch your cinnamon on cereals. If you consume cinnamon ypou should watch this video. We eat a lot of cinnamon including not only in and on cereals but donuts, nuts, breads, cinnamon rolls, etc.

The 100 Million Diabetic Problem in America!

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English: The blue circle is the global symbol for diabetes, introduced by the International Diabetes Federation with the aim of giving diabetes a common identity, supporting existing efforts to raise awareness of diabetes and placing the diabetes epidemic firmly in the public spotlight. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Neal Bernard, clinical researcher and founder of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), spoke at TEDxFremont conference recently. This horrible disease puts us at risk of amputations, heart disease and blindness. What is worse, Neal says, is that we are exporting this disease overseas. The truth is diabetes has never gotten better! With all our medicines and medical procedures it continues to grow and claim more American lives. He says glucose is needed in each of our muscle cells but to get in, it needs a key! If the lock is blocked, the key won’t work. What is blocking these locks? It’s FAT! That is what diabetes is, the lack of the cell’s ability to get glucose because the locks governing it are blocked by fat. Dr Bernard speaks of one participant in a study he did that changed his diet from fatty foods to fruits, vegetables, carbs, etc but no meat or oils. Soon this person’s diabetes disappeared! His erectile dysfunction disappeared as well. Can it be that simple? YES YES YES Change your diet and live a healthy life. Watch this 18 minute video by Dr Bernard and understand how to defeat the killer we call diabetes! Another fact is Americans eat more than 1 million animals per hour! No wonder we have a diabetes epidemic. Diabetes is reversible, if you have it please watch these 18 minutes.

Low Fat Diets and Type 1 Diabetes

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Joslin Diabetes (Photo credit: Office of Governor Patrick)

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), says Harvard Medical School Joslin Diabetes Center found that patients suffering from type 1 diabetes have higher blood sugar levels after digesting a high fat meal. We typically think of diabetes and lowering carbohydrates but we should also control fat. Low fat vegan diets have helped type 2 diabetes patients and now may also help type 1 diabetes.

How to Avoid Type 2 Diabetes

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English: The blue circle is the global symbol for diabetes, introduced by the International Diabetes Federation with the aim of giving diabetes a common identity, supporting existing efforts to raise awareness of diabetes and placing the diabetes epidemic firmly in the public spotlight. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answers says that exercise and diet can prevent type 2 diabetes. Yesterday I wrote on how important exercise and diet is to health. Here is more information showing positive results on staying healthy and avoiding diabetes. We are not forced to have poor health, it is our choice. Everyday we make decisions on exercise, diet, thinking, etc that affects our cells and can affect our health. Change who you are and start living a healthier lifestyle. This use to be an adult disease but now more and more kids are getting it. As a nation we are making poor decisions about our health.

Exercise is part of the Environmental Affects on the Body

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English: Mid drive fluid motion quantum elliptical trainer. A mid drive crosstrainer has the driving cranks centered under the user. A front drive elliptical hsa the driving cranks located at the front of the unit and the rear drive has the cranks at the rear of the unit. Houston Texas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

3 Quarks Daily says our muscles respond to exercise which can change how they work. They can help burn calories faster (lose weight) or can aid in development of diabetes. Muscles are important and indications are that they respond to exercise quickly but forget about it quickly as well. But new research may be showing that the epigenetic changes of exercise are longer lasting. The good news is you don’t have to kill yourself to get the benefits. Walking is a great exercise. If you use gym equipment, get trained in its proper use. Improper use can hurt you or not have as beneficial effect as using it properly.

Thinking of Eating Less Meat?

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Diabetes Alert Day

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I have had this video on my BLOG before but it is so important for you to see, I am playing it again. If you are thinking of being a vegetarian, vegan or just cutting back on your meat intake. Dr John Kelly talks about research he has done on public health and nutrition. He specializes in heart disease, diabetes and obesity. He talks about a study of two groups with diabetes. One group ate mostly plant-based foods while the other group ate a diet recommended by American Diabetes Association (ADA). At eleven weeks both groups lowered sugar levels drastically. After eleven weeks the ADA diet leveled off while the plant-based diet continued to drastically lower sugar levels.

One Chronic Illness Can Lead to Others

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Dr. Ian Wood discusses the epigenetic role in chronic diseases. He gives as an example that a diabetic is much more prone to cardiovascular disease than a non diabetic. Checking the blood of both groups shows that the diabetics have larger blood cells than the non diabetics. This therefore can’t be a genetic cause but must be acquired after diabetes is present. He says epigenetic marks are a code or language that they are beginning to understand. They are beginning to understand different letters that make up words that are a message to the cell. This is complex and will take a while to understand fully. Unfortunately he sees the result being the development of more drugs instead of understanding the environmental changes that caused the epigenetic triggers in the first place. If we understood that we could help a person change their diet and lifestyle without drugs.

Study of 200,000 people analyzing factors that influence Diabetes

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The Wall Street Journal reports on a study that has taken place since 1995 with 200,000 people. They evaluated the risks of diet, BMI, exercise, smoking and several other factors on how likely you were to develop diabetes. No one in the beginning of the study had heart disease, cancer or diabetes. During the study about 10% of the men and 8% of the women developed diabetes. BMI was found to have the most significant influence on contracting the disease. Of course, BMI is a factor of diet.