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.

Lower Your High Blood Pressure Naturally

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BLOOD PRESSURE CHECK (Photo credit: U.S. Army Korea (Historical Image Archive))

Food Matters on Facebook had an article by a Dr. Mercola on lowering high blood pressure without drugs. He mentions many dietary, exercise related and stress related life changing things you can do to naturally lower your blood pressure. Sound familiar? I talk about diet, stress, exercise , thinking and belief as epigenetic life changing factors in this BLOG. Our bodies evolved to respond to conditions around us. For the last million years or more changes were relatively slow. In modern times we have changed the environment we live in drastically. We exercise less, we are in constant stress, we eat processed foods, we eat the wrong things from a nutrient point of view, we tend more toward negative thoughts than positive ones, and we don’t believe in much lowering the placebo effect and increasing the nocebo effect. This is causing drastic epigenetic changes in our bodies that can lead to increased illness and early death.

Dr Mercola states one source of high blood pressure is a diet rich in grains and fructose. Americans eat way too many grains. Cereals (except oatmeal), sweets, breads, etc are all sugars or turn to sugar in our bodies. Diabetes can be caused by too much sugars in our diet. Diabetes and high blood pressure are linked. The great news is we all have a choice in life. No one is forced to eat wrong or not exercise or live a high stressed life! It’s your choice.We should be changing our life styles and teaching our kids what is really important in life. You can change your lifestyle and live a healthier and happier life. Just do it … NO EXCUSES!

How well do diabetics hear?

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English: Prevalence of diabetes worldwide in 2...

English: Prevalence of diabetes worldwide in 2000 (per 1000 inhabitants). World average was 28.23‰. no data less than 7.5 7.5-15 15-22.5 22.5-30 30-37.5 37.5-45 45-52.5 52.5-60 60-67.5 67.5-75 75-82.5 more than 82.5 Note: I interpreted France in the data as including the overseas departments of Reunion, Guadeloupe, Martinique, and French Guiana as they are integral parts of France. China includes the SARs of Hong Kong and Macao. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you are diabetic have your hearing checked often. A new study shows diabetics are twice as likely to have hearing loss as non diabetics. Diabetes is a horrible disease that affects so many Americans but we can fight it and even reverse it with diet and exercise.

How to Avoid Type 2 Diabetes

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English: The blue circle is the global symbol ...

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.

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.

Scientists say Diabetes lies in the Intersection between the Environment and the Gene


Logo for the World Diabetes Day

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The Health Living Magazine talks about diabetes as being caused by epigenetics but also triggering other epigenetic actions. Diabetes is a complex disease but it now appears it is related to our environment (diet, thought and beliefs). Epigenetics is far too complicated for us to totally understand or appreciate but some combination of epigenetic triggers can cause diabetes. Once the disease takes hold, it then triggers others epigenetic actions. Scientists believe that the key to this disease and others is in the intersection between the environment and the genes.

Study of 200,000 people analyzing factors that influence Diabetes


The blue circle symbol used to represent 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.