The idea that diabetic retinopathy can be managed or stopped on its tracks through nutrition, is good news. Since, blood vessels in the retina of DR sufferers become damaged overtime, and this may lead to blindness. The foods that will help you manage and halt diabetic retinopathy need to be rich in two carotenoids called: lutein and zeaxanthin, because they both act in the retina.
Dr. Pawan Gupta, a vitreo – retina specialist, from the Eye7 (Eye Hospitals) believes that nutritional therapy can halt the development of diabetic retinopathy, but its efficacy depends on how far along the disease has progressed. While he agrees that Nutritional therapy is beneficial to those suffering from diabetes. He said that: “ nutritional therapy has a role if the disease has not set in.” But, once diabetic retinopathy has set in “… the therapy has only an adjuvant role.”
Whether you’re an avid outdoorsman or an occasional camper, the right tools can mean the difference between comfort and a miserable outing and even life and death. When packing for a hike, sailing, or canoe trip, I make sure I have the right equipment. One of the most important and yet often forgotten items on a trip is a good knife.
I grew up in a family of fishermen, hunters and outdoor enthusiasts. My dad gave each of us our own pocket knives when we were about 8 years old.
How Turmeric Shows Great Promise As A Natural Remedy For The Prevention And Healing Of Symptoms Of Type 2 Diabetes
The popular natural remedy and anti-inflammatory ingredient curcumin, found in turmeric, has been shown in studies to vastly improve, and in some cases prevent type 2 diabetes and it's associated symptoms, though further research has been lined-up.
Diabetes is a chronic metabolic condition where blood sugar levels in the body remain high as the diabetic body fails to regulate it.
PCOS or polycystic ovarian syndrome is a difficult condition for women. Risks associated with the ailment include type 2 diabetes. Now researchers have found electroacupunture could help women suffering from PCOS by regulating blood sugar; in turn preventing type 2 diabetes.
Not only does PCOS cause weight gain, it can often make it hard to lose weight, even for those who are able to exercise.
Researchers say that bad feelings can motivate cancer patients to take positive actions.
Cancer is a devastating diagnosis which brings with it fears of possible intense pain and suffering and premature death. However with aggressive treatment there are many cures of cancer.
If you don't take the opportunity to replenish your blood sugar and muscle glycogen stores after a workout, forty-eight hours may be needed before these stores are refilled. This is typically the standard recovery time for most fitness enthusiasts, with the second day often feeling worse than the first, but it doesn't have to be this way. You can cut your recovery time in half by simply eating fruit.
How many days do you need to recover after weight training or a cardio workout? If you’re eating a high protein diet, the answer is forty-eight hours.
Post-traumatic stress disorder is more common than you may think. Researchers have tested a complementary treatment on mice and feel it may be potentially useful for humans.
According to the US Department of Veterans Affairs, about 8% of people in the States will develop post-traumatic stress disorder at some point in their lives.
When on a vacation, you may find that there are a lot of temptations that you may become prone to, especially in regards to food and drink. When in a foreign country, testing the local food is part of the experience, but for the sake of your health you shouldn’t get carried away. If you struggle with maintaining a healthy diet while on holiday, here are some practical tips.
Consult your doctor
Researchers warn about falling for so-called diet foods designed to help cut calories and lose weight. A University of Georgia study highlights how diet foods can cause liver damage, brain inflammation and make you fatter. There is good reason we should avoid low-fat food marketing promises.
Health conscious consumers can be easily lulled into the so-called diet food trap.
Yeast infection, also known as candidiasis is a very common infection caused by a fungus called candida albicans. This fungus overgrows when there is an imbalance on our system, and according to The Centers for Disease Control, 75% of adult women will have a yeast infection in their lifetime. So, If you find yourself having this fungal infection, don't panic because there are remedies that will treat yeast infection and boost immunity.
Yeast infections can develop in the warm, moist parts of your body such as: the vagina (vaginal thrush), mouth ( oral thrush), skin and nails ( candidiasis).
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is thought to be the most common chronic liver disease in the Western world. Now, a European study confirms that high protein diets cause non-alcoholic fatty liver, type 2 diabetes and that fructose (natural sugar from fruit) is not the cause of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
Animal protein was associated with a higher risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a condition in which fat builds up in the liver and causes fatty liver, new research has found.
If you are curious about virtual doctor visits, then the following information can answer the most common questions. Seeing a doctor online is becoming more popular, so you want to become familiar with the process.
Whether you are too busy to make an appointment with your regular doctors, or they cannot find room for you in their schedules, virtual doctor visits are an option in some cases.
Mac and cheese is a childhood favorite for many people and a beloved comfort food. You can still eat it on the gluten-free and dairy-free diet with the following recipe.
Whether you have celiac disease or gluten intolerance, reaching for a box of mac and cheese from the store is not an option unless it is gluten-free (GF).
Researchers have found that memory and thinking skills are dramatically improved by regular exercise, including running and walking.
The capacity of your brain to function well is not fixed. The power of your brain can be boosted with regular exercise.
Calcium is one of the most important minerals in the body. While calcium is mostly present in bones and teeth, its is also necessary for other vital bodily processes. Eating calcium rich foods, is the best way to boost your calcium levels. So, here are 5 vegetarian recipes that will help you boost your calcium levels naturally.
Some of the greatest vegetarian foods to consume frequently have been reported to be figs, because they are high in Psoralen, which is a natural component that helps fight cancer, broccoli plant t
If you experience symptoms such as frequent urination and poor flow of urine a yearly rectal examination is recommended and may reveal if you have a prostate cancer or an enlarged prostate, suggests Doctor Ademola Orolu, a Family Physician.
Men, let's talk. Do you experience a combination of any of the following?
Allergies and asthma, should be considered an early warning sign of weakened health as well as of complications yet to come. The basis for allergies and arthritis are nutritional, and the remedy is, similarly, nutritional, more and more failed research shows.
Researchers say cold weather and fewer hours in the sun are associated with increased rates of alcoholic cirrhosis.
Abuse of alcohol can lead to serious damage of the liver and alcoholic cirrhosis. Researchers have determined that the climate can have an effect on your risk for this condition.
Whether you bike for sport or for fun, May is your month! Biking even just a few miles per day has been shown to add years to your life.
There are so many good reasons to pump those pedals. Commuting by bike to work can help save money on car maintenance and gas.
Strep throat isn’t fun and it feels like swallowing shards of broken glass, but who knew it could be so dangerous? While there are different strains of streptococcus, Strep A causes about 15% of cases of sore throat. As a child I used to get strep throat with severe pain and swelling of my tonsils followed by middle ear infections about twice a year until I was 21 and had a tonsillectomy. It was the best decision I ever made.
Left untreated strep can lead to serious health issues such as erythema nodosum, kidney damage, rheumatic fever, e
It is a little known fact that if you ate only protein, you would starve to death. Conversely, if you eat high amounts of protein, while keeping carbohydrates in your diet low, you’re still starving yourself, only at a much slower rate. A high protein is what many people who want slim down turn to, particularly diabetics, much to the detriment of their health. That being said, high protein should be among the foods to avoid for diabetes,
While extreme, eating a diet of only protein causes what is known as protein poisoning. Protein poisoning is a rare form of malnutrition caused by a total absence of fat in the diet.
Calcium is a mineral that is necessary for life, because it maintains bone, teeth, nerve and muscle health, and also helps with blood clotting. Given the sharp rise in the number of people allergic to milk, what are some of the vegetarian calcium rich foods that will make your diet balanced and versatile, and what does calcium do in the body?
According to The Food allergy Research and education up to 15 million Americans have food allergies, and cow's milk is the most comm
Enteritis is a condition wherein there is inflammation of the small intestine. Bacterial or viral infections via ingestion cause this condition and can be prevented with natural interventions.
Enteritis, or inflammation of the small intestine, is a very uncomfortable condition which can be very costly in terms of lost productivity.
British psychologists have hit psychiatry hard: There must be a shift to humane natural mental health care!
The British Psychological Society has attacked the rival profession of psychiatry with serious questions raised about the biomedical model of mental illness. Clearly humane non-psychiatric natural mental health care should replace psychiatry.
There has been a shocking trend in medical-legal circles to go after victims of psychiatry who blow the whistle on having been tortured by psychiatrists as being unusually psychotic and in need of
It is every parent’s dilemma when their child has a fever. Doctors recommend antipyretic (temperature reducing) medicines, but frequent use can cause many issues such as liver damage. Reducing a fever without overloading a child with extra chemicals will help the child to recover faster. So, here are 3 home remedies that will reduce fever naturally.
Peppermint (Mentha piperina) is on the top of the list, because its easy to find and its tea tastes nice with some manuka honey.
Recent news suggests that people who drink diet sodas daily have three times the risk of stroke and dementia compared to people who rarely drink them and other research indicated that diet soda actually leads to weight gain and the potential for heart disease and diabetes. Scary statistics to say the least, so you may want to consider a few healthy alternatives.
Before we move on consider looking at these three stories about diet soda.