Posts Tagged ‘healthy diet’

Dr Marianne Teitelbaum to Discuss Ayurveda Medicine for Thyroid Problems.

Sunday, April 21st, 2019

Marianne Teitelbaum, D.C., graduated summa cum laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1984. She has studied with several Ayurvedic doctors, including Stuart Rothenberg, M.D., and Vaidya Rama Kant Mishra. The recipient of the Prana Ayushudi Award in 2013, she lectures and writes extensively about Ayurvedic treatments for all diseases. She has a thriving private practice and lives outside of Philadelphia. Her latest book Healing the Thyroid with Ayurveda: Natural Treatments for Hashimoto’s, Hypothyroidism, and Hyperthyroidism was just published.

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Use Alternatives to Reduce Type 2 Diabetes Risks

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

John LaGrace, National Awareness Director, DrugWatch.com was kind enough to provide the following guest blog written by his staff on alternatives to reduce Type 2 diabetes. I hope you enjoy it.

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Doctor Mark Hyman, author of the “The Blood Sugar Solution,” described diabetes as a foodborne illness. While the exact cause of diabetes isn’t well understood there is a recognizable link between fat buildup from unhealthy foods and the onset of the disease. The American Diabetes Association says that about 50 percent of men and 70 percent of women are obese when they are diagnosed.

This link between obesity and type 2 diabetes opens up the door to exciting possibilities for naturally fighting symptoms. Even if a person isn’t obese, adjusting their amount of exercise and beginning a healthy diet can drastically reduce symptoms. Doctors say that patients only need to lose 5 to 10 percent of their body weight to see an improvement.

The Look AHEAD study showed that people with type 2 diabetes benefit the most from natural treatments when they seek out the help of professionals like dieticians and personal trainers. Doctors should also be consulted before attempting to modify your exercise or diet to treat diabetes. With a combination of expert guidance you can develop a well-rounded and effective treatment plan. In the Look AHEAD study people with type 2 diabetes who received professional guidance were able to keep significant weight off consistently, while those who didn’t saw fewer results.

Medical studies show a combination of diet and exercise are the most effective natural treatments to reduce diabetes symptoms. Exercise helps sensitize the body to insulin, which lowers blood sugar. It also reduces harmful cholesterol, which reduces the risk of congestive heart failure.

Patients should begin their lifestyle changes progressively. After talking to a Doctor they can begin to make conservative changes in diet and exercise, and then see how their body reacts. By pacing themselves people avoid potentially over stressing their body, or lowering their blood sugar too rapidly. As the body adjusts to a new health routine people can gradually increase the aggressiveness of their natural treatment.

The health risks of congestive heart failure and stroke are serious side effects associated with diabetes medications are serious and should be addressed. In fact, the FDA has issued a black-box warning on type 2 diabetes medication, Actos, because of its link with congestive heart failure. This has resulted in many users filing an Actos lawsuit against the manufacturer.

Having type 2 diabetes may make changing diet and regular exercise more difficult, but with enough discipline people may actually be able to beat the disease. One British study showed that with dramatic lifestyle intervention type 2 diabetes can actually be reversed in some patients.

The American Diabetes Association says that people can have an impact on their symptoms by starting to exercise 30 minutes a day for five days a week. Exercise doesn’t have to be strenuous either. Working around the house or walking is sufficient to improve heart health and reduce the risk of diabetes related symptoms. Be sure to warm up before jumping into a fitness routine, and always consult your doctor about beginning natural treatment.

William Richards researches and writes about prescription drugs and medical devices for Drugwatch.com.

Sources:

Fox Business. (February 28, 2012). Fighting the Nation’s Diabetes Problem. Fox News. Retrieved from http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/1477767213001/fighting-the-nations-diabetes-problem/

Wadden T, West DS, Delahanty L, Jakicic J, Rejeski J, Williamson D, Berkowitz R, Kelley D, Tomchee C, Hill J, Kumanyika S. (May 2006). The Look AHEAD study: a description of the lifestyle intervention and the evidence supporting it. PubMed. Retrieved from

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16855180

BBC. (June 23, 2011). Type 2 Diabetes in newly diagnosed ‘can be reversed.’ Retrieved from http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-13887909

Can You Reduce the Risk of Diabetes by Eating Fish? Find Out What the Latest Research Says. .

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

A new study published in Nutricion Hospitalaria journal carried out in a Spanish population concluded that eating lots of cured meats is associated with greater weight gain and a higher obesity rate, whereas the consumption of fish is linked to a lower glucose concentration and a smaller risk of developing diabetes. The study was conducted in the Vanemcian community of 945 people consisting of 340 men and 605 women between age 55 and 80 with a high cardiovascular risk. Understanding the correlation between the Mediterranean diet and its association with cardiovascular risk factors and the dietary patterns regarding meat and fish consumption were the goals of the study Researchers found that consuming red meat by the study population occurred on average of once a day and that is high compared to dietary recommendations. It is believed this pattern may be related to weight-loss diets that recommend eating grilled veal. Eating excessive amounts of red meat is associated with higher cardiovascular risk, higher blood pressure, diabetes and a moderate decrease in life expectancy mainly die to cancer and heart disease. On the other hand, eating fish has a health benefit for the heart.
Although this was a cross sectional study that not determine a causal effect, the researchers confirm that similar studies show that the consumption of fish is associated with a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes. There were gender differences in that men more frequently ate a high intake of red and cured meat whereas women ate more white meat, especially chicken, and turkey. However, there were no significant differences in intake of fish between the two groups but women did tend to score higher on healthy diets than men.