The prevalence of diabetes is rapidly rising in every country around the world. According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), nearly 10 percent of the U.S. population—more than 30 million Americans—has diabetes. Another 84 million adults have prediabetes. And, at least a quarter of people with diabetes and the vast
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Macronutrients. Micronutrients. Plant foods. Animal foods. What matters most is that you understand how to use them to lay the groundwork for healthy eating. In that respect, think of them as bricks in the road leading you to a potentially life-changing destination: a heart-healthy dietary pattern.
Focus more on your overall
Q: My doctor ordered a test for leaky gut syndrome. What is this condition, and what does the test entail?
A: A leaky gut syndrome test will help determine whether you have increased intestinal permeability, a condition in which the lining of your small intestine allows bacteria and undigested food particles
If you have special health conditions, like food sensitivities, cardiovascular disease, or diabetes, does standard dietary advice apply to you? Yes and no. It’s true that most of the information in this report, as well as in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, is general and geared toward people with no
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Sugary Drinks: Declining, but Not Fast Enough? (Feb., 1)
Coffee and Health (Feb., 2)
Should You Drink Your Fruits and Vegetables? (March, 6)
Is it Safe to Drink Diet Soda? (March, 8)
Caffeine Without Sleeplessness (April, 1)
What is A2 milk? (July, 8)
Avoiding Dehydration (Aug., 6)
Diabetic emergencies and diabetic shock can occur either when your blood glucose level becomes dangerously low (hypoglycemia) or when it becomes dangerously high (hyperglycemia). If you’re managing diabetes, it’s important to understand the difference—and how to react.
Here, we dig into both hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia, pinpointing the symptoms as well as
If you are living with a chronic health condition, you may feel some of the information on diet and exercise presented in this book is not for you. The fact is, eating well and moving your body is good for nearly every condition, appropriately adapted, of course. This chapter will
Diabetic neuropathy is a relatively common complication of diabetes. Some 60 to 70 percent of all people with diabetes experience some form of neuropathy in their lifetime.
While the reason this happens isn’t fully understood, researchers think that blood glucose affects how nerves transmit signals in the body and also damages
Vegetarian Diets Improve Diabetes Management
A recent systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials published in the journal Clinical Nutrition found that vegetarian-style dietary patterns (from vegan, which omits all animal products, to ovo-lacto-vegetarian, which includes eggs and dairy) may be helpful in diabetes management.
The nine trials included in the
Okra may be best known for its role in gumbo, star stew of Southern Creole cooking, but this slender green gem is so much more. This ancient vegetable is native to Ethiopia and was first cultivated by the Egyptians in the 12th century B.C.E., before it made its way