The most common cause of type 2 diabetes is eating too much of the wrong kind of carbohydrates. This is a path to self-destruction, eventually leading to high Blood pressure, high triglyceride, and low HDL (good cholesterol). Other reasons include a genetic predisposition to the disease, stress, and decrease in physical activity. Effective tips to manage type 2 diabetes Eat low glycemic foods such as oats, barley, bran, jowar, whole pulses, vegetables, nuts, and seeds. Avoid sugar and foods containing sugar such as chocolates, desserts, sweets, soft drinks, white flour, cakes, biscuits, pizzas, rice, high sugar foods. Don’t drink fruit juices as they contain too much sugar (more than what a type 2 diabetic can handle). Reduce intake of saturated fats and hydrogenated fats as it increases insulin resistance. Fish oils have shown to improve insulin resistance. So eat fish 3 times a week or take fish oils supplements. Increase fiber in your diet by increasing your intake of green vegetables and whole grains. Walk for 30-40 minutes every day. We are not alone in our concern that type II diabetes is a growing national crisis. There are too many lives at stake and you have nothing to lose by … Continue reading Managing type 2 diabetes →
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While some people may require medication to keep their blood pressure under control, most of them can control it with diet, weight loss, correct intake of vitamin supplements and proper stress management. Your blood pressure is a major reflection of your heart health. There are 3 major consequences of high blood pressure – a stroke, kidney damage or a heart attack, therefore keeping it normal is unquestionably important. Research shows that foods are laden with blood pressure boosting or reducing compounds. In ancient times, in the primitive cultures, high blood pressure was unknown. Modernization has brought about this ailment upon ourselves. Modernization has given us refined foods like sugar, maida, refined oils, eating out frequently, inactivity, stress, overeating, smoking, excess alcohol intake, irregular eating and sleeping patterns. All this leads to a whole lot of degenerative diseases including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, asthma etc. If you are overweight, begin a gradual weight loss program. As you begin to shed off pounds you will lower your blood pressure. If you are stress out, set some of your time aside for yoga and meditation. Along with this you need to follow a nutritious diet and supplement with & minerals. Potassium It has … Continue reading Mineral magic for High Blood pressure →
Assuming that you have followed the cholesterol lowering diet given on 21st May 1998 you may want to know how to continue further. Diet Therapy If you are one of those with the worst cholesterol readings i.e. very high LDL and very low HDL, then diet therapy would work best for you. But if you are slightly above the normal range, then the efficacy of the diet in reducing cholesterol is also proportionately less. To recap the last article on cholesterol lowering strategies; I had mentioned that as long as your body is well nourished and you have sufficient supplies of antioxidants available as in fruits and vegetables you need not worry about your body’s ability to handle cholesterol. However if you are eating a lot of processed and refined foods, whole milk and red meat and your blood tests shows a bad HDL to total cholesterol ratio and very high cholesterol readings, then you must get down to some serious thinking about your dietary habits. I have seen that people with a very high cholesterol reading are often surprised at their lipid profile and wonder where they could have gone wrong, especially, if they are vegetarians. My advise to … Continue reading Strategies for Reducing Cholesterol – Part II →
Joint pain is rarely an emergency. Most cases of mild joint pain can be successfully managed at home. Make an appointment with your doctor at Health Total if your joint pain is accompanied by: Swelling Redness Tenderness and warmth around the joint See your doctor at Health Total immediately if your joint pain is caused by an injury and is accompanied by: Joint deformity Inability to use the joint Intense pain Sudden swelling Other occasions when you need to contact a medical professional at Health Total You have fever that is not associated with flu symptoms. You have lost 10 pounds or more without trying (unintended weight loss). Your joint pain lasts for more than 3 days. You have severe, unexplained joint pain and swelling, particularly if you have other unexplained symptoms. WHAT QUESTIONS ARE ASKED TO YOU WHILE VISITING YOUR DOCTOR? Your doctor or nurse will perform a physical exam and ask you questions about your medical history and symptoms, including: Which joint hurts? Is the pain on one side or both sides? What started the pain and how often have you had it? Have you had it before? Did this pain begin suddenly and severely, or slowly and … Continue reading When to see your doctor →
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