Strategies to Prevent Hypertension

what-is-hypertension-2About one in three American adults have hypertension (high blood pressure), and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),1,2 hypertension is “the second greatest public health threat” in the US.

About half of all with hypertension have uncontrolled high blood pressure, which increases your risk for a number Continue reading

A Modest Dose of Ginger Improves 8 Markers of Diabetes Type 2

gingerA promising new study published in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition reveals that the popular kitchen spice ginger may be an effective treatment for the prevention of diabetes and its complications.

Ginger is in the same plant family (Zingiberacea) that Continue reading

Cancer & Sugar – Strategy for Selective Starvation of Cancer

Sugar Feeds CancerAccording to researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, sugar poses a health risk—contributing to around 35 million deaths globally each year. So high is sugar’s toxicity that it should now be considered a potentially toxic substance like alcohol and tobacco. Continue reading

Green Tea Shown to Block Carbohydrate Breakdown to Prevent Blood Glucose Spikes

Rapidly changing levels of blood glucose as a response to eating a high carbohydrate meal is now widely recognized as a trigger for many chronic illnesses ranging from heart disease to cancer, metabolic dysfunction and diabetes. Researchers have uncovered a host of naturally occurring compounds that slow the release of glucose from carbohydrates after consumption, Continue reading

The Latest on Harmful Drug-Supplement Interactions

At Doctors Health Press, we enthusiastically promote natural medicine. But, there are important health considerations when it comes to how drugs and supplements can interact, as they sometimes do so dangerously. A new study, which looked extensively at the subject, offers a clear and accurate picture of what drugs and supplements should never be combined. Continue reading

Ancient Remedy Could Be the Answer for Diabetes

Here’s some health news about a tree native to India and the Philippines that could help people with diabetes. It’s called banaba, and it has been a folk remedy for hundreds of years.

A recent study conducted at the Suzuka University of Medical Science in Wei, Japan, has tracked down the compounds in banaba that are responsible for its glucose-lowering effects. Continue reading

How Food Affects High Triglycerides

For those diagnosed with high triglycerides, it’s important to take action to lower your levels and improve your heart health.

Triglyceride is just a fancy word for fat — the fat in our bodies is stored in the form of triglycerides. Triglycerides are found in foods and manufactured in our bodies. Normal triglyceride levels Continue reading

The Vinegar That Helps Keep Diabetes Under Control

Inside your body, you have some specialized cells called “beta cells.” Beta cells are very important, because they make insulin. And insulin is a hormone that controls the level of glucose in your blood. Too much glucose and you could experience a number of symptoms, such as fatigue and excessive thirst. Not enough glucose, and your heart could beat rapidly, and you may feel weak and get headaches.

Now, your beta cells help you balance between too much and too little glucose. But when you have diabetes, beta cells can be mistakenly destroyed by your body’s own immune system. Continue reading

Alzheimer’s May be Caused by Poor Diet

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  • A growing body of research suggests there may be a powerful connection between the foods you eat and your risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, via similar pathways that cause type 2 diabetes.
  • Researchers from Brown University in Providence, Continue reading

Measuring Glucose without Needle Pricks

Pricking a finger every day is just part of everyday life for many diabetes patients. A non-invasive measurement approach could release them from the constant pain of pin pricks. The linchpin is a biosensor engineered by Fraunhofer researchers: A tiny chip combines measurement and digital analysis – and can be radioed Continue reading

Cocoa Flavanols Help Ward Off Mild Cognitive Impairment

Cozy up to a mug of cocoa for your brain

I love news like this. It turns out that a delicious fall and winter treat could be a brain booster for older folks.

That’s right—you don’t have to feel guilty about indulging in a little hot cocoa when the weather gets cooler. After all, you’re feeding your brain!

Research published Continue reading

60 Minutes’ Reports on the Dangers of Sugar

In a ground-breaking news story, 60 Minutes reports that new research coming out of some of America’s most respected institutions is finding that sugar is a toxin that can lead to major chronic diseases such as obesity, heart disease, and cancer.

This is jolting to people who don’t realize that even if they don’t add it to their foods, hidden sugar, including high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), is in virtually all processed foods, from yogurts and sauces to breads and sodas. Continue reading

Your Brain Is Related To Your Sex Life

testoWhat do your brain and your sex life have in common? Testosterone.

Testosterone decreases with age. This causes an avalanche of other problems. Testosterone is truly the elixir of youth. With the exception of health enthusiasts, few people are even aware of the great importance of testosterone Continue reading

This Popular Drug Creates Over 60,000 New Diabetics Each Year

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• The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requiring additional warning labels for the cholesterol-lowering drug class known as statins, warning that the drugs may increase your risk of liver damage, memory loss and confusion, type 2 diabetes and muscle weakness

• The FDA has removed Continue reading

The Hidden Reason You Get Flabby (Not Calories or Lack of Exercise)

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  • One dogma that has contributed to the ever-worsening health of the Western world is the belief that “a calorie is a calorie.” This simply isn’t true. The idea that obesity is the end result of eating too much and exercising too little; i.e. consuming more calories than you’re expending, is also false.
  • Fructose is ‘isocaloric but not isometabolic.” This means you can have the same amount of calories from fructose or glucose, Continue reading