Both excess Sugar and Salt consumption can be bad for you

Millions of persons have diabetes, and many of them people do not even know it.. diabetes is not to be taken lightly for it has serious personal side effects. Diabetes is influenced by genes, and the food we eat, exercise as well.

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NOW  EVEN MOST MEDICAL PERSONAL  MAY KNOW SOMETHING  ABOUT DIABETES, (SOME HOW I REALLY DOUBT IT AS THEY TEND TO TOO OFTEN FALSELY SKIP MEALS, THAT ITSELF IS A CAUSE OF DIABETES EVEN,)  BUT THAT DOES NOT MEAN THEY UNDERSTAND HOW TO DEAL WITH IT..

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Reminds me a University college graduate had boasted to me he had learned all about Computers in University.. so I put him down in front of my computer and said to him show me what you can do.. I was shocked next  when he really could not use a computer still, he said he had learned everything from text.. He lacked real practical experiences.. that is true about diabetes when it comes to many medical personnel,  Doctors and Nurses included.

https://stayinhealth.wordpress.com/2009/12/04/diabetes/

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One of the sad thing in life is how few people pay attention to the salt, sugar content in their food consumption and how they do even fail to identify some of it’s negative health effects.. Both excess Sugar and Salt consumption can tend to raise One’s blood  pressure. Eating significantly less salt and sugar would modestly lower blood pressure;  would help to  or  prevent heart disease and  lengthen life. Eating too much of these  items can put you at high risk for high blood pressure, high cholesterol and high blood glucose, could further increase risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and even some cancers. Many processed foods, ready meals and savoury snacks can be deliberately relatively high in fat and salt, so try to get in the habit of reading pack labels and comparing brands before you buy. Check the sugar and salt content as well

“The human body is approximately 60 percent water, which is essential to almost every life process. But sometimes a condition called fluid overload can occur, in which more fluid (primarily water) is going into your body than is coming out. The chief cause of fluid overload is heart failure, a condition in which the heart muscle loses its ability to pump adequately. As the heart’s contractions (beats) become weaker and less able to pump out the blood that enters the heart, blood backs up in the veins, causing fluid buildup in the body’s tissues. The kidneys’ ability to eliminate excess sodium and water is also affected by heart failure, further increasing the body’s fluid congestion.  Fluid overload can also occur as a result of some other health conditions, including kidney disease and liver disease. It can also be a side effect of some food and some medications.

Excess fluid can build up in various locations in your body, leading to a condition called edema. Edema is swelling that usually occurs in the feet, ankles and legs (where it’s called peripheral edema), but it also can occur in the lungs (where it’s called pulmonary edema) and in the abdomen (where it’s called ascites).Fluid buildup can also cause increasing fatigue. You may begin to feel tired after performing normal daily activities or walking even a short distance. When fluid overload is not too severe, it can be treated with a program of diet and lifestyle changes.

Some Heart failure can be characterized by the side of the heart that’s weakened — based on that, patients can develop edema in different places in their bodies. When the right side of the heart is weakened, oxygen-poor blood tends to back up in the veins. As a result, fluid buildup tends to occur in the lower body (legs and feet), and sometimes in the abdomen. When the left side of the heart is weakened, oxygen-rich blood tends to back up in the lungs, resulting in fluid buildup there.

The malfunctioning body can also increase the secretion of a hormone in the pituitary gland called anti-diuretic hormone (ADH). This causes the kidney to retain more fluid, which increases blood volume and helps cardiac output, but also increases blood pressure, which makes the weakened heart work even harder.

These days when someone’s lower legs, ankles and feet were swollen we call it edema. It’s important to note that edema isn’t a disease but the symptom of an underlying condition, like fluid overload or heart failure (in which the heart is not pumping well enough to meet the body’s demand for oxygen). Edema usually begins with leakage of fluid from the tiniest blood vessels into nearby tissues. When the body senses that fluid is being lost from these vessels, it signals the kidneys to hold on to more fluid, increasing the volume of fluid in the vessels and leading to additional leakage. Edema can occur if you sit or stand in one place for too long, as gravity pulls water down into your legs and feet. The veins in your legs have small valves that help keep blood from running down toward your feet between heartbeats. If these valves are not functioning properly, edema can develop in the legs. Pregnant women sometimes get edema, and people who eat a diet too high in sodium (salt) can also develop it. Certain conditions, such as kidney or liver disease, can also cause edema or make it worse;

Signs that you might have edema include:
•Stretched and shiny-looking skin over a swollen area
•Increased abdomen size (ascites)
•Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing (pulmonary edema)
•Tightness of jewelry, clothing or accessories
•Low output of urine, even when you’re drinking as much fluid as normal
•A dimple in the skin covering the swollen area that remains for a few seconds after a pressing finger has been released

Symptoms of more serious edema (such as pulmonary edema) include:
•Difficulty breathing
•Shortness of breath when lying down
•Coughing
•Cold hands or feet

Your doctor  can  obtain a detailed medical history and conduct a full exam. He or she will listen to your lungs through a stethoscope to detect the presence of fluid (an indication of pulmonary edema) and look at the veins in your neck. Your doctor might order tests to help make a diagnosis. Results of blood and urine tests are useful for the diagnosis of certain types of fluid overload related to kidney or liver disease. Your doctor may order other tests to detect abnormalities in your heart’s electrical activity, size, shape and function during rest and exercise.

If you have fluid overload, your doctor will probably suggest that you reduce the amount of sodium (salt) and sugar in your diet. Doing so can be a very effective way of combating the buildup of excess fluid. Most North Americans eat a diet containing lots of processed foods, which are very high in sodium and sugar

Your doctor may prescribe oral medicines (diuretics or “water pills”) to reduce the symptoms of the condition. Diuretics cause the kidneys to pass more water and sodium, reducing fluid volume throughout the body.   This reduces the blood volume and the amount of blood that the heart has to pump, thereby reducing its workload. The goal is to maintain ideal weight by eliminating edema. A major side effect is a low potassium (K+) level, which can cause muscle cramping and abnormal heart rhythms. Reducing your Water pill consumption my help? Potassium supplements or potassium-sparing diuretics can be used either alone or in combination with other diuretics. Unfortunately, these medications often become less effective the longer one takes them, and eventually many people with fluid overload require hospitalization.

Typically, an in-hospital treatment for a serious case of edema includes intravenous (given with a needle into the bloodstream) administration of medications such as diuretic drugs, vasodilator drugs and inotropic drugs.;

An important way to regulate your blood pressure, and improve your overall health, is to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet. Consume a limited amount of high-sugar and high-fat foods and be sure to eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. Increase your intake of B vitamins, which have been proven to improve circulation and regulate blood pressure.

Many other factors, called precipitating factors, place an extra  burden on a failed heart. Identifying the precipitating factor, as well  as the initial cause of CHF, is important for directing proper  treatment. Precipitating factors include:

  • Stopping prescribed medications
  • Excessive intake of fluids or salt, sugar
  • Uncontrolled hypertension
  • Infection
  • Heart attack
  • Ischemia (lack of blood to heart muscle)
  • Cardiac arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm)
  • Anemia
  • Pulmonary embolus (blood clot in lung)
  • Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid)
  • Hypoxia (low level of oxygen in blood usually due to lung disease)

While Heart failure occurs predominately in the elderly, but it can affect people of any age”

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Medicine is still no substitute for not eating healthy food, not execrcising,  not getting plenty of sleep- rest, not educing negative personal stress!

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Natural Way to Remove Excessive Body Fluid
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Excess fluid, water in the blood,  can substantially increase your body weight, about 8-12 pounds even,  and can thus also cause you to feel burning in the chest when moving, walking, biking..
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Removal of excess extracellular fluid with diuretics is one of the mainstays of treating patients with congestive heart failure (CHF).; Once begun, diuretic therapy is generally continued indefinitely unless cardiac function improves.
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Now some people do suggest
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1 The first step in getting rid of excess bodily fluid is to reduce salt intake as sodium, found in salt, will make your body hold water. Sitting in a sauna or hot tub will also help as it will increase sweating and the elimination of excess water. A range of plant foods as well as concentrated supplements, such as asparagus, watermelon, parsley and hawthorn will likewise eliminate excess fluids.  Try to add less salt to your dishes and read nutritional labels for the sodium content of packaged foods. The recommended daily allowance (RDA) for sodium is 2,500 milligrams, but most of us consume far more. Reducing your salt intake to the RDA is also good for general health and longevity.
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2 Sweat gently. Sweating will naturally eliminate water and any activity that will help you sweat without placing excess stress on your body will help to get rid of excess fluids. Athletes trying to lose water weight before competition (usually to qualify for a specific weight class) have devised interesting and often extreme methods to accelerate sweating. However, for the layperson a brief visit to the sauna or a short session in the hot tub is all that is required. If you are unaccustomed to these, start slowly and do not push yourself. Avoid extreme heat if you have an underlying health condition, including but not limited to: heart disease, hypertension and kidney disease.
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3 Drink more water. Although it may sound counterintuitive, the more water you drink, the less fluid you will retain. Restricting water intake will only place your body into preservation mode, as it will think that a drought is approaching, and make it hold onto water. Consuming water, on the other hand will increase the rate of sweating and urination, both of which will help eliminate excessive sodium and reduce water retention.
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4 Consider herbal diuretics. A diuretic is any substance that accelerates fluid excretion. In addition to prescription medications used for the treatment of hypertension, a range of plants and concentrated plant extracts in pill form help eliminate excess water. Natural diuretics include sugar free tea, caffeine, asparagus, onion, watermelon, celery, parsley and hawthorn. 
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The usage of Natural diuretics can aid in removal of excess fluids from the body and aid in treating of sciatica, kidney stone, lymphatic swelling, PMS, gonorrhea, liver disorders and high blood pressure.
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Watch out for the dangers involved in using medically prescribed diuretics and natural ones too.. see your Heart doctor on this too..
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Green tea is a natural diuretic food that has been in use for centuries in China.
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Consumption of cranberry juice can aid in removal of excess fluid retention.
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Apple cider vinegar exhibits natural diuretic properties and in addition maintains the potassium levels. It can be added to the salad dressing. It contains high levels of potassium that has quality to reduce fat deposits. It is prepared from apples and the malic acid used for fat burning process.
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Dandelion is often used as a natural diuretic.
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Nettle has natural diuretic properties that facilitate good cleansing.
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Dandelion leaf tea aids in detoxification and has a beneficial effect on those suffering from cystitis and urinary tract infections.
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Natural foods with high water content such as watermelons and cucumbers help increase urination and better flushing out of toxins.
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Artichokes are also natural diuretic, a digestive aid, and provides nutrition to health-promoting bacteria in the intestinal tract.
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Asparagus contains asparigine – a chemical alkaloid that boosts kidney performance, thereby improving waste removal from the body. It includes asparagines chemical. This chemical removes waste from the body by breaking up the oxalic acid. It also affects the cells and break down fat.
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Black currants are a diuretic with a high potassium level; Diuretic often help those who suffer from high blood pressure and rheumatism, but deplete their potassium levels. Blackcurrants combine a diuretic effect with a high level of potassium.
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Brussels Spouts  It stimulates the glands, the pancreas. It quickly releases waste and to clean out the cells. This vegetable also holds some minerals that stimulate the kidneys.  This helps in better cleansing of cells.
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Beets are natural diuretic foods that attack floating body fats and fatty deposits. These are burly diuretic that focuses on the liver and kidneys. They have special iron cleanses corpuscles.
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Cabbage is known to aid breakage of fatty deposits, especially around the abdominal region.
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Carrots are a rich source of carotene that speeds the metabolic rate of the body and hastens removal of fat deposits and waste.;
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Celery has a high concentration of Calcium in a ready to use form. Therefore when you eat it calcium directly work and this pure form of calcium will break up the accumulated fat build up. This is food with high water content.
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Chives are a pleasing addition to a salad. They belong to the onion family and contain more than 80% water. They are fairly high in protein and carbohydrate content, rich in potassium, calcium, phosphorus and sulfur. They are stimulating to the digestive system. They are valuable as a blood cleanser but exercise a strong diuretic action, consequently they should be used in moderation, particularly by those having trouble with their kidneys. People drinking beer, we find, should avoid using chives to any extent because, according to our researches, beer has a very strong disintegrating effect on the kidneys and a diuretic with the tendency to irritate the kidneys may cause undue discomfort.
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Cucumbers are rich in sulfur and silicon that stimulate the kidneys into better removal of uric acid.
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FENNEL is a valuable vegetable used in large quantities by the Latin cultures. As its nourishing value is becoming better known it is gradually becoming a more popular addition to other raw vegetables, either in salads or as a side dish. Fennel contains nearly 90% water in the bulbous part of the plant, which is the edible part. This vegetable can be quartered, sliced, chopped or ground. It is a very alkalinizing food, aiding in loosening up mucous or phlegm conditions, besides helping to stimulate the digestive processes. It is a good diuretic. It has a high sodium content and is rich in potassium and iron.
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Fig is oxidant, laxative, diuretic, digestible and a blood cleanser
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Garlic possesses, it is a natural diuretic food that aids breakage of fat and other excellent properties. Garlic has a beneficial effect on the lymph, aiding in the elimination of noxious waste matter in the body, having the tendency to increase body-odor until such waste has been sufficiently eliminated. It is a valuable cleanser of the mucous membrane, particularly the lungs, the sinuses, the nose and the throat. For this reason it is a valuable food in pulmonary conditions, asthma, etc. Although occasionally somewhat irritating to the kidneys, garlic is nevertheless valuable for its diuretic action. It is also a useful cleanser of the blood therefore helpful in conditions of high blood pressure. It tends to stimulate peristaltic action and the secretion of digestive juices. While the odor of garlic is not usually appreciated as a second hand perfume, this condition can be compensated by the use of raw parsley, mint or other fresh green herbs of a like nature, combined with it, or used immediately afterwards. Garlic contains approximately 65% water and satisfactory results are obtained by using it raw, chopped finely, in small quantities as an ingredient in any vegetable salad.
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Horseradish speed up your metabolism.  It has a wonderful effect of dissolving fat in cells with no side effects.
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Lettuce aids better metabolism and flushing of toxins.
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Mangoes are depurative and diuretic.
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Melons are refreshing, alkalising, mineralising, oxidant and diuretic. Watermelon and muskmelon contains high levels of water, potassium and sodium that aid remove toxins and stimulates urine production.
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Papayas are diuretic, laxative and refreshing.
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Parsley is one of the most potent foods of the common vegetable kingdom. As a juice, if properly and completely extracted, it is wise not to drink more than (4 ounces) daily without the addition of other vegetable juices because otherwise it is likely to create a serious disturbance of the nervous system. With the addition of the raw juice of carrots and celery it is very valuable as nourishment for the optic system, also for the kidneys and bladder and as an aid in allaying inflammation of the urethra and genital organs. It stimulates the secretion of digestive juices and helps considerably in disturbances of the liver and of the spleen. The water content of parsley is in excess of 85% but the fibers are so tough that it requires a very thorough trituration and a sufficient amount of hydraulic pressure to extract all the vitamins and mineral elements with the juice. Parsley is rich in potassium, calcium, magnesium and chlorine. In salads it should be ground up very fine and can be used to the extent of one to two teaspoons per serving, not merely to decorate it. When eating meat, raw parsley should be eaten at the same time, because of its diuretic action, in order to stimulate the elimination of the excessive uric acid resulting from the digestion of meat.
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Peaches are diuretic, depurative and detoxifying so they are wonderful to eat on a weight – loss program.
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Pumpkins contain about 90% water with a comparatively low percentage of carbohydrates. While rich in sodium, potassium, magnesium and iron, they are rich also in chlorine and phosphorus. They have laxative qualities and their diuretic properties do not irritate the kidneys. Raw pumpkin is delicious when very finely grated and served in combination with finely grated carrots, beets, etc., as a base for salads. To cook pumpkins destroys their valuable water content, reducing it to about 15% and increases the carbohydrate content to more than 50%, converting it from a sugar to a starchy carbohydrate.
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Radishes These may be considered under the general classification of large and small radishes. The former contain a little more than 85% water, but 50% less mineral elements than the small, while the latter contain more than 93% water and are rich in potassium, sodium and calcium with a large percentage of chlorine. They are rich in phosphorus and sulphur while the large variety is particularly rich in silicon. Radishes contain a volatile ether which has a particular affinity for mucus or phlegm as a solvent thereof. They have also enzymes valuable in aiding the secretion of digestive juices. Because of their diuretic action they are valuable in cleansing the kidneys and the bladder. The juice of radishes blended with carrot juice is a wonderful aid in cleansing and in healing the mucous membrane of the digestive system as well as of the respiratory organs. The small radishes are used either whole or sliced to garnish salads, while the large radishes can be grated or shredded as an ingredients.
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Oats contain silica – a natural diuretic.
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Strawberries are a traditional diuretic and have an excellent effect on the kidneys.
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Tomatoes are rich in Vitamin C that aid the metabolism and release of water from the kidney to flush out waste.
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Watercress is a powerful blood cleanser and blood builder. It is a diuretic plant, is soothing to the lungs, and stimulates bile formation. Watercress is rich in chlorophyll, sulfur and calcium, and strengthens qi (vital life force) energy.
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Benefits of Diuretics Foods:
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Retention of water may occur because of the lack of B-vitamins, amino-acids and proteins in the diet or due to the unnecessary utilization of sugar and salt content. The condition caused due to water retention in the body tissues is known as Edema. To avoid this condition there is need to take Natural Diuretic Foods that assist flush out the needless water from the body through urination.
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Diuretic foods are cost-effective in comparison to other costly diuretic medications with their unlikable side effects.
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Some diuretic foods increased metabolism. Besides it helps you shed redundant pounds as well.
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Diuretic foods can purge body of toxins and free radicals e.g. apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar is the best natural diuretic obtained by crushed apples and excites digestion and kidney function.
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To regulate digestion due to the high yarn and enzyme content, Natural diuretic foods are used.
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Diuretic foods supply the elements that are crucial for the health of our heart, kidneys and liver in our bodies. For the well-being of a person Electrolytic balance is vital elements. Synthetic diuretics can deplete our bodies of essential elements such as potassium and sodium.
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Diuretic foods if used properly are very useful to treat   high blood pressure condition, swelling, kidney stones and indigestion exclusive of the side effects.
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When you start to take more diuretic foods naturally you devour less of the high-sodium and high-sugar processed foods. Because high fiber foods got from the diuretic foods list give bulk in your stomach helping control unhealthy cravings.;
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