Milk is it really good for you or what are the bad side effects?

One thing we know for sure milk is good for the dairy farmers, a real money maker.

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Decades of public health, commercial  messages have encouraged us to drink milk to strengthen our bones and also to reduce the risk of fractures as we age.

Dairy products have recently come under fire as Researchers have linked high milk intakes to nopne fractures, diabetes, heart problems, cancer and premature ageing.

Research reviews, published in the British Medical Journal, reported that calcium supplementation and dietary calcium intake didn’t substantially reduce the risk of hip fractures or increase bone mineral density in adults aged over 50 years.

Is milk is healthy or harmful, and whether you should include it in your diet depends on how much and what kind of milk products you consume. . And it depends on your age and current health status. Also whether you’re underweight or carrying excess weight, elderly or convalescent, or have food allergies or intolerance.

Does  Milk increases your risk of chronic diseases

Dietary calcium and dairy products are important for bone development up until the end of adolescence and for maintaining peak bone mass in adulthood.

But there seem to be few benefits for older adults, in terms of fracture prevention, neither for dietary intake or supplementation. There are also possible adverse effects from too much calcium, such as kidney stones, heart problems and gastrointestinal symptoms.

Persons with lactase non-persistence are largely lactose-intolerant. When these people consume milk, the lactose remains unabsorbed in the gut, causing bloating (due to bacterial fermentation) and build-up of fluid leading to diarrhoea.

Milk and dairy products, especially full-fat varieties, are high in saturated fat. Two-thirds (68%) of milk fat is saturated fat.

Saturated fat has been suggested to increase concentrations of “bad” cholesterol in the blood and to increase the risk of heart disease.

The quantity of milk consumed is important to consider in any case – a dash (40 mL) of full fat milk in a cup of tea or coffee will provide 1.6 grams of fat (1.1 grams of saturated fat) and 118 kJ of energy. A full fat milk “grande latte” will provide approximately 15 grams of fat (10.2 grams of saturated fat) and 934 kJ of energy.

Milk is a cocktail of hormones, pesticides and antibiotics

While it is difficult to compare study conditions and provide definitive conclusions Beware..

Many people post overly simplified advice to serious medical problems

In fact I do too often hear stupid people boast, younger or healthy people,  they do not take any medication at all as they do not want to load their bodies with all that chemicals.

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To which I reply someday in your own life you will have a sickness and you will in desperation look for any cure next, medication included..In fact one of these false boaster had next a heart attack and has gone downhill fast.. He is now running to all the doctors for help..

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Those who are depressed are more likely to exhibit risky behavior with drugs and alcohol, as well as being more likely to attempt suicide. In fact, are more associated with a shorter lifespan than the smokers. .The standard course of treatment for depression is questionable medication. Often it takes a combination of two or more different medications to mask, control the symptoms, and it is a trial and error approach to find the right combination for each patient. When medicine has been tried and doesn’t work then generally nothing can help cause doctors are not really dealing with the basic causes of the depression. Depressed people will thus face a hard life. To Help with many person’s medical symptoms of their diseases, depressions too we still do often we may still have to deal with the root causes of the sicknesses too.. including the hypertension, stresses, anxieties, and our past wrong values, ignorance, wrong doings too. https://stayinhealth.wordpress.com/2008/11/21/anti-suicide-watch/

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Home remedy for anemia? a condition marked by a deficiency of red blood cells or of hemoglobin in the blood, resulting in pallor and weariness.

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A supposed help to treat diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a disease in which your pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or your body does not properly use the insulin it makes. As a result, glucose (sugar) builds up in your blood instead of being used for energy. Type 1 is incurable,  requires insulin medication.

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

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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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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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Cancer, heart attacks and the type of food we eat

AS A SENIOR I HAVE DEFINATELY NOTICED THAT MOST PEOPLE CARE TO READ UP ON HEALTH CARE ONLY WHEN THEY ARE REALLY SICK.. AND NOT BEFORE… NOW THAT IS REALLY SAD.   https://stayinhealth.wordpress.com/2008/11/21/anti-suicide-watch/

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It has been long known that the food we eat is still part of the major contributory cause of Cancer and Heart problems..

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Red meat study: Health risks ‘very clear’ BBC News – ‎A diet high in red meat, pork, beef, lamb, processed meats can shorten life expectancy, according to researchers at Harvard Medical School. The study of more than 120000 people suggested that red meat increased the risk of death from cancer and heart problems more than previously thought.. Dr Rosemary Leonard said that the scope of the study showed that health concerns linked to eating red meats were “very clear”. She also said that there was an argument that people should avoid eating processed meats, such as ham and bacon, altogether. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-17349943

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You will reap as to what you eat and do too.
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Danger – High Sodium Diets Hazardous to Health

 

According to a recent study, excess consumption of salt is linked to diseases like, hypertension, osteoporosis, kidney damage and stomach cancer etc. Hence high sodium diets are highly dangerous to the health, especially to heart.  The dietary guidelines recommend less than 2,300 mg intake of sodium per day. Americans do not pay heed to the same and eat an average of 3,436 mg every day.  Maximum sodium intake comes from the processed foods like cheeses, sliced meats, sauces and French fries, etc. Sauces and spreads can contain salt to the extent of 1,283 mg of salt per 100 grams. Foods that were once frozen and canned are full of sodium.  Dr. Marc Schweiger, director of Cardiac Catheterization/Research in the Division of Cardiology at Baystate Medical Center, says, “Although salt is found in many foods, maintaining a low-sodium diet will benefit your long-term health in a variety of ways”.
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Sugary soft drinks increase pancreas cancer risk

“We know that sugar-sweetened beverages are cause-and-effect for obesity and diabetes,” “We just have to stop drinking sugary beverages,” Those beverages include soda pop, energy and sports drinks as well as fruit beverages, sweetened iced teas and homemade sugary drinks like frescas. “It’s liquid candy,” “Canadians are often unaware of how much sugar they’re consuming in beverage form. And the more you drink, the higher your risk is of these adverse health effects,” Sugary drinks are the main source of added sugars in the Canadian diet, said Lesley James, a health policy analyst at the Heart and Stroke Foundation. “There’s no intrinsic health value to it. There’s plenty of replacements. This is an easy problem to fix. “There’s no intrinsic health value to it. There’s plenty of replacements. This is an easy problem to fix. .Now a new study, holds sugary drinks responsible for the death of 1,600 Canadians annually..

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A study found that diabetes induced by excessive consumption of sugary beverages was responsible for more than 70 per cent of those deaths, with cardiovascular disease and cancer trailing behind at 25 per cent and four per cent respectively.

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Drinking two or more soft drinks per week nearly doubles a person’s risk of developing pancreatic cancer, says a new study released Monday that followed over 60,000 people for a period of 14 years.  http://toronto.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20100208/softdrink_pancreatic_100208/20100208/?hub=TorontoNewHome
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Researchers examined the risks associated with those who drink sugar-sweetened carbonated drinks, versus those who don’t consume these beverages.

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most deadly forms of cancer, and only 5 per cent of people who are diagnosed are known to survive five years later, according to the American Cancer Society. About 3,900 Canadians were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year. Globally, that number is about 230,000.

“The high levels of sugar in soft drinks may be increasing the level of insulin in the body, which we think contributes to pancreatic cancer cell growth,” lead researcher Mark Pereira of the University of Minnesota said in a statement. Insulin helps the body metabolize sugar, and is produced in the pancreas.

Pereira and his colleagues followed 60,524 men and women in Singapore for 14 years. Over that period, researchers found:

  • 140 of the volunteers developed pancreatic cancer.
  • An 87 per cent higher risk of developing cancer for those who drank two or more soft drinks per week.
  • No link found between drinking fruit juice and developing pancreatic cancer.

Pereira says the findings would apply to western countries as well.

“Singapore is a wealthy country with excellent healthcare. Favourite pastimes are eating and shopping, so the findings should apply to other western countries,” he said.

He points out that while sugar may be to blame, those who drink sugar-sweetened soda often have other poor health habits.

Jennifer Sygo, a nutritionist with the Cleveland Clinic, says there isn’t the same level of research available for sugar as there is for salt. But she points out guidelines by the American Heart Association, which recommends:

  • Women should not consume more than 25 grams of added sugar a day (6.5 teaspoons);
  • Men should not consume more than 38 grams of added sugar a day (9.5 teaspoons).

Just by cutting sugar intake by half, or even one-third, it would make a big difference. For those who just need their sugar fix, many  recommend  a cup of juice a day, then water or a Perrier if you need some carbonation.

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Occasional sweets are OK. But it’s foods like fruits, vegetables, cereals, breads, rice, and other grains that give your body the vitamins, minerals, fiber, and other nutrients that it needs. It doesn’t matter what disease we are talking about, whether we are talking about a common cold or about cardiovascular disease, or cancer or osteoporosis, the root is always going to be at the cellular and molecular level, and more often than not insulin is going to have its hand in it, if not totally controlling it. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0846/is_8_22/ai_98594272/

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The health dangers which ingesting sugar on an habitual basis creates are certain. Simple sugars have been observed to aggravate asthma, move mood swings, provoke personality changes, muster mental illness, nourish nervous disorders, deliver diabetes, hurry heart disease, grow gallstones, hasten hypertension, and add arthritis.

The list of health problems associated with sugar is quite lengthy and growing by the year. Some generalities include the following:

  • depression
  • mood swings
  • irritability
  • hyperactivity
  • anxiety
  • panic attacks
  • mineral deficiencies
  • adrenal gland depletion
  • hypoglycemia
  • candida overgrowth
  • increased cholesterol levels
  • chronic fatigue

Then we get into the more serious diseases and disorders, as cancers, diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. Sugar, even in small amounts, suppresses the immune system making it easier to succumb to the various ailments. It should be noted though that there is a very significant difference between white refined sugar and naturally occurring complex sugars found in whole foods.

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Here again is a list of ways sugar can affect your health:

  • Sugar can suppress the immune system.
  • Sugar can upset the body’s mineral balance.
  • Sugar can contribute to hyperactivity, anxiety, depression, concentration difficulties, and crankiness in children.
  • Sugar can produce a significant rise in triglycerides.
  • Sugar can cause drowsiness and decreased activity in children.
  • Sugar can reduce helpful high density cholesterol (HDLs).
  • Sugar can promote an elevation of harmful cholesterol (LDLs).
  • Sugar can cause hypoglycemia.
  • Sugar contributes to a weakened defense against bacterial infection.
  • Sugar can cause kidney damage.
  • Sugar can increase the risk of coronary heart disease.
  • Sugar may lead to chromium deficiency.
  • Sugar can cause copper deficiency.
  • Sugar interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium.
  • Sugar can increase fasting levels of blood glucose.
  • Sugar can promote tooth decay.
  • Sugar can produce an acidic stomach.
  • Sugar can raise adrenaline levels in children.
  • Sugar can lead to periodontal disease.
  • Sugar can speed the aging process, causing wrinkles and grey hair.
  • Sugar can increase total cholesterol.
  • Sugar can contribute to weight gain and obesity.
  • High intake of sugar increases the risk of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
  • Sugar can contribute to diabetes.
  • Sugar can contribute to osteoporosis.
  • Sugar can cause a decrease in insulin sensitivity.
  • Sugar leads to decreased glucose tolerance.
  • Sugar can cause cardiovascular disease.
  • Sugar can increase systolic blood pressure.
  • Sugar causes food allergies.
  • Sugar can cause free radical formation in the bloodstream.
  • Sugar can cause toxemia during pregnancy.
  • Sugar can contribute to eczema in children.
  • Sugar can overstress the pancreas, causing damage.
  • Sugar can cause atherosclerosis.
  • Sugar can compromise the lining of the capillaries.
  • Sugar can cause liver cells to divide, increasing the size of the liver.
  • Sugar can increase the amount of fat in the liver.
  • Sugar can increase kidney size and produce pathological changes in the kidney.
  • Sugar can cause depression.
  • Sugar can increase the body’s fluid retention.
  • Sugar can cause hormonal imbalance.
  • Sugar can cause hypertension.
  • Sugar can cause headaches, including migraines.
  • Sugar can cause an increase in delta, alpha and theta brain waves, which can alter the mind’s ability to think clearly.
  • Sugar can increase blood platelet adhesiveness which increases risk of blood clots and strokes.
  • Sugar can increase insulin responses in those consuming high-sugar diets compared to low sugar diets.
  • Sugar increases bacterial fermentation in the colon.

Source: www.nancyappleton.com

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To be sure, sugar is needed by the body for energy. However, far too many people are getting too much of a good thing – way too much.

Excessive sugar consumption is the major cause of an imbalance of all minerals especially:

  • calcium
  • magnesium
  • manganese
  • chromium
  • zinc
  • copper
  • cobalt (necessary for vitamin B12)
  • chromium (together with insulin, stimulates cells to absorb and metabolize sugar)

This imbalance leads to degenerative diseases including heart disease, osteoporosis, some anemias, and diabetes Studies have shown that individuals who continued on a high fiber diet for several months showed increased normalization of blood sugar levels. High fiber diets also lessen the sugar in the urine, and lowers fasting blood sugar levels and medication requirements.

Diets which include 20-35 grams of fiber per day is the ideal amount. Good sources of fiber are the following:

  • dry or cooked oat bran
  • cooked oatmeal
  • black-eyed peas
  • kidney or pinto beans
  • split peas
  • butter beans
  • lentils
  • fresh peas
  • baked potatoes with skins
  • brussels sprouts
  • corn
  • zucchini
  • prunes
  • apricots
  • broccoli

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Just when we got the hang of baking with applesauce instead of oil and forgoing Chips Ahoy for SnackWell’s, the diet gurus throw us another curveball: Forget counting fat grams, they say. The real villain is sugar!

According to a slew of recent diet books, it’s sugar, not fat, that causes chronic overeating and adds extra pounds that wont budge. Their solution: Slash sugar from the diet completely.

Give wonderful, delicious sugar the boot (gulp) forever? We couldn’t bear it. So we asked leading nutrition experts to give it to us straight, Before you consider dumping your Twizzlers or denying yourself dessert, find out what the experts say about the truth–and the hype–when it comes to the sweet stuff.

Sugar Myth #1: You should eliminate all sugar from your diet.

First, a quick and painless science lesson: Sugars, aka carbohydrates, are made of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. Individually, these strings of molecules are called monosaccharides, which include sugars such as fructose (found in fruit). Link two sets of molecules together and you have disaccharides, such as sucrose (table sugar) and lactose (the sugar found in milk). Combine a whole bunch of units, producing an even more complex molecule, and you’ve got starches and fiber.

And no matter what form you eat–from Gummi Bears to Wheaties–carbs contain 4 calories per gram, break down to simple sugars during digestion (except for fiber, which is indigestible) and are either used for immediate energy or stored for later. In other words, you need sugars in your diet to keep your body running. Most should come in the form of nutrient-rich starches like whole grains and cereals. You should also eat plenty of fruits, vegetables and lowfat dairy products–which contain sugars, but also valuable vitamins, minerals and disease-fighting chemicals.

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The Number One Health Risk Gallstones in the Liver

The Number One Health Risk Gallstones in the Liver  

Think of the liver as a large city with thousands of houses and streets. There are underground pipes for delivering water, oil and gas. Sewage systems and garbage trucks dispose of waste products. Power lines deliver energy to the homes and businesses. Factories, transport systems and shops meet the daily supply requirements of its inhabitants. The city is organized in such a way as to provide all that is needed for the continued existence and well being of its entire population. However, if city life becomes paralyzed as a result of major strike actions, a failing power supply, a massive act of terrorism or a devastating earthquake, the population will begin to suffer serious shortcomings in all of these sectors.

The liver has hundreds of different functions and is connected with every part of the body. Every moment of the day it is involved in manufacturing, processing and supplying the body with vast amounts of nutrients. These nutrients feed the 60-100 trillion inhabitants (cells) of the body. Each cell is, in itself, a microscopic city of immense complexity, with billions of chemical reactions per second. To sustain the incredibly diverse activities of all the body’s cells without disruption, the liver must supply them with a constant stream of nutrients and hormones. With its intricate labyrinth of veins, ducts and specialized cells, the liver needs to be free of any obstruction in order to maintain a problem-free production line and frictionless nutrient and hormone distribution system throughout the body.

The liver is the main organ responsible for processing, converting, distributing and maintaining the body’s ‘fuel’ supply. Some actions involve the breakdown of complex chemicals; other important functions involve synthesis, particularly the manufacture of protein molecules. The liver acts like a filter to break down and remove excessive hormones as well as alcohol and drugs.

In all cases, it is the task of the liver to modify these biological active substances so that that they lose their potentially harmful effects – a process known as detoxification. Specialized cells in the liver’s blood vessels (Kupffer cells) mop up harmful elements and infectious organisms reaching the liver from the gut. The liver excretes the waste materials resulting from these actions via its bile ducts. To make sure all this occurs efficiently, the liver receives and filters three pints of blood per minute and produces two and a quarter pints of bile every day.

Obstructive gallstones can greatly undermine the liver’s capacity to detoxify all of these externally supplied and internally generated substances in the blood; they also prevent the liver from delivering the proper amount of nutrients and energy to the right places in the body at the right time. This can upset the delicate balance in the body, known as ‘homeostasis,’ leading to malfunctioning of its systems and organs.

A perfect example of such a disturbed balance is the increased concentration of the endocrine hormones, estrogen and aldosterone, in the blood. These hormones, produced both in men and women, are responsible for the correct degree of salt and water retention, When not detoxified, as occurs in bile duct and gallbladder congestion, their excessive concentration in the blood causes tissue swelling and water retention. High estrogen levels are also considered the leading cause of breast cancer among women. In men, high levels of this hormone can cause excessive development of breast tissue. Nearly 60% of the American population is overweight or obese; that is, they suffer from fluid retention (with comparatively little fat accumulation). Fluid retention in the tissues forces other toxic waste matter to be deposited in various parts of the body. Wherever the storage capacity for toxins is exhausted, symptoms of illness begin to occur.

If you suffer any of the following symptoms, or similar conditions, you likely have numerous gallstones in your liver and gallbladder:

  • Low appetite
  • Food cravings
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Hernia
  • Flatulence
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Liver cirrhosis
  • Hepatitis
  • Most infections
  • High cholesterol
  • Pancreatitis
  • Heart disease
  • Brain disorders
  • Duodenal ulcers
  • Depression
  • Impotence
  • Puffy eyes
  • Skin disorder
  • Scoliosis
  • Gout
  • Stiff neck
  • Asthma
  • Sciatica
  • Joint diseases
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    • Knee problems
    • Osteoporosis
    • Obesity
    • Chronic Fatigue
    • Kidney diseases
    • Cancer
    • MS and MD
    • Nightmares
    • Urinary problems
    • Hormonal imbalances
    • Menstrual and menopausal disorders
    • Problems with vision
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • A ‘bilious’ or angry personality
    • Dull pain on the right side
    • Difficulty breathing
    • Clay-colored stool
    • Prostate diseases

     

    • Other sexual problems
    • Digestive disorders
    • Liver spots, especially those on the back of the hands and facial area
    • Dizziness and fainting spells
    • Loss of muscle tone
    • Excessive weight or wasting
    • Strong shoulder or back pain
    • Pain at the top of a shoulder blade and/or between the shoulder blades
    • Dark color under the eyes
    • Morbid complexion
    • Tongue that is glossy or coated in white or yellow

     

    • Frozen shoulder
    • Headaches and migraines
    • Tooth and gum problems
    • Yellowness of the eyes and skin
    • Numbness and paralysis of legs
    • Alzheimer’s disease
    • Cold extremities
    • Excessive heat and perspiration in the upper part of the body
    • Very greasy hair or hair loss
    • Cuts or wounds that keep bleeding and don’t heal
    • Difficulty sleeping, insomnia
    • Stiffness of joints and muscles
    • Hot and cold flushes

     


    Clearing the liver and gallbladder from all accumulated stones helps to restore homeostasis, balance weight and set the precondition for the body to heal itself. It also is one of the best precautions one can take to protect against illness in the future The liver cleanse

    The liver flush mentioned here is a simple, safe and painless do-it-yourself procedure using mainly apple juice, olive oil, lemon juice and Epsom salts to dispel gallstones from the liver and, of course, also from the gall bladder. 

    Ingredients

    Epsom salts 4 tablespoons
    3 cups of water 3 cups water (=750 dl)  (P.S .!! 1 cup = 250 ml = 2.5 dl = 0.25 l )
    Olive oil 1/2 (half) cup (light olive oil is easier to get down), and for best results, ozonate it for 20 minutes. Add 2 drops HCl.
    Fresh pink grapefruit 1 large or 2 small, enough to squeeze 2/3 cup juice. Hot wash twice first and dry each time.
    Ornithine 4 to 8, to be sure you can sleep. Don’t skip this or you may have the worst night of your life!
    Large plastic straw To help drink potion.
    Pint jar with lid  
    Black Walnut Tincture, any strength 10 to 20 drops, to kill parasites coming from the liver.
     
    ONE OFTEN HEARS A CONCERNS FROM PATIENTS AND RELATED FAMILY MEMBERS WHETHER THEY SHOULD TRUST EVERYTHING THE ONLY HUMAN AND STILL NEED TO BE SUPERVISED DOCTORS, NURSES, HOSPITAL MANAGERS SAY OR PROMISES THEY WILL DO AND THE ANSWER IS NO CAUSE PEOPLE LIE AND MAKE PROMISES THAT OTHERS DO NOT KEEP. SOME PEOPLE RESPOND THAT THAT IS TOO MUCH WORK? WELL IF YOU RALLY DO WANT TO INSURE ADEQUATE MEDICAL CARE YOU HAVE TO MAINTAIN A CONTINUAL SURVEILLANCE OF THE MEDICAL TREATMENTS, SERVICES.

    HOSPITALS are filled with infection-causing bacteria that cannot be found anywhere else. Hospitals, which often house very large numbers of sick people, are the ideal breeding environment for the sometimes deadly bugs. Hospital patients generally have a lower level of immunity and offer little or no resistance to them. The hospital staff, due to constant exposure to the bugs, are fairly immune to them, but may pass them on to patients by touching them or their food, bedding, clothing, or medications.* Contrary to common belief, hospitals are among the most contaminated places in the world. In fact  it does not take much dirt to become a breeding place for billions of deadly infectious bacteria.

    * Doctors can be the worst transmitters of disease in hospitals. Most doctors do not wash their hands except before an operation, when they wear sterilized gloves and gowns anyway. They may sometimes touch many dozens of patients within several hours, one after the other, without washing their hands even once. Even the doctor’s white gown is not as clean as it looks. It is only clean if it is washed every single day, which rarely happens. .

    * Bed sheets may be clean, but mattresses and pillows are not. The chance of being infected by bugs living in them is 1 in 20.

    * A hospital patient may receive up to 12 different kinds of medication, all of which produce side effects, SOME  that can lead to serious complications and even death. AND SOME MEDICATIONS GIVEN ARE GIVEN IN ERROR AS WELL

    * NOT SURPRISING TO MANY PERSONS hospitals PATIENTS OFTEN  are suffering from malnutrition due to a poor hospital diet OR BUDGET CONSTRAINTS. Malnutrition, even starvation was found to be the major cause of death among older people in hospitals.

    Add the toxic side effects of the drugs, the presence of deadly bugs, as well as the stress and anxiety that accompany an illness and a stay in a hospital, and a poorly nourished elderly person NOW EVEN has very little chance of surviving.

    Anxiety stress relief vitamins and minerals work in different ways by providing nutrients which control the metabolism rate and the hormone levels within our bodies. By keeping these two things stable we can provide a better mechanism to cope with stress and anxiety inducing situations. Most of the recommended anxiety stress relief vitamins and minerals can be found in the foods that we eat and can simply be attained by eating a healthy and balanced diet covering all the major food groups. And that is why eating proper foods is important.

     http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/12/11/hospital-deaths-account-for-half-of-deaths-annually/

    Diabetes

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    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.
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    MANY PEOPLE MAKE A VERY  SERIOUS ERROR AND ASSUME THAT DIABETES IS IRREVERSIBLE.. THAT IS NOT ALWAYS THE CASE.. AS TYPE 2  DIABETES CAN BE OFTEN  REVERSED IF YOU NEXT DO TAKE PROPER STEPS TO MANAGE IT..
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    BUT MOST PEOPLE ALSO MAKE A SERIOUS ASSUMPTION THAT DOCTORS CAN FULLY TREAT PATIENTS WITH HEART PROBLEMS, AND THE PROBLEM CAN BE REVERSED.. DREAM ON.. ONCE YOU HAVE HEART PROBLEMS YOU TEND TO STILL HAVE THE MANY NEGATIVE SIDE EFFECTS THAT CAN BE PARTIALLY MANAGED BUT NOT ELIMINATED.. YOU WILL NEVER AGAIN LIVE A HEALTHY NORMAL LIFE AS YOU DID BEFORE YOUR HEART PROBLEMS.. YOU HAVE NOW A STILL BROKEN TRANSMISSION SYSTEM.
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    Since the discovery of insulin in 1921, managing diabetes has become more effective than ever. Today, with care, most diabetics can lead productive lives.

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    Normally, your body changes sugars and starch into glucose (a simple sugar), which serves as fuel. When diabetes develops, the amount of glucose in the blood may become dangerously high because insulin (the substance that controls glucose levels) is in short supply. Diabetics either don’t produce enough insulin or their bodies don’t respond to the insulin as they should; that’s why they have to take insulin by injection or another medication by mouth to help the body secrete more of its own insulin.
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    To help you recognize the warning signs of diabetes, the American Diabetes Association uses the acronyms DIABETES and CAUTION.
    D rowsiness
    I tching
    A family history of diabetes
    B lurred vision
    E xcessive weight
    T ingling, numbness, or pain in extremities
    E asy fatigue
    S kin infection, slow healing of cuts and scratches, especially on the feet
    Other signs are:
    C onstant urination
    A bnormal thirst
    U nusual hunger
    T he rapid loss of weight
    I rritability
    O bvious weakness and fatigue
    N ausea and vomiting
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    The important explanation of one being diabetic is the reality that either the body doesn’t produce enough insulin or else it can’t employ the actual insulin in an appropriate way. The transformation of glucose into strength in the body is performed through insulin. The key conditions that can result in diabetes are short of activity, fatness, aging, improper diet and, most importantly, heredity. Weariness is the trait of diabetes for the reason that the body doesn’t attain required energy. Eyes is impaired, urination is repeated and need for water gets Unquenchable resulting from it. You are receptive to persistent contagion for example urinary tract diseases, colds and influenza if you are diabetic. Diabetes has further hint moreover like prickling or burning sensitiveness in the hands together with foot. Majority of the time diabetes goes overlooked for these traits look simple. At the time you observe any of the above declared indications get your glucose amount measured. The everlastingness of this health problem demands you perform this way. To correct diabetes  you as well have to make use of perfect diet table and lifestyle changes to make your glucose levels under regulation. http://www.diabitieslife.com/diabetes/blogs/symptoms-of-diabetes.htm
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    You don’t necessarily have to experience all of these warning signs to be diabetic; only one or two may be present. Some people show no warning signs whatsoever and find out they’re diabetic after a routine blood test. So if you have a family history of diabetes, you should be especially watchful of the signs and symptoms mentioned before. If you notice any of those signs report them to your doctor. Being overweight increases your risk significantly. A diet high in sugar and low in fiber may increase your risk as well. Pregnancy can trigger diabetes in some women.
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    There are two forms of diabetes.
    Type 1 diabetes is more severe and usually shows up before the age of 40. Insulin injections as well as dietary control and excercise are essential.
    Type 2 diabetes is less severe and affects people who are older and overweight. This type is most often treated with diet and exercise and sometimes oral medicine. Occasional insulin injections may be required as well.
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    Like a hurricane with its heavy rains, hail, lightening and high winds is preceded by”calm before the storm,” type 2 diabetes is preceded by a condition known as pre-diabetes. With no usual symptoms and very little hint of what a type 2 diagnosis may mean, many fail to take heed and ignore important warning signs of diabetes. “By the time a patient actually is diagnosed as having diabetes, so much damage can be already done,” The people with pre-diabetes can prevent the development of type 2 diabetes by up to 58 percent through modest lifestyle changes. Those changes, according to the experts, include recommendations to reduce weight by five to 10 percent and perform modest physical activity 30 minutes daily. In a very real sense,
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    “The individuals with pre-diabetes have a one and one-half fold increased risk of cardiovascular disease as compared to people with normal blood glucose and that individuals with diabetes have a two to four-fold increased cardiovascular risk. Some 60 to 65 percent of those with type 2 diabetes succumb to cardiovascular disease. “
    Pre-diabetes is a serious metabolic condition that can reek havoc and do major damage long before the blood sugar (glucose) is elevated enough to diagnose overt type 2 diabetes.  Thus many persons already have complications  involving their heart, brain and extremity arteries—-even before they know officially that they have diabetes.
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    Pre-diabetes is a term used to distinguish those at increased risk for developing diabetes. Those with pre-diabetes have impaired fasting glucose (IFG) levels between 100 and 125 mg/dL and/or impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) between 140 and 199 milligrams per deciliter or mg/dL. Progression to diabetes is not inevitable, as studies show minor lifestyle changes in diet and exercise can prevent or delay diabetes and may return blood glucose levels to normal.
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    Not all Canadians with diabetes are receiving recommended tests: study (CP) –  TORONTO – A variety of routine clinical tests should be the norm for Canadians who are living with diabetes, but a new study indicates not everyone is getting these tests and checkups by their health-care providers. All four specific recommended clinical tests are being done for fewer than one-third of patients, says the research released Thursday by the Canadian Institute for Health Information. “It’s a wake-up call,” says Dr. Alan Katz, research director in the department of family medicine at the University of Manitoba. “It’s pointing out that we’re not doing a good enough job for our diabetic patients. And it challenges us as physicians and health system planners and decision-makers to say ‘how can we improve this?”‘ he said in an interview from Winnipeg. Greg Webster, director of primary health-care information at CIHI, said better control of diabetes can help prevent serious health complications and prolong life for people with the disease. “These tests can provide signals to the patients and their health-care providers in terms of the need for intervention to better manage their condition,” he said. “And that’s important because if they don’t do that, they’re at much greater risk of developing complications such as blindness, lower limb amputations, kidney failure and heart disease.”

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    The study is mostly based on 2007 data from Statistics Canada’s Canadian Community Health Survey, but CIHI provided funding to ensure that all provinces would be included in the analysis. The figures show that 81 per cent of Canadians with diabetes received a hemoglobin A1c test in the previous year. The test is used to measure blood glucose levels over a period of time. Seventy-four per cent had received a urine protein test to measure kidney function in the year prior to the survey, and 51 per cent had their feet checked for sores or irritations. And 66 per cent had received a dilated eye exam in the two-year period prior to the data being collected. But overall, only 32 per cent of diabetics surveyed had all four clinical tests in the recommended period of time. Those who used insulin were more likely to have had all four tests..”

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    The prevalence of diabetes was highest among adults with a household income of less than $20,000, at eight per cent, and lower among adults with incomes of $60,000 and over, at four per cent, the report said.

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    People with higher household incomes were more likely to receive the four clinical tests. Katz said people living in poverty often struggle to attend appointments and keep to their diets.

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    Webster said British Columbia and Saskatchewan had the highest rates for people getting all four tests, at about 40 per cent. Newfoundland and Labrador was below the average, at just over 20 per cent, he said.

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    The report says 5.1 per cent of Canadians 12 and over reported a diagnosis of diabetes in 2007. More than two million Canadians have the disease, and the number is expected to grow as the population ages, Webster said. http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5ibLMUi1O0MSoxag6mYa1HONQZGuQ

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    In Canada, over two million Canadians have confirmed diabetes and that number is expected to reach three million by 2010. Based on a U.S. study, a North American child born in 2000 stands a one in three chance of being diagnosed with diabetes in his or her lifetime. In Canada,
    http://www.diabetes.ca/about-diabetes/what/prevalence/

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    I was talking to a clearly over weight  McGill medical doctor this week, who loves good food, and  who was dangerously skipping meals  and who did not know the reasons for the likely causes of diabetes. I had to tellhim the facts. Many Professionals even are unaware of this need until they get it.  I am always amazed that many professionals even not just the seniors have not yet learned about eating properly as well. Most people do not know still how to eat healthy, which foods are good and which ones are bad for you, nor do they know that cancer, diabetes, heart attacks, diabetes is caused mainly by what you eat..  Secondly unresolved Stress, lack of physical exercise as well leads to more heart problems.. and it seems that unresolved heart problems will also lead to diabetes too..
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    If you have been diagnosed with diabetes and just aren’t sure of what you should and should not be eating, it’s time you found out!

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    Get your doctor’s recommendation of a diabetes educator or dietician specializing in diabetes who you can go to see. Many hospitals hold classes to help diabetics make the right food choices since that is so critical to the management of diabetes. While these classes may be intended for those newly diagnosed with diabetes, they will provide useful information for all diabetics.

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    Heart problems and Diabetes, Cancer seem to be partially related as well.. by our personally bad eating habits, meaning eating food that is hard to digest as well.. Most people do need to have a better discipline for what they are eating.. and when too. Too many people still are consumers of too much sugar, and using rather artificial sweeteners, and eating regularly is a good advice here too.   Most people also do not even know how to eat proper foods, even professionals included.. thus next a lot of people do have related health problems..

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    Let’s first be fair to ourselves and others and note that no one thing specifically causes all the cancers, diabetic sick persons, heart problems in the world, rather it is a combination of several different factors starting with our personal ignorance, and the false neglect of the our Bodies.

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    While clearly the medical advances against even the more serious sickness have taken gigantic leaps now these days, I sadly too often these  days have to tell the truth to the sick persons that next the patients themselves are now more often to blame for their sudden deaths,  their illness degenerating mostly too even by reaping what they sowed, by their own neglect of basic laws reaping relating to the to human anatomy too, a) by their own failure to insure  healthy eating, b) their own  failure to get  proper sleep, c) and their own failure to handle, resolve unbeneficial stress adequately.

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    Majority of patients still lie to themselves when they do now falsely think they will not reap what they have personally sowed and thus they are committing personal suicide as a result. Lack of sleep is still a killer.. so is not eating properly.. so is unresolved stress..

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    Approximately 80% of people with diabetes will die as a result of heart disease or stroke. People with heart problems tend to have diabetes problem eventually and vice versa too..

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    To date there is no proven way to prevent type 1 diabetes. The onset of type 2 diabetes may be prevented or delayed, through increased physical activity, healthy eating and weight loss. Taking these steps now can lead to a healthier future. In a large study, people at risk of type 2 diabetes were able to reduce their risk by 58% by exercising moderately for 30 minutes a day and by losing 5 to 7% of their body weight. In people age 60 and older, the risk was cut by almost 71%. Other large studies have shown similar results in reducing risk.

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    Many weight loss products like pills, herbs and some private clinics fail to deliver on their promises and governments should be regulating scientifically unproven therapies, obesity doctors say. I said the same thing in writing to the federal government, health ministers the last 2 decades too.

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    I know for a fact that both the internet and non doctors were unable to help me with my medical conditions many times.. it took real doctors and real diagnostic equipment rather In reality even Ten Nurses cannot replace a decent doctor, never mind the health food quacks, liars now as well. nor can the internet if you are serious ill.. I had 4 separate major illness that no one was able to diagnose without a real, proper medical test. A friend of mine who ran a health food store totally misdiagnosed my ailments as well to prescribe tonnes of expensive unneeded products.. nurses at  the emergency clinics were unable  to diagnose my problems as well.. My problems included gland problems, diabetes, blocked arteries, kidney stones.

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    In addition to a doctor the second best thing I discovered was a dietician.. Many Hospital delays are unessential, they are mere bureaucratic ploys, blackmail to get more money, raises, funding.. they are still very poorly managed. The Health Council now claims that contrary to popular belief, aging and population growth are not the major causes of increased health care spending. Instead, Canadians are using the system more than ever. PART OF THE REASONS IS THAT THE TOO OFTEN CHARGE CARD HAPPY DOCTORS ARE NOT DOING IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME.. when many patients have to have repeat visits even visits to other doctors to get a second opinion this clearly show we can we improve the system without cutbacks or service reductions.

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    Just cause a Doctor has a medicinal degree it still even does not mean all doctors are similarly competent now as well. “We can account for how money is spent, but not, in any precise way, for what it achieves,” We must figure out a way to make our money go further without compromising the quality of care Canadians have come to expect and need. To do that we for sure do need to have better Hospital, medical supervisors for a start.

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    About the political Health Council of Canada. It was created by the 2003 First Ministers’ Accord on Health Care Renewal, The Health Council of Canada is mandated to monitor and report on the progress of health care renewal in Canada. The Councillors were appointed by the participating provinces, territories and the Government of Canada which does not honestly disclose it’s full agenda..

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    Let’s first be fair to ourselves and others and note that no one thing specifically causes all the cancers, diabetic sick persons, heart problems in the world, rather it is a combination of several different factors starting with our personal ignorance, and the false neglect of the our Bodies.

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    While clearly the medical advances against even the more serious sickness have taken gigantic leaps now these days, I sadly too often these  days have to tell the truth to the sick persons that next the patients themselves are now more often to blame for their sudden deaths,  their illness degenerating mostly too even by reaping what they sowed, by their own neglect of basic laws reaping relating to the to human anatomy too, a) by their own failure to insure  healthy eating, b) their own  failure to get  proper sleep, c) and their own failure to handle, resolve unbeneficial stress adequately.

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    Majority of patients still lie to themselves when they do now falsely think they will not reap what they have personally sowed and thus they are committing personal suicide as a result. Lack of sleep is still a killer.. so is not eating properly.. so is unresolved stress..

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    Sadly most peopled do not realize the main causes of Heart attacks, diabetes, cancers. You can start by looking at the type of food you eat. I made a study for years of the reasons many people get heart attacks .. it is often a family disease, meaning related family bad habits.. such as the lack of physical exercise, how one handles the stressful situations, how well you sleep included.. and the type of food eaten and how it is prepared… steamed food and plenty of vegetables are advisable and often thus too.. and also don’t forget about the teeth and gum diseases.. The quality of sleep is more important than the Quantity too. Heart stress and food digestion are also related, related even to cancer, having heart attacks now as well and so is gum diseases.. Jesus will do his part, heal us after we do our part first. Call upon Him for help firstly.

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    PS Unhappily married women are more likely than unhappily married men to suffer high blood pressure, obesity and high blood sugar, putting them at greater risk for heart disease, stroke and diabetes, say U.S. researchers.

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    While both genders are just as likely to feel depressed in strained marriages, the similarity appears to end there. And yet next many women foolishly still do think a quick divorce will bring them next riches and happiness next, and significantly more women file for a divorce over men, but it almost all of the cases does not go the way they had expected it to go and in many ways.. they next rather cannot overcome Karma, the fact that they are reaping what they themselves had sowed, for they had initially made a bad choice of a mate firstly, or were too lazy, and/or had an unrealistic expectation of what marriage was, is. Marriage it is not just living together, sex.. but a lot of hard work for both now too. Blaming others mainly over personal accountability is the typical crook’s way.

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    Diabetes is a very serious, life changing disease can be very simply treat in most cases but most doctors do not do the necessary test of all of their patients, not even a simple blood sugar level test.
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    A few extra pounds

     

    A few extra pounds helps you live longer, study finds  Telegraph.co.uk – 

     Carrying a few extra pounds may actually be good for you, according to a new study which found overweight people live longer than their more slender peers. While the obese or underweight are at greater risk of death, people marginally overweight have longer life spans than those considered to be of “healthy” weight, researchers claim. The findings defy the commonly held belief that staying slim is the secret to healthy and long life.  Scientists examined the relationship between body mass index and death among 11,326 adults in Canada over a 12-year period. They discovered that underweight people were 70 per cent more likely than people of normal weight to die, and extremely obese people were 36 per cent more likely to die. However, modestly overweight individuals were 17 per cent less likely to die, the study showed.  The relative risk for obese people was nearly the same as for people of normal weight, the report concluded. The research was conducted by experts at Statistics Canada, Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, Portland State University, Oregon Health & Science University, and McGill University. Commenting on the findings, David Feeny from the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, said: “It’s not surprising that extreme underweight and extreme obesity increase the risk of dying. “But it is surprising that carrying a little extra weight may give people a longevity advantage.” However, the researchers also warned people of normal weight not to try to put on extra pounds in the hope of improving their health.” I would not interpret our results as suggesting that if you are normal you should gain weight and get into the overweight category,” Mr Feeny said. Fellow researcher Mark Kaplan, professor of Community Health at Portland State University, added: “Our study only looked at mortality, not at quality of life. “There are many negative health consequences associated with obesity, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes.” The researches said carrying slightly more weight than normal may be beneficial in later life because it prevents people from becoming dangerously underweight when faced with health problems.

    Study: Overweight People Live Longer WebMD

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    A few extra pounds after 45 years of age now tends to help  you live longer, maintain your health, and I happened to know that this is really true even due to a recent experience of one of my relatives, who was in the 80’s  and they had a sudden large loss of weight due to unexplained blood loss, anemic and they next were unable to regain quickly their strength, weight and faced more health difficulties as a result.
     
    Irrespective all persons should still watch what they eat,  cut back on their salt and sugar intake, and use salt,  sugar substitutes now as well
     

     

    diabetes danger, study suggests DUE TO LACK OF SLEEP

    Need 8 hours of shuteye? Even 6 can cut diabetes danger, study suggests

    Last Updated: Thursday, March 12, 2009 | 11:17 AM ET

    People who sleep less than six hours a night are nearly five times more likely than longer sleepers to develop a blood-sugar condition that could lead to diabetes, new U.S. research suggests.

    Scientists at the University at Buffalo in New York found “short-sleeper” participants were at higher risk of developing impaired fasting glucose, which can precede Type 2 diabetes.

    Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of the disease, and appears most often in middle-aged adults, although adolescents and young adults are developing it at an alarming rate.

    Type 2 is the result of the body making too much insulin and not using it effectively, leading to insulin resistance. Insulin helps the body control blood sugar levels.

    “This study supports growing evidence of the association of inadequate sleep with adverse health issues. Sleep should be assessed in the clinical setting as part of well-care visits throughout the life cycle,” lead author and research assistant professor Lisa Rafalson said in a news release.

    The study was presented Wednesday at the American Heart Association’s 49th Annual Conference in Florida.

    It is not the first study to point to sleep as a culprit in diabetes.

    Lack of sleep poses other risks

    Researchers at the University of Chicago Medical Center reported earlier this year that disrupting sleep damages the body’s ability to regulate blood sugar levels, potentially raising the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

    Out of an original group of 1,455 participants, the team identified 91 whose fasting blood glucose levels of less than 100 milligrams per deciliter during initial exams in 1996-2001 had risen to between 100 mg/dL and 125 mg/dL at followup exams in 2003-2004.

    The 91 were then matched with 273 participants whose glucose levels were below 100 mg/dL during initial exams and at followup. Researchers also matched the groups according to gender, race/ethnicity and year of study enrolment.

    After adjusting for age, body mass index, glucose and insulin concentrations, heart rate, high blood pressure, family history of diabetes and symptoms of depression, there was an increased risk of developing impaired fasting glucose among short-sleepers compared to the mid-sleepers — those who slept six to eight hours a night during the work week.