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Even Governments are Taking the Diabetes Epidemic Seriously

With one headline in Medical News Today spelling it out in no uncertain terms

Health of up to 84% of Children with Diabetes at Risk in England

it is time to take the epidemic proportions of ours and our childrens health seriously. We are eating ourselves to death, and more important we are allowing our children to eat themselves into a shortened, unhealthy lifespan.

Even the British Prime Minister is getting involved in the talk as this is a crisis for any country that it prime resource – people are under attack from their own bad choices.

Prime Minister Talks About Schoolchildren with Diabetes

Diabetes UK Response to Change4Life Announcement

Even in America they have realised that they (the government and its agencies) are going to have to do something about it:

American Dietetic Association Releases Nutrition Trends Survey”

If governments including our own are worried this much about our kids, isn’t it time we were?

Escalating diabetes figures present worrying trends

Department of Health and Aging Diabetes Trends

Come on, get your kids out of the house, into the sunshine, breathing fresh air, feed them salads, vegetables, good quality protein sources, fresh fruit, and whole grains in that order. Do you want to satisfy their taste buds now and maybe give them 2 or 3 insulin shots a day for the rest of their lives? Or run the risk of them becoming chronically tired, or developing heart disease, cancer, or other illnesses that come as a result of Metabolic Syndrome.

Or show them how to live – healthy, strong and long?

live a balanced life…

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November 14, 2008 Posted by | Health, Nutrition, Wellness | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Excess Sugar Linked To Male Infertility

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Excess sugar is being linked to so many different symptoms and diseases now that it should serve as a warning to everyone. Sugar means anything that has a high glycemic index: sugar itself and; white flour,  white rice, bread, pasta, biscuits, cakes, ice cream, soda, cola, candy, pastry, etc… Now scientists are telling us it can also lead to male infertility, perhaps this might be why the y chromosome is shrinking too? I guess they will let us know when they have it all figured out.

“Sperm DNA quality is known to be associated with decreased embryo quality, low embryo implantation rates, higher miscarriage rates, and some serious childhood diseases, in particular some childhood cancers. Over the years possible causes for sperm DNA fragmentation have been suggested but to date the exact mechanism for the damage remains unknown, say the scientists.

“We found a class of compounds known as advanced glycation end products (AGEs) in the male reproductive tract. These are formed as the result of glycation (the addition of sugar),” said Dr. Mallidis, “and accumulate during normal ageing. They are dependent on life style – diet, smoking etc – and in many diabetic complications are centrally implicated in DNA damage. We believe that they play a similar role in the male reproductive system.”

The scientists intend to follow up their work by trying to determine how AGEs cause and contribute to DNA damage. They believe that they may have uncovered a new role for AGEs, and that their influence goes far beyond diabetes and its complications.

“We must now try to develop strategies to protect sperm, and to diminish the accumulation of AGEs,” said Dr. Mallidis. Such strategies could involve changes in diet, disrupting a step in the formation of AGEs, or increasing the body’s protection against AGEs, possibly through the use of dietary supplements”

Sugar and starchy over processed grains have become one of the major causes of our modern diseases and it’s time for us all to realise that we must start thinking about what we eat and get back to basics. Prescriptive treatment protocol for the modern day epidemics: lots of vegetables, good quality protein, good fats and oils, wholegrains (in that order) and lots of fresh, clean air, exercise and movement on a daily basis.

When we look at the way all animal life has evolved, we were meant to take advantage of the fruits of the earth and move, not to sit in out over-processed offices, in over-processed lighting, breathing over-processed air and eating over-processed foods. Get out and…

live a balanced life…

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July 12, 2008 Posted by | Health, Nutrition, Wellness | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Cinnamon Amazing Defence Against Diabetes and Insulin Resistance

Did you know that just by putting a little Cinnamon on your Capaccino will give your body more control over it’s blood sugar? I have been telling people for years about this great little spice, i love Cinnamon. Researchers have actually proved what we have been saying for years about Cinnamon:

“Scientists from the US Department of Agriculture and several universities are confirming the effectiveness of a treatment for high blood sugar; the key factor in Syndrome X that dates back almost 4,000 years. They have isolated compounds in cinnamon bark that have been proven to lower blood sugar levels significantly in rat blood studies and in human subjects. The human research study also showed considerable improvements in glucose and fat metabolism in volunteers. Blood glucose dropped 18% – 29%. Triglycerides, total cholesterol, and LDL (bad) cholesterol also decreased between 7% and 30%. ”

This study does not include ‘table cinnamon’ at this point so break out the old fashioned cinnamon out of your pantry and sprinkle daily for blood sugar and lipid control, and help with, diabetes, insulin resistance, and high blood sugar or blood sugar dips.

May 8, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | 4 Comments