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Foods to avoid for diabetics you need to know

Diabetes is a chronic disease that has reached epidemic proportions among adults and children worldwide. Uncontrolled diabetes has many serious consequences, including heart disease, kidney disease, blindness and other complications. Prediabetes has also been linked to these conditions . Importantly, eating the wrong foods can raise your blood sugar and insulin levels and promote inflammation, which may increase your risk of disease. Why Does Carb Intake Matter for People With Diabetes? Carbs, protein and fat are the macronutrients that provide your body [...]

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Health Benefits of Lion’s Mane Mushroom

Lion’s mane mushrooms, also known as hou tou gu or yamabushitake, are large, white, shaggy mushrooms that resemble a lion’s mane as they grow. They have both culinary and medical uses in Asian countries like China, India, Japan and Korea. Lion’s mane mushrooms can be enjoyed raw, cooked, dried or steeped as a tea. Their extracts often used in over-the-counter health supplements. Many describe their flavor as “seafood-like,” often comparing it to crab or lobster Lion’s mane mushrooms contain bioactive substances that have beneficial effects on [...]

Gestational diabetes: Cause, diagnosis and treatment

What Is Gestational Diabetes? Gestational diabetes only happens during pregnancy. It means you have high blood sugar levels, but those levels were normal before you were pregnant. If you have it, you can still have a healthy baby with help from your doctor and by doing simple things to manage your blood sugar, also called blood glucose. After your baby is born, gestational diabetes usually goes away. Gestational diabetes makes you more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, but it won’t definitely happen. Causes During pregnancy, the placenta makes hormones that can [...]

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How high cholesterol affects health

Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in your blood and in your cells. Your liver makes most of the cholesterol in your body. The rest comes from foods you eat. Cholesterol travels in your blood bundled up in packets called lipoproteins. Cholesterol comes in two forms: Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) is the “bad,” unhealthy kind of cholesterol. LDL cholesterol can build up in your arteries and form fatty, waxy deposits called plaques. High-density lipoprotein (HDL) is the “good,” healthy kind of cholesterol. It transports excess cholesterol out of [...]

Causes, symptoms and treatment of herniated disc

Causes, symptoms and treatment of herniated disc

Causes of a herniated disk A slipped disk occurs when the soft internal section of an intervertebral disk protrudes through the outer layer. The human backbone, or spine, consists of 26 bones called vertebrae. Between each vertebra lie rubbery, cushion-like pads called “disks.” These disks help keep the vertebrae in place and act as shock absorbers. Spinal disks have a soft, jelly-like center and a tougher exterior. A herniated disk occurs when some of the soft interior slips out through a crack in the wall of [...]

Treat High Blood Pressure

Lifestyle Changes to Treat High Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against your artery walls as it goes through your body. Like air in a tire or water in a hose, blood fills your arteries to a point. Just as too much air pressure can damage a tire, or too much water pushing through a garden hose can damage the hose, high blood pressure can hurt your arteries and lead to life-threatening conditions like heart disease and stroke. How Is Blood Pressure Measured? A reading appears as two numbers. The first, [...]

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Five flavor fruit (Schisandra chinensis) – Uses for health you may not know

Schisandra chinensis (five flavor fruit) is a fruit-bearing vine. It’s purple-red berries are described as having five tastes: sweet, salty, bitter, pungent, and sour. The seeds of the Schisandra berry contain lignans. These are substances which may have beneficial effects on health. Schisandra isn’t typically used as a food. But it has been used for medicinal purposes throughout Asia and Russia for generations. In traditional Chinese medicine, Schisandra is considered beneficial to qi, the life force or energy inherent in all living things. It’s thought [...]

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Rheumatoid arthritis – Symptoms and treatments

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system – which normally protects its health by attacking foreign substances like bacteria and viruses – mistakenly attacks the joints. This creates inflammation that causes the tissue that lines the inside of joints (the synovium) to thicken, resulting in swelling and pain in and around the joints. The synovium makes a fluid that lubricates joints and helps them move smoothly. If inflammation goes unchecked, it can damage cartilage, [...]

6 Benefits of Turkey Tail mushroom to health

6 Benefits of Turkey Tail Mushroom to health

The turkey tail mushroom comes from the Trametes versicolor family, formerly Coriolus versicolor (or “cloud mushroom”). It’s one of the 100 species of mushrooms that have been researched for their medicinal properties. Turkey tail mushroom grows on dead logs in woodland environments worldwide and gets its name from the brown and tan rings that look like the tail feathers of a turkey. It’s a type of bracket fungi, which means that it forms thin, circular structures that appear leaf-like. To find one, you probably just need [...]

food to avoid when you had high blood pressure

High blood pressure: Foods to avoid

Around 103 million American adults have high blood pressure (hypertension), according to the American Heart Association. If you have high blood pressure, you can lower your blood pressure by eating a healthy diet. Many foods and beverages can prevent you from lowering your blood pressure. Here are nine examples of things to limit or avoid if you have high blood pressure. Salt Salt and sodium are villains when it comes to living with high blood pressure and heart disease. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans suggests that people with high blood pressure limit [...]

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