The Indian Gooseberry

Botanical name: Emblica officinalis The fruit is very high in Vitamin C (higher than lime) at 478 mg/ml. The fruit is known as Amala in India The fruit is used in complementary medicine to be protective against or helpful in recovery from many conditions including diabetes, pancreatitis, cancer, inflammation of various types, and gastritis. It... Continue Reading →

Prediabetes- who is at risk?

Individuals at risk of prediabetes include those that are: Overweight Over age 45 Have first degree relative with Type 2 diabetes mellitus  (T2DM) Are physically active fewer than 3 times a week Have history of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) History of giving birth to a baby over 9 pounds History of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)... Continue Reading →

“Sit less, Move more”

Published with the permission of Jean Hailes for Women's Health  jeanhailes.org.au  How to ‘move more’ and reach your physical activity goals. When it comes to physical activity, we’re often told we need to move more. But what does this actually mean? How much exercise or physical activity should women aim to be doing? A few... Continue Reading →

Creativity in thinking

Today, with the amount of information out there in various means of media and networks, adults and children alike need to be able to: filter information, select right from wrong, prioritize what to read, and know what to trust When it comes to medical research that is reported, do your homework: ask for references, is... Continue Reading →

Laughter is the best medicine

We all sometimes need a reminder to laugh. This study is from 2009, but a good lesson to us always....keep laughing! Researchers at Loma Linda University tracked people with diabetes every month for over a year who watched 30 minutes of a funny programme (laughter group) versus a second group that did not. All patients... Continue Reading →

World Diabetes day: Myths about Diabetes

Is diabetes,caused by eating too many sweets?  Why do some people get diabetes and others do not?  I can eat whatever I want because I am taking medicines to control sugar, right? Diabetes only happens in overweight people...but I exercise regularly so it never will happen to me, right? Is diabetes contagious? I have high... Continue Reading →

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