This was as predictive of risk for death as standard risk factors.

This was as predictive of risk for death as standard risk factors.

  Some of the standard risk factors for death include cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, and smoking. The following research compared standard risk factors with the composition of fatty acids of the red blood cells as risk factors for death (McBurney M, et al., 2021). Analysing the red blood cells...
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3 Important Benefits of Flax Seeds

3 Important Benefits of Flax Seeds

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
One of the impressive health benefits of flax seeds is the ability to decrease blood pressure (Rodriguez-Leyva D, et.al., 2013). In a double-blinded, placebo-controlled study, 30 g of flax seeds daily for 6 months reduced the systolic blood pressure of 10 mm Hg and the diastolic blood pressure with 7...
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Simple way to improve glucose control.

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler
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Reduce your blood glucose level eating this snack.

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Carbohydrates that improve insulin sensitivity

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler
All carbohydrates are not the same. Making a few changes will make a big difference. When normal participants in this study ate 50 g of either 8 varieties of dried legumes (beans, lentils) or 24 common foods drawn from grains, cereals and pasta, breakfast cereals, biscuits and tuberous vegetables, this...
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Food that improves insulin sensitivity.

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler
You can effectively improve your insulin sensitivity just by avoiding some few things. Last week I covered how saturated fat from animal sources may decrease insulin sensitivity. We need fat. What will happen if we instead ate mono and polyunsaturated fat? That’s the type of fat we get from nuts,...
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Your gastrointestinal bacterias may influence your blood sugar.

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How healthy is green tea?

Green tea seems to be one of the best things you can drink for your health. One of the reasons is that it contains a lot of antioxidants. One of the most important things we can do to stay healthy is to be sure we stay insulin sensitive. When we...
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Casual Soda Drinker? Don't go there!

Casual Soda Drinker? Don't go there!

Sugar sweetened beverages have been associated with type 2 diabetes, obesity and other health problems. The reviewed research specifically investigated the relationship with sugar intake, sugar sweetened beverages and endometrial cancer(Inoue-Choi M, et al. 2013). The participants were 23,039 postmenopausal women. From 1986 to 2010, 506 cases of estrogen dependent...
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