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This Week in Diabetes Medical News

What-causes-diabetes Several recent studies have found various ways of lowering the risk of diabetes and improving the symptoms of diabetes too. A study that was conducted by the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Centre US found eating walnuts daily will assist in lowering the risk of developing diabetes and heart disease. Another report through BBC News reports that exercise can be as good as medication as pills are for people with health conditions such as heart disease. The Times felt doctors should prescribe their patients to exercise instead of prescribing prescription drugs. Both headlines are based on studies researchers have completed but they are overstating some of the evidence, as it has been found that it’s better for physicians to prescribe both medications and exercise as a treatment plan. Both medications and exercise have their place in treating the body. Another study conducted in London by the International Diabetes Foundation has found that the diabetes battle is ‘being lost’ due to the high level of cases of people diagnosed with diabetes.  The record has now soared to 382 million people.  A majority of the people who have type 2 diabetes are living an unhealthy lifestyle.  This unhealthy lifestyle is linked to lack of exercise and obesity.  This epidemic has exploded in numbers due to more people in developing worlds have taken on Western and urban lifestyles.  It has been estimated by 2035 the number of diabetes diagnosis will be 55% and it will be 592 million people.

Symptoms of type-2 diabetes

Symptoms of type-2 diabetes

The primary problem is that many people will go undiagnosed for months to years and will be unaware that there is something wrong despite various symptoms.  Symptoms can include itchiness, yeast infections (thrush), numbing, and frequent urination especially at night, inadequate blood sugar, health complications, and damage to the kidneys, heart, eyes and other organs.  If it is left untreated for a long period, premature death can occur.  Many people with untreated diabetes are living in the low and middle class income levels with the inability to access proper health care. It’s important to get a proper checkup to make sure you’re completely healthy and if you’re diagnosed with diabetes then take on the right options of maintaining the symptoms.

Celebration of World Diabetes Day

DiabetesToday is World Diabetes Day which is celebrated on November 14th every year. This celebration brings global awareness to the general public about diabetes mellitus.  This campaign was developed in 1991 by the World Health Organization and the International Diabetes Federation.  They came together in response to rise in diabetes diagnosis all over the world.  Each year the World Diabetes Day is focused on a theme that is related to diabetes.  The topics that are included cover diabetes, lifestyle, obesity, human rights, and diabetes in children, adolescents and adults.  For the last four years the main theme was about Diabetes Education and Prevention.

A little information about diabetes is that type-1 diabetes isn’t linked to being overweight. The cells that produce insulin in the body are unfortunately damaged.  There isn’t too much that can be done to lower one’s risk of getting type-1 diabetes.  For those with type-2 diabetes it is commonly linked to being overweight.  Maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle will help lower the risk of getting type-2 diabetes.

Symptoms of diabetes include:

  • Experiencing constant thirst
  • Urinating frequently
  • Very tired and fatigue
  • Unexplained weight loss and loss of muscle
  • Muscle cramps
  • Yeast infections, itchiness around the genital regions
  • Skin infections
  • Constipation

Please see your physician immediately if you’re experiencing any of these symptoms so that you will be able to get diagnosed and receive treatments.

Super Powerful Superfoods by Nicole Leon

Super Powerful Superfoods by Nicole Leon


The Power of Superfoods

The Power of Superfoods


Superfoods are best known as foods that provides the ultimate amount of nutrition for the body.  Superfoods have the power to improve a person’s overall health such as lowering heart disease, and hypertension, reducing cholesterol, blood sugar, improving a person’s mood and reduce an overall risk of cancer.

Additional Health Benefits of Superfoods

  • Prevents and reduces inflammation
  • Regulates the body’s metabolism and burns fat in the body
  • Promotes digestive health
  • Cancer protection
  • Help protect the organs from toxins



All of these intensive superfoods are available right at the local grocery store. Incorporating a healthy diet is the best way of maintaining a healthy lifestyle can eliminate over 50% of suffering through some ailments. Each superfood is a real food and it is unprocessed.

Superfood - Walnuts

Superfood – Walnuts

Top Superfoods for the Best Super Health

  • Blueberries
  • Beans
  • Oats
  • Broccoli
  • Oranges
  • Spinach
  • Oats
  • Soy
  • Tomatoes
  • Walnuts
  • Yogurt
  • Tea (black or green)


wholegrainsFiber – Weight Loss Superfood

Eating a healthy diet rich in fiber will assist in maintaining the body’s cholesterol and blood sugar levels.  Consuming fiber will help you to feel full longer which is a great tool for weight loss.  Several great rich in high fiber foods includes vegetables, beans, fruits, and whole grains.  It’s best to eat these foods fresh, dried or frozen. Canned options tend to have higher levels of sodium in them.




BlueberriesBlueberries – Anti-inflammatory Superfruit

Blueberries are an amazing option as they are packed with high amounts of vitamin C and potassium.  They contain antioxidants, phytoflavinoids and anti-inflammatory properties which help with lowering the heart disease and cancer risks.  Inflammation is a common ingredient for all chronic illnesses and diseases.  Blueberries are able to help ease the inflammation.  Consuming a serving of half of cup on a daily basis will help your body in various ways.





Green-TeaTea – Lowers Cholesterol Levels and Risk of Cancer Superfood

Tea is a heavily underrated superfood that needs to be consumed on a daily basis. Tea doesn’t have any calories and will help the body to burn off calories. The antioxidant levels (called catechins)  are powerful for both green and black teas.  Drinking tea is a good replacement for sugary sodas and drinks.  Consume at least 2 cups of tea per day.




There are a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and proteins to choose and eat.  Be sure to drink plenty of water each day which will help keep the body hydrated and healthy too.


The 3 Best Stress Reliever Tips by Nicole Leon

The 3 Best Stress Reliever Tips by Nicole Leon


Blog - Stress Pic

Dealing with the daily grind of life, it’s easy for stress to creep in and create havoc.  Managing stress levels is the key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  Here are three tips to get your stress levels down and your body to a healthier state:

  1. Put your phone and other electronic devices down for night and not check it at all.  One of the top issues people have been experiencing are addictions to their cell phones and electronic devices.  Your body needs time to decompress and relax while preparing to go to bed.
  2. Introduce laughter into your life and use your sense of humor. There is no need to be serious all of the time and laughing will help to release all of that tension.  Some great ideas include finding a hilarious video on Youtube or cartoons on TV such as Warner Bros Looney Tunes cartoons.  Laughing will also improve your immune system’s overall function.
  3. Think of one good thing that happened during your day before walking through the door to your family, friends or roommates.  Instead of venting about everything that happened in your day focus on sharing some good news.  It’s a good way to start off a conversation on a positive vibe.

All of these tips will help you to get your stress levels down and bring a much needed smile to your face.



About The HCG Diet

The HCG Diet


What is HCG?

HCG which stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is an amino-peptide water-based molecule hormone that naturally occurs within the placenta of pregnant women.  There are high levels of the hormone through the duration of a pregnancy.  The use of hcg before and after has had a tremendous amount of satisfying results for those who took part in the weight loss diet.  In 1954, a medical doctor named A.T.W. Simeons found the cure for obesity through the use of the HCG hormone and a low caloric diet.  Dr. Simeons M.D. found that the HCG hormone activated the body’s metabolism to attack and burn off the abnormal fat in the body.  The combined usage of the HCG hormone and a low calorie diet helps force the body to burn fat but there isn’t any bone loss or muscle loss.

HCG Functions

HCG before and after provides some of the most exciting results for dieters using the injections as a way to lose copious amounts of weight.  For many dieters before using HCG they are battling with yo-yo dieting, obesity problems, joint pain from the extra weight and an unhealthy lifestyle.  After the usage of HCG injections it helps the dieter to lose weight at a healthy pace, eat a good balanced diet filled with various choices of raw fruits, raw vegetables, organic meats, chicken, and seafood.

The function of the HCG hormone during pregnancy is to keep the baby nourished during the times the mother has not eaten for a long period of time such as starvation and other issues that may arise.  The stored fat is released to the baby.  The HCG hormone helps to maintain the fat stored within the body.  The HCG hormone has FSH (follicle stimulating hormones), LH (luteinizing hormones), and TSH (thyroid stimulating hormones).

When the egg becomes fertilized the blastocyst will begin to produce the HCG hormone and increases significantly after the embryo grows within the uterus.  The corpus luteum revolves around the function of the hcg hormone.  The corpus luteum focuses on producing both hormones estrogen and progesterone which assists in maintaining the uterus lining and creating the best atmosphere for the growing fetus.  Corpus luteum helps to prevent menstruation from starting during the pregnancy.


HCG Uses

The HCG hormone assists with suppressing intense hunger, reduces weakness, highly increases the dieter’s energy levels, and HCG triggers the body’s use of fat as fuel. The HCG weight loss diet plan restrict patients to only eat 500 calories each day. They are allowed to consume organic and unprocessed foods.  The HCG injections can be taken under the tongue or can be injected with a syringe into the muscles. The dieter has to follow the HCG diet for a complete 45 days as the main goal of hcg diet is to fix the person’s metabolism which helps them to lose weight on a daily basis.

The Benefits of the HCG Hormone Injections

HCG is an effective way in the fight against weight gain and meeting weight loss goals. The FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) has said using HCG for weight loss and treating medical conditions is untrue but the medical community strongly feels there are many benefits involved. HCG injections are able to help treat certain medical conditions such as hormone related problems, and fertility issues.  The use of HCG injections before and after is a popular option to fight against obesity problems. Both men and women can use HCG.  For men it helps with testosterone and sperm by increasing overall production. It is used for adolescent boys to help treat cryptorchidism which is a birth problem affecting their testes. HCG can help women who suffer from menstrual cycle irregularities.


HCG Availability

Companies are not allowed to sell HCG over-the-counter and it has to be prescribed by prescription only through a licensed physician.  HCG injections are injected into the patient’s muscles such as their thighs or buttocks region. It can also be injected under the patient’s skin. The patient needs to avoid missing any dosages as it will affect their treatment plans.  The HCG injections are made homeopathically and safely.  The injections are effective is allowing the body to heal.  The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has approved the use of the homeopathic HCG option.


Possible Side Effects


Taking HCG does have some side effects for males such as increase in height, breast enlargement, and development of facial or pubic hair for adolescent males. For women who use HCG to treat fertility problems it can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, indigestion, inability to hold small amounts of urine, pelvic pain, bloating, swelling of hands and legs, quick weight gain, and shortness of breath. Doctors have warned that taking HCG injections and participating in the HCG low calorie diet will affect the patient’s ability to sustain their vital organs which can cause them to shutdown.


HCG Food List

This is a food list of some of the foods the HCG dieter needs to eat as a part of their diet.  The dieter is allowed to consume 500 calories per day of their diet.  100 grams equals 3.5 ounces.

Chicken breast (free range or organic)

Seafood (shrimp, crabmeat, lobster, halibut, whitefish cod)

Beef, buffalo, wild game (free range or organic)

Raw vegetables (cabbage, celery, asparagus, Swiss chard, kale, tomatoes, onions, mustard greens, red radishes)

Raw Fruits (medium sized apple, blueberries, strawberries, grapefruit)

Bread (Melba toast)

Seasonings and spices (sea salt, black pepper, thyme, basil, paprika, oregano, onion powder, garlic powder)

Condiments (Dijon mustard – organic, Tabasco sauce, organic apple cider vinegar)



Life before and after hcg brings on an entirely healthy lifestyle full circle and it completely changes the way the dieter reacts to maintaining their weight.  The HCG diet is a lifestyle change that brings about positive effects of weight loss and a healthier body.  It forces the dieter’s body to change but the dieter has to adopt a healthy and positive outlook in life by making decisions to continue with their healthy life.



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