Type 2 diabetes: The sign if you’ve cut yourself that could signal the chronic condition

Type 2 diabetes occurs when your pancreas struggles to produce enough insulin to maintain the body’s blood sugar balance. This means that blood sugar levels can rise uncontrollably, a mechanism that may lead to serious complications such as heart disease, if left untreated. To compensate for your pancreas’ poor insulin production, you must turn to your lifestyle to regulate blood […]

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Diet, fitness, money: The art of keeping New Year’s resolutions

This week people all over the world are setting themselves up for failure. They will make promises to themselves – and others – that history shows most won’t be able to keep. Yes, it's the humble New Year's resolution. More than just buying a gym membership, people need to have a “meaningful goal” behind resolutions to help make them stick.Credit:Stocksy […]

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Type 2 diabetes: Healthy food swaps on Christmas day to lower blood sugar

Type 2 diabetes is a condition in which the body can’t control the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood. The body doesn’t respond to insulin properly and may not product enough, causing a person’s blood glucose level to become too high. READ MORE Type 2 diabetes: Best meal for breakfast to lower blood sugar If blood glucose isn’t controlled […]

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How to live longer: Adding this drink to your diet could increase your life expectancy

Life longevity may seem beyond one’s control, but many healthy habits may lead a person to reaching a ripe, old age. These include drinking coffee or tea, exercising, getting enough sleep and limiting alcohol intake. Taken together, these habits can boost a person’s health and put them on the path to a long life. There is another healthy habit one […]

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Vitamin B12 deficiency: The colour on your skin that could signal you’re lacking the vitam

Vitamin B12 plays a key role in red blood cell formation, cell metabolism, nerve function and the production of DNA so lacking the vitamin can disrupt these vital bodily processes. If left untreated, vitamin B12 deficiency can cause permanent damage so it is important to spot the warning signs and see the appropriate treatment. READ MORE Vitamin B12 symptoms: Five […]

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Stomach bloating: Feeling this sensitivity could mean it’s more than just bloating

Stomach bloating is a feeling of the stomach feeling stretched, puffy and uncomfortable. It’s a common occurrence for most particularly after an indulgent evening of alcohol and unhealthy foods. Sometimes, however, bloating could be a sign of an underlying cause and an intolerance. READ MORE Stomach bloating: How to tell when it is serious Gluten intolerance is a fairly common […]

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How to live longer: Following this diet once a month could increase your life expectancy

The secret to long life expectancy is to follow a healthy lifestyle – regularly exercising, limiting alcohol intake, not smoking and eating a healthy balanced diet. When it comes to eating a healthy diet, the NHS recommends eating at least five portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables every day, basing meals on higher fibre starchy foods like potatoes, […]

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How does protein fit in your holiday diet or New Year’s resolutions?

While some diets load up on protein and other diets dictate protein sources, it can be hard to know what to consume while managing weight or during weight loss. A new study by Purdue University nutrition scientists shows that eating more protein daily than what is recommended may benefit only a few—those who are actively losing weight by cutting calories […]

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9 celebrities who love the keto diet

The keto diet is not for the faint of heart.  The diet has gained major traction in the wellness world and is lauded by everyone from athletes to actresses for its reported health benefits, including weight loss, lower blood sugar and lower blood pressure. By following the strict low-carb, high-fat diet, your body will enter ketosis, the metabolic state that burns fat instead of carbs. […]

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Type 2 diabetes: Following a diet that limits this food group could lower blood sugar

Type 2 diabetes means a person’s pancreas doesn’t produce enough insulin to regulate their blood sugar levels. Over time, insulin resistance significantly raises the risk of developing life-threatening complications, such as heart attack or stroke. Finding ways to regulate blood sugar levels is crucial for those dealing with the condition. Growing evidence suggests a diet that is low in this […]

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