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Chinese licorice used in traditional medicine can prevent diabetes

By Lilley: (NaturalNews) For more than 4,000 years around the globe, parts of Glycyrrhiza plants (licorice) have been used as a natural sweetener as well as an herbal medicine to treat a range of health conditions. Its effectiveness is once again reinforced in findings recently published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology, where researchers note that components of the plant have the ability to potentially help stop metabolic disorders in their tracks.(1)

5 benefits of mulberries for skin, hair and health

By Sofiya:(NaturalNews) The concept of superfoods emerged on the radar of health and beauty experts just a few short years ago. Remarkably, in that brief period the hidden benefits of several common food products came to light. Coupled with scientific research and the trend toward organic foods, the health benefits of foods such as kale, blueberries, walnuts, salmon, avocados and mulberries have made them immensely popular.

Educated patients control diabetes better than trained physicians


The power to reverse type 2 diabetes begins with a well informed individual, someone self-empowered to make changes in their daily eating habits. A remarkable study from the University of Maryland has found that a physician's diabetes-management approach alone is ineffective and has no influence on an individual's behavioral changes. Counseling, on the other hand, helped patients ask questions, helping them try out new habits in their daily lifestyle.

Does coffee prevent diabetes?


Americans are coffee drinkers, with over 50% of us relying on the stuff to wake us up in the morning and keep us alert throughout the day. Besides being able to help fight fatigue, recent research has found that increasing your consumption of coffee can help prevent the risk of type 2 diabetes.

Natural ways to sweeten foods without refined sugar


People who prefer to sweeten their foods do not have to rely solely on refined sugar or artificial sweeteners to accomplish the task. There are several sources that produce the sweet taste many people crave without adding the calories most people are constantly trying to avoid. The important thing when trying to find a natural sweetener is to look for those that offer other benefits in addition to their sweet flavor.

Heavy metals scientifically linked to causing diabetes


Fifty years ago, it was virtually unheard of. But today, diabetes mellitus, a serious metabolic disorder, afflicts more than 150 million people globally, with a bulk of this number hailing from North America. And researchers out of Asia, having published their findings back in 2009, exposed toxic heavy metals as a major, and perhaps even primary, contributor to this growing disease epidemic.

Knowledgeable patients encounter problems with ill-informed doctors


Patients who are especially knowledgeable may experience conflict with less-informed health providers, sometimes with dangerous results, according to a study conducted by researchers from King's College London and published in the journal BMJ Open in November 2013.

Six factors that can help cure diabetes


Type I diabetes, though similar to Type II diabetes, is also very different in a crucial way. While Type II diabetes involves the body's inability to utilize its own insulin properly, Type I diabetes occurs when the body cannot make enough natural insulin on its own. This happens when the beta cells that lie within the pancreas are not able to produce a sufficient amount of insulin.

Curing diabetes: A natural approach


Diabetes is a disease in which the body is either unable to produce enough insulin or is unable to process the insulin that is produced. This causes increased levels of glucose in the body, putting additional strain on the body's organs. The typical treatment for diabetes is for a physician to prescribe various medications in order to control the disease. The purpose of these medications is often twofold: to add insulin to the body in order to better manage the glucose and to counteract any issues that result in strain to the organs.