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Mediterranean-style low carb diet lowers diabetes risk by 20 percent

Diabetes is characterized by an excess of glucose circulating in the blood and an inefficiency of insulin to usher the sugar into the cells and muscles where it can be used to fuel metabolic processes or be converted to triglycerides and stored as body fat. Simple, refined and processed carbohydrate laden foods have the most significant impact on elevated sugar levels, and are largely responsible for the dramatic rise in new diabetes diagnoses over the past two decades. Despite extensive studies providing quantitative evidence to the contrary, many individuals and medical professionals alike falsely believe that preventing and altering the course of diabetes progression is futile and can only be accomplished with a myriad of dangerous and even deadly pharmaceuticals.

Five practical ways to add kale to your diet

There is a great deal to be said for kale. Kale is recognized as one of the most nutrient rich foods on the planet. The benefits of kale are multitudinous; it possesses antioxidant properties and beneficial phytochemicals and also serves as an anti-inflammatory agent. When consumed on a regular basis, kale is believed to have the capacity to help lower cholesterol level and even prevent cancer.

Are diet foods making you fat?

You begin your day with yogurt and granola for breakfast followed by a wrap for lunch. You are able to work in an hour long fitness class after work then stop at a chain restaurant for a large salad for dinner. So why aren't you losing weight? Unfortunately, not all seemingly healthy foods are created equally.

The Anti-Allergy Diet: Foods And Supplements To Alleviate Seasonal Allergies

It’s spring, the time of year that can mean misery for millions of allergy sufferers. As pollen counts rise, the “season of renewal” renews only a long list of uncomfortable symptoms. Adding to the unhappiness, chronic allergies to airborne irritants like pollen and dust can lead to serious sinus infections. Those sinus problems can not only be extremely painful, but dangerous, because they hide so close to the brain.

Eat your way to weight loss with almonds

Obesity is a perennial issue that is affecting people of all age groups. If the popularity of weight loss reality shows and the continued patronage of the various slimming pills is any indication, then America has a huge problem. A study published in the Journal of Obesity reveals the benefits of eating almonds as far as weight loss is concerned. This is surprising news as people who have been trying to cut down on their food intake have been searching for snack alternatives other than nuts because of their high fat and calorie content.

Proof that a living foods diet reverses breast cancer

Globally speaking, breast cancer cases have gone from 641,000 (in 1980) to over 1.4 million in 2010 - with 425,000 deaths associated to this preventable tragedy. Naturally, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation suggest that we need to "strengthen established health-system responses to reduce breast and cervical cancer." But, where's the demand for a cure?

Soy products linked to cancer in lab tests: Four very convincing reasons to cut soy from your diet today

As we have reported regularly here at Natural News, Obamacare - which takes effect in its entirety January 1 - is going to be a mega-disaster for Americans. The law will create long lines at doctor's offices; it will create - and then worsen - a shortage of primary care physicians and providers; it will not control costs, as advertised; it will cause insurance rates to go up (which is already happening); and - perhaps most important - it will even worsen unemployment and underemployment in America.

Study finds Western diet leads to advanced aging and premature death - Are you slowly killing yourself?

Nutritional researchers have repeatedly demonstrated that what we eat directly determines genetic expression and can predict chronic disease risk, rate of aging, quality of life and mortality. A diet predominated by processed foods and laden with sugars, hydrogenated fats and refined carbohydrates has been shown to promote metabolic oxidation, systemic inflammation and lowered immune response that opens the door for heart disease, diabetes, dementia, stroke and many forms of cancer. A new research body evaluates precise risk factors in the development of several chronic illnesses and premature death.

Two Meals a Day for Weight Loss and Other Great New Diet Advice We Are Never Going to Take

OK, so the latest verdict on how to lose weight is in, and the result is a bit…uninspiring. Instead of eating six mini-meals, apparently (Huh? Are we doing that?), we should be eating just breakfast and lunch.