Fat in FOOD – too little is as bad as too much….

Fat can be found on its own (oils and butter) as well as hidden within foods (meat, nuts and manufactured products). Different foods contribute not only specific amounts of fat, but also specific types of fat. No single food will contain only one specific type of fat. For optimum health, cholesterol control, diabetes etc. it […]

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Blood glucose levels plays a role in heart disease and high cholesterol

High blood glucose levels contribute to the development of heart disease. The way in which high blood glucose levels (as a result of diet and in particular high sugar foods) may affect the risk of developing heart disease are two-fold: On the one hand, high blood glucose levels may directly contribute to damage to blood […]

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The difference between diabetes and insulin resistance explained

Many people with diabetes, may also be insulin resistant, but those with insulin resistance may not necessarily have diabetes… People who are insulin resistant have higher than normal levels of insulin circulating in their blood and these high levels of insulin manage to keep their blood sugar levels within normal ranges. Diabetes is a condition […]

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Why do people get diabetes?

Is your waistline expanding? Do you have a family history of diabetes? Eating lots of sugar? You may be at risk There are a number of factors that are associated with increased risk of developing diabetes.  Shock, grief and loss or continued emotional stress could contribute to a person becoming a diabetic. Factors that contribute […]

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Understanding diabetes and high blood sugar – vital information.

Diabetes is, in short, the inability of the body to use energy from food effectively resulting in raised blood sugar levels. A better understanding of what this inability will lead to, will enable a better understanding of what has to be done to prevent and treat diabetes and complications associated with the condition. Helping you […]

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What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a chronic, debilitating and costly disease associated with major complications that pose severe risks for families, countries and the entire world. The condition is characterised by the inability of the body to control the amount of sugar present in the blood within a normal range. If diabetes remains untreated, it could result in […]

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Diabetes epidemic – you are at risk!

That’s fact. More people are affected by Diabetes in the world than HIV – and more people are at risk today than ever before in the history of mankind – often without knowing it… Do you have a family history of diabetes? – Father, mother, uncle or aunt or grandparents? Take heed – you may […]

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Outdated “Diabetic Diet” confuses people

What is a diabetic diet and should a person with diabetes be following the so called diabetic diet? Dietary advice given to people with diabetes is often confusing. Of major concern is the inconsistency in the information given to diabetics – often by health professionals. Information or advice given may be outdated or not enough […]

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Avoid sugar – bad advice?

With obesity and concomitant insulin resistance and diabetes becoming the number one disease worldwide, there is lots of talk nowadays around sugar.  Unfortunately, as a result of conflicting advise or misunderstanding the advice to avoid sugar to stem the development or progression of these conditions,  often loses it’s punch! What is sugar? Sugar is a […]

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If exercise is not a regular habit – you may be wasting your time!

Indeed, exercise is only effective as health tool when it is regular! It is of little effect to do one or two sessions of strenuous exercise a week, every 2 weeks or once a month. To effectively promote weight loss, to treat Insulin Resistance, or simply to be healthier, daily repetition is required. Aim to […]

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