Supplements: Good and Bad of Creatine?

GOOD

Creatine 101 All You Need To Know!



Benefits:
-Improved performance – strength, power, speed, endurance
-Longer / larger work volume

Improves:
-maximal strength + muscular endurance
-hydration
-increase anaerobic power and performance
-lean body mass + muscle density
-improves functions associated with neuromuscular disease

The 10 Myths of Creatine , from youtube.com
“Published on Oct 14, 2012

Hi, Shawn Phillips here.
Enjoy my response to the 100’s of questions I get about Creatine, the supplement we launched at EAS in the mid 90’s… wow. Time flies. And this is STILL the #1.
https://GetFullStrength.com..”

“What Happens When I Stop Taking Creatine?”



The first is the additional water retention that is held inside of the muscle cell. After stopping creatine for around 2 or 3 weeks, this particular benefit will in fact be lost. Creatine requires additional water in order to be stored inside of your muscle cells, and when you stop using creatine, those extra water stores will flush out along with the creatine itself.

The second is the increased strength and gym performance. This one will vary quite a bit from person to person and it depends on how well you responded to creatine supplementation in the first place. Assuming you do respond well, you might notice a slight reduction in gym performance after cycling off creatine. However, it shouldn’t be too significant, and whatever additional muscle you originally gained from the creatine use should remain intact.

So, to sum it up, when you discontinue creatine use, you will lose the additional creatine water weight and you may experience a slight reduction in strength, but you likely won’t lose any actual lean muscle tissue that you gained.

The real question though, is why stop using creatine in the first place? There is no benefit to creatine cycling (going off creatine for a month, for example, isn’t going to give you any added benefits)… it is completely safe to use over the long term… and it’s also very inexpensive.

Assuming you are someone who benefits from this supplement, my advice is to just use it continuously, as I can’t see any reason why going off creatine would be beneficial.”

Creatine and Testosterone: King Of All Bodybuilding Supplements


“…
Creatine in my opinion is probably the number #1 supplement. I’ve been taking it for years and I recommend it to all men, even if they’re not building muscle.

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Creatine Monohydrate 101: The Research Behind A Phenomenon! Matt Weik June 05, 2017 • 5 min read bodybuilding.com
“…Some research suggests creatine supplementation may serve as a buffer in the muscle and may decrease muscle lactate accumulation, enhancing performance in sport events dependent on the lactic acid energy system.

One consistent finding in most studies is an increased body mass. A week of creatine supplementation has been found to increase body mass by about 0.9-2.2 kilograms (2.0-4.6 pounds)” (Williams, 1998).
“In one study, creatine supplementation reduced ATP degradation by 30% and increased work output during two 30 second bouts of maximal isokinetic cycling” (Casey, 1996).
Paul Greenhaff, a British exercise physiologist said, “Creatine should not be viewed as another gimmick supplement; its ingestion is a means of providing immediate, significant performance improvements to athletes involved in explosive sports” (Williams, 1998).
..”

NEUTRAL

Is Creatine Safe? | Creatine for Muscle and Brain Performance- Thomas DeLauer


“Published on Sep 29, 2016

Is Creatine Safe? | Creatine for Muscle and Brain Performance- Thomas DeLauer:
Finally, one of the most popular questions! Is Creatine Safe? Want to Chat with me? Go to http:/www.ThomasDeLauer.com

An early study on creatine supplementation found a 20% increase in the stored creatine and phosphocreatine in the body when participants consumed 20 grams of creatine for several days in a row. This increase looks to be the upper limit with the remaining being excreted through urine. Many studies have shown benefits of creatine supplementation, including bench press, sprinting, high intensity exercise, among other fast cardio and weight training type workouts.

Side Effects:
Unfortunately studies have examined safety of creatine for less than two weeks, not for long term use. Many possible side effects include dehydration, muscle cramping, nausea, kidney damage and kidney stones, and renal damage. Creatine supplements are not monitored by the FDA and thus there is the danger of impurities in supplements.

Creatine as a Nootropic:
Nootropics are substances that people use to enhance their brain function, giving mental clarity, energy and health. Five percent of the creatine stored in our bodies is found in our organs, such as the brain. For your brain to work quickly, it needs readily available energy stores just like your muscles do! Neurons rely on the fast phosphagen cycle to create energy for communication. Vegetarians have been found to have lower levels of creatine stores in their brains. One study found creatine supplementation to enhance performance on some skills related to cognitive function.

Tips:
You can find dietary creatine in meats, particularly beef, wild game and wild caught fish. A common study protocol was to have participants take 20 grams per day for 5 or 6 days, so be sure not to exceed that quantity. It’s only beneficial for short duration, high intensity exercise, not for endurance sports.

BAD

Why I don’t take CREATINE & Why you should STOP


“Published on Jun 2, 2016

If you are taking CREATINE watch this!

Listen, I know creatine is widely accepted by the athletic community, but I just don’t take it. In this video I will explain the reason why, as well as some reasons you may want to reconsider using it.

Thanks and God Bless,

Ron Williams – Natural Bodybuilder of the Decade
http://www.ironchestmaster.com

Bioenergetics and Nutrition: Creatine, Carbs, and Protein Kevin Cann Coach Nutrition breakingmuscle.com

‘…There are some negative consequences to taking creatine. Some studies suggest that creatine supplementation suppresses our body’s ability to create our own creatine. This means that if we take creatine while we train and then remove it at some point our training will slide backwards. Anecdotally, I have seen this happen to a few of my clients…”

*see Health & Fitness: Ergogenic Aids & Energy Enhancing Supplements goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

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Health: How to repair and deal with “loss” cartilage?

Knee pain ,arthritis and Injured Cartilage – Everything You Need To Know – Dr. Nabil Ebraheim, M.D.

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“knee arthritis knee pain .Educational animation video dealing with knee arthritis and explaining the difficulty the physician encounters during the treatment of injured cartilage and arthritis. It appears that when the knee arthritis is minimal, almost all treatment methods work. However, when the knee arthritis is more than minimal, there are many option presented to the physician but none of them are predictable. The appropiate treatment optionfor knee arthritis, when dealing with ..”

CAUSES

What is Osteoporosis / Osteopenia? – Part 1 of 3 (8-23-13)


“Dr. Lisa Lilienfield describes the disease process involved in osteoporosis and osteopenia. She also explains who’s at risk for developing the disease and its prevalence in the U.S. Taking prescription medications can cause troublesome side effects in some patients, so Dr. Lisa recommends natural ways to prevent osteoporosis and increase bone strength. Dr. Lisa Lilienfield specializes in women’s health and sports medicine at the Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine in McLean, VA.”

The End of Osteoporosis


“Too many of us suffer from bone health issues and receive poor medical care and horrible nutritional counseling. This Markito Nutrition lecture teaches you that we can wipe out osteoporosis completely- if only we were given the right information. Join me today in the fight against a disease that need not exist. http://markitonutrition.com”

PREVENTION

Treat and Prevent Osteoporosis Naturally

“Published on Feb 12, 2009

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/art… Internationally renowned natural health physician and Mercola.com founder Dr. Joseph Mercola talks about osteoporosis and how to treat it naturally with organic foods.
*avoid processed foods, instead eat onions, “fresh” vegetables, Omega 3, K2 Vitamin, sunshine, exercises (e.g. squats) etc..

Exercises

Resistance Band Training for Osteoporosis Prevention Intro … – YouTube

A Simple Osteoporosis Prevention Exercise

TREATMENT

Osteoporosis Treatment – Dr. Weil, drweil.com
Suggested Lifestyle Changes for Osteoporosis Treatment
“Get enough calcium. Choose organic, high quality dairy products such as yogurt and non-fat milk. Eat more sardines (with bones), dark green vegetables like collard greens, bok choy and broccoli, soy products like tofu, and calcium-fortified soy milk and orange juice. Consider taking a calcium supplement for osteoporosis treatment if you are not eating at least three servings of dairy per day and/or calcium-fortified foods, if you are postmenopausal or if you have a family history of osteoporosis…

Clearly, doctors should educate their patients on how to PREVENT osteoporosis instead of prescribing potentially toxic osteoporosis drugs. But unfortunately, most doctors have been indoctrinated to think that the best way to solve a health problem is with a “magic pill”, and often don’t bother with natural solutions. Of course there will be the obligatory calcium recommendation (typically by incorrectly suggesting an INCREASE in dairy consumption), but that’s where it all ends….”

-Vitamins
*see Health: Nutrition-Micronutrients Pt. 2~Vitamins=Fat Soluble goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Sal: I’ve had numerous “bone-related” injuries, which I’ve learned to take this particular vitamin regularly now. It has helped restore my tearing cartilage..

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Joint Damage And Cartilage Repair – Ask a Naturopath askanaturopath.com
Natural remedies for joint health

“…
Glucosamine and Chondroitin are two components of the cartilage structure which is needed to help repair and strengthen the joint. Breakdown of the soft, cushioning cartilage occurs when high amounts of inflammation are present and these nutrients help to further protect the joint and reduce damage. There are many studies to support the claim of using these joint nutrients long term to help stabilise the joint and rebuild cartilage.
..”

The Best Vitamins for Cartilage Repair
Last Updated: Oct 21, 2013 | By Crystal Welch livestrong.com
“..The best vitamins for cartilage repair can help improve your joint health and function. The vitamins need to be included as part of a well-balanced diet to help your body mend itself properly, according to the University of Washington Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. Since the ..

What Minerals Will Rebuild Cartilage? : Your Diet & Nutrition from youtube.com
*suggesting zinc and Vitamin C

Natural Product Achieves Cartilage Regeneration in 90 Day Clinical Trial and Wins Prestigious Award!
“Published on Jul 30, 2013

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How to Naturally Regenerate Cartilage from dailymotion.com
“…http://BeautyAndHealthfromWithin.com How to reduce: shoulder joint pain, my joints hurt, joint pain in fingers, arthritis knee pain, osteoarthritis of the spine, and wrinkles with Jusuru ..”

“…It makes you wonder how two innocent-seeming pills could have such dramatic power. Glucosamine and chondroitin both occur naturally in the human body, but most commercial glucosamine comes from the chitin, or exo-skeleton, of shellfish, and most commercial chondroitin from cow or shark cartilage. Both have relatively low rates of absorption from the intestines, and yet both are said to promote healing of the articular cartilage in joints. It’s the wearing away of this cartilage that causes the pain and inflammation of osteoarthritis….”

-Foods

5 Ways to Care for Your Cartilage institutefornaturalhealing.com
“Losing your joint cartilage ages you fast. It takes away your independence and leaves you in constant, awful pain. Here are 5 ways to make sure your joints stay supple and pain-free.

1. Elastin: It’s a protein found in connective tissue that works alongside collagen. Like the name suggests, it allow….
To stay loose and pain-free, your best bet is to find foods that support the elastin in your body. Vitamin C is essential. Foods like red bell pepper, broccoli, kiwi, and kale…

Kale

… are great sources. They have more vitamin C per serving than an orange…

“Food to Build Bone Health” with Amy Lanou, PHD from youtube.com
“Published on Mar 20, 2012

For years, doctors have been telling us to drink milk, eat dairy products, and take calcium pills to improve our bone vitality. The problem is, they’re wrong. This webinar will go over the latest clinical studies and the most up-to-date medical information to help you strengthen your bones, reduce the risk of fractures, and prevent osteoporosis. You’ll learn why there’s no proof of calcium’s effectiveness, despite what doctors say, and why a low-acid diet is the only effective way to prevent bone loss.

Amy Lanou, PhD, a professor in Health and Wellness, is an expert in nutrition and her book “Building Bone Vitality” was featured in the New York Times. Lanou, who holds a doctorate in human nutrition from Cornell University, joined the UNC Asheville faculty in 2005. She has played an instrumental role in creating programs and coursework for UNC Asheville’s North Carolina Center for Health & Wellness, which focuses on childhood obesity, workplace wellness and healthy aging. Previously, she taught nutrition at Cornell University and Ithaca College. She is also senior nutrition scientist for the Physicians Comm..”
Calcium in Plant-Based Diets , pcrm.org
“..Many people avoid milk because it contains saturated fat, cholesterol, allergenic proteins, lactose sugar, and frequent traces of contamination, or simply because they don’t feel well after consuming dairy products. Milk is also linked to type 1 (juvenile-onset) diabetes and other serious conditions. Happily, there are many other good sources of calcium that can be found in a plant-based diet…”

12 Foods That Fight Osteoporosis and Promote Strong Bones
https://youtu.be/_p_sb8bjl2Y
“Published on May 17, 2017

12 Foods That Fight Osteoporosis and Promote Strong Bones.
Believe it or not, the foods that you eat can affect every part of your body, including your bones. Maintaining a diet rich in calcium, Vitamin D and other nutrients that are essential for bone health, as well as overall health, can help strengthen bones and prevent osteoporosis in the future, allowing you to live a healthy lifestyle.
To promote strong bones and deter bone loss, add these foods to your daily diet:
1. Coconut Oil
A recent study suggests that supplementing your diet with virgin coconut oil may help reverse the effects of estrogen deficiency, which includes the loss of bone density.”

2. Apples
3. Sesame Seeds
4. Almond Milk
5. Prunes
6. Pineapple
7. Omega -3 Fatthy Acids
11. Green Peas
12. Green Tea

Top 10 Foods High in Vitamin K
https://youtu.be/X4DBqfNyrrY
“..Published on Jun 27, 2014

Vitamin K is essential for the proper formation and full activation of the Gla proteins. The Gla protein osteocalcin, when fully carboxylated by vitamin K, allows for the binding of calcium to the bone matrix. The Gla protein known as matrix-Gla protein is found in vascular smooth muscles. Matrix Gla protein is a key inhibitor of soft tissue calcification that binds calcium, preventing it from depositing in the vessel walls…”
e.g. chilli powder, brocolli, cucumber, cabbage, etc..

-Medication

Dangerous Pharmaceutical Side-effects from youtube.com
“…Stick to natural health care, people — seriously!..”

ibandronate, Boniva medicinenet.com
“DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Ibandronate is an oral and intravenous drug that is used for treating osteoporosis. It is a member of the bisphosphonate class of drugs which includes etidronate (Didronel), pamidronate (Aredia), risedronate (Actonel), and tiludronate (Skelid). Bone is in a constant state of remodeling. New bone is laid down by cells called osteoblasts while old bone is removed by cells called osteoclasts. Bisphosphonates strengthen bone by inhibiting bone removal (resorption) by osteoclasts. After menopause, there is an increased rate of bone loss leading to osteoporosis, and ibandronate has been shown to increase bone density and decrease fractures of bones. FDA approved ibandronate in May 2003. ..”

=>Neutral

Osteoporosis Treatment: Is It Safe to Take Fosamax? By Michael Bihari, MD
Medical Treatments Expert drugs.about.com

“…It is not clear if stopping or taking a break from the medication is appropriate. Some doctors are concerned that over time, Fosamax could lead to brittle bones, but this has not been proven…”

=>NOT TAKE?

The Truth About Your Osteopenia Treatment saveourbones.com
“…For example, bone health expert Steve Cummings, MD, a professor at the San Francisco School of Medicine (University of California), says that there was neither real medical basis for developing a unique term such as “Osteopenia” nor to choosing the arbitrary T-score number for its diagnosis. He comments that “Osteopenia is not a disease, does not indicate a high risk of fracture in the next five to ten years, and is really almost a variant of normal. What I tell women in their 50s is that having Osteopenia means their bones are different than those of a 25-year-old and I note that there are probably many things about them that differ from when they were 25”. This is truly a breath of fresh air and gives me hope for the future!..

…“If you are looking for a short-term osteoporosis ‘quick-fix’ and still want to take a chance with Boniva, please note that you are risking the following side effects, many of which may be irreversible: nausea, abdominal pain, flatulence, diarrhea, severe constipation, inflammation and ulceration of the esophagus, chest pain, heartburn, difficulty swallowing, skin rash, eye problems including vision loss and blurred vision, generalized pain of the muscles, joints, and/or bones, decreased mobility of joints, blood clotting disorders, anemia, dental problems, numbness, tight muscles in the face, seizures, irritability and unusual thoughts and behaviors, altered taste, atrial fibrillation, jaw pain, osteonecrosis of the jaw…

Linda Creech November 1, 2015, 6:09 pm-“I have only used it twice. But I have had red rashes and some like water blisters come all over my legs. Also, I have noticed pain in my arm muscles and keeps me up at nights. It really scares me and I am determined that I am not going to take it anymore. I will just start taking Vitamin D and maybe drinking mild more. I am 65 and it may be too late, but it is my body and to tell the truth doctors and pharmecutical plants are all in it together. I know it will tick my doctor off but it’s my body and I do believe God will take care of me.”

Lisa October 13, 2015, 6:48 pm “My daughter is only 26 and has severe osteoporosis with a compression fracture already. Rheumatologist started her on boniva iv. She had first dose yesterday. Today she has severe muscle and bone pain, headache with severe neck pain. Fever. We questioned that she is not post menopausal , but dr assured us it’s ok
I do not think we will dose again.

Kathy June 9, 2015, 8:03 pm-“I was just diagnosed with osteoperosis and before my Doc even called me my drugstore called me to let me know that a RX was filled and ready for pick-up. Well I went and got it and the pharmacist started telling me about how to take this drug. Well when I got to work I read the pamphlet and looked it up on line. I do not like the side effects at all!! I’m scared to death to take this crap. Mine is the generic for Fosimax. But looks like it’s all the same stuff with all of the dangers that go with it. What is one to do? Think I will go to the vitamin store and talk with someone there who is knowlegable about this. I’d rather try a different approach…

Good news and bad news for osteoporosis patients taking Boniva emaxhealth.com
“…Boniva does have some side-effects. The most commonly observed adverse reactions are: back pain, indigestion (dyspepsia), pain in the arms and legs, diarrhea, headache, and muscle pain (myalgia). Many individuals on the medication endure these side effects, because they only have to suffer through them once a month. In addition to unpleasant side-effects, bisphosphonates have come under scrutiny because of reported cases of typical fractures of the femur (thigh bone) and jaw…”

Osteoporosis drweil.com
“..A final concern is that many women can’t tolerate the side effects of the popular drugs Fosamax, Actonel and Boniva, which are all varieties of bisphosphonates. Irritation of the stomach and esophagus is the most common reported problem, but some oral surgeons and dentists have begun to report a more serious concern in a sub-group of their patients: jaw necrosis, the death of the jawbone. This warrants further study…”

Exercises

Osteoporosis: Natural Remedies, Diet, & Weight-bearing Exercise – Part 3 of 3 (8-23-13), from youtube.com
“Dr. Lisa Lilienfield discusses natural ways to prevent osteoporosis and increase bone strength. Taking prescription medications can cause troublesome side effects in some patients, so Dr. Lisa recommends weight-bearing exercise, such as yoga, a “bone-healthy” diet and various nutritional supplements. Dr. Lisa Lilienfield specializes in women’s health and sports medicine at the Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine in McLean, VA.”

What Is Weight Bearing Exercise For Osteopenia – YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtFn8-YG8wM
“.. Popular forms of weight bearing exercise include walking. The weight bearing exercise for better balance program ncbi. Swimming and biking 29 sep 2016 the weight bearing exercise for better balance program improves strength in osteopenia a randomized controlled trial. Big heavy squats can help treat and prevent osteoporosis weightbearing exercise for women girls orthoinfo aaos. Weight bearing exercises for osteopenia. Note if you have osteopenia exercise treatment research, practical information, tips. For example brisk walking, jogging, skipping, the spine strengthener exercise is a great way to strengthen muscles get on road reversing osteoporosis and osteopenia; Regain youthful but i need weight bearing exercises do not know which ones are good safe use. Livestrong
weight bearing exercise 8 workouts for strong bones webmd osteoporosis features url? Q webcache. Jogging 8 feb 2011 an easy program of weight bearing exercises helps you build new bone especially if you’re over 60 or have osteoporosis, osteopenia (mild there are two types osteoporosis that important for building and maintaining density muscle strengthening 30 oct 2014 in the range, a limit dumbbells my strength training exercise classes, i participants consult with on spinal column exercises..”

*see Fitness: “Safety” & Best Tips (Properly) When Running, Jogging, and/or Walking Outdoors goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

-Resistance Training
*see Fitness: Various Resistance Training Exercises goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Osteoporosis Weight-bearing Exercises to Prevent Bone-loss – YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTS7R3Zsu2Q
*lunges with weights (exhale and inhale) 8-12 repetitions, single leg dead lift, etc..

Resistance Band Training for Osteoporosis Prevention Intro … – YouTube

Weight Training and Osteoporosis • 8 Gym Exercises – YouTube

Strength Training for Osteoporosis – YouTube

-Posture
*see Fitness: How to reverse common Abnormal Postures? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Top 3 Exercises for Osteoporosis or Osteopenia (Bone Loss) – YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKHj7Ec1MsI
*lunges, wall pushups-knee pushups, camel , etc…

Osteoporosis Exercises for Spine Strength and Posture – YouTube

-Plyometrics
*see Fitness: Various Plyometric Training Exercises goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Squat Jumps – YouTube

Osteoporosis Exercise Tips: Jumping in Place

Torn Knee
*see Medical: Knee Dislocation-Causes, treatment, healing, etc…? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Meniscus Tear Treatment, A Holistic Approach thekneepainguru.com
“..While most people think that the answer to a meniscus tear treatment is surgery, a lot of the time arthroscopic surgery may not be necessary. Surprisingly enough, our bodies have the capability to repair torn cartilage if you have suffered an injury to the knee.
Meniscus Tear First Step

The first step in attempting to repair a meniscus tear is to provide your body with the proper nutrients it needs to reduce inflammation and mend the torn cartilage. Some foods, however, make the healing process much harder…

When you eat foods that are difficult for your body to digest, you stomach actually has an allergic reaction to the food, causing inflammation in your gut. These types of pro-inflammation foods, like foods that are high in Omega-6 fats like sunflower, peanut, and soybean oils should be avoided. Foods high in trans-fats, refined carbohydrates, and these Omega-6 fats are hard for your stomach to digest and can cause the gut inflammation that will slow down the healing process in your knee……
There are also certain foods that help your body reduce inflammation. Fruits and vegetables, especially those high in antioxidants and good Omega-3 fats like avocados work to reduce inflammation in the body…”

Can You Heal a Knee Injury Naturally? I Did! May 12, 2016 wendypolisi.com
“..Other Things I Use On a Regular Basis

Turmeric: The curcumin contained in turmeric is can help to reduce going pain and swelling. Long-term studies have shown that it can reduce blood levels of inflammatory chemicals.

Ginger Extract: Ginger is a great way to decrease pain and inflammation. I take 250mg of ginger extract four times a day to help with knee pain.

Glucosamine Sulfate: This is found naturally in the fluid around the joints. It can help to rebuild lost cartilages and prevent the breakdown of cartilage and fluid in joints.

Epsom Salts: I use Epsom salt baths on a regular basis to help to relax tight muscles. It has detoxifying powers which can work to ease joint pain. Try two cups of Epsom salts in a warm bath.

Arnica: Arnica has anti-inflammatory compounds as well as a compound called helenin which is a natural analgesic…

Reverse

How to reverse osteoporosis and increase bone density naturally – Dr. Cammisa

You Can Reverse Osteoporosis Naturally
https://youtu.be/r12Ho5ifU70
“..Published on May 18, 2012

Believe that you can increase your bone strength – http://www.thetruthaboutosteoporosis.com

If you already have osteoporosis, or are at risk of developing it, the good news is there are ways you can reverse or prevent osteoporosis naturally. It’s not an irreversible condition, as you may have been led to believe.

Choose to adopt proven, natural methods of reversing osteoporosis.

• Be sure to get your daily dose of vitamin D. The best way to achieve this is by spending 15-20 minutes outdoors in the sun (without sunscreen) a few days a week. If you do this in conjunction with outdoor activities such as jogging, biking, gardening, or even just walking your dog, it will be easier for you to reach this goal. So combine your daily sun exposure with an equally important and fun outdoor activity.

• Exercise daily. Cliché or not, this remains one of the most important things to include in your daily routine… not just to reverse osteoporosis naturally, but also to maintain general health and to feel great. Physical exercise is important for everybody, but from middle-age on, it is no longer an option… it’s a necessity. Without exercise we will stiffen up and experience pain. You don’t need to engage in full-on sports to have a beneficial work out. Any form of exercise will do, just do it for a minimum of 15 minutes each day. Even little children need to learn to be active for at least some portion of each day to set themselves up for a healthy life… so include some active, preferably outdoor play time each day.

• Vitamin K is also another very important component in bone building. Deficiency in this component can lead to bone fractures and loss of bone density. In one study (Calcif Tissue Int, 2003; 73: 21-6), patients who had been taking both vitamin D and vitamin K over a course of three years had less bone loss than those taking either a placebo with vitamin D, or vitamin D alone.

• Magnesium is an important mineral in helping to reverse osteoporosis naturally. It helps the bone withstand impact, thereby reducing the likelihood of fractures. It also plays a significant role in maintaining optimum levels of calcium within the body. With an insufficient supply of magnesium, as well as other trace minerals, excessive calcium in the body will not be deposited in the bones, but rather on the walls of arteries, which can lead to other medical conditions…”

*spend 10-20 minutes outside in the sun daily, exercise daily , etc..

HOW TO REVERSE OSTEOPOROSIS IN 6 MONTHS – Increase bone density by Amitabh Pandit
https://youtu.be/Dpts_J9BFZY
“..Published on Mar 25, 2015

This has been a long awaited video I personally wanted to upload. First I wanted to see the results myself whether these foods did actually work. Reversing osteoporosis takes time. Calcium has to be digested and absorbed by the cells to finally show up in the skeletal system and teeth. Having proved to myself Osteoporosis can be reversed. It is not incurable. It does not matter whether you have it in your your family history. It does not matter whether you have got your hysterectomy done and that your hormones are not going to assimilate calcium. The calcium from the egg shell would be 100% absorbed. The body intrinsically recognises it as natural calcium and laps it up.

Whether you are a teenager with premature osteoporosis, a post menopausal female, or plain wanting to increase your bone density to prevent the disorder later in life. You can just follow the foods given in this video and check the results yourself with BMD – DeXa scans. Do a test first and then start the regime. Follow up with a test after a year and see for yourself the miracle of the right foods.

Read complete blog post: http://amitabhpandit.tumblr.com/post/…

Amitabh Pandit is the nutrition guide to kids, teens and adults. He is a regular contributor to News Dailies like Hindustan Times and Times of India. He is the author of three international bestsellers and one national bestseller on nutrition…”

HEALING

-Bible

What Does the Bible Say About Bones? – OpenBible.info

Karen’s Testimony – Cartilage in knee restored and healed hips and pinched nerve

Just got this video shared by “silentclairty” (chat profile name)…

7. The Acid / Akaline Balance, Barbara O’Neill from youtube.com
“Published on Aug 11, 2015

7. The Acid / Akaline Balance, Barbara O’Neill

This presentation is talks about acidic and akaline foods to the body, great for those also suffering from Arthritis or Gout too…

Aging

-Arthritis
*see Health: How to deal with arthritis as one ages? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

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Health: Alternatives to “processed” sugar for your “sweet tooth”?

Ever heard of the nursery rhyme…

“…What are little girls made of?
Sugar and spice, and everything nice,..”
-from askville.amazon.com

Well, I hope girls are not made of the “processed” sugar if you know what it really is made of…

Types of Sugars

Are there good and bad sugars? bbc.co.uk
“..We once primarily ate sugars that naturally occurred in fruit and vegetables, but research suggests that added sugar is now the main source of sugar in our diets. The problem with added sugar is that it is not bound up with other nutrients, such as fibre. The WHO uses the term ‘free sugars’ to describe free-floating sugars that are instantly absorbed by the digestive system. All sugar that is added to our food is classified as ‘free sugars’. A concern with free sugars is that they make it easy to eat excess calories; you may drink a can of soft drink but you would not eat four apples because the fibre in the apples makes you feel full. Free sugars are not necessary for a balanced diet. ..”

Natural Sugars vs Refined Sugars – YouTube

Good Sugar, Bad Sugar: Is Sugar Dangerous? – Everyday Detox – BEXLIFE

Bio Chemistry

Carbohydrates – naming and classification Created by Ryan Scott Patton. khanacademy.org
*see Fischer projections | Chemical processes | MCAT | Khan Academy from youtube.com

Biochemistry of Carbohydrates

Types

What is Carbohydrate (Sugars)? Basics
https://youtu.be/pXNWvjj-gvQ
*see Health: Nutrition-Macronutrients goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

saccharide play merriam-webster.com
“..a monosaccharide sugar or combination of sugars :carbohydrate..”

Types of Sugar ivyroses.com

There are several types of sugar. This page mentions some specific sugars but concentrates on the main categories of sugars (monosaccharides and disaccharides) and the relationship between these and certain larger carbohydrates.

Nutritional Value of Sugar – The Canadian Sugar Institute sugar.ca

“… What’s the difference between simple and complex carbohydrates?

The term ‘complex carbohydrates’ is commonly used to describe starches or fibre and ‘simple carbohydrates’ is often used to describe sugars. However, these terms are not useful for comparing the health effects of different carbohydrates. It was once thought that simple carbohydrates (sugars) raised blood sugar levels quickly and complex carbohydrates caused a more desirable slower rise. However, research on the glycemic index (GI) reveals that the opposite can be true. For example, table sugar (sucrose) raises blood sugar slower than some starchy foods like mashed potatoes, white bread or corn flakes. In fact, a report by the World Health Organization and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations advises against using the term “complex carbohydrates”. It’s best to describe carbohydrates according to their common chemical name; e.g., starch, sucrose, glucose, etc…”

Sources and types of carbohydrates and sugars srasanz.org
*see chart

“..The classification of carbohydrates is most commonly based on chemical structure, with the three most commonly known groups being monosaccharides, disaccharides and polysaccharides. ..”

Types of Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates – Classification – Chemistry@Elmhurst – Elmhurst College chemistry.elmhurst.edu
*great chart (includes ribose)
Monosaccharides
“.. Ribose and Deoxyribose are found in the backbone structure of RNA and DNA, respectively…”

Types of Carbohydrates sparknotes.com
“Carbohydrates are among the most abundant compounds on earth. They are normally broken down into five major classifications of carbohydrates:

Monosaccharides
*(“simple sugars”)

“The common monosaccharides are glucose, fructose, and galactose. Each simple sugar has a cyclic structure and is composed of carbon,…

Disaccharides

…are commonly found in nature as sucrose…,


(e.g. table sugar)

“, lactose….


Milk Composition
Lactose
ansci.illinois.edu
“..is a disaccharide composed of the monosaccharides D-glucose and D-galactose, joined in a ß-1,4-glycosidic linkage. The chemical name for lactose is 4-0-ß-D-galactopyranosyl-D-glucopyranose. It is essentially unique to milk, although it has been identified in the fruit of certain plants. Of the mammalian species where information is available, only some marsupials have an alternative sugar other than lactose, and those sugars are generally trisaccharides of glucose and galactose. Lactose plays a major role in milk synthesis. It is the major osmole in milk and the process of synthesis of lactose is responsible for drawing water into the milk as it is being formed in the mammary epithelial cells. Because of the close relationship between lactose synthesis and the amount of water drawn into milk, lactose content is the least variable component of milk…”
8 surprising sources of lactose Jackie Middleton besthealthmag.ca
Avoiding lactose may not be as easy as you think
List of Foods to Avoid for Lactose Intolerance healthyeating.sfgate.com
6 Dairy Foods That Don’t Affect Lactose Intolerance By Kasandra Brabaw prevention.com
Which foods contain the most lactose? April 07, 2016 | Green Valley Organics greenvalleylactosefree.com
“.. Some examples of high-lactose foods include ice cream, soft-serve frozen yogurt, ricotta cheese, protein powders, energy bars, puddings/custards and dulce de leche…
There are also a variety of foods with “hidden” sources of lactose: these can include baked goods such as breads, waffles or pancakes as well as salad dressings, potato chips and margarine. Lactose is also sometimes added as a processing aid in the production of processed meats including bacon, hot dogs or deli meats. ..”

Is Milk Bad for You? Diabetes and Milk diabetesselfmanagement.com
“..Milk protein linked to Type 1 diabetes?
There are four different types of casein proteins, called alpha-S1, alpha-S2, beta, and kappa caseins. Other milk proteins are called “whey” proteins.

A variant of beta-casein known as A1 beta-casein has been implicated in causing Type 1 diabetes. In genetically vulnerable children, A1 beta-casein may set off an immune response that later turns against the beta cells in the pancreas.

Children who drink cow milk have been found more likely to develop Type 1 later on. Other scientists say this evidence is weak and the studies were flawed. I think children should be kept off cow’s milk formulas at least until their first birthday…’

… and maltose
[a crystalline dextrorotatory fermentable sugar C12H22O11 formed especially from starch by amylase ]
*two glucose molecultes
“… They are formed by a condensation reaction where one molecule of water condenses or is released during the joining of two monosaccharides. The type of bond that is formed between the two sugars is called a glycosidic bond….

…These large structures (Olig & Poly) are responsible for the storage of glucose and other sugars in plants and animals. …

Oligosaccharides

.. are raffinose and stachyose. Composed of repeating units of galactose, glucose and fructose, these oligosaccharides are of nutritional importance because they are found in beans and legumes. Because of their unique glycosidic bonds, raffinose and stachyose cannot be broken down into their simple sugars. Therefore, they cannot be absorbed by the small intestine and are often metabolized by bacteria in the large intestine to form unwanted gaseous byproducts. ..

Polysaccharides

*starch
In Which Foods Are Polysaccharides Found? by RACHEL NALL Last Updated: Jan 09, 2014 livestrong.com
“..One example of a polysaccharide found in foods is starch. This is the main carbohydrate source for plant seeds and tubers, or vegetables that grow in the ground. Starch food sources often are referred to as “starchy carbohydrates” and include foods like corn, potatoes and rice. Other examples include bread, cereal and pasta. These foods are the most common form of carbohydrates in your diet, comprising an estimated one-third of the foods you eat. The body breaks starches down into glucose, which helps to give you energy…”

Naturally, they allow for the storage of large quantities of glucose. Starch is the major storage form of carbohydrate in plants and has two different types: amylose and amylopectin. Although digestible alpha glycoisidic bonds link both types of starch, each type is unique in their branching of glucose. While amylose is a straight chain polymer, amylopectin is highly branched. These differences account for the fact that amylopectin can form stable starch gels which are able to retain water while amylose is unable to do so. Therefore, amylopectin is often used by manufacturers to produce many different kinds of thick sauces and gravies. Sources of starch include potatoes, beans, bread, pasta, rice and other bread products. ….

Glycogen is stored in the liver and muscle where it is synthesized and degraded depending upon the energy requirements of the body. …

Indigestible forms of polysaccharides are known as dietary fiber and come in many different forms including cellulose..

What is cellulose? Definition, Types, the Use in Foods – Nutrients Review nutrientsreview.com
“…
Cereals: whole grain wheat, barley, oats, cereal bran, bulgur, quinoa, cornmeal, brown rice
Cabbage family of vegetables, for example, arugula, bok choy, Brussel’s sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, kale, kohlrabi, mustard greens, radishes, rutabaga, Swiss chard, turnips, turnip greens and watercress
Fruits: avocado, berries, apples and pears with skins
Legumes: peas, chickpeas, beans, lentils
Nuts
Potatoes with skins
Seeds: pumpkin, sunflower and

… chia seeds with hulls
..”

“..
, hemicellulose, pectin, gum and mucilage. Cellulose is by far the most abundant biochemical compound on the earth …

Nucleotides

..of importance are found in nucleotides such as deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and ribonucleic acid (RNA). Both RNA and DNA are five sided cyclic sugars; however, RNA has one more hydroxyl group than DNA. Glucose-6-phosphate, an intermediate in the breakdown of glucose for energy, can be used for the synthesis of these compounds. …

Heteropolysaccharides | The Biochemistry Questions Site biochemistryquestions.wordpress.com
“..As discussed in a former post Polysaccharides are carbohydrates formed by more than 9 monosaccharides linked by glycosidic bonds.

When they are formed by the same kind of monosaccharides, they are called homopolysaccharides, like starch, glycogen and cellulose, formed each of them by hundreds of molecules of glucose linked by glycosidic linkages. ..”

“..

Functions of Carbohydrates

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Carbohydrates have six major functions within the body:

Providing energy and regulation of blood glucose
Sparing the use of proteins for energy
Breakdown of fatty acids and preventing ketosis
Biological recognition processes
Flavor and Sweeteners
Dietary fiber

Glucose is the only sugar used by the body to provide energy for its tissues. Therefore, all digestible polysaccharides, disaccharides, and monosaccharides must eventually be converted into glucose or a metabolite of glucose by various liver enzymes. Because of its significant importance to proper cellular function, blood glucose levels must be kept relatively constant. …

During periods of food consumption, pancreatic beta cells sense the rise in blood glucose and begin to secrete the hormone insulin. Insulin binds to many cells in the body having appropriate receptors for the peptide hormone and causes a general uptake in cellular glucose. In the liver, insulin causes the uptake of glucose as well as the synthesis of glycogen, a glucose storage polymer. In this way, the liver is able to remove excessive levels of blood glucose through the action of insulin.
*see Medical: Endocrine System goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

In contrast, the hormone glucagons is secreted into the bloodstream by pancreatic alpha cells upon sensing falling levels of blood glucose. Upon binding to targeted cells such as skeletal muscle and brain cells, glucagon acts to decrease the amount of glucose in the bloodstream. This hormone inhibits the uptake of glucose by muscle and other cells and promotes the breakdown of glycogen in the liver in order to release glucose into the blood. Glucagon also promotes gluconeogenesis, a process involving the synthesis of glucose from amino acid precursors. Through the effects of both glucagon and insulin, blood glucose can usually be regulated in concentrations between 70 and 115mg/100 ml of blood.

Other hormones of importance in glucose regulation are epinephrine and cortisol. Both hormones are secreted from the adrenal glands, however, epinephrine mimics the effects of glucagon while cortisol mobilizes glucose during periods of emotional stress or exercise. …

-Fasting
“…it only stores enough for a twenty-four hour period of fasting. After twenty four hours, the tissues in the body that preferentially rely on glucose, particularly the brain and skeletal muscle, must seek an alternative energy source. During fasting periods, when the insulin to glucagons ratio is low, adipose tissue begins to release fatty acids into the bloodstream. Fatty acids are long hydrocarbon chains consisting of single carboxylic acid group and are not very soluble in water. Skeletal muscle begins to use fatty acids for energy during resting conditions; however, the brain cannot afford the same luxury. Fatty acids are too long and bulky to cross the blood-brain barrier. Therefore, proteins from various body tissues are broken down into amino acids and used by the liver to produce glucose for the brain and muscle. This process is known as gluconeogenesis or “the production of new glucose.” If fasting is prolonged for more than a day, the body enters a state called ketosis. Ketosis comes from the root word ketones and indicates a carbon atom with two side groups bonded to an oxygen atom. Ketones are produced when there is no longer enough oxaloacetate in the mitochondria of cells to condense with acetyl CoA formed from fatty acids. Oxaloacetate is a four-carbon compound that begins the first reaction of the Krebs Cycle, a cycle containing a series of reactions that produces high-energy species to eventually be used to produce energy for the cell. Since oxaloacetate is formed from pyruvate (a metabolite of glucose), a certain level of carbohydrate is required in order to burn fats. Otherwise, fatty acids cannot be completely broken down and ketones will be produced. ..”

..To prevent these ketotic symptoms, it is recommended that the average person consume at least 50 to 100g of carbohydrates per day. ..

Flavor and Sweeteners

Receptors located at the tip of the tongue bind to tiny bits of carbohydrates and send what humans perceive as a “sweet” signal to the brain. However, different sugars vary in sweetness. For example, fructose is almost twice as sweet as sucrose and sucrose is approximately 30% sweeter than glucose.

Sweeteners can be classified as either nutritive or alternative. Nutritive sweeteners have all been mentioned before and include sucrose, glucose, fructose, high fructose corn syrup, and lactose. These types of sweeteners not only impart flavor to the food, but can also be metabolized for energy. In contrast, alternative sweeteners provide no food energy and include saccharin, cyclamate, aspartame, and acesulfame. Controversy over saccharin and cyclamate as artificial sweeteners still exists but aspartame and acesulfame are used extensively in many foods in the United States. Aspartame and acesulfame are both hundreds of times sweeter than sucrose but only acesulfame is able to be used in baked goods since it is much more stable than aspartame when heated. …”

Foods

What Are the Different Types of Sugar? – The Sugar Association .sugar.org
7 types of sugar – which is healthier? foodwatch.com.au
“…Last week on the radio, the announcer asked me if there was a ‘good’ sugar – one that would satisfy her sweet tooth but that was ‘healthier’ than regular white sugar. She figured if there were ‘good’ carbs and ‘bad’ carbs there must be some sugars that would get the nod of approval from nutritionists.

So I thought it might be helpful to list the many different types of sugar and whether they’re any healthier for you or not (spoiler: there’s not much between them). Here’s my run-down of the 7 key types of sugar:..”

The 56 Most Common Names for Sugar (Some are Tricky) healthline.com

Bad?

*see Health: How to “fight” Diabetes? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Sugar Facts and Myths: Why Sugar is Bad for You
Expose on why refined sugar is bad for you. Fred Rohe covers the facts and myths associated with the use of sugar in our diets.
By Fred Rohe
September/October 1971 motherearthnews.com
“…No Organic Merchant sells white sugar or any products containing white sugar because it is a foodless food. It is 99.96% sucrose and when taken into the human body in this form is potentially dangerous. It is touted as an energy food, but such sugar myths are propaganda and is misleading for there is ample evidence that white sugar robs the body of B vitamins, disrupts calcium metabolism and has a deleterious effect on the nervous system. This is why processed sugar is bad for you…”

10 Disturbing Reasons Why Sugar is Bad For You
By Kris Gunnars | 761,104
views authoritynutrition.com
“…It can have harmful effects on metabolism and contribute to all sorts of diseases.

Here are 10 disturbing reasons why you should avoid added sugar like the plague.

1. Added Sugar Contains No Essential Nutrients and is Bad For Your Teeth
2. Added Sugar is High in Fructose, Which Can Overload Your Liver…..
4. Sugar Can Cause Insulin Resistance, a Stepping Stone Towards Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes

6. Sugar Can Give You Cancer….

8. Because it Causes Massive Dopamine Release in The Brain, Sugar is Highly Addictive…
10. It Ain’t The Fat… It’s SUGAR That Raises Your Cholesterol and Gives You Heart Disease…

Why Sugar is Worse than Darth Vader
By Steve on June 17, 2013 nerdfitness.com
“Highly addictive, horribly debilitating, unfortunately pervasive, and freaking delicious.

If I had to point to ONE culprit to our country’s expanding waistlines and rapidly deteriorating health, it would be sugar. The amount of havoc sugar and sugar substitutes have wreaked on our nation is horribly depressing. Fear not, as I’ve come up with the perfect solution!

Eat less sugar if you want to live longer.

The end.

Just kidding, there’s so much more to this story than that….”
Sugar: Startling Facts About How It’s Made
Author: Gloria Tsang, RD
Written By Gloria Tsang, RD on Jan 03, 2013 vancouver.healthcastle.com

I recommend honey to “sweeten” that “sweet tooth” if you have that craving..

http://manukadoctorhoney.com/Manuka Doctor Active Manuka Honey harnesses nature’s essence and delivers it right to you. Manuka Doctor Honey is the finest quality Manuka Honey naturally and responsibly sourced in New Zealand. BUY Onlinehttp://www.vitacost.com/manuka-doctor-bio-active-10-manuka-honey-8-75-oz-1?csrc=GPF-PA-Food%20%26%20Beverages-852469004309&ci_gpa=pla_with_promotion&ci_kw=&ci_src=17588969&ci_sku=852469004309&gclid=CO76iIr55MYCFZKBaQodXZ0HiAhttp://www.amazon.com/Manuka-Doctor-Active-Honey-Pound/dp/B00AAVJSUC

Movie

=>Documentary

That Sugar Film: Home thatsugarfilm.com

That Sugar Film – Official Trailer – YouTube

That Sugar Film 2014

The bittersweet truth in That Sugar Film

Why Sugar Is Bad for You – “Secret Sugar” | Damon Gameau “That Sugar Film”

The I Quit Sugar story.
iquitsugar.com
“..In January 2011, journalist, author and entrepreneur Sarah Wilson quit sugar. It started as an experiment, but her energy, skin and wellness improved so much, she just kept going. And going. And feeling better and better. From this journey, I Quit Sugar was born.
..”

Sarah Wilson – ‘I Quit Sugar’

I QUIT SUGAR by Sarah Wilson – YouTube

WHY Sugar is as Bad as Alcohol (Fructose, The Liver Toxin)

Others:

Five Best Sugar Substitutes

Top 10…alternatives to sugar Mark Briggs theecologist.org

Want to give up sugar while still indulging your sweet tooth? Mark Briggs rounds up 10 natural alternatives

“…So how can you avoid sugar and its synthetic substitutes without giving up sweet stuff all together? Try some of these natural alternatives on for size…

Stevia

Xylitol

Coconut Sugar

Date Sugar

Honey

The Health Benefits of HoneyWhether against sore throats, infected wounds, or upset digestion, the health benefits of honey have been demonstrated time and time again.By Nancy EischenFebruary/March 1999http://www.motherearthnews.com/natural-health/health-benefits-of-honey-zmaz99fmzraw.aspx

Maple Syrup

Fruit juice

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Molasses

Brown Rice Syrup

Barley Malt Syrup

…”

Five Best Sugar Substitutes


“Published on Dec 23, 2014

http://draxe.com/

Today I’m going to share my top five sugar replacements. Many people are over-consuming high fructose corn syrup and processed sugars so I’m going to go over my top five sweeteners that you can easily replace them with. Although these sweeteners may benefit your health and are better than processed sugar, I would recommend consuming these them in moderation.

1. Pure raw honey is great because it contains amino acids, electrolytes, antioxidants, and antimicrobial compounds, which can support your overall health. Honey also helps reduce allergy symptoms, is used as a natural medicine to help heal a wound, and is my most used natural sweetener.

2. Stevia. If you have blood sugar issues, are overweight, or have diabetes, then stevia may be the best sweetener for you. Stevia is a no calorie, all natural sweetener that comes from a leaf of a flowering plant. Make sure you get the green leaf stevia by sweet leaf brand.

3. Dates are great because they are high in fiber, potassium, minerals, and vitamins. The fiber in dates actually slows down sugar absorption in your body.

http://saudiarabiadates.com/

4. Coconut sugar. Organic, unrefined, coconut palm sugar is great for baking because it has the equal comparison of 1 cup to 1 cup of regular sugar in a lot of recipes. It’s full of potassium, electrolytes, nutrients, and has a lower glycemic index.

5. 100% organic, Grade B, maple syrup is another great sweetener to use in recipes.

The majority of regular sugar used is from GMO beets and corn, which is highly toxic to the body. Instead, try incorporating these five natural sugar substitutes to satisfy your sweet tooth while you’re taking your health to the next level.”

Sugar Cane

Is Real Cane Sugar Healthier Than Other Sweeteners?
09/30/2013 bestfoodfacts.org
Organic Cane Sugar vs Other Sweeteners: How They Measure Up, Part 1 smartypantsvitamins.com
“..Organic cane sugar is unrefined sugar minus the cancer-causing and environmentally damaging pesticides present in conventionally grown sugarcane. Compared to white sugar, organic cane sugar has the full-bodied taste of sugarcane and is much less processed, retaining a lot of the nutrients present in cane juice. Unrefined cane sugar contains 17 amino acids, 11 minerals, and 6 vitamins, including antioxidants that may help reverse oxidative damage. It is made up of sucrose, fructose, and glucose. Table sugar is just sucrose and calories, plus traces of chemicals utilized in the refining process such as lime, sulphur dioxide, and phosphoric acid. Organic cane sugar is not like brown sugar, which is white sugar with molasses thrown back in…

The American Heart Association recommends that men do not exceed their daily limit of 9 teaspoons (about 150 calories) of extrinsic sugar. Women on the other hand should not consume more than 6 teaspoons (100 calories) of added sugar a day…”

Addictive?

How Sugar Hijacks Your Brain And Makes You Addicted healthline.com

“..When we eat foods that contain a lot of sugar, a massive amount of dopamine is released in an area of the brain called the Nucleus Accumbens.

When we eat these foods often and in large amounts, the dopamine receptors start to down-regulate. Now there are fewer receptors for the dopamine…”

Any other “healthier” alternatives to “sweeten” your tooth?

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Health: How to “fight” the flu?

I’ve rarely catch the flu and when I do, I do all these “home remedies” to fight it without any prescription meds (e.g. Tami Flu). I average “one” or “no” flu a season. I never had to get a vaccination at all…maybe as a kid, but never as an adult. In fact, this past winter season, I didn’t catch it all! I decided to do a blog on this topic today after chatting with someone that has it, which I asked her ..during the summer!? I did this to give her some “natural” remedies to fight this…

CAUSES

What are the causes of the flu (influenza)?
The flu (influenza) viruses
.medicinenet.com
“…influenza viruses cause the flu and are divided into three types, designated A, B, and C. Influenza types A and B are responsible for epidemics of respiratory illness that occur almost every winter and are often associated with increased rates of hospitalization and death. Influenza type C differs from types A and B in some important ways. Type C infection usually causes either a very mild respiratory illness or no symptoms at all; it does not cause epidemics and does not have the severe public-health impact of influenza types A and B. Efforts to control the impact of influenza are aimed at types A and B, and the remainder of this discussion will be devoted only to these two types….”
Flu Attack! How a Virus Invades Your Body
January 06, 2014 articles.mercola.com
https://youtu.be/Rpj0emEGShQ

“… The video above gives a wonderfully clear illustration of what happens when someone nearby you sneezes… and you end up inhaling the virus. It’s said that a single sneeze may produce up to 40,000 droplets, which may leave your mouth at speeds of more than 200 miles per hour.1 While some of the heavier droplets will fall to the floor, others remain airborne and are quickly circulated around the room. If the droplet is infected with a virus, and you inhale it, the video shows how a single virus can quickly begin producing millions of copies within your cells.

It’s a frightening prospect, until you realize that your body has more than 1 trillion cells – making 1 million viruses a mere drop in the bucket.

Also important, your body is equipped with its own highly effective defense system – your immune system – that starts killing viruses almost as quickly as they are produced. As long as your immune system can stay one step ahead of the virus, you’ll feel better again quickly… and in some cases may not even know you were “sick.”
…”

-Vaccination?
*see Neutral Perspective: Vaccinations are safe and NOT? goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com

Can the flu vaccine cause the flu?
Elizabeth Weise and Liz Szabo, USA TODAY 10:55 a.m. EST January 15, 2013 usatoday.com

Ever got the flu from being vaccinated? What are your thoughts on this controversial topic? Why do you get vaccinated? Why don’t you get vaccinated?

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PREVENTION

-Home

8 Ways to Help Your Family Stay Healthy When Someone’s Sick, everydayhealth.com
“…5. Disinfect ASAP. Germs can live on surfaces for up to 24 hours. “Wipe down all surfaces in the house where germs can live, including telephones, computer keyboards, and counter surfaces, with a disinfectant,” Horovitz suggests. Also be sure to wash forks, spoons, knives, and other utensils thoroughly to help prevent spreading germs from one person to another.
…”

70 Tips for Cleaning Your House after the Kids are Sick, backupcare.org
“….How Do You Clean Your Home After Recovering from a Cold? After cleaning surfaces make sure you open up the windows to get some fresh air inside.
..”

Sal: I “try” do this regularly in my home to recycle the air after long winters of the constant period of closing the widows. I recommend opening windows (shut off the heat) during the “warmest” days of the winter).

Best And Worst Natural Cold And Flu Remedies December 12, 2013 prevention.com
Find out which immune-boosting supplements really help—and which are just hype
“..Flu shots, hand washing, healthy eating, and regular exercise are the best ways to avoid cold and flu. But sometimes even the most scrupulous germphobes and healthy people get sick anyway. While certain natural remedies can help shorten symptoms—or prevent infection entirely—many people waste money on measures that are all hype. Here’s how to know the difference so you can get well faster—without wasting a penny….
Preparing Yourself for the Flu Season Naturally

By Catherine Clinton ND, Clinic of Natural Medicine naturopathic.org
“Each winter the influenza virus wreaks havoc on our ability to work and play. Symptoms of the flu include fever, fatigue, muscle aches, headache, runny nose, cough and stomach symptoms like nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Sometimes a flu virus can come on slowly or it can hit suddenly without much notice. Each year this leads people to wonder how they can prevent themselves and their family from getting the flu. Naturopathic prevention and treatment of the flu virus includes vitamins and minerals, botanical medicine and lifestyle recommendations….

Lifestyle tips for the prevention and treatment of the flu:

Sleep- Maintaining a balanced sleep routine is one way to keep our immune system healthy. Adults need 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night to rejuvenate for the next day. Consistent inadequate sleep lowers the body’s defenses needed for fighting viral infections.

Stress- While stress is a part of everyday life; excessive stress can decrease immune function and make it easier to come down with the flu. Establishing stress management techniques like deep breathing, exercise, yoga or meditation can help ensure that every day stress won’t leave you vulnerable to the flu.

Diet- A diet rich in fruits, vegetables and quality proteins is a foundation for a healthy immune system. Studies have shown that eating a sugary snack or meal can depress the immune system for several hours, creating a window of time during which it is easier to get the flu. Avoiding excessive sugar can keep the immune system working at the level needed to fend off viral infections, like the flu….

Natural Flu & Cold Prevention – An Immune Booster from youtube.com
“..Published on Nov 10, 2013

Legacies Health Centre..”

Cold and Flu Prevention Naturally

TREATMENT

8 Tips to Treat Colds and Flu the ‘Natural’ Way webmd.com
” No. 1: Blow Your Nose Often — and the Right Way
No. 2: Stay Rested
No. 3: Gargle
No. 4: Drink Hot Liquids
No. 5: Take a Steamy Shower
No. 6: Apply Hot or Cold Packs Around Your Congested Sinuses
No. 7: Sleep With an Extra Pillow Under Your Head
No. 8: Don’t Fly Unless Necessary..”

Natural home remedies: Colds and flu, besthealthmag.ca
“..Is it a common cold or the flu? If your symptoms are above the neck—congestion, sore throat, sneezing, coughing—you probably have a cold. If you have all those symptoms plus a fever of 38.8˚C (102˚F) or more, headache, muscle aches, extreme fatigue, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting, you’re more likely to have the flu.
What you can do for colds and flu

• For a sore throat remedy, fill a 250 mL glass with warm water, mix in one teaspoon of salt and gargle away. The salt really does soothe the pain.

• Add a squeeze of lemon juice to a glass of warm water for the more traditional sore throat gargle. This creates an acidic environment that’s hostile to bacteria and viruses.

• Chicken soup is a time-honoured remedy that is tried, tested and true…”

Natural Treatments for Cold and Flu

by Dr. David Williams
Filed Under: Immune Health, Colds and Flu
Last Reviewed 06/08/2015 drdavidwilliams.com
“These all-natural treatment options are some of the best for treating the common cold, flu (including H1N1), and other seasonal illnesses.

Elderberry Extract
Eucalyptus Oil
AHCC
Castor Oil
Zinc Lozenges
Oscillococcinum
Echinacea
Vitamin D
Vitamin C
….

-Foods

10 Foods That Fight Cold and Flu

Honey

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“…Because it coats your throat, it’s a great cold- and flu-friendly sore throat reliever, and its antioxidant and antimicrobial properties help fight infections from viruses, bacteria, and fungi.

Buckwheat honey has the highest antioxidant levels; the clover honey that’s ubiquitous in supermarkets has the least…


Millions of Americans get the cold or flu each year. But you can combat both with a knife and your spice grinder

Fight off the flu with fermented foods, Katie Cavuto, MS, RD, Culinary Nutritionist, Dietitian for the Philadelphia Phillies
Posted: Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 5:30 AM philly.com
“…Fermented Cabbage: Kimchi is a Korean condiment made from fermented cabbage, vegetables, garlic, ginger and lots of spice. It can be found in the refrigerator section of your grocery store or any Asian markets. If you can’t handle the heat of Kimchi, sauerkraut is the solution. Also available in the refrigerator section of your grocer (avoid shelf stable pasteurized versions), sauerkraut is quite simply cabbage that is fermented in brine. Sauerkraut is also a great, inexpensive beginner fermented food you can easily make yourself. All you need is a jar of cabbage and salt. Here is a great recipe to take your through the steps…

-FLUBlog https://goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com/2015/06/21/health-how-to-fight-the-flu/http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/goal-getter-nutrition/Fight-off-the-flu-with-fermented-foods.htmlother ways it helps...http://smu.gs/1A0TvlR

Sal: I have a jar of Kimchee in my fridge during the winter season and I have another jar of sauerkraut “all-year-round” just because I love it (e.g. I add it to pizza, brats, meat sandwiches, tacos, etc..)

-Kids


“…In the event your child comes down with the flu, be as prepared as possible. There are all natural remedies that can provide relief, and many of the items you need to help your little one cope with the flu can be found in your kitchen cupboards, and are free from artificial colors, flavors and chemicals. Read on to learn about 5 all natural flu remedies for babies and kids — and we hope that the flu spares you and your family and that you won’t need to use any of them! …”

Got any other favorite “foods” to fight the flu?

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-Stomach

Stomach Flu Treatment & Survival Guide
By Kate Rope parenting.com
“..The good news is that, while uncomfortable (and, let’s face it, gross), in most kids, a stomach bug is not a serious illness and will resolve on its own after a few days of TLC. Here’s our guide to spotting the symptoms, taking care of your little patient, knowing when to call your doctor and avoiding it altogether…

“As soon as they are feeling a little bit hungry, you can advance to the BRAT diet,” advises Frankowski. That stands for bananas, rice, applesauce, or toast. Plain crackers are fine too. Try one item and give it a little time to see how her system handles it. If it comes right back up or out, it’s too soon to go solid….

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HEALING

-Prayer

Flu: A Prayer for Healing
posted by Mark and Jill beliefnet.com

Flu healed – instantly after prayer (Living a Vision – a supernatural lifestyle)
https://youtu.be/MIrPbc5yMb8
“Published on Apr 26, 2012

This woman asked for prayer as she was feeling quite bad from the flu. After prayer, she felt heat moving through her body and she was healed. Here’s her testimony.”

Healed from Sinusitis!

Gerhard – St. Petersburg, Russia cai.org
“…Rebuke the infection of the sinuses.
Lay hands on your face and order the sinuses to open, and the pus to flow out. Order the sinuses to heal.
Pray for the arms to become the same length (this corrects any twists in the spine) and order the swelling of the sinuses to disappear.
Avoid nicotine (no problem after I became a Christian) and caffeine.
Drinking at least 8 glasses of water will help.
A few hours after this prayer and drinking lots of water, the pus started to stream down my nose and the pressure was released! Praise the Lord – He did it without any needles!..


declare Jesus name for healing | kingintraining kingintraining.wordpress.com/tag/declare-jesus-name-for-healing/
“.. So I did everything I thought of – I commanded any spirits of infirmity to leave me, I came against the sickness in Jesus name, I cast it out my body, but it got progressively worse. The body chills started which led to body pain. I kept running to the bathroom wanting to throw up. I prayed throughout the day for my healing because I did not want to take more time off work! By the time I got home, all I could do was lie in bed and literally cry like a baby from the pain. I could not get up because my dizziness was so severe I kept falling all over the place.

As I lay in bed in tears, it got to the point of me now begging God for healing. “Please Lord, I don’t even know what to pray anymore!”
Suddenly and as clear as day the words “JESUS IS LORD” flashed in my mind. I just went with it. As loudly as I could muster, halfway into my pillow, I declared, “Jesus is Lord… Jesus is Lord…sickness-Jesus is Lord, so get away from me.”

Within twenty minutes I was as right as rain! The dizziness and fever went away and so did the body pain! I was able to eat something for the first time that day. And I had sweet sleep (Proverbs 3:24). It was as if I could feel the illness dissolve…”

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Health: How to “fight” Diabetes?

Ketosis – What is Ketosis, Effects of Ketosis and … – Diabetes.co.uk diabetes.co.uk
Ketosis

High levels of ketosis can be serious High levels of ketosis can be serious

Ketosis is a state the body may find itself in either as a result of raised blood glucose levels or as a part of low carb dieting.

Low levels of ketosis is perfectly normal.

However, high levels of ketosis in the short term can be serious and the long term effects of regular moderate ketosis are only partially known at the moment.

What is ketosis?

Ketosis is a state the body goes into if it needs to break down body fat for energy. The state is marked by raised levels of ketones in the blood which can be used by the body as fuel.

Ketones which are not used for fuel are excreted out of the body via the kidneys and the urine.
..

When does ketosis occur?

Ketosis will take place when the body needs energy and there is not sufficient glucose available for the body.

This can typically happen when the body is lacking insulin and blood glucose levels become high.

Other causes can be the result of being on a low carb diet.

A low level of carbohydrate will lead to low levels of insulin, and therefore the body will produce ketones which do not rely on insulin to get into and fuel the body’s cells.

A further cause of ketosis, less relevant to people with diabetes, is a result of excessive alcohol consumption.
..”

CAUSES

Spotlight on Reversing and Preventing Diabetes:
Treating Type 1, Type 2, and Gestational Diabetes with Superior Nutrition
drfuhrman.com
“…The heavier you are, the greater the risk you will develop type 2 diabetes. Whereas type 1 diabetes is a disease of insulin deficiency, type 2 diabetes typically develops because the body is insulin resistant and requires more insulin than normal. Our body’s cells are fueled by glucose, and insulin acts as a key that allows glucose from the blood to enter our cells. If the pancreas does not produce insulin (as in type 1 diabetes), or the body’s cells no longer respond to insulin (as in type 2 diabetes), glucose remains in the blood instead of being used by the cells, resulting in abnormally high blood glucose, which is harmful to the body….”

What Causes Diabetes & How to Cure it? Read & Learn Tips For Natural Diabetes Cure

What Causes Diabetes – How to Cure Diabetes!

-FOODS
*see Health: Nutrition-Foods to Know About goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Good vs. Bad Carbohydrates
By Diana Rodriguez | Medically reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, MD, MPH everydayhealth.com
“…The most important simple carbohydrates to limit in your diet include:

Soda
Candy
Artificial syrups
Sugar
White rice, white bread, and white pasta
Potatoes (which are technically a complex carb, but act more like simple carbs in the body)
Pastries and desserts
Meyerowitz says that you can enjoy simple carbohydrates on occasion, you just don’t want them to be your primary sources of carbs. And within the simple carb category, there are better choices — a baked potato, white rice, and regular pasta — than others — chips, cakes, pies, and cookies….

The glycemic index of a food basically tells you how quickly and how high your blood sugar will rise after eating the carbohydrate contained in that food, as compared to eating pure sugar. Lower glycemic index foods are healthier for your body, and you will tend to feel full longer after eating them. Most, but not all, complex carbs fall into the low glycemic index category….”

*see Health: Alternatives to “processed” sugar for your “sweet tooth”? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

PREVENTION

(see my previous blog)

12 Ways To Never Get Diabetes-
These simple steps may be all it takes to stay healthy

By THE EDITORS OF PREVENTION.COM DECEMBER 29, 2011 prevention.com
“…
Nearly 25% of Americans are thought to have prediabetes—a condition of slightly elevated blood sugar levels that often develops into diabetes within 10 years—but only 4% of people know it. What’s worse, of those who are aware, less than half really tried to reduce their risk by losing weight, eating less, and exercising more. These are just a few of the good-for-you habits that can reverse prediabetes and ensure you never get the real thing, which can mean a lifetime of drugs and blood sugar monitoring, an increased risk of heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and other scary health threats. Read on for 12 healthy lifestyle habits everyone can start today….”

“Published on Sep 21, 2014
TOP 10 WAYS TO PREVENT DIABETES, Diabetes foods, Type 2 Diabetes, Prevent Type 2 Diabetes, symptoms of Diabetes

“Diabetes can be dangerous, but being more active and making appropriate food choices can significantly delay or even prevent diabetes from developing.”

Here are the top 10 diabetic diet tips :

Diabetes Tip 01: You don’t have to abandon foods you love. Just cut down on portion size and eat slowly. It takes 20 minutes for your stomach to send a signal to your brain that you’re full.

Diabetes Tip 2: Turn off the television and walk with a friend.

Diabetes Tip 3: When eating out, choose steamed veggies or broiled entrees instead of fried foods and cream sauces.
Diabetes Tip 04: Drink water with your meals. Water will fill you up faster and prevent you from overeating.

Diabetes Tip 05: Read food labels. Choose foods with unsaturated fat, and little or no added sugar or salt.

Diabetes Tip 06: Try getting at least one new fruit or vegetable every time you shop for groceries.

Diabetes Tip 07. Every step counts. Take a 10-minute walking break every day. Walking is great exercise and can help relieve stress, too!

Diabetes Tip 08: Eat a variety of whole grains such as 100 percent whole wheat bread, brown rice and oats.

Diabetes Tip 09: Know your family history. Your physician can help you determine hereditary factors that could put you at risk for developing diabetes.

Diabetes Tip 10: Lose a few. Shedding at least 10 pounds by eating fewer calories, eating smaller portions and exercising can significantly reduce your risk of developing diabetes.”

Vaccinations

Diabetes Natural Treatments and Prevention shirleys-wellness-cafe.com

More Vaccines Equal More Diabetes
“In the October 22, 1997 Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice, Classen presented more data further substantiating his findings of a vaccine-diabetes connection. He reported that the incidence of diabetes in Finland was stable in children under 4 years of age until the government made several changes in its childhood vaccination schedule. In 1974, 130,000 children aged 3 months to 4 years were enrolled in a vaccine experimental trial and injected with Hib vaccine or meningococcal vaccine. Then, in 1976, the pertussis vaccine used in Finland was made stronger by adding a second strain of bacteria. During the years 1977 to 1979, there was a 64 percent increase in the incidence of Type 1 diabetes in Finland compared to the years 1970 to 1976…”

-Blood Lab Test

=>Tools

FDA approves first blood sugar monitor without finger pricks By Associated Press September 28, 2017 statnews.com
“U.S. regulators have approved the first continuous blood sugar monitor for diabetics that doesn’t need backup finger prick tests..
Abbott’s device was approved for adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes and should be available in pharmacies within months. The company, based near Chicago, did not disclose the price of the reader or the sensors.

Abbott’s system can’t be used with an insulin pump, a device worn against the skin that allows users to inject insulin as needed, but the company is planning improvements to eventually enable that…”
No More Routine Finger Sticks(1) for Americans with Diabetes: Abbott′s FreeStyle® Libre Approved in the U.S.
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FreeStyle Libre system freestylelibre.us
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New tech to control diabetes symptoms: What you need to know Nov. 7, 2017 at 7:49 AM TODAY today.com
“..

Marking November as National Diabetes Month, NBC News medical contributor Dr. Natalie Azar joins TODAY to explain what you need to know about the latest technology to control the symptoms of a deadly disease that affects some 30 million Americans, including a new needle-less glucose monitoring system. (By TODAY with our sponsor Boehringer Ingelheim)
..”

Living with diabetes blog
By Nancy Klobassa Davidson, R.N. and Peggy Moreland, R.N., C.D.E. May 8, 2013 mayoclinic.org
Know your blood glucose target range

Wow, what a tremendous response to the new diabetes blog. You are showing the huge impact diabetes has on an individual’s life, family, community, and society as a whole. …


This week I would like to talk about the blood glucose target range. What should it be? A normal fasting blood glucose target range for an individual without diabetes is 70-100 mg/dL (3.9-5.6 mmol/L). The American Diabetes Association recommends a fasting plasma glucose level of 70–130 mg/dL (3.9-7.2 mmol/L) and after meals less than 180 mg/dL (10 mmol/L). ..

Checking Your Blood Glucose diabetes.org

‘..What Are the Target Ranges?

Blood glucose targets are individualized based on:

duration of diabetes
age/life expectancy
comorbid conditions
known CVD or advanced microvascular complications
hypoglycemia unawareness
individual patient considerations.

The American Diabetes Association suggests the following targets for most nonpregnant adults with diabetes. More or less stringent glycemic goals may be appropriate for each individual.

A1C: 7%
A1C may also be reported as eAG: 154 mg/dl
Before a meal (preprandial plasma glucose): 80–130 mg/dl
1-2 hours after beginning of the meal (Postprandial plasma glucose)*: Less than 180 mg/dl
…”



What does the test result mean?

“Blood Glucose

High levels of glucose most frequently indicate diabetes, but many other diseases and conditions can also cause elevated blood glucose.

In a person with signs and symptoms of diabetes or hyperglycemia, a non-fasting glucose level (random blood sample) that is equal to or greater than 200 mg/dL (11.1 mmol/L) indicates diabetes.

The following information summarizes the meaning of other test results…”
Checking Your Blood Glucose diabetes.org
“..What Do My Results Mean?

When you finish the blood glucose check, write down your results and review them to see how food, activity and stress affect your blood glucose. Take a close look at your blood glucose record to see if your level is too high or too low several days in a row at about the same time. If the same thing keeps happening, it might be time to change your plan. Work with your doctor or diabetes educator to learn what your results mean for you. This takes time. Ask your doctor or nurse if you should report results out of a certain range at once by phone..”

How to Read and Understand Your Blood Test (Part 2 of 3) – Comprehensive Metabolic Panel

Albumin: The Test | Albumin Test: ALB | Lab Tests Online labtestsonline.org
“..Albumin is a protein made by the liver that keeps fluid from leaking out of blood vessels, nourishes tissues, and transports hormones, vitamins, drugs, and substances like calcium throughout the body…”
Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) blood test medlineplus.gov
“..AST is an enzyme found in high levels in the liver, heart, and muscles. It is also found in lesser amounts in other tissues. An enzyme is a protein that causes a specific chemical change in the body.

This test is mainly done along with other tests (such as ALT, ALP, and bilirubin) to diagnose and monitor liver disease…”
ALP: The Test | Alkaline Phosphatase – Lab Tests Online labtestsonline.org
“..How is it used?

The alkaline phosphatase test (ALP) is used to help detect liver disease or bone disorders.

In conditions affecting the liver, damaged liver cells release increased amounts of ALP into the blood. This test is often used to detect blocked bile ducts because ALP is especially high in the edges of cells that join to form bile ducts. If one or more of them are obstructed, for example by a tumor, then blood levels of ALP will often be high.
Any condition that affects bone growth or causes increased activity of bone cells can affect ALP levels in the blood. An ALP test may be used, for example, to detect cancers that have spread to the bones or to help diagnose Paget’s disease, a condition that causes malformed bones. This test may also sometimes be used to monitor treatment of Paget’s disease or other bone conditions, such as vitamin D deficiency.
..”



“..Urine Creatinine: This test estimates the concentration of your urine and helps to give an accurate protein result. Protein-to-Creatinine Ratio: This estimates the amount of protein you excrete in your urine in a day and avoids the need to collect a 24-hour sample of your urine…”
What Is a Creatinine Blood Test? healthline.com
“..Creatinine is measured in milligrams per deciliter of blood (mg/dL). People who are more muscular tend to have higher creatinine levels. Results may also vary depending on age and gender.

In general, however, normal creatinine levels range from 0.7 to 1.3 mg/dL in men and 0.6 to 1.1 mg/dL in women.

High serum creatinine levels in the blood indicate that the kidneys aren’t functioning properly.

Your serum creatinine levels may be slightly elevated or higher than normal due to:

a blocked urinary tract
a high-protein diet..”

Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN) Test healthline.com
“…The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs located on each side of the spine. They’re responsible for filtering out of the blood waste products, excess water, and other impurities. These important organs also control the pH, salt levels, and potassium levels in the body. The kidneys even produce hormones that manage red blood cell production and regulate blood pressure.

A blood urea nitrogen (BUN) test is used to determine how well your kidneys are working. It does this by measuring the amount of urea nitrogen in the blood. Urea nitrogen is a waste product that’s created in the liver when the body breaks down proteins. Normally, the kidneys filter out this waste, and urinating removes it from the body. ..”
Blood Urea Nitrogen labtestsonline.org
Blood Urea Nitrogen – Lab Tests Online labtestsonline.org

“..3. What is a BUN/Creatinine ratio?

Occasionally, a health practitioner will look at the ratio between a person’s BUN and blood creatinine to help determine what is causing these concentrations to be higher than normal. The ratio of BUN to creatinine is usually between 10:1 and 20:1. An increased ratio may be due to a condition that causes a decrease in the flow of blood to the kidneys, such as congestive heart failure or dehydration. It may also be seen with increased protein, from gastrointestinal bleeding, or increased protein in the diet. The ratio may be decreased with liver disease (due to decrease in the formation of urea) and malnutrition…”
How do you lower a high protein-creatinine ratio and a high kidney BUN? reference.com
“..Eating a diet that contains sufficient vegetables, fruits, herbal tea and spices can aid in lowering a high protein-creatinine ratio and a high kidney blood urea nitrogen, claims Kidney Healthy Web. Cutting down on meat and alcohol helps in reducing blood urea nitrogen levels, states Kidney Cares Community…

Poor kidney filtration results in high creatinine and urea levels in the blood, but the consumption of certain fruits, such as cranberries, kiwi fruit or blueberries, can improve the kidney function and filtration rate, explains Kidney Healthy Web. Vegetables such as cucumbers, onions and white red bell peppers have antioxidant properties that protect the kidney from further damage and lead to excretion of more creatinine and urea in the form of urine.

A high intake of base-forming foods, such as Chinese cabbage, potatoes and carrots, can aid in lowering blood urea nitrogen, states Kidney Cares Community. These foods alkalize urine and reduce the risks of high urea nitrogen. A patient suffering from this condition should consume a lot of water, which triggers the production of urine, removing creatinine and urea nitrogen.

High-purine foods, such as sea food, animal giblets, lentils, peanuts and spinach, can lead to the deposition of urea nitrogen into the bloodstream, so a patient with high urea nitrogen should limit the consumption of these foods, notes Kidney Cares Community.”
✔✔✔ What is BUN and Creatinine – Kidney Function Test ✔✔✔


Prerenal azotemia medlineplus.gov
“..Any condition that reduces blood flow to the kidney may cause it, including:

Burns
Conditions that allow fluid to escape from the bloodstream
Long-term vomiting, diarrhea, or bleeding
Heat exposure
Decreased fluid intake (dehydration)
Loss of blood volume

Conditions in which the heart cannot pump enough blood or pumps blood at a low volume also increase the risk for prerenal azotemia. These conditions include:

Heart failure..”
Calcium: The Test | Calcium Test: Total Calcium … – Lab Tests Online labtestsonline.org

“..What does the test result mean?

Calcium Reference Range

Blood calcium levels do not indicate levels of bone calcium but rather how much calcium is circulating in the blood.

Calcium absorption, use, and excretion are regulated and stabilized by a feedback loop involving PTH and vitamin D. Conditions and diseases that disrupt calcium regulation can cause inappropriate acute or chronic elevations or decreases in calcium and lead to symptoms of hypercalcemia or hypocalcemia.

In most cases, total calcium is measured because the test is more easily performed than the ionized calcium test and requires no special handling of the blood sample. Total calcium is usually a good reflection of free calcium since the free and bound forms are typically each about half of the total. However, because about half of the calcium in blood is bound to protein, total calcium test results can be affected by high or low levels of protein. In such cases, it is more useful to measure free calcium directly using an ionized calcium test…”
Normal Blood Calcium Levels Decrease as We Get Older .parathyroid.com/
“The amount of calcium in the blood changes as we mature. The highest blood calcium levels are seen in teenagers and young adults. By age 35 or 40, the blood calcium should be “in the 9’s” almost all of the time. Most labs do not show normal calcium ranges according to the patients age. This causes delays in the diagnosis of hyperparathyroidism. ..”

Fitness
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TREATMENT

Diabetes Natural Treatments and Prevention shirleys-wellness-cafe.com

-Fasting
*see Health: Benefits of “Fasting”? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

“Published on Dec 10, 2013
Http://intensivedietarymanagement.com
Diabetes is a curable disease. As a dietary disease, it demands a dietary treatment. The principles are outlined here.”

-Fatty “Healthy” Foods

10 High-Fat Foods That Are Actually Super Healthy
By Kris Gunnars authoritynutrition.com
“…Here are 10 high-fat foods that are actually incredibly healthy and nutritious….

-Foods
*see Health: Nutrition-Foods to Know About goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

=>type 1

Type 1 Diabetes Diet Medical Author: Erica Oberg, ND, MPH Medical Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD medicinenet.com

“…Foods to eat for a type 1 diabetic diet include complex carbohydrates such as

brown rice,
whole wheat,
quinoa,
oatmeal,
fruits,
vegetables,
beans, and
lentils.

Foods to avoid for a type 1 diabetes diet include

sodas (both diet and regular),
simple carbohydrates – processed/refined sugars (white bread, pastries, chips, cookies, pastas),
trans fats (anything with the word hydrogenated on the label), and high-fat animal products.

..”

=>Type 2
The top 20 foods for reversing type-2 diabetes Monday, July 11, 2011 by: Tara Green
naturalnews.com
“…increasing evidence shows that the disease can be prevented, curbed, or even cured by choosing the right foods….
Fish which contain omega-3 fatty acids include mackerel, salmon, lake trout, herring, tuna and salmon.
..

=>Desserts

10 Delicious Diabetic-Friendly Smoothies healthline.com

(FREE REPORT) How To Avoid Prevent Control Reverse Diabetes Using Natural Diet, Products and Foods

“..- The One Sugar You SHOULD Eat
– The 7 BEST Blood Sugar Super Foods
– The Pancakes You MUST Include In Your Menu
– The 3 Mushrooms You MUST Eat For Better Blood Sugar
– YUMMY Burgers, Fries, and Pizza Pies The Healthy Way
– The 23 Essential Nutrients That IMPROVE Blood Sugar
– Eat Your Favorite Foods and Lower Your Blood Sugar TOO

and much much more…..”

Reverse Diabetes Naturally, from wellnessmama.com
“…If the problem is bad enough, they are told to take medication to give the body insulin. The problem is, as we saw above, diabetes is a problem with the body’s regulation of insulin, caused by a resistance to insulin and an overproduction to remove toxic amounts of glucose in the bloodstream. Insulin is also dangerous if it is left circulating the the blood. Somehow, treating too much circulating glucose and insulin with more insulin doesn’t seem like the right approach…

It isn’t just keeping blood sugar levels down through insulin control that helps diabetes, but fixing the actual problem causing the diabetes. Addressing just one aspect of the problem (blood sugar or insulin) ignores all the other factors like poor diet, toxins, stress, gut problems, immune issues etc. Instead, this single focuses approach can contribute to the problem, making insulin resistance worse and eventually leading to insulin dependent diabetes when the pancreas shuts down completely. Many doctors and nutrition experts recommend the typical 6-11 servings of complex carbs from whole grain sources daily, suggesting that the fiber helps mitigate insulin response. As I have shown before, 6-11 servings of carbohydrates a day is bad for anyone, but is gasoline on a fire to anyone with an impaired insulin response.

Seven Steps to Help Your Body Recover from Diabetes

The good news (about time!) is that most individuals with Type II diabetes are able to reverse or dramatically mitigate their disease with the proper steps. If you’ve been around my blog much, you might be able to guess what I’m going to suggest:

Get Insulin Problems Under Control– Diabetes is triggered by insulin resistance and regaining proper insulin sensitivity can help reverse the process. Limit consumption of sugars, grains and processed carbohydrates and focus on healthy proteins, fats and green veggies…”

Turmeric— The Spice of Life May 04, 2015 articles.mercola.com
“Suppress symptoms associated with type 2 diabetes ..”

-Insulin
*see Health: Alternatives to “processed” sugar for your “sweet tooth”? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

High-Alert Medications – NovoLog (insulin aspart) consumermedsafety.org
“…Most common side effects

Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar); see signs and treatment of hypoglycemia above
Low potassium blood levels, fast heart rate, fatigue, headache, hunger
..”

-Naturopathic

Naturopathic Diagnosis and Treatment of Diabetes and Prediabetes By Mona Morstein, ND, DHANP .naturopathic.org
“…There are several types of diabetes: gestational, whereby a woman becomes diabetic during her pregnancy; Type 1, which occurs both in children and adults due to an auto-immune disease destroying cells in the pancreas; and, Type 2, which is the most common form, occurring in 90-95% of diabetic patients, including pediatric patients. Type 2 diabetes is related to insulin resistance, which means the pancreas is producing insulin but the body cells are no longer sensitive to it, so glucose levels in their blood stay high.

Type 2 diabetes is caused by a number of factors, most of them controllable. There is a genetic association with diabetes, which people cannot change, but if everyone kept the controllable factors well-managed, we still would not be seeing the preponderance of diabetics. The controllable factors include: poor diet, over-eating, nutritional deficiencies, high refined grains and sugars consumption, high saturated fat consumption, lack of exercise, and being overweight/obese. Environmental toxins and hormonal imbalances are also noted for initiating insulin resistance. In the comprehensive visits with patients in which naturopathic physicians specialize, naturopathic physicians will investigate all of these “Obstacles to Cure” to uncover which aspects need to be specifically addressed per individual patient. In most patients many, if not most, of all of the etiologic factors are involved.

The naturopathic physician will then do a thorough physical exam, including basic evaluations as well as those specifically associated with diabetes, like checking the feet for nerve damage. Doctors will do the standard lab tests, checking for cholesterol, liver and kidney function, anemia, and all the blood sugar monitoring labs. Doctors may also do tests to measure vitamin D (necessary for glucose regulation), inflammatory markers, and cardiac risk profiles, including checking for environmental toxemia and thyroid, adrenal, and reproductive hormonal imbalances.
..’

-Reverse

How to Help Your Body Reverse Diabetes, wellnessmama.com
“…Reduce Stress– Stress raises cortisol and can lead to hormone imbalance, insulin issues and increases risk for certain types of disease. Work to reduce your sources of stress from lack of sleep, exposure to toxins, mental and emotional sources and poor diet. Getting quality sleep every night can help reduce stress hormone levels and is great for blood sugar.
Supplement– Sup..”

The Only Way To Prevent Or Reverse Type II Diabetes hungryforchange.tv
“…Adhering to the following guidelines can help you do at least three things that are essential for successfully treating diabetes: recover your insulin/leptin sensitivity; normalize your weight; and normalize your blood pressure.

Severely limit or eliminate sugar and grains in your diet, especially fructose which is far more detrimental than any other type of sugar.
Exercise regularly. Exercise is an absolutely essential factor, and without it, you’re unlikely to get this …
Diabetes Natural Remedy – 5 Ways To Reverse Diabetes And Get Off Of Insulin!


“..Diabetes Natural Remedy – 5 Ways To Reverse Diabetes And Get Off Of Insulin! Ways to Reverse Diabetes in Weeks: 1. Did you know that if you are proactive with both your diet and exercise, it should only take 3 weeks to reverse your diabetes? With this in mind, you need to have the attitude that you can cure your diabetes. Your attitude will fuel your motivation to modify your diet and exercise regularly. 2. If you been following the news you have probably heard about the Pritikin diet. Research has always concluded that this diet has been beneficial to decrease high blood pressure, lower stress and increase your levels of nitric oxide. However the newest research shows that this diet is also beneficial for treating diabetes. The first part of the diet is eating high fiber whole grain foods. Because fiber flushes your body (detoxifies), you will be able to manage your weight and lower your need for insulin. Look for foods that are high in dietary fiber (3-4 grams per serving). Get 50 g of fiber per day. 3. Another part of the high fiber diet would be to eat many varieties of fruits and vegetables. Vegetables are always the better choice. However, fruits can be eaten regularly (at least twice a day) with this new nutrition plan. You should be eating at least 6-7 fruits and vegetables a day. http://moneysource1.com/waystoreverse….

How I Reversed My Diabetes and Stopped All Medications With a Plant-Based Diet By Marc Ramirez Posted on April 29, 2015 in Success Stories forksoverknives.com
“…As my A1C levels rose gradually over the years, I tried to improve my health by dieting, exercising more, and cutting carbs. Unfortunately, these strategies did not stop the progression of diabetes. (Later I learned that carbs are not the enemy—fat is.) Eventually, when my doctor told me that I had to begin injecting insulin daily, I felt very frustrated and helpless. I remember asking my doctor if I could ever stop taking the insulin injections. His response was “No.” This really pissed me off. But hey, what did I expect? My family is filled with diabetics, and I am Latino, an ethnicity with an unusually high percentage of diabetics. For years I had witnessed my family’s intense suffering from diabetes, and I saw myself as destined to walk the same path…

I now follow three basic guidelines: I eat no animal products, I eat low-fat foods, and I avoid high-glycemic foods. I enjoy meals like oatmeal with cinnamon and raisins, pasta primavera, bean burritos, veggie subs, veggie burgers, and plenty of fruits and vegetables such as strawberries and sweet potatoes. (Note that this is not a low-carb diet. In fact, it’s mostly complex carbs. Carbs are not the enemy … high-fat foods are! Fat gets in cells and prevents insulin from working properly.)
Off All Medications in Two Months

In less than two months, I was off of all my medications, and I have been med-free for over three years. I am proud to say that I am no longer diabetic. When I began this journey, I weighed 254 pounds. Today I’m at 207 pounds, which is what I weighed in the 7th grade!

I have learned that I had diabetes not because I am Mexican or because my family is predisposed to the disease. It all comes down to my daily food choices. By replacing nutrient-poor foods with highly nutritious ones, my body has responded positively….”

“…Once you tip from pre-diabetes into diabetes, you will be slapped on medication faster than you can say: ‘Coca-Cola.’

But pills don’t treat the underlying disease and rarely stop it progressing.

Anyway, I’m convinced that there are lots of people who, given the opportunity, would rather get healthy through lifestyle changes than resort to a lifetime on drugs.

And here there is some good news. There is a simple way not only to halt the progress of pre-diabetes but, remarkable as it sounds, achieve what until now has been regarded as impossible: actually reversing Type 2 diabetes and returning your blood sugar levels to normal — all in JUST EIGHT WEEKS.
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That is not to say that being obese inevitably leads to Type 2 diabetes. You can be overweight without being diabetic, and diabetic without being overweight.

And the real problem seems to be not how much fat you carry, but where it gets deposited…

THIN ON THE OUTSIDE, FAT ON THE INSIDE

While the subcutaneous fat that gathers on your bottom, thighs and arms is relatively harmless (and may even be protective), a far greater danger lies in the hidden fat that wraps itself around your heart, liver and gut.

Because this ‘visceral’ fat lies inside the body, rather than on the surface where you can see it, you can appear to be relatively slim. People like that are known as TOFIs — Thin On The Outside, Fat Inside. I used to be one of them.

In some people the PFT seems to be set high; in others it’s surprisingly low. Take actor Tom Hanks, who experienced persistently high blood sugar levels from the age of 36. In 2013, by which time he was 57, he announced he had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.

He’s not someone you’d think of as particularly overweight. But he was probably carrying too much for his particular genetic make-up and eventually reached his PFT. The good news is that whatever your PFT, if you drain the fat out of your liver and pancreas then your blood sugars will begin to fall back towards normal, and the odds are that you will reverse your diabetes….

A DRAMATIC DIETARY DISCOVERY

In 2011, Professor Taylor began a trial that involved asking 11 recently diagnosed diabetics to go on a very low-calorie diet.

In the first week they lost an average of 3.9kg (8lb) and most reported finding the diet surprisingly easy, their hunger disappearing within 48 hours.

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->decrease carbs…
*see
Health: Nutrition-Macronutrients goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Reversing Type 2 diabetes starts with ignoring the guidelines | Sarah Hallberg | TEDxPurdueU

“…Published on May 4, 2015

Can a person be “cured” of Type 2 Diabetes? Dr. Sarah Hallberg provides compelling evidence that it can, and the solution is simpler than you might think.

Dr. Sarah Hallberg is the Medical Director of the Medically Supervised Weight Loss Program at IU Health Arnett, a program she created. She is board certified in both obesity medicine and internal medicine and has a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology. She has recently created what is only the second non-surgical weight loss rotation in the country for medical students. Her program has consistently exceeded national benchmarks for weight loss, and has been highly successful in reversing diabetes and other metabolic diseases. Dr. Hallberg is also the co-author of http://www.fitteru.us, a blog about health and wellness…”

Reversing My Diabetes 2 of 11 – Helena’s Story


Published on Feb 12, 2017

JOIN US at http://MetabolicCoaching.NET/Diabetes for Reversing My Diabetes Monthly Webinar + 3 Months Follow Up. Start reversing your diabetes today!

..Helena: Diabetic since 2003, things were “stable” for a long time. Then all of a sudden, my blood sugar started to spike to as high as 380, and even 400. And that’s when they started adding to my medications. At first I was just taking Metformin, then they added Glyburide and a third medication. I was so sick and my health was declining very quickly.

My endocrinologist said I can’t get my blood sugar in control, my Hemoglobin A1c at the time was 9.7. I was getting desperate. That’s when I sat down with Dr. Anderson and started talking about my options, and I got in to the Metabolic Coaching Program.

In one week, my blood sugar went down from 380 to 107. Over the next few weeks, I realized that I stopped having headaches after 6 months of enduring it every day. Then I started to notice that my joints were better, I was not in as much pain. Over time, I went from taking pain pills three times a day to one or two pills a week. Some weeks, I don’t even take any. This has made a huge impact in my life!

Dr. A: What exactly do you eat and not eat?
..”

How to Cure Type 2 Diabetes


Diet Doctor
“Published on May 30, 2013

Jay Wortman, MD, tells the story of how he got rid of his rampant type 2 diabetes, using a simple dietary change. Ten years later he is still free from the disease and needs no medication. He just stopped eating the foods that turn to sugar in the body.

New scientific studies demonstrate that this common-sense approach works well. More info here (completely free):
http://www.DietDoctor.com/lchf

Dr Wortman’s website:
http://www.DrJayWortman.com

My Big Fat Diet documentary:

The two books recommended by Dr Wortman during the interview:
The New Atkins book http://www.amazon.com/New-Atkins-You-…
The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living http://www.amazon.com/Art-Science-Low…”

Healing Testimony: Type 2 Diabetes Is Reversible
1:00PM EST 1/30/2016 Maire Crowley/For TakeBackYourTemple.com charismanews.com
“…I prayed and asked God to show me how to do it. One day on Take Back Your Temple, someone stated that to reach your goal you must have a “why.” Why are you doing this? What is your motivation?..”
My “why” was: “I want to live. I’d love to see my grandson, who was 5, graduate from college.” I let that be my focus. I got serious about exercise. I was thankful that I had sisters on the Take Back Your Temple group’s SWAT team to hold me accountable. My job had health coaches to come in and work one on one with us. My family, church members and co-workers began to encourage me along the way. The weight began to come off, people began to notice, my energy had increased. I felt better than I had in a long time.

In the previous year’s time, I had lost 32 lbs. and my blood pressure was so improved that my doctor took me off of one medication. My visit with my doctor in October of 2015 proved that diabetes can be reversed. She said that my A1C was excellent. You said, “You are no longer diabetic; I will not have to see you every six months, only yearly.

That was music to my ears!..”

Nerium: Dr. Daniel G. Amen ‘The Brain Warrior’s Way’ Presentation , from youtube.com
*see 1hr 11:32 mark on reverse diabetes

Fitness


“..5. How Diabetes Can Affect Exercise Intensity

Complications of diabetes can make it difficult to accurately monitor a client’s heart rate. Therefore, for these clients it is best to use ratings of perceived exertion (RPE) to monitor exercise intensity. Because of the increased risk for hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), long-duration activities should be avoided. Similarly, very high-intensity exercise can increase the risk for hyperglycemia (high blood sugar). Monitoring RPE during activity and testing blood sugar before and after exercise will help in finding the appropriate intensity for these clients…”
Type 1- R.P.E. 11-14 (6-20)[pp. 528 ACE Personal Trainer 5th Edition]
Type 2 – “higher intense exercises” R.P.E. 11-16 (6of 20)

Type 1

5 Tips for Exercise with Type 1 Ginger Vieira | December 22nd 2014 insulinnation.com
A diabetes life coach shares her secrets for good blood glucose control while working out.
“..

5. Try Exercising First Thing in the Morning, on an Empty Stomach

This is a secret trick from the bodybuilding world. Bodybuilders are constantly trying to burn as much body fat as possible without burning up muscle. Thanks to being surrounded by bodybuilders when I first became serious about exercise, I learned based on normal human physiology that exercising first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach, with an in-range
blood sugar, is the easiest time of day to keep your blood sugar from dropping because your body is primed to burn fat for fuel instead of glucose. This is because you have been fasting all night long, and your body’s backup stores of glucose have been used for energy while you were sleeping, and so your body uses fat for fuel instead…”

Type 1 Diabetes and Exercise Written by Daphne E. Smith-Marsh PharmD, CDE | Reviewed by Lisa M. Leontis RN, ANP-C endocrineweb.com
Why You Should Stay Fit and What Exercises to Do
‘…Your doctor will be able to check your heart health, which is particularly important if you already have blocked arteries or high blood pressure. You also need to take into consideration any other diabetes-related complications—retinopathy or neuropathy, for example. As you begin an exercise program, your doctor can help you figure out the best exercise program that allows you to get in shape but doesn’t push your body too far…

You should aim to get at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise most days of the week. In fact, the American Diabetes Association recommends 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic exercise a week, which works out to 30 minutes five days a week. If you think that you can’t find 30 minutes, you can break up the exercise into chunks—10 minutes here and there…”
Guidelines on Safe Exercise for People With Type 1 Diabetes diabetesdaily.com
“..People with diabetes are at higher risk than those without diabetes for dehydration and heat stroke or heat exhaustion.The best drink for low intensity and workouts under 45 minutes is water as long as blood sugar is 126 mg/dL (7 mmol/L) or higher…”

Type 1 Diabetes Exercise – YouTube

-First Aid
*see Medical: How to apply First Aid? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

How To Treat A Low Blood Glucose joslin.org
“..A blood glucose of less than 70 mg/dl in general is considered a low blood glucose.

Because you may feel some of the symptoms of low blood glucose when your glucose is normal, be sure, if possible, to check your blood glucose when you think it is low. The symptoms of a low blood glucose are:

Sweaty and shaky
Weak
Headache
Confused
Irritable
Hungry
Pale
Rapid heart rate
Uncoordinated

If your blood glucose is low, follow the steps below to treat:

Follow the 15-15 rule: Eat or drink something from the list below equal to 15 grams of carbohydrate (carb).
Rest for 15 minutes, then re-check your blood glucose. If it is still low, (below 70), repeat step 1 above.
If your next meal is more than an hour away, you will need to eat one carbohydrate choice as a snack to keep your blood glucose from going low again.
If you can’t figure out why you have low blood glucose, call your healthcare provider, as your medicine may need to be adjusted.
Always carry something with you to treat an insulin reaction. Use food from the list below. ..”

First Aid – Diabetic Emergencies Training – YouTube

=> Snacks

Best Bites to Boost Low Blood Sugar everydayhealth.com
“…best bites at work Smart foods to keep in a drawer at work are 4-ounce cans or cartons of any type of 100 percent juice; hard candy like peppermints or Life Savers (you’ll need to munch on four to seven pieces, depending on their size); and small boxes of raisins

Type 2

6 Things to Consider When Working With Clients With Type 2 Diabetes Kelsey Graham by Kelsey Graham on November 27, 2017 acefitness.org
“..Monitoring blood sugar before, during and after exercise can help ensure clients avoid dangerous complications. Exercise should be postponed or discontinued if blood glucose levels fall below 100 mg/dL or rise above above 300 mg/dL or 250 mg/dL with the presence of ketones…

Be prepared for bouts of hypoglycemia with fast-acting carbohydrate sources such as juice or raisins. Additionally, encourage clients to stay adequately hydrated, as blood glucose is negatively impacted by dehydration…

Type 2 Diabetes and Exercise – Exercise Makes It Easier to Control … endocrineweb.com

“…But Before You Begin Exercising…
When most people are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, they are overweight, so the idea of exercising is particularly daunting. For your health, you have to get started on a good, reasonable exercise plan, but first, you should talk to your doctor…

What Kinds of Exercise to Do
There are three main kinds of exercise—aerobic, strength training, and flexibility work. You should aim to have a good balance of all three.

Aerobic Exercises
Aerobic exercises include:

Walking
Jogging/Running
Tennis
Basketball
Swimming
Biking
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*see Fitness: “Safety” & Best Tips (Properly) When Running, Jogging, and/or Walking Outdoors /goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

BEST TOTAL BODY EXERCISE FOR TYPE 2 DIABETES – YouTube

6 Great Exercises for People With Diabetes
Beth W. Orenstein
By Beth W. Orenstein Reviewed by Bhargavi Patham, MD everydayhealth.com
“…Exercise also helps you lose weight and improve balance, which is important because many people with type 2 diabetes are at risk for obesity and for falls. “I fully recommend that anyone over 40 with diabetes include balance training as part of their weekly routine, at least two to three days per week,” says Dr. Colberg-Ochs. “It can be as simple as practicing balancing on one leg at a time, or more complex — like tai chi exercises. Lower body and core resistance exercises also double as balance training.”

Here are six great workouts you can easily work into your daily routine. Be sure to check with your doctor before beginning any exercise regimen, and go slowly at first. Over time, you can increase the length and intensity of your routine..”
*see Fitness: How “Balanced” are you? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

15 Exercise Tips for People With Type 2 Diabetes health.com
“.. Try quick workouts
As long as you’re totaling 30 minutes of exercise each day, several brief workouts are fine, says George Griffing, MD, professor of endocrinology at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis…”

Peripheral Neuropathy

*see Medical: What are some important parts of the Nervous System?” goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Alternative Treatment for Peripheral Neuropathy by ERICA ROTH Last Updated: Aug 14, 2017 livestrong.com
“..is a type of nerve damage that affects the way your body’s nerves send signals to the arms and legs. People who have peripheral neuropathy often feel a numbness, tingling sensation or burning in the hands and feet. The altered sensations may also travel to the limbs. Peripheral neuropathy can be caused by a number of medical conditions, including diabetes, but can be reversible…

Acids

According to Kathleen Head’s statistics in the Alternative Medicine Review, supplementing essential acids called ALA (alpha-Lipoic acid) and GLA (gamma linolenic acid) and omega-3 fatty acids may all have a beneficial effect on diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Head studied nerve blood flow and physical symptoms such as numbness and coldness. Over the course of long-term treatment that spanned several months, some trial participants experienced a reduction in symptoms and better blood flow…”

Peripheral Neuropathy Natural Treatments : How To Cure – YouTube

1. Fitness

Exercises For Peripheral Neuropathy – Physical Therapy foundationforpn.org
“…

Research has shown that strengthening exercises for peripheral neuropathy moderately improve muscle strength in people with PN. In addition, exercises to help peripheral neuropathy, when done regularly, may reduce neuropathic pain and can help control blood sugar levels. A comprehensive physical activity routine includes four kinds of activities:

Aerobic Exercise
Flexibility Exercise
Strength Training Exercise
Balance Exercise
..”

Exercises for Neuropathy in Feet – YouTube

Peripheral Neuropathy Relief in the Feet & Legs – Ask Doctor Jo …

*see Health: Be more safe in Swimming Pools? & Fitness: Benefits of Biking? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

HEALING

Prayer

Sr Mudekwa – Healed from diabetes


Pastor Mike Mudoti

Others:

Jehovah Rapha (Lord Heals) by Sal youtube.com
https://creativemusicartsy.wordpress.com/2016/05/14/music-prayer-come-and-let-your-healing-fill-this/

Paul Rapley Ministires-Testimonies paulrapley.com
Paul Rapley – Healing Seminar at Word of Life Church


Healing Rooms Testimonies bethelredding.com
Testimonies – International House of Prayer | Healing Rooms ihopkc.org

Testimonies: Diabetes healingrooms.com
“…”I have had diabetic neuropathy for years. When I came in my feet were so numb I couldn’t feel anymore. I received prayer and now I have blood flowing and good circulation. The pain is much less and I know it’s going permanently.” ..

“I have been healed of diabetes. God has healed me totally. No more shots of insulin or poking on my finger–forever!!! Thank you Jesus! ”

– See N. on June 9th, 2007
Entered online Apr 28th, 2008
East Side Healing Rooms..”

Healing of Diabetes & More Through Fasting and Prayer christian-faith.com

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