Can chia seeds reverse diabetes?

The health and nutrition industry has been all agog for some years now about chia seeds, one of the so-called superfoods. But can they really reverse type 2 diabetes? Are they as healthy as they are hyped up to be? Do they have any negative side-effects? How should you eat them? Continue reading “Can chia seeds reverse diabetes?”

How to monitor your weight (and why you should do so)

You need some fat if you body is to function properly. But too much fat will harm your health. Most diabetics are overweight when they are diagnosed. So you need to monitor your fatness and take corrective action. Here are eight ways you can check your adiposity. Continue reading “How to monitor your weight (and why you should do so)”

How to prevent pre-diabetes getting worse

The doctor says you have pre-diabetes. You are scared and so you should be … you know the consequences should your pre-diabetes morph into actual diabetes. But you can avoid developing full-blown type 2 diabetes with a few simple adjustments to your lifestyle. Here’s how … Continue reading “How to prevent pre-diabetes getting worse”

The link between gout and diabetes

Is there a link between diabetes and gout, that intense pain you feel in your joints? What is gout and how is it caused? And, if you are diabetic, what is the best way to treat your gout and avoid debilitating attacks? Continue reading “The link between gout and diabetes”

Hidden sugars and how to avoid them

Hidden sugars are the added sugars in our food products that make controlling our consumption of sugar extremely difficult. These ‘invisible’ sugars are found in the least likely places and can undermine our efforts to control our diabetes … unless we know where they are hiding. Continue reading “Hidden sugars and how to avoid them”

New test can measure how healthy your diet is

A new five-minute urine test can determine the nutritional quality of your diet. The test gives an indication of how much protein, sugar, fat, and fibre you are eating … great news for diabetics who wish to control their blood glucose and fat levels using diet alone. Continue reading “New test can measure how healthy your diet is”

The Problem with White Bread

Most people know that eating white bread is less healthful than eating wholemeal bread because refining the flour from which white bread is made reduces its nutritional content. But what many people do not know is that white bread may contain toxic residues of the bleaching chemicals used to make it look so brightly white. Continue reading “The Problem with White Bread”

Diabetes, Obesity & Sleep

Obesity underpins diabetes. At the same time being overweight can disrupt your sleep. In addition, low quality sleep can cause you to put on weight. Continue reading “Diabetes, Obesity & Sleep”