Health Benefits of Green Tea?

Next to water, tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world.  Speaking of water, with all of the potential health benefits of green tea, in particular, perhaps we should be putting it in the water?  Seriously.  Or rather, let’s take a look at some reasons why you should be drinking green tea more…

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Dietary Supplements for Diabetes?

The incidence of diabetes is increasing at an alarming rate worldwide.  Worldwide, approximately 250 million people have diabetes—according to the World Health Organization.  In Canada, the number of patients with diabetes is projected to increase from 1.4 million in 2000 to 2.4 million in 2016 .  What’s more is that the health care cost associated…

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Supplementation with Lees of Brown Rice Reduces Waist Circumference?

The Lees of brown rice are by-products of its fermentation in the process of making rice wine.  Brown rice itself is an unrefined whole grain which is a rich source of dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, and other constituents.  Previous research suggests that intake of whole grains is associated with a lower risk of both diabetes…

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Does Glucosamine Affect Diabetes or Blood Sugar Levels?

Glucosamine is a commonly used ingredient in many dietary supplement products formulated for promoting joint health. If you are considering using a glucosamine supplement, make sure that you read the supplemental facts on the back. In particular, you’ll want to ensure that the product contains glucosamine sulfate as opposed to...

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Diabetes Weight Loss Workout

The incidence of diabetes continues to rise alongside the incidence of obesity.  In fact, according to the CDC, the incidence of diagnosed diabetes is now 8.2 per 1000 population which represents an increase of 148% over the past 28 years. Given the comorbidity between obesity and diabetes, we’re now facing what’s been commonly referred to…

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Do Onions Help Lower Blood Sugar Levels in Diabetics?

The incidence of diabetes has risen dramatically over the past thirty years.  According to the CDC, the incidence of diabetes has risen from 3.3 to 8.2 per 1000 population from 1980 to 2008 in the United States.  That represents and increase of over 148%.  Part of this increase has been linked to the rising obesity…

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Do Coffee Mannans Reduce Body Fat?

Raise your hand if you’re not thinking about shedding a few pounds. Okay, so now you’re sitting in your office or at home reading my blog, with your hand raised in the air. If you’re lucky, maybe you’re alone in your room or at least no one’s looking at you. You might even look a…

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