Hemoglobin A1c levels can tell you if your blood sugar levels are in check. Usually, having numbers in excess of 7 percent is not a good sign. If you’re trying to lower your HbA1c levels naturally, home remedies like apple cider vinegar, cinnamon, nuts, turmeric, and other larder ingredients can be a huge help. Combine these with exercise and weight loss and you should see your HbA1c and fasting blood glucose levels come down to healthier levels.
Eggs might be nutrient-rich, but you can’t ignore the almost 200 mg of cholesterol an average egg contains. Which is why you need to be mindful of how many eggs you have every day or every week. If you have a high cholesterol issue or are living with diabetes or cardiovascular problems, you might need to dial down that love for eggs. That said, researchers say there’s no need to stop eating eggs altogether – just have them in moderation.
Apple cider vinegar (ACV), honey, ginger, and turmeric are teeming with health benefits. Together, they’re even better. The mixture doubles as an aid for weight loss by suppressing appetite. It also improves gut health and digestion, even if you have nausea. With such strong anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, the combo relieves arthritis, enhances immunity, and fights bacteria. Even your liver will flourish. Finally, all four remedies prevent type 2 diabetes by improving insulin levels.
People with dry mouth have insufficient saliva in their mouths. Dehydration, mouth breathing, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, certain medications, nerve damage, and obstructions in your salivary ducts can all cause this condition. So can hormonal changes experienced during menopause and pregnancy and medical conditions like diabetes, Sjögren's syndrome, HIV, and infections that affect your salivary glands. Drinking alcohol, smoking, and having caffeine can also be contributing factors.
As men get older, erectile dysfunction and memory loss become more common. However, ginseng doubles as a natural treatment that doesn’t have negative side effects. It can also be used to control blood glucose and reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes. Even men who already have diabetes may experience better glucose management. Taking ginseng also cuts the chances of cancer and metabolic syndrome, two conditions that often affect men
An estimated 20 million Americans are believed to have kidney disease, with thousands more potentially at risk for developing kidney problems.1 Kidney damage doesn’t usually happen overnight. It is a steady process that occurs over several years as a result of some poor lifestyle choices and improper management of other[.....]
Fenugreek seeds are a natural alternative for several health problems. Especially revered for their ability to aid digestion, they can also treat gastric ulcers, soothe inflammation and skin irritation, improve glycemic control in diabetics, and even improve cholesterol levels in your body. They have special benefits for nursing mothers due to their galactagogue properties. Simply brew up fenugreek tea with the seeds, roast and powder them, or scatter some sprouted seeds over your next meal!
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease has been recognized as a silent, yet major, disease in developed countries. It starts with a simple fatty liver and gradually advances to fibrosis. The final stage is cirrhosis and liver failure. The symptoms are vague throughout the stages. But early detection can help reverse a fatty liver.
Brewer’s yeast, or Saccharomyces cerevisiae, is full of selenium. This mineral has anti-oxidative properties that can protect your cells from radical damage and ward off chronic disease. The potassium, calcium, and magnesium in yeast will even reduce hypertension in diabetics. Other types of yeast, like Saccharomyces boulardii, have probiotic effects. This means it can treat diarrhea, gut imbalance, and acne. Researchers have also found that a yeast protein may prevent nerve cell clumping, a factor of Parkinson’s disease.
Walking is the easiest way to increase your lifespan and stay healthy all of those years. As a moderate-intensity exercise, brisk walking every day for at least 30 minutes will reduce weight gain and inhibit multiple diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, dementia, and cardiac issues. Taking short walks in the midst of a busy day can improve your mood, boost your creativity, and reduce stress. Keep walking for a healthy mind and healthy body.
Our diet plays a vital role in controlling our blood sugar levels. The A1C test is a blood test based on the attachment of glucose to hemoglobin that provides data about a person’s average levels of blood glucose over a three-month period. The A1C test is the primary test used[.....]
With various nutritional and health benefits, different parts of the chironji (Buchanania lanzan) plant are widely used in Ayurvedic medicine. Chironji seeds, especially, are used as a replacement for almonds due to their high protein, good cholesterol, and low-calorie contents. They are also rich in dietary fibres, vitamin-B1, B2, C, and[.....]
Menopause is a phase dreaded by nearly all women from around the world, and it’s no surprise why. Along with severely ‘blue’ moods, hot flashes, and sleeplessness, comes the problem of putting on weight, especially near the stomach area. Certain women, however, experience a loss of weight as they transition[.....]
There are many reasons why you can still be hungry even after you eat. The food you eat may lack fiber, proteins, and fats, or you may be snacking on too many junk foods and gulping down soda. Losing weight can also be one of the reasons for you to feel hungrier than usual. You should also visit your doctor to make sure you are not suffering from diabetes, leptin resistance, or thyroid problems.
Pregnancy brings about a variety of changes in your body, habits, and behavior with every passing week. Some of these changes may also affect your taste buds which results in you picking up new, even strange food tastes.1 This change in tastebuds is called dysgeusia. Plenty of women start developing[.....]
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