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Savvy Natural Healer: Ten Things Everyone Needs to Know About the Health Benefits of Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice

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Most diabetics need to limit their consumption of fresh squeezed orange juice, but here are 10 reasons it might be OK to drink a little OJ every day.

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What Doctors Probably Won't Tell You About Diabetes
Here is a collection of approaches to managing diabetes that really work, but doctors and diabetes educators seldom share.
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Savvy Natural Healer: Ten Things Everyone Needs to Know About the Health Benefits of Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice

Savvy Natural Healer: Ten Things Everyone Needs to Know About the Health Benefits of Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice | What Doctors Probably Won't Tell You About Diabetes | Scoop.it
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Most diabetics need to limit their consumption of fresh squeezed orange juice, but here are 10 reasons it might be OK to drink a little OJ every day.

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Savvy Natural Healer: Diabetic Gastroparesis – The Most Common Diabetes Complication Most Diabetics Don’t Know About

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Gastroparesis, which results in sluggish digestion, is the complication most diabetics have but don't link to diabetes. Good blood sugar control can make a huge difference in how well digestion works, as can the simple suggestions in this article.

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Cardiovascular Training and Diabetes

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What Diabetics Need to Do Before They Start Cardiovascular Training
Cardiovascular exercise focuses on increasing circulation. It has become associated with what has come to be termed aerobic exercise.
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Resistance training and working out with weights helps control diabetes, but cardiovacular exercise helps prevent diabetes.

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Savvy Natural Healer: How to Make No-Sugar Ice Cream

Savvy Natural Healer: How to Make No-Sugar Ice Cream | What Doctors Probably Won't Tell You About Diabetes | Scoop.it
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Here's a no-sugar to low-sugar (if you add fruit and make tutti-fruti) ice cream for diabetics. I've tried it. It's not bad.

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Savvy Natural Healer: Eccentric Exercise to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Savvy Natural Healer: Eccentric Exercise to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes | What Doctors Probably Won't Tell You About Diabetes | Scoop.it
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Eccentric exercise can reduce the risk of developing adult-onset diabetes. By this I don't mean extreme ironing or alligator wrestling, but rather exercise that pushes muscles away from the body.

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Savvy Natural Healer: Chinese Herbal Medicine for Diabetes that Actually Works

Savvy Natural Healer: Chinese Herbal Medicine for Diabetes that Actually Works | What Doctors Probably Won't Tell You About Diabetes | Scoop.it
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"Chinese herbal medicine" is an incredibly broad topic, but here's an herb, that happens to be Chinese, that actually helps in the management of diabetes.

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Savvy Natural Healer: Smoking Pot and Diabetes

Savvy Natural Healer: Smoking Pot and Diabetes | What Doctors Probably Won't Tell You About Diabetes | Scoop.it
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Ethical and legal issues aside, here is an article of the special effect, good and bad, of smoking pot on diabetes.

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Savvy Natural Healer: Healthy Diabetic Snacks

Savvy Natural Healer: Healthy Diabetic Snacks | What Doctors Probably Won't Tell You About Diabetes | Scoop.it
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The best snacks for diabetics take a little time and effort, but they provide mouth feel and flavor that satisfies and takes the urge to binge away.

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Savvy Natural Healer: Sea Buckthorn Oil and Weight Loss: How It Works

Savvy Natural Healer: Sea Buckthorn Oil and Weight Loss: How It Works | What Doctors Probably Won't Tell You About Diabetes | Scoop.it
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Sea buckthorn oil was seriously over-promoted as a potential weight loss aid. But it has special benefits for diabetics.

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Kelly King's curator insight, November 6, 2013 8:33 PM

SO many heathy uses,  great for chemotheraphy patients!

 

Sea buckthorn is an herb. The leaves, flowers, and fruits are used to make medicine.

Sea buckthorn leaves and flowers are used for treating arthritis, gastrointestinal ulcers,gout, and skin rashes caused by infectious diseases such as measles. A tea containing sea buckthorn leaves is used as a source of vitamins, antioxidants, protein building blocks (amino acids), fatty acids and minerals; for improving blood pressure andlowering cholesterol; preventing and controlling blood vessel diseases; and boosting immunity.

Sea buckthorn berries are used for preventing infections, improving sight, and slowing the aging process.

The seed or berry oil is used as an expectorant for loosening phlegm; for treating asthma, heart disorders including chest pain (angina) and high cholesterol; for preventing blood vessel disease; and as an antioxidant. Sea buckthorn oil is also used for slowing the decline of thinking skills with age; reducing illness due to cancer, as well as limiting the toxicity of chemical cancer treatment (chemotherapy); balancing the immune system; treating stomach and intestinal diseases including ulcers and reflux esophagitis (GERD); treating night blindness and dry eye; and as a supplemental source of vitamins C, A, and E, beta-carotene, minerals, amino acids, and fatty acids. 

Some people apply sea buckthorn berries, berry concentrate, and berry or seed oil directly to the skin for preventing sunburn; for treating radiation damage from x-rays and sunburns; for healing wounds including bedsores, burns, and cuts; for acne,dermatitis, dry skin, eczema, skin ulcers, and skin color changes after giving birth; and for protecting mucus membranes. 

In foods, sea buckthorn berries are used to make jellies, juices, purees, and sauces. 

In manufacturing, sea buckthorn is used in cosmetics and anti-aging products. 

How does it work?

Sea buckthorn contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, and other active ingredients. It might have some activity against stomach and intestinal ulcers, and heartburn symptoms.

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Savvy Natural Healer: Are There Skinny Diabetics?

Savvy Natural Healer: Are There Skinny Diabetics? | What Doctors Probably Won't Tell You About Diabetes | Scoop.it
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When skinny people develop adult-onset diabetes, the problem may be insulin production, not insulin resistance, and the solution may be to treat the problem as if it were type 1 diabetes, not type 2.

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Savvy Natural Healer: Bitter Orange and Weight Loss

Savvy Natural Healer: Bitter Orange and Weight Loss | What Doctors Probably Won't Tell You About Diabetes | Scoop.it
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Bitter orange isn't a miracle supplement for supporting weight loss, but it actually can help efforts to diet get better results.

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Savvy Natural Healer: Pickles and Cucumbers in a Diabetic Diet

Savvy Natural Healer: Pickles and Cucumbers in a Diabetic Diet | What Doctors Probably Won't Tell You About Diabetes | Scoop.it
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Fresh cucumbers and cucumber pickles can help diabetics keep their blood sugars down? Who knew. Here's an interesting article on a tasty way to shave off a few points from your blood sugar levels.

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Savvy Natural Healer: Diabetes Foods to Avoid: Oats, Potatoes, and Wheat

Savvy Natural Healer: Diabetes Foods to Avoid: Oats, Potatoes, and Wheat | What Doctors Probably Won't Tell You About Diabetes | Scoop.it
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We all know that eating a pile of mashed potatoes and a bunch of buttered rolls is hard on blood sugar control, but there's really a more basic problem. It turns out that oats, potatoes, and wheat "turn on" genes in belly fat that increase inflammation, increase weight, and increase blood sugars. Fortunately, there's another food that counteracts this effect.

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Savvy Natural Healer: Healing Urinary Tract Infections with Cranberry Juice and Water

Savvy Natural Healer: Healing Urinary Tract Infections with Cranberry Juice and Water | What Doctors Probably Won't Tell You About Diabetes | Scoop.it
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Healing urinary tract infections isn't always as simply as drinking cranberry juice and water--but it usually helps.

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Savvy Natural Healer: What Can You Do About Diabetic Retinopathy?

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Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in adults in the USA. There is a point in the disease that medical intervention is required. But if you are still at the stage prevention is possible, lifestyle changes will help.

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Diabetes and Alcohol

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If there is any single fact of life that is quickly impressed on diabetics who monitor their blood sugar levels, it is that almost any food raises blood sugars. Sugar-sweetened foods release glucose quickly and raise blood sugar levels quickly.
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A glass of red wine, if it's the right type of red wine, may be as useful for lowering blood sugar levels as taking Actos or Avandia, without their side effects. 

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Savvy Natural Healer: Curcumin for Diabetic Neuropathy

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Could curcumin cure peripheral neuropathy caused by uncontrolled, high blood sugars? Probably not, but it probably helps.

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Savvy Natural Healer: A Grapefruit Diet for Diabetics?

Savvy Natural Healer: A Grapefruit Diet for Diabetics? | What Doctors Probably Won't Tell You About Diabetes | Scoop.it
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Six scientists have discovered that the chemical that makes grapefruit taste bitter helps the body fight fat.

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Savvy Natural Healer: How to Prevent Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Problems You Probably Didn't Know They Cause

Savvy Natural Healer: How to Prevent Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Problems You Probably Didn't Know They Cause | What Doctors Probably Won't Tell You About Diabetes | Scoop.it
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Diabetic foot ulcers often begin as a particularly tough and thick callus. Here's an article that tells diabetics how to be on the lookout for seemingly benign changes on the feet that can lead to real trouble.

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Savvy Natural Healer: Diabetes Diets Are Literally Painful

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When diabetes go on diets, they experience literal, physical pain. Here is an explanation of the action of hormones in diabetic dieting, and how to minimize the very real pain of going on a diet when you have diabetes.

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Savvy Natural Healer: Does Juicing for Weight Loss Really Work?

Savvy Natural Healer: Does Juicing for Weight Loss Really Work? | What Doctors Probably Won't Tell You About Diabetes | Scoop.it
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I'm not a big fan of the idea of using fruit juices--and certainly not fruit juices sweetened with sugar--in diabetic weight loss diets. But if you can exercise moderation and count your carbs, there are worse ways to go about losing weight.

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Savvy Natural Healer: How Low Is a Low-Carb Diet for Diabetes?

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The American Diabetes Association tells us that 50 to 100 grams of carbohydrate per meal may be OK for diabetics. Diabetes experts like Jenny Ruhl and the famous Dr. Bernstein tell us that 5 to 10 grams per meal is more like it. Who's right? And why?

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Savvy Natural Healer: Orange Juice, Vitamin C, and Diabetes

Savvy Natural Healer: Orange Juice, Vitamin C, and Diabetes | What Doctors Probably Won't Tell You About Diabetes | Scoop.it
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The idea of a carb-rich food helping control blood sugars is counterintuitive, but orange juice, in moderation, fits the bill.

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Savvy Natural Healer: Virgin Coconut Oil in the Diabetic Diet

Savvy Natural Healer: Virgin Coconut Oil in the Diabetic Diet | What Doctors Probably Won't Tell You About Diabetes | Scoop.it
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It's an extremely challenging task for diabetics to lose weight, but coconut oil, surprisingly, sometimes helps.

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Savvy Natural Healer: Purslane, The Omega-3 Rich Salad Green

Savvy Natural Healer: Purslane, The Omega-3 Rich Salad Green | What Doctors Probably Won't Tell You About Diabetes | Scoop.it
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Diabetics are always being told to take fish oil. Not everybody likes the idea of downing a capsule filled with fish fat, and some of us look for non-fishy, vegetarian options. A surprisingly rich source of inflammation-fighting, weight-reducing omega-3 essential fatty acids is the Mediterranean salad green purslane.

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