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Blood sugar spikes increase heart attack risk


(NaturalHealth365) Temporary rises in blood sugar after meals are normal. But researchers are finding that blood sugar “spikes,” in which glucose levels rise dramatically and stay elevated for several hours, are linked to increased risk of serious disease – and can raise your chances of a heart attack. The good news: reducing your blood sugar levels after meals can help ... Read More »

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Sugar industry pays off scientists to blame fat for disease


(NaturalHealth365) With over one-third of American adults considered obese and nearly 70 percent either obese or overweight, there is clearly an obesity epidemic in our country. And while foods with a high saturated fat content are partly to blame, low fat foods are also contributing – especially if they are high in sugar. Now evidence has surfaced that the truth ... Read More »

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Balance your blood sugar without toxic drugs


(NaturalHealth365) With over 29 million Americans currently suffering from diabetes – and a staggering 86 million with blood sugar high enough to be classed as “prediabetes” – this health issue has reached epidemic proportions.  Even the slow-to-respond CDC states that 15 to 30 percent of those with prediabetes will go on to develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years, unless ... Read More »

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Don’t believe the hype: Sugar alcohols like Xylitol are neither sugar nor alcohol and may increase your risk of breast cancer


(NaturalHealth365) If you are on a healing path for any kind, hands down you want to avoid sugar. For the roughly 9% of the U.S. population suffering from diabetes (and the 40% of the population who are said to be “pre-diabetic”), the case against it is clear. Of course, if you are dealing with cancer, remember that sugar feeds tumors!  ... Read More »

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Sugar addiction and withdrawal: What you need to know


(NaturalHealth365) If you have a sweet tooth and would like to reduce your intake or stop eating sugar altogether, you should be aware that sugar addiction is very real. In fact, addiction to sugar triggers some of the same addictive responses and withdrawal symptoms as drug addiction. However, what gets tricky with sugar is that it is a food, not ... Read More »

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Coffee shops serving up to 25 teaspoons of sugar in hot flavored drinks


(NaturalHealth365) Coffee shops are a great place to develop bad (nutritional) habits for life.  As America continues to struggle with problems of obesity and type 2 diabetes, a report by a British advocacy group reveals that some specialty coffee drinks can contain as much as 25 teaspoons of sugar.  To put this in perspective, a 12 ounce can of regular ... Read More »

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High sugar intake leads to increased tumor growth and metastasis


(NaturalHealth365) The typical Western diet is loaded with sugar, and this is causing serious health consequences – including cancer tumor growth.  Now, a study published by the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is confirming that too much sugar can lead to breast cancer and metastasis to the lungs. These negative health effects of sugar were attributed to increased ... Read More »

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Unusual sugar found in leafy greens promote gut health


(NaturalHealth365) Here’s a new reason to eat your greens: your gut bacteria will thank you.  Researchers from the United Kingdom and Australia recently discovered that a sugar found abundantly in leafy greens like kale, cabbage and spinach, is essential for a healthy gut environment. The results support the idea that consuming plenty of leafy greens is critical to ongoing good ... Read More »

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High blood sugar can have damaging effects on the brain


(NaturalHealth365) Diabetes and high blood sugar is at epidemic proportions in the U.S. According to the CDC, around 29 million Americans – 9.3 percent of the population – have diabetes, which is characterized by high blood sugar. Excess blood sugar can lead to a host of health issues including heart and kidney disease as well as eye issues (including blindness) ... Read More »

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Blood sugar spikes increase the risk for cancer


(NaturalHealth365) There is no shortage of reasons to maintain a healthy blood sugar level. The many serious problems associated with blood sugar-related diseases like diabetes have long been reported, from increased risk of vision loss and kidney problems to heart attack and stroke. But now, a growing body of research suggests a new health risk should be added to the ... Read More »

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Sugar addictions: 4 lifesaving facts for every breast cancer patient


(NaturalHealth365) It is a no-brainer that if you are on the healing journey with breast cancer (or if you want to prevent it), you simply MUST stay away from sugar. If you are not yet convinced, here are some not-so-sweet facts about the connection between sugar and cancer. Breast cancer patients need to know Fact #1: Cancer is designed to ... Read More »

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Prevent diabetes: Mulberry leaf stops blood sugar spikes

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(NaturalHealth365) An alarming 80 percent of American adults have blood glucose levels that are out of the safe and healthy range. The longer one waits to address blood sugar issues, the higher the odds of becoming diabetic. Diabetes can in turn lead to an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, cancer, kidney failure and blindness. The effects of consuming even ... Read More »

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