Diabetes: Not Yet The End Of The World

Being sick is something all of us do not want to experience. But there are some kinds of diseases that we have to live with once acquired, and we can’t do anything but accept it. Yes, it may be a bummer because the things we can do become limited. That’s just life. However, we can choose how to respond to it and still live a happy and positive life despite life’s imperfections.

            One example is living with diabetes. Diabetes has three types: (1) Type 1 diabetes means the body is unable to create insulin. That is where the problem comes in since insulin is required to transform the sugar from foods we eat to energy for the body. Thus, in order to live, we need to take insulin; (2) Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes. Having this type means the body does not use or create insulin well. To solve this, taking insulin or pills can be helpful to control diabetes; (3) Gestational diabetes is common in women who are pregnant. It often goes away after giving birth. However, the women who have had this type may have a bigger chance of getting diabetes later in life, even their children.

            To those who already know they have diabetes, whatever type it may be, it is normal to feel mad or sad about it. It may be difficult to follow the steps in order to live healthy despite the disease but surely it will become easier over time. Here are some tips that may be beneficial:

            Manage diabetes well. Stress is a big factor in raising blood sugar. That is why it is important to know how to lower down stress. Deep breathing, meditating, gardening, working on a hobby, taking a walk, or listening to favorite music are some ways to feel less stressful. If you are feeling down, ask for help. Going to a family member or friend, support group, mental health counselor, or clergy member who will listen to problems or concerns can be a way to feel better.

            Be and stay active. It does not have to be immediate and drastic. One may start slow by just walking for 10 minutes three times a day. What is important is to set a goal to become more active most of the time every week. And then, work in increasing muscle strength twice a week. Do yoga, push-ups, heavy gardening, or use stretch bands. Also, use a meal plan to get to or stay at a healthy weight. This may include taking in supplements that can help control one’s sugar. Some recommend taking in natural supplements like Fucoxanthin since it has an anti-diabetes effect. Fucoxanthin supplements contain brown seaweed extracts—the type you find in wakame and hijiki—and help promote DHA formation. DHA is the omega-3 fatty acid that fish oil contains which is believed to increase insulin, decrease bad cholesterol, and enhance triglycerides.

            Learn to eat well. One can ask help from a health care team to make a diabetes meal plan. Choose foods that are lower in sugar, salt, calories, and saturated and trans fat. Instead, eat those with more fiber like bread, crackers, pasta, rice, or whole grain cereals. Look for healthier options. You may substitute table sugar with yacon syrup, for example, as science shows that it contains an amazingly low sugar and calorie content.

            Having diabetes is not the end of the world yet. It may be a sad truth, but life will only continue to be miserable if one does not take action. Do something about it and live happily!

Avoid Regrets, Avoid Cancer

                One of the deadliest diseases in the world, cancer has taken away a lot of lives. At time, the person knows he or she has cancer at an early stage but can’t do anything about it because it is incurable. Other times the person will just be surprised that one day he or she already has a stage 4 cancer. One just waits for the day that he or she will take his or her last breath. Sad but true.

                It is only then we realize that we should have taken more care of our body. When it is too late do we wish we could turn back the time and not do the things that could have contributed to us getting diseases. At the back of our minds, we do know the right things to do. But sometimes we just choose to do otherwise because it feels good or we do not have the time to do them. However, we also know that no matter how busy we are, we must do the things that will make us healthy. The things listed below are surely going to help us be fit and well:

 Try to get 15 minutes of sun every day.

It is not from food or supplements but directly from sunlight do we get almost 90 percent of our body’s vitamin D.  We want to aim having a good level of vitamin D since a deficiency can decrease communication between cells. That results to them stopping from sticking together, letting cancer cells spread. Also, low levels of vitamin D can lead to a higher risk of various cancers such as colon, stomach, ovarian, prostate, and breast cancer. Other sickness includes diabetes, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, and multiple sclerosis. That is why we want to have enough vitamin D in the body because it helps promote proper cell reproduction and maturation.

                However, we also do not want to have too much exposure to the sun because this can cause skin cancer. Just a few minutes a day and that is already good enough.

Include ‘resistant starches’ in one’s diet.

Resistant starch is found in foods such as rolled oats, white beans, and green bananas. It helps decrease the risk of having colon cancer caused by high consumption of red meat. Research proves that adding 40 grams of resistant starches each day can make cell proliferation levels back to normal. It was done after participants of the study ate 300 grams of lean red meat every day for a month. That was equivalent to about 10 ounces. It resulted to a 30 percent increase in cell proliferation in the rectal tissue. Basically, the resistant starches were able to help normalize cell proliferation levels.

                In addition, it may also be helpful if one consumes or eats foods or products that have Fucoxanthin. It is considered the main carotenoid in brown algae that is a component of the light-harvesting complex for photoprotection and photosynthesis. It has a cytotoxic effect on cancer cells, making it decrease frequent occurrences and growth of tumors. Also, Fucoxanthin can target cancer cells only, thus not affecting and leaving physiological cells normal. With that, Fucoxanthin has a great potential for becoming chemotherapeutic agents in cancer.

                Do not take action when cancer is already there. Even if it is still not, do the things that can make the body healthy to avoid regrets in the end.

Au Revoir, Cancer!

Cancer is one of the most horrible dilemmas that a person may face. It entails not just physical and emotional damage to the patient but also a big financial problem. Being diagnosed with cancer drains you of all your energy and exhausts you of possible resources. So if you were asked, would you want to have cancer?

People would answer no in a jiffy. Who would want to suffer from such terrifying condition where unimaginable frights may be experienced? It is a heart breaking situation that some people, especially children, can have this ailment and could not do anything about it. So if you are reading this now, it may be that you are healthy. But are you living a lifestyle that will make you avoid cancer?

The smallest change you do may affect the biggest aspects of your life. We believe that prevention is better than cure. Therefore, let’s talk about the simple ways that will make your life better and free of cancer.

Marinate your meat first.

It has been said that grilled meat, specifically the well-done ones, are linked to being causing several types of cancer. It is because of the carcinogens that are present in the said meat. So if you do grill your meat, make sure to marinate it with thyme and rosemary for at least an hour before you cook it. These species that are rich in antioxidants are proven to cut down the heterocyclic amines in grilled meat by 87%.

Water down your risk.

Diluting concentration of bladder cancer-causing agents is made possible by drinking significant amounts of water and other liquids. These cancer-causing agents are diluted in the form of urine and are flushed from the body easier. The American Cancer Society suggests that a person must drink at least 8 cups of water a day.

Load up on green greens.

Reach for the darkest varieties of greens the next time you choose your salad fixings. It has been found out in a study that chlorophyll – or the substance that makes plants green – is loaded up with magnesium. Magnesium, when taken in right amounts, can help reduce the risk of colon cancer. Another green fixture that you may need for your salad is spinach. Just a half cup of spinach provides 20% of a person’s daily need.

Step up your milk game.

There has been a huge claim that milk can help protect you from colon cancer. Aside from its healthier bone benefit, milk is said to have a significant contribution when it comes to cancer prevention. According to a study, people who drank milk every day for the last four years has a whopping 36% decrease in developing precancerous colon polyps. It is not only true for milk but also for other dairy products such as yogurt and low-fat cheese.

Try an all-natural food supplement.

It is very important to stay healthy and another way to top previous tips than the intake of natural food supplements. For cancer, Fucoxanthin-infused supplements are highly recommended. Fucoxanthin is derived from brown seaweed and has a cytotoxic effect on cancer cells, making it decrease frequent occurrences and growth of tumor. Also, Fucoxanthin can target cancer cells only, thus not affecting and leaving physiological cells normal. With that, Fucoxanthin has a great potential for becoming chemotherapeutic agents in cancer.

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Having cancer is one of the worst things that can happen to anyone. Not only is it physically painful but emotionally exhausting. Imagine all the injections that one’s body has to endure every time. That must really be agonizing. Then, one has to undergo all that while knowing that his or her days are already numbered. In addition, the expenses that the family has to experience are unimaginable. Everybody knows that hospital bills are no joke. They reach a hundred thousand even a million. Thus, having cancer is like going through hell.

But by doing the simple things below, a person can save his or her self from cancer and its excruciating ends.

1. Broccoli

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Steaming broccoli is helpful. On its own, broccoli is already very healthy. In fact, it is known to be a cancer-preventing super food. That is why one must eat it often. However, Italian researchers in 2008 have found out that steamed broccoli has more glucosinolate than fried, microwaved, or boiled broccoli. Glucosinolate is the healthy component of a vegetable. It is something we need to have a healthy body.

2. Garlic

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Try eating garlic. It contains sulfur compounds which may stimulate the natural defenses of the immune system against cancer. Garlic, as a pungent herb, can potentially help the body in getting rid of chemicals causing cancer. It also helps causing cancer cells to die in a natural way. That process is known as apoptosis. A study has shown that women who consumed the highest amount of garlic experienced a decreased risk of colon cancer. It became 50 percent lower compared with women who ate the least.

3. Marinated Meat

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Practice marinating one’s meat. When frying, broiling, and grilling meat, the high temperature it requires makes compounds known as heterocyclic amines. These compounds are known to be connected to cancer. They damage the DNA that is enough to hasten tumor growth in the breast, prostate, colon, and lymph cells. Studies have shown that marinating red meat in wine or beer for two hours before cooking results in decreased amount of harmful compounds. Also, rubbing rosemary on uncooked meats is helpful. It blocks perfectly the formation of compounds causing cancer. Rubbing a couple of cut kiwifruit on a low-fat cut of meat is helpful as well. The fruit acts as a tenderizer in protecting the meat from cancer-causing compounds during grilling.

4. Drink Moderately

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 Sip one glass of wine or beer. Surprisingly, alcohol can protect the body from a bacterium called Helicopter pylori. It is known in causing ulcers leading to stomach cancer. By drinking moderate amounts of beer, wine, cider, or lager, one might get protection against H. pylori. Experts advise people to drink one to two half-pints of beer or three to six glasses of wine every week. The outcome is an 11 percent fewer infection. But just like anything else, too much is also bad. Going beyond one or two alcoholic drinks can increase risk of having breast, liver, esophageal, throat, and mouth cancers.

5. Fucoxanthin Supplements

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It may also be beneficial to try products or foods containing Fucoxanthin. It is found in brown algae as a main carotenoid. It has a cytotoxic effect on cancer cells, making it decrease frequent occurrences and growth of tumors. Also, Fucoxanthin can target cancer cells only, thus not affecting and leaving physiological cells normal. With that, Fucoxanthin has a great potential for becoming chemotherapeutic agents in cancer.

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