Diabetes Health

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Dr. Harold Borrero

One in four Americans has some form of diabetes or pre-diabetes. The reality is that type 2 Diabetes is a fully preventable condition that arises from faulty leptin signaling and insulin resistance, both of which are a result of poor diet and insufficient exercise. Many people believe that Diabetes is a disease which is a result of high blood sugar. This is totally a misconception and most likely due to misinformation.

 

In order to prevent and reverse Diabetes, you need to replenish your body’s insulin and leptin sensitivities. The method on how to accomplish this is through a proper diet and regular exercise.

 

For the last fifteen (15) years, I have been teaching nutrition and health science. And during these 15 years, I have read many studies, researched the effects of various herbs in treating and preventing Diabetes and have concluded that Diabetes type 2 is preventable and in most cases even reversible if caught early.

In order to prevent Diabetes we need to understand how it manifests itself or in simple terms how it happens. In a healthy person, the pancreas the organ which is located behind the stomach releases insulin to help the body store and use the sugar from the food you eat. Diabetes happens when one of the following conditions occurs:

  • When the pancreas does not produce any insulin.
  • When the pancreas produces very little insulin.
  • When the body does not respond appropriately to insulin, which is a condition called“insulin resistance.”

 

People with type 2 Diabetes produce insulin; however, the insulin their pancreas secretes is either not enough or the body is unable to recognize the insulin and use it properly. When there is insufficient insulin or the insulin is not used properly by the body, glucose is unable to get into the body’s cells and therefore builds up in the bloodstream instead. When glucose builds up in the blood instead of going into cells, it causes damage in multiple areas of the body which interrupts cells ability to get the glucose they need, causing the cells to not function properly.

 

Understanding why insulin is important, enables us to know more about how the body uses food for energy. Your body is made up of millions of cells. In order to make energy, these cells need food in a very simple form. When you eat and drink, much of the food is broken down into a simple sugar called “glucose.” Then, glucose is transported through the bloodstream to these cells where it can be used to provide the energy which the body need. Insulin is constantly being released in small amounts by the pancreas. When the amount of glucose in the blood increases to a certain level, the pancreas then releases additional insulin to move more glucose into the cells. This causes the glucose levels in the blood to decrease or drop.

 

I’ve spent the better part of the last two decades researching and trying to pin down the necessary ingredients of a healthy diet and lifestyle.

 

Here are some of my suggestions which can help prevent and reverse Type 2 Diabetes.

 

  1. Limit or eliminate products with sugar in your diet, especially products which contain High fructose corn syrup which is far more harmful to the body in comparison to than any other type of sugar. Avoid juices, sodas, candies, white bread, cookies, chips and snack bars which have added sugars in addition to all processed foods. Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables and low carb foods. Eat fresh Alaskan Salmon avoid eating farmed Salmon. .

 

  1. Exercise is an absolutely essential factor, and without it, you’re unlikely to get your Diabetes under control. It is one of the simplest and most effective ways to lower your insulin and leptin resistance. Walk 30 minutes every day. Start out walking slowly, then walk fast for at least 15 minutes and then finish at a slow pace.

 

  1. Your stomach is a living ecosystem, full of both good and bad bacteria. Many studies have shown that people have different intestinal bacteria. The more good bacteria you have, the stronger your immune system will become it will certainly increase your body’s ability to stay healthy. Fortunately, optimizing your stomach flora is relatively easy. Start by taking a detox formula such as Desintox along with a daily fiber supplement such as Fiber Colon Max along with a probiotic will enable your body to stay healthy in addition to having a healthy elimination.

 

  1. Consider some natural supplements such as Diabetax which contains Cinnamon bark and Tronadora. Studies have shown that cinnamon bark helps to normalize blood sugar levels in addition to reducing blood lipids. Some studies have shown that Tronadora decreases hepatic glycogen plasma and cholesterol levels. I also consider taking Glucotax which contains Bilberry which has flavonoids which might improve circulation in people with Diabetes, Alpha lipoic Acid which is essential in the energy producing structures of cells and preventing cell damage. It also contains Artichoke which studies suggest to help with cholesterol and lowering blood sugar.

 

The important thing to remember is that health is the greatest of all blessings. It’s going to take time and will require changes in your lifestyle in order to improve your health. The combination of changing your diet, exercising daily and adding supplements can help in preventing and possibly reversing Diabetes type 2.

One thing to remember, if you are currently taking prescribed medications consult your physician before taking any supplements.

 

I will end with this. The father of medicine Hippocrates once said “let your medicines be your foods and let your foods be your medicine”. You can take control of your health and live a long healthy life. Don’t waste time! Do your research and start today to improve your health and live a long healthy life.

 

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La información contenida en esta hoja de ninguna manera sustituye el consejo médico. Le recomendamos que consulte a los profesionales de la salud que lo atienden (médico, dietista/nutricionista, farmacéutico, etc.) si tiene interés o preguntas acerca del uso de los suplementos dietéticos. Ellos le indicarán si son adecuados para su salud general. La mención de una determinada marca en esta publicación no implica el respaldo del producto.

 

 

 

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¿Qué es?

La linaza es la semilla de la planta Linum usitatissimum. Para hacer medicamentos se usa el aceite de la semilla.

El aceite de linaza se usa como un laxante para el estreñimiento. Algunas personas también lo usan para la osteoartritis, la artritis reumática, el cáncer, la ansiedad, la hiperplasia benigna de la próstata (HBP), las infecciones vaginales, el trastorno de déficit de atención e hiperactividad (TDAH), la pérdida de peso, los triglicéridos (grasas en la sangre) altos, el colesterol alto, la sequedad de los ojos y para evitar ataques cardíacos.

El aceite de linaza también se usa como una fuente dietética de ácido alfa linolénico. El ácido alfa linolénico es un ácido graso esencial, lo que significa que es necesario para el crecimiento y desarrollo humano normal. Es raro, eso sí, que la gente tenga deficiencia de ácido alfa linolénico. Solamente tienen este problema las personas que tienen un trastorno que no ha sido tratado y que impide que absorban las grasas. Vea el listado separado para el ácido alfa linolénico.

Algunas personas aplican el aceite de linaza a la piel para calmar irritaciones o suavizar las asperezas.

En los alimentos, el aceite de linaza se usa como aceite para cocinar y en margarinas.

En la industria manufacturera, el aceite de linaza se usa como un ingrediente en las pinturas, los varnices, el linóleo y el jabón; y como un agente de impermeabilización.

¿Cómo funciona?

El aceite de linaza es una fuente de ácidos grasos poliinsaturados tal como el ácido alfa linolénico. El ácido alfa linolénico y otras sustancias químicas similares en el aceite de linaza parece disminuir la inflamación. Es por eso que se piensa que el aceite de linaza es útil para la artritis reumática y otros trastornos inflamatorios (hinchazones).

¿Qué dosis se utiliza?

La dosis apropiada de aceite de linaza depende de muchos factores tales como la edad de la persona, el estado de salud y varias otras condiciones. En este momento no hay suficiente información científica para determinar un rango de dosis apropiado para el uso del aceite de linaza. Tenga en cuenta que los productos naturales no son siempre necesariamente seguros y las dosis pueden ser importantes. Asegúrese de seguir las instrucciones en las etiquetas de los productos y consulte con su farmacéutico, doctor u otro proveedor de salud médica antes de usarlos.

Tenga en cuenta que el aceite de linaza puede descomponerse fácilmente si se expone a la luz, calor o aire. El aceite de linaza se debe almacenar en una botella esmerilada y se debe proteger del calor. Se puede guardar en el refrigerador.

Otros nombres

Acide Alpha-Linolénique, Acide Gras Oméga 3, Acide Gras N-3, ALA, Aliviraaii, Alpha-Linolenic Acid, Alasi, Brown Flaxseed Oil, Brown-Seeded Flax Oil, Common Flax Oil, Echter Lein, Flachs, Flachssamen, Flax Oil, Flax Seed Oil, Golden Flax Oil, Graine de Lin, Huile de Lin, Kattan, Keten, Lin, Lin Commun, Lin Oléagineux, Linho, Lino, Lino Comune, Lino Mazzese, Lino Usuale, Linseed Flax Oil, Linseed Oil, Linum crepitans, Linum humile, Linum usitatissimum, Malsag, N-3 Fatty Acid, Oil of Flaxseed, Omega-3 Fatty Acid, Saatlein, Ta Ma, Tisii.
Exención de responsabilidad
La información contenida en esta hoja de ninguna manera sustituye el consejo médico. Le recomendamos que consulte a los profesionales de la salud que lo atienden (médico, dietista/nutricionista, farmacéutico, etc.) si tiene interés o preguntas acerca del uso de los suplementos dietéticos. Ellos le indicarán si son adecuados para su salud general. La mención de una determinada marca en esta publicación no implica el respaldo del producto.

¿Qué es?

El arándano es una planta. La gente usa la fruta y las hojas para hacer las medicinas.Tenga cuidado de no confundir el arándano con el bilberry. Fuera de los Estados Unidos, el nombre de “blueberry” puede ser usado para una planta llamada “bilberry” en los EE.UU.

El arándano es utilizado para la prevención de las cataratas y el glaucoma y para el tratamiento de úlceras, de infecciones del tracto urinario (ITU), de la esclerosis múltiple (EM), del síndrome de fatiga crónica (SFC), de cólicos, de la fiebre, de las venas varicosas y de los hemorroides. El arándano también se utiliza para mejorar la circulación y como un laxante.

Algunas mujeres usan arándanos para los dolores del parto y como un tónico después de un aborto involuntario.

Los frutos secos y las hojas se utilizan para la diarrea.

El té hecho de las hojas secas se utiliza para el dolor de garganta e hinchazón (inflamación) de la boca o de la piel que recubre la garganta.

Los proveedores de salud han utilizado el jugo de arándano como un agente de contraste en la resonancia magnética (MRI). Los agentes de contraste permiten a los radiólogos ver e interpretar las imágenes.

Algunas personas inhalan los vapores de la quema de flores secas de arándano para el tratamiento de la locura.

¿Cómo funciona?

El arándano, al igual que su pariente, el arándano rojo podría ayudar a prevenir las infecciones de la vejiga al impedir que las bacterias se adhieran a las paredes de la vejiga. El arándano es un fruto alto en fibra, lo que puede ayudar a un funcionamente normal de la digestión. También contiene vitamina C y otros antioxidantes.

¿Hay preocupación por la seguridad de su uso?

El fruto del arándano PROBABLEMENTE ES SEGURO para la mayoría de la gente. Pero no se sabe lo suficiente acerca de la seguridad de consumir las hojas del arándano por vía oral. Es mejor evitar el uso de las hojas.

Advertencias y precauciones especiales:

Embarazo y lactancia: El fruto del arándano PROBABLEMENTE ES SEGURO cuando se utiliza en las cantidades que se encuentran en los alimentos. Pero no se sabe lo suficiente acerca de la seguridad del uso de cantidades más grandes como las que se utilizan para las medicinas. Si está embarazada o amamantando consuma solo las cantidades normales que se encuentran en los alimentos.

Diabetes: El arándano podría reducir los niveles de azúcar en la sangre en las personas con diabetes. Preste atención a las señales que indican un bajo nivel de azúcar en la sangre (hipoglicemia) y controle su azúcar en la sangre con cuidado si tiene diabetes y usa arándanos. La dosis de sus medicamentos para la diabetes puede tener que ser ajustada por su médico.

Cirugía: El arándano podría afectar los niveles de glucosa en la sangre y podría interferir con el control de azúcar en la sangre durante y después de la cirugía. Deje de usar arándanos al menos 2 semanas antes de una cirugía programada.

¿Existen interacciones con medicamentos?

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Medicamentos para la diabetes (Antidiabéticos)
Las hojas del arándano podrían disminuir el azúcar en la sangre. Los medicamentos para la diabetes también se utilizan para reducir el azúcar en la sangre. El tomar hojas de arándano junto con medicamentos para la diabetes podría causar que su azúcar en la sangre baje demasiado. Controle de cerca su nivel de azúcar en la sangre. La dosis de su medicamento para la diabetes podría tener que ser cambiada.Algunos medicamentos utilizados para la diabetes incluyen glimepirida (Amaryl), gliburida (DiaBeta, Glynase PresTab, Micronase), insulina, pioglitazona (Actos), rosiglitazona (Avandia), clorpropamida (Diabinese), glipizida (Glucotrol), tolbutamida (Orinase) y otros.

¿Existen interacciones con hierbas y suplementos?

No se conoce ninguna interacción con hierbas y suplementos.

¿Existen interacciones con alimentos?

No se conoce ninguna interacción con alimentos.

¿Qué dosis se utiliza?

La dosis apropiada del arándano depende de muchos factores tales como la edad de la persona, el estado de salud y varias otras condiciones. En este momento no hay suficiente información científica para determinar un rango de dosis apropiado para el uso del arándano. Tenga en cuenta que los productos naturales no son siempre necesariamente seguros y las dosis pueden ser importantes. Asegúrese de seguir las instrucciones en las etiquetas de los productos y consulte con su farmacéutico, doctor u otro proveedor de salud médica antes de usarlos.

Otros nombres

Bleuet, Bleuet des Champs, Bleuet des Montagnes, Bleuets, Blueberries, Highbush Blueberry, Hillside Blueberry, Lowbush Blueberry, Myrtille, Rabbiteye Blueberry, Vaccinium altomontanum, Vaccinium amoenum, Vaccinium angustifolium, Vaccinium ashei, Vaccinium brittonii, Vaccinium constablaei, Vaccinium corymbosum, Vaccinium lamarckii, Vaccinium pallidum, Vaccinium pensylvanicum, Vaccinium vacillans, Vaccinium virgatum.
Exención de responsabilidad
La información contenida en esta hoja de ninguna manera sustituye el consejo médico. Le recomendamos que consulte a los profesionales de la salud que lo atienden (médico, dietista/nutricionista, farmacéutico, etc.) si tiene interés o preguntas acerca del uso de los suplementos dietéticos. Ellos le indicarán si son adecuados para su salud general. La mención de una determinada marca en esta publicación no implica el respaldo del producto.

By Dr. Harold Borrero

Heart Disease Can Be Reversed

By Dr. Harold Borrero

Heart disease is still the leading cause of death in the United States and can take a number of various forms. The most common type is coronary artery disease, which is identified by the narrowing or blockage of the blood vessels that supply blood to the heart. Although many symptoms vary on the type of heart disease the person has, the warning signs include:

  • Discomfort or pain in the chest
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Felling dizzy or lightheaded especially after exercising

It is commonly believed by many that heart attacks are commonly caused by plaque buildup in any of the 4 major arteries leading to the heart. These plaques were thought to be composed of cholesterol that built up in the arterial lumen (inside of the vessel), which eventually cuts off blood supply to a certain area of the heart, resulting in oxygen deficiency in that area, causing first pain (angina), then progressing to ischemia (heart attack).

So what is the sequence of events that leads to a heart attack? First there is a decrease in the healing activity of the parasympathetic nervous system which in many cases the pathology for heart attack will not progress unless this condition is met. Then what happens is an increase in the sympathetic nervous system activity, usually caused by a physical or emotional stressor.

This explains why those individual who had a heart attack often feel very tired prior to their event. This also explains why a diet liberal in fat and low in sugar is crucial for heart health.

So let’s say that you experienced some chest pain and fatigue and you made an appointment to see your doctor and they schedule a stress test and lab work. The lab work comes back with low HDL and moderate increase in LDL, sugar levels were normal as well as your CBC (complete blood count). The stress test comes back positive for possible heart disease or possible blockage. Your doctor then suggest to you that you need an angioplasty procedure to look and see if you may have a blockage and possibly put a stent in your artery.

Wait a minute! This is an invasive surgery procedure which comes with its fair share of risks such as blood clots which can lead to a heart attack, bleeding and kidney damage from the dye used during the procedure.

Why do we want to put ourselves through this procedure, maybe to obtain relief from the pain (angina) we had during the stress test? Is there an alternative to angioplasty? Can we reverse this blockage or heart disease as it is known? The answer is YES!!

Many studies which have been published have shown that a combination of lifestyle changes and diet can certainly help in reducing and reversing heart disease. Especially if you have stable Heart Disease, lifestyle changes should be your goal to treatment.

The primary reason I studied Naturopathy, was to learn how I could teach others to improve their quality of life with lifestyles changes, diet and nutrition. I had some prior health issues and after studying naturopathy I applied these same principals in my life and I have personally seen the effects of which I have implemented which has led me to a path of good health.

So what do we need to do?

  1. You should be looking to consume foods which are unprocessed and organic.
  2. Eat more raw vegetables and fruits daily
  3. Avoid all sodas, fast foods and foods which contain high fructose corn syrup, bleached flour, hydrogenated oils and white breads, pork, bacon, hotdogs and red meat.
  4. Increase your intake of fiber. Studies have shown that people who added more fiber to their diet had a lower risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
  5. Comprehensive exercise such as walking, biking, swimming, jogging, playing tennis or basketball and even golfing.
  6. Reduce the stress in your life. You cannot be healthy if you allow yourself to be stressed since your emotional state plays a major role in every physical disease. Listen to quiet relaxing music. When I feel a little stress, I will listen to classical music especially the piano or violin sonata which is very relaxing. I also like to listen to Salsa music as well since it tends to perk me up. Go for walks; go to church, sometimes getting outside and talking with people helps to reduce stress. Do something that is fun, watch a funny movie. Laughter has been shown to reduce stress and increase endorphins to fight free radicals which cause disease.
  7. Avoid listening to depressing news on TV.
  8. Don’t just sit and watch TV all day! Get busy and do things, be active!
  9. Avoid alcohol and smoking.

Now I want to suggest some supplements which can also be very helpful. Before you begin using any supplement, you should consider doing a detoxification cleansing of your digestive system to assist with elimination.

Here are some supplements which can help in combating heart disease and provide some antioxidant protection.

  1. Hawthorn Berry
  2. Magnesium
  3. Cholesterol Maintenance
  4. Cinnamon Bark, Turmeric, Garlic
  5. Coenzyme Q10
  6. Krill Oil
  7. Daily Fiber (Noni, Chia seeds, Oat Bran, Artichoke, Flaxseed, Papaya)

Foods which you should include in your diet:

  1. Fish
  2. Vegetables (raw)
  3. Kale
  4. Fruits
  5. Brown or Red rice
  6. Whole wheat and grains
  7. Whole Oats
  8. Organic Chicken
  9. Organic Eggs
  10. Green Tea

And drink lots of water all day long.

Caution!! If you are currently under medical care and taking medications, consult with your physician before taking any supplements.

Now is a time in which you can take control of your health and have hope for a long and healthy life. You have to ability to reverse Heart Disease if you make lifestyle changes and improve your nutritional intake. Yes you can reverse Heart Disease! May God Bless you and God Bless America!

 

 

 


Muchas personas creen que los refrescos light son la alternativa más adecuada para poder incluir refrescos en su alimentación diaria debido a que no contienen azúcar. Es por esto que hoy explicaremos los principales efectos secundarios del consumo de refrescos light:

1. Trabajo extra para tus riñones: Un estudio realizado por la Escuela de Medicina de la Universidad de Harvard que incluyó mas de 3,000 mujeres sugiere que la función renal disminuyó en las mujeres que consumieron más de dos vasos de refresco light al día.

2. Problemas con el metabolismo: Un estudio publicado por la Universidad de Minnesota el cual incluyó casi 10,000 adultos, mostró que el consumo de un refresco light al día esta asociado con un 34% más de probabilidades de desarrollar síndrome metabólico y diabetes tipo 2. A pesar de que no esta claro aún si esto se debió solamente al consumo de refresco light o a los hábitos de las personas estudiadas, es importante considerarlo.

3. No es un método para bajar de peso: A pesar de que el refresco light no contiene azúcar, consumirlo tampoco quiere decir que contribuya a la pérdida de peso, por otro lado los refrescos light contienen edulcorantes artificiales, el abuso de estos puede confundir al cuerpo con respecto a las calorías consumidas y por lo tanto puedes terminar ¡comiendo de más!

4. Tus dientes pueden pagar las consecuencias: Los refrescos light tienen un pH de 3.2, lo que significa bastante ácido comparado con el pH del agua que es de 7. Este ácido puede desgastar y de hecho hasta disolver el esmalte dental.

 Por lo tanto te damos las siguientes recomendaciones:

  • No abuses en el consumo de refrescos light y evita consumirlos frecuentemente.
  • No mezcles los refrescos light con alcohol bajo ninguna circunstancia,  la falta de azúcar de estos provoca que el alcohol se absorba rápidamente y por lo tanto pase al torrente sanguíneo en menos tiempo que lo que tardaría una bebida regular.
  • Recuerda que la mejor bebida por excelencia es el ¡AGUA!

Crédito de la imagen: Vive mejor y saludable.

 

Try these recipes for dips and snacks

Fruit Dipping

Combine the applesauce and yogurt in a bowl and mix until well-blended. Pour into a serving bowl and serve with the sliced fruits.

Ingredients:

1 cup applesauce
1 cup low-fat strawberry yogurt
Slices of your favorite fruits such as strawberries, apples, bananas, pears, kiwi, pineapple, or grapes.

Fastest Veggie Dip Around

Season the yogurt with the dressing mix or dry herbs. Add just enough for it to taste great! Presto, ready to dip with cut vegetables!

Ingredients:

1 cup plain non-fat yogurt
Dry ranch dressing mix or other dry herbs such as basil or garlic.
Your favorite vegetables such as carrot sticks, broccoli, bell peppers, cauliflower, or celery.

Salsa and Corn Cheese Sticks

Wrap the corn tortillas around the cheese sticks. Dip the wraps into the salsa and enjoy!

Ingredients:

Corn tortillas
Low-fat mozarella cheese sticks
Salsa (you can buy a jar from the store, or look under “veggies” to find out how to make your own!)

Fruit Freeze
Place yogurt and fruit in a blender container. Cover tightly. Blend until smooth. Pour into paper

cups. Freeze until thick and slushy, about 1 hour. Insert one spoon, handle up, into each cup of frozen fruit mixture. Return to freezer and freeze until solid, at least 2 more hours. To serve, remove from freezer and let sit for about 10 minutes. Peel paper cup off each treat and eat, holding the spoon as a handle.

Preparation time: 10 minutes, plus 3 hours freezing time. Makes 8 servings.

Ingredients:

1 8-ounce container non-fat lemon yogurt 2 cups cubed, seedless watermelon
1 basket fresh strawberries, tops removed 1 medium banana, peeled and sliced

8 7-ounce paper cups 8 plastic spoons

Pink Lemonade Yogurt Pops

Mix together and pour into frozen pop containers or paper cups with popsicle sticks. Freeze and eat. Makes 2-3 pops depending on size of container.

Ingredients:

1 cup plain non-fat yogurt
4 tablespoons of undiluted pink lemonade

Strawberry Orange Frozen Pops

Combine into blender and blend till smooth or not-so-smooth, depending on preference. Pour into molds and freeze. Makes approximately 24 frozen pops. Serving size 1.

Ingredients:

1 quart orange juice
2 cups strawberries fresh or frozen
3 tablespoons sugar (omit if using sweetened strawberries) 1 cup vanilla yogurt

Frozen Fruit Treat
Mix ingredients together. Freeze in small paper cups. Serve partially defrosted.

Ingredients:

1 3/4 cup strawberries
1 large can crushed pineapple
5 bananas (cut in cubes)
12 ounces frozen orange juice-concentrate 1 1/2 cup water

Fruit-cicles

Wash grapes or blueberries. Put a toothpick in each one. Place them on a plate and put in the freezer for about 2 hours. Take them out and enjoy.

Ingredients:

Bunch of seedless grapes or blueberries Toothpicks
Plate

Page last reviewed: January 22, 2013
Page last updated: January 22, 2013
Content source: Division of Population Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

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