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Ken's Type-1 Diabetes Journey: Logs

Ken's Type-1 Diabetes Journey: Logs

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In many of my Posts, I mention the fundamental significance of using a log to learn and manage my Type-1 diabetes, not to mention discovering the profound benefits of a Whole Food Plant Based Starch Smart diet. It has been requested that I provide a blank copy of my Type-1 diabetic log file,...

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Curb Obesity and Heart Disease Risk With BROAD Measures

Curb Obesity and Heart Disease Risk With BROAD Measures

Elevated plasma cholesterol levels are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular diseases. Likewise, lifestyle and dietary choices, such as adopting a Whole-food plant-based diet (WFPB) diet has been shown to effectively reduce elevated cholesterol levels. By promoting the consumption of natural, unrefined plant foods, WFPB diets help keep cholesterol numbers, and other vital biomarkers, within desirable ranges....

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Processed Red Meat Increases Risk of Heart Failure

Processed Red Meat Increases Risk of Heart Failure

Unfortunately processed red meats are an integral part of the Standard American Diet. The United States is among the top meat-eating nations in the world. According to the US Department of Agriculture, the average American consumed more than 71.2 pounds of red meat (beef, veal, pork, and lamb) in 2012. About 22% of the red...

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Vegetables Knock Out Liver Cancer Risk

Vegetables Knock Out Liver Cancer Risk

Liver Cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world. Data released by the World Cancer Research Fund International show that more than 780,000 cases of liver carcinoma were recorded globally in 2012. According to the American Cancer Society, over 40,000 people are expected to be diagnosed with liver cancer, and almost 29,000...

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Statin Use Increases Cataract Risk

Cataract With Surgical Instrument Cataracts are cloudy patches in the lens

If you walk into your doctor's office with a high cholesterol number, there is a great chance that you will walk out with a statin drug. Having an avalanche of cholesterol floating in your blood increases your risk of developing stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, skeletal muscle damage, coronary heart disease, and heart attacks. Statins ar...

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Dairy Products Elevate Testicular Cancer Risk

Testicular Cancer Diagram

The incidence of testicular cancer is skyrocketing globally. About 1 out of every 100 cancers diagnosed in men is testicular cancer. Though this figure may not trigger alarm bells, the numbers do add up. Around 53,300 new cases of testicular cancer were estimated to be diagnosed worldwide in 2012. In 2015, 257,823 men were estimated to be...

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Why Some World Regions Have Low Incidence of Breast Cancer?

Why Some World Regions Have Low Incidence of Breast Cancer?

In 2012, approximately 1.7 million women in the world were told “you have breast cancer.” No one really enjoys receiving such heartbreaking news. This disease is the number one cause of cancer-related deaths in women worldwide. According to 2013 data released by the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Health Estimates, 508,000 women died from breast...

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Cruciferous Vegetables Reduce Pancreatic Cancer Risk

Cruciferous Vegetables Reduce Pancreatic Cancer Risk

Regular consumption of large servings of cruciferous vegetables lowers the risk of developing pancreatic cancer, according to a recent Chinese study. Increased intake of cruciferous vegetables was found to reduce pancreatic cancer odds ratio to 0.78 in this study. Cruciferous vegetables are a class of vegetables with cross-shaped flowers. Cabbage, broccoli, kale, cauliflower, turnips, watercress,...

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Milk Increases Type 1 Diabetes Risk

Diabetes Gauge in High Zone

Approximately 1.25 million Americans have type 1 diabetes, including about 200,000 young people below the age of 20. Type 1 diabetes is an auto-immune disease in which the immune system is hyper-stimulated to create antibodies that destroy Beta cells in the pancreas that produces insulin, the hormone that transports glucose...

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Vegan Diets Beneficial for Type 2 Diabetes Prevention

Vegetable Bowl with Hummus

A group of Italian and American researchers have uncovered a simple diet that can help millions of people avoid diabetes. According to the researchers, strict adherence to a low-fat, oil-free plant-based diet can help prevent type 2 diabetes. For this study, the scientists divided 75 overweight adults with no history of diabetes into 2 gr...

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Fruits and Vegetables Important for Coronary Heart Disease Prevention

Doctor Juggling Giant Veggies and Fruits

Individuals who regularly consumed more than one servings of fruits and vegetables each day can reduce their risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD) by 4 per cent, according to a recent Harvard study. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in both men and women of the USA, killing more than 600,000 Americans every year. Coronary hea...

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Tomatoes Linked to Lower Prostate Cancer Risk

Tomatoes on Vine in Sunshine

The prostate gland is a walnut-sized gland of the male reproductive system located between the bladder and the penis. It plays a very important role in male fertility and the proper functioning of the urinary tract, as it secretes fluid that nourishes and protects the sperm. The cells of the prostate gland can undergo mutation, trans...

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