Chocolate Lava Cake

June 18, 2018 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

I have always been a fan of molten chocolate cakes and wondered why I have never seen a sugar-free version.  Well, chocoholics should fret no more as this version proves that we can enjoy it in all its sugar-free goodness.  Make sure to bake it just before serving to get that runny center.

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Apple Crispies

June 17, 2018 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Apples are always a delight for baking and everyone’s favorite would always be apple pies. In this version, we do away with the pie crust and replace it with a healthier granola topping. You can also use it as a base instead of a topping for a different variation.
Yield: 8 to 10 portions

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Baker’s Treat

June 16, 2018 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Baking used to be forbidden for most people with diabetes since sugar is a necessary ingredient in baking.  Thankfully, with the introduction of alternative sweeteners, and the right modifications, diabetics and figure-conscious people can now enjoy a whole new world of baked items. » Continue Reading

Bone Density Test

June 15, 2018 Category :Fitness| Healthy News 0

Bones are one of the most neglected parts of the human body. We never realize how important our bones are until we grow old and experience different bone pains and injuries. According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, “as we get older, we are no longer able to replace bone tissue as quickly as we lose it.”

Women are more prone to bone diseases than men. Their body framework and women’s declining ability to produce estrogen as they age are the reasons they are prone to such diseases. When this happens, the bones become less dense until it produces holes and becomes light and weak, causing osteoporosis. However, men shouldn’t be too complacent either for they also suffer from bone loss, although the rate of loss is much slower than in women. » Continue Reading

Osteoarthritis: Painful Stride

June 14, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Osteoarthritis is a slow, progressive disabling disease that is the most frequent cause of joint pain, especially in the elderly.  This relatively common disease affects about one in every 13 people, about 12 percent of people above 60 years of age experience pain due to osteoarthritis. » Continue Reading

Low Back Pain

June 13, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Who hasn’t endured low back pain? Every person has or will experience low back pain at some point in their lives. Low back pain is one of the most common conditions seen by orthopedic specialists in their clinics. It affects men and women of all ages, from gradeschoolers to grandfathers; all sizes, from small to stout; and all occupations, from secretaries to seamen. » Continue Reading

Exercise For Bone Health

June 12, 2018 Category :Fitness 0

Before we leap like ballerinas and tiptoe over tulips, there are important requisites to attaining optimal bone health. The safeguarding of bone health should be three ways: through proper nutrition, intake of medications as needed, and appropriate exercises. Proper nutrition includes eating a diet rich in calcium and allowing 10 to 15 minutes of sunlight exposure two times a week for Vitamin D. A yearly medical check-up from age 45 and up, that includes a bone density test called DEXA will determine the status of bones and the presence of osteoporosis. The need to take medications, especially bisphosphonates, calcium and Vitamin D supplementation will be determined by the doctor. » Continue Reading

Calcium Intake and Diabetes

June 11, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Question: How much calcium should a diabetic patient take in a day? What foods are rich in calcium?

The human body contains more calcium than it does any other mineral. For an average 130-pound adult, about 1,200 grams — almost three pounds — of the body is calcium. Your body composition depends on the size of your body frame, the density of your bones, and how much bone you have lost through aging.About 99 percent of your body’s calcium is in your bones. The remaining one percent is found in your body fluids and cells. » Continue Reading

Vitamin D and Diabetes

June 10, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Question: What are the benefits of taking Vitamin D? Is it true that it can prevent diabetes?

Adequate and sensible exposure to natural sunlight is the simplest best way of getting Vitamin D. Other sources would be cod liver oil, fortified milk and egg yolks. Contrary to common belief, Vitamin D is NOT actually a vitamin at all. “Vitamins” by definition, are nutrients that cannot be produced by the body, but are necessary for the proper functioning of the body’s tissues and organs. This is not true for Vitamin D since it is produced by our bodies (when our skin is exposed to ultraviolet rays from the sun).Technically, it cannot be considered a vitamin. » Continue Reading

Short-Term Mental Stress Maintains Blood Sugar Levels

June 9, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research| Stress Busters 0

Are you a diabetic and in search of a good mental stress? Swiss investigators say that the blood sugar levels of individuals with type 1 diabetes stay normal when exposed to short-term mental stress. In this case, they used a roller-coaster ride to attain this short-term mental stress, and to see how it can affect blood sugar levels.

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