DIABETES AND BLOOD SUGAR

I have recently written about the metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance, but when does it become diabetes? Is it unavoidable? What is diabetes anyway? What is Diabetes? Diabetes Mellitus means literally ‘passing through like a siphon’ (diabetes-) ‘sweetness’ (mellitus), and is so named because early physicians recognised that the copious urine passed was very sweet, […]

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ARTHRITIS / JOINT INFLAMMATION

What is it? Arthritis literally means joint (arth) inflammation (itis). It may be due to normal wear and tear or excessive wear after injury (osteoarthritis) or due to inflammation attacking one or more joints, as in gout and rheumatoid disease. What it is not: While fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue symptoms include joint pain, these are […]

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CHOLESTEROL

What is Cholesterol? Cholesterol is a fatty substance found in the liver, brain, nervous system and blood, and manufactured by all cells but mainly by the liver and intestine.  It is essential for the normal daily activities of our cells, as well as for the manufacture of vitamin D and some hormones. The body is […]

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