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Bladder Infections

Juniper berries are great for your kidneys, bladder and urinary tract

Posted March 5, 2014

Juniper berries grow from shrubs in various parts of the world including Asia, Europe and North America. There are many different kinds of juniper berries but the most common one to North Americans is known as juniperus communis. The berries’ popularity has primarily come from the fact that they’ve been added to gin in order to enhance its flavor, but as the years have gone by, many interesting health benefits have also gotten well deserved attention.

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Suppression of urinary bladder urothelial carcinoma cell by the ethanol extract of pomegranate fruit through cell cycle arrest and apoptosis

Posted December 23, 2013

Pomegranate possesses many medicinal properties such as antioxidant, anti-inflammation and antitumor. It has been extensively used as a folk medicine by many cultures. Pomegranate fruit has been shown to have the inhibitory efficacy against prostate cancer and lung cancer in vitro and in vivo. It can be exploited in chemoprevention and chemotherapy of prostate cancer. In this study we examined the anti-cancer efficacy of pomegranate fruit grown in Taiwan against urinary bladder urothelial carcinoma (UBUC) and its mechanism of action.

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Horizon Science Achieves GRAS for Blood Glucose Lowering Ingredient

Posted April 30, 2012

GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) status has been self-affirmed by Horizon Science for Benecarb, a molasses-based ingredient which has been proven to lower the blood glucose response of a range of food products, including sugar, using an entirely natural ingredient.

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Controlling Blood Glucose Levels

Posted April 30, 2012

Several dietary supplements have the potential to help reduce blood glucose and A1C levels in diabetics. Most studies on these supplements were conducted on type-2 diabetics; however, given the mechanism of actions of these nutrients, they would likely be beneficial for either type-1 or -2 diabetics.

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Complementary Treatments for Lowering Blood Glucose Levels

Posted April 30, 2012

A number of complementary treatments exist for helping lower blood glucose levels. Some complementary treatments are good for type 1 diabetes, while others are good for type 2. Understanding which is which will help you to focus on the type of complementary treatment(s) most likely to benefit your customer personally.

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Antidiabetic Activity of Isoquercetin in Diabetic KK -Ay Mice

Posted April 30, 2012

Tartary buckwheat bran is an important natural source of quercetin and isoquercetin. Quercetin and isoquercetin are both powerful alpha-glucosidase inhibitors. Although the IC50 of isoquercetin as alpha-glucosidase inhibitor was much higher than that of quercetin, the bioavailability of isoquercetin was higher than that of quercetin. Hence, we are interested in the antidiabetic effect of isoquercetin in diabetic KK -Ay mice.

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Intermittent exercise improves blood glucose control for diabetics

Posted April 30, 2012

Intermittent exercise with and without low oxygen concentrations (or hypoxia) can improve insulin sensitivity in type 2 diabetics, however exercise while under hypoxic conditions provides greater improvements in glycemic control than intermittent exercise alone, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).

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Nopal cactus (prickly pear) is rich in antioxidants, plus it helps normalize cholesterol and blood glucose

Posted April 30, 2012

Nopal cactus, also well known as prickly pear cactus, has been a staple part of Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine for centuries. The green pads of the nopal cactus are cooked and added to tacos, egg dishes, and Mexican salads. Research within the past ten years has caused nopal cactus to be considered a super-food, due to its antioxidant and cholesterol-reducing properties. The fruit of the prickly pear is rich in betalains. Several clinical studies suggest nopal cactus is beneficial for diabetics because it reduces blood glucose levels.

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Alpha-lipoic Acid Benefits Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Posted April 30, 2012

In a randomized, placebo-controlled study involving 38 outpatients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, supplementation with alpha-lipoic acid (300, 600, 900, and 1200 mg/d) for a period of 6 months was found to be associated with reductions in fasting blood glucose and HbA1c in a dose-dependent manner.

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Enzyme in Saliva Helps Regulate Blood Glucose

Posted April 30, 2012

Scientists from the Monell Center report that blood glucose levels following starch ingestion are influenced by genetically-determined differences in salivary amylase, an enzyme that breaks down dietary starches. Specifically, higher salivary amylase activity is related to lower blood glucose.

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