Marijuana and Diabetes: Benefits, Disadvantages, and Legality

Marijuana has been used medicinally for thousands of years, although many people use it as a recreational drug too. Research now indicates marijuana may have medicinal properties that can provide benefits for diabetes, as well as other health conditions.After alcohol, marijuana (also known as cannabis) is the most commonly used drug in the world. The … Continue reading Marijuana and Diabetes: Benefits, Disadvantages, and Legality

CBD Oil: Uses, Health Benefits

Cannabidiol oil is used for health purposes, but it is controversial. There is some confusion about what it is, and its effect on the human body.Cannabidiol (CBD) may have some health benefits, but there may also be some risks. What is CBD oil? CBD is the name of a compound found in the cannabis plant. … Continue reading CBD Oil: Uses, Health Benefits

Apple Cider Vinegar and Diabetes

For many years, apple cider vinegar has been linked with an array of health benefits. These have ranged from aiding weight loss to relieving cold symptoms. But does taking it help people with diabetes? What is apple cider vinegar? Apple cider vinegar derives from cider or fresh apples and is produced after a slow process … Continue reading Apple Cider Vinegar and Diabetes

Managing Diabetes Through Diet

Diabetes is a widespread state wherein the intensity of glucose present in the circulatory is permanently excessive than in normal conditions. The disease is among the six main reasons for death in America and is accountable for over 180,000 bereavements in the continent every year. Researchers have found that people suffering from diabetes are two to … Continue reading Managing Diabetes Through Diet

Cinnamon and Diabetes

People with diabetes often face dietary restrictions to control their blood sugar and prevent complications.Although research is in a preliminary stage, cinnamon may help fight some symptoms of diabetes. It is also unlikely to cause blood pressure spikes or disrupt blood sugar. So, people with diabetes who miss a sweet pop of flavor may find … Continue reading Cinnamon and Diabetes

Breakfast Ideas for People with Type 2 Diabetes

Sugary cereals, bagels covered in cream cheese, and high-fat bacon breakfasts are the subjects of many food fantasies. However, they are all poor choices for people with diabetes.Diabetes management requires attention to sugar and carbohydrates. To optimize heart health, people with diabetes should also steer clear of high-fat foods that have little nutritional value. This … Continue reading Breakfast Ideas for People with Type 2 Diabetes

Orange Essential Oil May Improve Symptoms of PTSD, Say Researchers

Post-traumatic stress disorder affects around 8 million adults in the United States, but treatments for the condition are still limited. Orange essential oil may offer a nonpharmaceutical option to help reduce the stress and fear associated with the disorder, suggests research carried out by scientists at George Washington University. Early indications show that orange essential … Continue reading Orange Essential Oil May Improve Symptoms of PTSD, Say Researchers

Food as Medicine: Shallot (Allium cepa var. aggregatum, Amaryllidaceae)

Overview Shallot (Allium cepa var. aggregatum, syn. A. ascalonicum, Amaryllidaceae) is a variety of the common onion (A. cepa).1 Shallots grow natively in the mountains of central Asian countries, including Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, and parts of Siberia and China, and they gradually spread throughout Europe as international trade expanded.2 It is a herbaceous plant with … Continue reading Food as Medicine: Shallot (Allium cepa var. aggregatum, Amaryllidaceae)

Inhalation of Black Pepper Essential Oil May Reduce Pain

Black Pepper (Piper nigrum, Piperaceae) Pain Analgesic Properties In Chinese medicine, black pepper (Piper nigrum, Piperaceae) is known to warm the body. Studies have also indicated that the essential oil of black pepper has anti-inflammatory effects. In particular, linalool, a monoterpene, is one component of black pepper essential oil that has demonstrated analgesic properties in … Continue reading Inhalation of Black Pepper Essential Oil May Reduce Pain

Meta-analysis Finds Cocoa Flavanols Can Improve Both Lipid Metabolism and Insulin Resistance

Cocoa (Theobroma cacao, Malvaceae) Flavanols Cardiometabolic Diseases Biomarkers Systematic Review/Meta-analysis Cardiometabolic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, are worldwide health concerns. Previous studies have shown that the consumption of chocolate (Theobroma cacao, Malvaceae) reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, hypertension, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes. Chocolate, cocoa, or their flavanol compounds may also attenuate blood … Continue reading Meta-analysis Finds Cocoa Flavanols Can Improve Both Lipid Metabolism and Insulin Resistance