Archives by Tag 'Blood sugar'

The Perils of Obesity

What is the result of Obesity? Obesity is an ever growing problem in the United States, as well as globally.  Weight is a nasty culprit of many diseases including heart disease as well as heart failure.  It is a direct link to diabetes; hypertension and higher cholesterol levels. We know that obesity in many causes’ [...]

Manganese

In 1931, Manganese was considered as an essential nutrient for the first time. Even though it is found widely in nature, human body contains a total of 15-20 milligrams , most of which is found in the bones, with the remainder found in the kidneys, liver, pancreas, pituitary glands, and adrenal glands. Manganese participates in [...]

Magnesium

Magnesium is an essential mineral that accounts for about 0.05 percent of the body’s total weight. According to ODS, Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body and is essential to good health. Approximately 50% of total body magnesium is found in bone. The other half is found predominantly inside cells of body [...]

Type 1 Diabetes

Diabetes – Type 1 Type 1 diabetes is a life-long condition that usually starts in childhood but can be diagnosed at any age. Type 1 diabetes affects over 140,000 people in Australia alone. It is very common in people aged under 30, but it can occur at any age. This condition results from pancreas not [...]

Insulin and Insulin Resistance

What is Insulin : Insulin is a hormone and a protein like all other hormones. It is secreted from cells in the pancreas. Carbohydrates are broken down into glucose and absorbed into the blood stream. When the blood sugar level is high insulin secretes. The production of insulin level depends on the amount of glucose [...]