🌵Beets, #cactusfruit aka #pricklypear aka #cactuspear and another #cacti called red pitahaya, or dragon fruit, and all contain a high concentration of a powerful compound called betalain. The term #betalain is derived from the Latin name for beet, Beta vulgaris, which is where it was first found. Both beets and dark red or #purplecactusfruit contain high amounts of betalain, used for years as a natural, commercial food dye.🌵The little-known but highly bioactive group of red, yellow and purple pigments, which is what betalains are, has been shown to exert #antihypertensive , #anticancer , #chemopreventive and #hypoglycemic activities, according to a study produced principally by researchers from Northumbria University in the U.K.🌵“Betalain shows #therapeutic potential that could be utilized in the treatment of #inflammation associated diseases,” one study reported. Another concluded that the “ #vascularprotective effects offered by beetroot and its constituents have been clearly demonstrated by several in vitro and in vivo human and animal studies.”🌵Further: “Recent studies have provided compelling evidence that beetroot ingestion offers beneficial physiological effects that may translate to improved clinical outcomes for several pathologies, such as: #hypertension , #atherosclerosis , #type2diabetes and #dementia (and) significantly reduce(s) #systolic and #diastolic#bloodpressure ."🌵 Also good for #hangovers 🌵 🌵 #opuntia 🌵
Meatball bake with Rao’s marinara and small amount of ricotta and mozzarella. Meatballs are from Ingles and have 3 carbs for 6 meatballs. I could have hit 15 carbs today and most of it was supper. That stupid cracker at lunch did me in 🙄 #keto#lchf#type2diabetes#raoshomemadesauce#cheese#yum
This is it what I do in the evenings while my husband is gone. Nerding out with nutrition. This class has solidified my passion for real nutrition and helping people find the best version of themselves. I’m reading ahead for module 6 because this section really hits home for me. This is where I learn so much more about blood sugar regulation and sweeteners. Type two diabetes is on the rise in America and is not just a burden to the person financially but their quality of life starts to diminish over time as other systems of the body start to shut down. Children are being diagnosed with this disease and it is completely preventable. We all get to decide how we will live out our life. We can either stay exactly where we are, making the same decisions and sometimes living a very uncomfortable life because we are in pain. The opposite is to get uncomfortable, be in a little bit a pain and then have a life full of happiness and continued memories made. I choose to continue moving forward, in hopes of being able to live a long and fulfilling life. #bbmasterclass#paleo#autoimmunedisease#eliminationdiet#clarksvilletn#dinner#study#nutrition#type2diabetes#diabetes#ulcerativecolitis#ulcerativecolitisawareness#lupus#lupuswarrior#lupussucks#functionalmedicine#wholebodyhealth#intentionalliving
Walking the streets of Maputo from comfy hotel to a hospital beyond belief twice a day for four days. No photos can summarise this work trip to #maputo. We always felt safe. We were too busy reflecting and trying to process things!
Estudio identifica predictores de hipoglucemia grave en diabetes tipo 2 Los investigadores usaron datos del ensayo ACCORD para crear un modelo predictivo para estimar el riesgo de hipoglucemia severa entre individuos con diabetes tipo 2 y hallaron que el uso de medicamentos antihipertensivos, el uso de insulina y el manejo intensivo de la glucemia fueron los tres factores principales para la hipoglucemia grave. Los hallazgos en BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care revelaron un total de 17 predictores de hipoglucemia severa, incluido el manejo de la glucemia, años desde el diagnóstico de diabetes, edad, presión arterial sistólica y diastólica, circunferencia de la cintura y antecedentes de hipoglucemia en la última semana. @diabetesjlcolina #type2diabetes#type1diabetes#diabetestipo1#diabetestipo2#hypoglycemia#diabetes1#diabetes2
Insulin needs a paradigm shift. If you have type 2 diabetes don't think of #insulin as failure. Far too often, it is overlooked as a treatment option when it should be embraced and used for better health outcomes. Learn more at Diathrive.com/blog . . #type2diabetes#t2d#bloodsugar#diabetes