Preventing prostate enlargementWritten by Anonymous
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The herb Saw Palmetto is most well-known and time-honoured herb, a powerful remedy used primarily to relieve symptoms associated with prostate enlargement. Not only does it strengthen reproductive system by regulating sex hormones, Saw Palmetto also improves a person's vitality and sex drive. By decreasing levels of Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in prostate, further enlargement of prostate can be prevented.
Pumpkin Seed has long been used in treating prostate disorders. The effectiveness of this herb is thought to be due to its high content of essential fatty acids, zinc and plant sterol. Combining Saw Palmetto and Pumpkin Seed gives a more reliable and balanced effect because of synergistic effects.
Zinc deficiency has also been linked to prostate inflammation and enlargement, therefore a zinc supplement may be advocated both to prevent and alleviate an enlarged prostate. Zinc-rich foods include whole grains, red meat, shellfish, nuts and seeds especially walnuts, hazelnuts and almonds, shrimps and soy beans.
Spirulina and diabetes managementWritten by Anonymous
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In Germany, alpha-lipoic acid is medically approved to treat Type II Diabetes Mellitus (NIDDM) and its complications. It enhances insulin function and reduces insulin resistance. You may check with your pharmacist on availability of this product. Always monitor your blood sugar levels. The mineral zinc has a protective effect against beta cell destruction while chromium has been demonstrated to improve glucose tolerance.
Diet should be high in fibre and complex carbohydrates but low in animal products, animal fats, highly-processed foods and refined carbohydrates. Grains, legumes, fresh fruits, vegetables and root vegetables are highly recommended. All foods containing white sugar like chocolates, biscuits, cakes, ice-cream etc should ideally be cut out from diet. Diabetics who exercise experience weight loss, enhanced insulin sensitivity, improved glucose tolerance, and reduced cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
Start off with gentle exercises such as walking and cycling at least three times a week. Abstain from alcohol, manage your weight, increase fluid intake and avoid stimulants such as coffee, caffeine, carbonated beverages, and cigarettes.