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More Health Benefits of Dietary Fiber

Two More Benefits of Fiber

(This part is continuation of the previous article)

The soluble forms of fiber have value in control of blood cholesterol and blood sugar. Fruits, vegetables, beans, and oat bran are good sources of these forms of fiber.

The soluble fibers don’t lower blood cholesterol nearly as much as the cholesterol’s sources raise it. But a diet rich in fruits and vegetables has a mild cholesterol-lowering effect, thanks to the fiber. Lower blood cholesterol, of course, means lower rates of heart disease.

These soluble forms of fiber have also revolutionized the treatment of diabetes. New research has shown that a high-fiber diet helps diabetics control their blood sugar better than the diets used in the past. Their insulin requirements often drop on a high-fiber diet. Changes in insulin doses should be made only on a doctor’s instructions.

Fiber’s ability to keep the blood sugar under control may very well help people who do not have diabetes. A low-fiber meal can cause the blood sugar level to rise quickly, then drop abruptly. Headaches, hunger, and irritability can set in as a result.

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2 comments - What do you think?  Posted by JavaHealth - March 18, 2010 at 6:03 am

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Dietary Fiber Prevents You from Cancer, Part III

Can Fiber Cause Trouble?

( continuation of the previous article )

Scientists believe that we may be able to adapt to high-fiber diets. But this is not known for sure. It is speculation based on a handful of studies.

The effect of fiber on minerals varies among the different types. Here is what scientists think based on current knowledge:

  • Iron nutrition probably won’t be affected by eating more fiber.
  • Fiber probably will decrease absorption of zinc and copper.
  • If zinc and copper intake is good, the decrease in absorption probably will not create any problems.

Whole grains contain more zinc and copper than refined grains, so this may offset any loss of these minerals resulting from the fiber. But until we know this for a fact, I feel it’s best to take a moderate rather than extreme approach to the fiber content of your diet.

Another Mineral-Robber

Fiber is not the only substances in whole grain foods that can bind to minerals. Whole grains also contain phytic acid, which can also tie up minerals. Nutritionists also refer to phytic acid as phytate.
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3 comments - What do you think?  Posted by JavaHealth - March 17, 2010 at 6:05 am

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Your Secretor Status is A Key to Your Health

A Part of Blood Type Science

The secretor status is a part the science of  Blood Type Diet. I’d love to share with you below, a latest (per March 2010) rare but important information from Dr. Peter D’Adamo. As you know, the Blood Type Diet, as a  new kind of science, has been very useful and powerful  for me to understand the complexity on health matter and really works to help me in the natural healing process of my second kidney stone disorder in 2007.

It helps me in finding so many unanswered health questions that have been  lingered for more than 30 years.

Hopefully the valuable latest information below would benefits your healthy life.

Why Secretor Status is Important?

Are you a secretor or a non-secretor? Before starting the Blood Type or GenoType Diet, you most likely would not have known how to respond to that question or the far reaching influences that your secretor status has on your health. Your secretor status drastically alters the carbohydrates present in your body fluids and also controls important aspects of your metabolism and immune resistance.

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Sunshine for Your Health: Good or Bad?

Sunshine… on my shoulder… makes me happy… Sunshine in my eyes can make me cry…

(a  lyric written by John Denver).

Our bodies make vitamin D when the sun shines, and new research suggests the positive effects on health are greater than we ever guessed. But too much sun causes skin cancer. It’s a dilemma provoking fierce discussion among scientists.

For any expectant mother, a brief stroll in the summer sunshine would seem a pleasant diversion from the rigors of pregnancy, a chance to relax in the warmth and to take in a little fresh air. It is a harmless – but unimportant – activity, it would seem.

But there is more to such walks than was previously realized. In a new study, Bristol University researchers revealed they had found out that sunny strolls have striking, long-lasting effects. They discovered that children born to women in late summer or in early autumn are, on average, about 5mm taller, and have thicker bones, than those born in late winter and early spring.

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Adhi - October 14, 2009 at 12:26 am

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Teeth and Gum Tell Your Overall Health

My dentist  explained that opening one’s mouth is somewhat like cracking open the hood of your car. An expert taking a quick look can get a good sense of what’s working, what’s not, and what should be tuned up regularly to keep your body’s systems up and running at their best.

I got interesting information from sport news recently  that a professional footballer whose severe feet injury for a long time eventually had the right treatment and healed completely after his doctor found out  certain  problem with the athlete’s teeth and fixed it.

Your teeth and gum, it seems, may speak volumes about your well-being. For starters, there are conditions that affect oral health. Researchers continue to look at the associations between cavities, gum disease, and heart disease, but a cause-and-effect relationship has not yet been established.
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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Adhi - October 13, 2009 at 11:58 am

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Secretor, Non-secretor, and Syndrome X

Knowing your blood type  or blood group  and subgroups is one way to discover specific information about your body’s genetic makeup and susceptibility to disease. This is true for me, as a key in my effort to overcome the kidney stone I’ve got two years ago. Now I and my family  apply blood type diet in our daily menus and we are very healthy more than ever. It is very important to know your blood type.

Do you know your blood type?

There are several ways to find out your blood type:

    1. Donate blood. Also note that blood banks will often perform a blood type test for a fee, even if you don’t wish to give blood.
    2. Ask your doctor; but don’t be surprised if he or she doesn’t know. When blood is drawn for routine cholesterol screening or other factors, blood typing is not normally done unless it has been requested.
    3. There are at-home blood type testing kits available in health stores or drugstores.

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      6 comments - What do you think?  Posted by Adhi - October 12, 2009 at 3:31 pm

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