Nothing beats the taste and comfort of a home-cooked meal, and Harvard researchers say it also may help prevent type 2 diabetes.The researchers found that for each lunch prepared at home in a week, the risk of type 2 diabetes dropped by 2 percent. For each dinner prepared at home, the risk decreased by 4 percent.
The Community Prevention Services Task Force recommends that healthcare systems and communities provide counseling and longitudinal support to individuals who are at increased risk for type 2 diabetes. some tips and full text can be found here.
GUT in a layman language may mean NERVE (not the nerves but nerve to perform bold acts), with a slight drift to the medical world or anatomy it may mean Stomach, belly, Abdomen and in literal medicine term it may mean, “gastrointestinal tract”.
The gut is the largest mucosal organ of the body and as such is at the forefront of the body’s immune (ability to fight foreign invasion) homeostasis (also, in regulation of temperature and the balance between acidity and alkalinity (pH). Read through for its importance and its necessity for good health and its role in diabetes, arthritis and other common disorders on the rise!
Research on the nutritional benefits of organic fruits and vegetables has been mixed, and there have been no studies examining whether organic produce is better at preventing cancer or cancer recurrence than non-organic produce.
Stephanie Meyers, a senior clinical nutritionist at the Dana-Farber Cancer Center in Boston, tells her clients to buy whatever produce they like, and to rinse all fruits and vegetables thoroughly with clean water. Buying organic foods is a personal choice, Meyer says, and cancer survivors do themselves no harm by not choosing to go organic.
With treatment completed, you no doubt want to put cancer behind you and resume a more normal life. Now is the time to take charge of your health, focus on wellness, and swear off unhealthy habits, such as fast foods and a sedentary lifestyle. Research shows that the best formula for staving off another bout of cancer is proper nutrition combined with weight control and exercise.
Food and Recurrence
While there are many benefits to eating well, the data are mixed on whether diet alone can prevent certain cancers from returning. Nevertheless, there is strong evidence that a plant-based diet cuts the risk of cancer overall. Many epidemiologic studies have shown that people who eat diets rich in fruits and vegetables and sparse in meat and animal fat have lower rates of some cancers, including lung, breast, colon and stomach cancers.