How To Eat when You Have Gout and Diabetes – Part 1

It’s possible to suffer from both gout and diabetes at the same time. People with both gout and diabetes are advised to avoid foods that may affect the levels of uric acid and insulin in the body. Therefore, recommended diets for this group focus on lowering both uric acid and blood sugar levels.

Eating Right

1. Avoid purine-rich foods. Since uric acid is produced from the metabolism of purine in the body, it is best to avoid foods that contain purine. Urate crystals accumulate in the joints if uric acid is elevated and this can aggravate joint pain in gout. Also, uric acid elevation can increase insulin resistance which is a condition wherein the body does not respond to the function of insulin.

This can further elevate the blood sugar levels of a person, leading to diabetic symptoms. Purine-rich foods are mackerel, anchovies, organ meats, dried beans, peas, canned goods, instant noodles, wine, and beer.

2. Avoid foods rich in fructose. Foods rich in fructose consume a lot of adenosine triphosphate (or ATP) when metabolized. This ATP is an energy-supplying molecule that the cells in the body use. Over-consumption of ATP leads to its depletion and results in the generation of substances such as lactic acid and uric acid, thereby increasing the levels of uric acid in the blood.
Also, fructose is considered a sugar. Consuming foods rich in fructose can elevate the blood sugar of a person and lead to the occurrence of symptoms.
Foods to avoid are apples, bananas, pears, agave, melons, asparagus, beans, broccoli, cabbage, onion, tomato, peanuts, raisins, figs, carbonated drinks, fruit drinks, ketchup, canned goods, chocolate, pastries, and breakfast cereals.


3. Avoid alcohol. Alcohol interferes with the removal of uric acid from the body. When alcohol is converted to lactic acid, it reduces the amount of uric acid that is eliminated from the body through the kidneys. This is because the lactic acid competes with the uric acid in terms of being removed by the kidneys through urine.
Increased levels of ethanol (alcohol) in the body increase the body’s production of uric acid by increasing the amount of ATP (Adenosine triphosphate) that is converted to AMP (Adenosine monophosphate) – a precursor of uric acid. Also, alcohol can affect the body’s sensitivity to insulin.

4. Eat high-fiber foods. Dietary fiber absorbs uric acid in the bloodstream, allowing it to be eliminated from the body through the kidneys. Also, pectin (which is a type of soluble fiber) lowers cholesterol by absorbing t from the body.
High levels of cholesterol in the body can increase blood pressure and can lead to the occurrence of diabetic symptoms. Include at least one high-fiber food in each major meal or snacks such as pineapple, oats, isabgol, cucumbers, oranges, barley, carrots, and celery. The ideal daily intake is 21 grams.

5. Eat foods rich in anthocyanins. Anthocyanins prevent the crystallization of uric acid and also prevent it from being deposited in the joints. Also, anthocyanins encourage hypoglycemic activity that may help to lower blood sugar. Foods rich in anthocyanins are eggplant, blueberries, cranberries, plums, black currant, grapes, pomegranates, red-fleshed peaches, and cherries.
You should include at least one of these foods in each major meal or snack.

6. Eat foods rich in omega-3 fats. Increasing your intake of omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce insulin resistance (a condition where the body is able to produce insulin but it is not used effectively), thereby reducing the risk or severity of type 2 diabetes. Also, the eicosa pentanoic acid (EPA) in omega-3 fatty acids can reduce the levels of cholesterol and uric acid. The recommended dose for omega-3 fatty acids is not more than 3 grams daily. Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids are sardines, salmon, soybeans, flax seeds, walnuts, tofu, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, shrimp and winter squash.

Read more about Diabetes: How To Eat When You Have Gout and Diabetes – Part 2

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Acute Gout Attack

The goal of treatment during an acute gout attack is suppression of inflammation and control of pain. It is important to note, that if a patient is not on uric acid lowering therapy at the time of an acute attack – then this is not the time to initiate such therapy. However, if a patient is on uric acid lowering therapy at the time of an acute attack, it should not be discontinued.

Treatment of pain and inflammation can be achieved with NSAIDs, colchicine, or corticosteroids (systemic or intra-articular). The choice of which treatment is the right one for a particular patient should be made on the basis of the patient’s co-morbid medical conditions, other medications, and side effect profile.

Uric Acid Lowering Therapy

Indications

Patients who have multiple episodes of acute gout attacks per year or who have tophi on exam are candidates for uric acid lowering therapy. Use of uric acid lowering agents will reduce the frequency of gout attacks and over time, reduce tophi formation, and diminish the risk of joint destruction. The following are indications for uric acid lowering therapy:

  • tophi or chronic arthritis on exam
  • failure of colchicine prophylaxis of acute gouty arthritis
  • renal stones
  • Prior to chemotherapy as prophylaxis of tumor lysis syndrome
  • Extremely high levels of serum uric acid (>12 mg/dl)

Uric acid is the end product of purine (nucleic acid component of DNA) metabolism and is produced normally by the body during tissue remodeling and breakdown. About 20% of uric acid is derived from purines ingested in food. Causes of hyperuricemia can be divided into two major categories: decreased clearance of uric acid from the kidney and increased synthesis of uric acid.

Decreased renal clearance – (90% of patients)

  • Intrinsic kidney disease
  • heart disease causing decreased blood flow to the kidney
  • drugs (loop diuretics, low dose aspirin, cyclosporin)
  • genetic predisposition
  • age related decrease in glomerulofiltration rate

Increased uric acid synthesis

  • Dietary indiscretions
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Increased tissue turnover–tumors, lymphoproliferative disorders
  • Stress induced increased turnover of ATP
  • Alcohol induced turnover of ATP

All patients should be encouraged to modify their lifestyle including limiting alcohol intake, encouraging weight loss where appropriate and decreasing food rich in purines. Co-morbid medical conditions should also be controlled including hypertension, diabetes and hyperlipidemia.

Foods High in Purines

  • Very High – Hearts, herring , mussels, yeast , smelt, sardines, sweetbreads
  • Moderately High – Anchovies, grouse,mutton, veal, bacon, liver salmon, turkey, kidneys, partridge, trout, goose, haddock, pheasant, scallops

Source: https://www.hopkinsarthritis.org/arthritis-info/gout/gout-treatment/

Treatment of gout
In an acute attack of gout, drugs against pain and inflammation of the joints, so-called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, are used in relatively high, anti-inflammatory, doses. In addition, the doctor often prescribes the drug colchicine, which reduces the formation of uric acid crystals and reduces the inflammatory reaction to these crystals in the tissues. The drug allopurinol is then most often used in the long term. It lowers the level of uric acid, thereby helping to reduce the frequency of gout attacks, promotes the dissolution of already formed uric acid crystals and prevents their re-emergence. All gout medications are subject to a doctor's prescription.

You can also support the treatment yourself with a suitable diet and some dietary supplements. Vitamin C and other antioxidants are especially recommended. Pay special attention to the intake of vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin B12. It is possible that you suffer from their deficiency, especially if you follow a strict gout diet. To protect, nourish and regenerate joints, you can also use so-called chondroprotectives containing glucosamine and chondroitin. We can find them in over-the-counter medicines and in food supplements, in so-called joint nutrition. A suitable supplement is also collagen and again vitamin C, which contributes to the normal formation of collagen for normal cartilage function.

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Kidney stones and how to prevent them?

Once your health care provider finds out why you are forming stones, he or she will give you tips on how to prevent them. This may include changing your diet and taking certain medications. There is no “one-size-fits-all” diet for preventing kidney stones. Everyone is different.

 Diet Changes

Your diet may not be causing your kidney stones to form. But there are dietary changes that you can make to stop stones from continuing to form. Below are some tips.

Drink enough fluids each day.

If you are not producing enough urine, your health care provider will recommend you drink at least 3 liters of liquid each day. This equals about 3 quarts (about ten 10-ounce glasses). This is a great way to lower your risk of forming new stones. Remember to drink more to replace fluids lost when you sweat from exercise or in hot weather. All fluids count toward your fluid intake. But it’s best to drink mostly no-calorie or low-calorie drinks. This may mean limiting sugar-sweetened or alcoholic drinks.

Knowing how much you drink during the day can help you understand how much you need to drink to produce 2.5 liters of urine. Use a household measuring cup to measure how much liquid you drink for a day or two. Drink from bottles or cans with the fluid ounces listed on the label. Keep a log, and add up the ounces at the end of the day or 24-hour period. Drink enough fluids each day, how?Read more…

Use this total to be sure you are reaching your daily target urine amount of at least 85 ounces (2.5 liters) of urine daily. Health care providers recommend people who form cystine stones drink more liquid than other stone formers. Usually 4 liters of liquid is advised to reduce cystine levels in your urine.

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Reduce the amount of salt in your diet.

This tip is for people with high sodium intake and high urine calcium or cystine. Sodium can cause both urine calcium and cystine to be too high. Your health care provider may advise you to avoid foods that have a lot of salt. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other health groups advise not eating more than 2,300 mg of salt per day. The following foods are high in salt and should be eaten in moderation:

  • Cheese (all types)

  • Most frozen foods and meats, including salty cured meats, deli meats (cold cuts), hot dogs, bratwurst and sausages

  • Canned soups and vegetables

  • Breads, bagels, rolls and baked goods

  • Salty snacks, like chips and pretzels

  • Bottled salad dressings and certain breakfast cereals

  • Pickles and olives

  • Casseroles, other “mixed” foods, pizza and lasagna

  • Canned and bottled sauces

  • Certain condiments, table salt and some spice blends

The main causes of chronic kidney disease are diabetes and high blood pressure, please control them.

Eat the recommended amount of calcium.

If you take calcium and magnesium supplements, make sure you aren’t getting too much calcium. On the other hand make sure you aren’t getting too little calcium and magnesium either. Talk with your health care provider or dietitian about whether you need supplements. Good sources of calcium to choose from often are those low in salt. Eating calcium and magnesium-rich foods or beverages with meals every day is a good habit. There are many non-dairy sources of calcium, such as calcium-fortified non-dairy milks. There are good choices, especially if you avoid dairy.

You can usually get enough calcium from your diet without supplements if you eat three-to-four servings of calcium-rich food. Many foods and beverages have calcium in them. Some foods and beverages that might be easy to include on a daily basis with meals are:

Add Magnesium rich foods

Magnesium is an extremely important mineral. It’s involved in hundreds of chemical reactions in your body and helps you maintain good health. Unfortunately, many people don’t reach the recommended daily intake of 400 mg . However, eating foods high in magnesium can help you meet the daily requirement. Here are 10 healthy foods that are high in magnesium: Dark Chocolate, Nuts, Whole Grains, Fatty Fish( salmon, mackerel and halibut),  Avokados, Legumes, Seeds, Tofu, Bananas, Leafy greens.

Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.

Eating at least five servings of fruits and vegetables daily is recommended for all people who form kidney stones. Eating fruits and vegetables give you potassium, fiber, magnesium, antioxidants, phytate and citrate, all of which may help keep stones from forming. A serving means one piece of fruit or one potato or one cup of raw vegetables. For cooked vegetables, a serving is ½ cup. If you are worried you may not be eating the right amount of fruits and vegetables, talk to your health care provider about what will be best for you.

Eat foods with low oxalate levels.

This recommendation is for patients with high urine oxalate. Eating calcium-rich foods (see table above) with meals can often control the oxalate level in your urine. Urinary oxalate is controlled because eating calcium lowers the oxalate level in your body. But if doing that does not control your urine oxalate, you may be asked to eat less of certain high-oxalate foods. Nearly all plant foods have oxalate, but a few foods contain a lot of it. These include spinach, rhubarb and almonds. It is usually not necessary to completely stop eating foods that contain oxalate. This needs to be determined individually and depends on why your oxalate levels are high in the first place.

Eat less meat.

If you make cystine or calcium oxalate stones and your urine uric acid is high, your health care provider may tell you to eat less animal protein.If your health care provider thinks your diet is increasing your risk for stones, he or she will tell you to eat less meat, fish, seafood, poultry, pork, lamb, mutton and game meat than you eat now. This might mean eating these foods once or twice rather than two or three times a day, fewer times during the week, or eating smaller portions when you do eat them. The amount to limit depends on how much you eat now and how much your diet is affecting your uric acid levels.

Medications

Changing your diet and increasing fluids may not be enough to prevent stones from forming. Your health care provider may give you medications to take to help with this. The type of stone and the urine abnormalities you have will help your health care provider decide if you need medicine and which medicine is best. Common medications include:

Thiazide diuretics

are for patients who have calcium stones and high levels of calcium in their urine. Thiazides lower urine calcium by helping the kidney take calcium out of the urine and put it back in the blood stream. When taking thiazides, you need to limit how much salt you take in, as these medications work best when urine sodium is low.

Potassium citrate

is for patients with calcium stones and low urinary citrate, and for those with uric acid and cystine stones. Potassium citrate makes the urine less acidic or more alkaline (basic). This helps prevent cystine and uric acid stones. It also raises the citrate level in the urine, helping to prevent calcium stones.

Allopurinol

is frequently prescribed for gout, which is caused by high uric acid in the blood. Allopurinol not only lowers the level of uric acid in the blood but also in the urine, so it may also be prescribed to help prevent calcium and uric acid stones.

Acetohydroxamic acid (AHA)

is for patients who produce struvite or infection stones. These stones form because of repeated urinary tract infections (UTI). AHA makes the urine unfavorable for struvite stones to form. The best way to prevent stuvite stones is to prevent repeated UTIs caused by specific types of bacteria and to completely remove the stones with surgery.

Cystine-binding thiol drugs

are used only for patients who form cystine stones. These medications (d-penicillamine or tiopronin) bind to cystine in the urine and form a compound that is less likely than cystine to crystallize in the urine. This drug is used when other measures fail, such as raising fluid intake, reducing salt intake or using potassium citrate.

Vitamin supplements and kidney stones

Yes. They should be used carefully as some can increase your risk of forming kidney stones. Your health care provider and a dietitian may be good sources of information about over-the-counter nutritional supplements.

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Intra is a Food Supplement, not medicine, but… We have seen many of our customers improving their wealth and some of them daily supplement Intra, NutriaPLus, CardioLIfe and FiberLife in order to have healthy baby.Each individual will require balancing in a different way and so the effects can be expected to be different from person to person.

We strongly recommend long term usage of Intra and NutriaPlus and CL for couples, first three months try FiberLife too, in order to detox Your body…Please see FAQ Frequently Asked Questions and recommendations – click here.

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1. Folic acid is crucial for a healthy pregnancy because it produces DNA and protects the neural tube. Dr Glenville says women trying to get pregnant should take folic acid up to three months before conception – and she says men should take it too. “New evidence suggests that folic acid deficiency reduces fertility in men and may damage the DNA carried by sperm.” Buy Nature Made Folic Acid on Amazon. Proper folic acid levels are important for pregnancy and heart health.

2. Zinc is a supplement to boost fertility because it is vitally important for growth and proper cell division in a fetus. Zinc deficiency leads to reduced fertility, hormone imbalance, and increased risk of miscarriage. “Zinc is also needed for the proper development of sperm,” writes Dr. Glenville. “Research suggests that zinc deficiency in men causes a temporary but reversible reduction in sperm count and a reduced testosterone level; giving zinc to men with low testosterone levels increases sperm count.”

3. Selenium is a mineral that helps protect your body from free radical damage, which is very important for healthy cell division. Selenium deficiency in women has been linked to a higher risk of miscarriage. Selenium deficiency in men is associated with sperm that can’t move properly and are thus less likely to impregnate an egg. This fertility boosting supplement can make sperm more fertile.

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4. Essential fatty acids can help you get pregnant faster because they regulate reproductive hormones and boost your baby’s brain, eye, and central nervous system development. The prostaglandins in essential fatty acids have hormone-like functions and can help prevent blood from clotting inappropriately, which can prevent the risk of miscarriage. Men who have sperm problems have lower than normal levels of beneficial prostaglandins.

5. Vitamins B6 and B12 are supplements that boost fertility because they help the development and maintenance of a healthy immune system, and for cellular reproduction (respectively). Vitamin B6 deficiency may result in poor immune function, hormone imbalances, and various other problems – and taking Vitamin B6 can help regulate periods and increase fertility. Vitamin B12 can reduce the risk of miscarriage and raise a low sperm count. Your body doesn’t store B12, so it’s important to eat foods that increase fertility levels.

6. Vitamin E can help you get pregnant because it may reduce age-related ovarian decline in women. This fertility boosting supplement helps combat free radicals, which can lower sperm count (and if you want to get pregnant faster, you need as high a sperm count as possible!). Plus, Vitamin E deficiency can result in anemia and irritability. Add Vitamin K too.

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7. Red clover is an excellent fertility herb primarily due to the high amounts of calcium and magnesium.  These two minerals are believed to be of high importance in affecting a woman’s ability to conceive. Red clover contains every single trace element needed by the glandular system.   As such, this alkalizing herb is probably the single most effective plant used for balancing of the hormones needed for conception to take place. Balancing the body acid/alkaline PH, and thereby, the uterus PH, goes a long way toward favoring conception.

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8. Red Raspberry leaves, particularly the wild kind, are very high in calcium.   Like Nettle and Red Clover, Red Raspberry leaves serve as a soothing uterine tonic and hence a very effective fertility herb. The fertility promoting effects of Red Raspberry are enhanced in combination with other herbs, particularly Red Clover. Other fertility boosting supplements“: L-Arginine, L-Carnitine, Co-Enzyme Q10,

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Eating certain foods may help. 

-Follow a Mediterranean diet. Add plenty of fresh and cooked green vegetables, fresh fruit, legumes, and fish to your plate.

-Cut back on alcohol.

-Balance estrogen.

-Eat Enough Protein at Every Meal.

-Engage in Regular Exercise.

Avoid Sugar and Refined Carbs.

Learn to Manage Stress. 

-Consume Healthy Fats – Omega 3 Fatty Acids.

-Avoid Overeating and Undereating.

-Drink Green Tea.

Lower blood pressure.

-Get enough vitamin D. Take adequate sunbathing and dietary supplements.

-A note about smoking and diet.

We suggest these male fertility nutrients.

-Amino acids: L-carnitineL-arginine, L-cysteine

-Antioxidants and Anti-Inflammatory agents: vitamin A( Lutein, Lycopene, beta carotene), B complex, B9 (folic acid)D3, Vitamin E, Glutathione, co-enzyme Q10, and pine bark extract

-Trace Elements: zinc and selenium

If any of these fertility nutrients were included in low quantities or left out altogether, points were lost on this subscore.

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There are no ingredients found in Intra and NutriaPlus that would prohibit pregnant or nursing. Please drink not more than one ounce per day and listen to your body.

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Intra® was developed for this exact purpose using purified herbal extracts in relatively low dosage, balanced formulation. Many herbal experts recommend that high dosages of single herbs taken for only short periods of time. However, this does not apply with Intra Juice. Each individual will require balancing in a different way and so the effects can be expected to be different from person to person.

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Ten foods for eye health

Warning signs for eye health

Early treatment for eye health problems can prevent them from getting worse. So people who notice changes in their vision should schedule a comprehensive eye exam with an optometrist or ophthalmologist.

Possible symptoms that a person may be experiencing vision trouble include:

  • frequent changes in visual clarity
  • seeing distorted images
  • seeing floaters or flashes in the field of vision
  • reduced peripheral vision

Eating a varied diet that includes lots of fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins is enough to ensure most people get the right nutrients for eye health. People who cannot get these nutrients from their diet should ask an eye doctor about eye health supplements. People with vision problems or those with very restrictive diets should talk to an eye health provider about the right foods to eat.

Organizations such as the American Optometric Association (AOA) and the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) continue to recommend nutrients for eye health based on the AREDS reports.

The AREDS reports support the following nutrient-rich foods: Fish, Nuts and legumes, Seeds, Citrus fruits,  leafy green vegetables, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Beef, Zinc, and Eggs. Water is very important to our bodies too.

1. Fish

Many fish are rich sources of omega-3 fatty acidsOily fish are fish that have oil in their gut and body tissue, so eating them offers higher levels of omega-3-rich fish oil. The fish that contains the most beneficial levels of omega-3s include:

  • tuna
  • salmon
  • trout
  • mackerel
  • sardines
  • anchovies
  • herring

Some studies have found that fish oil can reverse dry eye, including dry eye caused by spending too much time on a computer.

2. Nuts and legumes

Nuts are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Nuts also contain a high level of vitamin E, which can protect the eye from age-related damage. Nuts are available for purchase in most grocery stores and online. Nuts and legumes that are good for eye health include:

3. Seeds

Like nuts and legumes, seeds are high in omega-3s and are a rich source of vitamin E. Seeds are available for purchase in most grocery stores and online. Seeds high in omega-3 include:

4. Citrus fruits

Citrus fruits are rich in vitamin C. Just like vitamin E, vitamin C is an antioxidant that is recommended by the AOA to fight age-related eye damage.

Vitamin C-rich citrus fruits include:

  • lemons
  • oranges
  • grapefruits

5. Leafy green vegetables

Leafy green vegetables are rich in both lutein and zeaxanthin and are also a good source of eye-friendly vitamin C. Well-known leafy greens include:

  • spinach
  • kale
  • collards

6. Carrots

Carrots are rich in both Vitamin A and beta carotene. Beta carotene gives carrots their orange color. Vitamin A plays an essential role in vision. It is a component of a protein called rhodopsin, which helps the retina to absorb light.

Research on beta carotene’s role in vision is mixed, though the body needs this nutrient to make vitamin A.

7. Sweet potatoes

Like carrots, sweet potatoes are rich in beta carotene. They are also a good source of the antioxidant vitamin E.

8. Zinc

Beef is rich in zinc, which has been linked to better long-term eye health. Zinc can help delay age-related sight loss and macular degenerationThe eye itself contains high levels of zinc, particularly in the retina, and the vascular tissue surrounding the retina. Meats such as chicken breast and pork loin also contain zinc, but at lower levels than beef.

9. Eggs

Eggs are an excellent source of lutein and zeaxanthin, which can reduce the risk of age-related sight loss. Eggs are also good sources of vitamins C and E, and zinc.

10. Water

It may come as no surprise that a fluid essential to life is also vital to eye health. Drinking plenty of water can prevent dehydration, which may reduce the symptoms of dry eyes.

Recommended daily intake

The current daily recommendations for healthy eye nutrients, as suggested by the AAO to slow the progression of eye disease, are:

  • 500 milligrams (mg) of vitamin C
  • 400 international units of vitamin E
  • 10 mg lutein
  • 2 mg zeaxanthin
  • 80 mg of zinc oxide
  • 2 mg of copper oxide

Other eye health tips

According to the AAO, the following strategies can help to ensure healthy eyes:

  • wearing sunglasses outside, since excessive sun exposure can cause cataracts. A range of sunglasses is available for purchase online.
  • stopping smoking
  • getting regular eye exams, particularly if there is a family history of eye disease
  • wearing eye protection when working with possible eye irritants or dangerous chemicals
  • washing hands before applying contacts
  • wearing contacts only for the period recommended by the doctor or manufacturer
  • protecting eyes from computer-related eye strain by looking away every 20 minutes at something 20 feet away, for 20 seconds

Diabetes is a leading cause of blindness. People with diabetes should carefully monitor blood sugar levels, take medications exactly as prescribed by their doctor, and manage carbohydrate intake while focusing on eating low-moderate glycemic index (GI) foods.

Early treatment for eye health problems can prevent them from getting worse. So people who notice changes in their vision should schedule a comprehensive eye exam with an optometrist or ophthalmologist.

Summary

Eating a varied diet that includes lots of fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins is enough to ensure most people get the right nutrients for eye health.

People who cannot get these nutrients from their diet should ask an eye doctor about eye health supplements.

People with vision problems or those with very restrictive diets should talk to an eye health provider about the right foods to eat.

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Intra Herbal Juice by Lifestyles for optimal Health & Vitality

Intra is a precise formulation of 23 time-tested and trusted botanical extracts manufactured by Lifestyles International. As a natural food supplement intra helps balance and strengthen the body’s systems with the essential nutrients that are lacking in most modern diets.

The special blend of 23 herbal extracts found in intra work well in the formula due in part to the concept known as synergistic effect. The synergistic effect is defined as multiple herbs in a blended formulation working together to produce a greater benefit than any one of the individual components on their own. A great example of this is licorice root – this unique botanical magnifies the positive effects of other botanicals in a formulation. 

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Intra Herbal Juice by Lifestyles for optimal Health & Vitality

  • Strong in antioxidant ingredients that are specifically formulated to support the body at the cellular level.

  • Provides nutrients that are no longer found in our food, but are essential to our bodies.

  • One of the most popular herbal blends in the world today.

  • Helps keep the body free of modern pollutants and toxic chemicals.

  • Lifestyles INTRA 23 HERBS helps maintain a healthy immune system.

  • Helps keep the body free of modern pollutants and toxic chemicals.

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How Intra® Works in the Body 

For thousands of years, the Chinese have believed the secret to life revolves around the “pa-kua” (pronounced par-kwar), an octagonal symbol that depicts the eight points of the compass. It is believed that the trigrams (eight directions) give the pa-kua its power & energy.

 

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Only Intra® supports the Body’s 8 Biological Systems!

 

What is Intra? Intra is a blend of 23 botanical.

The extracts from these botanicals contain an abundance of disease fighting antioxidants, flavoring and trace minerals that are lacking in modern diets.

The creation of lifestyles intra brings modern science and traditional wisdom together to produce the world’s most unique and effective botanical blend.

As a natural food supplement, Intra’s unique formula of 23 botanical extracts work better synergistically together than each one individually, to provide your body with the balance it needs for a state of health and well being.

Suggested Use: 1 fl oz/ml to 2 fl oz/56 ml one time daily, For best results,use this product everyday.

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Intra Infusion Lifestyles Canada

Intra Infusion is a blend of modern science and traditional wisdom designed to protect and heal sensitive skin that has been exposed to harmful environmental and man-made pollution. Its unique formula helps to decrease fine lines and wrinkles.

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Intra Infusion Lifestyles is currently unavialable. Drink Intra for better health on the inside and apply a quality face and a night cream or Intra Infusion Cream on the outside for a younger beautiful you! Using Intra Infusion Cream daily can save you the expense of plastic surgery!

Less is more: Avoid putting too much make up on your face, some cosmetics can actually age you. Foundations and powders often make fine lines look more prominent and leave you looking wrinkled. Use Intra Infusion daily for a healthy glowing skin.

Drink Intra for better health on the inside and apply a quality face and a night cream or  Intra Infusion Cream on the outside for a younger beautiful you! Using Intra Infusion Cream daily can save you the expense of plastic surgery!

Intra Infusion Skin Cream

Feel good. Now look good too! Intra Infusion is a blend of modern science and traditional wisdom. Intra Infusion is a natural skin cream that incorporates the detoxification, replenishment, reactivation and balancing benefits of Intra’s 23 time-tested botanical extracts. Let your skin experience the healing properties of Intra’s 23 botanicals. Intra Infusion contains natural ingredients, is therapeutic grade and easily absorbed into the skin. Intra Infusion helps your skin look younger and healthier by:

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Intra and Multiple sclerosis I

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a demyelinating disease in which the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged.
This damage disrupts the ability of parts of the nervous system to communicate, resulting in a range of signs and symptoms, including physical, mental, and sometimes psychiatric problems. Specific symptoms can include double vision, blindness in one eye, muscle weakness, trouble with sensation, or trouble with coordination. MS takes several forms, with new symptoms either occurring in isolated attacks (relapsing forms) or building up over time (progressive forms).Between attacks, symptoms may disappear completely; however, permanent neurological problems often remain, especially as the disease advances.
While the cause is not clear, the underlying mechanism is thought to be either destruction by the immune system or failure of the myelin-producing cells.Proposed causes for this include genetics and environmental factors such as being triggered by a viral infection.MS is usually diagnosed based on the presenting signs and symptoms and the results of supporting medical tests.
There is no known cure for multiple sclerosis. Treatments attempt to improve function after an attack and prevent new attacks.Medications used to treat MS, while modestly effective, can have side effects and be poorly tolerated. Physical therapy can help with people’s ability to function.Many people pursue alternative treatments, despite a lack of evidence. The long-term outcome is difficult to predict, with good outcomes more often seen in women, those who develop the disease early in life, those with a relapsing course, and those who initially experienced few attacks. Life expectancy is on average 5 to 10 years lower than that of an unaffected population.
Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

Alternative treatments and Intra 

Over 50% of people with MS may use complementary and alternative medicine, although percentages vary depending on how alternative medicine is defined. The evidence for the effectiveness for such treatments in most cases is weak or absent.[ Treatments of unproven benefit used by people with MS include dietary supplementation and regimens,vitamin D, relaxation techniques such as yoga, herbal medicine (including medical cannabis),hyperbaric oxygen therapy,self-infection with hookworms, reflexology, acupuncture.and mindfulnessRegarding the characteristics of users, they are more frequently women, have had MS for a longer time, tend to be more disabled and have lower levels of satisfaction with conventional healthcare.
Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

We recommend:

 

Intra Herbal Drink ( first three months only for detox), and continue!!

 

After three months usage of Intra Herbal Drink add:

 

Nutria Antioxidants Vitamins and Phytonutrients
Vitamin D 2000 – 4000 IU/ daily
Omega 3, Magnesium, Calcium,Selen, Zink, Fytonutrients, Vitamin C, Lecithin, Vitamin E, Vitamin B Complex

…..

It is very important to work with your doctor and other members of your care team to determine which supplements you should take and what the proper dose should be. Vitamins or minerals taken at a certain dose may be beneficial. However, taken at a higher dose, the same vitamin or mineral may be harmful.
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How To Eat when You Have Gout and Diabetes – Part 3

It’s possible to suffer from both gout and diabetes at the same time. People with both gout and diabetes are advised to avoid foods that may affect the levels of uric acid and insulin in the body. Therefore, recommended diets for this group focus on lowering both uric acid and blood sugar levels.

Understanding Gout and Diabetes

1. Understand what causes gout. Gout – a form of arthritis – is a condition caused by the buildup of excess uric acid. Uric acid is a chemical produced during purine metabolism in the body. Purines are nitrogen-containing compounds that are produced inside the body or can be found in certain foods and drinks.

  • Gout occurs when urate crystals accumulate in the joints, causing intense pain and inflammation. Urate crystals can form when a person has high levels of uric acid in the blood.
  • Gout causes sudden, extreme attacks of pain, redness, and swelling. Gouty arthritis most often affects the big toe, but it also can occur in the ankles, feet, knees, wrists, and hands.

2. Know what causes diabetes. Diabetes is a disease that affects the body’s utilization of glucose – blood sugar that is the body’s source of energy. In order to use glucose, our body needs insulin. Insulin is a hormone that helps transport blood sugar or glucose into the cells as a source of energy. Without sufficient insulin, the blood sugar cannot be absorbed by the body’s cells and remains in the bloodstream. In people with diabetes, there is the inability of the body to produce insulin or the insulin does not work as it should.

Diabetes has two types:

  • Type 1 diabetes. The body’s immune system attacks and destroys the beta cells of the pancreas, which is responsible for the production of insulin.
  • Type 2 diabetes. The pancreas can still produce insulin but the body does not respond well to it, so the insulin doesn’t work.In both types of diabetes, the glucose cannot normally enter the cells and remains in the bloodstream, resulting in high levels of blood sugar.

3.Know the risk factors for both gout and diabetes. Gout and type 2 diabetes often occur together, as both diseases have common risk factors.

These include:

Non-modifiable Factors:

  • Age: As the body ages, its functions deteriorate. It may be unable to excrete uric acid any more which can lead to gout, or it may be unable to utilize insulin anymore, which can lead to diabetes.
  • Family history: Both gout and diabetes can be inherited. If one of your family members has gout or diabetes, then there is a chance that you may inherit the disease as well.
  • Gender: Both gout and diabetes more often occur in men than in women. This is because men have higher uric acid levels and are less sensitive to insulin.

Modifiable Factors:

  • Obesity: More adipose tissues from fats can produce and secrete more uric acid which can cause gout. Also, insulin does not easily bind to fats, which can increase a person’s risk of diabetes.
  • Diet and lifestyle: Excessive intake of alcohol can affect the body’s normal process of excreting uric acid, which can lead to gout. Also, alcohol can affect the body’s sensitivity to insulin which can lead to diabetes.

4. Recognize the symptoms of gout.

They include:

  • Joint pain and inflammation: This is caused by elevated deposits of crystallized uric acid in the joints. This uric acid may irritate the joints and lead to inflammation. The pain in the joint can be described as sharp or excruciating.
  • Kidney problems: Increased uric acid can cause kidney stone formation, which leads to problems with urination. The kidney stones may block urine passage.

5. Familiarize yourself with the symptoms of hypoglycemia. Diabetes symptoms occur when the blood sugar is below the normal range (hypoglycemia) or above the normal range (hyperglycemia). The normal range of blood sugar levels in the body is 70 to 110 mg/dl.

Signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia include:

  • Blurred or impaired vision: Due to low levels of glucose (which provides energy for the body) certain parts of the body, such as the eyes, become weak due to insufficient energy.
  • The confusion which may lead to delirium: Due to insufficient glucose, the vital organs such as the brain are not working properly.Extreme hunger leading to excessive eating: The body compensates for its lack of energy by releasing Ghrelin (the hunger hormone) which gives the person the urge to eat.
  • Extreme thirst leading to excessive drinking: When the body loses fluids because of frequent urination in diabetes, the body secretes vasopressin (also known as an antidiuretic hormone) which activates the thirst mechanism and stimulates the kidneys to reabsorb water. The person responds by drinking a lot of water in order to replace lost fluids.
  • Rapid or fast heartbeat: Because the body has no source of energy such as glucose, the heart compensates by speeding up the pumping of blood to the body’s vital organs.
  • Weakness or fatigue: Because the body does not have enough glucose, the sufferer may experience weakness and fatigue.

6. Recognize the signs and symptoms of hyperglycemia. When blood sugar levels go above the normal range, symptoms include:

  • Blurred or impaired vision: Abnormally high glucose levels in the blood can lead to swelling of the lens, which causes blurred vision.
  • The confusion which may lead to delirium: In hyperglycemia, although there may be a high level of blood glucose, it is not transported into the cells because of lack of insulin or insulin does not respond well to the body, so there is still no source of energy. The vital organs such as the brain don’t work properly due to insufficient energy.
  • Extreme thirst leading to excessive drinking: When the body loses fluids because of frequent urination in diabetes, the body secretes vasopressin which functions to activate the thirst mechanism and stimulate the kidneys to reabsorb water. The person responds by drinking a lot of water in order to replace lost fluids.
  • Frequent urination: With hyperglycemia, not all of the blood sugar can be reabsorbed and some of the excess blood glucose is secreted in the urine where it draws more water. The kidneys attempt to decrease blood glucose levels by excreting the excess blood glucose through the urine.
  • Headaches: In an attempt to get rid of the excess sugar, the body increases urine output. This increase in urination leads to dehydration and electrolyte imbalance that results in headaches.
  • Rapid or fast heartbeat: Because the body has no source of energy such as glucose, the heart compensates by speeding up the pumping of blood into the vital parts of the body.
  • Weakness or fatigue: Insufficient energy – due to the inability of glucose to be absorbed by the cells – leads to weakness and fatigue.
Read more about Diabetes:

How To Eat When You Have Gout and Diabetes – Part 1

Can be Intra used by DIABETICS?

Sources and Citations: www.wikihow.com, Johnson, R., Nakagawa, T., 2013,  Bupa’s Health Information Team, 2004, April,16 Moghul, S., 2013, June 23

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We believe that diabetes is an incurable disease and Intra cannot cure diabetes. On the other hand, long-term and regular use of Intra, together with the instructions of your attending physician, can be very beneficial, as claimed by tens of thousands of satisfied clients in the 30 years that Intra has been on the market.

Continue reading “How To Eat when You Have Gout and Diabetes – Part 3”

What essentially influences our health

We live in an industrially polluted environment, enclosed by many negative emotions, under permanent stress, often maintaining a low-quality diet and having a lack of movement. Our life focuses on success and performance, which have become the main values of today’s consumer society. We ringed ourselves with comfort and want to have a better and better life. However, all this comes at a price – the number of the ill.

Diseases of civilisation, for example allergies, asthma, arthritis, rheumatism, weak bowels, chronic constipation, digestive problems, ,diabetes, headaches, impotence, menstrual pain, high blood pressure, high level of cholesterol, depression and various other , are the aftereffect of our modern lifestyle.

We continually receive toxic substances from air, food and beverages. We use more and more drugs; we smoke and drink alcohol. All the toxic items we receive impair our body’s balance and weaken our immune system. Likevise mental stress, these toxic material also cause an increased production of free radicals in the human organism. If these are not exhaust from the organism, they become toxic, leading to the destruction of tissues after some time. It has been confirm that the cause of arthritis and heart diseases can be found in the destructive effect of free radicals on connective (joint), vascular and cardiac tissue.

These complications are often mitigated by prescription drugs or drugs we buy in pharmacies and health product shops. However, these drugs cause new problems due to their side effects. A few herbs, with their specific therapeutic characteristics, may help us as well. Still, like modern drugs may even be harmful to our body if we use them over a long time period. The reason is mostly low quality due to nontraditional and unclear sources.

How to maintain good health?

A body which has physiological equilibrium (YIN and YANG in balance) is a healthy body. Today’s medicine often talks about maintaining homeostasis in the body. Products of our modern lifestyle, such as negative emotions, stress, a polluted environment, lack of exercise, low-quality diet and excessive use of medicinal drugs, often disturb this equilibrium, causing illness. This condition requires even more drugs and we find ourselves in a vicious circle. How to get out of it?

In order to be healthy, we should make constant changes in our lifestyle:

  1. We should keep a proper (healthy) diet
  2. We should avoid excessive and uncontrolled use of medicinal drugs
  3. We should be physically and mentally active
  4. We should use medicinal drugs within reason
  5. We should use the right dietary supplements
  6. We should  drink enough quality water

Can Intra Herbal Juice be used by diabetics?

Diabetics, in consultation with their doctor, eat a diet based on the Food Exchange List. This means being able to make choices from several different categories in a strictly controlled manner. Intra herbal juice may be consumed by diabetics as long as they are incorporated into each individual daily Food Exchange List. This means that some of the foods presently being consumed would have to be discontinued to allow for the consumption of Lifestyles products. All diabetics who would like to use Intra herbal Juice should consult their doctor for assistance in adjusting their food intake.

We suggest you take along the following information to your doctor or health practitioner:

Nutrition information per 1oz serving (Intra liquid):
Calories………………51,50 kJ
Protein/Gluten………0g
Saccharide…………..3g
Fat…………………….0g


The total sugars are 3 grams per 1oz serving and are comprised of 60% glucose and 40% fructose. The botanical extracts contained in the Intra formula will not cause a rise in sugar levels in the body. Read the FAQ Frequently Asked Questions on the Intra herbal juice and Intra Herbal Capsules.

Information per 2 capsules serving (Intra capsules):
Calories………………16,74 kJ
Protein/Gluten…………..0,0g
Saccharide…………….0,5g
Fat…………………………………0,0g

Intra capsules do not contain added sugar. The sugar content that occurs naturally from the juice crystals is less than 1/2 of a gram per two capsules. If someone is extremely sensitive to sugar – Intra capsules(dry form) are the best choice. Intra’s unique formula is exclusive to Lifestyles and has remained unchanged since 1992. Drink Intra. Share Intra. Every Day.

Diabetes Mellitus (DM), commonly referred to as diabetes, is a group of metabolic diseases in which there are high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period. There are three main types of diabetes mellitus. Prevention and treatment involve maintaining a healthy diet, regular physical exercise, a normal body weight, and avoiding the use of tobacco. Control of blood pressure and maintaining proper foot care are important for people with the disease. Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus must be managed with insulin injections.[3] Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus may be treated with medications with or without insulin.[7] Insulin and some oral medications can cause low blood sugar.

Source: wikipedia.org, google.com

Diet for Diabetes Mellitus and Intra

It is a very popular dietary supplement in Diabetes Mellitus, especially in DM, Type 2. Our clients highly praise them, but only with regular long-term use.

Intra does not cure DM. Under current EU legislation on herbs and herbal products, we must not provide more detailed information that could give us the impression of the health or healing effect of herbs – even though those herbs have been used for hundreds of years and have helped millions of people. We must no longer mention the effects of herbs proven by scientific research unless it is a drug registered by a pharmaceutical company.

Read more about diabetes: How to Eat When You Have Gout and Diabetes?

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Read more about Lifestyles Intra Herbs: The Natural Path. A Guide To Herbal Benefits

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