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Valuable advice for people with diabetes integrated in 2 eBooks

Our assumed commitment is to become a valuable source of information on diabetic related problems. Stay close to us because we’re preparing two electronic books starting from January ehich will help you manage your lifestyle in such a way that diabetes will never feel like a limitation.

  1. 20 delicious recepies for glycemic problems

Whoever started the phrase that „what is good is either ilegal, expensive or makes you gain weight” has been seriously mistaken. And we will prove it. The 20 recipes that we are preparing for you are not only good for avoinding weight gain, but they are inexpensive to prepare and completely legal.

  1. The most widespread myths about diabetes

The missconceptions that we carry with us for years are some of pur biggest enemies because they work against us without us even knowing it. We recommend that you dedicate a portion of your afternoon to eliminate these faux beliefs that have been implanted from popular culture.

If the online published e-books teach you how to combat the effects of diabetes, in February we will be present on TV also. Until then stay tuned to meet us and find out how we can help you with your glycemic problems!

Favio – your information source in relation to diabetes

What the internet manages to do is to transform people into better informed, prepared and stronger ones. We’re aware that our duty as brand and friend is to contribute to this general knowledge by offering you, our client, all the information that we’ve acumulated after our experience in our fight against diabetes.

Thus, we want to make sure that after we meet you will know everything you need in order to take care of your glycemic levels. If after the time you’ve spent with us online, you can protect yourself from the day to day problems that diabetes can pose, then we know that we’ve acomplished our mission.

In order to find out everything you need about your glycaemia levels and how to maintain it in normal limits we are going to post a series of weekly articles. We invite you to read them at your morning coffee, at the end of the day before going to sleep or any time you want to dedicate a few minutes to yourself. Acces the useful articles section.

And for us to exchage ideas with you, to answer your questions and keep you up to date with everything we’re preparing for you, connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Google +. Also let’s become friends on Instagram to make communication more visual!

What is pre diabetes?

Pre diabetes means that your blood sugar level is higher than normal but not yet high enough to be classified as type 2 diabetes.

The main risk factors for the development of pre diabetes are the same as those for diabetes.

What is Favio?

Favio is a multivitamin specifically developed for the daily needs of diabetics, pre diabetics and their families. The unique MON6X formula together with 14 vitamins and minerals work together to fill in the nutritional gaps and to aid in the fight with diabetes.

What is Alpha lipoic acid?

Alpha lipoic acid is a superior anti-inflammatory that penetrates all portions of the cell because it is both fat and water soluble. Alpha lipoic acid is the only antioxidant that can boost cellular levels of glutathione, the body’s most important antioxidant for overall health and longevity. For the diabetic it:

  • Beneficial for lowering blood sugar and insulin levels, reducing insulin resistance, and improving insulin sensitivity
  • Protects against complications associated with oxidative stress, such as polyneuropathy
  • Provides relief from pain, burning, tingling and numbing caused by diabetic neuropathy

What is Lutein?

Lutein is a powerful antioxidant that prevents free radical damage in the macula and retina of the eyes – it is mainly used in the treatment of macular degeneration and cataract.

Lutein is also one of the main carotenoids, which a color pigment is found in the human eye (in the macula and retina).

For how long can I take Favio?

As a multivitamin, Favio can be taken for a long period of time. The vitamins and minerals in Favio work best as they accumulate in the organism. This is why we recommend the course of 6 months with 2 tablets a day. Break can be made for 1 month every 6 months.

Taking a specialized combination of vitamins and minerals can aid diabetics and their families have an easier life!

People with diabetes routinely don’t get enough micronutrients. In research conducted in Germany, diets of type 2 diabetic patients were analyzed and found to be deficient in one or more of 22 nutrients evaluated. More alarming, a whopping 97 percent of the diabetic patients did not obtain three to seven nutrients in the recommended amounts from their diets.

A wide range of vitamins and minerals affect glucose metabolism and insulin function. Therefore, the daily intake of Vitamins and Minerals is so important for people with Diabetes and Pre-diabetes.

The best multi-supplement should provide nutrients to fill in the nutritional gaps that people with diabetes frequently have and extra nutrients that are especially beneficial for those with diabetes and pre-diabetes.

The most therapeutic nutrients, according to number if researchers, are:

  • Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) is a vitamin-like versatile and potent antioxidant, and may function to help diabetic neuropathy and reduce pain from free-radical damage. It directly or indirectly regenerates other antioxidants, such as vitamins E and C, coenzyme Q10, and glutathione, thereby reducing the number of free radicals and boosting the antioxidant network to protect against complications associated with oxidative stress, such as polyneuropathy. Also, some studies link ALA to decreased insulin resistance and thus the control of blood sugar.
  • Lutein, another antioxidant that appears to prevent free radical damage in the macula and retina of the eyes. Studies have even shown improvements in vision from supplementation with lutein in patients with macular degeneration and in patients with cataracts. People who have diabetes are at higher risk for developing macular degeneration and cataracts.
  • Chromium, known as chromium picolinate is an essential mineral – in people with type 2 diabetes, regular use of chromium picolinate reduces blood sugar, insulin and hemoglobin A1c levels as well as the common diabetic symptoms of excessive thirst, frequent urination and fatigue. It also reduces insulin resistance in people with both diabetes and pre-diabetes.
  • Magnesium, another mineral critical for healthy insulin function. In one study of non-obese elderly subjects, magnesium supplements improved insulin response and action, and glucose handling.
  • Other antioxidants including vitamins C and E – antioxidants work better together as a network than when used alone. Vitamin C is the body’s principal water-soluble antioxidant and vitamin E is the body’s principal fat-soluble antioxidant. Vitamin C also seems to edge out some of the glucose in the system or improve its disposal. And vitamin E has been shown to reduce blood glucose levels and improve insulin action in people with type 2 diabetes.

When combined with proper diet and sufficient exercise, dietary supplements can play an important part in healthy living for those diagnosed with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. A person with diabetes has higher requirements for many nutrients. Clinical studies have shown that supplementation with key nutrients can improve blood sugar control, as well as help prevent or reduce the development of major diabetes complications. Furthermore, taking a multiple vitamin and mineral supplement has also been shown to boost immune function and reduce infections in diabetics.

Dietary Supplements are designed to supplement a diet to ensure you get an adequate intake of substances needed to maintain good health and keep the body functioning as normal.


[1] William’s textbook of endocrinology,
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/info/diabetes/
[2] http://www.diabetesincontrol.com/tools/64-feature-writer-article/2865&Itemid=8
[3] http://www.diabetes.co.uk/vitamins-supplements.html
[4] http://www.wholefoodsmagazine.com/supplements/features/diabetes-nutrition-and-your-shoppers

What can you do for yourself to help prevent diabetes Type 2 – part 2

Sleep well and minimize stress

Getting reduced hours of sleep (less than 7) is associated with higher blood glucose levels and increased risk of high blood pressure. Inappropriate cortisol response will lead to higher baseline glucose, as well. These two factors are linked because the number one reason for not being able to sleep is something called hyper-arousal, from elevated evening cortisol levels. So another factor for helping preventing risk for diabetes is addressing chronic stress and sleep issues.

Medication for prevention?

There are no good drugs developed for the prevention of diabetes, only the treatment of diabetes once you get it. So when you look at all this, there are several important dietary supplements, food ingredients and lifestyle support products that could help create very robust nutrition and lifestyle plans for reducing diabetic risk or making inroads to better blood sugar control like.

Consume essential nutrients on a regular basis

Magnesium and chromium are two essential nutrients that are needed to help glucose handling in the body.

Magnesium

When magnesium levels are inadequate, the ability to make energy at a cellular level comes to a halt. When cells do not make energy efficiently, the demand for fuel (glucose) goes up. Appetite for carbohydrates and sugar will increase to get available fuel ready, but it comes at the cost of pending insulin resistance. This is one of the reasons people with diabetes have a hard time managing their diet. At the cellular level, the message is being sent to the brain to take in more fuel. Research has reported that 500 mg of elemental magnesium per day given to overweight individuals can alter expression of some 60 different genes that control inflammation and glucose related metabolism.

Chromium

This trace mineral is essential to the function of insulin receptors. There have been numerous studies that have shown improved parameters related to glucose regulation in dosages of 1-2 mg per day. Modern diets are poor in chromium content and if someone is beginning to exercise, the loss of chromium is accelerated.

What can you do for yourself to help prevent diabetes Type 2 – part 1

In recent decades, we’ve come to understand that lifestyle plays a huge role in the development of Type 2 diabetes. More recently, a multitude of other factors have been identified that can contribute to increased risk for Type 2 diabetes, such as low intake of some essential nutrients, some medications, environmental pollutants, sustained elevated stress hormones and inadequate sleep.

Since no one lives in a bubble, when you combine poor diet with lack of physical exercise and other risk factors, you can quickly see why diabetes is epidemic and continuing to increase.

So what can be done to help prevent diabetes?

Cut on the intake of refined carbs

There are dozens, if not hundreds, of studies now that show elimination of refined flours and sugars is the number one way to reduce inflammatory processes that occur from postprandial hyperglycemia. The biggest factor that contributes to arterial plaque formation is postprandial hyperglycemia. Lower carbohydrate diets are also the best choice for people with Metabolic Syndrome, which is when people have become insulin resistant and their blood glucose starts to elevate along with high blood pressure and cholesterol.[i]

So using a low carb diet is the best way to help address the other two risk factors on the conventional list, high blood pressure and cholesterol.

Intake of whole grains lowers diabetes risk

A big reason may be because of their resistant starch content, a food component that is being heavily researched today. Resistant starches are forms of starch that do not digest. Because they aren’t digested, they travel to the large intestine, where they feed the beneficial flora of the colon leading to improved signaling of gut hormones that control appetite and help with blood glucose regulation.

[i] Volek JS, Feinman RD Carbohydrate restriction improves the features of metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome may be defined by the response to carbohydrate restriction. Nutrition & Metabolism2005, 2:3