Berries, strength training, and cardio
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
I have two articles courtesy of the good folks over at 'Real Age' (aka Dr. Oz/Dr. Roizen). One is about the use of berries for diabetics. www.realage.com/health-t
The other is about the efficacy of both strength training and cardiovascular exercise on your belly fat. www.realage.com/fitness/
I am encouraged to see that the good doctors Oz and Roizen have articles that substantiate my own point of view and experience: berries, cardio, and weights are all good for me. I feel better when I get some of each in my diet and lifestyle. Now, I don't eat as many berries as Dr. Oz mentions in the article, however, I did find a great deal of relief from interstitial cystitis from the european blueberry also known as the bilberry. I buy it online from vitacost. I prefer the Nature's way brand. It took about 3 days to cut the pain down and 3 weeks to cure the 'incurable' cystitis and interstitial bleeding I had for 7 years. Lets just say: my teens were very painful. Basically, its a great big dose of berries. The berries provided an inhospitable environment for the infection, the infection died, and my overall inflammation went down. Diabetes is associated with kidney disfunction. Are they related someway? I don't know. I do know that there has been talk about diabetes actually being an auto immune disease. I suspect that the body attacks the pancreas in the aftermath of an infection, much like it attacks the thyroid in Hashimoto's patients.