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Berberine: Berberine’s potent hypoglycemic effects have been demonstrated in multiple human studies with an ability to regulate glucose metabolism to an effect comparable or even identical to metformin (119-121) The concern is not whether or not berberine can lower blood sugar, as it does so remarkably, but how Continue reading →
High doses of vitamin C can be useful in decreasing glucose in diabetics. In one study, 1000mg of vitamin C caused a significant reduction in fasting glucose and HbA1c– a measure for long-term glucose handling. Notably, the other group receiving 500mg of vitamin C did not share these favorable changes. (57) In normal subjects Continue reading →
It is already known that a deficiency in omega 3 fatty acids contributes to insulin resistance. When omega 3 fats are part of the diet, genes for insulin receptor signaling are upregulated. (96) Predictably, serum omega 3 levels are Continue reading →
GABA is one of the most valuable supplements when it comes to restoring beta cells. In type I diabetes and in end stage type II diabetes, beta cell mass is largely reduced, which translates to markedly decreased insulin production. Without any beta cells, there is no way for the body to Continue reading →
For the health-conscious,prediabetic, and diabetic:This article focuses on 22 potent glucose-lowering agents with strong supporting evidence for their usefulness. In addition,3 extra agents are discussed that also can lower glucose but carry harmful risks.
Alpha lipoic Acid:
In 1999, a placebo controlled study involving seventy-four patients with type 2 diabetes found significantly more patients in the treatment group receiving 600 mg, 1200mg, or 1800mg of alpha lipoic acid revealed an increase in insulin sensitivity and subsequent Continue reading →
Recent research has linked omega 3 consumption to prostate cancer. Is this a paradigm shifting epiphany or bad research?
After the discovery of the link between higher blood concentrations of omega 3 fatty acids and prostate cancer published this year in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute by Brasky et al. 1, are we to arrive at the conclusion that taking fish oil will increase the risk of prostate cancer? After all, it was found that men with omega 3 fatty acids Continue reading →
Why does soft drink consumption in children and adolescents seem to elicit aggression and deficits in attention? Is sugar driving these responses? Is it the caffeine or something else perhaps? More importantly, would restricting soft drinks from your child sufficiently reduce these symptoms?
Suglia et al (1) reported a strong association between soft drink consumption and behavior problems in 5-year-olds. When sociodemographic factors were adjusted for, soda consumption was linked to aggressive behavior in a dose-dependent manner. Further, a statistically significant trend for soda consumption and attention problems Continue reading →