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A New Look at Diabetes with Russell Jaffe, MD

submitted by: admin on 05/08/2015
The chemistry of diabetes is discussed. Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are autoimmune diseases and we're now learning about the specific chemicals that lead to this state. Leaky membranes and hyperacidity explain much of why diabetes develops. High levels of sugar are toxic to body proteins. High insulin levels and metabolic syndrome are also reviewed.              

Abdominal Fat Causes Osteoporosis

submitted by: admin on 05/08/2015
  Abdominal fat causes inflammation and osteoporosis. So the metabolic syndrome is associated with bone thinning as well as insulin resistance, hypertension, elevated triglycerides and fat storage. It is very important to avoid sugar, especially high fructose corn syrup, and to exercise to lose abdominal fat. Lifestyle is important medicine. Addendum: Since...

Actos and Bladder Cancer

submitted by: admin on 05/07/2015
Both Germany and France have taken Actos off the market because of an increased risk of getting bladder cancer. The US is taking no action. Global sales of Actos are in the vicinity of $5 billion annually. All three "glitazone" drugs for type 2 diabetes have a poor track record. Rezulin was taken off the market more than a decade ago because it caused...

Adverse Drug Reactions in Seniors Leads to ER Admissions

submitted by: admin on 05/08/2015
Adverse drug reactions lead to 100,000 emergency room visits or admissions every year. Four medications that include Coumadin, insulin, antiplatelet agents, and oral hypoglycemic medications, account for more than 2/3 of all incidences. Patients need more education, supervision, and lifestyle management if we're going to lower this number. Natural alternatives...

Are Carbohydrates Important When Losing Weight?

submitted by: admin on 05/16/2015
When we're young we handle carbohydrates better than when we're older. However, excessive carbohydrate intake even in childhood is a bad idea. The risk for metabolic syndrome goes up proportionately as we consume more carbs, especially simple sugars.                

Artficial Sweeteners

submitted by: admin on 10/26/2015
lArtificial sweeteners have not been proven to help with weight loss. In fact, there is some evidence suggesting the opposite. Most artificial sweeteners have worrisome side effects and some are toxic. Stevia is a safe alternative.            

Belly Fat is Dangerous in People with a Normal Weight

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  Even people with a normal weight who have excess belly fat are at 2.75 times the risk for cardiovascular death and 2.1 times the risk of all cause mortality according to researchers at the Mayo Clinic. Information from the NHANES study showed that an abnormal waist to hip ratio is a powerful predictive statistic. Abdominal fat is correlated with the...

Breakthroughs in Preventing Diabetes with Frank Shallenberger, MD

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
There is a pandemic of type 2 diabetes that may affect as many as 25% of the population. The defects in diabetes are reviewed. This is a preventable disease with diet, exercise, stress reduction and more. All diseases are associated with a defect in energy production. It is almost always associated with obesity. It is important to begin working early on the pre-diabetes...

Can Whole Milk Help Us Lose Weight?

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
An epidemiological study comparing overweight to normal weight people showed that normal weight people eat more whole milk products. Perhaps overweight people eat more low fat food but still eat more food. Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), however, which is found in cow milk and meat in higher concentrations when they are grass fed, may be a factor that speeds...

Can Your Shower Curtain Make You Fat?

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
A NY study published in Environmental Research found that among overweight kids that the higher the phthalate concentrations in their body, the higher their weight up to about 10%. Phthalates are plasticizers that make plastics like PVC flexible. They likely also disrupt the endocrine system and may well cause reduced sperm counts, testicular atrophy and an increased...

Cancer as a Disease of Energy Deficiency

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Deficiency of energy production is the cause of cancers of older age. They are preventable by increasing energy production, using insulin potentiated therapy (IPT), and support wellness in every patient. IPT is explained. It is possible to increase energy production by using nutritional support and exercise.          

Cooking with Dry Heat may Cause Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  A study published in the August issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences showed that diets high in methylglyoxal, which is produced by dry heat, caused mice to develop early insulin resistance and increased body fat over four generations. This did not happen in the control mice not fed methylglyoxal. The abdominal fat in these mice...

Curcumin May Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  A Thai study published in the October 2012 issue of Diabetes Care on people with pre-diabetes showed that the spice curcumin could prevent the progression to outright diabetes. They gave 1.5 grams of curcumin to 119 people with pre-diabetes and 116 without it for 9 months and found 19 cases of type 2 diabetes in the control and none in those treated...

Designs For Health: Metabolic Synergy™ ® Nutritional Support for Optimal Glucose, Insulin & Leptin Levels

submitted by: admin on 12/09/2018
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Diabetes Prevention with Russ Jaffe, MD

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
It is possible to identify chemicals that induce autoimmunity and diabetes. It is possible to treat diabetes on the basis of the LRA by ELISA/ACT test, which is explained.      

Diabetes, The Epidemic is Growing

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Much of this epidemic is composed of people with normal blood sugars but high levels of insulin. The mechanisms of insulin action and its relationship to the metabolic syndrome are discussed.          

Diet Pills For Dogs: Have We Gone too Far?

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Big Pharma has gone too far! The solution is to not feed our pets so much. Do we really need a pill for this, and if we do, who would it be for...the dog or the feeder of the dog! It is important to search for the underlying cause The underlying cause of being overweight needs to be addressed; this is discussed. The physiology of leptin, insulin, and grehlin...

Diet Sodas Increase Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

submitted by: admin on 01/09/2017
A French study on 66,000 middle aged women over 14 years that was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in February of 2013, showed that drinking 12 oz per week of a diet soda increased the risk for type 2 diabetes by 33%. Increasing the amount to 20 oz per week increased the risk to 66%. It is interesting that the American Diabetes Association...

Diets: Which One is Right For You?

submitted by: admin on 10/29/2017
There are so many diets out there that it is very confusing to know which diet is right for each of us. We are all different and we have different metabolic needs. In general we eat too many carbohydrates, especially high fructose corn syrup and it leads to obesity and diabetes. Your needs depend on who you are and what your health issues are. You may need to...

Diets: Which One is Right for You?

submitted by: admin on 10/29/2017
There are so many diets that we become thoroughly confused about what is best for us. Most diets work, but are only half-truths. Your best diet depends on who you are and your unique health issues.