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Stevia. Is it Nature’s Secret to Metabolic Syndrone?

Stevia rebaudiana (SR), a popular calorie-free sweetener, may possess more health properties than originally thought, namely reducing the factors associated with metabolic syndrome. According to a new study, “Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni: A Natural Alternative for Treating Diseases Associated with Metabolic Syndrome,” published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, both in vitro (more…) RELATED ARTICLES

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Green Tea May Outperform Metformin for Fasting Glucose and Healthy Lipids

Both green tea and metformin are used as adjuvants to treat and prevent complications associated with obesity; however, studies comparing their action and interaction in non-diabetic overweight women have not been reported. Thus, the current study, published in Clinical Nutrition ESPEN,evaluated the effects of green tea extract and metformin, both (more…) RELATED ARTICLES

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Diabetes Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion Chart

A challenge facing heath care professionals in treating the pre-diabetic and diabetic patient today is the problem of complications arising from polypharmacy prescribing and resulting drug-induced metabolic imbalances. With approximately 48% of people in the United States taking prescription medications (up from 44% in the 1990s), patients with diabetes are (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Artificial Sweeteners […]

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The Sugar Solution by JJ Virgin

In this video, JJ Virgin introduces a new way to rate sugar based on its impact on the body, expanding on her concept that the body isn’t a bank account, it’s a chemistry lab, and food sends powerful chemical messages. Sugar is finally getting the attention it deserves. Following in (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Chronic Inflammation […]

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Personalized Nutrition and Metabolic Response

As you sit down to a dinner with family and friends you can learn a lot about the unique aspects of your tablemates’ metabolic response. Uncle Joe’s blood sugar may rise more from mashed potatoes than from Aunt Sue’s apple pie. But for your own blood sugar, the results could (more…) RELATED ARTICLES

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Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Diabetes

Pink, yellow, or blue? Each of these non-caloric sweeteners may be contributing to the global epidemic of diabetes. The study published in Nature today (Sept. 17, 2014), shows the non-nutritive sweeteners, saccharin, sucralose and aspartame, could actually hasten the development of glucose intolerance and metabolic disease. The mechanism is surprising: (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Diabetes Drug-Induced […]

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High-Protein Animal Diets as Risky as Smoking for Longevity

High protein diets are more popular than ever for satiety and weight loss. But do they help us live longer? This new study may surprise you. Read commentary from Today’s Practitioner editor on why Got Protein? may need some life-stage instructions and why Micheal Pollan’s advice to eat mostly plants (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Naked Mole […]

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Integrating Diet & Physical Activity in Type-2 Diabetes Therapy

Inflammation plays a major role in diabetes-associated cardiovascular disease (CVD). There is uncertainty whether diet and physical activity interventions can be successfully integrated into healthcare settings and reduce markers of inflammation and risk of CVD in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). This study examined the systemic markers of inflammation (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Chronic Inflammation […]

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