Two Montmorency Tart Cherry Studies Show Promise for Memory and Serum Insulin Reduction

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Montmorency tart cherry juice, made from the most abundant cherries in the United States, has long been coveted by gout sufferers, athletes for exercise recovery, and those seeking a good night’s sleep. Now there’s evidence that this polyphenol-rich beverage may help improve cognitive performance in older adults and reduce insulinRead …

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JAMA Study Finds Fault with using BMI as Measure of Health Risk

A new study from the University of Iowa finds that some women considered to be a normal weight could unknowingly be at high risk for obesity-related health issues. It comes down to body shape – apple or pear – and suggests that physicians should measure risk of heart disease, cancerRead …

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Free-Patient Cookbook and Study on Mediterranean Diet during Pregnancy to Reduce Gestational Diabetes and Pre-eclampsia Risk

A simple Mediterranean diet in pregnancy does not reduce the overall risk of adverse maternal and offspring complications, but has the potential to reduce weight gain in pregnancy and the risk of gestational diabetes, according to a clinical trial led by Queen Mary University of London and the University ofRead …

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Intermittent Fasting May Reduce Cognitive Decline in Diabetes

Cognitive decline is one of the most severe type 2 diabetes complications. Intermittent fasting (IF) is a promising dietary intervention for T2D risk reduction, but its protective effect and mechanism on diabetic cognitive dysfunction remain elusive. Gut microbiota plays a vital role interphasing diet and host physiology and pathology andRead …

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Common Food Preservative, Propionate, Triggers Insulin Resistance in Humans, says Harvard Study

Harvard scientists warn that a short-chain fatty acid, used as a potent inhibitor of molds in food production, could be a trigger that leads to insulin resistance. Consumption of propionate, a food ingredient that’s widely used in baked goods, animal feeds, and artificial flavorings, appears to increase levels of severalRead …

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New Diagnostic Tool Diagnoses Early Chronic Kidney Disease and Stops Progression

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Researchers have developed a new test that could diagnose early chronic kidney disease in patients with type 2 diabetes. This novel method, published in AACC’s Clinical Chemistry journal, could improve quality of life for diabetic patients by potentially catching chronic kidney disease in time to stop its progression to full-blownRead …

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Is There a Connection Between Dairy Intake and Lower Risk of Type-2 Diabetes?

Dairy Intake and Lower Risk of Type-2 Diabetes
Three recently released studies show a connection between dairy intake and lower risk of Type-2 diabetes. While there is a great deal of controversy in functional medicine as to whether dairy products should be part of a healthy diet, and palmitic acid in dairy may be contributing factor to Type-2

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Case Study: Intermittent Fasting and Reversing Insulin-Dependent Type II Diabetes

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In this just released case study, physicians are actually reversing insulin-dependent Type II diabetes with intermittent fasting. In the study, reported in the British Medical Journal, Case Reports (BMJ Case Reports), patients were able to stop using insulin within a month (one case within 5 days). While this is an

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White mulberry, white bean, and green coffee lowers glucose spikes and insulin peaks after high-carb meals

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Lowering glucose spikes through diet alone to prevent metabolic disorders can be a challenge because of patient compliance. As this recent study shows, there is increasing evidence that low-glycemic index and low-glycemic load dietary patterns may play a role in preventing disorders such as overweight, obesity, glucose intolerance, pre-diabetes, diabetes,Read …

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