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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.              

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

submitted by: admin on 11/18/2018
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Drug Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease is Lacking

submitted by: admin on 05/24/2016
Drugs developed to treat Alzheimer's disease produce only fleeting memory improvements and do not slow the overall course of the disease. Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors such as Aricept, Razadyne, and Exelon and NMDA receptor inhibitors such as Namenda have very limited value. There is a new experimental drug called J147 that at least in mice enhances...

Fructose is Alcohol without the Buzz

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
  High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and table sugar (sucrose) are both made of glucose and fructose. HFCS contains glucose and fructose as single sugars and sucrose contains them connected together (as a double sugar or disaccharide). HFCS may contain as much as 55% fructose as opposed to sucrose, which has 50% each. Many scientists believe that both sucrose...

High Blood Sugar, Elastin, Ferroelectricity and Aging

submitted by: admin on 09/24/2013
  Ferroelectricity is the response of a molecule to switch from a positive to a negative charge and is necessary to maintain the elasticity of elastin, a protein that gives elasticity to tissues such as blood vessels as well as heart and lung tissue. Ferroelasticity of elastin is lost when blood sugar levels rise and this causes it to lose about 50%...

How Artificial Sweeteners Cause Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity

submitted by: admin on 10/22/2018
According to the October 2014 issue of the journal, Nature, artificial sweeteners such as saccharine, Splenda, and Nutrasweet (aspartame) cause changes in the human microbiome (intestinal microflora) that lead to glucose intolerance (insulin resistance) within one week in more than half of the subjects of a small study. When stool from these people was tranplanted...

How Important is Blood Sugar Control in Type 2 Diabetes

submitted by: admin on 10/22/2018
Scientists at Tufts University School of Medicine claim that the primary goal of treatment in type 2 diabetes is no longer blood glucose control. They published this work in the February 2014 issue of the journal, American Family Physician. Doctors have been imprinted with the concept that control diabetes and you'll control its complications; while...

Indications of Alzheimer's Disease is Evident 20 Years Before Dementia

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
  Biochemical signs of Alzheimer's Disease are reflected by the brain's limited capacity to metabolize glucose occur 20 years prior to the memory and cognitive defects we associate with the clinical disease. A shortage of ATP (energy) in the brain eventually leads to an electrical brown out manifested by recent memory loss and cognitive defects...

Is Sugar a Poison?

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
  The rise of obesity is not just from eating too much and lack of exercise. Our consumption of sugar has increased over the past century from 15 to 75 grams a day. This translates to about 150 lbs of sugar a year! Fructose is one of the components of table sugar, or sucrose, and high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and is the culprit that leads to insulin...

Losing Weight with Byetta with Joe Prendergast, MD

submitted by: admin on 11/18/2018
Byetta comes from lizard spit; it is an "incretin." It helps lower blood sugar and slow down glucose absorption. There are hundreds of metabolic hormones involved in sugar metabolism. Weight loss is a "side effect" of Byetta.

Mitochondria: The Achilles Heel of Cancer Cells

submitted by: admin on 06/24/2016
  Cancer cell mitochondria are the powerhouse and Achilles heel of tumor growth and metastasis. Cancer cells consume more than 5 times the energy than normal cells. This is contradictory to Otto Warberg's Nobel Prize winning thesis that cancer cells produced only limited amounts of ATP by burning glucose (glycolysis). Apparently, Warberg was measuring...

Modifying the GI Microflora Lowers Blood Sugar

submitted by: admin on 07/10/2014
While it has been suspected that the GI microflora have a profound effect on human physiology, there has not been a lot of data supporting that the changes in physiology determine the resulting composition of the microflora. Now there is a study supporting that the microflora can be altered and this can change insulin sensitivity and decrease the risk for developing...

Role of the Brain in Sugar Metabolism

submitted by: admin on 11/26/2013
According to an article published in the November 2013 issue of the medical journal, Nature, glucose regulation is only 50% related to the action of insulin. The other 50% is regulated through a mechanism called "glucose effectiveness" that originates in the hypothalamus of the brain. Glucose effectiveness is an unrelated separate mechanism from...

Sodas Deposit Fat in Liver, Muscle, and Abdomen

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Drinking a liter of soda a day for 6 months increases the amount of fat that will accumulate in the liver, muscles, and abdomen by 25% according to a December 2011 article published in the AJCN. This has been linked to the metabolic syndrome, the precursor of type 2 diabetes, and all of its complications that include hypertension, heart attack, stroke, and obesity....

The Role of Sugar in Breast Cancer

submitted by: admin on 10/03/2014
According to an article in the December 2013 issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, a dramatic increase in the uptake of sugar by a cell could be a cause for its becoming cancerous. The article reported that cancer cells have 400 times the ability to transport sugar into themselves.  We know that cancer cells cannot make energy as...