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The Perils of Sugar with Raymond Francis

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
  Our diets destroy our health, and sugar is the most devastating compound we consume. Sugar is rapidly absorbed and causes excessive insulin levels that lead to inflammation and many chronic diseases. Raymond explains this.            

The Many Faces of H. Pylori

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
Helicobacter Pylori is found in 50% of human beings. Sometimes it causes problems and at other times it is protective. It is associated with type 2 diabetes, ulcers, and gastric cancer but is protective against asthma, colitis, and intestinal infections. Managing its presence is tricky. Mainstream doctors tend to use triple therapy (two antibiotics, proton pump...

The California Health Alliance with Russell Jaffe, MD

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
The purpose of California Health Alliance is to curb the epidemic of obesity and Type 2 diabetes in California. There has been an increase of 5% per year of diabetes in kids under the age of 5. We cannot afford the costs that will be generated from this epidemic. We must shift our health care model from disease care to health care.      

Sweets Increase Inflammation

submitted by: admin on 10/16/2013
High glycemic foods, which tend to cause a brisk elevation in sugar levels in the blood stream, cause a 22% increase in inflammation in overweight and obese adults. This was measured based on CRP (C reactive protein) levels. Low glycemic foods tend to have more fiber and are not processed and don't cause a rapid increase in blood sugar levels. This also raised...

Supplementing for Low Vitamin D Reverses Heart Disease

submitted by: admin on 10/16/2013
  Supplementing with vitamin D in people with low levels lowers the risk of dying from any cause by 60% according to an article in the November 7, 2011 issue of the American Journal of Cardiology looking at 10,000 people. This is a landmark study documenting that elevating low levels of vitamin D makes a profound difference in mortality. Low levels...

Sun, Vitamin D, and Cancer

submitted by: admin on 10/16/2013
  We need sunlight to make vitamin D. The types, sources of vitamin D, and physiology of vitamin D are reviewed. The relationship between vitamin D levels and cancer are reviewed.        

Sugar Makes You Stupid

submitted by: admin on 10/16/2013
  Binging on food with high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) for 6 weeks may make you stupid. Studies on rats published in the May 2012 Journal of Physiology showed that HFCS over this time period was associated with slow brain function and hampered memory and learning abilities. What you eat affects how you think! Previous studies showed that fructose increases...


submitted by: admin on 10/16/2013
Diets high in high fructose corn syrup and other sugars lead to obesity, type 2 diabetes and its complications of heart attacks, strokes, hypertension and cancers. Many sugars provide empty calories.          

Stress Increases the Risk for a Heart Attack

submitted by: admin on 10/16/2013
  A Danish study published in April of 2013 of 11,000 patients without heart disease were followed for 16 years and grouped on the basis of mental vulnerability (tendency for psychosomatic problems or poor interpersonal relationships). They found that the mentally vulnerable had a 36% higher risk for a cardiovascular event. A second study of 14,000...

Sodas Linked to Stroke

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
The April of 2012 publication of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported that a greater consumption of sugar-sweetened and low calorie sodas is linked to a higher risk for stroke. Soft drinks have been associated with weight gain, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, gout and coronary artery disease. Those people consuming the most...

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....

Prediabetes: Is It a Disease?

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
  Having a blood sugar range in the high normal as opposed to the low normal range is associated with a 2-3 times risk for developing type 2 diabetes later in life. The best treatment is lifestyle that includes a healthy low carb diet to lower our insulin needs and maintain a healthy weight, plenty of exercise, controlling stress, and getting enough...

Physically Fit Students Perform Better Academically

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
  According to a study in the Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fittness in December of 2012, middle school students who are more physically active score better on tests. Most schools are cutting physical activity back and kids are becoming more overweight and at risk for diseases such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis, arteriosclerosis...

Phthalates Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
The journal Diabetes Care came out with an article in April of 2012 showing a link between high levels of phthalates and double the risk for type 2 diabetes. They also found that certain phthalates disrupted insulin production in the pancreas. This is the tip of the iceberg regarding severe pollution of the planet. The Environmental Working Group did a study...

More Diabetes Drugs Found to Cause Cancer

submitted by: admin on 10/11/2013
  The Journal of the National Cancer Institute in August published an article showing that both Avandia and Actos increase bladder cancer by more than 400% compared to baseline incidence in diabetics. These drugs account for more than 20% of all drugs used to treat type 2 diabetes. Actos ranks 9th in the sales of all pharmaceutical drugs. This is remarkable...

Minerals that Help in Diabetes

submitted by: admin on 10/11/2013
Both chromium and vanadium improve insulin sensitivity and are valuable adjuncts to treating type 2 diabetes. Measuring the insulin level is very important and tips us off, even in the presence of a normal blood sugar level, that pre-diabetes or the metabolic syndrome is present. Chromium must be used at dosages of 1000 micrograms per day to be effective. Meats,...

Middle Aged Running Speed Predicts Heart Attacks

submitted by: admin on 10/11/2013
  How fast you can run a mile at age 55 is predictive of your risk for a heart attack. If you can run a mile in 15 minutes your lifetime risk of a heart attack is 30%. If you can run a mile in 8 minutes, your risk is under 10%. Exercise benefits our risk for hypertension, type 2 diabetes, being overweight, depression, anxiety, insomnia, and fitness....

Metabolic Syndrome

submitted by: admin on 10/11/2013
There is an epidemic of this condition that is the precursor of type 2 diabetes and its complications. The basis for its development and how it works is discussed.          

MDs Fail to Promote Prevention

submitted by: admin on 10/10/2013
A Bastyr University study showed that patients with type 2 diabetes who were being followed by MDs did better in controlling blood sugar levels when they received naturopathic care over 6 months. This points out that MDs don't practice the lifestyle measures that naturopaths recommend. Prevention is for the most part given lip service in mainstream medicine.  Conventional...

Low Glycemic Index Linked to Higher Mortality

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
For patients over the age of 60 it appears that the target hemoglobin A1c level of less than 6.0% are associated with a higher death rate. This happens despite the fact that the complications of type 2 diabetes are far lower when A1c levels are less than 6.0%. The best overall outcomes occur with A1c levels between 6.0 and 8.0. Nonetheless, the best treatment...

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