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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...

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.                

Can the US Economy Afford Preventive Health Care

submitted by: admin on 09/13/2014
US health care depends on our being sick and has become a business as its first priority. That is why we can spend almost three trillion dollars a year and still be ranked 37th in the world in the overall qualiity of health care by the World Health Organization! Throwing dollars at health care does not guarantee high quality health care!  If there was...

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.      

Do Low Fat Foods Make Us Fat?

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
Low fat foods tend to be replaced with sugar and extra sugar is converted to fat. Excess sugar also leads to high insulin levels, hypertension, high triglycerides, and abdominal obesity. High fat, low carb diets lead to using fat for energy production, which is a healthy thing.          

Epidemic of Nutritionally Based Diseases with Geoffrey Marx

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
  Diabetes and obesity are the greatest health care issues we face today. High fructose corn syrup is found in most foods, even fruit juices now; this is one of the biggest factors we see. Soft drinks have about 12 teaspoons of HFCS. 25% of the US has the precursor of diabetes; the metabolic sydrome.          

Food Addictions in Kids, Are They Related to Hormonal Imbalances?

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
Foods can be addictive and a key reason for pediatric obesity is related to high calorie, low fiber diets that promote changes in hormones. Sugar addiction underlies many of the hormonal changes that lead to the metabolic syndrome.            

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...

Fruit that Protects Against Obesity and Diabetes

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
  Stone fruit such as peaches, plums, and nectarines have phenolic compounds that include anthocyanins, clorogenic acids, quercetin and catechins that work on fat cells, macrophages, and vascular endothelial cells to protect against inflammation that causes obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. They could possibly be a weapon against the metabolic...

Gut Microbes Linked to Weight and Metabolic Syndrome

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
  Scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine published in the August 2012 issue of PLoS a study showing that there are at least 26 species of bacteria linked to obesity and the metabolic syndrome traits such as body mass, triglycerides, cholesterol, glucose levels, CRP, insulin resistance, and high blood pressure. We know that many...

HDL Cholesterol is Not Always Protective

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
The Framingham Study showed that for every rise of 1 mg/dL of HDL cholesterol, there was a 2% drop in the risk of an MI. However, not all HDL cholesterol is protective. HDL's protective effect depends on the environment in which it exists. In premenopausal women, generally HDL is protective. However, in postmenopausal women who have the metabolic syndrome...

How Do We Get and Get Rid Of Type 2 Diabetes?

submitted by: admin on 01/09/2017
Type 2 diabetes is largely a disease of lifestyle, especially diet and exercise. However, stress, sleep, and certain pharmaceutical drugs predispose to developing it. The metabolic syndrome is discussed and the concept of insulin resistance is reviewed.                  

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...

Naturopathy Reduces Cardiovascular Risk Factors

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
  According to a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal in April of 2013, naturopathic care enhanced conventional care from MDs by showing a 17% reduction in prevalence of the metabolic syndrome over a one year period. Primary healthcare supposedly provides in-depth lifestyle counselling, however, why then does ND care lower...

Obesity and Cognitive Function in Teens

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
  A study by NYU Med School researchers and published in the August 2012 issue of Pediatrics showed that the metabolic syndrome in adolescents is associated with cognitive and brain impairments. These students had lower scores in math, reading, spelling, attention span, and mental flexibility. The impairments were generally more severe than in adults...

Preview, Diabetes Intro

submitted by: admin on 11/19/2018
Diabetes is a disease where there is defective energy production because of insulin resistance. The physiology of the metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, and the role of insulin and sugar levels are discussed. Risk factors and complications are reviewed. Treatment options are presented.

Preview, Type 2 Diabetes, How do we get and get rid Of?

submitted by: admin on 11/19/2018
Type 2 diabetes is largely a disease of lifestyle, especially diet and exercise. However, stress, sleep, and certain pharmaceutical drugs predispose to developing it. The metabolic syndrome is discussed and the concept of insulin resistance is reviewed.

Preview, Type 2 Diabetes, Introduction To

submitted by: admin on 11/19/2018
The physiology of the metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, and the role of insulin and sugar levels are discussed. Risk factors and complications are reviewed. Treatment options are presented.

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....