Category Archives: Diabetes

Can Ginger (Zinger officinale) Lower Blood Sugar Levels?

Ginger (Zinger officinale) is a medicinal plant that has traditionally been used in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. It is the root (rhizome) of the ginger plant that possesses medicinal properties. Ginger root is readily available from supermarkets which makes it … Continue reading

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Is Chamomile Tea Protective of Diabetes?

Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla) is a flowering plant that belongs to the Asteraceae (daisy) family. Chamomile is commonly drunk as a herbal tea and is well known for its sedative and calmative effects. Chamomile have been shown to have a particular … Continue reading

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Vanadyl Sulphate: Effective Insulin Sensitiser

Vanadium is an essential mineral required in humans for the correct function of the insulin system. In particular, vanadium in the diet may be required to maintain the sensitivity of the cells to insulin. Controversy exists as to the amount … Continue reading

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Polyphenols and Diabetes

Polyphenols are a large group of heterogeneous compounds comprising of multiple phenolic rings. The structure of polyphenols is interesting as their molecular arrangement allows them to be effective antioxidants. Polyphenols can donate hydrogen atoms from their hydroxyl groups to free … Continue reading

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Alcohol Reduces Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

The public’s conception of alcohol relating to health appears to reflect the mainstream medically established propaganda. The mainstream claims that alcohol is detrimental to the health, and there is a general concerted effort to reduce alcohol consumption amongst the population … Continue reading

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Eggs: Not Associated With Type 2 Diabetes

Eggs have been consistently associated with negative health effects by the mainstream health industries. The detrimental effects of eggs, so we are told, derived from their very high content of cholesterol in combination with their saturated fat levels. The high … Continue reading

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Whole Grains: The Latest Science

Interest in whole grains has increased in recent years largely because of empirical data showing a number of health benefits in those that consumes them. Whole grains are defined as cereal grains that retain their original plant composition, such that … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget Your Chromium

Chromium is an essential trace mineral in human nutrition. Dietary chromium is required for the correct function of the insulin system. It is not fully understood how chromium functions at the cellular level, but a number of hypotheses have been … Continue reading

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Low Carbohydrate Diets: More Evidence of Health Benefits

High carbohydrate diets do not damage the health. There are many examples of populations around the World that consume high carbohydrate diets with no discernible negative effects to their health. However, it is important to understand the nuances of why … Continue reading

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Vitamin C Lowers Blood Glucose Levels

Most animals can synthesise vitamin C from glucose. However, humans are missing the L-gluconolactone enzyme required for this reaction. As a result humans are dependent on their diet in order to supply adequate vitamin C. Because vitamin C is synthesised … Continue reading

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