Research shows how to reduce neuroinflammation and potentially help prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

Research shows how to reduce neuroinflammation and potentially help prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
  Berberine a plant compound has shown several health benefits. The following are some interesting examples of that. Berberine suppresses neuroinflammatory responses through activation of the AMP-activated protein kinase (Lu DY, et al., 2010). AMP-activated protein kinase is an enzyme involved in energy metabolism. Berberine has shown to inhibit proinflammatory...
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When is it easier for your body to transfer blood glucose from a meal into your cells?

When is it easier for your body to transfer blood glucose from a meal into your cells?

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler
  We know it’s better to avoid high blood glucose levels since that can cause tissue damage. Several things can affect blood glucose levels, one important factor is the type of food we eat.   It’s logical that the food we eat will have an impact on our blood glucose...
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What damage can high blood sugar and oxidative stress cause?

It is common knowledge that having high blood sugar levels is damaging to our health, but in what way is it harmful to us?   Having high blood glucose levels causes oxidation of glucose and a reaction causing glycation of proteins.  These reactions cause tissue damage and create a lot...
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3 Important Benefits of Flax Seeds

3 Important Benefits of Flax Seeds

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
One of the impressive health benefits of flax seeds is the ability to decrease blood pressure (Rodriguez-Leyva D, et.al., 2013). In a double-blinded, placebo-controlled study, 30 g of flax seeds daily for 6 months reduced the systolic blood pressure of 10 mm Hg and the diastolic blood pressure with 7...
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The effects of elevated blood glucose and what you can do about it.

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler
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Reduce your blood glucose level eating this snack.

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Carbohydrates that improve insulin sensitivity

Posted by:  Didrik Sopler
All carbohydrates are not the same. Making a few changes will make a big difference. When normal participants in this study ate 50 g of either 8 varieties of dried legumes (beans, lentils) or 24 common foods drawn from grains, cereals and pasta, breakfast cereals, biscuits and tuberous vegetables, this...
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How to improve your memory and glucose metabolism.

Posted by:  tissuerecovery Admin
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How healthy is green tea?

Green tea seems to be one of the best things you can drink for your health. One of the reasons is that it contains a lot of antioxidants. One of the most important things we can do to stay healthy is to be sure we stay insulin sensitive. When we...
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Casual Soda Drinker? Don't go there!

Casual Soda Drinker? Don't go there!

Sugar sweetened beverages have been associated with type 2 diabetes, obesity and other health problems. The reviewed research specifically investigated the relationship with sugar intake, sugar sweetened beverages and endometrial cancer(Inoue-Choi M, et al. 2013). The participants were 23,039 postmenopausal women. From 1986 to 2010, 506 cases of estrogen dependent...
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