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diabetes

  1. haidut

    Malnutrition (fasting) or protein deficiency sufficient to cause diabetes

    Yet another study that should give a pause to all health care providers who push their patients to lose weight at any cost - i.e. "lower is always better", when it comes to BMI, as the dogma goes. Well, apparently not, according to the study below. The even more astounding fact is that it looks...
  2. haidut

    SHBG may be a good test for liver (metabolic) health

    A very good study, which probably runs counter to the "mantra" most bodybuilders adhere to - i.e. they would say one must keep their SHBG low in order to increase levels of "free" steroids since, the claim goes, only free steroids are active and capable of influencing cells. If SHBG is high, the...
  3. xeliex

    Full blown metabolic syndrome and diabetes

    My 40 year old friend just got his blood tests back due to c/o polydipsia and polyuria. His blood glucose came back over 250 mg/dL and his glycosylated hemoglobin 12%! His lipids where terribly high too - high cholesterol, high triglycerides. He is on synthroid and has been for a long time -...
  4. haidut

    PUFA cause obesity, diabetes, autism, Alzheimer's disease, anxiety, and depression

    The title is an actual quote from the article, so there is no editorializing on my part and it speaks volumes about how the authors feel about their findings. In addition, opposite effects were found for saturated fats, in this case coconut oil, which leads the authors to once again remind...
  5. haidut

    Endotoxin (LPS) drives obesity, diabetes and CVD in young people

    It looks like medicine is starting to change course on its attitude to endotoxin (LPS). After claiming that LPS is not an issue at all for any human with a functioning liver, a number of high profile studies have come out recently demonstrating chronic endotoxemia (even low-grade) is a causal...
  6. Rickyman

    Normal blood sugar but still diabetic, is it possible?

    Is it possible to have normal blood glucose levels 80-100 after eating, and fasting | Normal A1C below 5.7 and still have blood sugar issues? I am not sure why my body feels so odd and ill if I eat carbs. I was eating them fine before, than bam! Can't have any not even a bell pepper. Forced to...
  7. haidut

    Lactate is a key driver of diabetes/obesity, by promoting inflammation

    A great study, demonstrating that in diabetes (just as in cancer) the so-called Warburg Effect (aerobic glycolysis) is as much a cause of those degenerative conditions as it is an effect of. The study below demonstrated that increased intracellular lactate results in robust increase in systemic...
  8. Mauritio

    Cistanche increases glycogen storage and helps diabetes

    Another win for the power-herb cistanche. This study showed that it increases glycogen content in muscles of diabetic Rats by over 50% and in their liver by over 40%. Given that the glycogen content didn't exceed the value of normal control groups, it'd rather call it a "normalization" of...
  9. haidut

    Vitamin D may prevent/delay Type I diabetes

    Vitamin D seems to be trying to take aspirin's crown as a universal drug away. The study below is the latest evidence that this remarkable nutrient may have therapeutic effects in conditions that most doctors consider completely unrelated outside of vitamin D's realm (e.g. calcium absorption)...
  10. haidut

    Inhibiting lipolysis may treat diabetes

    Probably nothing surprising to my readers, but I think the study below is still important as it is one of the very few that openly state that diabetes is driven not by genetics but by excessive free fatty acids in the blood. While it does not mention it directly, the study is a great...
  11. haidut

    DHT can stop aging of the pancreatic beta-cells (insulin-producing)

    Another great study, which demonstrates that far from being a "villain" (in both males and females) DHT is in fact a crucial and positive factor in health. In this specific study below, it was demonstrated that DHT dose-dependently inhibited the aging/dysfunction of the pancreatic beta-cells...
  12. haidut

    Serotonin, SSRI drugs may be the cause of IBD, Parkinson's, diabetes, etc.

    A great new study that points the finger straight at serotonin (5-HT). It has been known since the 1940s that not only is 5-HT produced predominantly in the GI tract, but also that elevated serotonin levels are causally linked to a plethora of chronic conditions, especially various inflammatory...
  13. haidut

    For most individuals, the risks of keto diets outweigh the benefits

    The title is the actual conclusion of the study, in the authors' own words. Among the diseases they claim keto diets cause are colon cancer, CVD, kidney disease, liver disease, Alzheimer Disease (AD) and...diabetes! If there is one disease keto diets are supposed to help with preventing and even...
  14. haidut

    Endotoxin (LPS) as a cause of liver disease, obesity and diabetes

    The first article below is actually about praising fermented foods, which I don't really agree with. So, I am posting it mostly because of the quote on endotoxin/LPS, which is a very rare finding in published medical literature since medicine does not recognize chronic, low-grade endotoxemia as...
  15. haidut

    Cortisol causes fatty liver (as well as obesity, diabetes, etc)

    Not really a surprise for most of my readers, but it is always nice to see more evidence establishing various disorders attributed to "gluttony", "weak will", "addiction", etc as actual endocrine disturbances. And since the current study implicates cortisol, we can point the finger once again at...
  16. forterpride

    Niacinamide dosing for diabetes

    Hello all. My mother has borderline diabetes. Have heard that niacinamide can help lower blood sugar. Does anybody have any sources or experience indicating what dosages she should try for desired effect? I am also having her try using fructose as well as getting ketamine treatment since Peat...
  17. haidut

    DHT better (and safer) than testosterone for improving blood pressure, insulin levels

    A great human study on the beneficial effects of androgens for a variety of metabolic biomarkers associated with insulin resistance and diabetes II. The only gripe I have with this study is that they claim it was conducted with "healthy" men when in reality all men had low plasma total...
  18. haidut

    Even mainstream medicine admits many claims about sugar are myths

    It is always nice to see when a outpost of mainstream medicine tries to set the record straight on something as controversial as refined sugar. My personal favorites are the myths on sugar and causal links to diabetes / cancer. Apparently, there is solid evidence those links are myths. Yet...
  19. haidut

    Stress (cortisol) as the driver of hyperglycemia in type II diabetes

    To most of my readers, the title of the post may seem like something completely obvious and not deserving explanation of clarification. However, according to mainstream medicine (until now, at least) cortisol does not really have a causative role either in the development of diabetes type II or...
  20. forterpride

    Reversing type 2 diabetes Ted Talk

    This video kinda blew my mind as it flies in the face of so much of Peat's advice...yet the data seems compelling. Can anybody reconcile this doctors results and data with Ray's? My mom currently has type 2 diabetes and just wants to know if she can eat potatoes or not!!!! lol.
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