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The order in which you eat your food (carbs, protein, fats) can influence the degree to which your body experiences a ‘glucose spike.’ Management of blood sugar levels is important for anyone with diabetes, overweight or trying to prevent neurodegenerative disease such as Alzheimer’s disease.
Consuming fats and/or protein before carbohydrates can slow gastric emptying, thus reducing the ‘glucose spike’ experienced with meals. Consider removing sugary beverages, and adding fiber, proteins or fats to carbohydrates to slow gastric emptying and flatten glucose spikes.Share this:
A Monash University study exploring the emerging gut-skin axis has found that microbial fermentation of dietary fiber in the gut can protect against allergic skin disease. The research could potentially lead to novel treatments to prevent or treat allergies.Share this:
The CDC has recently decided to update their reporting form to classify, count, and track Lyme disease cases in the U.S. The two biggest changes to the definition are the inclusion of Borrelia mayonii, a newly discovered Borrelia burgdorferi family member, in the Lyme case count, and the option for physicians to use a cheaper, simpler test in the second part of the two-tiered testing protocol.Share this:
Herbs and essential oils have been used for treatment of persistent Lyme disease for quite some time, but Western medicine has been slow to adopt these treatment modalities. Dr. Zhang, a researcher at Johns Hopkins, has been investigating herbs and plant based medicines as treatment for persistent Lyme disease and has demonstrated that certain combinations are quite effective at killing this bacteria.Share this:
A Virginia Tech researcher discovers a peptidoglycan shed by Lyme bacteria that is responsible for ongoing arthritis, which may lead to future treatment options.Share this:
Immune system balance is key to achieving health and longevity. This is a nice summary of why balance is so important and provides some very simple ways to achieve this–such as improving sleep quality/duration, meditation/stress reduction and nutrition.Share this: