The diabetes state of affairs has taken the world by storm. With easy to access processed foods and a sedentary lifestyle, obesity has become all too common. As in many chronic diseases, people are always looking for a cure. Though many diabetics are often under treatment, it is well understood that conventional medicine only manages
We have heard a lot about the harmful effects of refined grains on our health. Interestingly, recent research seems to point in a different direction, exonerating them from the label they have held for so long. Are refined grains not so bad after all? What are the facts? In this article, we will take a
We have been looking at metabolic inflammation and its role in the development of obesity, diabetes and other chronic diseases. Does overnutrition contribute to metabolic inflammation? How? Some background on overnutrition…. It is estimated that by 2020, two-thirds of the global burden of the disease will be due to chronic non-communicable diseases, most of which
We have extremely limited glucose storage as glycogen, or as circulating glucose. Glycogen: Glycogen is a large branched polymer of glucose, stored mainly in the liver and the skeletal muscle. Stored glycogen can be mobilized to circulating glucose during fasting periods and to the muscle cells during muscle contraction, a process called glycogenolysis. The total
Sugar has been vilified over the years with claims of its disastrous effects on our health. Are these claims true? Does taken a soda a day guarantee one ill health? What of the effects of excess sugar on obesity? In this article, we will explore these claims and determine whether indeed excessive sugar intake leads
Given that obesity and associated disorder type II diabetes mellitus have reached epidemic proportions worldwide, the development of efficient prevention and therapeutic interventions is a global public health interest. There is now a large body of evidence suggesting that the micro-organisms colonizing the human gut, known as gut microbiota, play a central role in human
Many people living with diabetes often wonder if diabetes remission is a possibility for them. Well, for most people, this is an achievable goal. If you are lucky enough you can go for years without taking any diabetes medication but still maintain normal sugar levels if you are willing to put in the hard work.
In our previous article, I introduced the term diabesity. In case you haven’t read it, you can check it here (link to what is diabesity). In a nutshell, diabesity is the description of diabetes type 2 when it occurs in the context of obesity. Diabesity is triggered by the onset of insulin resistance which means