Malnutrition is Both Obesity and Starvation

Important Points: Obesity Malnourished Nutrient intake Vitamin deficiency Starvation Malnutrition is Both Obesity and Starvation Malnutrition is a word we usually associate with the tragically thin figures from TV news reports of third world famines. In fact, it’s a shockingly common problem the world over. Though not at starvation level, there are millions of patients who… Continue reading Malnutrition is Both Obesity and Starvation

Refined Grains: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

Important Points: whole grains refined grains Western dietary pattern diabetes obesity Refined Grains: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly Flour is all around us and a temptation at every meal. Breakfast toast, bagels, cereal, and pancakes fill our tables. Lunch revolves around sandwiches, wraps, pasta and pizza. Refined grains have been vilified as one of… Continue reading Refined Grains: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

Here’s The Problem With Refined Grains

Wheat is the key ingredient in the American diet. Unfortunately, after being milled, it is seldom utilized in its whole form with its components intact. The wheat we consume is in the form of bread, pies, cakes, cookies, biscuits, spaghetti, cream of wheat, cereals, and other forms that have been treated, heated, fractioned, and fragmented.… Continue reading Here’s The Problem With Refined Grains

What Is Diabesity, And How To Reverse It

If you are like most people you are probably thinking that I have confused diabetes for diabesity, or you are probably wondering whether I intended to say obesity. You are not so far away from the truth as diabesity is a modern disease that links obesity with type 2 diabetes. Diabesity should be a concern… Continue reading What Is Diabesity, And How To Reverse It

Metabolic Inflammation: What Is It?

In the quest to understand the causes and early symptoms of diabetes and other chronic diseases, metabolic inflammation often comes up. What is it, and what is its role in the early onset of these diseases? This article delves into the definition of the term, its presentation, and likely effects. What is metabolic syndrome? The… Continue reading Metabolic Inflammation: What Is It?

What Did You Have For Dinner?

If type 2 diabetes were an infectious disease, it is said we would be in the midst of an epidemic. This problematic disease is striking an ever-growing number of adults, and with the rising rates of childhood obesity, it has become more common in youth, especially among certain ethnic groups. The good news is that… Continue reading What Did You Have For Dinner?

The Secret To Becoming A Type 2 Diabetic

Obesity, Prediabetes, and Diabetes Type 2 are associated with most of the diseases of modern society (cardiovascular/cerebrovascular disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease). These are all metabolic dysfunctions related to the malnutrition of overconsumption which leads to metabolic inflammation, or metal inflammation. This series of articles provides a recipe on how to make a healthy society, and… Continue reading The Secret To Becoming A Type 2 Diabetic

Refined Grain Consumption: Not Bad After All?

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… Continue reading Refined Grain Consumption: Not Bad After All?

Does Chronic Over Nutrition Play A Role In Metabolic Inflammation?

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… Continue reading Does Chronic Over Nutrition Play A Role In Metabolic Inflammation?

Metabolic Signals And Innate Immune Activation In Obesity

The interplay between immunity, inflammation, and metabolic changes is a growing field of research. Exciting new evidence is emerging with regard to their role in the regulation of metabolism and the activation of inflammatory pathways during the progression of metabolic disorders such as Type 2 Diabetes and Atherosclerosis. The innate immune system The innate immune… Continue reading Metabolic Signals And Innate Immune Activation In Obesity