Nutrient Spotlight—Green Tea

 

It originated more than 4,000 years ago and was a pivotal part of Chinese and Japanese culture. Scholars wrote about it. Emperors savored it. Zen monks obsessed over it.

For millennia, it was an indispensable ingredient in traditional medicines and alternative remedies. And today you can buy it in coffee shop chains, in grocery stores and in outdoor markets. You can even get it in supplement form.

In fact, it is the second most consumed beverage on the planet, after water. And with its mild flavor and soul-warming scent, it’s not hard to see why this beverage is so popular.

We are, of course, talking about green tea.

What is Green Tea?

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Research: Insulin Can Kill Diabetics; Natural Substances Heal Them

 Research: Insulin Can Kill Diabetics; Natural Substances Heal Them

A paradigm-shifting study indicates that the standard of care for diabetics, including synthetic insulin and oral anti-diabetic drugs, increases morbidity and mortality from diabetes. Natural substances, on the other hand, have proven healing properties that if used, could mitigate the global diabetes epidemic. 

A new study titled, “Glucose-lowering with exogenous insulin monotherapy in type 2 diabetes: dose association with all-cause mortality, cardiovascular events, and incident cancer,” renews concern over the harms caused by synthetic insulin in type 2 diabetics previously highlighted in a 2013 study that found double the death rate in type 2 diabetics on insulin therapy.

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Reverse Insulin Resistance With These 8 Foods

Reverse Insulin Resistance With These 8 Foods

Over 80 million Americans have insulin resistance that can lead to diabetes.  And you could be on the road to diabetes for 10 years or more and never even know it.  Here’s what happens.

The hormone insulin directs your cells to open up and take in glucose from the blood.  With insulin resistance, your cells become desensitized to insulin.  They ignore the instructions to open up and take in glucose.  Your body keeps producing more insulin to try to get the message heard.  But it doesn’t work.  And your insulin levels rise higher and higher.

Those chronically high insulin levels cause rapid weight gain, premature aging, high blood pressure, heart disease, and higher cancer risks.  Eventually they lead to type 2 diabetes.

Herbs, spices and foods are your first line of defense.  Here are eight that can help restore and maintain your cells’ sensitivity to insulin.

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How Grapefruit Juice Improves Your Metabolism, Blocks Weight Gain and Even Treats Disease As Well As Two Separate Drugs

Grapefruits can treat diabetes, fight cancer, heal stomach ulcers, reduce gum disease and even keep stroke and metabolic syndrome at bay as well as drugs. Now new research shows that the consumption of grapefruit juice may block weight gain by improving your metabolism.
The findings, published in PLOS ONE, investigated whether there is a scientific basis to the inclusion of grapefruit in many ‘fad diets’.

Naringenin, an antioxidant which gives grapefruit its bitter taste, can do the same job as two separate drugs currently used to manage Type 2 diabetes.

Naringenin has also been found to correct the elevations in triglyceride and cholesterol, preventing the development of insulin resistance and completely normalizing glucose metabolism. Researchers have found it works by genetically reprogramming the liver to burn up excess fat, rather than store it.

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Soft Drink Consumption Will Age You As Fast As Smoking – 10 Reasons To Avoid Them

The message to stop smoking issued by public health officials has been nothing less than paramount, repetitive and consistent in the last several decades. What about soft drinks? Daily consumption of just a half-liter of soda is linked with 4.6 years of additional biological aging, effects comparable to that of smoking, finds a new study.

The study found that drinking soft drinks is associated with cell aging, suggesting sugar-sweetened soda consumption might promote disease independently from its role in obesity. (more…)

Consuming Canned Foods Increases Toxic Exposure 1000 Fold

Consuming Canned Foods Increases Toxic Exposure 1000 Fold

Consuming a daily serving of canned food products has a more than 1,000% increase in urinary bisphenol A (BPA) concentrations compared with when the same individuals consumed fresh food daily. The study is one of the first to quantify BPA levels in humans after ingestion of canned foods.

The findings were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

In 2009, the North American Metal Packaging Alliance, a Washington-based trade group for can makers, said that “there is no readily available” alternative to BPA, which allows high temperature sterilization of canned food, preventing microbial contamination.

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Astonishing Benefits of Cranberries

Cranberries are an amazing berry and should be considered a super food. Research presented in just the last year alone on what this little fruit offers is astonishing. The benefits that cranberries offer are far more than previously understood. No longer should cranberries be only relegated to urinary tract infection (UTI) support, a garnish dish at the Thanksgiving dinner table or the high sugar cocktail juice that your grandmother drinks. Amazing health benefits are wrapped up in this little berry.

Cranberry, Candida and Biofilms

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Is Genetically Modified Baker’s Yeast Spreading Obesity and Diabetes?

Is Genetically Modified Baker's Yeast Spreading Obesity and Diabetes?

The current contentious GMO debate focuses on the health impacts of foods that have been genetically engineered on purpose for taste/texture, resistance to pests/disease, and other qualities.

It appears, however, that the food supply may already be contaminated by accident with genetically modified microorganisms designed for other purposes. And these “inadvertent” GMOs are associated with a host of metabolic diseases that directly tie to widespread health woes, including obesity, type 2 diabetes, and inflammatory gut and immune/autoimmune problems.

Non-Food Commercial Uses of GM Baker’s Yeast

Genetically modified Baker’s yeast, also known by its scientific name Saccharomyces cerevisiae, is used in numerous commercial applications (and this New York Times article suggests that many new developments in the flavor and fragrance arena are underway). Drug companies use GM Baker’s yeast to make the peptide hormone insulin and other drugs.

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GMO Insulin Causes Type 1 Diabetes in Type 2 Diabetics, Study Finds

GMO Insulin Causes Type 1 Diabetes in Type 2 Diabetics, Study Finds

A groundbreaking new study finds synthetic (GMO) insulin is capable of rapidly producing type 1 diabetes in type 2 diabetics.

Last year, we reported on the dangers of insulin therapy for type 2 diabetics, following the publication of a study comprised of almost 85,000 type 2 diabetic patients that found insulin monotherapy doubled their risk of all-cause mortality, in addition to significantly increasing their risk for diabetes-related complications and cancer. Insulin monotherapy resulted in:

  • 2.0 times more myocardial infarctions.
  • 1.7 time more major adverse cardiac events
  • 1.4 time more strokes
  • 3.5 times more renal complications
  • 2.1 time more neuropathy
  • 1.2 times more eye complications
  • 1.4 times more cancer
  • 2.2 times more deaths (more…)