Diabetes: Part 2
— Gabriele Amersbach*
1. What causes diabetes?
About 95% of people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes. Only about 5% of people with diabetes get type 1 diabetes, which usually appears in childhood or early adulthood. Often type 1 diabetes has a genetic component, although a virus may trigger the disease.… Read more
Frank W. Jackson, MD, Founder and Chairman Emeritus
Updated: June 29, 2018
Juvenile arthritis isn’t a single disease — it’s actually a group of related illnesses, first occurring during childhood. These diseases haves names like juvenile idiopathic [“without clear cause”] arthritis, juvenile dermatomyositis, and juvenile lupus. While most children with juvenile arthritis will experience red, swollen, painful joints, some children do not.… Read more
Heart Disease Facts & How to Lower Your Risk for Heart Disease
Anne Mercer Larson
June 13, 2016
Revised June 13, 2018
Even though Ben was about 30 pounds overweight and didn’t always get the exercise he should, he felt better than ever at his 40th birthday party. Surrounded by family and friends, he helped himself to a big piece of birthday cake, drank some champagne, smoked his favorite cigars, and sat around a bonfire enjoying roasted marshmallows.… Read more
Anne Mercer Larson, June 13, 2016
Revised June 19, 2018
Since June is Men’s Health Month, it is a great time to take a closer look at one of the hidden ways obesity causes disease: obesity-induced inflammation. As the name implies, obesity-induced inflammation is an inflammatory state not caused by an infection, but instead caused by excess stores of body fat.… Read more
Anne Mercer Larson
June 3, 2016.
Updated May 31, 2017; June 1, 2018.
Amazingly, there are almost 15.5 million of us now in the United States who have survived some type of cancer. I am one, are you?
That fact is both a celebration and a challenge!
The rates of new cancer cases are decreasing in men and staying about the same in women, says the report.… Read more
Frank W. Jackson, MD
July 10, 2013
Updated: May 8, 2018
More and more independent research demonstrates the value of adding prebiotics to a well-balanced diet. Can making prebiotics a regular part of your child’s diet set them up for a lifetime’s worth of healthy digestion and more?
Prebiotics and Infant Formula
For many new parents, the first few months following birth pass by in a blissful — albeit sleep-deprived — state.… Read more
Seasonal allergies, also known as hay fever or allergic rhinitis, can be quite bothersome. Allergy symptoms vary from person to person, but may include:
- Ear pain
- Red, watery, itchy, and/or puffy eyes
- Wheezing or other respiratory problems
- Stuffy or runny nose
- Loss of smell
- Throat irritation
What causes allergies?… Read more
What’s the problem? The dark side of specific emulsifiers.
The FDA has designated common emulsifiers like polysorbate 80 and carboxymethylcellulose or cellulose gum (CMC) “generally regarded as safe” or GRAS. This designation is coveted because it indicates that the FDA considers GRAS substances non-toxic and non-carcinogenic. However, the problem is that emulsifiers have not consistently been tested for side effects.… Read more
When you consider research coming out of the National Institutes of Health, most likely, you’re expecting the next new drug to fight cancer or lower blood pressure. “Inclusion of Prebiotin is a rare instance of a supplement being part of a significant National Institutes of Health (NIH) research study,” says Prebiotin CEO, Ron Walborn Jr.… Read more
While not every product acting as an emulsifier is unhealthy, many are. This blog explores the impact of the growing number of emulsifiers in our food supply.
In the last few years, a growing number of research studies indicate that common emulsifiers like carboxymethylcellulose, polysorbate 80, and carrageenan, to name just a few, may not be “benign” additions to processed foods.… Read more