The hormone insulin and how it functions

Sara on February 26th, 2009

Insulin is a hormone. A hormone has been described as a substance (a protein molecule usually) that is secreted by one cell which has an influence on the action of another cell (the target cells). Insulin (the hormone) is secreted by the islet cells that are found in pancreas. The islet cells secrete insulin in […]

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Sara on February 25th, 2009

If we examine the foods that we eat, we will realize that it consists of mainly one food type – carbohydrates. Glucose and cane sugars that we sweeten our coffee with are the simplest carbohydrates. Bread, noodles, rice, flour, tapioca are all carbohydrates that are digested, broken down and turned into glucose and are absorbed […]

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Sara on February 25th, 2009

Glucose in excess in the bloodstream acts as a poison. One way by which it acts as a poison is when it begins to attach to the protein molecules of tissues in greater amounts. As an example, we find that glucose in normal amounts in the bloodstream, i.e. 80-140 mg/DL, is attached to 6% of […]

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Sara on February 19th, 2009

The statistics regarding diabetes in America are not very encouraging. However, the diseases that affect the diabetic are started and exaggerated by poor blood glucose control. You can minimize your risk for the following conditions. But be aware that ignoring your diabetes puts you in a high risk category for problems of the: 1) Circulatory […]

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Sara on February 17th, 2009

Anthropologists (scientists who study the origins of humans) tell us that humans were originally “hunters and gatherers”. Then came the ice age, in which vast regions of the earth were covered with ice and the remaining parts of the earth were much colder than normal. This Ice Age, obviously, was not conducive to farming and […]

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Sara on February 16th, 2009

Around 1500 BC, medical scribes in both India and Egypt described a condition of great thirst and urination. They treated this condition with high fiber wheat grain, a valid therapy which can be scientifically explained today. Over 3000 years ago, a treatment recommended for diabetes in India involved intensive exercise. Another ancient and good idea. […]

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Sara on February 15th, 2009

What if I slammed my thumb in my desk drawer every morning for a week. The first time it happened, it really hurt. The next day I do it again and my thumb is swollen and painful. By the end of the week, my thumb is blue and red, bloody and swollen and very painful. […]

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Sara on February 15th, 2009

At first glance, diabetes appears to be such a simple disease. Too much sugar in the blood. But that simple error creates an avalanche of problems in the body that create havoc with the health of diabetics, especially if they have poor regulation of their blood glucose. Diabetes is such an insidious disease that it […]

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