Written by Tatjana Djakovic, Staff Writer. Of the eighty participating prediabetic Iranian women, those who supplemented with cardamom for 8 weeks had significant improvements in the inflammatory markers hs-CRP, hs-CRP:IL-6 ratio, and Malondialdehyde. (more…)
Written by Angeline A. De Leon, Staff Writer. A twelve-week supplementation with L-carnosine significantly improved markers of oxidative stress and renal function in the ninety participating pediatric patients with diabetic nephropathy. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. After four weeks of topical application, olive oil significantly improved the healing of foot ulcers in the sixteen participating Iranian type 2 diabetics compared to the fourteen subjects who received a control oil. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. High temperature broiling and frying of foods produces higher blood levels of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) than low temperature steaming and boiling of foods. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. Four weeks of supplementation with 10 grams of broccoli sprouts significantly improved insulin levels and HOMAR-IR in participating subjects.
Aniseed and Coriander Seeds Decrease Oxidative and Hyperglycemic Factors in Type 2 Diabetic Patients – Director’s Choice
Written by James C. Morton Jr., Staff Writer. In a placebo-controlled, clinical research study, aniseed and coriander significantly decreased lipid oxidation in erythrocytes (50 %), plasma (21%) and increased (100%) antioxidant factors compared to the baseline and control groups. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. Prediabetics, who drank Mate tea and had dietary counseling, significantly improved their lipid profiles, body weight, BMI, and blood pressure while significantly decreasing fat consumption and increasing fiber intake. Significant improvements in body weight, BMI, and blood pressure were also seen in this group. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. Dark chocolate, because of the high flavenol content in cocoa beans, is significantly superior to white chocolate in decreasing blood pressure and improving fasting blood sugar in study participants with type two diabetes. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. The antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and wound healing properties of aloe vera, when used as an adjunct to the treatment protocol, contributed to the significant improvements in chronic periodontitis.
Written by James C. Morton Jr., Staff Writer. Three and six-month supplementation with curcumin saw a significant decrease (10% and 14%) in atherogenic risk factors in type-2 diabetes patients versus placebo group. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. The 89 non-diabetic subjects, who took a combination of supplements before and after surgery, had significantly improved surgery outcomes that led to better glycemic control and less wound infections compared to those who took no supplements. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. Study participants with metabolic syndrome, who supplemented with 80 milliliters of fermented milk containing B. lactis and B. animalis HNO19, significantly improved BMI, total cholesterol, and LDL cholesterol compared to control.
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. Women with gestational diabetes, who supplemented with 1000 mg of omega 3 fatty acids from flaxseed oil and 400 IU of Vitamin E for 6 weeks, improved their fasting blood sugars by 11 % and HOMAR IR (a measure of insulin resistance) by 69.4% compared to the control group.
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. A twelve week supplementation of 100 mgs of saffron significantly reduced the cellular damage in participating subjects with metabolic syndrome compared to control group (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. Of the 338 patients with diabetic foot ulcers, those who had their foot ulcers dressed with honey experienced a significant 38% faster healing than the 169 patients that had normal saline dressings. There were also significantly more patients with complete healing in the honey dressing group. (more…)