Month: December 2011

Inositol Helps Gestational Diabetes

Insulin resistance declined 50% in women with gestational diabetes who were given 4 grams per day of inositol compared with a 29% decrease in the control group (P=0.0001).

Source: Diabet Med 2011;28:972-5.

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The Nervous System and Weight Loss

Researchers found that successful weight losers had significantly higher resting sympathetic nerve activity than those who had trouble shedding pounds. They also found that successful weight losers showed large increases in nerve activity after they ate a carbohydrate test meal. This did not occur in those who were weight-loss resistant. I have seen patients whose metabolism picked up after we fixed their adrenal glands and they lost weight without any changes in activity or diet.

Source: February 2012 issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

What Happens if You Don’t Eat Your Veggies?

Your gut and immune system become less healthy. Without cruciferous vegetables in the diet researchers found that gut bacteria shift toward disease causing microbes and that there were colon abnormalities and fewer specialized immune cells present.
Source: Cell, 2011 Oct 28;147(3):629-40.