I’m Like a Spring Chicken

Today, AIM Member Maria Sipple of Dayton, Ohio is painting her kitchen white with a touch of blue around the trim. She’s seventy-five years old and retired, a mother, married for fifty-four years, who raised five kids and worked part-time jobs at an insurance agency and a bank. She still likes to remain active, doing exercise around the house, visiting her friendsContinue reading “I’m Like a Spring Chicken”

3 Things You May Not Know About Your Gut

Your intestines and stomach, these often overlooked, workaday organs that thanklessly digest your food, may house unique forms of life, never before discovered by science. While not yet proven, researchers in Paris believe that hidden among our mostly uncatalogued gut flora are microbes with highly unusual DNA that may actually be a whole new category ofContinue reading “3 Things You May Not Know About Your Gut”

Magnesium vs. Diabetes: 4 More Things You Should Know

It’s National Diabetes Month, and it would be remiss of us to not mention magnesium. To be fair, we’ve mentioned magnesium and its inverse relationship to diabetes on more than one occasion, but this month, a large meta-analysis was published in Nutrition.  So, it’s worth bringing up, at least, one more time. Here’s four new thingsContinue reading “Magnesium vs. Diabetes: 4 More Things You Should Know”

Barley Grass Powder Benefits Type 2 Diabetics

With diabetes rising to epidemic proportions worldwide, effective ways of treating this debilitating and often deadly disease are of international importance. Natural supplements rarely receive scientific attention; however, a type 2 diabetes study published in the International Journal of Green Pharmacy (2010)1 revealed that barley grass powder “holds promise to be used as a functional food to optimise the health of diabetic subjects.” Researchers atContinue reading “Barley Grass Powder Benefits Type 2 Diabetics”

Fiber vs Diabetes

In 2010, the number of Americans who suffered from diabetes was 26 million. Now health experts believe that number may be nearing thirty million. A whopping 86 million—that’s one third of the US population!—have a condition known as prediabetes, higher than normal blood sugar but not high enough to be classified as fullon type 2 diabetes. Prediabetics will likely develop diabetes if they doContinue reading “Fiber vs Diabetes”

Diet High in Plant Protein Benefits Kidneys, Diabetics New Study Shows

November is National Diabetes Month, but we’re going to start the ball rolling early with research presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes. In the past, there have been conflicting findings as to whether or not a high-protein diet was beneficial for diabetics. Researchers in Germany set about to make sense of these studies. They presented theirContinue reading “Diet High in Plant Protein Benefits Kidneys, Diabetics New Study Shows”

Fiber Linked to Decreased Risk of Diabetes in Large-Scale Study

New research out of Europe has linked the increased consumption of cereal fiber to a reduced risk of diabetes. This isn’t the first time that scientists have found an inverse link between a high fiber diet and diabetes. However, the study–The EPIC-InterAct–is the world’s largest study of type 2 diabetes. Over 350,000 people participated inContinue reading “Fiber Linked to Decreased Risk of Diabetes in Large-Scale Study”

Vitamin A Deficiency May Play Huge Role in Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes has been called the scourge of the American public because nearly ten percent of the population suffers from it. That’s one million people altogether. It’s the seventh leading cause of death, and there is no cure. A recent study at Weill Cornell Medical College may shed some new light on this problem.  Scientists there lookedContinue reading “Vitamin A Deficiency May Play Huge Role in Type 2 Diabetes”