New Study Reveals the Critical Importance of Vitamin D for Type 2 Diabetics

It’s old news that vitamin D deficiency is linked to countless chronic diseases, but a new study found that increasing this powerful nutrient can specifically improve the health of type 2 diabetics. Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that’s correlated with metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease, both of which are linked to excess inflammation and many other complications. That’s …

Can Antioxidants Help to Reverse your Thyroid Symptoms?

A new study turned the focus on antioxidants for powerful treatment of thyroid disorders.  They used a strong prescription antioxidant on rodents induced with thyroid disease and measured their levels of oxidative stress and inflammatory cells before and after treatment.  Not surprisingly, scientists found that inducing animals with thyroid disease spiked their oxidative stress causing increased levels of inflammatory immune …

Four Reasons Why Your Thyroid Still Isn’t Working

Chances are you’ve been diagnosed with a thyroid disorder. Most likely you’ve been told that your autoimmune thyroid disease is genetic and the only viable treatment option is thyroid hormone therapy. Often, there is minimal discussion about addressing underlying factors that may be aggravating your condition. Yes, hormone therapy may temporarily help you feel better, but to repair your thyroid, …

The 3 Hidden Forms of Diabetes That Your Doctor Never Told You About

Types 1 and 2 diabetes are well known and increasing diseases in Westernized cultures today! Type 1 diabetes indicates an autoimmune disorder in which a person’s immune system attacks and destroys the pancreatic beta cells that are responsible for insulin production. Type 2 diabetes indicates a non-autoimmune manifestation of insulin resistance and high blood sugar that leaves the body unable …

The 6 Causes of Neuron Destruction That Lead to Cognitive Decline

Chronic or traumatic damage to neurons can set the stage for cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers have found amyloid plaques, found in those with Alzheimer’s disease, are a physiological response to infection or inflammation. Inflammation is a natural immune reaction to infection and injury and is an essential part of protection and healing. Inflammation revs up to resolve the …

5 Great Stress Reducers That Will Help Improve Thyroid Function

The world of health is all about connections between bodily systems. And one of the most important connections, which conventional health care tends to miss, is the relationship between the thyroid and adrenal glands. When you are stressed out or you experience trauma, your adrenal glands start producing hormones like cortisol. These hormones get your body in gear to respond …

3 Nutrition Tips Every Type 2 Diabetic Should Know About

If you are dealing with type 2 diabetes, you know that you need to be extra careful about what you feed your body. You understand that you are what you eat— what you consume has a direct impact on how you function and feel during the day. If you don’t provide your body with the right nutrients, you may find …

High Blood Sugar Linked to Increased Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease – what’s high blood sugar got to do with it? A lot actually!1 The idea that chronic or uncontrolled high blood sugar increases your chances of developing Alzheimer’s disease is not breaking news. However, only until recently have we been able to actually understand why this connection occurs. Thanks to a like-minded group of progressive researchers and doctors, …

Pesticides May Be Causing Your Thyroid Disease

As more and more people are being diagnosed with thyroid problems, it’s hard not to question why and what is causing this uptrend? Many researchers and medical professionals will tell you science is just getting better at detecting the signs and symptoms of thyroid disease. However, other factors that play into a person’s risk for thyroid dysfunction, like stress, radiation, …

Artificial Beta Cells Show Promising Results for Diabetes Treatment

A recent study has revealed some promising data for those suffering from diabetes. Researchers from the University of North Carolina and NC State have developed artificial cells that automatically release insulin into the bloodstream when glucose levels rise. These “artificial beta cells” (AβCs) mimic the functions of the body’s natural glucose-controllers, the insulin-secreting beta cells of the pancreas. The loss …