Tag: insulin

Reduce your likelihood of developing diabetes if you do this.

Reduce your likelihood of developing diabetes if you do this. The statistics of how many people are developing diabetes in the United States is amazing. In 2015, 30.3 million Americans, or 9.4% of the population, had diabetes according to the American Diabetes Association. They also noted the economics costs as being $245 billion: Total costs of diagnosed diabetes in the United States in 2012 $176 billion for direct medical costs $69 billion in reduced productivity This disease, when combined with obesity is raising healthcare costs for all of us, and the companies who are selling the equipment to test, monitor and Read More »

Is fasting the solution for what makes us ill and inflating healthcare costs?

Is fasting the solution for what makes us ill and inflating healthcare costs? Have you ever fasted?  Certain religions have fasting rituals that are done at certain times around the year.  Fasting is seen as a cleanse but can it also make us healthier? Years ago, people did not have a regular breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Many of us missed meals but with the industrial age, the idea of a breakfast, lunch and dinner took hold, as did many of todays modern diseases that are partly from our age as we live longer but also are likely due to our Read More »

Alzheimers disease and diabetes; is there a link?

Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes; is there a link? Most people know about Alzheimer’s disease as something that happens as people age which causes dementia in older people. Typically, the persons mental capacity withers away and they eventually lose the ability to think, interact and remember simple things. There is new research that ties Alzheimer’s disease to insulin which is needed by the brain for the neurons to work properly. Without insulin, these cells lose function over time. There is a growing body of evidence (1) that is now showing that Alzheimer’s disease should be reclassified as Diabetes type 3 because Read More »