All those ugly, painful, low energy things you thought were just part of aging—they’re not! They are what happens when the delicate balance you were designed for gets out of whack. And that includes the biggies like cancer, heart disease, arthritis and weight gain! The good news is it’s a self-healing unit—if you give it what it needs and quit giving it what it doesn’t.
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Monday, April 13, 2015
Today’s post is a
collection of things I’ve run into in research that I think are interesting and
useful information in terms of wellness and aging.I will give you a plain explanation first
then cut and paste from the research.
1)Since we’ve been talking about cancer, this
first is about cancer.The Warburg
effect is the discovery that cancer only feeds on glucose.Unlike your muscles which can switch to
another fuel, cancer cells cannot.This
research found that short term fasting kills cancer cells.It does so by depriving them of a way to
generate energy for cell activities.This is up and coming research and we’ll be hearing more about it.
Fasting induces anti-warburg effect that increases
respiration but reduces ATP-synthesis to promote apoptosis in colon cancer
findings indicate that the glucose and amino acid deficiency conditions imposed
by STS (short term starvation) promote an anti-Warburg effect characterized by
increased oxygen consumption but failure to generate ATP, resulting in
oxidative damage and apoptosis.
insight into the link between neurodegenerative disorders and inflammation has
been gained by a new study that provides a framework to explore more fully the
possibility that viral infection may lead to onset of these diseases.
than half of the physicians trained in the United States in 2013 received
formal education or training on the subject of exercise, according to new research.
"There are immense medical benefits to exercise; it can help as much as
medicine to address some health concerns," said a national expert on the
benefits of physical activity. "Because exercise has medicinal as well as
other benefits, I was surprised that medical schools didn't spend more time on
4)If you are insulin resistant…and the only way
to really know is a fasting insulin test (not glucose)…this is very important
information.BTW, most people I know—even
some thin ones are insulin resistant.I
was really pleased with what I learned about selenium and iodine, but magnesium
is every bit as critical if not more so.Like all minerals, if it’s not in the soil it doesn’t get into the
go in for blood work next week and will have more to say about what minerals
have done for me.But one unexpected
result of adding magnesium supplements is that of reduced incidence of getting
up in the night to use the bathroom.That’s a biggie for it means my sleep is better.
study basically says that magnesium can prevent the transition from insulin
resistance to type II diabetes because it reduces insulin resistance.Take some.
supplementation reduces insulin resistance in non-diabetic subjects - a
double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial.
The incidence of insulin resistance and metabolic
syndrome correlates with the availability of magnesium (Mg). We studied the
effect of oral Mg supplementation on insulin sensitivity and other
characteristics of the metabolic syndrome in normomagnesemic, overweight,
insulin resistant, non-diabetic subjects.. The results provide significant
evidence that oral Mg supplementation improves insulin sensitivity even in
normomagnesemic, overweight, non-diabetic subjects emphasizing the need for an
early optimization of Mg status to prevent insulin resistance and subsequently
type 2 diabetes.
same lines, the following from Diabetes Care, is self explanatory
In a 2011
controlled trial, vitamin K2 supplementation improved insulin sensitivity.
To summarize, we have demonstrated for
the first time that vitamin K2 supplementation for 4 weeks increased insulin
sensitivity in healthy young men.