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Benefits of Berberine

Berberine is a bitter-tasting yellow alkaloid found in roots, rhizomes, and stem bark of various plants including goldenseal and Oregon grape. Most often berberine is used to reduce blood glucose in people with type 2 diabetes. Studies have shown that taking berberine, combined with adopting a healthy lifestyle, reduces fasting blood glucose levels and HbA1c […]

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Are your probiotics working?

We’ve all heard by now that a healthy gut microbiome populated by numerous strains of positive flora (probiotics) is essential for good health. Healthy, undamaged gut flora contributes to many aspects of your wellbeing. But, if you’ve been under the weather and encouraged to supplement with probiotics, how do you know you’re on the road […]

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Mushrooms and Immunity

Mushrooms and Immunity

Mushrooms and Immunity Let’s start with mushrooms and vitamin D. Mushrooms are the only fruit or vegetable source of this important vitamin. Like us, mushrooms produce vitamin D when they are exposed to sunlight. Vitamin D can modulate the innate and adaptive immune responses, reducing autoimmunity and making you less susceptible to infection. During the […]

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Why insulin for type 2 diabetes?

Here is a puzzler: If insulin resistance comes about because of the presence of too much insulin, why are the most insulin resistant people, type 2 diabetics, treated with insulin? Dr. Jason Fung, author of The Complete Guide to Fasting, suggests that this treatment is in fact the opposite of what should be done. He […]

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