November 2020 / 19 posts found

eTRF improves blood sugar control and blood pressure, pilot study says

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A new pilot study conducted by UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences Assistant Professor Courtney Peterson, Ph.D., shows that eating early in the daytime and fasting for the rest of the day improves blood sugar control, blood pressure and oxidative stress, even when people don’t change what they eat. “We know intermittent fasting improves metabolism and health,” Peterson said. “However, we didn’t know whether these effects are simply because people ate less and lost weight.” Peterson and her colleagues decided to conduct the first highly controlled study to determine whether the benefits of intermittent fasting are due solely to eating less. […]

Immunity to the Coronavirus May Last Years, New Data Hint – The New York Times

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“Sterilizing immunity doesn’t happen very often — that is not the norm,” said Alessandro Sette, an immunologist at the La Jolla Institute of Immunology and co-leader of the study. More often, people become infected a second time with a particular pathogen, and the immune system recognizes the invader and quickly extinguishes the infection. The coronavirus in particular is slow to do harm, giving the immune system plenty of time to kick into gear. “It may be terminated fast enough that not only are you not experiencing any symptoms but you are not infectious,” Dr. Sette said. Dr. Sette and his […]

New Pfizer Results: Coronavirus Vaccine Is Safe and 95% Effective – The New York Times

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The companies said that out of 170 cases of Covid-19, 162 were in the placebo group, and eight were in the vaccine group. Out of 10 cases of severe Covid-19, nine had received a placebo. Pfizer and BioNTech said that the vaccine’s efficacy was consistent across age, race and ethnicity. The most common serious adverse event was fatigue, with 3.7 percent of volunteers reporting tiredness after they took the second dose. Two percent of volunteers reported a headache after the second dose. Older adults reported fewer and milder side effects, the companies said. “It’s pretty amazing,” said Akiko Iwasaki, an […]

One egg a day increases the risk of developing diabetes by 60%, study warns  | Daily Mail Online

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Eating just one egg a day increases your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 60 per cent, according to a new study.  Australian researchers who studied a sample of 8,545 Chinese adults found a positively correlation between higher egg consumption and high blood sugar levels in Chinese adults.   Eggs are versatile and nutritious and are promoted as the best form of ‘healthy fast food’ in the UK, but have proved the ultimate conundrum for diabetes researchers. Previous studies have indicated that eating eggs can actually keep diabetes at bay, adding a confusing mix of scientific literature to the debate.  The new […]

3 Biohacking Myths That Need to Die | T Nation

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Biohacking is currently getting a lot of attention because its ideas often sound new and exciting. Unfortunately, the hype is often way too good to be true as many biohackers advocate practices that are presumably sound but crumble to itty-bitty pieces in the presence of time-tested science. Here are three of the dumbest biohacks: 1. Megadosing Vitamin C Vitamin C is an antioxidant that fights free radicals and has other regenerative/supportive functions like aiding in creating collagen (1). Vitamin C also keeps your immune system strong and fights inflammation, which is why your parents pumped you full of those orange […]

How To Train Your Immune System, From A Functional Medicine Expert

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So what’s on the table? Through diet and lifestyle, we are learning how to reduce our body’s production of damaged immune cells. We are learning how to eliminate those cells and clear out their messaging. We are learning how to replace those damaged cells with new immune cells, unencumbered by that messaging. This is what it means to immuno-rejuvenate, and the benefits to human health extend far beyond COVID-19. The science is underway, and the tools are already at hand. The missing link here is you. I’m here to tell you that it’s possible to take control of your immune […]

Type 2 diabetes: Which medication is best for me?

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If you are living with type 2 diabetes, you certainly are not alone. One in 10 people in the US has diabetes, according to the CDC. However, despite considerable progress in diabetes treatment over the past 20 years, fewer than half of those with diabetes actually reach their target blood sugar goal. In part, this may be because doctors can be slow to make changes to a patient’s treatment plan, even when a patient’s treatment goals are not being met. One reason for this may be the overwhelming number of medications currently available. And yet, waiting too long to adjust […]

‘Biohacking Is Really A Response To Corporatization Of Science’: Trish Dolman On Showtime Documentary ‘Citizen Bio’

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(CBS Local)– COVID-19 has put a major focus on science and vaccinations and a new Showtime documentary called “Citizen Bio” explores the world of biohacking and the scientists and researchers who are developing alternative medicines to eradicate viruses and diseases. The film from director Trish Dolman dives into the controversies of biohacking, features conversations with four of the nation’s most well-known biohackers and sheds light on how advances in science and medicine are happening everywhere from someone’s house to a shed in someone’s backyard. While Dolman has made several films in her career, this was certainly one of the most fascinating […]

Quercetin | Sanctuary Functional Medicine

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Quercetin finds itself in a number of Sanctuary protocols due to the multiplicity of benefits it has to offer.   The natural substance boasts  among its most well known functions effects in ameliorating allergies, preventing oxidation of LDL cholesterol, assisting in metal detoxification, and providing anti-oxidant protection.  Lesser known benefits include in prostatitis and very mild effects on lowering blood pressure and blood sugar. 2020 has highlighted its anti-viral effects as many use it in COVID 19 protocols. Summaries of effects: Allergies:  The easiest and most common use of quercetin comes up when helping patients overcome a variety of allergies.  Whether […]