Spirulina and diabetes managementWritten by Anonymous
Question : I HEARD that spirulina is good for health. I am a diabetic. Can I take spirulina? Other than this, what else can I take?
Answer : SPIRULINA, with its high concentration of functional nutrients, is emerging as an important therapeutic food. It is an excellent source of complete protein, beta-carotene, B vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll and enzymes, which occur in their natural form for optimum assimilation.
It also contains essential fatty acid, gamma linolenic acid (GLA) found in mother's milk, and evening primrose oil. It helps to strengthen immune system; support cardiovascular function; improve gastrointestinal and digestive health; enhance natural detoxification and reduce cancer risks with antioxidant protection. Due to these beneficial effects, spirulina is a good supplement for diabetics.
There is evidence showing that insufficient insulin and excess sugar in blood plasma can impair conversion of essential fatty acid called Linoleic acid (LA) to GLA. Thus, diabetics require higher amounts of essential fatty acids than non-diabetics. Clinical studies conducted by two scientists D. Horrobin and G. Jamal showed that GLA is able to prevent or to reverse diabetic neuropathy. You may take Evening Primrose Oil 500mg, two capsules three times daily, for first 12 weeks after which dosage can be reduced to two capsules daily for maintenance.
Toxins passed on through generationsWritten by Anonymous
TOXIC chemicals that poisoned your grandparents, or even great-grand- parents, may also affect your health, according to American researchers. A study done on rats showed effects of certain toxic chemicals that had been passed on through four generations of males.
The finding suggests that toxins may play a role in inherited diseases now blamed on genetic mutations. "It's a new way to think about disease," said Michael Skinner, direc- tor of Centre for Reproductive Biology at Washington State University in Pullman.