Nutrition for Diabetes

DIABETES is a chronic illness with an often devastating decline in well being on many fronts.  The standard of care is prescription medicine to control blood sugar levels.  However, these medications have serious side effects that often create other illnesses with long term use. Whether on medication, or trying to regulate blood sugar through diet […]

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Vitamin C: Gums and Blood Vessels

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  VITAMIN C (ascorbic acid) is absolutely necessary for healthy connective tissue, particularly bone, ligaments, tendons, and blood vessel walls because it participates in collagen synthesis.  Collagen is a structural component of connective tissue, giving it strength, resilience and suppleness. Vitamin C is important to avoid tooth loss. Severe deficiency in Vit C causes scurvy, […]

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Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid): Blood Formation and Nerve Conduction

VITAMIN B5 (Pantothenic Acid) is an essential player in the synthesis of fats, cholesterol, steroid hormones, hemoglobin (the heme portion), acetylcholine (neurotransmitter — nerve communication), melatonin (hormone), as well as protein acetylation (for cell signaling/communication).  Vit B5 also participates in the production of energy via the breakdown of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. A deficiency in […]

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Biotin (A B-Vitamin): DNA, Energy, and Blood Sugar

BIOTIN plays an important role in fatty acid synthesis, gluconeogenesis (using fats and proteins), the metabolism of leucine (one of the essential amino acids), as well as the metabolism (breakdown) of amino acids, cholesterol, and some fatty acids.  Thus, biotin participates in energy production, and regulation of blood sugar levels. Biotin affects DNA replication and […]

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Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): Energy, Skin and Blood Formation

VITAMIN B2 (Riboflavin) is absolutely necessary for energy production via the breakdown of carbohydrates, fats, and protein.  It also plays a vital role in the electron transfer during cell respiration.  Without it, energy production would come to a halt. Moreover, this vitamin is an essential component in the glutathione redox cycle within the detox factory of […]

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