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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