Category Archives: Blog: Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes, diet, microbiome

Summary:  Say you use to have Type 2 Diabetes.  How?  READ this study from ITALY.  Ma-Pi 2 diet for Type 2 Diabetes WORKED.  Type 2 Diabetes, diet, microbiome; the Ma-Pi 2 diet for Type 2 Diabetes is dietary modulation of microbiome.  Though this diet BEAT the current recommended diet by Italian professional societies (CTR) consider using it short term and supplementing the diet with healthy fat, wild caught fish, berries, and fermented dairy since the restriction of certain groups could lead to nutritional deficiencies especially vitamin B12 and calcium.   This study describes in pain staking detail, microbiome wise, microbiome impact.   Talk with your doctor for Ma-Pi 2 integration with therapy.  Managing the microbiome through diet is grassroots, and it works.   SAVE a friend and SHARE this post. That huge victory for Specific Carbohydrate Diet for the kids in Pittsburgh with IBD was grassroots.

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Heartburn drugs, dementia, Alzheimer’s risk for all? T2D, is it the canary in the coal mine!?!

   Fire in the gut is fire in the brain — Dementia, Alzheimer’s.  SUMMARY:  A recent study found risk of dementia in PPI users aged 75 and over.  Previous studies had found that Histamine H2 antagonists (H2RAs) also have adverse cognitive impact in the elderly but the mechanism differed… it was due to anticholinergic effects; I wrote about that here. Can the heartburn drugs, dementia, Alzheimer’s risk associations be extended to younger ages?

What may be possible mechanisms?  This post lists the PubMed studies finding that heartburn drugs put fire in the gut; they 

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Preserve & Restore Loss of Microbiome Diversity is Aggressive Preventative Medicine

SUMMARY:  Aggressive Preventative Medicine means preserving the microbiome you have and restoring any loss incurred.  See how far that thought goes with your doctor!  Diet really does work to alter the microbiome and can help to restore loss of microbiome; for example, fermented kimchi actually positively impacted metabolic syndrome factors including systolic and diastolic blood pressures, percent body fat, fasting glucose, and total cholesterol.  

⇒⇒  This post teaches how to reduce the loss of microbiome diversity and restore such – crowding out concept.

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We see & perceive things differently; Neither is superior to the other

SUMMARY:  The ‘blue/black white/gold dress‘ incident is a really good way of acknowledging that people see and perceive things differently and one way is not necessarily superior to the other.  I see and appreciate this in every diet conversation I have.  I focus a lot on diet; but lifestyle tweaks help many achieve wellness when clean diet isn’t enough.  Initial microbiome studies show that stress can result in changes to the gut microbial community, specifically bacteria in the genus Lactobacillus are consistently reduced.  If clean diet isn’t enough, move onto stress busters that data shows literally reduce inflammatory markers — affirmations and meditation do such.

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IBD CAM, LDN, probiotics, SCD… & Integrative Medicine benefits gut health

SUMMARY:   IBD CAM “Probiotics, Special Diets [SCD], and Complementary Therapies:  We Know Patients Want Them, So What Do We Tell Them? was presented at the Dec. 2014  Advances in IBD conference, by Dr. Sandra Kim, MD, who noted, “SO CERTAINLY THERE IS SOME PROMISE IN AT LEAST THINKING ABOUT THIS.”  Now that’s a first!!!  At least one conventional doctor is encouraging her peers to  seriously educate themselves about IBD CAM, LDN, probiotics, SCD… and  Integrative  Medicine and to ask their patients if they are interested in them, using them and if so, what do they use, and to actively seek funding for further study of them!  And… Dr. Kim has disclosure of conflicting interests — Speaker: Nestle NutritionAbbott Laboratories and Consultant: AbbVie Pharmaceuticals!

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Microbirth: Health Ramifications associated with C-Section birth

SUMMARY:  Learn the long term health ramifications associated with  C-Section birth.  “Microbirth” information every parent needs to view.

Microbirth is a new 60 minute documentary investigating the latest scientific research about the microscopic events happening during childbirth.  As this Press Release explains, latest research is starting to indicate modern birth practices could be interfering with critical biological processes.   From the changes that occur in the human pregnant vaginal microbiome to that microbiome which actually inoculates the baby, be it via C-section or vagina birth, these  events are now showing to have associated consequences for the health of the child and  such could have life-long consequences making our children more susceptible to disease later in life:

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Testing if calories trigger hormones that regulate fat cell behavior

Summary:  NUSI is now testing if calories trigger hormones that regulate fat cell behavior.  This will help answer the question of  which camp we should we be in, namely:  the sugar is  bad/saturated fat is the good camp versus the whole grain/low fat is the good camp. 

Enter NUSI →   Seems bad science got us into the mess and state of confusion and ignorance.  So Gary Tuabes has aligned with Dr. Peter Attia, MD to do good science and answer the age old question:  Do we get fat because we eat too much and especially too much fat OR is it the food we eat, especially the increased consumption of table sugar and other refined carbohydrates the likely explanation for our current chronic disease epidemic including obesity?  There’s a real difference there, honest!

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Antibacterials and microbiome: SHOW SAFETY or REMOVE per FDA

Antibacterials and microbiome — real cause for concern:

FINALLY, the FDA has given soap manufacturers one year to demonstrate that antibacterial additives are safe or to take them out of the products altogether.  This is great considering it has been found in the urine of 3/4 of Americans, and it is detected in 97% of breast-milk tested.  The FDA issued the proposed rule on Dec. 16, 2013 requiring manufacturers to provide more “substantial data” to demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of antibacterial soaps. The proposed rule is limited however and covers only those consumer antibacterial soaps and body washes that are used with water

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NEWBORN GUT MICROBIOME BEGINS DURING BIRTH

How and When does the newborn gut microbiome begin?  What constitutes an “ideal” microbiome is not yet clear: it is not simply a matter of diversity, stability or even function.  This summary report (dated Sept 2013 and written by the Program Director of the Human Microbiome Project (HMP)), Lita M. Proctor, describes that the microbiome is:

    • Dynamic over lifetime changing with respect to both the numbers of microbes and their membership (see below slide),
    • Composed of a collection of bacteria/fungi/viruses unique to each individual,
    • Unique at each region of our body as it has its own distinct community of microbes living on or in it,
    • Impacted by our daily activities (bathing/washing hands/eating probiotics),
    • Susceptible to disturbances resulting from use of antibiotics at sublethal dosages.
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    http://www.actionbioscience.org/genomics/the_human_microbiome.html. Slide: biomeonboardawareness.com

    Studies have shown that our microbiota can be modified — perhaps irreversibly in some instances — by medical, dietary and hygienic practices.  Infant microbial colonization is affected by delivery mode, dietary exposures, antibiotic exposure, and environmental toxicants many of which can be eliminated or moderated.

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MICROBIOME RESOURCES: Podcasts & Books

For more awesome microbiome resources and podcasts such as this, drop down the menu THE SCIENCE BEHIND FOOD AND DISEASE  located over on the top right sidebar and link to Blog: Resources – Podcasts, Books….  You can also head on over to the Page “USEFUL MICROBIOME LINKS.”

Awesome microbiome resources: Dr Peter Attia, MD:

“I dream of the day when our patients can shed their excess pounds and cure themselves of insulin resistance because as medical professionals we’ve shed our excess medical baggage and cured ourselves of new idea resistance sufficiently to go back to our original ideals: open minds, the courage to throw out yesterday’s ideas when they don’t appear to be working, and the understanding that scientific truth isn’t final but constantly evolving.”

Peter Attia: What if we’re wrong about diabetes? TedTalk

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