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November 25, 2013
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Did you know that the American Diabetes Association recommends all people living with diabetes make nutrition therapy a part of their diabetes treatment plan, but emphasizes that there is no single eating pattern that is best for everyone, according to their statement in the October issue ofDiabetes Care. We are not one-size-fit-all? Where have you heard that before?


Did you know that the next hot supergrain, Freekeh (pronounced "free-kah"), is not gluten-free, so let's get that out of the way. It is green wheat, harvested early on in its growth. It retains more protein, fiber, and minerals than more mature wheat. While they are going to promote the heck out of this, don't buy the hype. This Middle Eastern grain still contains gluten and other wheat chemicals that make it incompatible for humans.


If we had to choose freekeh over a regular wheat product, we would choose Freekeh. However, if you see it in the store or on the menu, I would still skip it and go for the quinoa.


This week's NCI Well Connect Highlights: New research reveals our brand new eating style protocol for heart health. Subscribe to Well Connect here to get today's issue.


Have a happy, healthy week. Bonnie and Steve Minsky


Vitamin D3 (Or Lack Thereof) Prevalent in Blood Sugar Disorders.

Type 2 Diabetes

The aim of a study in the November issue of Therapeutic Advances in Endocrinology and Metabolism was examine the relationship between levels of vitamin D3 and glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes.


Vitamin D levels were considerably lower in type 2 patients than in the control group. These findings have therapeutic implications as vitamin D supplementation may improve glycemic control in type 2 diabetics.


Gestational Diabetes  

To our knowledge, there is no study that has examined the effects of vitamin D supplementation on metabolic status in gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM).

This American Journal of Clinical Nutrition study, to be published in December, was designed to assess the effects of vitamin D supplementation on metabolic profiles, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, and biomarkers of oxidative stress in pregnant women with GDM.

Women with GDM were randomly assigned to receive either two doses of 50,000IU vitamin D3 supplements at week 1 and 3 or placebo. Fasting blood samples were collected on day one and after 6 weeks.

Vitamin D3 supplementation resulted in increased serum vitamin D3 concentrations compared with placebo. Furthermore, intake of vitamin D supplements led to a significant decrease in concentrations of fasting plasma glucose and serum insulin and homeostasis model of assessment-insulin resistance and a significant increase in the Quantitative Insulin Sensitivity Check Index compared with placebo. A significant reduction in concentrations of total and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol was also seen.

Metabolic Syndrome 

The Vitamin D Receptor gene (VDR) is expressed in many tissues and modulates the expression of several other genes. The purpose of a JulyNutritional Journal study was to investigate the association between metabolic syndrome with the presence of VDR polymorphisms (genetic defects).

The results suggest that VDR polymorphisms may influence insulin secretion, insulin resistance, and serum HDL-cholesterol, which all influence the severity of metabolic syndrome.


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Why NCI Well Connect?

Do you feel overwhelmed by the avalanche of diet and lifestyle information you are exposed to? Do you feel like there is never enough time to read up on all of it? NCI Well Connect can do it for you. 


Utilizing our decades of clinical experience to discern what is fact or fiction, we pore over 400 journals and media weekly to find the ideal nutrition and lifestyle tips that will motivate you to adhere to, or improve upon, your wellness goals.


NCI Well Connect is your weekly nutritionist and wellness companion. 


This Week's Topics Are:

  • Best Eating Style for Heart Health.
  • Certain Pain Meds Deplete B6.
  • Common Food Label Lies.
  • Dermatological Myths
  • Bonnie: A Book to Covet.
  • Safer Alternative to X-Ray/CT Scan?
  • Chocolate and E.Coli Linked?
  • Willpower Can Get Us Over the Work Hump.
  • Low Sodium Salt
  • High Protein, Gluten-Free Cereal
  • Triclosan, Carbomer-Free Hand Sanitizer
  • eInspire

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Brand New Heart-Healthy Eating Style

heartsmartOne of the perks of being a NCI Well Connect subscriber is that you are granted monthly access to our Action Plan Library (27 plans with a total value over $200) and Special Reports. 


The perk comes in handy when a brand new eating style has emerged for lowering risk of heart disease and death. Based upon our evaluation of new research, we have published this simple-to-follow eating style in today's issue of NCI Well Connect.


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