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From eNewsletter 6/12/2024

DID YOU KNOW that the sweet taste receptor plays a dual role in regulating glucose metabolism?

According to a study in PLOS One, stimulating this receptor with sucralose (Splenda) accelerates insulin release. While lactisole, a broad-acting sweet antagonist that suppresses the sweet taste of sugars, protein sweeteners, and artificial sweeteners, slows insulin release. Lactisole is sometimes used as a sweetness suppressor in food and is found naturally in coffee beans and the herb gymnema sylvestre.

The disturbing part of this study shows you yet again how artificial sweeteners not only damage our gut, do not prevent diabetes, but stimulate insulin release adversely as soon as they hit our mouths.

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From eNewsletter 6/10/2024

DID YOU KNOW that if your cholesterol is too low, it could impact your ability to form memories?

A new study from EMBO Journal reminds us that the brain is the body's fattiest organ, with lipids making up 60% of its weight. Cholesterol and fatty acids are the building blocks of lipids. Researchers found that subjects whose memories were impaired had saturated free fatty acid levels that were significantly lower compared to subjects with normal levels.

We have always said that saturated fat is necessary for us to function optimally. However, we must consume it in amounts that meet our individual needs.

When one is taking too much cholesterol-lowering medication (statins), lipids are kept artificially low. Memory loss, which is a side effect of statins, is often related to your cholesterol being too low. If your LDL cholesterol is below 40, you should speak with your physician about reducing your medication dosage.

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From eNewsletter 6/5/2024

DID YOU KNOW that a study in Nutrients purports that dietary supplements, especially in patients with cancer who are underweight, can significantly reduce all-cause mortality and cancer-related mortality compared with those who do not take them?

The authors suggest the main reason for the reduction in mortality is the prevention of malnutrition with micronutrients. Moreover, fish and specific herbs were listed based upon individual needs.

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