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Mind Body for Blood Sugar

From eNewsletter 4/19/2023

DID YOU KNOW that plants make sounds? Tomato plants “scream” when a stem is cut off, a first-of-its-kind study from Cell reveals. They actually emit airborne sounds similar to “bubble-wrap being popped” that is detectable from more than three feet away when they are thirsty. Although it’s hard to detect for humans, animals are able to hear the sounds, meaning that plants can communicate with their surroundings far more than we realize. It also means that by “listening” in, farmers will be able to tell when their crop is suffering from stress.


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In Today's Issue...

  • WC Feature* Blood Sugar Update

  • Making Blood Sugar Disorders Less Severe

  • April 20% OFF Sale Items

  • Case Report

  • Chiro Corner NEW!

  • Pure Genomics

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Making Blood Sugar Disorders Less Severe

Steve: Three recent studies remind us that adhering to certain diet and lifestyle ideals can significantly lower adverse effects for those with blood sugar disorders. A study in Nature Medicine found participants following a time restricted, intermittent fasting diet for three days during the week, only eating between 8am and 12pm on those days, showed a greater tolerance to glucose after 6 months than those on a daily, low-calorie diet. Participants who followed this eating style were more sensitive to insulin and also experienced a greater reduction in blood lipids. A very large study from JAMA Network Open examined microvascular complications in patients with type 2 diabetes. Diabetic retinopathy, nephropathy, neuropathy, and foot disorders are the most common microvascular complications. During follow-up, a significant number of patients developed microvascular complications. Those who adhered closest to a healthy lifestyle before and after type 2 diabetes diagnosis were associated with a much lower risk of developing microvascular complications. A healthy lifestyle consisted of nonsmoking, having a healthy body weight, engaging in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity, consuming a high-quality diet, and moderate alcohol drinking. Each increment in number of low-risk lifestyle factors was associated with a 6% lower risk for any microvascular complications and a 9% lower risk for diabetic neuropathy. A study from Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics found intake of at least four servings/day of vegetables was associated with a considerably reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, independently of other dietary habits! Mind-Body to Lower Blood Sugar A new study from Journal of Integrative and Complementary Medicine finds that mind-body practices help with controlling blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. The mind-body practices ranged from meditation, qigong, yoga, and mindfulness-based stress reduction. They compared the health outcomes of these groups with people who only received medicine to lower their blood sugar levels. All the mind-body practices made a significant decrease in the blood sugar of diabetics. Specifically, the researchers observed a .84% reduction in hemoglobin A1C, a marker for average blood sugar levels. Yoga was the most common mind-body practice and showed the largest effects, averaging at a 1% decrease in hemoglobin A1C. While 1% may not seem like much, it had similar effects to metformin, a popular diabetes drug, that reduces hemoglobin A1C by 1.1%. Finally, as elucidated in this issue's "Well Connect Feature," there were amazing studies on dietary supplements fenugreek, magnesium, omega-3 fatty acids, potassium, probiotics, resveratrol, vitamin D, and vitamin E for diabetes prevention and adjunct treatment.


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