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Diabetes & Depression: What’s Going On and

To quote the lyrics from a song long ago, “Something’s happening here, what it is ain’t exactly clear.” That there are connections between depression and diabetes has been established. The exact nature of those connections is under investigation. Obviously, we can’t sit around waiting for the last word on whether …

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Why Examine Your “Urge?

Towards the end of the first article of this series, I suggested that you attend to the experience of the “Urge”, which is what you feel, think and do when you turn away from adherence. I didn’t give you much of an explanation of why you should be doing this, …

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The Mind and Diabetes: Their Many Connections

My college’s motto was “The Truth Shall Make You Free.” It’s a noble sounding idea but, like a lot of what I learned during those years, many things in life are not quite that simple. Effective management of diabetes certainly requires truthful information. Following the motto, we would then expect …

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Gymnemosupium II

Gymnemosupium II is a combination of two very unique herbs, Gymnema sylvestre and Pterocarpus marsupium, and two trace minerals, chromium and vanadium and biotin, a member of the B vitamin family. Each herb has a history of uses dating back several thousand years for the condition then known as sugar …

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Preliminary results Gymnemosupium II

Efficacy of the diabetic supplement Gymnemosupium II, a combination of the extracts of Gymnema sylvestre, Pterocarpus marsupium, Diachrome and Vanadium administered to patients with Type 2 diabetes. Original Materials and Methods Each capsule of Gymnemosupium II is a proprietary formulation of Gymnema sylvestre, 75% standardized extract, Pterocarpus marsupium, 5% standardized …

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The Real Science of Hypoglycemia PART 2

Although hypoglycemia affects both types of diabetics, episodes are much more common and frequent in Type I diabetics. Hypoglycemia causes the body to respond with number of counterregulatory hormones.[i] [ii] Their most likely sequence of hormonal activation are glucagon, epinephrine and then if hypoglycemia is severe or prolonged cortisol and …

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