You’ve seen Forks Over Knives. You know about the Blue Zones, How Not to Die, and you have both The China Study and Eat to Live on your bookshelf. What else is there to say about a plant-based diet, fiber, and the microbiome? More than one might think. Read on my friend. Read on.
Here’s a question: Which creates greater diversity between you and your neighbor: your DNA or your microbiome? 1,2
The Greek philosopher, Heraclitus, once said “The only constant is change.” Today, it’s impossible to stay current on the latest smartphone, system software, political dispute, celebrity drama, or research. Of course, there are always the few who are early adopters to everything. But what about the majority of people? Why do humans resist change, and can anything be done to gift wrap that change and welcome its arrival?
Two possible causes of the cardiovascular consequences of Type 2 (T2DM) stand out: lower nitric oxide (NO) production and increased advanced glycation end products (AGEs).1
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Reports show that only about 30% of people with Type 2 Diabetes (T2DM) achieve good blood glucose control.1 Despite the number of therapies available for T2DM, including:
- exogenous insulin, and
- medications that decrease glucose release from the liver,
- increased use of glucose by skeletal muscles, or
- delays in the absorption of glucose from food.
The micro and macro vascular complications remain a challenge. It is now known that these complications are a result of chronic high levels of blood sugar that result in long term oxidative stress, chronic inflammation, non-enzymatic glycation of proteins, and epigenetic changes. Overproduction of free radicals from oxidative stress appears to be the link that unites hyperglycemia and the multiple biochemical forces that result in diabetes complications.