Multiple Sclerosis & Insulin Resistance Connection – How to correct it – Ayurveda

In this video Nishal Ramnunan, doctor of Ayurvedic medicine, discusses the link between Multiple Sclerosis and Insulin Resistance and how both develop simultaneously as a result of stress.

MS is characterized by an auto-immune reaction that involves the breakdown of Myelin (the insulation around neurons) via the process of neuro-inflammation. Inflammation is caused by several factors, however, the fact that all MS patients tend to also have insulin resistance, gives us the clue that “stress” may play a central role in this disease. On the other hand, insulin resistance may be linked to the development of MS too. Either way, both stress and Insulin resistance should be corrected in order to more effectively treat MS.

Alzheimer’s Disease—Yes, It’s Preventable!

Good read from the Mercola website.

Story at-a-glance

  • An estimated 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, and an estimated 600,000 more may suffer from an often misdiagnosed subtype called “hippocampal sparing” Alzheimer’s
  • Since there’s no conventional cure, the issue of prevention is absolutely critical if you want to avoid becoming an Alzheimer’s statistic. Evidence points to lifestyle factors, primarily diet, as the driving forces of dementia
  • Fat avoidance and carbohydrate overconsumption are at the heart of the Alzheimer’s epidemic
  • Risk of Alzheimer’s is doubled in type 2 diabetics. Alzheimer’s has even been dubbed “type 3 diabetes,” as the disease involves a lack of brain-produced insulin
  • Heart disease also increases your risk of dementia, as arterial stiffness is associated with the buildup of beta-amyloid plaque in your brain, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease

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The Truth About Sugar

A must-watch, this video documentary is packed with information about the sugar industry.

Sugar is the generalised name for sweet, short-chain, soluble carbs, several of which are made use of in food. They are carbohydrates, composed of carbon, hydrogen, and also oxygen. There are different types of sugar originated from various resources. Simple sugars are called monosaccharides and consist of glucose (likewise called dextrose), fructose and galactose. The table or granulated sugar most customarily used as food is sucrose, a disaccharide. (In the body, sucrose hydrolyses right into fructose and also glucose.) Various other disaccharides include maltose as well as lactose. Longer chains of sugars are called oligosaccharides. Chemically-different elements might additionally have a pleasant preference, however are not classified as sugars. Some are made use of as lower-calorie food substitutes for sugar called sweetening agents.

Sugars are located in the tissues of the majority of plants, yet exist in adequate focus for effective removal only in sugarcane as well as sugar beet. [citation required] Sugarcane describes any of several types of large lawn in the category Saccharum that have actually been cultivated in tropical climates in South Asia and Southeast Asia given that ancient times. A wonderful expansion in its production happened in the 18th century with the establishment of sugar haciendas in the West Indies and Americas. This was the very first time that sugar appeared to the common individuals, that had formerly had to rely upon honey to sweeten foods. Sugar beet, a planted selection of Beta vulgaris, is expanded as a root plant in cooler climates and also ended up being a significant resource of sugar in the 19th century when approaches for extracting the sugar appeared. Sugar manufacturing and profession have actually changed the program of human past history in several means, influencing the development of nests, the perpetuation of slavery, the change to indentured labour, the migration of individuals, battles in between sugar-trade– managing countries in the 19th century, and also the indigenous structure and political framework of the new globe.

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