Does Insulin Resistance Degrade Myelin?

Does Insulin Resistance Degrade Myelin?

Imaging study suggests insulin resistance is linked to loss of myelin

Article on MedPageToday links insulin resistance to loss of myelin, multiple sclerosis and also alzheimer’s.

Demyelination is a known problem in multiple sclerosis, but O’Grady and his team wanted to investigate the relationship between myelination, insulin resistance, and other Alzheimer’s risk factors.

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Emerging Insights On Interdigital Neuromas And Metabolic Syndrome | Podiatry Today

Emerging Insights On Interdigital Neuromas And Metabolic Syndrome

by Richard Jacoby, DPM, and Chad Thomas, DPM

The prevalence of metabolic syndrome and diabetes is increasing at a startling rate, and there is a high occurrence of neuroma pain with patients who exhibit symptoms of metabolic syndrome. Taking a closer look at the research and offering insights from their own experience, these authors suggest that clinicians should consider any patient with “neuroma pain” as being at risk for pre-diabetes.

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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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