Posts Tagged ‘diabetes’

I rediscovered an article I'd saved, a December 2006 announcement of Dr Michael Salter's work on reversing Type 1 diabetes in rats. Neuropeptide P deficiency was causing inflammation at the Islets of Langerhorn in the pancreas. Injection of “Substance P” reversed the condition. Since then, Salter's team has also reversed Type II diabetes in rats.

A handy collection of Substance P research cites shows a strong role for “SP” “in the regulation of pain, asthma, psoriasis, {rosacea}, inflammatory bowel disease and, in the CNS, emesis, migraine, schizophrenia, depression and anxiety.” Further, another cite goes on to indicate that topical applications of substance P were shown to reverse granulation of psoriasis in a statistically significant number of patients.

Asthma, psoriasis, inflammatory bowel disease (irritable bowel), migraines, and most of the neurological symptoms all share the trait that in usually symptom-free patients, they are brought on by stress. Sometimes the stress turns out to be a hidden subclinical infection, such as a UTI or anaerobic sinus infection.

Cinnamon, which has been shown to assist in blood sugar control, is not only antimicrobial but a strong anti-inflammatory. Many of the most popular cooking herbs in the world, such as garlic, ginger, oregano, turmeric, and capsicums (hot peppers) have anti-inflammatory properties, as well.

My dad wasn't drafted because he had severe psoriasis.

If you haven't seen a pattern here yet, you aren't paying attention.


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Discovered the excellent Public Health and Nutrition List” run out of UW. Lots of cites of interesting nutritional, morbidity, and research info.

A really great posting by on the topic of thyroid and chronic fatigue led me to the Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Centers web pages. Highly recommended. I’ll see if there’s one in the SF Bay Area, to support me in my continuing struggle to balance thyroid/energy levels and activity levels, with fewer stall-outs at 30K feet.

For those looking for some of the research I’ve mentioned socially, here is one of the key papers on cinnamon’s effect on blood glucose, with a list of related papers at the end (most with links).

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