Scientific Nutrition Update 23: Coffee

A small cup of coffee

This episode is all about one of my favorite drugs, coffee.  Coffee is one of the most commonly consumed mind altering substances, full of a huge number of compounds with various health effects.  Coffee seems to have pretty incredible health benefits, and seems quite safe.  This is one you are going to want to share with the coffee consumers in your life.

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Intermittent Fasting and Diabetes: Can IF improve insulin sensitivity?

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An Introduction to Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting as a Strategy for Weight-Loss

Type 2 Diabetes is an incredibly damaging disease that causes a huge amount of damage to both life and to our national healthcare expenses.  Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.  It has annual costs of $245,000,000,000.  This is a huge problem for our nation and for 29.1 million people.  There was early on some evidence in rats and mice that intermittent fasting could help with insulin sensitivity and potentially with diabetes, and the question is whether or not that same effect is seen in humans. Continue reading “Intermittent Fasting and Diabetes: Can IF improve insulin sensitivity?”