It states on the National Institute of Diabetes website that most people who are suffering from insulin resistance don’t realise that they have the condition until they eventually develop Type 2 Diabetes.
There are currently around 3.9 million people in the UK living with Diabetes and 90% of these have ‘Type 2’ Diabetes. Although the number of people suffering from Diabetes is predicted to grow to 5 million by 2025, there is also a growing awareness that the treatment and reversal of many chronic conditions, such as Diabetes, may not lie in the field of prescriptive medicine, but in the hands of our own lifestyle and dietary choices.
As the mornings gradually become colder and darker, the realisation that winter is lurking around the corner sets in. And if that isn’t enough to dampen the spirits, the NHS have reported that winter leaves you around “80% more likely to get a cold” – although if you are sitting there with the sniffles right now, you are probably already fully aware of that fact!
In this week’s article we provide a review of recent health related stories that made the news with five items comprising:
- “An exciting finding: Are the brain health benefits of B vitamins dependent on Omega 3 levels?”
- “Vitamin D shows promise for treating Crohn’s Disease”
- “Penn Research points to Omega 3 as a nutritional intervention for Childhood Behavioural Problems”
- “World entering era of global food insecurity with malnutrition and obesity side by side within countries, says leading food expert”
- “High fat diet changes gut microbe populations and brain’s ability to recognize fullness”
There are times when medication is essential and we are in no doubt about their efficacy in certain conditions. But it is important to realise that many drugs, particularly those taken over the longer term, can deplete levels of certain nutrients in the body, or increase our needs for the same.
This year Cytoplan celebrates it’s 25th Anniversary in the field of food-based supplementation and throughout this time we have remained unmoved in our nutritional philosophy; ‘improving the health of the nation’. Our thinking at Cytoplan is catalysed by the rationale that there is a ‘nutrition gap’ in our diets by virtue of several factors (on which we elaborate further later in this article) and that most people today, even in the developed world, have significant nutritional shortfalls.