December 2021 Volume 1 / Issue 177

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Natural Medicine World Magazine Issue 177
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Editor’s Letter

New research holds big promise for a type 1 diabetes cure

Two research papers made me sit upright this week. Both on Type 1 Diabetes. The ‘incurable genetic’ type and not the fully reversible Diabetes Type 2.

An implant containing insulin producing stem cells

An experimental implant containing stem cells designed to mature into insulin-secreting cells passed its first human trails. The studies reported the implant (designed to replace the missing insulin cells) to be mildly effective, offering promising signs of a ‘functional cure’ for diabetics with type 1.

The implanted stem may mature and become islet tissue that includes the beta cells that produce insulin when needed so that normal blood sugar levels may be maintained! Is this not just wonderful news!!

‘Because of this initial success, we are now implanting larger numbers of cells in additional patients and we hope that this will result in a significant reduction or even elimination of the need for patients to take insulin injections in the near future,’ says David Thompson, a researcher working on the trial from the Vancouver General Hospital Diabetes Centre.

The new findings have been published in the journal Cell Stem Cell.

A new pill that could help treat and even prevent type 1 diabetes

Yale researchers have developed a pill that controls insulin levels while simultaneously reversing the inflammatory effects of the disease. The pill addresses three issues:

  • it helps control immediate blood glucose levels
  • restores pancreatic function, and
  • re-establishes normal immunity in the pancreatic environment.

Developer Tarek Fahmy, associate professor of biomedical engineering and of immunobiology: ‘What excites me about this is that it’s a two-pronged approach. It’s facilitating normal metabolism as well as correcting immune defects in the long term.’ The nanoparticle or nanocarrier, made from polymerized bile acid, protects the insulin while carrying it to the pancreas.

Published in Yale Biomedical Engineering, 2021 Nov;5(11):1403.

THIS MAGAZINE WILL NOW BE BIMONTHLY

After careful consideration we have decided to send this newsletter/magazine out bi-monthly instead of weekly. This way you have the time to properly digest the content and we will have more time to distribute the content across all our social media platforms, and work more closely with our authors and industry. Weekly is just a bit too fast!

Yours in Healthy Living

Daleen Full Signature Daleen Totten

Why and How to Stop Smoking – the final showdown

By |2022-01-03T12:48:11+00:00November 29th, 2021|

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'I know all the mind games smokers play, all the defence mechanisms they employ to continue their habit, as well as the frustration and low self esteem of not being able to give up such a bad habit’. Writing from the ‘inside’ with the passion of one who knows, Dr Lowies describes the physical and psychological effects of smoking. He shares successful and practical ways to quit. 

Nutritional Supplements for the Elderly

By |2021-12-08T20:30:39+00:00December 1st, 2021|

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The elderly have their own specific health challenges because the body is in a constant process of ageing. Try to form an image of the ageing process, by imagining a factory that prints birthday cards using a template to make exact copies. Over time the template will slowly begin to wear away so that the birthday cards become imperfect copies. At first only an expert will detect these imperfections, but later anyone will begin to see the flaws.

Snoring and the Consequences

By |2021-12-08T10:50:45+00:00December 8th, 2021|

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Snoring must be one of the most democratic activities on earth, and it allows for absolute freedom of expression. The techniques manifested are varied and creative, from gentle, reassuring barely-there buzzing to high whistles and low growling, or the unrelenting droning of a chain saw. It can be a very touchy subject – those who snore often deny it, and those on the receiving end sometimes feel victimised or harassed by it.

Essential Oils in Health & Healing

By |2022-03-11T06:32:34+00:00December 8th, 2021|

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Although essential oil use has a very long history, it is only recently that it has emerged as a highly effective therapeutic tool – not only having an effect on the body, but also influencing the emotions and the mind. What are the areas in which these oils can be used, and who should one consult for advice and guidance?

Yoga and Anger Management

By |2021-12-09T08:30:19+00:00December 9th, 2021|

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Like all negative emotions, anger manifests detrimentally within the human body. Stiffness in the muscles, headaches or migraines, acidity, ulcers in the digestive system, and liver problems may be some of the ailments that result. Anger also leads to other negative emotions, for example, regret or guilt.

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About the Author:

As editor, publisher and founder member of Natural Medicine World and Natural Medicine Magazine, Daleen has been researching and publishing on natural health spanning over 25 years. She has an in-depth knowledge on all aspects of health and natural products. She has a passion for knowledge and strives to share the work of the brightest minds and biggest hearts in healing. She is the mother of three children.
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