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Research Finds Flaxseeds to Greatly Benefit Type 1 Diabetes Sufferers

Elizabeth Renter
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September 30th, 2013
Updated 09/30/2013 at 2:05 am
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flaxseeds diabetes 263x164 Research Finds Flaxseeds to Greatly Benefit Type 1 Diabetes SufferersWe know that there are numerous solutions for Type 2 diabetes, such as alteration diet and exercising, but what about  Type 1 diabetes? In the latest of the studies on Type 1 diabetes solutions, researchers found that a compound in flax seed has a wide range of benefits in animals with type 1 diabetes. Among those benefits were an improved utilization of glucose in the liver, normalized glucose forming activity in the liver and muscle tissues, and “reduced pancreatic and intestinal glucosidase inhibitory activity, which translates into lower post-meal blood sugar elevations.”

The key in these natural solutions seems to be beta cell regeneration. In a healthy pancreas, beta cells produce insulin. In someone with type 1 diabetes, these cells are either destroyed or impaired to the point of failure. The research was published in the Candadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology.

In addition to the flax seed study, numerous other bodies of research have found natural compounds that show significant promise in the regeneration of healthy beta cells. These include studies on:

  • Avocado
  • Chard
  • Honey
  • Stevia
  • Curcumin
  • And more

A Little About Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 is often referred to as juvenile diabetes because it is most diagnosed in children. It is a lifelong disease characterized by the body’s inability to produce insulin, whereas type 2 diabetes is where the body becomes resistant to its own insulin. It is not caused by a child’s diet or lifestyle choices. In other words, it can’t be solved by reducing carbohydrate or sugar intake.

Most people with type 1 diabetes are insulin-dependent. They must take injections to make up for the fact that the beta cells of their pancreas are not producing the hormone so crucial to the metabolism of glucose.

While millions of dollars have been funneled into researching for a cure to type 1 diabetes, no such solution has been revealed. This could be due to the fact that researchers are looking in the wrong place, namely in labs developing synthetic creations that could add to Big Pharma’s bank accounts. But now you know that there have already been a significant number of studies that indicate natural solutions could hold the key to a future treatment.

What does this mean? It means we could be on the verge of a solution if the money was available to further study these potential solutions. Instead, the corporations with the big research dollars are using their money to look at better synthetic insulin, more effective blood glucose testing machines, and other options that will keep diabetics dependent on them for the long haul.

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