Category Archives: diabetes

Anti-Aging – Anti-Inflammatory Support

Abnormal inflammation is a common root of many chronic diseases, including autoimmune conditions such as type 1 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis. It can be a component of other diseases such as multiple sclerosis and inflammatory bowel disease. Besides eating an anti-inflammatory diet, you might want to give your body additional support with a few key anti-inflammatory herbs and over-the-counter drugs.

Antioxidants: Alpha-Lipoic Acid

Antioxidants: Alpha-Lipoic Acid
Alpha-lipoic acid (with or without acetyl-l-carnitine) decreases insulin resistance while augmenting the body’s antioxidant defenses. If you have any degree of metabolic syndrome (low HDL cholesterol, high serum triglycerides, a tendency to gain weight in the abdomen, a tendency toward high blood pressure) or have a personal or family history of obesity or type 2 diabetes, consider taking ALA. Start with 100 milligrams a day; take up to 400 milligrams a day.