Fight Diabetes with Vitamins and Antioxidants

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The most up-to-date and complete resource on the powerful benefits of micronutrients for diabetes treatment and prevention

• Provides an easy-to-follow program of nutritional supplements to halt progression of diabetes and its complications and to improve your odds of avoiding diabetes

• Shows how merely changing your diet and activity level cannot fully counteract the chronic inflammation and free radical damage at the source of diabetes and prediabetes

• Debunks the flawed conclusions of the medical community ...

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Overview

The most up-to-date and complete resource on the powerful benefits of micronutrients for diabetes treatment and prevention

• Provides an easy-to-follow program of nutritional supplements to halt progression of diabetes and its complications and to improve your odds of avoiding diabetes

• Shows how merely changing your diet and activity level cannot fully counteract the chronic inflammation and free radical damage at the source of diabetes and prediabetes

• Debunks the flawed conclusions of the medical community that show vitamins and antioxidants to be ineffective for diabetes treatment

In this practical yet scientific guide, leading researcher in cancer, heart disease, and diabetes prevention Kedar N. Prasad, Ph.D., reveals the latest revolutionary discoveries on the use of antioxidants and micronutrients to treat diabetes. He details how the proper combinations of vitamin and antioxidant supplements can greatly increase the effectiveness of standard medical treatments to halt and even reverse the progression of both type I and type II diabetes and prevent onset in those who are diagnosed as prediabetic.

Prasad shows how chronic inflammation, oxidative stress, and free radical damage are the chief culprits for the progression of diabetes and its complications and that merely changing your diet and activity level and regulating blood glucose levels cannot fully counteract this unhealthy internal state. He provides an easy-to-follow daily supplement regime for both diabetics and prediabetics in multiple age groups to target free radical damage and cell injury and stop the progression of diabetes complications. Reviewing much of the scientific research on diabetes treatment, he debunks the flawed conclusions of the medical community that vitamins and antioxidants are ineffective, revealing how the studies focused on specific micronutrients rather than synergistic combinations.

Offering the missing complement to the standard care of diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes promoted by mainstream medicine, this guide provides a truly holistic approach to diabetes prevention, treatment, and care.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
03/03/2014
Like a Cliff-note crammer, Prasad (coauthor of Fighting Cancer with Vitamins and Antioxidants), a researcher in cancer, heart disease, and diabetes prevention, introduces the disease cost of diabetes, both in terms of the staggering number of individuals affected (approximately 18.8 million in the U.S. in 2011) and in the cost to the healthcare system, before reviewing the types of diabetes and some possible causes. Most of the book focuses on an in-depth description of oxidative stress and inflammation, and the role they may play in the pathogenesis of diabetes. Prasad includes a list of antioxidants, both endogenous and exogenous, and discusses their properties and functions. Supported by a lengthy list of research findings and clinical trial data, Prasad—perhaps not coincidentally the head of the Premier Micronutrient Corporation—discusses micronutrient supplementation at length and suggests formulations for supplement regimens for children and adults. These, he posits, along with the usual recommended diet and lifestyle changes, will help protect against and prevent diabetes. (Apr.)
Jae Ho Kim
“Dr. Prasad, a leading investigator and advocate for the role of micronutrients in cancer and neurodegenerative disorders, now succinctly presents an excellent biological rationale for the use of vitamins and antioxidants in the prevention and treatment of diabetes. His biological perspectives of micronutrients and concise meta-analysis of the existing data can help readers to consider antioxidants and proper agents in the fight against chronic disorders, especially for diabetes and cancer.”
From the Publisher
“One of the leading and respected authorities in the field of antioxidant use.”
Jeanne Drisko
“One of the leading and respected authorities in the field of antioxidant use.”
Library Journal
03/01/2014
The incidence of diabetes is increasing worldwide despite campaigns encouraging weight loss, exercise, and better nutrition. This means that diabetics will be facing kidney disease, heart disease, and damage to the eyes. Prasad (chief scientific officer, Premier Micronutrient Corp.), a PhD in radiation biology, offers a plan for the prevention of diabetes and its complications. He feels that inflammation and oxidative stress owing to free radicals are major causes of the disease. He explains the different types of diabetes and the regulation of blood glucose in the body. Prasad then discusses oxidative stress and inflammation and presents a regimen of vitamins, micronutrients, and diet to combat both conditions. Readers will need a working knowledge of biochemistry and physiology to understand the author's thesis. He cites clinical and animal studies to support his theory, but all of them are very small—around 30 patients. Prasad also states that more investigations are needed to show that his programs are effective. In addition, he notes that most of his regimens are taken from his earlier book, Fighting Cancer with Vitamins and Antioxidants. VERDICT An optional purchase. It duplicates content from the author's previous work and has a very high reading level.—Barbara Bibel, Oakland P.L.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781620551660
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
  • Publication date: 3/7/2014
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 526,137
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Kedar N. Prasad, Ph.D., is the chief scientific officer of the Premier Micronutrient Corporation, the former director of the Center for Vitamins and Cancer Research at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and the former president of the International Society of Nutrition and Cancer. The coauthor of Fighting Cancer with Vitamins and Antioxidants, he lives in the San Francisco Bay area.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Foreword by James Ehrlich, M.D.

Preface Why Should You Read This Book?

1 What Is Diabetes? History, Causes, and Costs

2 Oxidative Stress and Inflammation: Compounding Factors of Diabetes

3 The Antioxidant Defense System: Vitamins and Micronutrients

4 Why We Need Supplementary Micronutrients

5 The Search for Prevention Part 1: The Laboratory and Epidemiologic Studies

6 The Search for Prevention Part 2: The Intervention Studies

7 Current Clinical Studies: A Flawed Methodology

8 Diabetes Prevention and Management: Multi-micronutrients, Diet, and Lifestyle Recommendations

Appendix 1 The Incidence and Prevalence of Diabetes

Appendix 2 Values of Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA)/Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI)

Abbreviations and Terminologies

Bibliography

About the Author

Index 

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