Intestinal health continues to make headlines, and with good reason – more and more scientific studies suggest that a balanced gut microbiome attributes to better overall health. Now that one’s moving into National Diabetes Awareness Month, a biologist explains how eating the right foods for your gut can actually help you fight diabetes.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is estimated that 34 million (approximately one in 10) Americans have diabetes. Colleen Cutcliffe, PhD, is a biologist who has concentrated on biochemical and metabolic research, as well as CEO of Pendulum Therapeutics, a medical probiotic designed to lower blood sugar. Cutcliffe also serves on the board of directors of the American Diabetes Association’s branch in Northern California.
A representative of Cutcliffe’s probiotic supplements suggested that there is new research showing that microbiomes play a role in diabetes prevention and that some patients are turning to methods other than insulin to better control their blood sugar. So we were curious – what is a method that most people could easily use to prevent diabetes right now? Keep reading for Cutcliffe’s answers, and do not miss eating habits that should be avoided if you do not want diabetes, experts say.
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