All posts by Claudio Villarroel

Gum Disease and Diabetes

Gum Disease and Diabetes

Gum disease is an inflammatory infection from germs in and around the gums and surrounding bone in the oral cavity. Periodontitis is a slow, long process involving the loss of bone that supports teeth and surrounding gum or gingiva. It is estimated that over 50% of adult Americans have some form of periodontal disease. The important new finding is that gum disease may raise blood sugar levels in people with and without diabetes.

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Fat Restriction is Bad

Fat Restriction is Bad

When we eat a diet that is low in fat, we are essentially depriving ourselves of nutrient-dense animal foods that are an excellent source of quality fat and protein. When animals and fish are raised under ideal and humane conditions by farmers committed to traditional methods of agriculture, the result is quality fat that does not contribute to chronic diseases.

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Vitamins and Minerals

Vitamins and Minerals

There are several vitamins and minerals that need to be discussed. Let’s start with magnesium. Magnesium contributes as a cofactor to more than 300 hundred specific chemical reactions in the human body. Perhaps two major roles of magnesium is in cardiovascular health and the production of ATP (the energy currency of all cells.) Magnesium also plays a role in DNA and RNA synthesis and is required for the production of all proteins.

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