Thursday, June 14, 2012

Cinnamon Supplementation May Benefit Diabetes

Clinical studies have recently shown that short term usage of cinnamon may lower glycemic index in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.  The trials included 435 patients and cinnamon doses ranged from 1 gram to 6 grams per day.   Follow up of HbA1c levels were carried out 40 days to 4 months after the start of cinnamon supplementation. 

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Another Success Story from Dr. Ross

Excess Abdominal Fat

A 47 year old female came to see me with the primary concern of excess abdominal fat as a result of Cushing’s Syndrome.  She had tried to loose weight before with no success.  After reviewing her case history, I decided that she was ingesting large amounts of sugar and living a very unhealthy lifestyle.  She was also suffering from headaches, dry skin and low energy.  I decided that the best place to start was with a detoxification that was specific for her condition.  She was given some supplements, which included herbs and nutrients to support the liver, gallbladder and colon in cleansing.  She was put on a strict diet that basically eliminated all toxic foods.  She was allowed to gradually make these dietary changes and she felt this was the best way to comply and continue with the detox.  It lasted a month long and then she came in for a follow up visit.  At that time, we discussed the remarkable changes in her health – significant loss in abdominal fat (apparent to her colleagues), increase in energy levels, her skin was less dry and she had much healthier bowel habits.  She is currently on phase 2 of the detoxification program and she hopes to continue long term with many of the lifestyle changes she has learned about during the detox.