Call me a dork but I love hearing about new research that can help people with Diabetes. I have been studying a pathway over the last year that has to work with controlling inflammation. As many readers will know, inflammation is usually a bad thing when uncontrolled. In this study (Plant used in TCM may treat DM) published 3 days ago, the researchers have found that using an herb called Glycyrrhiza uralensis can reduce inflammation and control metabolic processes. This herb blocks an inflammasome called NLRP3. By blocking NLRP3 we can treat metabolic disease and obesity. There are many different herbs and other substances that block NLRP3 but its always nice to hear a new one being researched.
If you have diabetes or are having a problem with weight control, please make an appointment with me at the COE. I have worked with many patients over the years with these complaints and have a great success rate.