A New Drug May Be Able to Completely Reverse Diabetes

Scientists have used a new drug to reverse diabetes in mice. The drug inhibits the enzyme LMPTP, which contributes to the development of Type 2 diabetes by weakening the body's sensitivity to the hormone. DEFINING DIABETES In the global community, the number of people with diabetes has been on the rise since 1980, with 422 million people diagnosed by 2014. The U.S. alone has … [Read more...]

How to Prevent Gut Inflammation

Written By Michael Greger M.D. FACLM on March 6th, 2018. When you count all the little folds, the total surface area of our gut is about 3,000 square feet. That’s larger than a tennis court. Yet, only a single layer of cells separates our inner core from the outer chaos. The primary fuel that keeps this critical cell layer alive is a short-chain fatty acid called butyrate, … [Read more...]

The Best Diet for Depression

Written By Michael Greger M.D. FACLM on April 3rd, 2018. Depression affects more than 150 million people worldwide, making it a leading cause of losing healthy years of life as a result of disability. By 2020, depression may be second only to heart disease as the leading cause of healthy years of life lost. Why is depression so common? Well, it’s said, “Nothing in Biology makes … [Read more...]

The Reason There Is So Much Bullying In Schools Today

Boston College psychology professor Dr. Peter Gray says bullying occurs when people “have no political power and are rules in top-down fashion by others.” Imagine if, at your workplace, you were constantly harassed, humiliated, and even physically attacked. You would probably dread going to work and call in sick often to avoid it. You may talk to your boss or someone in HR to … [Read more...]