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Slow Food

To counteract the rising tide of industrially produced low-quality food for global consumers, the “Slow Food” movement began in Italy in 1986, fittingly, through a protest at a proposed site for a Mcdonald’s in Rome.  Slow Food aims to change global food supply chains that are damaging both to the environment and to human health. … Continue reading Slow Food

Camel Milk Helps Prevent Diabetes

In a country with one of the highest incidence of diabetes in the world, a potential preventive “medicine” has been found in an unlikely place; camels. According to researchers in Bikaner, India, camel milk contains sufficient levels of insulin to help prevent, and perhaps treat, both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. It is estimated … Continue reading Camel Milk Helps Prevent Diabetes

Diabetes History

Diabetes has been recognized as a medical problem for thousands of years. In Ancient Egypt a condition described by excessive urination, thirst and weight loss was described in hieroglyphics on papyrus; what today we would call type 1 diabetes. Astute physicians at the time prescribed diets of whole grains to limit the symptoms, a revelation modern researchers … Continue reading Diabetes History