Article/Chapter: The Glycemic Index/Load in Integrative Medicine 2012, by David Rakel MD

At present, the American Diabetes Association (ADA)1 does not recognize a role for the glycemic index in the prevention of disease. On the basis of its review, diets with a low glyce- mic index may reduce postprandial glycemia but may be dif- ficult to maintain long term. The ADA holds that additional evidence to support… Read More

Black pepper

Black pepper is the world’s most-consumed spice — democratically stuffed in paper packets at fast-food chains and ground fresh from pepper mills at white-tablecloth restaurants. Its bitterness, which travels up the nose and hits the back of the throat, not only seasons, it heals. Read more…