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  1. GreenEdge

    Carbohydrate-Insulin Model of Obesity: Beyond ‘Calories In, Calories Out’

    The evidence as I see it: Type 1 diabetes - in this condition, the pancreas makes little or no insulin. Before the invention of synthetic human insulin in 1978, this was a fatal condition due to chronic hyperglycemia (high blood glucose) causes β-cell defects by the excess accumulation of...
  2. linusbert

    Natural alternative to Pioglitazon (Actos) which works on same pathways?

    originally i was prescribed Pioglitazon (also known as Actos) for my then arrising diabetes, but i learned soon that it actually improves my "cfs"-like disease a lot. despite also changing all blood markers to the better. i become much more exercise tolerant. now after my diabetes is getting...
  3. mitoMAN

    Self-Experiment: AAS, rHGH, L-Carnitine Injections, T3, mitochondrial Cocktail.

    Self-Experiment: AAS, rHGH, L-Carnitine Injections, T3, mitochondrial Cocktail. Dear fellow users, e. I have been suffering from CFS for 16 years now, with being 18-20 hours bedbound daily the last 12 months. * I DO NOT RECOMMEND TO APPLY ANY OF THIS INFORMATION TO YOURSELF * My Experiments...