[Sca-cooks] Toast RE: Cardamon

Terry Decker t.d.decker at att.net
Thu Aug 13 10:23:28 PDT 2009

Cinnamon contains a molecule with insulin-like properties, which apparently 
reacts with other complex proteins to lower the resistance of insulin 
receptors in the cells.  That makes it best suited to help control Type 2 
diabetes.  Type 1, insulin deficiency, is best treated with insulin.

Since insulin resistance appears to occur in tandem with nuerodegenerative 
diseases like Alzheimers, I understand they've started reseaching the 
possibility of using cinnamon in treating Alzheimers.  Good luck to the 


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I would think you're not noticing much difference in your blood
glucose from cinnamon because you are Type I. Cinnamon (and most other
things that work for Type IIs) work in one of two ways - they either
encourage your pancreas to produce more insulin, or they reduce your
insulin resistance. As a Type I, neither tactic is likely to be
helpful for you.


Type II diabetic

On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 4:21 AM, Stefan li
Rous<stefanlirous at austin.rr.com> wrote:
> The cinnamon isn't going to make up for all that sugar sprinkled on the
> toast. And the research was on Type II diabetes, not the Type I, which I
> have. I have been taking some cinnamon capsules, just in case it might
> help. But I've not noticed any effect. It is easier to eat a capsule 
> though
> than a spoon of straight, powdered cinnamon.

> Stefan

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