All posts by John White

Cinnamon: Should It Be Taken as a Diabetes Medication?

The Chinese mentioned cinnamon in their written work more than 4,000 years ago. The ancient Egyptians used cinnamon in their embalming process, and the Roman writer/philosopher Pliny the Elder wrote in the first century AD that cinnamon was worth 15 times more than silver of the same weight. In Medieval times, physicians used cinnamon for … Continue reading Cinnamon: Should It Be Taken as a Diabetes Medication?

Vitamins and Supplements: Taken For Health Or Taken For A Ride?

Does anyone living in our well-nourished country, eating a reasonable diet, really need to take vitamins, minerals, or herbs? Should a person with diabetes take them? If so, which ones and how much? When it comes to supplements, the answers are often unclear. We do know the recommended daily allowances (RDA) for common vitamins and … Continue reading Vitamins and Supplements: Taken For Health Or Taken For A Ride?