Opinion

The Critical Relationship Between Diabetes and Leg Amputations, By Mukaila Kareem

The mantra about “exercise is medicine” is true but it lies in understanding the various metabolic pathways by which the body burns energy substrates, as opposed to counting calories and taking advantage of other functions of contracting muscles, which are separate and apart from the conventional locomotor apparatus of the…
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Opinion

Germ Theory of Disease: Re-Evaluating How We Treat Chronic Diseases After COVID-19, By Mukaila Kareem

The increasing prevalence of non-communicable diseases and billions of dollars spent each year point to the ineffectiveness of the germ theory of disease alone. Medical curriculum, which is presently based on the germ theory of disease, needs to be responsive to modern times, and should include rigorous training in physical…
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Opinion

Skeletal Muscle: The Forgotten Part of the Immune System, By Mukaila Kareem

Frankly, “boosting” the immune system requires non-strenuous muscle contractions in form of regular exercise and thus promotes an anti-inflammatory environment. This sharpens the attack of immune cells and maintains the thymic production of battle-ready naïve T cell fighters against new invaders, with overall ability of older adults to withstand new…
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Opinion

Long Term Insulin Injections Worsen Type 2 Diabetes, By Mukaila Kareem

With chronic physical inactivity and excessive feeding, the muscle cells have inherent ability to “resist” the action of insulin and shut off glucose entrance, leaving excessive amounts of both insulin and glucose in the blood stream - a condition called insulin resistance. So, the road to diabetes starts with the…
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