I have added a few posts the Unani Tibb forum, as well as an entry about the herbalist William LaSassier and a new thread about basic herbal wisdom that starts off with some concise guidance from herbalist Michael Moore. The forums are free to join and participate in.
We have a thread on our forum titled Metabolic Syndrome / Syndrome X / Insulin Resistance. Thankfully several esteemed herbalist have written about this common condition. An estimated 86 million American adults have prediabetes. Only a partial number of those with insulin resistance will go on to develop diabetes but insulin resistance itself will cause a host of other problems.
Paul Bergner, from his article on Syndrome X, provides us the salient warning that treatment must be carried out with discipline:
The treatment has three legs, all of which must be done simultaneously:
-Supplement the nutritional factors whose deficiencies lead to insulin resistance.
-Enagage in a minimum of 15-20 minutes of resistance-type exercise most days.
-Eat a low carbohydrate diet.
We started a forum post on Cayenne that includes links to excellent articles by Todd Caldecott and Michael Tierra as well as other sources.
Not a tonic or immunostimulant, it [cayenne] acts as a peripheral vasodilator, increasing blood supply to the skin and mucosa. It is NOT appropriate for active inflammation. — Michael Moore (Herbal Medical Contradictions)