We are experiencing a rising epidemic of diseases related to dysfunctional blood sugar metabolism. Metabolic Syndrome and diabetes now affect at
least 30% of the U.S. population and that number is steadily increasing. This lecture will review the biological and molecular mechanisms involved
in resistance to insulin with the intention of gaining greater insight regarding the most effective strategies for using herbal medicines and nutrients to
correct this problem. Herbs to be discussed include Panax sp., Cinnamon sp., Gymnema sylvestre, Camellia sinensis, Momordica charantia, Lagerstroemia speciosa, etc.