Research Papers

Below are Research Papers written while in graduate school at the American College of Healthcare Sciences earning my Master’s in Complementary Alternative Medicine.

These are research and not meant to diagnose or treat any disease or illness.

Ketone bodies can enhance athletic performance

By Trina Krug, MS, CDSP | January 2, 2024 | 0 Comments

Abstract Increasing athletic performance is a common goal among athletes, especially elite athletes.  The use of glucose for energy through carbohydrate loading has long been a means of supplying energy during workouts as well as during competitions.  One problem with using only glucose for energy needs is that there needs […]

A low carbohydrate diet is effective for blood glucose control and Type 1 diabetes management

By Trina Krug, MS, CDSP | November 27, 2021 | 2 Comments

Trina Krug Complementary and Alternative Medicine Capstone Project December 2021 Introduction Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune condition where there is a deficiency in insulin in the body (DiMeglio, Evans-Molina & Oram, 2018).  A decrease or lack of insulin in the body will result in elevated blood glucose levels.  […]

Adding Aloe Vera to a diabetic treatment plan can lower HbA1C and fasting blood glucose levels

By Trina Krug, MS, CDSP | November 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

ABSTRACT Diabetes is a disease that affects over 34 million Americans.  Prediabetes affects over 88 million Americans.  New cases are increasing at a significant rate each year (National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2020).  While diet, exercise and insulin therapies exist, there is still a void with a complementary and alternative therapy […]

The effects of gluten on type 1 diabetes

By Trina Krug, MS, CDSP | November 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

ABSTRACT The onset of Type 1 Diabetes is partially affected by genetics and partially affected by environmental factors.  Genetic components cannot be changed, but if the environmental components can be identified and modified then the potential to decrease the number of Type 1 Diabetes cases is possible.  Gluten has been […]

Consuming cow’s milk can trigger the onset of Type 1 Diabetes

By Trina Krug, MS, CDSP | November 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

ABSTRACT Type 1 Diabetes is a lifelong disease often diagnosed in childhood.  The onset of this disease is influenced by genetic predisposition as well as factors in our environment, such as what we eat or drink.  One of the environmental factors that has been identified for those predisposed to Type […]

Carrot juice and oil have cancer prevention and anticancer properties

By Trina Krug, MS, CDSP | November 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

ABSTRACT Cancer kills about 600,000 people per year and there are many different forms and severities.  There is no ultimate cure for cancer which is why cancer prevention is so important.  Cancer cures are being researched all the time.  Eating healthy and exercise are well known in terms of their […]

Negative health effects of a packaged gluten-free diet

By Trina Krug, MS, CDSP | November 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

ABSTRACT There was a time when a gluten-free diet was only followed for medical reasons.  It has recently become more of a fad diet where people are blindly making a choice to eat gluten-free without taking the time to understand the health ramifications if not done properly.  Given the dramatic […]

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