FRENCH TOAST ANYONE? April 16, 2015 18:48
How can something that goes on your custard tart, go in your horse's feed bucket?
Cinnamon is now being used to help treat Insulin Resistant horses(IR). Insulin Resistance can be described as a metabolic cellular disorder, in which the body has difficulty in removing blood sugar from circulation.
So imagine you have been dating your sweetheart for ten years, he is the father of your children, the person who kills the spider in the loo, the person you are going to spend the rest of your life with. But he has not popped the question yet, you have dropped hint after hint and he still doesn't get it. And then one spring day you are walking along a beautifully landscaped meandering river walk the sun is setting the background and you see the sweetest young couple in the world.
A lazy sinuous mirror perfect river, winding its way through a slightly undulating Victorian style landscape. Sun setting, the boy is on his knees holding his lover's hands tenderly, her head is tilted slightly, sunlight catching her hair, gazing down into her heart's eye's, awaiting his question.
You nudge your partner, hold him closer as you wait with your breath held. And your heart of heart say's to you at that moment, what do you reckon, and you look up at him with a questioning look?
He replies well I knocked you up and we've been together a while, we should most probably get hitched, so what do you reckon?
Insensitive, well that is what a I.R horses' cells feel towards insulin, what ya need is some spice in the relationship and that is where Cinnamon comes in. Cinnamon works on a cellular level and helps cells to recognise and respond to insulin.
"...Cinnamon - How it works
Very simply, cinnamon helps enable cells to recognize and respond to insulin, the hormone that transports glucose (sugar) from the blood and deposits it into cells. Methylhydroxy chalcone polymer (MHCP), a compound in cinnamon, makes cells more responsive to insulin by activating the enzyme that causes insulin to bind to cells and by inhibiting the enzyme that blocks this process...." By Gloria Garland L.Ac, Dipl. Ac. & CH., http://www.wholehorse.com/articles/cinnamon_article.htm
Cinnamon should be used in conjunction with: exercise and a low sugar & carbohydrate diet, we recommend approximately 5 grams per 100 kilograms of horse, for example say for a 500 kilogram horse, you would use 25 grams per day, with five days on two off roster.