What is T/C+, What are its Benefits, and How can I or a Friend
Participate in the Matched Funding T/C+ Pilot Survey?
T/C+ was developed out of two decades of work with Smart Sugars, sugars that have remarkable health benefits. JC Spencer began his quest for possible pathways for health minded people to enjoy getting these sugars in their food without drastically changing their life style. And, if their life style were changed, let it become a positive, more healthy, life style.
Teaching others about sugars led to plans for improving foods. One such lesson was entitled Giving Sugar an Aroma of Pure Health
by JC Spencer
Sherlock Holmes cleverly observed, “There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.” Well, we may have just discovered what has been right under our noses for a long time. We already have a number of major health benefit studies and one study found that simply smelling cinnamon boosts cognitive function and memory.
Infection is the culprit in death and diseases. Some studies show that this discovery right under our noses has shown ability to stop medication-resistant yeast infection. When added to other foods, cinnamon inhibits bacterial growth and food spoilage, making cinnamon a natural food protectant. Consuming cinnamon is proven safe and effective. The USDA published a study showing that it reduces the proliferation of leukemia and lymphoma cancer cells.
Researchers at Kansas State University found that cinnamon fights the E. coli bacteria in unpasteurized juices. Cinnamon is also a great source of phytonutrient manganese, iron, and calcium as well as fiber. Studies have shown that just ½ teaspoon of cinnamon per day can lower LDL cholesterol.
Several studies suggest that cinnamon may have a regulatory effect on blood sugar, making it especially beneficial for people with Type 2 diabetes. It has an anticlotting effect on the blood. In a study at Copenhagen University, patients given half a teaspoon of cinnamon combined with a one tablespoon of honey every morning before breakfast had significant relief in arthritis pain after one week and could walk without pain within one month.
The Endowment for Medical Research is conducting a self funding T/C+ Six Month Pilot Survey to gather Evaluation Form Questionnaires from participants.
Trehalose/Cinnamon can change your life and is one of the most healthful spices in your kitchen. But, caution because Ceylon cinnamon is the only true cinnamon. It has a sweet taste and is more expensive. Most cinnamon sold in supermarkets in North America comes from a less expensive variety. Combine Ceylon cinnamon with the sugar trehalose and you have two amazing ingredients for your health’s future. Besides that, T/C+ is so delicious that you will want to sprinkle it on your toast, put it in your coffee or tea, on your salads and desserts. It doesn’t matter HOW you get it into your stomach as long as ½ teaspoon of Ceylon cinnamon makes it there each day.
This lesson will cause you to say, “Why didn’t I know this before?” Here is a brief Abstract entitled: Cinnamon Improves Glucose and Lipids of People With Type 2 Diabetes. The objective of this study was to determine whether cinnamon improves blood glucose, triglyceride, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, and LDL cholesterol levels in people with type 2 diabetes.
RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS —
A total of 60 people with type 2 diabetes, 30 men and 30 women aged 52.2 ± 6.32 years, were divided randomly into six groups. Groups 1, 2, and 3 consumed 1, 3, or 6 g of cinnamon daily, respectively, and groups 4, 5, and 6 were given placebo capsules corresponding to the number of capsules consumed for the three levels of cinnamon. The cinnamon was consumed for 40 days followed by a 20-day washout period.
After 40 days, all three levels of cinnamon reduced the mean fasting serum glucose (18–29%), triglyceride (23–30%), LDL cholesterol (7–27%), and total cholesterol (12–26%) levels; no significant changes were noted in the placebo groups. Changes in HDL cholesterol were not significant.
The results of this study demonstrate that intake of 1, 3, or 6 g of cinnamon per day reduces serum glucose, triglyceride, LDL cholesterol, and total cholesterol in people with type 2 diabetes and suggest that the inclusion of cinnamon in the diet of people with type 2 diabetes will reduce risk factors associated with diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
Heart attacks may happen when platelets stick together and clump. Studies show that cinnamon may prevent this type of clotting by slowing the release of arachidonic acid from the platelet membranes, which is the cause for internal clotting and inflammation.
Studies show cinnamon has aromatic benefits and simply smelling cinnamon causes brain function to temporarily improve, improving cognitive reasoning, helping the subjects to perform better on tests.
My wife and I enjoy a delightful slice of wholewheat or multi-grain toast buttered and sprinkled with T/C+. One half teaspoon cinnamon mixed with one teaspoon trehalose was just right. You may wish to blend differently.
Some will want two teaspoons of trehalose with a half teaspoon cinnamon. Enjoy with a hot cup of tea or coffee.
Sources: are located at trhe bottom of Smart Sugars Lesson #16
This led to the lesson: New Studies on Sugars and Cinnamon
In our previous lesson, Giving Sugar an Aroma of Pure Health, we discussed the recent research studies in leukemia, other cancers, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, LDL cholesterol, cognitive function and memory improvement.
Sugar metabolism is a major contributor of diabetes and diseases. The USDA tested 49 herbs, spices and medicinal plants for their phytonutrient effects on glucose metabolism. The results were published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition.
The study shows that methylhydroxychalcone polymer, the active ingredient in cinnamon increases cells glucose uptake and signals certain cells to turn glucose into glycogen, preventing diabetes.
New glycomic discoveries are popping up like popcorn in university studies all over the world. Glycobiology, during the last two decades, has concluded that glycoproteins are the cellular communication system of the body, the Operating System (OS).
Glycoproteins cover the surface of cells while glycolipids are part of the interior system of the cell. There is evidence that trehalose is the sugar used to build unique glycolipids. Trehalose is the building block in a number of cell wall glycolipids. This research suggests cinnamon plays a role in glucose metabolism and blood pressure regulation.
Other studies published in Diabetic Care show cinnamon not only helps control blood sugar levels but also triglycerides, total cholesterol and the ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol in those with type II diabetes.
It has been reported that a group of polyphenolic polymers found in cinnamon may function as antioxidants to potentiate insulin action, and therefore, may also be beneficial in the control of glucose intolerance and diabetes.
Other papers indicate there are beneficial effects of cinnamon proanthocyanidins on the formation of specific advanced glycation. Proanthocyanidins are oligomers and polymers of flavans. We know from studies that proanthocyanidins suppress production of the protein endothelin-1 that constricts blood vessels.
These studies give us evidence supporting the French Paradox that the intake of proanthocyanidins and other flavonoids from red wines prevent a higher rate of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes in their citizens on high-fat diets. It also appears that proanthocyanidin activity plays a role in the stabilization of collagen and maintenance of elastin — two critical proteins in connective tissue that support organs, joints, blood vessels, and muscle.
I am excited about the Pilot Survey (started June 1, 2011) to gather data from participants around the world using a blend of cinnamon, trehalose, and bioavailable ionic multi-trace minerals.
This is a Pilot Survey designed for the participant to enjoy. The participants will enjoy the amount of T/C+ that is comfortable for them. Even a smaller amount is much better than none. It can be sprinkled on toast and on your cereal. You can enrich apple butter or apple sauce by stirring T/C+ into it. It improves oatmeal, cream of wheat, Malt-O-Meal, and other hot cereals. It can be sprinkled on ice cream or whipping cream, on pancakes and waffles and salads. Fruit pies baked with T/C+ instead of regular sugar makes for the best mouth watering homemade pie you ever ate. Or, take any readymade apple pie and sprinkle lots of T/P+ on top. Add it to pears, rhubarb, puddings, and custards, hot chocolate or in your coffee. Be creative and share your recipes with us.
Glossary for this Lesson: Flavonoids (or bioflavonoids): plant metabolite coloration pigments; French Paradox: Two French doctors or the observation that French people suffer a relatively low incidence of coronary heart disease, despite having a diet relatively rich in saturated fats.; Glycation: Formation and accumulation of advanced glycation has been implicated in the progression of age-related diseases; Oligomers: protein subunits Polyphenolic: Phenolic acids are plant metabolites. Recent interest in phenolic acids stems from their potential protective role against oxidative damage diseases (coronary heart disease, stroke, and cancers); Proanthocyanidins are a class of polyphenols that provide cell protection and have flavor. They are much stronger than vitamin C or vitamin E.; USDA: United States Dept of Agriculture
Sources: found at the bottom of Smart Sugars Lesson #17
What we learn from the T/C+ Pilot Survey may show us how to lower healthcare costs.
Ways and Means for Lowering Healthcare Costs
Ways and means of lowering healthcare costs is a central theme of The Endowment for Medical Research. Without question, a trillion dollars per year can be saved in US healthcare costs when we initiate a few simple plans.
We have dedicated a whole section within our Sugar Science Forum to lowering healthcare costs, http://forum.endowmentmed.org. Study this Forum as your homework for this lesson.
We will continue to post new discoveries and breakthroughs in university studies and research labs around the world on the benefits found with sugars. When specific sugars are consumed by the human body, health challenges are corrected with improved immune systems and balanced blood chemistry.
The answer lies in taking responsibility, taking responsibility for yourself and your family. The answer to the healthcare crisis and rising costs is to STAY WELL.
he uphill challenge in lowering healthcare cost is determined whose money we save. The game is rigged, the responsibility is shifted, to have someone else pay for your healthcare and all the while picking your pocket to pay for others. Too many people are willing to take poison if someone else will pay for it than to pay for health out of their own pocket. People often take better care of their automobile than they do of their own body.
Some people are awakening to self-responsibility and are willing to use natural means to improve their health. They are accepting the responsibility to save their own health and that of their family not just for money but to save themselves a lot of pain and sickness.
A though for today: We all need good nutrition. That is the basic step toward abundant health. A sick person with any disease, any complication, NEEDS EVEN MORE GOOD NUTRITION. That, my friend, is the common sense answer to the healthcare crisis.
The T/C+ Pilot Survey starting June 1, 2011 may serve as an important indicator for how we can lower healthcare costs one family at a time. We are asking you to tell your friends who may wish to participate in this six month project. For information about the two for one matching funds see:
We hope to have 1,000 participants in the study. Some have already started the Study. The Study begins the day the participant starts and continues for six months. We are seeking individuals with serious health challenges of any kind, especially those with Leukemia, other cancers, diabetes, heart problems, arthritis, brain function, and other diseases.
Participants do not need to have a major illness to participate. However, if you do have a major illness, we will gather that information when you fill out your General Evaluation Form to begin the Pilot Survey.
Participants in this Study will simply use a shaker loaded with functional powder to sprinkle on their food. Recent research has shown benefits in leukemia, diabetes, arthritis, brain function, cardiovascular diseases, LDL cholesterol, and other health challenges using safe functional foods that have a wide range of health benefits. This may prove to be one of the more enjoyable Pilot Surveys because of the delightful aroma that has already passed tests for improved cognitive function simply from inhaling the flagrance.
Sources are at the bottom of Smart Sugars Lesson #18
Glucose Metabolism, Leukemia and Diabetes
by JC Spencer
In this lesson, let us examine the relationship between the sugar load in the human body and Leukemia and Diabetes. Different sugars, both the good sugars and harmful sugars effect blood chemistry that can mobilize a cascade of problems or benefits in human health.
The sugars we eat and the nutrients we get help determine our health. Why are the highest incidences of cancer in western nations? The lowest recorded incidences of cancer according to WHO appears to be in the developing countries of Northern Africa, Southern and Eastern Asia.
Some people eat very poorly and then consume what may in reality be a type of antidote that keeps the bad stuff from doing as much harm. Studies provide data supporting the French Paradox which indicates that proanthocyanidins and other flavonoids in red wines prevents cardiovascular diseases and diabetes although they have high-fat diets.
How the glucose metabolism is effected is the key to serious health challenges. If we can correct sugar spikes and move toward an optimum glucose metabolism, it seems obvious that we could improve human health in a major way. When we started getting reports of diabetics having a lower sugar load in their blood while eating trehalose than when they stopped, we knew we were onto something significant.
An Australian paper about leukemia children entitled, Altered glucose metabolism in childhood pre-B acute lymphoblastic leukaemia reported that “the cells of solid tumours are known to have an altered metabolism, with high rates of glucose uptake and glycolysis, which results in the excessive production of lactate.”
Connecting the dots of research, we learned that the phytochemicals in cinnamon are similar to those found in red wine. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) identified these phytochemicals as chalcone polymers, which increase glucose metabolism in the cells by 20 times or more.
Cinnamon also contains flavonoids called anthocyanins which improve capillary function and also serve as powerful antioxidants.
Research suggests that cinnamon helps glucose metabolism and blood pressure regulation, actually lowering high blood pressure. Other studies published in Diabetic Care show cinnamon not only helps control blood sugar levels but also triglycerides, total cholesterol and the ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol in those with type II diabetes.
We have documented other university studies that indicate the same flavonoids found in cinnamon effects leukemia and lymphoma cells. According to some studies, these phytochemicals have the potential to be used in leukemia therapy with the advantages of being widely available and selective against tumors.
All cinnamon is not the same. European health agencies have warned against consuming high amounts of cassia bark, one of the four species of cinnamon, because of its coumarin content.
Recent European studies have shown that cinnamon derived from the cassia plant contains this toxic compound, which in large concentrations, is known to cause liver and kidney damage. The powdered cinnamon found on most supermarket shelves is generally derived from the Cassia plant so it is wise to avoid using it in large amounts.
In our T/C+ Leukemia and Diabetic Pilot Survey we use a formulation of the sugar trehalose, Ceylon cinnamon, and bio-available ionic multi-trace minerals.
This Pilot Survey should help us determine if there are any synergetic benefits that may include lowering blood sugar levels, helping arthritis sufferers and lowering the risk or even reversing diabetes.
Your assistance is encouraged on the Leukemia and Diabetic Pilot Survey. The same protocol will be used for both. We are not claiming any improvement in either Leukemia or Diabetes. We do not know if the combination of the three nutrients involved will benefit the health condition of participants in the Pilot Survey.
Cardiovascular Disease - Diabetes - Cinnamon & Trehalose
by JC Spencer
Cardiovascular disease is the world's largest killer, claiming 18 million lives a year. Over eighty one million (81,000,000) American adults have one or more types of cardiovascular disease (CVD). That’s an awesome count of one in three adults. Thirty eight million (38,000,000) adults over 60 years of age have CVD.
According to NIH, diabetes affects nearly twenty six million (25,800,000) people of all ages of the US population. A look at US residents over 65 years of age and older shows nearly eleven million (10,900,000) diabetes in 2010. About 215,000 people younger than 20 years had diabetes — type 1 or type 2 — in the United States in 2010.
Diabetes and heart problems have risen over the last decade with CVD remaining the leading cause of death in the United States. Stress coming from every directions compounds cardiovascular disease. Our objective is to educate our readers on ways to support and improve cardiovascular and diabetic health.
University research across the planet gives us evidence that Smart Sugars support cell health. Scientists have discovered that polyphenols found in ceylon cinnamon seem to protect omega-3 fatty acids from breaking down so they can better promote cardio health. Furthermore, ceylon cinnamon and trehalose each appear to help suppress inflammation.
Research indicated that cinnamon plays a role in glucose metabolism and blood pressure regulation. Other studies published in Diabetic Care show cinnamon not only helps control blood sugar levels but also triglycerides, total cholesterol and the ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol in those with type II diabetes.
It has been reported that a group of polyphenolic polymers found in cinnamon function as antioxidants to potentiate insulin action, and therefore, may also be beneficial in the control of glucose intolerance and diabetes.
It is my conviction that ceylon cinnamon and trehalose together may have synergistic benefits. We believe this to be the case, especially when we combine into the blend specific micronutrient trace minerals. This is the reason for my formulating what we call T/C+.
We are asking people from various countries to participate in an international Pilot Survey to help us determine possible benefits. Selfevaluation with the option of assistance from the participant’s personal physician is beneficial in the study. Individuals are participating in the Pilot Survey with a wide range of serious physical ailments to general health evaluations.
Americans can save over one trillion dollars per year in healthcare costs by making some simple life saving choices. Good nutrition will provide the body with the necessary nutrients to modulate the immune system to operate with optimal efficiency. Evidence is in that we can extend life expectancy. We have our hands round what may be a big part of the anti-aging answer. Now, we need to get our brains around this simple solution and take action. Switch from bad sugars and sweeteners to good sugars, take good supplementation, and eat functional foods that have proven health benefits.
What are the Health Benefits of T/C+?
The short answer is: “We don’t know.” But, we are asking physicians, researcher, and the general public to participate in a Nutritional Pilot Survey to discover if there are synergistic benefits superior to the astounding studies already conducted on the individual functional ingredients.
T/C+ has three basic components, the sugar trehalose, Ceylon cinnamon, and bioavailable ionic multi-trace minerals in a fulvic phytochemical compound. Separately, the components are noted for remarkable health benefits. Research papers are published and many posted on our website on the functional sugar trehalose at http://endowmentmed.org.
Cinnamon benefits have been known for centuries and include lowering blood fat and blood sugar levels, helping arthritis sufferers and preventing diabetes. Studies also show cinnamon has health benefits with triglycerides, total cholesterol and the ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol in those with type II diabetes. It is an aphrodisiac and anti-fungal agent and calms the nerves.
T/C+ contains only Ceylon cinnamon. [There are warnings against using too much Cassia cinnamon (the cinnamon sold in grocery stores) because of its coumarin content which is toxic to the liver and kidneys and may cause damage even in small amounts.]
Now, about ionic trace minerals.
We have reports from outside the US that research supports and governments approve the use of ionic multi-trace minerals for the treatment of cancer and viruses. How effective is it? We do not know.
The USDA modified a paper on 05/07/2011 how cinnamon effects the signaling proteins (That would be glycoproteins.) to decrease the risk for insulin resistance, heart disease, and cancer especially dealing with leukemic cells. That Abstract is available under sources.
T/C+ Pilot Survey Matched Funding - Your assistance is requested on a Nutritional Pilot Survey that is designed to include individuals with Leukemia, Diabetes, and Cardiovascular challenges as well as General Health. The same protocol will be used for all participants. The Pilot Survey is to determine any possible synergistic function, prior to further clinical trials. All participants are asked to invite his or her physician to also monitor the Survey. Previous studies indicate the functional foods eaten separately have health benefits.
Participants in this Study will simple use a shaker loaded with functional powder to sprinkle on their food. Recent research has shown benefits in leukemia, diabetes, arthritis, brain function, cardiovascular diseases, LDL cholesterol, and other health challenges using safe functional foods that have a wide range of health benefits. This may prove to be one of the more enjoyable Pilot Surveys because of the delightful aroma that has already passed tests for improved cognitive function simply from inhaling the flagrance.
The function food blend, called T/C+, consists of Ceylon cinnamon, the sugar trehalose, and bio-available ionic multi-trace minerals in phytonutrient form. Participants will complete a baseline survey and pledge to complete an Evaluation Form each month for the next six months. The study is self funding with matching funds which means the participants receive twice the amount of product during the trials. The Endowment for Medical Research, Inc in Houston is conducting the Nutritional Pilot Survey.
Instructions for the T/C+ Nutritional Pilot Survey - Thank you for seeking more information about participation in the self funding T/C+ Nutritional Pilot Survey.
Qualifications, Rules, and Evaluations - The Honor System is used in this Study. Because of the Matched Funding, the cost for the six month Study is very low. Participants may submit General Health Evaluation Forms; however, we are especially looking for individuals with the health challenges outlined in our announcement.
The Endowment for Medical Research, Inc covers the cost for every other month. Each two pound container of T/C+ is for one month. You supply the first month and we ship you a two months supply. If you purchase a two month supply, we ship a four month supply. If you purchase a three month supply, we ship the complete six month supply.
Full six month supply with Matched Funding is $177.70 plus shipping. Or, you may participate for $77.70 plus shipping for the first two months with an automatic billing every other month.
Agreement: Reviewing and submitting the Baseline General Health Evaluation Form acknowledges agreement for participating in the T/C+ Pilot Survey.
Download the General Health Evaluation Form:
Directions: This is the Pilot Survey designed for the participant to enjoy. Use enough T/C+ to flavor for best enjoyment. It is desirable to consume 2 Tablespoons per day; BUT, it is very important to eat at least 1 Tablespoon. So enjoy the amount that you believe is best for you. Even a smaller amount is much better than none. Enjoy T/C+ on toast and on your cereal.
Here are great ways of enjoying T/C+:
Enrich apple butter or apple sauce by stirring T/C+ into it. T/C+ improves oatmeal, cream of wheat, Malt-O-Meal, and other hot cereals. Sprinkle it on your ice cream or whipping cream. Sprinkle it on your pancakes and waffles. Sprinkle on your salad. Fruit pies baked with T/C+ instead of regular sugar
makes for the best mouth watering home made pie you ever ate. Or, take any ready-made apple pie and sprinkle lots of T/C+ on top. Add to pears, rhubarb, puddings, and custards. Add to your hot chocolate or in your coffee. Be creative and share your recipes with us. [Warning: T/C+ does not m ix well in liquids without additional stirring.]
T/C+ has three basic components, the sugar trehalose, Ceylon cinnamon, and bio-available ionic multi-trace minerals in a fulvic phytochemical compound. Separately, the components are noted for remarkable health benefits.
Research papers are published and many posted on our website on the functional sugar trehalose at http://endowmentmed.org. Cinnamon benefits have been known for centuries and include lowering blood fat and sugar levels, helping arthritis sufferers and preventing diabetes. Studies also show cinnamon has health benefits with triglycerides, total cholesterol and the ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol in those with type II diabetes.
T/C+ is an aphrodisiac and anti-fungal agent designed to calm the nerves. T/C+ contains only Ceylon cinnamon. [There are warnings against using too much Cassia cinnamon (the cinnamon sold in grocery stores) because of its coumarin content which is toxic to the liver and kidneys and may cause damage even in small amounts.]
We have reports from outside the US that research supports and certain governments approve the use of ionic multi-trace minerals for the treatment of cancer and viruses. How effective it is? We do not know. This is the reason for the Pilot Survey prior to additional clinical trials. Your participation is appreciated and very important to ongoing education, improvement of healthcare, and the lowering of healthcare costs.
When someone requests information by mail about the T/C+ Pilot Survey, this is the information they are sent.
Thank you for your interest in participating in the T/C+ Pilot Survey.
Clarification: The Six Month Pilot Survey starts for each participant on the day he or she begins.
Commitment for Six Months: During the next six months we will gather General Health Evaluation data from our participants. Your assistance is important and may help scientists and medical researchers better evaluate the nutritional efficacy of T/C+ perhaps making further clinical trials possible. Already, the results are nothing short of astounding on the separate ingredients in T/C+. The T/C+ Pilot Survey is to further evaluate possible synergistic benefits.
Published Papers: During the next few months we will continue to make available to you research data about health benefits of the components in T/C+. Should your results warrant continuation of the Pilot Survey, we plan to proceed for a another six months which will give us a one year study. When a person discontinues the Pilot Survey after six months, they will have completed a Six Month Study. Those who complete a full year will constitute a separate One Year study. We will not be able to report on the study until the data is peer reviewed.
Please complete the Baseline Health Evaluation Form and submit it at your earliest convenience. The Evaluation Forms are available on the website for download. We are working on the complete interactive Evaluation Forms that can be completed and submitted online very similar to the Questionnaire you completed online.
Upgrading http://endowmentmed.org and the Sugar Science Forum: Participants have the availability in the e-commerce area of our website to register for the Pilot Survey and receive double the amount of T/C+. This will probably require another week or two to complete. So, if you want to get started immediately here is what we can do.
You may request your two month, four month, or six month supply of T/C+ which will be shipped to you along with your complimentary glass shaker filled with T/C+.
Let’s Get Started: Simply click here to get started on the T/C+ Pilot Survey were we participate with you in match funding. If you click on the Six Month Survey, you pay only $203.69 for all 6 months (includes shipping in two boxes) [non-participant would pay $532.14 when purchased and shipped separately]. Price includes shipping within the US.
Participants outside the US pay an international shipping charge. Those in Mexico and Canada invest a total of $238.68 for Six Months supply; and those in all other countries invest $277.68 for the Six Month supply.
We are excited about your participation and helping us gather the important information that may help you, your family and many to follow for years to come.
JC Spencer, CEO
The Endowment for Medical Research, Inc.