Diabetes

  1. Do you have “SECRET diabetes?” (Here’s how to tell)

    I don’t need to tell you that we have a diabetes EPIDEMIC in America right now.  

    But here’s the truth… we don’t even KNOW how bad the problem’s become.  

    There are AT LEAST 7 million people living with diabetes right now who have NEVER been diagnosed.  

    And YOU could be one of them.  

    They call diabetes a “silent” disease -- because the early symptoms are easy to miss 

    But diabetes DOES have warning signs – and spotting them early (and getting your diabetes under control) can literally be a matter of life and death.  

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    People with type 1 diabetes (about 5% of all diabetes diagnoses) need to take insulin every day because their bodies were born without the ability to produce enough.  

    But type 2 diabetes – about 95% of all diagnoses -- develops slowly over time. It can be the result of genetics, lack of exercise, unhealthy meal choices, obesity, toxins, or a combination of these factors.  

    Years before getting diabetes, your fasting blood sugar and body mass index rise. If you have a fasting blood sugar above 95mg/dL or a BMI over 24, that’s a RED FLAG.  

    You can try to start lowering those right away!   

    I recommend considering a Paleo diet (low in carbohydrates) and taking berberine for better blood sugar control and weight loss.  

    Once blood sugar control becomes a problem, additionally look for these symptoms:  

    1. Urination: having to go to the bathroom and feeling rushed (urgency), especially at night.  
    1. Tiredness: fatigue and not having enough energy.  
    1. Brain fog: feeling like you are slightly drunk and “hung over.”  
    1. Thirsty, hungry: you can never seem to get enough to eat and drink.  
    1. Rapid weight loss: weight loss for no identifiable reason. 
    1. Easy infections: if you seem especially prone to infection, or it takes a long time to get over one.  

    If you’re showing signs of type 2 diabetes, speak to your doctor right away so you can get it under control.  

    The sooner you control your diabetes, the less you need to worry about complications like heart disease… vision loss… and even amputations.   

  2. This simple kitchen spice helps you dodge diabetes

    Diabetes can take over… and even WRECK… your life in a hurry.  

    You’re stuck popping those dangerous drugs every day.  

    Tack on daily blood sugar tracking, a strict diet, and frequent doctor visits – and the laundry list of inconveniences really add up.  

    And even with all this work, you still have to worry about  serious complications like blindness, losing a limb, or even death 

    But a new study shows how one, simple kitchen spice can put your worries in the rearview mirror. 

    This spice has already proven itself to be a “miracle” remedy – helping folks reverse arthritis, heart disease and even cancer. 

    I’m talking about curcumin. 

    Curcumin is the active compound in turmeric. The yellow spice is in everything from mustard to curries.  

    And researchers have now found that it lowers both your blood sugar and insulin levels – even after a sugar-rich meal. 

    Here’s how they figured it out… 

    Australian researchers had participants eat a sugary, high carb meal: two pieces of white toast with peanut butter and chocolate milk.  

    That’s practically a dessert!  

    The folks who ate this meal with a placebo had high levels of both insulin and blood sugar – no surprise there.  

    But those who took 180 mg of curcumin had significantly lower levels. 

    That’s pretty amazing considering what these people were eating. Foods like that make both blood sugar and insulin levels go haywire.  

    And they were brought right down with curcumin. 

    There are lots of curcumin products on the market right now. 

    But whatever you buy, make sure to pair up any use of curcumin with black pepper (sometimes it’s included as an ingredient in the supplement). 

    Black pepper’s active compound “piperine” is what makes curcumin do its magic, boosting its effectiveness. That’s because piperine shields curcumin from your damaging digestive juices and acids so it can get to your cells.  

    And curcumin and piperine may even help you lose stubborn weight! (As you may know, excess body weight is one of the biggest risk factors for diabetes.) 

    Research has shown that curcumin and piperine, combined with a sensible diet, can help you lose more weight than diet alone.   

  3. Feel like a kid again with a glass of THIS

    There’s something about this change of season. Maybe it’s the memories of “back to school”… or maybe it’s just the cooler temperatures… but when fall hits, you get that ol’ pep in your step. But if you’ve got diabetes, you may find it hard to put one foot in front of the other as your blood sugar levels rise and...
  4. Blood sugar woes may put you in the crosshairs for cancer

    If you or someone you love has experienced diabetes firsthand, you know how it can rob you of your eyesight... set your nerves on fire... and even make you lose a foot. And the longer you live with the disease, the more likely it is that some pretty ghastly complications could follow suit -- from blindness to neuropathy and amputation...
  5. Reduce diabetes risk with berries

    The forbidden way to beat diabetes We're about 10 days away from the official start of autumn -- which means that you'll soon be swapping short sleeves for sweaters and flip-flops for boots. And as the bounty at the farmers market turns from peaches to pumpkins... and cherries to apples... it's time to say goodbye to those special summer flavors...
  6. New twist on ancient treatment ERASES diabetes pain

    Here’s the problem with diabetes: It’s never just one disease. Diabetes comes with lots of complications: heart problems… vision loss… poor circulation… and even diabetic neuropathy. And that last one can absolutely take over your life. If you’re suffering from neuropathy, a type of diabetes-related nerve damage, you know all too well how the pain, burning, and tingling -- especially...
  7. Why you should sleep in the darkest room possible

    You buy the plushest pillowtop mattress... set the thermostat to the perfect temp… and maybe even pop in some earplugs. When it comes to creating the ideal environment for a good night's sleep, you don't want to cut any corners -- because if things aren't "just so," you could toss and turn all night long. Yet while some of us...
  8. Diabetic? Don't toss out the eggs

    When you've got diabetes, the most important meal of the day can be the hardest one to figure out. You know that the grains and sugars in typical breakfast foods -- from cereal to doughnuts and pancakes -- will spike your blood sugar and set you up for a crash later on. And you may be equally afraid to eat...
  9. This 'forbidden food' is back on the menu

    When you've got to let out yet another notch in your belt, it can feel like you're losing the "battle of the bulge." As you age, those sneaky extra pounds really like to park themselves around your middle! And unfortunately, excess belly fat isn't just a drag when you're getting dressed in the morning -- it also ups your odds...
  10. This fake sugar isn't such a sweet deal

    If you're watching your waistline, swapping sugar for artificial sweeteners sounds like the deal of the century. All of the sweetness... none of the calories! And because it's supposedly made from actual sugar... and it even cooks and bakes like the real thing... sucralose (a.k.a. Splenda) may sound like the next best thing to actually eating sugar. That's not just...

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