Diabetes

  1. [DISGUSTING!]  Leading diabetes drug outperformed by placebo

    When your doctor writes a prescription, there’s an implicit understanding.  

    You believe the drugs he puts you on are safe and have a good chance of working 

    After all, that’s what clinical trials are for... that’s what the FDA is for... and so on. 

    Everything is supposed to safeguard you against duds – and DANGEROUS medications.  

    Yet the latest science is proving the most commonly prescribed diabetes drug is exactly what you least expect... 

    A DUD that doesn’t work—and is dangerous! 

    Don’t misplace your trust. There’s a tiny berry you can turn to that does everything this failed drug is supposed to do... 

    Metformin’s giant failure 

    Metformin is the most prescribed diabetes drug on the market. Doctors believe it’s the gold standard when it comes to blood sugar control.  

    For mainstream medicine, that might be the case. But if you’ve been reading Health e-Tips for any time at all, you know that’s not true. There are at least A DOZEN better options and I’ll reveal one of my favorites soon.  

    But first and foremost, metformin helps you control your blood sugar levels… “with proper diet and exercise.” Well, that alone should turn your diabetes around.  

    Nevertheless, mainstream medicine believes the drug works. And they also thought since it can make your blood sugar levels drop, it can help you drop pounds as well.  

    The theory is by lowering your blood sugar levels, metformin will lessen your insulin resistance – and you’ll lose weight.  

    But this is one sleeping dog mainstream medicine should have let lie...  

    Researchers tested metformin against a placebo in a 15-year study.  

    And get this...
     

    During the first 6 years, the placebo won out TWO to ONE!! 

    Those in the placebo group lost at least 5 percent of their body weight. It was only after year 6 that any weight loss benefits were noticed.  

    What’s more, there were FEWER diabetes incidents in people who lost 5 percent of their bodyweight in the first year! 

    In other words, you’re better off not taking metformin and focusing on a healthy lifestyle.  

    Or, you can take THIS and take your benefits a step higher... 

    Grab this tiny, dark blue berry 

    Since metformin is the “gold-standard,” it’s been tested against other promising solutions to diabetes – even this specific type of blueberry. 

    The researchers put metformin to the test against Chinese blueberries. I’ll spoil the results for you. 

    Metformin worked – in the sense that it reduced free radicals and helped a little bit with insulin secretion (as a diabetic, the less insulin you need, the better).  

    Chinese blueberries, meanwhile, outperformed metformin in ALL ASPECTS. And it even lowered triglycerides and improved insulin secretion and effectiveness. 

    The scientists found this is because of the BAE (blueberry anthocyanin extract). Simply put, all these benefits are due to the color of Chinese blueberries 

    Now, you could locate Chinese blueberries at a grocery store and purchase them. But they’re not in season year-round.  

    In this case, my preferred route is a Bilberry supplement as they are much easier to come by. Bilberry has the same anthocyanins as blueberries and has been shown in a separate study to lower blood sugar and decrease insulin resistance.  

  2. 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.  

    ***** 

    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.   

  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...

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