Diabetes

  1. Ancient Chinese diabetes treatment safer than drugs

    Put diabetes behind you with this ancient salt

    Q: I've heard about using Emperor's Salt to treat diabetes. What can you tell me about this protocol?

    GR: Diabetes goes on the death certificate of 600 Americans every day. It's an outright
    epidemic!

    But diabetes doesn't have to be a death sentence. And you do NOT have to just "live with it" -- or "manage" it -- for the rest of your life!

    You can put diabetes behind you, permanently... thanks to a unique kind of ancient salt called "Emperor's Salt."

    It got its name because it was used by a legendary emperor, who taught the Chinese about medicinal herbs over 3,000 years ago.

    And while it is, technically, a salt, it's one that comes from the root of an ancient Chinese herb.

    Emperor's Salt has been heralded for its ability to cleanse and purify. In fact, it's been used to treat infections, cancer, liver problems, and heart failure.

    But where it really shines is in the treatment of diabetes. Emperor's Salt stimulates your body's insulin receptors -- the very thing responsible for controlling blood sugar -- and it activates hormones that impact the amount of insulin

    released after eating.

    In one study published in the journal Metabolism, Emperor's Salt proved just as effective as the leading diabetes drug metformin, slashing diabetics' blood sugar levels after a meal (the very time when blood sugar tends to

    spike) nearly in half!

    In the same study, Emperor's Salt crushed metformin in its ability to reduce cholesterol and triglycerides over the course of three months.

    It's like the ultimate purifier -- purging your blood of impurities that can wreak havoc on your health, like sugar, cholesterol, triglycerides, and more!

    And because it has zero toxicity of its own, the body can easily absorb it -- without causing side effects.

    Type 2 diabetics who are using any patent medication like metformin should consider consulting a physician knowledgeable in natural and nutritional medicine and switching to this ancient -- and proven -- remedy.

    Although it's available in other forms, I recommend taking 500 mg capsules, which you can get at health food stores and compounding pharmacies.

    Of course, there are many other natural techniques that can also be used to regulate and even normalize blood sugar in type 2 diabetes -- including diet, exercise, vitamins, minerals, and other botanicals.

    What's on your mind? Email your questions to askdrrothfeld@nutritionandhealing.com and I might choose yours to answer next!

  2. Vitamin C cuts diabetes-related heart risk

    Turn back the clock on heart damage

    February is "Heart Health Month," which means this is the perfect opportunity to shine a light on the damage that diabetes can cause to your heart.

    Once you're diagnosed with diabetes, your chances of dying from heart disease shoot through the roof.

    Even though you can't see it, it's by far the worst of the damage you can experience if you've got diabetes.

    But African researchers have proven there's a simple way to help protect your ticker.

    And it's as simple as loading up on vitamin C, one of the most powerful antioxidants around -- even if you've got YEARS of diabetes damage.

    In the study, scientists looked at the effects of vitamin C on high glucose levels in the blood.

    You see, when your blood sugar spikes (as it does when you've got type 2 diabetes), it reacts with proteins in your body to form what are known as advanced glycation end products (AGEs).

    Now that's a mouthful, for sure -- but what you need to know is that these AGEs cause serious long-term damage to your heart.

    But researchers found that regular vitamin C supplements not only blocked the formation of AGEs, but they also reduced their levels by up to 28 percent.

    And fewer AGEs means less chance of potentially deadly heart failure or a heart attack.

    If you're not already supplementing with vitamin C, February is a great time to start, even if you don't have diabetes. Aside from protecting your heart, it boosts your immune system and is crucial for bone and joint health.

    As well, this is a good time to make sure you're getting enough sleep. If you're not getting enough sleep, you may be putting yourself on the fast track to Diabetes City, as studies have found that sleepless nights can turn into a blood sugar problem.

  3. Diabetes increases risk of hip fractures

    If you’ve been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, you’re at a much greater risk for hip fractures, no matter whether you’ve had it for a year or 10 years. And that’s especially true if you’re a woman.
  4. Prevent diabetes by ditching potatoes

    Eating potatoes adds unwanted pounds and significantly increases your risk for diabetes. Here's how to make a few simple lifestyle changes in the new year to lose weight and prevent diabetes.
  5. CoQ10 effective against metabolic syndrome

    If you’ve got metabolic syndrome, it’s incredibly easy to fall head-first into a diagnosis of diabetes or heart disease. You’ve got to lose that belly fat, but that takes time – time that you may not have. Here’s a natural supplement that will help support your blood sugar and energize your heart to put you on the fast-track back to health and steer you far away from this incredibly dangerous “combo pack” of risk factors.
  6. Probiotics and protein help manage blood sugar

    Two new studies find that protein and probiotics may slow carb breakdown, preventing the blood sugar spikes that can lead to diabetes.
  7. Surgery should NOT be standard diabetes treatment

    Recently, top medical groups called for gastric bypass surgery to be a standard recommendation for patients with diabetes. But two medical minds are saying there’s a much simpler, cheaper solution that won’t require you to go under the knife.
  8. Walking after meals lowers blood sugar

    New study shows short walks after eating can lower blood sugar -- and all it takes it 10 minutes after every meal.
  9. Two daily diet sodas double diabetes risk

    Large study finds people who drink two diet sodas per day are more than twice as likely to develop type 2 diabetes
  10. Weight gain, diabetes linked to liver cancer risk

    A two-inch increase in your waist measurement can up your liver cancer risk by 8 percent, according to a new study. Having type 2 diabetes also can increase the risk by more than twice as much – but fortunately, the Paleo diet can address BOTH of these issues and reduce your risk for liver cancer.

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