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  1. Breakthrough! Nutrient combo REVERSES diabetes

    These days, diabetes is so common — and so often treated with drugs — that getting diagnosed with it can seem like no big deal.

    You’ve got high blood sugar… you need to control it… there’s a pill for that… end of story.

    But dealing with diabetes is rarely that simple.

    The longer you live with it, the more likely it is that you’ll suffer excruciating complications, from nerve pain to blindness — EVEN if you’re on meds.

    That’s why you don’t want to drug your diabetes into “neutral.” You want to put it in REVERSE!

    And according to a new study, there’s a natural way to do that — because getting a daily dose of essential vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids can put diabetes permanently in the rearview mirror.

    In the study out of Canada, about 1,000 folks who were either at high risk of diabetes or already had it took one of two daily supplement regimens: either vitamin D drops alone or vitamin D drops along with the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA (found in fatty fish like salmon and mackerel) AND a multivitamin.

    Now, this wasn’t just any multivitamin. In addition to all the usual suspects, it also contained plant-based nutrients like lutein (found in leafy greens), lycopene (found in tomatoes), resveratrol (found in red grapes), and even green tea.

    It was like a healthy meal in a capsule!

    After one year, it turned out that — among those who already had diabetes — vitamin D alone was enough to help reverse the disease in 8 percent of those taking it.

    Even better, nearly HALF of those on the vitamin/omega-3 regimen put diabetes behind them!

    They COMPLETELY snuffed it out without changing their diets… losing weight… or even exercising more. They simply got the nutrients their bodies needed!

    Now, we know from previous studies that getting enough vitamin D is essential for blood sugar control… and these results suggest that D is even more powerful when combined with other nutrients.

    Yet because the multivitamin contained so many different ones, it’s tough to tease apart how much each contributed to the outcome.

    But we do know that anything that reduces inflammation and oxidative stress — including omega-3s, resveratrol, and lutein — can protect your pancreas from damage.

    So, if you want to dodge diabetes… or send it packing… a good place to start is a diet loaded with essential vitamins and minerals like the Paleo diet, which emphasizes fresh, nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables, omega-3-rich fish, meats, nuts, and seeds.

    And since it can be harder for your body to absorb nutrients from your food as you age, a good multivitamin that contains vitamin D, along with fish oil supplements, can keep you covered.

    Of course, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure — so, the best thing to do is to lower your risk of diabetes in the first place. And as I shared with you this morning, that’s not just a matter of avoiding sugar… but also reducing your toxic load.

  2. This “cold medicine” STARVES cancer cells

    When you’ve got cancer… and you know those malignant cells are growing inside of you… it’s pretty tough to relax.

    It’s hard to think of ANYTHING other than getting them out!

    So, you might go with the “scorched earth” approach — chemo, radiation, and surgery — but the “cure” can sometimes be just as bad as the cancer.

    Chemo can wreck your immune system… lead to complications like cardiovascular disease and diabetes… and even make it more likely your cancer will SPREAD to other spots in your body.

    And that’s ALL kinds of awful.

    But according to a new study, there’s something safe and natural that may help you triumph against those tumors — and you might even be using it right now to relieve your winter sniffles.

    I’m talking about N-Acetyl cysteine (NAC). It’s an amino acid that’s commonly used as an over-the-counter decongestant for colds… and it might also STARVE cancer cells and stop them from spreading.

    In the study out of the UK, a small group of breast cancer patients who were awaiting surgery were given the maximum daily dose of NAC — both orally and intravenously — for three weeks.

    By the end of the study, biopsies of the participants’ cancerous tissue showed that NAC caused a protein called “MCT4” to plummet by a whopping 80 percent.

    What does a drop in MCT4 mean?

    Well, MCT4 is known to help cancer cells grow like gangbusters. It delivers energy to them from neighboring healthy cells — and high levels of MCT4 in tumors have been linked to aggressive cancers and low survival rates.

    That means that by driving down MCT4 levels, NAC can help STARVE cancer cells of what they need to grow!

    The theory is that NAC’s antioxidant properties can reduce oxidative stress in tumor “stroma,” which is a cell compartment involved in the spread of cancer, thereby generating less fuel for MCT4 to deliver to cancer cells.

    And we know from previous studies that NAC also boosts your body’s levels of glutathione, a.k.a. the “master” antioxidant, a potent cancer-fighter.

    I even recommend NAC in my own practice to help patients with conditions as varied as lung fibrosis, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), MS, and liver disease — because it’s so effective at upping glutathione levels and protecting healthy cells from harm.

    Of course, more research is needed before we know the best way to use NAC as a treatment for tumors.

    But it’s generally safe even at high dosages, and serious side effects are very rare.

    Talk to a doc well-versed in integrative medicine about how to incorporate NAC into your treatment regimen.

    You can find it in supplement form in many health food stores and online.

    And if you’re looking for more ways to fight cancer naturally, studies have shown that intravenous vitamin C is also a powerful weapon against this scourge.

  3. Miracle herb can SAVE your brain after stroke

    It’s one of the most ancient trees on earth… it can live to be 1,000 years old… and it could help YOU live a longer and healthier life. I’m talking about ginkgo biloba. The fan-shaped leaves of the ginkgo biloba tree have been used for centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicine for everything from aiding memory to fighting depression. And now...
  4. High-risk prostate cancer? Don’t be so sure…

    If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, the mainstream will likely try to treat it with its typical aggressive “scorched earth” approach. Your doc may try to pump you full of chemicals and zap you full of radiation to try to kill off the cancer cells — but the problem is that those treatments kill off the healthy cells along with...
  5. The healing secret that’s right under your feet

    Back in the day, getting a cut or a scrape was no big deal. You slapped on a Band-Aid... smeared on a topical antibiotic cream (remember Bacitracin?)... and poof! In a few days, that gash was all healed up. But as we age, our bodies heal wounds much more slowly. After all, our immune systems aren’t as active as they...
  6. Cure for colon cancer found… in Belgium?

    Now that fall is officially here, there's a new wave of fresh produce arriving at your local farmers market. Cool-weather veggies like Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and broccoli (a.k.a. "cruciferous" vegetables) are on their way in. Now, that may sound like precisely the vegetable assortment that you’d hide under your mashed potatoes as a kid so you wouldn’t have to eat...
  7. Drugs being pushed on you can knock you down

    Here we are at the start of autumn. The temperatures are DIPPING... and those colorful leaves are FALLING... but there's something you don't want to DROP, now or any time of year. YOU! As careful as you may be on rain-slick sidewalks, you can still find yourself DOWN for the count. And the culprit is none other than the drugs...
  8. Could Parkinson's begin in your EYES?

    Like many older guys, I wear glasses. At my age, I’m helpless without them! Father Time can really do a number on our vision as time goes by. But it’s not just about reading the newspaper or a menu in a dark restaurant. Because what’s going on in our eyes can tell us a lot about what’s going on in...
  9. This ‘poison’ can NEUTRALIZE a hostile fungal takeover

    Q: I can control my yeast overgrowth, but if I stray from my restrictive diet at all, it all comes back. How do I KILL the infection for good? GR: Candida albicans is one of the most common fungal issues – and one of the hardest to get rid of. Because while a variety of factors may feed the yeast...
  10. NEVER wake up on the wrong side of the bed again!

    I’m a good sleeper. For this, I’m eternally grateful. But sleep problems do hit close to home for me… because my wife is most definitely NOT a good sleeper. She might stay up doing a Sudoku puzzle or reading instead of getting the shuteye she needs… while I’m happily snoozing next to her. If I ever wake up for a...