1. Treat diabetes by burning your kidneys?

    Don't get burned by this wacky diabetes treatment

    It's delivered in painful injections that leave you covered in bruises like a battered boxer. It can trigger noggin-splitting headaches and have you packing on pounds like an overfed elephant.

    But, believe me, those are the least of insulin's problems. As far as Big Pharma is concerned, insulin has committed a crime so terrible that it's about to get banished to the dustbin of medical history forever.

    It got cheap.

    With diabetes cases in America piling up faster than the high score on a broken pinball machine, mainstream medicine would rather fall on its sword than let you keep controlling your blood sugar for pennies a day. So they've been flooding the market with new diabetes medications that have been linked to everything from organ failure to thyroid cancer.

    But it looks like these fat cats have finally found their Holy Grail -- a dangerous, surgical procedure that will treat your diabetes by practically taking a car battery to your organs.

    Australian researchers are launching a study aimed at controlling diabetes by using a red-hot, electrified wire to burn nerves in your kidneys. They'll insert this flaming death ray by knocking you out cold and forcing a catheter through an artery in your groin.

    And if you're waiting for the good news, let me save you some time -- there isn't any.

    They say this new "miracle" treatment will help your body control sugar, but it doesn't stop there. The surgery actually destroys part of your nervous system responsible for controlling your organs.

    If this treatment isn't uglier than homemade sin, I don't know what is. But torching your kidneys is going to cost you a heck of a lot more than visiting the confessional and dropping a $20 in the collection plate next Sunday -- you'll be plunking down THOUSANDS.

    The mainstream wants to leave you with a Sophie's Choice that no diabetic should have to make -- you can trade agonizing injections for a horrific surgery that would have made Dr. Frankenstein squeamish.

    But there's another option out there, and I've seen it help countless patients beat diabetes and ditch their insulin for good. All it takes is a diet high in protein that practically eliminates deadly added sugars and carbs for good.

    Even if you're ready to start small, natural cures like almonds, cinnamon and chromium are all proven to help you get your blood sugar under control.

    When folks like you start walking away in droves, maybe the mainstream will finally get the message. We don't have thousands of dollars -- or two healthy kidneys -- to burn.

  2. Almonds aid blood sugar

    I love almonds as much as the next guy... but you'd have to be nuts to think they'll save you from diabetes.

    Yet that, in a nutshell, is the idea behind a new study that finds eating lots of almonds can lower your risk for the disease.

    Researchers split 65 pre-diabetics with an average age of 53 into two groups: One was told to eat no nuts, the other got 20 percent of their calories from almonds.

    I don't know if you've seen the price of almonds lately, but you might need to take out a second mortgage to get 20 percent of your daily calories from them.

    But I digress.

    After 16 weeks, the almond-eaters had better blood sugar control and lower levels of insulin resistance... but who cares? These people are doomed -- because along with their almonds, they were told to follow the deadly diet recommended by the American Diabetes Association.

    That's a bizarre lifestyle that encourages dieters to eat up to 60 percent of their calories in carbs. It's a surefire way to turn pre-diabetics into diabetics, and all the nuts in California won't stop it.

    The best and fastest way to get full control of both your blood sugar and your waistline is by ditching the very carbs the ADA wants you to eat. Instead of 60 percent, make them nearly zero percent.

    If you still need a little help, work in some of the natural supplements I've told you about recently, such as cinnamon and chromium.

    And if you want to eat some almonds, go right ahead -- just make sure you eat the right ones: real, raw almonds.

    They're not as easy to find as you might think -- because most almonds sold as "raw" have actually been heated and treated, "cooked" by any definition as part of the enzyme-stripping pasteurization process. (Read more here.)

    Bizarre? Of course it is. It's enough to drive anyone nuts!

  3. Almond update

    Here are some suggestions on how to get unpasteurized almonds.
  4. Trial and error

    According to a report released by the Department of Health and Human Services, the FDA has ignored the safety of people who let themselves be treated like guinea pigs.
  5. Pick your poison

    The pasteurization method for "raw" almonds the FDA is recommending requires the use of propylene oxide. Consuming them could now pose a threat to your health.
  6. Almond Joyless

    The label will still say "raw", but don't be fooled: The almonds you're eating no longer carry the nutrition-packed punch of their former glory days.

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