George Bush hated this but your A1C won’t!

George H.W. Bush famously noted his dislike for Broccoli in 1990.

 

 

Broccoli contains an ingredient that can help those with type 2 diabetes control their blood sugar level, according to a new study – potentially providing a much-needed treatment option for millions.

A chemical in cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and brussel sprouts called sulforaphane is thought to be responsible, having been shown to lower glucose levels in earlier lab experiments on diabetic rats.

To identify suitable compounds to examine, researchers used computer models to identify gene expression changes linked with type 2 diabetes, and then sifted through thousands of chemicals that might reverse these changes.

“We’re very excited about the effects we’ve seen and are eager to bring the extract to patients,” one of the researchers, Anders Rosengren of the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, told Andy Coghlan at New Scientist.

“We saw a reduction of glucose of about 10 per cent, which is sufficient to reduce complications in the eyes, kidneys and blood.”

That 10 percent average reduction was across a sample of 97 human volunteers taking part in a 12-week randomised, placebo-controlled trial. The participants who were obese and who had higher baseline glucose levels to begin with benefitted the most.

The dose was the equivalent of around 5 kilograms (11 pounds) of broccoli daily – a fair few platefuls – but the researchers say it could be adapted into a powder to add to food or drinks.

It’s important to note that all but three of those taking part in the trial continued to take metformin, a drug already used to improve blood sugar regulation in people with diabetes.

However, the researchers think sulforaphane could eventually replace metformin for some patients – up to 15 percent of those with diabetes can’t take metformin because of the associated risks of kidney damage.

With more than 29 million people having type 2 diabetes in the US alone, and that number on the rise, any kind of help is going to be very welcome.

Before the human trial, the researchers also found sulforaphane was able to reduce glucose production in liver cells grown in a lab, and shift liver gene expression away from an abnormal, diseased state in diabetic rats.

Larger and more detailed studies are required before the drug can get approved for regular treatments though, and until then it’s probably wise to keep your vegetable intake to a normal, healthy level.

“More research is needed to see if this repurposed drug can be used to treat Type 2 diabetes, as it was only tested in a small number of people and only helped a subset of those who are taking it,” Elizabeth Robertson from Diabetes UK, who wasn’t involved in the research, told New Scientist.

“For now, we recommend that people continue with the treatment prescribed by their healthcare team.”

Reduce your weight, Change your fate!

Prediabetes can progress to Type II Diabetes but it is not a given particularly if you can lose a small amount of weight. A Harvard Medical Assistant Professor, Rhonda Bentley-Lewis recently said, “. “I stress to my patients that we’re not talking about a huge amount of weight,” she said, “just 5 to 7 percent of one’s body weight” — or 10 to 14 pounds for someone who weighs 200 pounds.

Doctors often treat prediabetes with medication. Many patients choose to try weight loss and exercise first. Among thousands of people with prediabetes who participated in a national study called the Diabetes Prevention Program, those who received counseling about lifestyle changes, like losing a modest amount of weight, stepping up physical activity and reducing the amount of fat and calories in their diets, were able to reduce their risk of developing diabetes by 58 percent.

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My advice:
1) Eliminate sugar. If you must use something use Stevia.
2) Increase water intake.
3) Increase your physical activity
4) Reduce your portion sizes or limit yourself to one bowl, plate, No refills.
5) Reduce the size of your plate.
6) Monitor your blood sugar levels, 2 hours after each meal. Make adjustments to keep your blood sugar at 100 or below.

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Are Diabetes Drugs The Answer?

If you are diabetic and fail to control your blood glucose levels, you will most likely end up with several debilitating health problems such as heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, nerve damage, diabetic neuropathy, digestive problems, blindness, or a variety of infections.

 

Many of these conditions could kill you.

So taking diabetic drugs to manage your  Type II diabetes might seem like the right thing to do.

Well maybe not… for several good reasons.

Survival rates using diabetes medications are not so promising.

According to a research paper Benefits of Diabetes Drugs Dubious, published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in December 2014, no doctor-prescribed diabetes drug has been shown to save the life of a diabetic. They didn’t prevent heart attacks, strokes, kidney disease, nerve damage, blindness or other diabetes complications such as the need for amputations.

High blood sugar levels are not the same as diabetes. They are only signs or symptoms of diabetes but they are not the disease itself. The problem is: diabetes drugs target blood sugar levels only… they do not treat diabetes. But very few people die of high blood sugar in their blood.

However they do die of the damage caused by diabetes: heart disease, strokes, kidney disease and raging infections… and diabetes drugs do nothing for them.

A peer-reviewed meta-study; Comparison of Clinical Outcomes and Adverse Events Associated with Glucose-lowering Drugs in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2016, showed that there was no increase in survival rates among type 2 diabetics who took diabetes medications.

The study examined nine classes of diabetes drugs, including insulin, comparing the drugs to a placebo. The researchers reviewed more than 300 randomized clinical trials covering nearly 120,000 patients before reaching their conclusions.

Dangers of Diabetes Drugs

Drugs for diabetes are have serious side effects.

These include cardiovascular reactions, flu-like symptoms and dizziness. They have been linked to muscle and stomach pain, diarrhea and anemia. In addition, if diabetics are not careful, these drugs can cause dangerously low blood glucose levels.

The bad thing is that many patients take two or even three of these drugs at the same time, all prescribed by their doctor .

But, instead of reducing deaths, this multi-drug regime increases your chances of dying.

A research paper Effects of Intensive Glucose Lowering in Type 2 Diabetes, published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2008, concluded that intense efforts to lower blood glucose with drugs resulted in a 22% higher rate of death from all causes. The same study showed that deaths from heart disease increased by a whopping 35%.

So what should you do?

Can you Reverse Your Diabetes Without Diabetic Drugs?

The fact is that some  people believe there is no need, unless your diabetes is far advanced, to use these drugs at all. They believe can reverse your diabetes using diet alone, perhaps with a little extra exercise thrown in.

There is no cure for diabetes, IE once you have it well you have it. But when I say you can reverse your diabetes, What I mean is you can beat the awful consequences the disease brings such as the cardiovascular problems, strokes, kidney disease and so on.

The beating-diabetes diet is simple. It requires a small amount of discipline.

You can reverse type 2 diabetes by eating foods that are :

(1) low in sugar
(2) low in fat
(3) low in salt,
(4) high in fiber and that
(5) are digested slowly.

The easiest way to do this is by concentrating on natural, unprocessed foods that are mostly plants. You also need to avoid all dairy products and eggs, and to drink plenty of water.

The fundamental cause of type 2 diabetes is fat blocking the receptors in your muscle cells, leaving glucose (produced by the digestive process) and insulin (produced by the pancreas) swirling around in your bloodstream. This condition is called insulin resistance.

The diet works because it minimizes your intake of fat so that, after a month or so, the fat blocking the receptors in your muscle cells will have disappeared.  This fat is normally in your midsection.

Unblocking the receptors ensures that the insulin can do its job of opening those receptors to get the glucose out of your bloodstream and into cells, thus ‘reversing’ your diabetes.

As well you should also take up some mild exercise, such as walking, gardening, swimming, dancing , etc. This will help stimulate your muscle cells to use the energy (glucose) floating around in your blood stream.

Also, you can give the reversing-diabetes diet a boost in several ways using various supplements:

Vitamin D

Low levels of vitamin D3 Vitamin D3 Supplement by Just Potent :: 500 Softgels :: 5000 IU :: Strong Bones & Immune Health :: Full Benefits of the Sun in a Tiny Softgel :: 500 Days of Uninterrupted Supply :: Gluten Free New Price: $19.99 Old Price: $19.99 (as of 12/17/2017 14:25 America/New_York) have been linked to both pre-diabetes and full-blown diabetes. A lot of people have a vitamin D deficiency.

A research paper entitled Lipoprotein lipase links vitamin D, insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes: a cross-sectional epidemiological study, undertaken by Chinese researchers and published in January 2013 in Cardiovascular Diabetology, showed that even a minor defecit in vitamin D3 can increase the risk of diabetes by more than 90%.

So how do you increase your intake of vitamin D3?

You can get sufficient vitamin D3 by getting outside for just 10 minutes or so a day in the midday sun… with a lot of skin showing which might be a little rough in the winter but thank god there are supplements

You could also get plenty of vitamin D by eating oily fish (tuna, sardines, mackerel and salmon), free-range eggs, grass-fed beef, liver and dairy products. But these foods contain copious amounts of fats which you need to minimize if you are to reverse your diabetes.

For diabetics, therefore, the best way to get sufficient vitamin D3 Vitamin D3 Supplement by Just Potent :: 500 Softgels :: 5000 IU :: Strong Bones & Immune Health :: Full Benefits of the Sun in a Tiny Softgel :: 500 Days of Uninterrupted Supply :: Gluten Free New Price: $19.99 Old Price: $19.99 (as of 12/17/2017 14:25 America/New_York) is to take a supplement. The recommended dosage is 8,000 IU’s (international units) a day.

Guava

The leaves, stems and flesh (but not the skins) of the tropical guava fruit block the digestion of carbohydrates which reduces spikes in blood glucose. Consuming pealed guava also makes the development of insulin resistance less likely and helps improve the blood sugar levels of diabetics.

If fresh guava is available in your locality you should eat it daily. If not, you can get guava tea Guava Leaf Tea 120 Individually Wrapped Teabags New Price: $59.99 Old Price: $59.99You Save: $40.78 (as of 12/17/2017 14:25 America/New_York) made from dried leaves at your local health food store or online. A cup a day (or more) is highly recommended.

Vanadium

Vanadium Source Naturals Vanadium with Chromium, 180 Tablets New Price: $12.60 Old Price: $12.60 (as of 12/17/2017 14:25 America/New_York) is a trace mineral that acts like insulin.

Vanadium reduces spikes in blood glucose and insulin levels by helping to move blood glucose into muscle cells and by inhibiting the absorption of glucose from the gut.

In a study described in Rare Earths: Forbidden Cures, Rare Earths: Forbidden Cures New Price: $21.95 Old Price: $21.95 (as of 12/17/2017 14:25 America/New_York) a book published in 1994, diabetics took daily supplements of vanadium… their average blood glucose levels dropped by 10% in only three weeks.

You can use vanadium by taking it as a supplement… 500 mcg three times a day… but:

Caution:Do not exceed 10 mg a day.

Berberine

Berberine Amazing Formulas Berberine 500mg 120 capsules - Supports Immune Function, Glucose Metabolism and Cardiovascular & Gastrointestinal Function New Price: $19.89 Old Price: $19.89 (as of 12/17/2017 14:25 America/New_York) is a plant nutrient found in the roots, rhizomes, stems and bark of medicinal herbs such as barberry, tree turmeric, Oregon grape, goldenseal, yellowroot, Chinese goldthread, prickly poppy, and Californian poppy.

In the 1980s, Chinese doctors discovered that berberine can normalize blood glucose levels. It does this by decreasing insulin resistance, by decreasing the production of sugar in the liver, and by increasing the ability to breakdown glucose inside cells.

To lower the levels of sugar in your blood, you should take a supplement… one 500 mg capsule with meals two or three times a day.

Caution: I am not a medical doctor and my strong advice is that you consult your doctor before you stop taking your prescribed diabetes medications.

I do believe though that you are your best advocate and doing your own research and trying to stay off diabetes medications by improving your diet and by exercise is worth a shot. In my case my doctor agreed with this approach and I have thus far avoided taking diabetic medications to control my insulin levels

This article is based on an article by Paul D Kennedy

Paul D Kennedy is a type 2 diabetic. He used his skills as an international consultant and researcher to find a way to control his diabetes using diet alone and, about seven years ago, he stopped taking medications to control his blood glucose levels.   His book, Beating Diabetes, How to Defeat type II Diabetes is available  from Amazon.

 

8- Week Blood Sugar Diet Review

This is a review of the popular book by Dr. Michael Mosley. New York Times Bestselling Author, Author of The Fast Diet

This is Dr. Mosely’s diet plan he used to go from being a raging type II diabetic to now having normal blood sugar numbers. He became curious upon observing an observation by Dr. Roy Taylor of individuals who had bariatric surgery and the huge drop in their bad blood sugar numbers. This worked because of the surgery creates a much smaller stomach which reduces the amount of food one can consume which resulted in weight loss. Dr. Taylor believes that insulin resistance is the result of fat surrounding and overwhelming the pancreas and liver and losing this fat allows the pancreas and liver to recover.

Prediabetes rates in the UK have went from 10% to 35% of the population in the past 10 years.
86 Million Americans are Prediabetic. Losing that excess fat particuarly in your midsection quickly can often return your blood sugar numbers back to normal. In my opinion and Dr. Mosely’s that much better than taking diabetes medication.

In the book, Dr. Mosely accomplishes this by an 800 calorie daily diet. Cutting sugar and low quality carbs with over 50 recipes included and the science behind the diet is thoroughly explained.

One thing I liked is Dr. Mosely explains who this plan is not for for instance pregnant women or woman breatfeeding, anyone with a history of eating disorders, on blood pressure medication or taking diabetes medication without close supervision by your doctor, moderate or severe retinopathy, psychiatric disorders, epilepsy, taking warfarin, a BMI below 21, under 18 years old or in generally poor health.

Another thing I like our the quizes included about your level of risk for becoming a type II diabetic and Are you addicted to carbs?

From my own personal experience rapidly losing my excess weight by watching my sugar and carb intake reduced my blood sugar numbers back down to a normal level and I have managed to keep the weight off.

Dr. Mosley’s book appears to be well researched and gives you the information you need.

You can pick up the book here

66% of folks ordering on Amazon gave it a 5 star rating.

Here is one reader’s experience after 8-weeks on the diet.

 

The Big Diabetes Lie; Is It Worth the Money?

The Big Diabetes Lie Review

Product Description:

The Big Diabetes Lie is a diabetes program that has taken the online world by storm. The program claims to be able to help diabetes patients get the awful disease under control and improve their health.

There is no denying that diabetes is an awful health problem which is the leading cause of blindness, amputations and kidney failure. That’s a lot of problems to be a leading cause of. Not to mention the other health issues that may occur due to diabetes.

Most people automatically think of insulin injections and medication to combat the disease. While these are effective, they merely treat the symptoms and not the cause. You need to get to the cause of the problem or at the very least, control it to the point where it can reduce the damage.

The Big Diabetes Lie that was created by Max Sidorov, exposes conspiracies about big pharma, etc.

While there is a lot of truth to these conspiracies, but that’s not what makes this program so effective.

The Big Diabetes Lie offers diabetes sufferers excellent advice and a step-by-step plan to follow to lower their blood sugar levels and get their diabetes under control. This is what matters and the program delivers on all fronts as far as getting one’s diabetes in check goes.

The Good Points:

1) The program promises fast results and this can be validated because diabetes is directly affected by your diet. The moment you change your diet according to what the program shows you, you’ll notice a fast improvement in your condition.

2) The book is simple and step-by step. In fact, Sidorov calls it “7 Steps to Health”. That’s easy enough to follow. You are told what you need to know to help yourself without wading through boring medical terminology. If you want straightforward advice to follow and Sidorov gives it.

3) There is a 60-day no questions asked full refund guarantee. So, no worries of losing your money to a scam product here.

4) Thousands of people have purchased this product and the majority of them were satisfied customers. That means it has a high rate of success.

5) You are given recipes and illustrations to follow. Getting your diet in check is the single most important thing you can do for diabetes. The diet plan in this program allows enough variety so that you enjoy your meals and still keep your blood sugar levels stable.

6) The general tone of the book is very encouraging and uplifting. This is excellent because many people get depressed when they find out that they have diabetes. This program will motivate them to keep their chin up and take on diabetes with courage and defeat it. Never underestimate the power of your mindset.

The Bad Points:

1) You will need a working internet connection to access this program.

2) The Big Diabetes Lie will work for the majority of people, there will always be a minority who do not respond to the advice given. This is due to the different physiologies that vary from individual to individual.

3) There are a few typo errors in the guide and the formatting could be improved but that’s just me being picky and getting your diabees under control is more important anyway.

Should You Get It?

The Big Diabetes Lie is probably one of the best diabetes treatment programs on the market now. It would be a great idea to get it while it’s available. The thing about diabetes is that it gets worse with time if no immediate action is taken. The sooner you take steps to control it, the better.

By getting this program, you will have all the information at your disposal to get diabetes under control. Just apply the information provided and watch your condition improve. Sounds easy enough right.

Give the program a shot. After all, you’re covered by a refund policy. You can thank yourself later when your blood sugar levels are stable and your diabetes worries have bitten the dust.

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Diabetic Healthy Birthday Basket for Her

Does that special woman in your life have diabetes? Our Diabetic Healthy Birthday Gift Basket contains the foods her body needs to help manage diabetes. She’ll love the artful presentation of the gourmet, delicious foods–and she’ll truly appreciate that this thoughtful gift can help keep her healthy. Includes: Broccoli Soup Herbal Tea with Cinnamon–cinnamon benefits SuperSeedz Pumpkin Seeds–vitamin E Steel-cut Oatmeal for unrefined carbohydrates, fiber, and magnesium Pistachios–vitamin E, magnesium, monounsaturated fats Parmesan Cheese Crisps Dried Strawberries–berries can help manage blood sugar levels SeaSnax Crunchy Seaweed–no need for potato chips with these snacks around! Recommended Food Guide for Type 2 Diabetes Management Handmade Basket

Diabetic Cookbook for Two: 125 Perfectly Portioned, Heart-Healthy, Low-Carb Recipes

Banish bland…..so you can both enjoy dinner.

A diagnosis of diabetes for yourself or a loved one can be frightening and overwhelming–especially when it comes to what to put on your plate. But with a few tweaks to your favorite dishes, managing diabetes doesn’t have to mean relegating yourself (or your sweetie) to culinary boredom.

Diabetic Cookbook for Two offers:

  • 125 recipes tasty enough for anyone to enjoy, regardless of restrictions 
  • Handy nutritional information for all recipes, including carb counts 
  • Tips for cooking together and meal planning 
  • 10 ingredients to keep on hand for when you need to throw dinner together in a hurry 

Create super-satisfying, heart-healthy, low-carb meals just for two with Diabetic Cookbook for Two.

Weight Gain Increases Diabetes Risk

Maintaining stable weight and loss of weight were each strongly associated with a decreased risk for diabetes among middle-aged adults, a new study found.

The researchers predicted that about 20% of new diabetes cases could be prevented if adulthood weight was monitored and by getting people aware of there Body Mass Index values.

To learn your BMI go here and use the BMI Calculator

On a population level, about 40% of new cases could be prevented through weight loss 

During the primary care visits, if a patient had a BMI of 30 or more, he or she was counseled on lifestyle modification. Similarly, referral to a nurse followed if the patient had impaired glucose intolerance.

During a 10-year follow-up, 1,087 new diabetes cases occurred, accounting for 3.3% of the participants. Also during this period, the study found that a weight gain of more than one BMI point among adults was associated with an increased incident diabetes risk .

Similarly, a gain in relative weight during the follow-up period was also linked to an increased incident diabetes risk

However, the researchers reported that the benefits of weight maintenance and weight loss were not significantly associated with diabetes risk among normal weight individuals. Also, individuals who were age 30 at baseline did not experience the same relationship between incidence risk and BMI change among the BMI categories

Despite the already established link between obesity status and diabetes risk, Feldman and colleagues noted that “the probability that obese adults will attain normal weight is exceedingly low,” arguing for action to take place at a broader, population level, in terms of the prevention of weight gain.

Shifting the focus of the analysis to public health concerns, the researchers stated that there is a dearth of evidence concerning population-based approaches for diabetes prevention. Through the current study, they said, they hoped “to investigate the public health potential of a whole population strategy for diabetes prevention by quantifying the impact on risk and population burden of diabetes of shifting the population distribution of body weight.

“While a population-based approach for weight maintenance or moderate weight loss has considerable potential for reducing diabetes burden, single interventions are unlikely to achieve the necessary impact on weight.”

The researchers said they instead propose that particular focus be paid to achievable, community-based weight loss programs, such as commercial weight loss programs.

Past research has shown the weight benefits that commercial weight loss programs can provide, particularly for high-risk populations, the team said. For example, a recent analysis reported significant improvement in metabolic syndrome among overweight and obese women enrolled in 12-week commercial weight loss programs. However, Feldman et al cautioned that maintaining weight loss following the conclusion of these programs can be difficult.

The authors also pointed to the potential for new policy, such as the uptake in sugar-sweetened beverage taxes, which have been recently implemented in several places across the world, such as Berkeley, Calif., Philadelphia, and Mexico. Although these population-based prevention methods have the potential to reduce diabetes risk, the extent of the benefits remains largely unknown.

Overall, the team highlighted the importance of promoting weight maintenance at a population level through lifestyle modification, in order to curb the rising rates of type 2 diabetes.

“Thus, when it comes to body weight and diabetes, from a public health perspective it would be advisable to consider both high-risk and population-based strategies for diabetes prevention,” Feldman said in a press statement.

 

 

Supplements Recommended for Diabetes

 

 

Dr. James Meschino in this video discusses the role of supplements in the diabetic’s life.

 

To Improve blood sugar regulation he recommends:

 

Chromium- 200-400 mcg a day

Vitamin C- two 500 mcg doses a day
Vitamin E- 400 IU

To Lower Cholesterol:

Gum Guggul

Artichoke Leaf Extract

Eye Health: To prevent Cataracts and Macular Degeneration

Quercetin- 500 mcg twice a day

Fishoil, Flaxseed oil and Borage oil Combination – 3 times a day.

Garcinia Cambogia