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Cure Your Own Type 2 Diabetes Because The Drugs Don’t Work!

 

diabetes-cureCure Your Own Type 2 Diabetes Because The Drugs Don’t Work! 

The FDA itself has just admitted that. But not in so many words. What they did admit was; “none of them have ever proven to save lives, and none of them have ever proven to cut the risk of diabetes-related complications such as blindness.”

The FDA also said saving lives, even IMPROVING lives isn’t the point. All a drug has to do to get approved is reduce blood sugar levels. BUT high blood sugar is a symptom, not a disease. Very few people die of high blood sugar alone. And 80 percent of diabetics die of heart problems not high blood sugar.

In fact according to the FDA; A drug can cut blood sugar and increase the risk of heart problems by as much as 30 percent and still get approved.

And you thought the FDA worked for the US government. They may have the typical lack of intelligence common to most govt. bureaucrats BUT they actually work for and answer to big Pharma.

Now, if you are on one or more of these expensive new Diabetes drugs, trying to tolerate the growing number of awful side effects because you’ve been led to believe that newer is better, your doctor, also working for big Pharma and not you, plans on keeping you on these drugs for life. However short that may be. So, Don’t Get Mad Get Even by Curing Yourself.

The Top Four Natural Diabetes Cures

Cinnamon: This spice can do more than add flavor to your oatmeal. Cinnamon is powerful medicine, used since ancient times, and modern science confirms it with studies showing that cinnamon can cut blood sugar levels by between 10 percent and 30 percent. As a bonus, it can slash your triglycerides and even shave a few points off
your BP.

But there’s a catch here and it’s a pretty big one: Cinnamon also contains a poison called coumarin. A little bit won’t hurt you. But in the amounts needed to lower blood sugar it is harmful.

Use a water-based cinnamon extract instead of a powdered supplement. There is no coumarin in that. Just look for the phrase “cinnamon extract” on the label.

Chromium: Takes on super powers inside your body. A small amount can tame the flames of raging blood sugar levels. Studies show that Chromium can decrease blood sugar levels by 15% – 30%.

Chromium will also protect your heart, boost your HDL (“good”) cholesterol and might even help you drop a few pounds. And it can do all that with NO side effects.

Berberine: Every diabetic knows and dreads the word metformin. It can leave you doubled over with pain as you blast from both ends with vomit and diarrhea, loud belching and noisy, stinky farts. But Berberine is better than metformin with no side effects, especially if taken in smaller doses throughout the day.

Turmeric: is so effective at cutting blood sugar levels that diabetics are warned NOT to take it with their meds because their glucose levels could fall too far. Because turmeric can do the work of drugs without the risks, you should insist that your doctor lowers your meds. 300 mg of turmeric per day for three months can improve hemoglobin A1c, blood glucose and insulin resistance.

So, if you are tired of paing big bucks to be a lab rat, then here is what you must do…

Combine these 4 natural cures with an all-natural low-carb diet, similar to the Atkins diet.

You can reverse your Type 2 Diabetes and cure yourself.

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Unfortunately I must recommend that for any change in medical or health behavior or for any change in the way you use prescribed drugs by your healthcare providers or before acting upon any of the advice given in this or any other article, that you consult with your licensed healthcare provider or physician.

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Gymnema For Type 2 Diabetes & More

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Father often has a wonderful way of revealing the therapeutic properties of plants to us. For example when you break the stem of a greater celandine plant (Chelidonium majus), you will see a yellow sap oozing from the broken end. The resemblance of this sap to bile led ancient herbalists to conclude that this herb might be beneficial to the liver and gall bladder. Modern clinical research has supported this traditional use. This association between the physical characteristics of a plant and its potential to heal is known as the Doctrine of Signatures. One of the most profound examples of the Doctrine of Signatures is the Ayurvedic (traditional Indian medicine) herb Gymnema. The Hindi word “Gurmar” translates in English as “sugar destroyer.” The translation is literal: When Gymnema is applied to the mouth, it prevents the taste buds from perceiving sweet tastes. Chewing chocolate is like chewing butter. Grains of sugar are like grains of sand. But it is more than just a fantastic party trick. Gymnema is a well-proven treatment for diabetes, and it has been used for this purpose for over 2,000 years. In clinical experience, many naturalist doctors have found Gymnema to be the best herb available for treating this condition and controlling excessive blood sugar levels.

Repair Diabetes Damage in as Little as 20 Days

DiabetesGymnema contains a group of compounds known as gymnemic acids. They appear to be largely responsible for its sweet-abolishing properties, and also could contribute substantially to its anti-diabetic activity. Many lab studies have verified the anti-diabetic properties of Gymnema, but one study in particular made a remarkable finding, which could substantially expand our understanding of the value of this herb for diabetes. Researchers orally administered Gymnema extract to fasting diabetic rats. The Gymnema returned the fasting rats’ blood glucose levels to normal within 20 to 60 days. Surprisingly, their insulin levels rose toward normal values and the number of beta cells in the pancreas (the cells that manufacture and secrete insulin) increased. This suggests that Gymnema might actually help to restore damaged pancreatic tissue, provided the damage has not gone too far. This extraordinary possibility is supported, to some extent, by the clinical trials on Gymnema.

Reduce Insulin Requirements by 50 Percent

A controlled study on insulin dependent diabetics found that 400 milligrams per day Diabetesof a water soluble Gymnema extract reduced insulin requirements by about 50 percent. Over the duration of treatment, Gymnema lowered fasting blood glucose levels and long-term blood sugar levels. In addition, cholesterol was significantly reduced and brought to near normal levels. Triglycerides were also lowered. A second study by the same research group found that the same Gymnema preparation (400 mg/day) produced similar results for non-insulin-dependent diabetics. Fasting blood glucose and long-term blood sugar levels were significantly reduced compared to baseline values after 18–20 months of treatment. Similar reductions were not observed in patients receiving conventional therapy alone. Fasting and post-meal serum insulin levels increased significantly in the Gymnema group compared to those taking only conventional drugs. Twenty-one of the 22 patients were able to reduce their intake of drugs; five of these discontinued such drugs entirely and maintained their blood glucose with Gymnema extract alone.

Gymnema Also Helps Beat Cholesterol and Triglycerides

As if Gymnema’s effects on diabetes weren’t enough, it has also shown remarkable Diabetesresults against two known markers of heart disease. In the studies mentioned above, the patients taking Gymnema showed significant reductions in cholesterol and triglyceride levels. In addition, there are several studies supporting the use of Gymnema for weight loss. In one of these studies, Gymnema extract decreased weight gain and food intake when added to the diet of rats for 22 days. The extent of the reduction depended on the dosage of Gymnema.

How to Use Gymnema

Gymnema can work quite quickly to control blood sugar levels. Used on its own, it will not drop blood sugar so far as to cause hypoglycemia. However, there is the risk this could happen if it is used together with insulin or anti-diabetic drugs. So in these cases, Gymnema should only be taken under professional supervision.

Dose is very important in treatment with Gymnema. The studies quoted above used 400 milligrams per day of an extract. That correlates to about 8 grams per day of the herb in tablet form. It is recommended taking 4 grams in tablet form two to three times a day, for a total daily dose of 8 to 12 grams. Gymnema works best when taken before meals. It is available at most health food stores.

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Although this article may contain factual information, the information contained in this article has probably not been evaluated by the FDA nor is it in any way intended to be medical advice.

Unfortunately I must recommend that for any change in medical or health behavior or for any change in the way you use prescribed drugs by your healthcare providers or before acting upon any of the advice given in this or any other article, that you consult with your licensed healthcare provider or physician.

Dr. Locker and his friendly, knowledgeable staff invite you to call Gentle Family Dentistry in Duncansville, PA for the greatest, most advanced, painless dental experience you have ever had.

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And remember, You only have to floss daily the ones you want to keep.

How to Naturally Cure Type II Diabetes

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I’m not sure when it happened, exactly, but it seems like all of a sudden “normal” doesn’t mean “safe” anymore when it comes to your health. You’ve probably seen and heard all the hype about the new blood pressure guidelines, which turned previously “healthy” people into “pre-hypertensive” patients overnight. I don’t completely trust the motives behind that particular example, but there is a similar case that does have me concerned.

A study published in the late 1990s showed that men with fasting blood glucose levels above 85 mg/dl have a 40 percent higher risk of dying from cardiovascular disease than men with levels below that mark.1 I know a 4-year-old study may not seem like news, but the growing epidemic of Type II diabetes is — and the disturbing part of all this is that blood glucose levels of 85 mg/dl are well within the American Diabetic Association’s “normal” range. Essentially, you’re being told you’re safe when, in reality, you may not be at all.

The good news is that these types of blood sugar metabolism conditions can often be successfully treated without daily insulin therapy or dangerous prescription drugs. There are at least half a dozen safe, natural alternatives – backed by centuries of traditional use and reams of modern research – that may be able to help you keep your own blood sugar levels normal AND safe.

A Blood Sugar Disorder by Any Other Name

Maybe you’ve been told you have “insulin resistance,” “pre-diabetes,” or the ominous – sounding “Syndrome X.” Or maybe you’ve already crossed the line into Type II diabetes. Whatever your doctor calls it, it means that your body is having a hard time maintaining normal blood glucose levels – and your system is giving you a warning to act now before things get worse.

Doctors assess blood glucose levels through one of two tests: a fasting plasma glucose test (FPG); or an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT). The American Diabetes Association defines “pre-diabetes” as fasting plasma glucose levels between 110 and 126 mg/dl, or oral glucose tolerance levels between 140 and 200 mg/dl. Anything above those ranges qualifies as Type II diabetes – and puts you at increased risk for serious complications, like heart disease, kidney disease, nerve damage and blindness.

But as I mentioned above, even levels of 85 mg/dl can be dangerous for your heart, so it’s a good idea to keep your eye on anything at or over that.

With the early stages of Type II diabetes and its subset of precursor conditions, the pancreas’ insulin production capability isn’t completely gone; it’s just dysfunctional – and there are things you can do to correct it.

Everything from Toxins to Stress Can Upset Insulin Balance

After a meal, the digestive system breaks down dietary protein and carbohydrates into glucose molecules that release into the bloodstream. Glucose is the preferred fuel for cells throughout the body. When the body senses an increase of glucose in the bloodstream, it sends a message to the pancreas to secrete insulin. Specific cells in the pancreas called ß-cells (beta cells) are responsible for insulin production. Insulin acts as an escort for glucose molecules, helping them get out of the bloodstream and into hungry cells. As the glucose is cleared from the bloodstream, the pancreas’ ß-cells get the signal to stop insulin production. Then at the next meal, the process starts all over again.Diabetes

But many things can go wrong with this complex process. Any number of slight variations in the pattern can upset the delicate balance and start your system on the path toward Type II diabetes. If communication with the pancreas’ ß-cells goes awry, there isn’t enough insulin to deal with the circulating glucose. If the ß-cells malfunction and produce sub-standard insulin, the glucose molecules and/or the cells of the body may not accept it. Insulin is like a key, which fits into receptor sites (the lock) on cell walls. As you develop insulin – resistant Type II diabetes, your body doesn’t respond properly to insulin. To stabilize high blood sugar, especially if you’re eating a lot of carbohydrates or sugar, the ß-cells will continue to secrete higher amounts of insulin. Eventually, the receptor locks become over-saturated with excess insulin. The abundance of insulin overrides the receptors’ ability to perform their task.

Diabetes Drugs Don’t Work – AND Can Be Dangerous

You’ve heard it a hundred times: The first line of defense is losing weight, adopting a healthy diet, and exercising regularly. Sometimes that’s enough all by itself; in fact, the New England Journal of Medicine published a study that showed lifestyle changes can slash your chances of developing Type II diabetes by more than half.2

But what if diet and exercise aren’t enough? Or what if substantial lifestyle changes like these are just too big a hurdle to overcome? Then what? Sure, there are prescription drugs you can take to control your blood sugar. But the fact is, drugs just don’t work for a lot of people. According to one study, about 15 – 20 percent of patients with newly diagnosed Type II diabetes don’t respond to sulphonylureas, the class of drugs used to regulate blood sugar. Over time, only about half of the patients prescribed these drugs are able to achieve and maintain glycemic control, and about 5 percent of them will eventually grow resistant to the drugs.3

But even those who do see results from drugs like Glucophage (metformin) or Glucotrol (glipizide) aren’t necessarily safe. According to the same study cited above, “sulphonylurea drugs are the major cause of severe drug – enduced hypoglycemia necessitating hospitalization.”4 Metformin, a popular non – sulphonylurea diabetes drug used to improve insulin resistance, has been associated with lactic acidosis, a dangerous condition involving the build-up of lactic acid in the tissues. And just a few years ago, a diabetes drug called Rezulin was pulled off the market after it was linked with over 400 deaths.

Despite this less than stellar track record, Type II diabetes drugs are consistently one of the best selling drug classes. That’s probably because they’re an easy solution. And because most doctors don’t know about the safe, natural alternatives for their patients with stubborn blood sugar issues.

Ancient Indian Secrets to Controlling Sugar Naturally

The terms “Syndrome X” and “insulin resistance” may be relatively new, but healers have been dealing with conditions like these for centuries. In fact, there was even a Sanskrit name for diabetes: madhumeh.5 References in ancient texts to madhumeh also reveal the names of several Ayurvedic herbs used to regulate blood sugar metabolism and mitigate its effects.

Bitter gourd, or bitter melon, is the most commonly used Ayruvedic treatment for high blood sugar, even today. Now, bitter gourd has some impressive modern research to back it up. Scientists have isolated a hypoglycemic peptide called polypeptide-p from its fruit, seeds, and skin and found that it can lower blood sugar in animals.6 Another study showed that a specific variety of bitter gourd, called cerasee, cut blood sugar levels in half after five hours in diabetic mice.7 Researchers at Sri Venkateswara University in India reported that after 15 days of treatment with bitter gourd, “a significant reduction was observed in fasting blood glucose levels in treated diabetic rats.” Cholesterol and triglyceride levels also declined.8

Another common Ayruvedic treatment that’s well known for fighting diabetes is the herb gymnema sylvestre, also known by the common name gurmar. Modern studies have suggested that an extract from the leaves of this plant may actually be able to help regenerate or repair beta cells and increase cell permeability. In one study, 22 Type II diabetes patients took 400 mg a day of a gymnema sylvestre extract for 18 to 20 months in conjunction with conventional oral anti-hyperglycemic agents. The researchers reported that the patients showed “a significant reduction in blood glucose …and conventional drug dosage could be decreased.” Five of the participants were able to discontinue their conventional drug therapy altogether and maintain normal blood sugar control with gymnema alone.9 Granted, the sample size is small, but there’s no denying the results are impressive – especially since they were seen in humans, not laboratory animals.

I also found some research supporting the use of the Ayurvedic herb pitasara. In an animal study, administration of a water-based pitasara extract effectively lowered blood glucose levels by 60 percent after 30 days of treatment. Another experiment showed that specific flavanoids in pitasara can also lower total cholesterol, HDL and triglycerides, important markers to watch considering the link between Type II diabetes and heart disease.10

Several studies from India suggested that an extract from the leaves of a variety of basil called ocimum sanctum (which literally means “holy basil”) can lower fasting and postprandial blood glucose and lower total cholesterol levels. In a placebo – controlled human study, Type II diabetes patients treated with holy basil extract saw their fasting blood glucose fall by almost 18 percent from baseline levels, while the control group had no significant change.11

The seed and fruit pulp of Eugenia jambolana have also demonstrated ability to lower blood sugar. A study published earlier this year tested the effects of a Eugenia extract on rabbits with varying degrees of drug – induced diabetes. Animals with borderline diabetes experienced a 12 percent drop in fasting blood glucose levels after just one day of treatment. After 15 days of treatment, rabbits with mild diabetes had fasting blood glucose levels 41 percent lower than they were at baseline.12

Get All the Anti-diabetic Benefits of These Ayurvedic Herbs in One Supplement

These Ayurvedic herbs offer some promising alternatives. But it’s not always easy to find individual Ayurvedic ingredients in the traditional formulations. There is a multi – herb blend called GlucoCare that combines over 25 Ayurvedic herbs, including all the ones you just learned about.

Several published studies show that GlucoCare (also know to medical professionals by the name GlucoSim, and to non – U.S. residents as Diabecon) can effectively lower blood glucose, reduce dependence on prescription diabetes drugs, and prevent complications of diabetes like diabetic retinopathy, one of the leading causes of blindness.13 – 15

The recommended dosage of GlucoCare is one tablet twice a day with meals. The manufacturer notes that it may take several weeks to see results.

Cancer – fighting Mushroom Reduces Blood Sugar Better than Prescription Drug

But herbs aren’t God’s only answer for blood sugar control.

We’ve known for some time that maitake mushrooms can be a powerful weapon against cancer and a potent immune – booster. Now it looks like these powerful fungi may also help regulate blood sugar.

Japanese scientists first found that a powder made from the fruit body of maitake mushroom effectively lowered blood glucose, insulin, and triglyceride levels in diabetic mice as compared to controls. They isolated the specific polysaccharide, a ß-glucan complex, which is responsible for these effects and eventually dubbed the complex “WS-fraction.”16

Several years later, scientists at Japan’s Nishikyushu University picked up the torch. They added maitake extract to the diets of both diabetic and normal rats, and compared the results against diabetic and normal rats fed a control diet. After 10 weeks on the maitake diet, the diabetic rats had a fasting blood glucose level of 170 mg/dl, while the untreated diabetic rats had fasting blood glucose levels of 225 mg/dl.17

The maitake – treated group’s glucose levels still fall within the definition of diabetes, and the study isn’t clear on the baseline fasting blood glucose levels of the two groups. Still, the results demonstrate that the maitake extract was able to lower blood glucose levels.

And in the past few years, two new studies supporting maitake’s blood – sugar regulating ability have come out of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. In the first, scientists compared the effects of maitake WS-fraction against those of a common Type II diabetes drug, glipizide, on diabetic mice. After seven days of twice – daily treatment with 70 mg of maitake WS-fraction, serum glucose levels decreased from 241 to 171 mg/dl and insulin levels decreased from 5.9 to 2.5 ng/ml. By comparison, the glipizide – treated group showed more modest gains, with a decrease in glucose levels from 229 to 186 mg/dl and reduction in serum insulin from 4.1 to 2.9 ng/ml.18

The second Georgetown study showed that water – soluble maitake extract can lower other markers associated with Syndrome X, including systolic blood pressure and triglycerides.19

During the course of these studies, the researchers came up with a maitake compound even more potent against Syndrome X than WS-fraction. They dubbed it SX-fraction, and clinical studies so far have shown impressive results, reducing blood sugar levels in rats significantly lower than the control group in just six weeks.20

First-ever X-fraction Supplement Finally Available

Some maitake products were specifically designed to fight cancer and boost the immune system. And those benefits come from a different beta-glucan complex, so other maitake products won’t help regulate blood sugar. In fact, until recently, you couldn’t get your hands on a maitake SX-fraction supplement. But now there is one available, developed in conjunction with several of the scientists who first discovered maitake’s impact on blood sugar metabolism.

It’s called Grifron(r) SX-Fraction.(tm) Each tablet contains 100 mg of a standardized maitake extract (18 percent SX-fraction), and 250 mg of maitake fruit body powder. Dosage recommendations vary depending on the severity of your blood sugar control issues, so read the label carefully and consult with your health care provider.

A Little Extra Help Can Go a Long Way

If you already take a prescription drug to lower your blood sugar, talk to your doctor before trying either GlucoCare or Maitake SX-Fraction. In time, you may be able to lower or replace the drugs with these natural products but using them together might take your blood sugar levels dangerously low.

And don’t forget the importance of proper diet and exercise. That’s still the best way to protect against Type II diabetes and its complications. But if you need a little extra help, these products may offer a safe, natural alternative to help you get your blood sugar back into a healthy range.

 References Below 

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Although this article may contain factual information, the information contained in this article has probably not been evaluated by the FDA nor is it in any way intended to be medical advice.

Unfortunately I must recommend that for any change in medical or health behavior or for any change in the way you use prescribed drugs by your healthcare providers or before acting upon any of the advice given in this or any other article, that you consult with your licensed healthcare provider or physician.

Dr. Locker and his friendly, knowledgeable staff invite you to call

Gentle Family Dentistry in Duncansville, PA

for the greatest, most advanced, painless dental experience you have ever had.

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3 Malhotra AK “Effect of Diabecon in Diabetic Patients with Microalbuminuria” The Indian Practitioner 1999;52(9):595-597

4 ibid

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9 Baskaran K, Kizar Ahamath B et al “Antidiabetic effect of a leaf extract from Gynema sylveestre in non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus patients” J Ethnopharmacol 1990;30:295-300

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