A national health crisis has been brewing for decades and is now exacting a heavy toll on our nation’s health and pocketbook. It’s silently stalking our friends, our neighbors, our loved ones, and possibly, ourselves.
The scope of this national crisis is mind-boggling. Every year, it claims more than 70,000 lives and is a contributing factor in another 160,000 deaths – for a total body count that’s nearly eight times the number killed on America’s highways.
But even that is just the tip of the iceberg – 18.8 million Americans have been diagnosed with this disease, and another 7 million are estimated to be walking around undiagnosed. Plus, a whopping 79 million are considered to be at risk for (or in the earliest stages of) the disease!
There’s also a substantial dark side to this epidemic. Government agencies are complicit in it. Food companies profit from it. And, even though Americans spend $116 billion a year in direct medical costs to treat it, many doctors still misunderstand it.
If you haven’t guessed already, we’re talking about diabetes. Diabetes and pre-diabetes affect a full THIRD of U.S. population. They’re both killers, leading to widespread damage throughout the body, driving up your risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, kidney failure, blindness, and amputation.
Government and agribusiness are in a cozy relationship that pumps vast quantities of refined, synthetic sugar into the foods we eat.
Corn subsidies in the United States totaled $77.1 billion from 1995-2010. While a good chunk of this is for ethanol production, cheap, plentiful, and taxpayer-subsidized high-fructose corn syrup is lathered into everything from soda pop to ketchup to crackers.
The good news is that you can put a stop to out-of-control blood-sugar and take charge of your own health with just a few simple steps.
What we’re about to reveal is a drug-free way for you gain absolute control over your blood-sugar. If you already have diabetes, this information will greatly increase your quality of life and restore most – if not all – of your lost health.
The doctors at the world-famous Mayo Clinic say it is actually possible to reverse the physical process that causes diabetes. And if you’re pre-diabetic, then what you’re about to read will give you a clear roadmap to preventing full-blown diabetes. And, even if you’re don’t have blood-sugar problems, you’re certain to know someone who does… we hope you’ll pass this information along to them.
Two Simple Diet Changes
That Will Ease Your Blood-Sugar Burden
When it comes to managing your blood-sugar, diet is a big controversy. You’ll hear from conventional organizations like the American Diabetes Association that eating a low-fat diet is key. You’ll hear from less mainstream sources that you need to eat a low-carb diet, and nothing else matters. And, many people assume you just need to cut out sweet snacks and you’ll be fine. That brings us to our first deadly myth…
Myth Number One:
Eating Less Sugar is All You Need to Do to Control Your Blood-Sugar
Yes, monitoring and controlling your sugar intake is a very wise thing to do – and it’s absolutely necessary if you have diabetes. But simply cutting out sweet foods is a surefire way to fail at controlling your blood-sugar.
First, it’s not just sugar that triggers blood-sugar increases. It’s any type of carbohydrate – especially starchy carbohydrates like grains and potatoes. Second, cutting out every sweet indulgence sets you up for failure. Sooner or later a craving strikes, and if you give in, you feel like you’ve failed. That makes it harder to stick to your plan the next time around. You’ve got to know you can treat yourself sometimes!
Here are two easy diet changes you can make that will support healthier blood-sugar levels without leaving you feeling deprived.
Don’t go to extremes with fat-free foods. Your body needs protein and a certain amount of healthy, natural fats. These things help you feel full and can help to maintain healthy blood-sugar levels. So, feel free to eat meat. Red meat is okay in moderation, while fish and white-meat poultry offer a better ratio of protein to fat.
Replace one starch at each meal with a second helping of vegetables. Vegetables are carbohydrates, so they give your body fuel, but they don’t have nearly the effect on your blood-sugar as other carbohydrates, so you can eat as many veggies as you like.
Do these two things consistently, and you’ll find your blood-sugar levels stay in a healthier range. These steps can also help you achieve a healthier weight, which the Mayo Clinic says is the single most important thing you can do to improve your diabetes or prevent yourself from ever getting it.
Bonus tip: Go ahead and have a sweet snack every now and then. If you want a sweet treat with health benefits, indulge yourself with an ounce of dark chocolate!
Don’t Have an Hour a Day for Exercise?
If you’re diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes, your doctor is sure to talk to you about getting more exercise. He’ll probably recommend that you exercise for at least an hour, five times a week. And, if you’re like most people, you’ll nod your understanding, all the while wondering where you’re going to find five hours in the week to fit in the needed exercise. That brings us to myth number two…
Myth Number Two:
Aerobic Exercise (or Cardio) is the Best Exercise to Control Blood-Sugar
Your doctor recommends so much exercise, because he’s convinced that you need cardio or aerobic exercise. But, you don’t. Your body does need exercise, but it needs a type of exercise that will help burn off sugar stores.
Two types of exercise will achieve this: weight training and interval training.
The great thing about both is you can do a lot of good for your body in just 15 minutes. Weight training helps improve insulin sensitivity and blood-sugar control. Doing regular weight-training sessions – even sessions that last only 10 to 20 minutes – can help you regain control of your blood-sugar.
And, interval training has been shown in studies to have a better effect on blood circulation and blood-sugar levels when compared to typical aerobics. A single session of interval training has a positive effect on blood-sugar control that lasts 72 hours. You can do an effective interval workout in just 15 minutes. We think you’ll agree 15 minutes is much easier to find than an entire hour!
Health Supplement Secrets
You Won’t Hear from Your Doctor
If you’re facing diabetes or are diagnosed with pre-diabetes, chances are your doctor will recommend a prescription to help control your blood-sugar. And with typical type-2 diabetes drugs, you’ll be at risk for muscle pain and weakness, nausea, dizziness, heart palpitations, and other side effects. Blood-sugar myth number three may be the most important…
Myth Number Three:
Drugs are the Best Way to Control Blood-Sugar
If you make the diet changes recommended here, and if you do 15 minutes of weight training or interval exercise a day, you’ll be well on the way to regaining control of your blood-sugar. Add in a couple of powerful supplements, and you may never need drugs to get healthy. If your doctor wants you to take drugs, ask him or her if it’s okay to try these natural alternatives first:
Ginseng Berry Extract: In early studies, extract from ginseng berries promotes insulin sensitivity. In animal studies, it’s helped to restore completely normal blood-sugar function in diabetic mice. It’s easier to find ginseng-root supplements, which also have a positive effect, but the berry extract is more powerful. Take one gram of ginseng each day to help manage your blood-sugar levels.
Cinnamon: A quarter to a half teaspoon of cinnamon a day helps to control blood-sugar, too. Study after study demonstrates the positive effect of cinnamon on blood-sugar. You can take it as a supplement or drink a tea brewed from cinnamon sticks.
Alpha Lipoic Acid: This is a naturally occurring antioxidant that also helps your body’s cells convert glucose to energy. Supplementing with 600 mg of alpha lipoic acid each day helps to lower blood-sugar levels.
Say “NO!” to the Sugar Conspiracy
If you’re a regular reader, then you know we’re skeptics. We’re even skeptical about conspiracy theories. We’re pretty sure there are enough known problems to worry about without assuming there’s an evil government plot behind every threat or disaster. However, we DO think there’s something akin to a conspiracy happening between big spenders in Washington, corporate-style corn farms, the FDA, and the medical industry.
Billions of dollars in taxpayer money are changing hands and winding up in the coffers of agribusiness. Giant food processors load up our food supply with massive amounts of high-fructose corn syrup, which has been linked to diabetes in numerous studies. And, all the while, those corporate interests are lobbying to keep the FDA’s “generally recognized as safe” classification on high-fructose corn syrup and to make it difficult for more natural sugar producers to compete. For every dollar of subsidies paid to U.S. sugar beet farmers, politically influential corn producers get $318.69!
So, the corn farmers make money and the big spenders in Congress get their campaign contributions. Meanwhile Big Pharma has a reason to lean on doctors to prescribe more blood-sugar medication, so the pharmaceutical companies and doctors are making money, too – more than $6,000 per patient diagnosed with diabetes.
This unholy alliance all comes at the expense of your health, your tax dollars, and your insurance premiums.
But now, we’ve given you a roadmap to put an end to the vicious sugar cycle. So you can say “no more” to politically connected corporate farmers, corrupt government bureaucrats, and a self-interested pharmaceutical and medical industry.