In This Issue:
Avoid the Risks of Blood Sugar Imbalance and Diabetes with These Simple Herbal Solutions
Dr. Michael Cutler, MD
Consider these staggering statistics: according to the American Diabetes Association, about 24 million people suffer from diabetes and a whopping 5 million people are undiagnosed and don’t even know they have the disease! 1 Overall, 54 million Americans suffer from some degree of blood sugar imbalance and insulin resistance. 1 Most of these people have type II diabetes, which is largely preventable with a healthy diet low-carb, low-sugar diet.
As a practicing physician, I was never taught any primary preventative measures for my patients. At most, I was given some detective tools, such as screening blood sugar in “at risk” patients. It baffles me, as I look back, that I couldn’t see the huge gap in my medical school and residency training. We did nothing to prevent diabetes and did very little to address the underlying mechanisms that stimulate abnormal sugar metabolism!
The main focus of conventional medicine today is still all about using prescription drugs to lower blood sugar, which is too late if you want to reverse the disease itself. There is no question that people with diabetes experience an elevated risk for a variety of other illnesses including heart disease and stroke, blindness, peripheral nerve disease and pain, kidney damage and failure, impotency and skin disorders.
In a 2003 report, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, childhood obesity rose to 16% of children between ages 6 and 11 (95th percentile of body mass index for age) plus an additional 14.3% were from the 85th to the 95th percentile. This report pointed out that as these children’s body weights increased, so did their consumption of fast foods and soft drinks, trending up by nearly 300%! 2
I shudder when I read articles like the one reported in the October 2005 Annals of Internal Medicine, which tracked 4,000 adults over 30 years for the development of obesity. It verified that becoming abnormally overweight now has a current trend such that nine out of 10 men and seven out of 10 women will become overweight! With obesity playing such a huge role in diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, hypertension, depression and many cancers — no wonder the researchers concluded, ”more effective prevention and treatment strategies are urgently needed.”
Herbs to Help with Diabetes Control
Several herbal preparations have been used to control blood sugar levels beginning as early as 1550 B.C. 3 Here are a few of the herbs that have been adequately studied to determine their actual effects and potencies.
Blood sugar imbalance and diabetes are both treatable without risky prescription medications if you are willing to take an honest look at what you eat, examine how active you are, and monitor how much stress you experience every day. To help normalize elevated blood sugar levels, consider one or more of the supplements recommended in this article.
[ Ed. Note: Michael Cutler, M.D. is a board-certified family physician with more than 17 years of clinical experience. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University and Tulane Medical School. Dr. Cutler's practice focuses on integrative solutions to health problems, and behavioral and nutritional medicine. For more information, visit www.truehealth.com.]
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Nutrients and Health:
Shilajit: The Best-Kept Health Secret I Know!
By Dr. David Kamnitzer
It’s time to let the “cat out of the bag”! I bet no one has ever told you about shilajit — aremarkable mineral pitch that actually oozes out of the Himalayan Mountains at certain times of the year.
I came across this miraculous substance several years ago, and my body actually “tells me” when it wants more!
Shilajit is revered in Ayurvedic Healing as one of the premier tonic substances known to man, providing deep strength and reserve energy. It also acts as a powerful systemic detoxifier. Many researchers believe that its power is due, at least in part, to its high content of fulvic acids.
One of the main functions of fulvic acid in nature is to neutralize toxins, which is a primary traditional herbal function attributed to shilajit. Fulvic acid has the ability to neutralize free radicals throughout the body and to detoxify simple toxins and complex organic toxins.
Ron Teeguarden, one of the world’s experts on tonic herbs and substances says this about shilajit on his company’s (Dragon Herbs) website:
Why Take Shilajit as a Supplement?
Shilajit is traditionally considered to be a strong kidney tonic. From a Chinese perspective, it is a superb Jing tonic, since it increases the primal energy responsible for sexual and spiritual power. It also enhances the bioavailability and action of other herbs.
I encourage you to give Shilajit a try for three or four months. It may be just what you’re looking for!
Dr. David Kamnitzer
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Parmesan Squash Patties
By Laura LaValle, RD, LD
This is a great satisfying side dish that will compliment just about any meat, poultry or fish. Trythese patties and I promise you won’t miss your potatoes or rice.
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*Use organic ingredients for optimal nutrition.
Heat oil in a skillet on medium heat. Measure 1/3 cup of the mixture and form a patty. Repeat. Recipe should make about four cakes, 3 inches in diameter each. Cook patties in skillet until browned and crispy on bottom. Turn to cook other side. When browned on both sides transfer patties to a metal baking dish. Bake in oven for about 10 minutes. Garnish with a little chopped parsley and serve.
[ Ed. Note: Laura B. LaValle, RD, LD is presently the director of dietetics nutrition at LaValle Metabolic Institute. Laura and her husband, Jim LaValle, R.Ph, CCN, ND have developed the powerful and life-changing Metabolic Code Diet- containing step-by-step, easy to follow recommendations for harnessing optimal metabolic energy and turning your body's chemical make up into a fat-burning furnace. To learn more click here now.]