I'm blessed to have some great friends who have helped me in my efforts to reverse diabetes. This past Saturday, Jeff was my first guest blogger, and he wrote about the importance of physical exercise. Today, my friend Todd Burrier will be blogging on how nutritional supplements can support/improve glucose levels and our overall health.
This Tuesday night (November 9th) at 9:15pm Eastern Todd will be presenting a webinar/conference call about Diabetes. This will be a comprehensive overview. Todd will share information on a wide range of relevant topics that are all focused on living a longer healthier life whether someone is currently diabetic or pre-diabetic.
While this information will also be relevant for type-1, the majority of the focus will be on reducing risks and reducing severity of type-2 (90% of all diabetes) as well as avoiding completely for pre-diabetic people (20% of the adult population!).
If you want to participate in Todd's webinar/conference call (and everyone should :) , go to the web address: http://lifeplususa.na5.acrobat.com/burrier or dial in to the conference call number: 218-486-1616 passcode:419809#
On a personal note, supplements have been really beneficial to me, and I believe have helped me in my health turn around. It doesn't matter if you have diabetes or not. The vast majority of us are not getting the proper nutrients we need to live long, happy and healthy lives. We have to take care of ourselves! My thanks to Todd for joining me in my efforts to remind everyone that God wants to make all things new :)
Nutritional Supplements and Diabetes
It’s an honor to be a guest blogger. I admire Paul’s passion and commitment to helping people. I have been working with people to reach higher levels of health through supplements for over 20 years, and Paul has asked me to share some insights because supplements can play a huge role in both prevention of, and better living with, diabetes. If you want to live a long healthy life in today’s toxic world, supplements are not an option in general, but they are particularly important for someone dealing with something as dangerous as diabetes.
Some of the most important nutritional components are:
Fiber: Fiber removes toxins and dietary fat more quickly from the body. It also regulates elimination. The recommended daily intake is around 30 grams per day, yet the average American gets only 10 grams. This is a key reason for the 100 million Americans with digestive problems and high cholesterol. For diabetics it’s additionally crucial because fiber helps minimize the glycemic load and therefore has an impact on regulating blood glucose.
Vitamins & Antioxidants: Vitamins are involved in most bodily functions & chemical reactions either directly or as co-enzymes. The population in general gets minimal amounts from today’s food supply and this shows up in the rise of chronic health issues and lack of energy (minerals matter here as well). Antioxidants are the vitamins and minerals that specifically help fight oxidation in the body. Diabetics have a much higher need for all vitamins and minerals.
Anthocyanins: These are nutrients found in a variety of plant sources that have been found to have a particularly high antioxidant activity and also to have specific impact in areas of risk for diabetics such as neuropathy, retinopathy, and other vascular related problems. Cinnamon bark, tart cherries, grape seeds, and maritime pine bark, are a few of the better sources.
Minerals: All minerals have some level of importance, but Calcium, Magnesium, and Chromium are especially vital. Chromium is necessary for helping insulin move glucose from the blood into the cells. Calcium is critical for Magnesium to be properly used in the body and vice versa. Magnesium is involved in many enzyme functions including the production of ATP in the cells for energy. Calcium plays a role in fat burning. These are critical to support the body in the fight against Diabetes or pre-diabetes.
There are many more nutrients to talk about that can help, and I know I only skimmed the ones I mentioned in the interest of brevity. The best supplements I know of, and I know many, are made by Life Plus International. They cold-process (heat kills vitamins),are made fresh, and are formulated for maximum bio-availability and to work synergistically in the body. The products I suggest to cover what I mentioned above (you don’t need these if you can eat 20+ fresh fruits and vegetables per day and they come from rich soil) are:
Daily BioBasics-fruits and veggies, vitamins and minerals, fiber, probiotics, and antioxidants. This is the most complete foundational supplement in the market.
Proanthenols-This is made from pure OPC (proanthocyanidins). It is 50 times stronger than Vitamin E and 20 times stronger than Vitamin C. This mega-antioxidant has wonderful benefits to reduce diabetic risks.
Anti-Stress Formula- Chromium and other minerals along with the B vitamins and other nutrients to specifically support diabetic nutrient needs.
Phaseo’Lean- This is the starch-blocker. One tablet safely blocks the absorption of 400 calories of starch from a meal. This allows you to eat the pasta and bread if you want, but not have the blood sugar impact (obviously helps with weight as well).
All the Life Plus products are ordered manufacturer’s direct and fully guaranteed for 30 days. You simply need to be referred by a current user (Paul). If you have any questions for me please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org . Many Blessings, Todd Burrier
Disclaimer: This blog post is for informational purposes only, and should not be considered medical advice. Before beginning any health improvement program, consult with your doctor or other health care professional.