Natural control for high blood sugar

If you're at risk for diabetes, then your doctor has almost certainly told you about the importance of controlling your blood sugar.

I'm not going to sugarcoat it, he's right about that part.

But what he does next is flat-out wrong, because if he's like most doctors he'll start you on drugs to control your high blood sugar -- drugs once given to diabetics, but now given to millions of pre-diabetics, too.

And they're drugs you're expected to stay on for the rest of your life.

The good news today is that you don't need meds to get your blood sugar levels under control. You've got options -- safe and natural solutions that really work -- and you can start by making some very small changes to your diet.

Ditch unhealthy junk foods and replace them with polyphenol-rich foods such as olive oil, chocolate, coffee, green tea and more -- because the more of these healthy compounds you have in your diet, the better your body will be able to control blood sugar.

One new study compares a polyphenol-rich diet to three other diets, both healthy and unhealthy, and finds that these nutritious plant compounds can help control your high blood sugar and even improve the function of your pancreas.

The benefits were so astoundingly good that the results actually matched what we usually see in pre-diabetics given diabetes meds to control high blood sugar.

But in this case, no one had to take meds or face the risks that come with them (and make no mistake about it, blood sugar drugs come with big risks).

Ready for the best part of all? Patients on the polyphenol-rich diet felt it was easy to stick to.

That doesn't surprise me at all, because this is basically the diet I recommend to my patients, friends and even my family.

It's a Mediterranean lifestyle naturally rich in healthy polyphenols (it even allows for that chocolate) and loaded with other delicious options, including lean protein, poultry, fatty fish, nuts and more.

Of course, if your blood sugar levels are starting to really shoot upwards, you may need a little more help -- but you still don't need meds. There are safe and natural supplements that can both reduce blood sugar and help your body to handle sugar spikes better when they do strike.

A holistic medical doctor can help come up with a plan that's right for you.

And for complete natural blood sugar control whether you have diabetes or just want to make sure you never get it, make an appointment to see me at my clinic in the San Diego area.

Not in the area? I can also talk you through this over the phone. Call 855-DOC-MARK to schedule a consultation.