Your high blood sugar is ROTTING your brain
Christmas is just a week away, and stores are flooded with last-minute shoppers desperately trying to cross those final items off their shopping lists.
It's amazing what we put off until the last minute... until it's practically too late. And I'm not just talking about shopping -- I'm talking about serious health issues, too.
Take your blood sugar levels for example. Most folks can rattle off the results of their last cholesterol test or blood pressure reading. But they don't give their blood sugar a second thought until they're staring a diabetes diagnoses square in the face.
If that sounds like you... if you need a little extra motivation to get serious about controlling your blood sugar... I have some new research that will open your eyes.
Because it turns out high blood sugar may be rotting your brain, sending you on the fast track to senior moments, memory loss and cognitive decline -- even if you've NEVER been diagnosed with diabetes.
You see, it's no secret that diabetes is a full-on assault on your brain. Diabetic brains age 19 percent faster -- that means if you're a diabetic at the age of 55, you already have the brain of someone in their 60s.
And the longer you've been diabetic, the faster that decline.
But even if you don't have diabetes, you're not out of the woods just yet.
Researchers are claiming that if you're a pre-diabetic, you can also expect a faster brain decline. And even if you're not -- if you have high blood sugar levels, but not high enough to be considered a diabetic or pre-diabetic -- you can suffer memory loss and other cognitive problems.
That's right in line with previous research on this. One study I shared with you recently found that higher blood sugar in non-diabetics leads to memory loss and more shrink in the brain -- and more shrink is a major risk factor for dementia.
You can catch up on that disturbing research in this free report from my House Calls archives.
The key here is to pay close attention to blood sugar and keep those levels down naturally. Current mainstream regulations recommend fasting levels of less than 100 mg/dL, but studies have shown even that to be too high.
Keep them to 90 mg/dL or less.
If you're not diabetic, diet alone can do the trick especially if you can eliminate processed foods and refined carbohydrates. If you do have diabetes, or if you're at risk for the disease, it's not too late. Lifestyle changes and natural supplements such as cinnamon can help keep your blood sugar levels under control.
And if you want more help, make an appointment to see me at my clinic in the San Diego area.
Not in the area? I'm also available for telephone consultations. Call 855-DOC-MARK to schedule yours.