blood sugar

  1. This natural compound controls blood sugar

    The blood sugar secret hiding in your fridge

    It's the diabetes secret hiding in plain sight: a safe, natural and inexpensive compound that can FIGHT and even REVERSE one of the main symptoms of the disease.

    And odds are, it's sitting in your refrigerator right now!

    It's called sulforaphane, and it's a powerful disease-beating compound locked inside broccoli sprouts and other cruciferous veggies like Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, and more.

    In a new study, this stuff went head-to-head against a placebo in nearly 100 obese diabetics.

    Within just three months, the folks given a concentrated form of sulforaphane had dramatic improvements in their fasting blood glucose levels.

    A second set of experiments, this time on rats, revealed something even more stunning: The sulforaphane actually REVERSED the damage of diabetes in the liver on a GENETIC level!

    Those experiments also showed how it works -- by cutting the production of glucose within the liver itself.

    Obviously, we need to see some more human studies before we can say for certain if sulforaphane really delivers on the promise of drug-free blood sugar control.

    But we don't need more research to know that it's a healthy compound that can help your body battle other diseases, including cancer, so there's no reason not to boost your intake.

    Just watch out for one thing not covered by the new study: If you want the benefits, you can't nuke your veggies.

    Your body needs an enzyme called myrosinase to activate the sulforaphane. Myrosinase is also conveniently found in most of the same cruciferous vegetables, but it's very delicate and completely destroyed when cooked in a microwave.

    The result? You get the sulforaphane... but you can't use it. Call it one more reason to stick to whole, fresh, and completely unprocessed natural produce.

    But if you want the levels used in this and other studies, you'll need a supplement. In this case, the researchers used a highly concentrated form of sulforaphane taken from broccoli sprouts.

    Of course, this is just one way to tame the raging blood sugar levels that accompany diabetes, and it's certainly a promising one. Other proven natural therapies can also help -- but, like meds, many of them attack the symptoms rather than the cause.

    And as long as that's all you do, you'll never truly turn this disease around.

    It's time to change that.

    There's a shockingly simple way to reverse diabetes by attacking the TRUE cause of the disease: toxins inside your body. I've come up with a natural detoxifying plan so effective that it can actually REVERSE nearly every major symptom of diabetes -- and it can do it within 30 days.

    Learn more about this groundbreaking plan right here.

  2. Cut blood sugar by standing and walking

    The easy way to better blood sugar control

    The election might be long over, but politics is still dominating the news... and probably your Facebook page.

    Seems like everywhere you turn, someone is urging you to stand up for this, or stand up against that.

    Most of those pleas are just empty cries for recognition on "social" media.

    But if you have diabetes, there's one way you can take a stand that really matters -- and that's to take a stand for yourself!

    This isn't a figure of speech.

    You need to literally stand up -- right now, while you're reading this if you can -- and get on your feet, and keep at it throughout the day.

    Standing and walking are two of the easiest ways to get control over diabetes, and new research shows how it's actually BETTER than more rigorous exercise when it comes to keeping your blood sugar levels down.

    In the new study, older diabetes patients were allowed to try each of three different programs testing varying levels of daily activity.

    In one of the programs, the volunteers were allowed to sit most of the day... as, let's face it, most folks do... except for an hour of standing and an hour of walking.

    The second program, called "sit less," was something a little different. They did two hours of walking and three hours of standing, but it was scattered throughout the day. For example, they were asked to stand for a bit for every 30 minutes of sitting.

    The final program was similar to what passes for "exercise" for many people. They spent much of the day sedentary, except for an hour riding on an exercise bike.

    And if that's what you consider exercise, I've got news for you: That hour of furious pedaling is no better for you than simply standing up and moving throughout the day.

    The folks who did the cycling and the ones in the "sit less" group had similar benefits. The "sit less" group actually had slightly BETTER blood sugar control than the folks who did the cycling!

    They used less effort... but got better results.

    My guess is they would have had the best results of all if they did a mix of the two programs by standing and walking throughout each day AND doing something a little more rigorous -- like that exercise bike -- several times a week.

    But you've got to start somewhere, right?

    Start with standing and walking. Then add a little more activity and eat a little better. Over time, you'll lose some weight and get more control over your blood sugar levels.

    If you're really good about it... if you're really willing to put in some work... you may reach a point where your doc can help you cut back on your meds or even eliminate them altogether.

    And it all starts by standing up for yourself.

  3. Blood sugar levels can fall too low

    Blood sugar levels can drop during a hospital stay, increasing your risk of complications and even death.
  4. Control blood sugar by walking

    Blood sugar is easier to control if you take a walk – and in some cases, that walk could have an even bigger effect than more intense exercise.
  5. Blood sugar drops as fat intake rises

    Blood sugar control doesn’t have to be a challenge. Cut your carbs and boost your intake of healthy fats, and those levels will plunge in a flash.
  6. Effects of obesity can kill you

    Being overweight or obese can increase your risk of heart disease, heart attack, stroke and death even if you appear to be healthy by every other measure.
  7. Diabetes causes brain atrophy

    Diabetes can shrink your brain, causing the damage that can lead to dementia and even Alzheimer's disease.
  8. Signs of high blood sugar boost dementia risk

    High blood sugar levels can increase the risk of diabetes, even if they're not high enough to be considered diabetes.
  9. Eating breakfast leads to better glucose control

    Skipping breakfast isn’t a good way to diet. It’s a lousy way to diet -- and new research shows how a morning meal can help control blood sugar through lunch.
  10. The Mediterranean diet keeps diabetes under control

    The Mediterranean diet can help diabetics lose weight, control blood sugar and improve cholesterol, according to new research.
  11. Alcohol-free wine can help blood sugar

    Wine with the alcohol removed can help control blood sugar without any of the risks that come from drinking actual booze.
  12. Better blood sugar control with the sunshine vitamin

    Battling metabolic syndrome? The latest research shows vitamin D can help you to live longer and better.
  13. Soda scare: Sugary drinks linked to new heart risk

    Any time I use the words "soda" and "study" in the same sentence, it's never good news for soda. I can't recall a single study that shows soda benefits anything other than the bank accounts of the people who sell it. And the latest research is no exception.
  14. The earl's cure for cholesterol

    If Earl Grey tea is known for anything other than its noble name, it's the distinct smell of bergamot.
  15. Fix your apnea, heal your heart

    Someone with apnea can go through dozens of breathless bouts per night and never even realize it -- but in this case, what you don't know can not only hurt you... it can kill you, too. Apnea has been linked to everything from sexual dysfunction and metabolic syndrome to diabetes and heart disease -- but now, researchers have confirmed that it's not too late for people already fighting that nightly battle.
  16. Don't go low-cal to fight diabetes

    I can't think of any good reason to ever starve yourself on purpose -- but researchers keep pushing ultra-low calorie diets for everything from longevity to disease prevention. The latest: A new push to brand these extreme and dangerous diets as a "cure" for diabetes.
  17. Red wine: exercise in a glass

    You might think the only "exercise" you'll get from drinking wine comes from lifting the glass -- or maybe struggling to open the bottle. But it turns out resveratrol, the famous "red wine antioxidant," can actually trick the body into thinking it's getting some actual exercise -- giving you a big-time metabolic boost with every little sip.
  18. Diabetics can go nuts

    Well whaddaya know -- it turns out small changes in your diet can lead to small changes in your health. Researchers asked diabetics to replace a little of their daily carbs with either more carbs or nuts... and found that those who went nuts had slight improvements in blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
  19. Diabetes 'cures' you don't need

    The mainstream is finally ready to admit you can beat diabetes without meds -- too bad they're still on the wrong track!
  20. Bigger breakfasts aren't better

    A new study flips the cereal bowl right over--because researchers have found that people who eat more at breakfast simply eat more, period.

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