natural cures for diabetes

  1. Pre-diabetics don’t know the risks they face

    Recognize Pre-Diabetes Symptoms 

    "How could this happen to me?"

    I hear it all the time -- people who just can't believe the news: They have diabetes.

    It doesn't matter that they've been overweight or obese for years. It doesn't matter that blood sugar levels have been rising along with the numbers on the scale. It doesn't even matter that doctors have warned them that they're at risk and displaying pre-diabetes symptoms. 

    When it actually happens, they're still stunned.

    New research confirms this powerful form of denial, showing that 80 percent of people at risk for diabetes believe that they're in good or even excellent health -- and 40 percent don't even believe they're at risk for the disease.

    And while most of them had been tested repeatedly according to their medical records, more than half didn't recall most of those tests and many didn't even recall being warned that they were showing pre-diabetes symptoms.

    All told, just 1 in 4 at-risk patients really understand what they were facing.

    Now, I've seen this spun into a game of "blame the patient," but that's letting the doctors off the hook -- and I'm not about to do that, because there's plenty of blame to go around here.

    Too many doctors don't have the time or -- quite frankly -- the skills to help a patient at risk of diabetes to both understand that risk and take action to avoid the disease.

    Instead, they tell the patient to lose some weight... and come back in a year for the next physical.

    No wonder the patients fail!

    What you really need is a doctor who has the respect for you to give you the undiluted truth -- including a little "tough love" when you need it -- as well as the time to work with you on losing weight and getting healthy.

    More than that, you want a doctor with the skills to do all that naturally and without medication.

    That's why I always recommend working with a holistic medical doctor.

    If you're in Southern California, I can help. If you're at risk an notice you have some of the pre-diabetes symptoms, I can help make sure you never get diabetes -- and if you already have the disease, I can help you to turn it around.

    Contact my office for more information or to make an appointment.

    If you're not in the area, I'm also available for telephone consultations. Call 855-DOC-MARK to schedule a call.

  2. Stop prediabetic from turning into diabetic

    Beat diabetes with weight loss

    If there's one thing nearly all diabetics have in common, it's regret. At some point, they all say some version of this: "If only I could turn back time. The things I'd do differently!"

    Well, I can't turn back time -- but if you're prediabetic, I can help you do things differently so you never have to live with that regret.

    And you can start by losing some weight.

    Yes, I know that's a whole lot easier said than done, especially if you're prediabetic and have been struggling for years with weight problems. But you didn't put the pounds on overnight, and no one expects you to lose it all at once.

    Just start out by dropping a couple of pounds -- because new research shows that even a little bit of weight loss can go a long way towards preventing diabetes.

    For every 1 percent of body weight you lose, your risk of prediabetes turning into diabetes drops by nearly 10 percent, according to one new study of prediabetic people and weight loss. Lose between 5 percent and 7 percent of your body weight, and your risk is cut by more than half.

    And if you manage to lose 10 percent of your body weight, your disease risk plunges by a whopping 85 percent, according to the new study of 3,000 overweight prediabetics participants.

    That might sound like a tall order. But in the grand scheme of things, 10 percent isn't much. In many cases, it's not even enough to bring an overweight or obese person down into the normal range.

    If you weigh 250 pounds, for example, that 10 percent is just 25 pounds -- or about what you could lose in two or three months of dieting.

    Along with weight loss, don't forget to keep an eye on your blood sugar levels. And the best way to lose weight and bring those blood sugar levels under control at the same time is with a natural and healthy Mediterranean diet rich in lean proteins, healthy whole grains and plenty of fresh produce.

    (Click here for more details on the Mediterranean Diet and what it can do for diabetes.)

    Stick to it -- I mean really commit to it -- and I can almost guarantee that your prediabetes won't turn into diabetes.

    You won't find a better deal than that. But as they say in the old commercials, act now -- because time is running out.

    I'm not done with diet advice yet. Keep reading for the one thing you shouldn't do on any diet.

  3. Control blood sugar with the benefits of fish oil

    Fish oil can help produce a hormone that controls blood sugar --in theory slashing your risk of diabetes.
  4. Diet and exercise can reverse diabetes

    You can turn your diabetes around and even cure yourself -- and all you have to do is change your diet and get more exercise.
  5. Change eating habits to cure diabetes

    New research shows that the stomach surgeries that can supposedly cure diabetes actually fail more than half the time.
  6. Diabetes statistics on the rise

    Frightening new numbers show more Americans are diabetic than ever before -- and up to 100 million of us could have the disease soon.
  7. Weight loss plan doesn't help diabetics

    Weight loss doesn't always help diabetics -- because many diabetics simply don't lose enough weight.

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