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Natural Methods: Type 2 Diabetes
By Linda Mackenzie, Ph.D. (c)

According to the Mayo Clinic Type 2 diabetes, once known as adult-onset or noninsulin-dependent diabetes, is a chronic condition that affects the way your body metabolizes sugar (glucose), your body's important source of fuel.

Here's info about Natural Methods forType 2 Diabetes, the Interaction of Pharmaceutical Drugs and the Possible Dangers and why you should avoid Statin Drugs:


Type Action Type Action
Alpha-lipoic Acid controls blood sugar Chromium Picolinate improves insulin efficiency
Kyolic Garlic stabilizes sugar levels L- Carnitine mobilizes fat
Vitamin C stops vascular problems; prevents diabetic amputations L-Glutamine reduces sugar cravings,
helps insulin release

Vitamin B complex
Vitamin B6

improves glucose metabolism Vanadium aids insulin movement of glucose to the cells
Vitamin B12 Stops diabetic neuropathy Quercetin helps protect the eyes
Biotin and inositol   Zinc  
Manganese key enzyme for glucose metabolism Coenzyme Q10 stabilizes blood sugar
Vitamin D stabilizes blood sugar Magnesium and Calcium  
Vitamin E improves circulation Vitamin A  
Copper   Maitake Mushroom  
Pycnogenol cardiovascular health DHEA  



Herb Action Herb Action
Astralgus stabilizes blood sugar Bitter Lemon helps regulate blood sugar levels
Spirulina stabilizes blood sugar Dandelion Root converts nutrients into glucose
Cedar Berries helps pancreas Fenugreek seeds reduces blood sugar and cholesterol levels
Hawthorn Berries heart health Ginseng/ Ginseng Tea lowers blood sugar levels, reduces insulin resistance
Huckleberry helps insulin production Juniper Berries lowers blood glucose levels
Gymnema Sylvestre promotes glucose utilization in the cells Cinnamon positive effect on the glycemic control and the lipid profile
Cloves protect the heart, liver and lens of the eye Rosemary helps normalize blood sugar levels and promotes weight loss
Oregano lowers blood sugar levels Sage metformin-like effects
Garlic decreases serum glucose, total cholesterol, urea, triglycerides, urea and creatinine levels while increasing serum insulin Curry Leaves stabilize blood sugar levels
Ginger normalize blood sugar Turmeric Stablizes blood sugar levels
Cayenne Stablizes blood sugar levels Marjoram Stablizes blood sugar levels



Berries, brewers yeast, goat cheese, eggs, Cold pressed Virgin Olive Oil, Cold Pressed flaxseed oil, Distilled water, cold water fish, dried beans, garlic, Organic berries, Organic vegetables, oats, fresh juices (carrot, celery, beet), only raw unsalted walnuts and almonds, kelp sauerkraut, organic soybeans, oat bran, rice bran, stevia



No junk food, candy, processed foods, white flour, sugar, salt, soda, coffee, alcohol, saturated fats, limit red meat, no pork, non-dairy creamers, tea, margarine, PABA, L-cysteineartificial sugar substitutes, artificial, preservatives, dyes, flavorings or food additives



Avoid stress and tension - Exercise, Massage, Meditation, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Magnet Therapies, Naturopathy, Aromatherapy, Homeopathy



steroids, oral contraceptives, diuretics, levadopa and beta blockers



There are more than 390 prescription drug medicines can raise your glucose and cause blood sugar spikes. For the list visit this website: (http://www.diabetesincontrol.com/drugs-that-can-affect-blood-glucose-levels/)
These are some of them from Web MD:

Steroids (also called corticosteroids) They treat diseases caused by inflammation, like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and allergies. Common steroids include hydrocortisone and prednisone. But steroid creams (for a rash) or inhalers (for asthma) aren't a problem. These include: hydrocortisone, methylprednisone, cortef, A-Hydrocort, medrol, oraorel, Dexpakm hexadrol, betamethasone, decadrun
Mental Health Problem Drugs Anxiety, ADHD, depression, and other mental health problem drugs. These include: clozapine, olanzapine, risperidone, quetiapine, xanax, ativan, valium, klonopin
High Blood Pressure Drugs Such as beta-blockers and thiazide diuretics. These include:
Bumex, Hygroton,Diuril,Lasix, Edecrin, Lozol, Endurion, Esidrex, hydroddiuril, Microzide
Adrenaline and Asthma Drugs Adrenaline for severe allergic reactions. High doses of asthma medicines, or drugs that you inject for asthma treatment, Isotretinoin for acne, Tacrolimus, which you get after an organ transplant, Some medicines that treat HIV and hepatitis C and birthcontrol pills
Statins Statins are among the most widely prescribed drugs on the market, with more than 1 in 4 Americans over 45 taking them. Statins are supposed to lower cholesterol These include: Lipitor, Crestor, Lescol, Mevacor, Altoprev, Zocor, Livad.


This info is a recap taken from Dr. Mercola's website. For the complete article visit this link: https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/02/10/5-reasons-why-you-should-not-take-statins.aspx

1. They Don't Work One report published in the Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology concluded that statin advocates used a statistical tool called relative risk reduction (RRR) to amplify statins' trivial beneficial effects. If you look at absolute risk, statin drugs benefit just 1 percent of the population. This means that out of 100 people treated with the drugs, one person will have one less heart attack. This doesn't sound so impressive, so statin supporters use a different statistic called relative risk. "An important feature of relative risk is that it tells you nothing about the actual risk." Research published in Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology revealed that, in contrast to the current belief that cholesterol reduction with statins decreases atherosclerosis, the drugs may instead actually stimulate atherosclerosis and heart failure.
2. Statins Reduce CoQ10 So while one of statins' claims to fame is warding off heart disease, you're actually increasing your risk when you deplete your body of CoQ10. The depletion of CoQ10 caused by the drug is why statins can increase your risk of acute heart failure. So if you're taking a statin drug, you MUST take Coenzyme Q10 as a supplement. If you're over 40, I would strongly recommend taking ubiquinol instead of CoQ10, as it's far more effectively absorbed by your body.
3. Statins Reduce Vitamin K2 Vitamin K2's biological role is to help move calcium into the proper areas in your body, such as your bones and teeth. It also plays a role in removing calcium from areas where it shouldn't be, such as in your arteries and soft tissues. Statin drugs inhibit the function of vitamin K2 in your body, which means taking them may put you at risk of vitamin K2 deficiency, a condition known to contribute to a number of chronic diseases, including: osteoporosis, heart disease, heart attack and stroke.
4. Statins Reduce Ketone Production Statins lower cholesterol by inhibiting the enzyme in your liver that produces cholesterol. Unfortunately this is the same enzyme that produces not only CoQ10 but also ketones, which are crucial nutrients to feed your mitochondria to help control aging.
5. Increased Risk of Serious Diseases Because statins deplete your body of CoQ10, inhibit synthesis of vitamin K2, and reduce the production of ketone bodies, they increase your risk of other serious diseases. This includes: Cancer, Cataracts, Alzheimer's, Huntington's, and Parkinson's disease, Musculoskeletal Disorders like Myalgia, muscle weakness, muscle cramps, autoimmune muscle disease and tendinous diseases. But more important Statin Drugs can cause Diabetes! Statins have been shown to increase your risk of diabetes via a number of different mechanisms. The most important one is that they increase insulin resistance and statins increase your diabetes risk by raising your blood sugar. Statins work by preventing your liver from making cholesterol. As a result, your liver returns the sugar to your bloodstream, which raises your blood sugar levels. These drugs also rob your body of certain valuable nutrients, which can also impact your blood sugar levels. Two nutrients in particular, vitamin D and CoQ10, are both needed to maintain ideal blood glucose levels. A 2011 meta-analysis confirmed the higher the dosage of statin drugs being taken, the greater the diabetes risk.

This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease and we recommend you check with your health care practitioner before beginning any treatment.


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