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This site is intended to direct the attention of both physician and patient to the latest scientific research being carried out on natural solutions for diabetes and diabetes complications.

It is not intended to replace the physician-patient relationship. If you are sick, you are advised to consult a physician, and together, along with your newly gained knowledge, work toward the resolution of your illness.

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Click on Life Extension Health Concerns to bring up protocols for many common health conditions. The nutrients recommended for each condition are listed at the end of the protocol. .Need to know which supplements or hormones might be beneficial to your health? Talk to our doctors about diabetes and other health problems

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Bicarbonate Deficiency And Low Stomach Acid, the root of all illness?

These two conditions are very common in our society, but they are totally ignored by conventional medicine. If you have diabetes or any other degenerative disease you need to be aware of these two conditions. Your health and life might depend on it.

Whenever you start to digest food, the body starts to produce sodium chloride. The sodium and chloride is split and converted into hydrochloric acid and sodium bicarbonate. The production of each molecule of hydrochloric acid is matched by the production of an equivalent molecule of sodium bicarbonate.

So what does the hydrochloric acids do ? It helps neutralize harmful microorganisms that are in contaminated food. It acts as a trigger for the other crucial players in digestion: pancreatic juices, bicarbonate, hormones and bile. It activates extremely powerful digestive enzymes that break down protein structures so our body can utilize them in their most basic building block form: amino acids. It ionizes minerals which are vital for our health.

So what does sodium bicarbonate do? Sodium Bicarbonate (NaHCO3) commonly called baking soda is a natural substance used in the human body within the bloodstream to regulate pH as a counterbalance to acid build up, which is critical to life. It affects the pH of cells and tissues, balances cell voltage, and increases CO2 which helps with oxygenation. Sodium Bicarbonate is a powerful medical tool that everyone would benefit by knowing more about.

Sodium Bicarbonate can be used as a first line of defense for a vast range of sickness including, cancer, flu, diabetes, kidney disease and even the common cold. Sodium Bicarbonate can be used in many forms whether transdermally in a bath, orally or nebulised for lung conditions. It is so powerful in it's ability to detox that it can even be used against radiation exposure.

The body’s bicarbonate and hydrochloric acid levels remains fairly constant until the age of 45 and linearly decreases about 18% by the time one reaches 90 years of age. In general, adult degenerative diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure start to appear at the age of 45 and up, and gradually worsen approaching the age of 90 and up. It is this reduction of bicarbonates in the blood and hydrochloric acid in the stomach that affects blood flow and makes it difficult to manage the continuous out pour of acid, making it difficult to eliminate acid waste from the body and thereby developing many acid-induced degenerative diseases such as blood clots, acid reflux, heart disease, osteoporosis, gout, diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney disease, cancer, strokes, etc. Alzheimer’s disease is nothing but a slow acidification of the brain. All these diseases are caused by systemic acidosis, which means insufficient bicarbonates in the blood and hydrochloric acid in the stomach.

The Stomach, Pancreas and Kidneys Naturally Produce Sodium Bicarbonate Every Day

We now know the common denominator between hyponatremia, inflammation, edema, diabetes, kidney disease, and cancer is the lack of sodium and potassium bicarbonate or the body’s inability to produce sodium and potassium bicarbonate because of a lack of mineral salts in the diet. When the body is hit with reductions in sodium bicarbonate output by these three organs,’ acid conditions build up and then the entire body physiology begins to change from a state of oxygenation to fermentation. Likewise when acid build-up outstrips these organs normal sodium bicarbonate capacity, cellular, tissue, glandular and organ deterioration begins.

hypochlorhydria:The Single, Nasty Culprit Behind Dozens Of Nagging Symptoms

Hypochlorhydria or low stomach acid, is a commonly overlooked problem that is typically linked to other diseases like stomach cancer, diabetes, asthma and rheumatoid arthritis. If you’re having symptoms such as acid reflux, heartburn, burping, gas, bloating or nausea after eating, then it’s very likely that you have a stomach acid issue. People diagnosed with gastrointestinal issues, especially inflammatory bowel diseases of Celiac Disease or IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) are at a higher risk of having stomach acid problems. It makes sense to concentrate on the fact that we would expect a deficiency disease when it comes to HCL not an excess. Again the most important point to remember is that the burning feeling is food sitting too long in the stomach causing a burning feeling and eventual inflammation in the esophagus. Yes there is acid present but its low acid meaning not high enough to get the food released at the bottom of the stomach.

Dr. Jonathan Wright says that to improve digestion and end heartburn we should increase stomach acid, not decrease it. It seems that ninety percent of the patients that Dr. Wright tested in his digestion clinic had too little stomach acid, not too much. Dr. Wright prescribes for his patients’ hydrochloric acid pills. One can look for betaine hydrochloride, which is hydrochloric acid in their local health food store as well as pepsin, papaine, bromelian, and pancreatic enzymes, which are what Wright prescribes for his patients. Personally I use all of these products on a regular basis.

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A list of diseases frequently associated with low stomach acidity are diabetes mellitus, an underactive or overactive thyroid, childhood asthma, eczema, gallbladder disease, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic hives, lupus, weak adrenals, chronic hepatitis, vitiligo, and rosacea.

If you’re suffering from some of the symptoms or diseases mentioned above, you should talk to your doctor about the possibility of hypochlorhydria.


You don't have to wait until you are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes to find out if you have it or not. All you have to do is monitor your insulin levels on a regular basis. As long as your insulin levels are normal, then you should not have to worry about type 2 diabetes. High insulin levels will always precede type 2 diabetes. Most doctors are not going to check your insulin levels, so you are going to have to be proactive about it and demand that your doctor check your insulin levels. When your fasting insulin level is over 5 µIU/mL, this indicates a metabolic problem such as pre-diabetes that will eventually lead to type 2 diabetes.

If you and your physician are interested in the insulin test, here it is Fasting Glucose and Insulin Blood Test


A simple test you can do to measure your susceptibility to cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, and many other degenerative diseases.

Saliva pH Test:

"When healthy, the pH of blood is 7.4, the pH of spinal fluid is 7.4, and the pH of saliva is 7.4. Thus the pH of saliva parallels the extra cellular fluid...pH test of saliva represents the most consistent and most definitive physical sign of the ionic calcium deficiency syndrome. The pH of the non-deficient and healthy person is in the 7.5 (dark blue) to 7.1 (blue) slightly alkaline range. The range from 6.5 (blue-green) which is weakly acidic to 4.5 (light yellow) which is strongly acidic represents states from mildly deficient to strongly deficient, respectively. Most children are dark blue, a pH of 7.5. Over half of adults are green-yellow, a pH of 6.5 or lower, reflecting the calcium deficiency of aging and lifestyle defects. Cancer and diabetic patients are usually a bright yellow, a pH of 4.5, especially when terminal.

How to Do the Saliva pH Test

Wait at least 2 hours after eating. Fill your mouth with saliva and then swallow it. Do this again to help ensure that the saliva is clean. Then the third time, put some saliva onto pH paper. Wait a few seconds until the pH paper stops changing color.

The pH paper should turn blue. This indicates that your saliva is slightly alkaline at a healthy pH of 7.4. If it is not blue, compare the color with the chart that comes with the pH paper. If your saliva is acid (below pH of 7.0) wait two hours and repeat the test. Accurate Check pH Test Strips Strips

These pH test strips to measure acid/alkaline balance belong in every family medicine kit, right beside the thermometer to measure body temperature and the oximeter to measure blood oxygen level.

Health Protocols

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Life Extension Suggestions: Nutritional Supplementation For Diabetics

Type 1 diabetics will need to be on insulin therapy for life, although the supplements mentioned in this section may help offset some of the complications caused by diabetes (e.g., reduced antioxidant capacity and glycation) as well enhance glucose metabolism. Type 2 diabetics can counteract the progression of their disease by improving insulin sensitivity, enhancing glucose metabolism, and attempting to mitigate the complications of diabetes. The following supplements have been shown to improve blood sugar control or limit diabetic damage:

R-Lipoic Acid, : 240 – 480 mg daily * L-Carnitine, : 500 – 1000 mg twice daily* Carnosine, : 500 mg twice daily*

CinSulin� : 500 – 1000 mcg daily* Ubiquinol CoQ10: 100 to 300 mg daily* DHEA, : 15 – 75 mg early in the day, followed by blood testing after three to six weeks to ensure optimal levels

Omega-3 EPA/DHA : 1400 mg EPA and 1000 mg DHA daily* GLA : 900 – 1800 mg daily* Quercetin, : 500 mg daily

Neuro-Mag� : 140 mg daily as magnesium L-threonate; 320 mg daily as magnesium citrate

N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine : 500 – 1000 mg daily* Vitamin C : at least 2000 mg daily* Gamma E : 400 IU daily (with 200 mg gamma tocopherol)

Silymarin : containing 750 mg Silybum marianum standardized to 80 percent Silymarin, 30 percent Silibinin, and 8% Isosilybin A and Isosilybin B

Garlic : 1200 mg daily* Ginkgo Biloba : 120 mg daily* Bilberry extract: 100 mg daily

Green Tea Extract : 725 mg green tea extract (minimum 93 percent polyphenols)

Complete B-Complex, * Vitamin D3 : 5000 – 10 000 IU daily* Blueberry Extract :

Fiber (guar, pectin, or oat bran): 20 to 30 g daily at least, up to 50 g daily.

Cinnamon extract: 175 mg (Cinnamomum cassia) standardized to 2.5% (4.375 mg) A-type polymers three times daily

Green coffee bean extract: 200 – 400 mg (standardized to contain chlorogenic acid) three times a day

Brown seaweed and bladderwrack: 100 mg three times a day Irvingia gabonensis: 150 mg twice a day

White kidney bean: 445 mg twice a day

Disclaimer and Safety Information

This information (and any accompanying material) is not intended to replace the attention or advice of a physician or other qualified health care professional. Anyone who wishes to embark on any dietary, drug, exercise, or other lifestyle change intended to prevent or treat a specific disease or condition should first consult with and seek clearance from a physician or other qualified health care professional. Pregnant women in particular should seek the advice of a physician before using any protocol listed on this website. The protocols described on this website are for adults only, unless otherwise specified. Product labels may contain important safety information and the most recent product information provided by the product manufacturers should be carefully reviewed prior to use to verify the dose, administration, and contraindications. National, state, and local laws may vary regarding the use and application of many of the treatments discussed. The reader assumes the risk of any injuries. The authors and publishers, their affiliates and assigns are not liable for any injury and/or damage to persons arising from this protocol and expressly disclaim responsibility for any adverse effects resulting from the use of the information contained herein.

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The ingredients in the following teas have demonstrated some benefits for managing type 2 diabetes. Enjoy one to three cups per day or as your healthcare provider recommends. Both black and green tea contain a small amount of caffeine, so you may want to have your last cup of the day several hours before you retire.

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Fatty Acids (EFAs). They are essential because your body cannot produce them on its own so they must come from your diet. The two primary EFAs are known as linoleic acid (omega-6) and alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3).

These EFAs are necessary for the following processes:

Formation of healthy cell membranes Proper development and functioning of the brain and nervous system Proper thyroid and adrenal activity Hormone production Regulation of blood pressure, liver function, immune and inflammatory responses Regulation of blood clotting: Omega-6 FAs encourage blood clot formation, whereas Omega-3 oil reduces clotting. The ideal is to achieve a balance between omega-6 and omega-3 FAs Crucial for the transport and breakdown of cholesterol Support healthy skin and hair

Alkaline Reserve Minerals

Certain minerals have an alkaline reaction in the body. They include calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, zinc, manganese, chromium, selenium, iron, copper and perhaps a few others. These minerals are called the alkaline reserve minerals in organic chemistry. They are the key to the pH and health of the human body.

Zinc, calcium and magnesium cut chances of type 2 diabetes, and calcium intake by men and women and high vitamin D levels in men lowered insulin levels, in three studies.

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One of the most significant benefits of coral minerals is the alkalizing effect they have on the human body. Coral has the ability to balance pH levels because its natural pH is 10 to 11 (basic). An acidic pH level is anything below 7, and much research indicates that a long list of health conditions can result from increased acidity in the body. Conditions like arthritis, heart disease, and even diabetes have been clinically linked to imbalanced pH levels. Because today’s typical diet often contains acid-forming foods, coral minerals are the perfect way to offset those high pH levels.

Zinc And Boron Reduce Prostate Cancer Risk

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In addition to its potent support for healthy bones and joints, boron is emerging as a highly targeted inhibitor of prostate cancer cells and their metastases.

It can kill these cancerous cells without harming healthy prostate cells.

Scientists have demonstrated that boron lowers prostate-specific antigen, or PSA—and may help prevent or control the spread of prostate cancer. Other evidence links boron to reduced cognitive decline.

Boron levels in foods are low, but supplementing with this trace mineral may be the little-known missing link for those seeking a mechanism of defense against prostate cancer, bone loss—as well as overall support for optimum health.

For many years, most Life Extension supporters have been getting 3 to 6 mg of boron in their multi-nutrients supplements. For most individuals, this may be an optimal amount. Certain individuals may want to increase this dose to 9 to12 mg daily. Fortunately, boron is a very low-cost supplement.

Pomegranate Reverses Atherosclerosis and Slows the Progression of Prostate Cancer

This is the one thing that all people with Type 2 diabetes should be taking every single day...religiously. Fantastic results and a great preventative approach!

Pomegranate is fast becoming one of today’s most talked-about nutrients. With emerging evidence indicating that it works via several mechanisms to remove plaque from human arteries, retard cancer growth, and promote more youthful-looking skin, pomegranate may soon be regarded as an essential nutrient. Its concentrated blend of powerful phytonutrients appears to confer profound protection against atherosclerosis, cancer, and other degenerative conditions. Health-conscious adults seeking to optimize their defense against these and other lethal diseases of aging should consider making pomegranate a part of their daily anti-aging regimen.

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Potassium bicarbonate dissolved in juice or sprinkled on food is a safe and effective way to ameliorate gout. Other substances that have evidence of ameliorating gout such as tart cherry juice should be safe to use with potassium bicarbonate. They had better be because there is potassium in almost all food. However, until more research is performed, it would be wise not to use them on the same day or at least in the same meal. I am convinced that potassium bicarbonate should be used to cure gout and chemicals never should be and that this procedure would eliminate gout from our society.


What should the arthritic person be eating? Perhaps we may reduce this discussion to the following protocol:

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Dr. Whitaker

In 1979, Dr. Whitaker founded the Whitaker Wellness Institute medical clinic and wellness center. Today, the Whitaker Wellness Institute is one of the oldest and largest providers of alternative health therapies in the United States.

If you have diabetes, what I’m about to tell you could prevent you from having a premature heart attack, save your eyesight, kidneys, legs, and nerves—even save your life. Diabetes has a devastating effect on virtually every system in the body, which sets the stage for a variety of diabetic complications. But, as I will explain, this devastation is largely preventable.

Nutrient Losses Cause Diabetic Complications

Diabetes is a nutritional wasting disease. The elevated blood sugar levels that characterize diabetes cause excessive urination. In fact, diabetes mellitus is taken from two Greek words meaning “to pass through” and “honey,” referring to excessive glucose-laden urination.

High blood sugar levels, which are caused by either lack of insulin or insulin resistance (type 1 or type 2 diabetes, respectively), overwhelm the kidneys’ capacity to reabsorb glucose as well as all water-soluble nutrients. Elevated blood sugar levels essentially act like an osmotic diuretic, washing out virtually everything.

Every time blood sugar rises and urination increases, patients with diabetes lose water, magnesium, zinc, B12, B6, folic acid, and many other nutrients. Although water is replaced by drinking, nothing is done to replenish the water-soluble nutrients that are also swept out. Replacing Lost Vitamins and Minerals Is Critical

The following health conditions are the most common and serious diabetic complications. I believe that diabetic complications can and should be treated individually using natural measures, in addition to treating the diabetes itself. By Dr Julian Whitaker

Diabetic Retinopathy

I believe the best way to protect your eyes from diabetic retinopathy symptoms and other diabetes-related eye problems is to make sure you’re getting nutrients that support the health of your blood vessels.

Here’s why. When blood glucose levels remain elevated for an extended time, sugar molecules can attach to protein molecules in a process called glycation. This process creates irreversible cross-links between adjacent protein molecules and forms new structures called advanced glycosylation end products (AGEs).

Among other things, AGEs can cause the collagen in our blood vessels to become stiff and inflexible. The tiny vessels in our eyes are particularly susceptible to this type of damage. However, there are two nutrients that can help maintain your healthy vision. L-Carnosine for Healthy Vision

L-carnosine is a natural combination of the amino acids beta-alanine and L-histidine. In addition to being a potent antioxidant, it is considered the strongest glycation-inhibiting agent ever discovered.

Carnosine competes with proteins for binding sites on sugar molecules, which helps limit glycation and further protein damage. Furthermore, carnosine is believed to bind and modify AGEs that have already formed, which helps our cells target them for removal.

One of the best ways to take L-carnosine is by using special eye drops that contain it. The suggested dose is 1 to 2 drops in each eye daily. If you have a degenerative eye condition, check with your physician before using them for healthy vision. Grape Seed Extract as a Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment

Grape seed extract is a powerful antioxidant that protects blood vessels and capillaries from free-radical damage. Research also shows that grape seed extract can specifically help prevent diabetic retinopathy symptoms.

When taking grape seed extract, base the dosage on your body weight. For the first week, take 1 mg per pound of body weight (round up or down to the nearest 50 pounds), in divided doses with meals. After the first week, continue with a diabetic retinopathy treatment maintenance dose of half this amount. For example, if you weigh 210 pounds, take 200 mg a day for the first week, and then continue on 100 mg a day.

Both L-carnosine and grape seed extract work best as diabetic retinopathy treatments in combination with a good multivitamin.

Everyone should take a potent, antioxidant-rich daily multi, but this is especially true for people with diabetes. Diabetes causes a lot of nutrients to be lost through the urine, and a good multi will help replace those losses and promote healthy vision.

Blood Clots

Diabetes increases the risk of plaque buildup in the arteries, which can cause dangerous blood clots. Nearly 80 percent of people who have diabetes will eventually die of clot-related causes.

4 steps to clearing away dangerous clots by Dr. Jonathan Wright

JVW: Presently, my recommendations for breaking up clots are:

Nattokinase — two 138-milligram capsules every four hours to start. Then, as your condition improves, you can taper off to one capsule every four hours, eventually taking only one capsule three times daily.

Fish oil — 1 tablespoon three times a day to start, tapering off to 1 tablespoon, twice daily after some progress is made. Eventually, you will be able to take a general maintenance dose of 1 1/2 tablespoonful daily.

Vitamin E (mixed tocopherols) — 400 IU, three times a day to start, tapering down to 600 IU daily.

Vitamin C — 2 grams, three times daily to start, then taper down to 1 gram, three times daily. Vitamin C isn’t a “clotbuster” itself, but it should always be included when your body is under stress.

Treatment for Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetic neuropathy is one of the most common complications of diabetes. It is generally assumed that you can prevent it by maintaining good control of your blood glucose levels; however, it still occurs frequently.

Although there is no effective conventional treatment for diabetic neuropathy, there are nutrients that can help slow down, stop, and even reverse its progression (as well as one other alternative solution). Try these in addition to a potent, antioxidant-rich daily multivitamin.

Treatments for Diabetic Neuropathy

B vitamins. Patients with diabetic neuropathy are often deficient in B-complex vitamins. Be sure to take 1,500 mcg of B12 daily, in addition to 150 mg of B6, which helps prevent diabetes-related damage to the nerves, blood vessels, kidneys and eyes. Also, benfotiamine, a fat-soluble, highly absorbable form of thiamine (vitamin B1), has been shown to reduce diabetic pain and improve nerve conduction velocity. Take 150–450 mg per day.

Alpha lipoic acid is an extraordinary antioxidant that has been shown in clinical studies to improve diabetic pain, burning, numbness and other symptoms of diabetic neuropathy. Antioxidants are particularly important because diabetes unleashes a storm of free-radical damage, which plays a key role in the vascular and nerve damage that underlie diabetic complications. Take 600–1,200 mg per day.

Fish oil. For years, people with type 2 diabetes were advised to avoid fish oil because of its presumably negative effects on blood sugar control. However, a recent meta-analysis of prior studies found that fish oil doses ranging from 3,000 to 18,000 mg per day had no harmful effect on blood glucose control—and significantly improved triglyceride levels.

Furthermore, inflammation is a factor with diabetic neuropathy, and fish oil has natural anti-inflammatory properties. I recommend taking a minimum of 2 g of high-quality fish oil per day.

Gamma linolenic acid (GLA) has been shown in studies to prevent the deterioration of diabetic neuropathy and, in some cases, even reverse the condition. Borage and evening primrose oils are the best sources of GLA. I recommend supplementing with evening primrose oil at a starting dose of 500–1,500 mg per day.

Acetyl-l-carnitine improves nerve function, stimulates nerve fiber regeneration and relieves diabetic pain. Take 500–1,000 mg per day.

Peripheral artery disease (PAD)

Step 3: Take Targeted Supplements

Deficiencies of vitamins A, C and E increase risk of PAD, and a low blood level of vitamin D was shown to raise risk by 80 percent. That’s why everyone, regardless of health status, should take an antioxidant-rich multivitamin and mineral supplement every day.

There are also several other supplements that target the underlying issues associated with PAD. The ones I recommend to my patients include:

Ginkgo biloba, an herb with mild blood-thinning effects that is a popular PAD therapy in Europe. In a recent German study, researchers gave patients with moderate PAD and intermittent claudication 40 mg ginkgo supplements three times a day for 24 weeks, and their walking performance significantly increased. I recommend taking 120 mg of ginkgo per day, in divided doses. Caution: Do not take ginkgo if you are on Coumadin (warfarin).

Propionyl-L-carnitine, an amino acid. In a year-long clinical trial, this supplement improved walking distance in patients with relatively severe PAD by 44 percent compared to placebo. I suggest taking 2,000 mg of propionyl-L-carnitine daily, in divided doses. Inositol hexaniacinate, a form of vitamin B3 and no-flush cousin of niacin, has also been shown to extend the distance PAD sufferers can walk prior to the onset of debilitating pain. I recommend taking 4,000 mg of inositol hexaniacinate per day, in divided doses.

I suggest trying these one at a time and giving each a two- or three-month trial until you find what works for you. Other supplements you may want to consider are:

A special seaweed extract (Seanol) and nattokinase (an enzyme present in the Japanese fermented food natto), both of which help normalize fibrinogen and other clotting factors in the blood. This is important because the poor blood flow to the extremities associated with PAD increases the risk of blood clots, which can lodge in narrowed arteries and cause serious complications, including death. These supplements also improve overall circulation. Use as directed. Caution: Do not take nattokinase if you are on Coumadin (warfarin).

Vitamin K2 is active in the bones and soft tissues, escorting calcium into the bones where it belongs and out of the arteries and other soft tissues. When you have deficiencies in vitamin K2, calcium can build up in and contribute to hardening of the arteries. Dutch researchers have discovered very strong links between vitamin K intake, arterial calcification and cardiovascular death. I recommend taking 100–150 mg of vitamin K2 (the MK-7 form) daily. Caution: Do not take vitamin K if you are on Coumadin (warfarin). Fish oil has anti-inflammatory, anti-platelet and cardio-protective effects, which is why I recommend taking 2–5 g of a high-quality product daily.

Cardiovascular Health And Heart Disease

Of all the beneficial nutritional supplements you can take, Omega-3 Fish Oil is at the top of the list. It represents the biggest bang for your buck. Regular use can reduce your risk from sudden death heart attack by 50–80%. Sudden death heart attack is the single largest cause of death in the U.S., coming in at 325,000 adult deaths each year. All you need do is take 2–3 g of Omega-3s (as DHA and EPA) per day. Make sure the supplements you take are double distilled with added antioxidant protection (vitamin E, fat-soluble C, and diosmin).

Omega-3s also reduces death from arrhythmias, including ventricular fibrillation (the most commonly identified arrhythmia in cardiac arrest) and tachycardia (when heart rate exceeds normalcy). Omega-3s also diminish thrombosis (formation of blood clots), and thus helps prevent myocardial infarction (heart attacks)

Omega-3s can also inhibit the development of atherosclerosis, Surprisingly, the average intake among Americans through the food supply is minuscule. And by the way, the body cannot make DHA or EPA, so supplementing is crucial.

Also, way up on the list of preventative supplements is CoEnzymeQ10. This oil-soluble, vitamin-like substance is present in most cells, primarily in the mitochondria. It is a component of the electron transport chain and participates in aerobic cellular respiration, generating energy in the form of ATP. Ninety-five percent of the human body’s energy is generated this way. CoQ10 improves chronic heart failure symptoms and reducing major cardiovascular events. One study showed a 44% reduction of mortality. You should also know that statins inhibit the production of CoQ10.

Then there is natural thyroid hormone. Analyses of studies show that even subclinical hypothyroidism poses substantial risk for coronary artery disease. Taking a thyroid supplement can reduce this vulnerability.

Still focusing on Heart Disease, a good bet is to add pomegranate juice to your diet. As little as 8 oz per day of sugar-reduced pomegranate juice can improve myocardial perfusion in those with coronary heart disease. Pomegranate juice can also inhibit an enzyme that causes vasoconstriction. It also reduces systolic blood pressure, while it raises the activity of HDL, the good cholesterol, and protects it.

Not to be missed also is vitamin B3, aka Niacin, This B vitamin can reduce total cholesterol, reduce LDL (the bad cholesterol by 25%, triglycerides by 50%, and at the same time increase HDL, the good cholesterol.

Dr. Ward Dean, the renowned bio-gerontologist has remarked that Niacin has been shown to reduce non-fatal heart attacks by 26% in just 6 years. At the same time, it reduced strokes by 24%, and reduced mortality, adding two more years of life.

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Many nutrients support cardiovascular health. However, if you have type 2 diabetes, these five—when taken in addition to a high-quality daily multivitamin—are especially helpful.

Some of the nutrients specifically address the cardiovascular side effects of excess blood sugar—namely stiffened arteries and blood vessels, thickened blood, and impaired circulation. The others help address an important consequence of impaired circulation, which is the delivery of nutrients to cells.

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Many people with diabetes experience discomfort in their legs and feet, with symptoms such as cramping, numbness, tingling, and pain. The culprits may be poor circulation, nerve damage, or both, and the underlying causes are referred to as peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and peripheral neuropathy.

Restricted blood flow and plaque ruptures can lead to heart attacks, strokes, and even death.

Now, the typical mainstream approach to atherosclerosis is to try to prevent it from getting worse. And there’s certainly some merit to that.

But there are actually some safe, natural treatments that can improve artery health and may help roll back some of the damage from atherosclerosis.

The compound resveratrol, for example, has been found to block the production of a chemical compound (trimethylamine-N-oxide) that contributes to the hardening of your arteries. Researchers have also discovered that loading up on magnesium may stop plaque buildup in your arteries.

You can get magnesium as a supplement or in lots of foods like fresh spinach, broccoli, black beans, halibut, and peanuts.

Finally, there has been very interesting research on the role of grape seed extract in improving atherosclerosis. Both human and animal studies have found it can prevent atherosclerosis and even reduce plaque.

A study out of China last year found that grape seed extract led to about an 11 percent decrease in plaque scores after six months.

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No one wants to talk about constipation. But it’s a chronic problem that undermines the health of millions of Americans. Are you one of them?

Given that 63 million Americans have sluggish bowels, and that constipation can undermine our energy, digestion and detoxification, that it can fuel inflammation and create the breeding grounds for chronic disease, it’s definitely time to throw open the bathroom door and shed some much-needed light on the condition.

Ground flax seeds – hands down, this author finds that the best way to ensure sufficient fiber and to keep things moving at a gentle pace is to take a daily supplement of 2-3 Tbsp. of ground flax seeds mixed with 1 Cup of fluid (e.g. milk or “yogurt milk”). Ground flax seeds also provide much needed omega-3, and its superlatively high lignan (phytoestrogen) content very effectively controls hormonal balance (especially during menopause).

Scientists stunned as seed shrinks breast tumors in weeks

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If you’re engaged in a fight against breast cancer — or know someone who is — I hope you will take the opportunity to read and forward today’s e-Tips. Because researchers from Germany may have uncovered a powerful breakthrough that could help turn the tide on breast cancer forever.

In fact, the new study shows that a simple seed that’s so widely available you can begin using it TODAY may shrink tumors, stopping them from spreading…in effect making your breast cancer much less aggressive. Even more incredible, it could start working these near miracles in mere weeks!

Flaxseed, also known as linseed, is an ideal source of dietary fiber, omega 3 fat, and lignan. Actually, it is the richest source of lignan on earth. It has lignan levels that are 100-800 times higher than any other plant source. Lignan has been shown in many studies to reduce the size of cancerous tumors in rats and mice, and has been used with success in treating both breast and prostate cancer in humans.

That means flaxseeds are more potent than virtually any other plant source when preventing and fighting cancer.

One important thing to note is to make sure that you get flaxseed with high properties of lignan. Sometimes when flaxseed oil is pressed, the lignan is removed, so be careful of this when adding flaxseed to your diet.

So what can you do to get more flaxseed in your diet?

There are two ways to ingest it—whole or ground.

The Mayo Clinic recommends ground over whole flaxseed because it is easier for your body to digest. Whole flaxseed can pass through the intestines undigested, which means that your body will not get all of the benefits from eating it.

Still, some flaxseed is clearly better than no flaxseed in your diet, so as long as you make sure the flaxseed you are taking has lignan in it.

Ground flaxseed is easy to put into foods…you can add it to smoothies, condiments, bake it into cookies and breads…even putit into your breakfast cereal.

You can sprinkle whole flaxseed on top of soups, salads, and yogurt for added crunchiness and a nutty taste.

Flaxseed oil can also be mixed with cottage cheese, and this is the foundation of the Budwig Diet, one of the most popular anti-cancer diets on the planet. The mixing of the oil and cottage cheese allows for the chemical reaction to take place between the sulfur protein in the cottage cheese and the oil, which makes the oil water soluble for easy absorbsion into your cells.

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There are tons of ways to get creative about how you get flaxseed into your diet…and the best part is, you can get flaxseed in bulk (whole or ground) in many grocery and health food stores.

The research shows it is well worth the effort to get more of this super seed into your diet…don’t miss out on one of nature’s most powerful cancer beaters!

Flaxseed could be a game-changer, friend. It could have the power to permanently alter the way we treat breast cancer, and may help women find relief from the twin heartbreaks of radiation and surgery. The best part is that you can find flaxseed in just about any health food store and add it to your own diet for just pennies a day.

Iodine a promising breast cancer treatment

Rub away cancer?

Q: A friend of mine said she read a few years ago in your newsletter that iodine can be used to treat breast cancer. How is it administered?

Dr. Wright: Iodine kills breast cancer cells without killing off normal cells in the process. In other words, it’s ideal for both the treatment and prevention of breast cancer.

A suggestion for you and your doctor to consider: Put the treatment right onto the problem! Mix a solution of 50 percent iodine/50 percent DMSO and rub it directly onto your breast as near as possible to where the cancer is (or used to be). The DMSO will ensure penetration deep into the tissue. A 70-percent DMSO solution is widely available, and iodine is available by prescription as Lugol’s Iodine and in natural food stores and the Tahoma Clinic Dispensary as Triodide (from Scientific Botanicals). If you’re worried about the breast cancer spreading, you can also rub the mixture into the area under the arms that is rich in lymph glands (nodes) where breast cancer spreads first.

But please don’t do any of the above without consulting a physician skilled and knowledgeable in the use of high-dose iodine!

You should also be sure that your physician monitors your thyroid function and gives you other nutrient suggestions while you use iodine as an adjunct to your regular breast cancer treatment. (To find a physician, check with the International College of Integrative Medicine, www.icimed.com, (419) 358-0273.)


Modified Citrus Pectin

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The annual gathering of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is considered the world’s most prestigious cancer forum. More than 25,000 oncology experts attend this meeting, and the media eagerly reports on meaningful advances in cancer prevention and treatment.

At the 2013 ASCO meeting, findings from a study were released that underscored how effective certain natural compounds can be as a prostate cancer therapy.

In this placebo-controlled, double-blind trial of treatment-refractory prostate cancer patients, a four-nutrient supplement resulted in a 63.8% median reduction in the increase of PSA levels (Thomas 2013). The PSA marker is used by oncologists to determine progression or regression of prostate cancer, and to evaluate whether treatments are working or failing.

In the study presented at ASCO, patients with a PSA relapse after radiotherapy or surgery for localized prostate cancer took two daily capsules containing pomegranate seed, broccoli, green tea, and turmeric. Over a six-month period, median PSA levels increased only 14.7% in the supplement group—compared to 78.5% in the placebo group (Thomas 2013)! PSA levels remained stable, or below, baseline values for a compelling 46% of the supplement patients—but for only 14% of the placebo patients. Pomi-T�, 60 vegetarian capsules

Fighting Cancer Metastasis and Heavy Metal Toxicities With Modified Citrus Pectin

Certain malignancies (like brain tumors) kill by infiltrating into healthy tissues, but the vast majority of cancer deaths occur when tumor cells enter the blood and lymphatic systems and travel to the liver, lungs, bones, and other distant parts of the body.

Unfortunately, there have been few effective approaches to preventing cancer metastasis. The encouraging news is that a specialized fruit polysaccharide called modified citrus pectin has demonstrated unique properties in blocking cancer cell aggregation, adhesion, and metastasis.

Clinical research shows that modified citrus pectin helps limit disease progression in men with advanced prostate cancer. In addition to its cancer-inhibiting effects, modified citrus pectin shows promise in chelating toxic heavy metals that can be so damaging to overall health.

Modified citrus pectin is thought to be useful in the prevention and treatment of metastatic cancer, especially in solid tumors like melanoma and cancers of the prostate, colon, and breast. Scientists believe that MCP works by inhibiting two key processes involved in cancer progression: angiogenesis and metastasis. Preventing Cancer Metastasis

Angiogenesis is the process in which cancer cells establish their own blood supply to fuel their growth. Metastasis occurs when cancer cells break away from the original tumor, enter the bloodstream or lymphatic system, and form a new tumor in a different organ or other parts of the body.8 Secondary or metastatic cancers often pose more life-threatening circumstances than the original tumor.

Functional Foods as Powerful Combatants Against Prostate Cancer

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Prostate cancer becomes a killer when it invades or metastasizes; prior to those events it can be detected and successfully treated. But too many men with prostate cancer undergo needless and invasive surgery, chemo-, or radiation therapy. A new pill containing concentrated forms of four functional foods has now been shown to significantly slow the rise of PSA, the major marker of prostate cancer progression. The components, pomegranate, green tea, turmeric, and broccoli, have all independently been shown to have protective effects on prostate tissue; a new study demonstrates that they can work together in concert to slow the disease in men who already have prostate cancer. Each food component works by different, but powerful, epigenetic mechanisms to modify the way prostate cells regulate their growth and development. Using all four in one simple pill optimizes both prevention and treatment of prostate cancer, without significant side effects.

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Vitamin B1 Deficiency Key To Vascular Problems For Diabetic Patients, Study Suggests

The researchers found that the decreased availability of thiamine in vascular cells in diabetes was linked to a marker of microvascular and macrovascular complications. It likely reflects problems in endothelial cells (endothelial cells line the body’s entire circulatory system) and increased risk of atherosclerosis (chronic inflammatuion in the artery walls).

Clinical trial of vitamin B1 helps reverse early kidney disease in diabetics. ... Diabetes greatly increases the risk of kidney disease, which is detected in its early stage by testing for albumin in the urine.

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