3 Signs Your Blood Sugar is Killing You
Thursday, October 5th, 2012 3:56 PM
By Ryan Clement, Health Director
We Americans love our sweet treats, even though we are continually told that sugar is bad for us. Recently, CBS News had CNN correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta investigate this issue and interview some of America’s most respected scientists.
His findings, aired on the April 1 edition of 60 Minutes, revealed the overwhelming consensus that excessive sugar consumption is strongly linked to many age-related diseases. Find Out What Sugar Does to Your Body. New Video Shows Damage!
Unfortunately, limiting the sugar in your diet is only one piece of the health puzzle. Americans have to start living a healthier lifestyle, including eating better and getting more exercise.
Statistics show we now have a not-so-sweet epidemic on our hands: 79 million American adults have blood sugar levels that, while still in the normal range, are too high — a serious warning sign for further problems.
Combatting the Health Crisis
This epidemic is not only putting our health at risk, it also stands to bankrupt our nation. Last year, the CDC reported that the estimated annual cost of diabetes in the United States was $174 billion … in 2007. And that number continues to increase each year.
In this FREE Presentation, Dr. David Brownstein reveals the 3 Signs That Your Blood Sugar is Killing You.
Fortunately, he has spent decades researching the effects of this high blood sugar epidemic, which he believes is now our country’s No. 1 health crisis. We all have the responsibility to take our health seriously. When it comes to blood sugar, we need to make sure that we eat a healthy diet, get our daily exercise, and if needed, take targeted supplements.
For those that need targeted supplementation, Dr. Brownstein recommends some of the following ingredients:
Pterocarpus Marsupium is a specialized extract derived from the bark and heartwood of the Indian Kino tree. Long before researchers began studying Pterocarpus marsupium, people in India knew used this substance for its blood sugar-lowering properties. Eventually, scientists started to take notice of its many benefits.
Gymnema Sylvestre is a woody climbing plant that also grows in India and has a rich history within the Ayurvedic philosophy. Known in Hindi as the “sugar destroyer,” Gymnema sylvestre actually masks your tongue’s ability to taste sweet foods — and can help manage those sugar cravings.
Banaba Leaf Extract is derived from the banaba plant that grows primarily in the Philippines, India, China, and Southeast Asia. Researchers have studied banaba for its blood sugar-lowering effect, which is similar to insulin. Banaba’s active ingredient is corosolic acid, sometimes known as phyto-insulin (or plant insulin) due to its insulin-like effects.
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Bitter Melon contains several promising bioactive compounds that appear to activate an enzyme called AMPK. This protein plays a key role in regulating your metabolism and moving glucose from the bloodstream to the cells.
Fenugreek is cultivated worldwide for use as both an herb and a spice. Compounds in fenugreek seeds help lower blood sugar levels.
B Vitamins are critical for normal cellular function, particularly nerve function and repair. And people with blood sugar concerns tend to need higher levels of B vitamins than others.
ALA (Alpha-lipoic acid) not only helps with blood sugar metabolism, it also helps reduce those pesky free radicals with its antioxidant properties. In fact, ALA is sometimes called the “universal antioxidant” because it multiplies the benefits of other antioxidant nutrients in your body.
ALC (Acetyl-L-carnitine )is another special antioxidant that helps support nerve cells.
Chromium is a trace mineral that helps increase the number of binding sites on your body’s cells for insulin to enter.
Cinnamon Bark Powder has long been shown to have blood sugar-balancing benefits.
See All the Nutrients Dr. Brownstein Recommends for Healthy Blood Sugar