I was just at the doctor and I am considered pre-diabetic.
Q. Dear Terry, “I was just at the doctor and I am considered pre-diabetic. I am trying to eliminate excess sugar and carbs from my diet, but I’m afraid that won’t be enough. Are there any natural ingredients that can help?” — Randy S., Boise, ID
A. Dear Randy, We are living in an epidemic of type 2 diabetes and this is due to our diets. Eliminating excess sugar and carbs is a great starting point. I would even encourage you to go a step further and explore the ketogenic diet. To learn more about this diet, go to www.ketogenic-diet-resource.com.
My favorite botanical ingredient for controlling blood sugar is Hintonia latiflora. Also known as “copalchi”, this tree species is sold in many marketplaces in Mexico and Central America.
Hintonia latiflora has been studied in Europe for over 60 years and has shown great promise for type 2 diabetes. In clinical studies, Hintonia latiflora was combined with synergistic ingredients like vitamin C, vitamin E, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, folic acid, vitamin B12, biotin, zinc, and chromium. Together, these ingredients were shown to lower A1C levels by 10%, improve fasting and postprandial blood sugar by 23% and 24% respectively, balance total cholesterol and reduce triglyceride levels, prevent hypoglycemia, and reduce medication use. I always encourage people to discuss supplementation with their healthcare practitioner before making any changes in medication usage.
Sensible adjustments to diet and exercise can go a long way towards reversing type 2 diabetes, but in addition I would strongly urge you to add a clinically studied Hintonia latiflora to your daily regimen. The form I recommend is combined with trace amounts of B vitamins, folic acid, chromium, zinc, and vitamins C and E. These ingredients help protect against oxidative damage to blood vessels, stop nerve damage, and keep metabolism functioning well. I would take this combination with every meal.
Terry . . . Naturally