My son was recently diagnosed with pre-diabetes.
Q. Hello Terry, “My son was recently diagnosed with pre-diabetes. He is concerned about being on medication for the rest of his life. Is there anything natural that helps with blood sugar control?” — Myrna L., Allen, TX
A. Dear Myrna, I believe diet is very important when it comes to overall health. I recommend restricting all sugar and foods made with sugar, refined flour, and carbohydrates. That means soft drinks, sweetened and diet, crackers, candy, cookies, bread, pasta, cakes, and ice cream. While I understand this takes a huge effort, it can make a real difference. Click on my healthy diet plan or “Breakthrough Botanicals for Diabetes” webinar for more information. For additional information, I also recommend checking out the following websites: www.ketogenic-diet-resource.com and www.drperlmutter.com. You should also read the books, Grain Brain by Dr. David Perlmutter and Wheat Belly by Dr. William Davis.
My favorite botanical ingredient for controlling blood sugar is Hintonia latiflora.
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 your son to add a clinically studied Hintonia latiflora to his 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