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I'm highly interested in some of your products, but need some help in choosing the right ones an the amounts. I'm type II diabetic and have heard the tape with that portion on it, the tape number is 225, Disease: Lethal Lies & Timely Truths. Any info would be appreciated.

—A Frustrated Mom; March 2000

Our Answer

If you'll click on the address below it'll give you some information on the products that we carry specifically for diabetes. There are many nutrients that are important for people with Diabetes. Biotin, chromium, coenzyme Q10, flaxseed oil, inositol, the B-vitamins, Vit. C and Vit. E. are some of the most important nutrients for diabetics. All of these specific nutrients help in glucose metabolism and support for the different organs that are effected by diabetes. It is however extremely important to have ALL the vitamins and minerals present in your body to be able to utilize the vitamins and minerals that you need. The Ultra Body Toddy is the best nutritional support, it has all the vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, including the coenzyme Q10 and inositol. The only thing that it doesn't contain is the flaxseed oil, because of the nature of the oil, it needs to be in a capsule. We do sell it separately, it's called Multi-EFA. Sugar-Eze is the other product specifically for people with diabetes or any glucose metabolism problem. It has chromium, vanadium, aspartic acid, and bilberry extract. The Rainforest Toddy is a product that has a blend of herbs in the Mineral Toddy base. It helps with building and supporting your immune system. The D-stress contains Vit. C, Vit. B 1, 2, 6 & 12, Calcium, Magnesium, Adrenal Substance, and Valerian Extract which are all helpful vitamins and minerals for diabetics. This would add extra support to your body. We also have a Basic and Advanced D-Kit (nutritional support for diabetes). If it doesn't answer your questions please write or call back and I'd be happy to help any way I can. Our phone # is (800) 943-1123, M-F 9am-6pm Mountain Standard Time.

What would you recommend for a child with diabetes?

—April 2000

Our Answer

I would recommend the Total Toddy or Kid's Toddy and the Sugar-Eze. I have talked to a woman who was treating her child with diabetes. She used the Total Toddy and Mineral Toddy with the Sugar-Eze and had great success with minimizing problems associated with the disease. She was able to lower the amount of insulin that her daughter was on. I know with child diabetes, it's extremely difficult, if not impossible to get rid of the disease, but you can do a lot to help minimize the effects of the disease and also possibly lower the needed dosage of insulin.

My husband had some blood work done and it has come back that his sugar is totally out of control. He is a diabetic. It also shows that he has a chlorine deficiency. I don't know what this means as the doctor is out of town this week and I will not be able to speak to him until Monday. Could you please e-mail me some information on what this means, how it affects him and what can be done for it. Thank you for your time.

—January 2001

Our Answer

I'm sorry it took so long to answer you back. I hope you got some information from your doctor about this, if you didn't here's what I know about the chlorine deficiency.

Sodium Chloride is the mineral, chlorine is the salt that comes from the mineral chloride. So if your husband is chlorine deficient he can take care of that with adding a little more salt to his diet.

Diabetes is the bigger problem. You CAN control the problems of diabetes with nutrition. And I would strongly suggest doing that. Diabetes is a dangerous disease that can cause all kinds of problems. It does take dedication and desire to control it with nutrition, but it can be done and the quality of life is so much better when you control the disease through nutrition and diet.

I would suggest taking a full spectrum vitamin and mineral supplement, liquid trace minerals and EFA (essential fatty acids). He will need to take some extra chromium and vanadium to help process the sugars in his system. We have a product called Sugar-Eze that is specifically designed for hypoglycemia and diabetes.

The protocol I would take would be Maxum Essentials (these come as capsules and are the best recommendation for someone who's blood sugar is out of control), Mineral Toddy 1oz. per 100 lbs. of body weight (taken 2 X daily), take it with Maxum Essentials to get the best absorption, Sugar-Eze 1 cap 3Xday for 2 weeks then increase to 2 caps 3xday. Monitor blood sugar 3x day until it stabilizes, it should do that within the first few months.

Along with the vitamins and minerals he would need to restrict his carbohydrate intake to 100gms day and work down. After a couple weeks at 100 gms a day, reduce 20 gms per week until down 40-50 gms a day.

This way the insulin levels will fall and he won't have the diabetes symptoms any more. The carbohydrates are important to keep down with people who suffer from diabetes. Hope this information helps and was in a timely enough manner. We also offer a basic and an advanced D-Kit (nutritional support for diabetes. Click here for more information on these kits.

I'm looking for detailed information on nutrients and herbs directly or indirectly affecting Diabetes and High blood Pressure. Your site was helpful. But I'm looking for more detailed current (1990-till now) information. Thank you. I appreciate any help you can provide.

—July 2000

Our Answer

Two of the greatest nutrients for a diabetic are: Chromium and Vanadium. These improve efficiency and regulate the insulin which lowers the blood sugar levels. They have been shown to be essential for normal glucose metabolism. A couple of other nutrients that help to assimilate and support the chromium and vanadium are aspartic acid and Bilberry Extract.

All the vitamins, minerals and amino acids are important in maintaining your body's health. I would definitely take a full spectrum nutritional supplement and then add the Chromium, vanadium, aspartic acid and bilberry. This way your body has all the nutrients it needs to heal itself.

Don't forget the essential fatty acids. They help to support all systems of the body. Which is very important when you have a disease such as diabetes.

Borage oil is an essential fatty acid that has been clinically proven to lower blood pressure and cholesterol as well as help support all the organs of your body. So taking essential fatty acids is a win-win situation.

With both Diabetes and High Blood Pressure, watching your weight is essential. Weight gain is one of the main contributors of both diabetes and high blood pressure.

I hope this is what you were looking for, and hope it helps.

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