Monday, February 3, 2014
Found in the high country of Peru, the yacon plant has been used by the Incas for centuries. Sweeter than sugar cane sucrose sugar, it contains fructooligosaccharides (FOS). In fact, as high as fifty percent of the tuber is this unique sugar. Here's the greatest news: fructooligosaccharides do not raise blood sugar. Instead, fructooligosaccharides actually make your cells more sensitive to insulin.
In this way, yacon syrup is almost a miracle for type 2 diabetics!
If you are working on reversing diabetes naturally, yacon syrup should most definitely be added to your arsenal of tricks. It has a delicious flavor, rivaling maple syrup. Most seem to think it has a hint of a fruity flavor too like raisons or dates. Some also say it takes a little like it has dried figs mixed in. This subtle fruity flavor can actually enhance the flavor in some uses.
It is not recommended that you bake with yacon syrup as it breaks down in extremely high temperatures (above about 160 degrees Fahrenheit). However, if you are cooking something like homemade spaghetti sauce or coconut curry on the stove top, this amount of heat should be fine.
Yacon syrup can also be used to make delicious salad dressings and other condiments like homemade ketchup. It goes great in teas and coffees as well as blended smoothie drinks. Diabetics can use it as a sugar substitute in just about anything other than baked goods without fearing a high blood glucose reading.
Remember too, that yacon syrup will actually improve your insulin resistance. However, you can't eat an unlimited amount of yacon syrup because it can give you diarrhea if you eat it in excess. Start out small and eat only one or two teaspoons and then you can increase it incrementally once that has no effect. Yacon syrup will also decrease cholesterol and serve as a prebiotic for your gut flora.
Look for yacon syrup for diabetics online at sites like amazon.com and at your local health stores and food co-ops. It will likely become more popular in the near future. It is one of the most exciting tools for curing diabetes in a long time.
To learn exactly the whole formula for reversing diabetes naturally, click on the big red button at the top of the page and listen carefully to the video. It is long but it is important to listen to every part of it to get the gist of what they are saying. Remember too, this is a plan that is backed by legitimate scientific research as will be explained.
Posted by Maxine at 9:02 PM
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
|Will your New Year's resolution be|
to cure your diabetes naturally?
I was reading an article by David Mendosa which lead me to some recent research papers on the dawn phenomenon, where the blood sugar rises dramatically just before waking up. This is a very common problem for type 2 diabetics and one of the most difficult problems to resolve. I wrote about several natural ways to control the dawn phenomenon a few years back. Since then I've received multiple private messages stating that one or more of the techniques I wrote about worked. In some cases, these were the only thing the person tried that ever actually worked. So, if you have this problem, you may want to check out that old post. You should also definitely click on the big red button at the top and check out what's offered there.
This recent "scientific" review article on the dawn phenomenon basically concludes that oral medications cannot effectively control the dawn phenomenon and that basal insulin can control the dawn phenomenon. Basal insulin?? Hmmm... I wonder how the authors of the paper arrived at this conclusion. Let's dig deeper.
Taking a look at the acknowledgments at the very end of the paper, you can see that each of the four authors received one or more of the following types of monetary compensation from Sanofi, Eli Lilly & Co., Bristol-Myers Squibb, Merck. P.L., and Menarini Group (Big Pharma and the producers of basal insulin):
1. Speaker fees
2. Travel grants
3. Money for scientific advising and consulting
It also goes on to say that one of the authors sits on the scientific advisory panel for Sanof. In case you don't know, this is the company that has a near monopoly on the basal insulin market. Do you think this is a mere coincidence? Personally, I don't think so.
I actually laughed out loud when I read the following at the end of the acknowledgments:
"No other potential conflicts of interest relevant to this article were reported."
Really :-) How much more conflict could there be?!?
I'm betting the journal requires these conflicts be disclosed for legal reasons and perhaps the doctors themselves feel the need to disclose conflicts for legal reasons too.
This is a prime example why it is always important to go back to the original paper and read all of it, not just the summary and not just the conclusions, before deciding how to evaluate the statements in that paper.
FAR too often, I see statements made with reference to a scientific paper, which of course lends credibility to the statement, based on the conclusions of the paper but omitting the disclosures that are made regarding funding!
It is also far too common, in my opinion, for scientific publications these days to be funded by the pharmaceutical companies. This is in large part how they control the message because the popular press then quotes these papers, usually without actually talking about the funding source. It's just Dr. So and So said this, that, and the other. I do credit David for pointing out at least part of the funding source.
If you want to really dig down deep and get at the truth, always consider the funding source for the researchers. This is why I do like what the guys have put together at the information I link at the top of the page. It is based on research that is NOT funded by Big Pharma but by what I consider to be far more legitimate fact based science.
Posted by Maxine at 11:04 PM