You probably already know that the American Diabetes Association doesn't think supplements can help your diabetes. They boldly proclaim, "There is no clear evidence of benefit from vitamin or mineral supplements for people with diabetes who do not have underlying vitamin or mineral deficiencies. Nor is there evidence to support the use of cinnamon or other herbs or supplements for the treatment of diabetes."
Instead, the ADA pushes the conventional line of treatment - drugs. What the ADA doesn't tell you is how much money they get from drug companies in the form of donations and grants. Back in 2009, Sen. Charles Grassley began an investigation into these non-profits. He wanted them to disclose their drug-company connections. So far, we haven't heard anything. They don't want you to know.
The reality is these non-profits are often fronts for the drug companies. They take in tax-free donations to do research on drugs. The drug companies take this research and make billions of dollars on the drugs they develop. Then the non-profits use some of the donated money to push "awareness" of the drugs. "Awareness" is a non-profit word for advertising.
Because of the money flowing into these non-profits from the drug companies, they typically "overlook" the solid research on diet, vitamins, minerals, and herbs. For instance, the ADA never mentions that you can completely cure your type-2 diabetes by following a strict diet and taking the right supplements. My friend Dr. Frank Shallenberger details this in his book The Type-2 Diabetes Breakthrough.
The ADA also ignores some of the fantastic research on herbs. For instance, they say nothing about a recent study on garlic from the biomedical science department at the King Faisal University in Saudi Arabia. This study suggests garlic and other herbs can have a profound impact on your diabetes.
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In the comprehensive study, the researchers looked at three herbal spices: garlic, ginger, and turmeric. They divided diabetic rats into four groups. They gave one group 200 mg/kg body weight of garlic. The other groups received equal amounts of ginger root, turmeric root, or a combination of the three.
After 28 days, the researchers found that all three herbs reduced metabolic syndromes of hyperglycemia and dyslipidemia by an average of 80-97%! If the ADA found a drug that could do that, you can be sure they wouldn't ignore the study. But there's more. All three herbs increased insulin production by up to 37% and all three boosted their antioxidant defense systems by 52%. And all three reduced oxidative stress in their cells by 60-97%.
The researchers said the garlic and three-herb mixture were the most effective. They worked about 10-23% more effectively than the others. But all of them did work.
So if you suffer with type-2 diabetes, don't listen to the propaganda of the ADA and other non-profit drug-company fronts. Look at the research for yourself. You'll see very clearly that vitamins, minerals, and herbs really do work.
You can buy all of these herbs at your local health food store. My favorite brand of garlic is Kyolic. But there are other good brands out there. As for turmeric, I suspect the results would have been even better had they used Meriva, a proprietary form of turmeric that's 29 times better absorbed than regular turmeric. Turmeric is notoriously difficult to absorb, so it's great to see that it works so well despite this difficulty. You can find Meriva in one of my favorite supplements - Reduloxin.
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Steve Kroening is the editor of Nutrient Insider, a twice-a-week email newsletter that brings you the latest healing breakthroughs from the world of nutrition and dietary supplements. For over 20 years, Steve has worked hand-in-hand with some of the nation's top doctors, including Drs. Robert Rowen, Frank Shallenberger, Nan Fuchs, William Campbell Douglass, and best-selling author James Balch. Steve is the author of the book Practical Guide to Home Remedies. As a health journalist, Steve's articles have appeared in countless magazines, blogs, and websites.