In an effort to answer all of your questions, we've added a brief Q & A post here:

#1 (What are BodyPure2x Detox Foot Pads?)

foot detox pads Do you suffer from restless sleep, a sluggish immune system or poor circulation? If so you are not alone. Many people share these common ailments but have no idea what’s causing them. The culprit is often a buildup of toxins and heavy metals in your body.

The BodyPure2x detox foot patch is a natural, herbal, foot detox pads (or patches) worn on the arch of the foot for up to 10 hours at a time. Their purpose is to eliminate toxins (includes heavy metals) leaving the body refreshed and healthier.

Our BodyPure2x foot detox pads are safe and effective, made of 100% natural ingredients and are easy to apply. The Japanese have been using this product to combat fatigue, improve circulation, increase metabolism, enhance quality of sleep, help release toxins and as a general practice to stay healthy and clean for quite a long time!

Each box contains 10 (10 hour) Foot Detox Pads. If you act now and purchase 3 boxes, you will receive a Free CTS Used Pad Analysis ($15 value). This product is “Made in the USA”, and includes a Risk-Free Manufacturer's Guarantee.

#2 (What does the '2x' in BodyPure2x Detox Pads stand for?)

Why 2X? Because BodyPure2x detox foot pads contain more than twice (2 times or 2X) the active ingredients of any other foot pad on the market today. Not only does this double dose enhance your natural detox program, but it also makes BodyPure2x the best deal of its kind on the market. For the same low price you get “2X’s” the product!

#3 (How Do the BodyPure2x Detox Pads Work?)

BodyPure mainly uses the natural elements of tree sap to draw toxins from your system. The evidence of this can be seen by the residue drawn onto the pad after proper use. The pad encourages self-healing by promoting circulation and releasing toxins through the Kidney Meridian located on the sole of the foot.

You don’t have to worry about putting more toxins into your body in order to detox! Don’t be fooled by products that lure you in by promising health but secretly contain ingredients that are harmful or hard on your body. BodyPure2x does not treat or cure anything by releasing any active ingredients into the body. It simply stimulates your natural system to detoxify and cleanse.

#4 (What Is The Science Behind Foot Detox Pads?)

Are you a bit skeptical about how a simple and all natural foot pad can really relieve you from harmful toxins? It’s really not that hard to believe once you understand how it works. When toxins are absorbed into the system, most become embedded in our tissue. As the BodyPure2x detox pads are placed on our skin, the natural herbs interact, and begin their work by emitting far infrared energy. The infrared rays not only enhances the cells functions directly, but also stimulate the Kidney 1 Meridian on the soles of the feet, creating a second front for detoxification.

foot placement detox pads We’re not the only ones paying attention to this area. The Kidney 1 Meridian is used extensively by Acupuncturists and Acupressurists to promote healing and relieve tension. In essence, the BodyPure2x foot detox pads gently stimulate this point for an 8 to 10 hour period. Click the image to see the location of the Kidney 1 Meridian on the sole of the foot. #17 (or the right kidney point) is what you are looking for.

Discovering the “Minus Ion Effect”: In addition, the wood vinegar extract in the foot patches allows for a phenomenon known in Asia as the "minus ion effect". By creating an osmotic shift in the herb/skin interface it permits the transfer of toxins. This "minus ion effect" induced by the detox pads, accelerates the natural excretion process (through the pores), and allows the body to purge toxins at a faster rate.

#5 (Is there any proof behind the Detox Pads?)

If “seeing is believing,” then you will have no problem testing the validity of our Foot Detox Pads. The visual evidence after using the BodyPure2x pad is, in itself, compelling. The progress is most apparent when used over a few consecutive days.

Multiple samples of our pads were sent to SRC Analytical Lab, a highly accredited Environmental Laboratory. The results demonstrated absorption into the patch of Nickel, Arsenic and Mercury amongst others.

The product constantly works even when tested again and again using many case studies. Multiple detox pads for various individuals were analyzed by using a syncrometer. The syncrometer, an electronic device used to detect individual substances by using a circuit and matching frequencies. The following substances have been identified in the used detox pads through this method: benzene, isopropyl alcohol, methyl alcohol, aluminum, cadmium, copper, lead, mercury, nickel, thallium, arsenic, asbestos, DAB dye, fast green dye, sudan black dye and PCB (plastic byproduct).

foot detox pads test The results don’t stop there. We even went so far as to do a screening of the individuals themselves. Hair analysis testing of toxin levels in individuals before and after the use of the BodyPure2x foot detox pads have been conducted. Want to know what they found? Click on the image to enlarge!

#6 (How Do I Use The Detox Pads?)

This deceptively simple product, made from all natural ingredients, is extraordinarily easy to use. You wear the detox pads or patches on your feet, usually while asleep (full instructions are also provided in each box).

Initially, BodyPure2x should be used nightly (only on one foot) for a recommended period of thirty days. If you feel that you have been exposed more extensively to toxins, you may choose to prolong the 30 day period or use patches on both feet. After the initial cleansing period, simple maintenance is recommended by using one patch every two to three weeks at most.

All of the “work” is done for you while you sleep!

#7 (Are the Detox Pads Safe To Use?)

The BodyPure2x foot detox pads are entirely safe to use. They are, after all, made from natural ingredients which simply promote health and detoxification in the body. Although the foot detox pads have been used extensively in Japan for many years, we have also conducted thorough laboratory testing for safety as well.

When it comes to quality, we don’t mess around. BodyPure2x is manufactured from the highest quality wood vinegar extracts, not packed with extra fillers.

There is absolutely NO Ethylene Glycol in our product (exposure to ethylene glycol can damage the kidneys, heart, and nervous system which is the opposite of what you are trying to achieve).

In addition to keeping your body healthy we also strive for excellance in our customer service as well.  Just to make sure you can order from us free of doubt or worry, click here to view our unconditional money back guarantee.

#8 (The Origin of Detox Pads)

Naturalistic and alternative medicine has been used in Japan and other Asian cultures for many thousands of years. It has long been a school of thought that many health issues could be cured by improving circulation and eliminating toxins from the body. Over time, products containing these same natural ingredients began surfacing in Western Culture as well and have been gaining popularity ever since. The BodyPure Detox Pads have been refined by Dr. Vinograd, a Naturopath and Biocompatible Dentist in San Diego, for over 10 years.

#9 (Do We Really Need To Detoxify?)

You might be thinking to yourself that all this talk in the media about “detoxing” is a big scam and wondering if it’s really necessary for optimal health. Let me ask you this. Do you suffer from; poor elimination, bloating, gas, “brain fog”, forgetfulness, headaches, allergies, overeating, poor circulation, fatigue, mood swings, bad breath, stiff joints, cold hands and feet, recurring infections, indigestion, poor skin, cellulite, or lower back pain?

I’m sure you see yourself in that list of symptoms somewhere, they are common issues that many people deal with on daily basis and write off as being “just a part of life.” Well, you don’t have to live this way anymore! The simple fact is, that many of things are either caused by a build-up of toxins in the body or could be improved by eliminating toxins or improving circulation.

Toxicity is rampant in our modern world. We are surrounded by toxic chemicals and pollutants each and every day. The chart below lists the signs and symptoms of toxicity according to detoxification expert Elson Haas M.D. You can also Click Here for a list of contaminants and their sources. Invariably these toxic waste and pollutants lead to disease.

detox pads toxic symptoms

The outside of the body is easy to wash and keep clean, but how do we keep the inside of our body clean? Physicians have known for centuries that health problems can result from the accumulation of foreign substances in our bodies. Even so, human exposure to toxins has reached alarming levels.

So what is the solution? In an ideal world we would simply eliminate all those agents that are causing toxicity and disease, but realistically, if we are to live and stay healthy in this post industrial revolution era, we must detoxify our bodies at least at the same rate as we are being contaminated. To further protect your health, look for easy to use, non-invasive products with natural ingredients, like the BodyPure2x foot detox pads. Get yours at a substantial discount here, and start your natural detox today.

- , CEO, Wise Choice Health, Inc

How To Remove Toxic Mold From Your Home And Clean Up Your Act

Mold RemovalYou may carry your antibacterial wipes with you everywhere you go and use hand sanitizer gel frequently, yet you could be living in a home where toxic mold is growing and not even know it — or know it and not be worried enough to take action.

Mold in a home is something that causes so many homeowners worry — and with just cause.

It’s essential that you take mold as seriously as you do bacteria and germs. You wouldn’t eat molded food, yet perhaps you live in proximity to this toxic substance all the time. For many people, living around mold will eventually cause the symptoms of mold toxicity or mold exposure to show up. These can include things like sinus and nasal problems, a cough that never seems to go away and perhaps even problems breathing.

If you have these symptoms and can’t find a cause, it may be time to contact a mold removal specialist like our team at Orange Restoration for mold testing and perhaps mold removal.

You may consider tackling the problem of mold removal yourself, but it isn’t that easy to handle. You can grab some bleach, spray it on and watch the mold change colors. But that doesn’t necessarily kill the mold or prevent it from regrowing. It simply fades out the color. In most cases, physical removal of mold by scrubbing it away or removing the material that contains it is necessary. And that must be done in special conditions so that the mold spores aren’t released into the home to start growing again elsewhere.

When you choose mold remediation specialists like our team at Orange Restoration, the first step is testing to see whether mold is present and what type it is. Then, if necessary, mold removal can begin. For small amounts of relatively harmless mold, simple cleaning may be all that’s necessary to remove it. Even household cleaning products may be able to remove the most minor infestations, but some mold may be released into the air.

In more severe cases, deep cleaning is necessary. When a porous building material has been thoroughly infiltrated with mold, total removal of the material and replacement may be the best course of action. In the worst cases, all furnishings, tiles, carpets and other materials will need to be replaced. This may seem like drastic action, but it’s necessary.

The only way you can be sure you have thoroughly removed as much mold from your home as possible is to take drastic action and then test again to make sure mold spore levels have gone down significantly. When you take aggressive action, you can prevent regrowth of the mold and improve the overall health and quality of your home.

Of course, at the same mold remediation is taking place, you need to make sure that the conditions that allowed for the warm, damp, mold-friendly environment are remedied. This means fixing leaks and elimination source of humidity and water damage.

Once you’ve had mold removal done in your San Diego home, you can go back to enjoying it in whatever ways you like.

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What Risk Factors Of Oral Cancer Should Denture Wearers Watch Out For?

Denture Patient Biting AppleMore than 30,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer every year in the U.S., and an astounding 8,000 people die for this disease. Men are twice as likely to develop this disease as women, but no one is immune. And since the death rate from oral cancer is particularly high because of its frequent late discover, it’s important for denture wearers and everyone else to be on the lookout for the risk factors that make you more likely than the average person to develop this condition.


These include:

Tobacco usage. As many as 90 percent of people who get oral cancer use tobacco in one form or another. The longer you have used cigarettes, cigars, pipes or smokeless tobacco, the greater your risk.

Excess alcohol consumption. As many as 80 percent of oral cancer patients drink alcohol to excess. When you combine drinking with smoking, you are at a significantly increased risk of oral cancer.

Exposure to sunlight. Ultraviolet light exposure can greatly raise your risk of developing cancer of the lip in particular.

Age. Most people who get oral cancer are over 40, and the risk increases with age. More than 50 percent of oral cancer patients are over age 65.

Irritation. Especially important for denture wearers is limiting irritation that can lead to cancer development. Badly fitting dentures have been shown to be a risk factor for oral cancer, although the link is not firmly established.


To eliminate or reduce irritation as a risk factor, some choose to stabilize and improve the fit of their dentures with dental implants. Could today’s thin, narrow implant-supported dentures be the right choice for you?

Most people who make the decision to improve the quality of their lives by choosing implants to support their dentures never regret the decision.

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8 Questions to Ask When Deciding on CE Courses

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You have to take a certain number of continuing education hours each year.  How do you decide where to invest your time and money?  The answers are in our article ‘Dental Continuing Education Courses With Dentox‘, but here are some things to consider when making that decision.

  1. Where do your patients spend their discretionary income?  Some of your patients may be spending thousands every year on Botox and dermal fillers and making a separate appointment at a separate office to do so.  They’re at your office on a regular basis for checkups anyway.  If they could get the treatments at the same time, it would save them time, and add to your bottom line.  Win-win.
  2. Where do your friends spend their discretionary income?  If your friends are getting these treatments, this indicates that there is a market for them in your area.
  3. How do you get started offering these procedures?  Once you are trained and certified in administering the injections, simply let your existing patients know that you now offer the new services and that you learned from the world’s top practitioner.
  4. What does it cost to start offering these services?  The live course is $1600, the online course is $700.  Both are equally intensive and will give you the confidence you need to administer injections for a variety of situations.  Botox and dermal fillers require no new equipment, your only investment after the training course is the actual product.
  5. After you take the course, how much do you stand to lose if you do not perform the procedure?  Nothing at all except whatever you may have invested in product to get you started.  Compared to a CT scan machine that easily costs six figures, the risk associated with your new investment is very low.
  6. What are the consequences of failure when compared to other procedures?  The effects of these injectable treatments are temporary.  The most common problem associated is that they don’t last long enough.
  7. Is a training course required to offer these procedures?  Malpractice insurers typically require professionals to attend an approved program such as those offered at Dentox.
  8. What else can you do for your practice that will give the same return on your investment?  The fact of the matter is, no other service or new procedure offers the same return on your investment of time and money as Botox.  You spend thousands on another course, plus tens or even hundreds of thousands more on equipment and spend years paying it back, or you can spend less than two thousand and make it back the very first time you do the procedure.

Before you spend a bunch of money on training and equipment for something that you may not use, consider Dentox!



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Natural Pain Relief To Accompany Your Detox

Using detoxfoot pads can help with circulation issues, amongst other things. People who suffer with pain in (and around) the foot often turn to this product due to it being100% natural. Many people out there may be missing a trick though. Imagine if there was a way to “supercharge” your detox and take it to another level, while keeping it all natural. Sounds good, hey?By also using a TENS unit for your foot pain you can take it to another level.

The TENS unit explained

A TENS unit (for those who don’t already know) is a small device, usually battery powered. It is used to carry out TENS therapy, which involves low voltage electrical current, used to stimulate the nerves. TENS units come with a set of wires and electrodes. The electrodes are best described as reusable sticky pads, these are placed on the area that is in pain. They attach to the end of the wires, which are plugged into the TENS unit. When switched on and set, the device sends low voltage electrical impulses through the wires and electrodes to the body. The electrical impulses stimulate the nerves and this releases endorphins (the body’s natural painkillers). This reduces the sensation of pain in the body and can be used for a number of pain relieving requirements, including: arthritis, diabetic neuropathy,plantar fasciitis, restless legs syndrome,tarsal tunnel syndrome. In fact, TENS therapy can be used for just about any chronic or acute pain.

TENS unit

TENS history and safety

To somebody who hasn’t tried TENS, it may sound a bit strange – and possibly even dangerous to use electricity to treat pain. However, this isn’t the case. The use of electrical stimulation for pain control can be traced back to the Romans, albeit by standing on electrical fish. Over time the concept was developed and the TENS unit arrived.Medical professionals have been prescribing TENS for over 30 years now. There have been no long or short-term health risks linked to the use of TENS units. All reputable manufacturers have their TENS units tested and cleared by the FDA.

Using a TENS unit on your feet

People who use or have used TENS units on their feet will be familiar with the standard setup (as discussed earlier, a device with electrodes). But in recent years new innovative products have been developed to work with TENS devices. Rather than just using electrodes it is possible to purchase massage shoes and TENS socks to use with the machines. These products are used to conduct the electricity and offer something different than using electrodes, only.They can be purchased as individual products, to use with an existing TENS unit or with the machine, as a package. If you want to look into a TENS unit for foot pain, read this. There are a number of options available to you, depending upon your requirements and how much you’re looking to spend.

TENS massage shoes

The next step (pun intended!)

Before running out to the shop and buying yourself a TENS unit, make sure that you book an appointment with your doctor or medical professional. While TENS units are available over the counter, without a prescription – people are advised to check that it’s going to be suitable for them. There are a handful of cases where people should not use a TENS unit so be sure to speak to an expert and do the necessary research first. Never use one of these devices without seeking professional advice and reading the instruction manual.


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What can I expect from a Botox training course?

how to inject botoxA course of training in Botox and injectable fillers is intended to train doctors, nurses, dermatologists, dentists and other professionals how to choose and how to administer the best type of treatment for a patient’s specific issue and desired result.  At, you will learn how to administer Botox, Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, and other dermal fillers in various parts of the face to achieve a number of different outcomes.  The training will be done by a specialist instructor with the help of a number of other specialists who will ensure that by the time you finish, you have a complete understanding of the areas of the face, how to determine whether a patient is a good candidate for the procedure, how to choose a product and techniques to administer the product in order to achieve any of the following goals:

  • Reduce or eliminate lines between the nose and mouth
  • Enhance and define lips
  • Fill in hollow cheeks
  • Enhance the cheekbone
  • Reduce bags under the eyes
  • Reduce the appearance of jowls and drooping around the jaw that often precedes them
  • Enhance and define a weak jawline
  • Reduce laugh lines and crows feet
  • Reduce the appearance of scars
  • Other advanced techniques, such as chin dimples and procedures involving the hands.


You will also gain a firm grasp of the various protocols specific to each product and use, including tips to ensure that you can adhere to a high standard of care for your clients.  Each syringe of any of these products contains a particular amount of the product and your training course will show you how to strategize your placement of the product so as to get maximum results with minimum product.  Your training course will provide you with a comprehensive grasp of what can and cannot be achieved with injectable dermal fillers as well as how to explain to your patients what kind of results they can expect from treatment.  This comprehensive training will help you to successfully and profitably incorporate these products and procedures into your practice.

When you start providing dermal filler injections to your patients, you may quickly find that it turns out to be one of the most rewarding parts of your practice.  Rapid, often striking and long-lasting results lead to patients who are satisfied and grateful to be looking younger and feeling more confident almost before they leave the office.

Full course Description at: Botox Training | Online Botulinum Toxin Eduction


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Spring Cleaning P5

So, my soap box.  I’m pretty loyal once in a while.  We’re talking about health care.  If I had it my way, sure you could have health insurance, but I’m not paying for your health insurance if you don’t take some personal responsibility for your health.  If I see that your lifestyle is in conjunction with the way that you should be living it, I’m not paying for your health care anymore. That’s fair, right?

So, if you want to have national health care, health care for everyone, I’ve got you. I dig it, but you know what?  People better start stepping up.  Alright, I’m done with this.

When’s my soap box?

We don’t have enough time for that.

So, what’s our approach?  We’ve got to get to the cause.  You know us.  That’s how we operate.  We’ve got to find the cause of what’s going on and then support the body.  We start with proper lifestyle and dietary changes.  There are absolutely no exceptions to this.  You and your body are not going to be friends.  If you don’t want to do this, “Fine, I’ll still love you.  Just don’t complain about how things are falling apart. I’ll do the best with what you allow me to do, but just accept it. ”

No more eating what you please.  I love chocolate. I’m glad you enjoy your cockroaches.  Just accept it.  It’s not helping your situation.  It’s nasty.   No more skipping meals.  I feel nauseated.  So?  Look, it requires pain to change.

The most important meal for these people is breakfast.  I don’t know who said that.  I thought it was some wise deal or something, something that Midwestern people on the farm.  The most important meal of the day is breakfast.

So, blood sugar people, listen up.  Your ideal meal is protein dominant, right in fatty acids, low on simple sugars.  Egg, salmon, chicken, vegetables, even high quality protein shakes with an emphasis on the high quality protein.  You are to avoid juices and sweets.  Too much sugar.  “But it makes my Clear Vite taste so much better.”  Oh well.

I was proud of Danielle.  Danielle had it with water today.  I was like, “Go, girl!” I can get it down, right?  It’s not like a slurpy.  Just get it down, right?

Snacks are an absolute must.  Snacks cannot be like a fruit.  I had a banana. I had an apple.  No apples, right?  You’re better off having a snack like an organic chicken link like sausage, which is good, by the way.  I highly recommend it.   Whole Foods.  We’re probably going to take a field trip there someday.

Why not fruits as a snack?

Because it’s too much sugar for these people with blood sugar issues.

Apples are the worst?

Alright.  If you guys want the PowerPoint, talk to someone on the staff, and we can e-mail it to you tonight because I plan ahead.

Best meals are lean meats, vegetables, beans.  So, let’s paint some pictures because I know I’m hungry.  Chicken fajitas, lots of peppers, onions, chicken, beans, non-refried beans, and if you have those tortillas that she has that are made out of brown rice, that’s good.  I should get a kickback.  Legumes are beans.

Do you see potatoes on that list?


Do you see chips on that list?


French frieds?


Rice? No.  Brown rice, but I’m kind of Asian.  Brown rice is like I stepped on the Bible or something. It’s just not right.  How can a billion people be wrong, right? S

So, this is, in many ways, more strict than the way you guys are eating now, well, not now but tomorrow because in many ways, your carbs are massively reduced.  Have you guys ever heard of the zone diet?  Something like that, but lean meat, 20%, vegetables, 80%. Are you with me?  Not the other way around.

So, when you go to Pinnacle Peak and get a nice big, old Cowgirl Steak, notice how I said Cowgirl, not Cowboy, because the Cowboy Steak’s too big for everybody in this room.

I have no idea what you’re talking about.

Does anyone know what Pinnacle Peak is?


Where is this?

There aren’t a lot of Asians in there.

Yeah, let’s send him back.  We’ll give you back.

Send him with that nice tie.


I’m never taking you to these nice, special places.  Tell my wife.

Alright. So, you have to monitor how you feel.  If you eat, you are fatigued or crave sweets afterwards, then you have consumed too many calories, and your body has surged insulin to compensate for that.  So, when get that surge of insulin, you’re like, “I need something sweet.”

Everyone’s level’s different.  That’s pretty strong.  So, you have to learn your amounts.  That’s very important.  How are we doing on time, by the way?  My soap box time off?  Yeah, we’re almost done.

You have to also have to identify your food sensitivities and your tolerances.  Now, this is important. I’m going to spend some time on this.  Many of you want a kit, and we have a kit tonight that tests for the top four food sensitivities.  What are they?  Eggs, berry, gluten, and soy.  If you consume those, and you are sensitive to those things, your body will produce, will have an immune response to it.

Well, you also have food tolerations and sensitivities that are not measure the same way.  For example, with MSG, some people really react to MSG.  Well, there are other things in this world that will do the same thing.  For example, corn.  Some people tomatoes.  Some people eggplants.  We’re going to talk more about this next week, but I really advise that when you do this it, if everything comes back negative it’s not like a stamp to say, “Bring it all on.  I can do it, and there’s no issue with it.” No, these are the top four that people have significant issues with, but other ones exist.  Sorry to burst your bubble.

So, the key goals are to remove all reasons for inflammation. When you have blood sugar problems like diabetics do, remove all reasons for your body to be inflamed. You’ve got to clean up your got.  You guys already started that process. You’re almost done with that process.  Help the body regulate blood sugar levels naturally.  Be smart on how you eat.  Minimize use of medications and side effects and dependency issues.

If we could manage our blood sugar without medication, would that be of interest to you?  Absolutely.  Would it be of interest to you to be on your medication, make some changes and realize you might not had to use as much medication?  Would that be cool?  Yeah.  “Doc, guess what?  Check my blood sugar or the last two weeks.  I made some significant changes in my lifestyle and how I eat, and my blood sugar is really low.  You think we can modify my medication?”  Absolutely, you’ll be doing that.

So, we want to prevent the medication in the first place, and if you have it, we want to minimize damage.  Prevent complications because you can have diabetes.  People with diabetes right now, anyone can make drastic changes and have it under control.

Here’s some herbs. I’m not spend time on it because I don’t have time to, but I can e-mail it to you, some herbs and nutrients that have been shown by way of studies that help with diabetes.  Here’s more.  There’s a ton of stuff out there for diabetes.

So, in closing, diabetes is very close to my heart. I remember at a young age when my grandmother come from Minnesota to visit my family.  She would, in the morning, have to pinch her arm, and then she’d take a syringe and inject the insulin right there. I mean, I was very young. I was like a kid, and it was just kind of like no big deal.  Diabetes, okay.  I didn’t really know what that meant, but I wonder now.  I wonder if she had this information and if we were able to achieve some lifestyle changes in my grandmother, I wonder if we’d be able to avoid the dementia that she went through and all the difficulties that she had.  I’d never know.

Who do you know with diabetes?  Unfortunately, I probably know people that have it that don’t know they have it.  So, you guys got to think long and hard, not only about other people but also about yourself because you guys have these issues.  You may not have diabetes, but I’ve seen enough paperwork, just the assessment forms, that so many of you guys have blood sugar issues.

I don’t know how much more to stress this that you guys got to get this one under control.  Many of you guys have made some massive changes just in the two weeks that you’ve gone through this cleanse.  The last week’s been very strict, very difficult for some of you, but man, have there been some changes in you guys.  Crazy.  I lost 15 pounds.  In two weeks? Crazy. Ten pounds? I’m up to two times a day.  From what? Every other.

So, there’s some serious things that are changing in you guys now, and that’s only after two freaking weeks.  Give your body another week. Give your body another month.  I’m excited for you, guys, if you’re excited to take that on.

So, thank you for your time.  Next week is the last day.  Next week is like the last day of the cleanse.  I’m good. I’m just like excited for Friday night.  I’m ready.

Topic next week is what’s next.  We’re going to talk now that the fast is done, what’s next?  We’re going to talk about adding foods back into your system and your menu, and we’re going to talk about the last diet.  A little taste of the last diet is it’s a three-month menu of what to eat including recipes, recipes that can go deep, but it’s a three-month cookbook/shopping list.  Really, it’s broken down for you, and some of you guys will do this.

If you follow this, you’re not starving yourself by any means.  It will require more time to prepare your food because these are recipes.  You’ve got to cook the food, you know?  I mean like meatloaf, which some people aren’t excited about.  This one’s really healthy and good, or beef and cabbage and stuffed chicken and good stuff.

So, we’ll talk about that next time, but I thank you guys for your time.  I’ll see you guys next week.  Enjoy tomorrow’s breakfast as much as I wouldn’t.  I’ll take questions.  You guys, feel free to go.

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Spring Cleaning P4

You ate all her food.  She didn’t get any. 

Yeah. I was like, I came out asking for a hamburger.

So, traditional medical model treatment approach, unfortunately, is medication, and their primarily goal is to lower your blood sugar.  Remember the analogy that we used for the house on fire?  The primary goal of the primary department is to put out the fire, and I will use any and all tools, means to get that job done.

You have diabetes.  You have an inflammatory process. Your blood sugar is so high. I’m going to do everything I can to get that under control, which they do, but once the fire is out, who do you call to rebuild the house? Do you use the hoses and the axes to rebuild the house?  No.  It requires a different mindset.

That analogy works really well with diabetes.  Unfortunately, what they do is they say, “Okay, here have this medication for the rest of your life.  We’re going to monitor your blood sugar.  We’re going to have to make some additions, subtractions.  We’ll keep it monitored.  Stay on the medication.  Don’t miss it. Don’t miss your medications.  By the way, go out and change.  Make sure you’re not eating these,” as opposed to, “Look, you’re going to have to change your lifestyle massively.”

The whole, “by the way” kind of thing is really that 80% to 90% of importance.  Medication should be when things get out of control.  If you’re monitoring, go ahead and use that medication.  Keep it at bay.  Unfortunately, it’s flip-flopped, and unfortunately, it’s because our nation wants that.  We want you to eat our crack and just take the medication to make it go away.  That’s our medication.  That’s the way we are.  That’s the way we’re trained. I mean, how many commercials have you seen of people happy, jumping through fields of lilies for a drug?  You have no idea what it does or what it’s for, but they look happy.  You want to be happy, too.

Some side effects maybe that you want to crap yourself after taking this medication.

Yeah.  We have this one doctor who was making a joke about a medication, and I can’t remember the drug.   We were, “If you’re a man and you experience an erection for four hours, please call your doctor.” I mean, if I experience an erection for four hours, I’m not calling my doctor.

So, let’s change gears.  Let’s talk drugs.  This is my least favorite subject in all of school. I just slept through that class. I could not develop the interest.  First of all, realize this. If your goal is to reduce blood sugar, medical doctors are very good with physiology.  They know how pathways work.

If you look at every single pathway that you have in your body as it pertains to sugar, and lowering sugar, they’ll look to control one little enzyme or set down something or make something reaction.  So, these seven methods are all different pathways or categories of how we control your blood sugar or how your body controls blood sugar.

So, with drugs, they will increase insulin secretion from beta cells. Your beta cells in your pancreas produce insulin.  So, they will give you a drug that will boost that because insulin is what reduces blood sugar by taking it into your cells or producing glycogen or fat, even.

They also give you a drug to inhibit or stop carbohydrate digestion.  In other words, from the moment you put the food in your mouth, what your body decides to break and use as sugar, let’s control that just like if you don’t want to be fat, don’t consume fat.  So, we’ll give you something that will bind with the fat so that I won’t even be absorbed by the body.

They also give you a drug that will delay the ingestion of carbohydrates.  They’ll give you drugs that will decrease the liver sugar output.  Remember, if you’re on a bicycle and you’re going for how many miles and your body’s out of glucose, let’s break down some glycogen.  Well, it will decrease the liver’s ability to do that.

There are some drugs that will the increase insulin-dependent glucose use in muscles.  In other words, muscles, let’s make sure you’re using more glucose.  There are some drugs that will increase your tissue’s sensitivity to insulin.  In other words, it will just make it use it better or faster.  Then, there’s obviously, we’ll just change the dosage and the insulin in your body.

That’s how they get it done. Those will fall into these categories of drug.  So, if you have diabetes or know someone who has diabetes, don’t be surprised if they’re in two or three or four different families of medications to achieve those different processes.  Don’t try pronouncing them, but each one will have different drugs in them.  These are the families, again, with the goal of what we just talked about.

Who wants to play a game?  You guys can all be one team.  Let’s play the common sense game, shall we?  Question number one: What do you think happens to the beta cells when you force your beta cells to produce more and more insulin by way of drugs?

Beta cells get exhausted.  What do beta cells do?  Produce insulin found in the pancreas.  Here’s a bonus question:  If they get exhausted, what then can happen?  They get exhausted, burnt out, and they shut down, which is called diabetes.

We’re killing ourselves.

We’re killing ourselves with the medication that they’re using to put out the fire.  Well, they’re focused on reducing blood sugar, right?  I get that, but just realize that to manage it is a whole other level.  It’s common sense, though, right?  I mean, you guys are not doctors, right?

What do you think happens when you force the pancreas to release more and more insulin, not just to produce more but to release what it has?  It becomes dependent upon that.  It becomes resistant to doing it on its own.  Make sense?

What do you think happens when you inhibit your digestive system’s ability to break down the food that you’re consuming?  No energy.  Even worse than that, if you tell your system to stop working, it does.  Doesn’t that sound silly to you?

If you did that for a very long period of time, you wouldn’t be alive.

That’s exactly right.  If you don’t use your shoulder long enough, it’s going to freeze.  If you don’t exercise, your bone density’s going to go down on fat called Wolff’s Law.

What do you think happens when you force your tissues to be more sensitive to insulin? Hint, cocaine, antibiotics, painkillers. “You know what, doc?  The medication doesn’t seem to be working like it was before.”  “Oh, no problem.  Let’s just increase the dose.” “You know, I was doing good, but I don’t think it’s doing good anymore.” Have you guys heard of antibiotic resistance to bacteria?

It requires more and more to produce the same or less effect.  Increased resistance, insulin resistance. Anyone getting depressed yet?

What do you think happens when you give insulin? You gain weight, for sure.  If I’m giving you insulin, you say your body will stop producing it. Well, tissues become more insulin-resistant, but you’re absolutely right.  So, like in a team, if someone’s doing all the work, I’m going to go on vacation.  Thanks, doc.

So, how common is common sense?  It’s actually very dangerous? “Well, but it’s what my medical doctor said I need to do.”  You’re absolutely right.  Who here knows diabetic patients that started with one medication then to another medication of another family then to another medication of a different family, and now they’re threatening you, “Look, if things don’t change, we’re going to have to put on the insulin.”  It’s like the biggest threat.  Diabetics get like, “I know what this is.”

Then, when we talk with them, “Look, you’re going to have to make some lifestyle changes.”  “I don’t want to give up my coffee and my donut in the morning.” Then, you want to talk about dying sooner.

I keep on my desk.  Actually, it came out March 15th.  So, a month ago.  LA Times. I don’t read the newspaper often, but this day, I happened to.  Maybe once a week.  “Intensive Therapy May Hurt Diabetics”.  That kind of sparked my interest.  What’s this?  Studies suggest that doctors may have reached the limit on what they can do.  What!?  I’ve got to read more.

Then I read the other point about a thing written by Dr. Denize Morton.  It said, “The standard care approaches are pretty good.” Huh!? You’re kidding, right?  I know what the standard approaches are.  They suck.  People are dying as a result of the standard approaches.  They’re not pretty good.  It actually says that if we try to go beyond that, it doesn’t provide any additional benefit.  No joke.  In fact, it makes them worse.  The article even talks about how another person goes on more therapy in order to reduce their blood sugar levels or the hypertension or lipid panels.  It makes them sicker or worse.  Their lifestyle goes down.

So, I’m like, “I’ve got to read this whole thing here,” but the good news is always a bright side.  She says, “The following show that this will reduce the cost and potential side effects of drug therapy.” It means that patients will not have to work as hard at reducing sugar and lipid and blood pressure.

Okay, first of all, I must be looking at something a little bit different here. I see the good side that now that studies support that more drugs are not better and recommending them is a bad idea, that’s going to save on costs.  I got you.  I’m with you.

Yes, by not having those things, those extra things, will minimize all the side effects. I agree with you, but to say that a person has to now not work as hard to lower these different things, you’re on some cocaine.  Okay.

My personal opinion, I love that.  Her personal opinion is that we need to put more effort and prevention.  No kidding.  By the way, she’s like big whoop-di-do somewhere with the National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute.  She says that if we prevent diabetes in the first place, we reduce risk.  Once they have diabetes and risk factors, we, as doctors, are never going to be able to treat down to a level of risk as if they have never had the disease or diabetes.  That is absolutely true.

In other words, work out your salvation. Look, this is a serious matter. If you don’t take care of this now before you’re full on diabetic, it’s never going to be easier.  What’s scary is this happened a month ago, and this is still news.  Man, we’ve got a lot of work to do.

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So, just like your helping to support your adrenals, you don’t want to cut the adrenals down like, “I’m going to treat myself to a cup of Starbucks, a big one.” Caffeine is bad like cocaine.

What other kinds of things besides caffeine?

Anything that’ll stimulate you.  Stimulus.  There are some healthy stimulants like your styles and all that stuff, but you know.  Education is vital.  You guys have gone through a course, so far, of now the fourth lecture of education on these things.  You guys know more about these topics even though you guys don’t really know it.  You guys have just been bombarded with information that you haven’t quite absorbed, but you guys know more than some people out there.  It’s not even funny.

You’re going to go to your doctor and say, “Can you tell me a little bit more about reactive hypoglycemia?” “So, how do you feel today? How can I help you?” So, hopefully, you guys will identify that you have these conditions, and you’ll take it upon yourself to dig more because this is you.  No one should care more about your health than you.  You’re kind of brainwashed.  It’s scary.

Bring out the Amway.  Let’s go.  Great soap by the way.  We’re not selling it.

So, let’s change here.  Let’s talk about high blood sugar conditions.  You see insulin resistance and diabetes.  You know, before I mentioned insulin resistance.  For the sake of tonight, I’m combining early insulin resistance and insulin resistance together.

So, the problem with chronic hyperglycemia, the problem with having too much blood sugar is this:  If you have too much blood sugar in your system, it will oxidize into something called a free radical.  Has anyone heard that term before?


Free radicals are connected, based on your memory, with what?  Cancer. Anything else?

Heart disease.

What’s that?  Heart disease.  Anything else?  Atherosclerosis.  Anything else?  What about like wrinkles? Come on.  Skin. Wrinkles.  I’ve seen enough commercials.  I’ve seen enough, my wife’s into Cosmo.  They’re always fun to read. I read it for the articles.

When you look at this, it will start to cause inflammation in the body, and that will destroy body tissues.  So, you want to know why diabetic patients have these problems?  Because their tissue’s being destroyed by this inflammatory process.  What tissues?  Your eyes.  What’s the number one cause of diabetes in the United States?  Diabetes.

Kidneys, which can cause kidney failure.  Nerves.  The number one cause of neuropathy is diabetes.  Skin conditions.  Mucus membranes, which is in our gut and our mouth.  Fetus, pregnancy stuff.  Pancreas.  Fat. Muscle.  Liver.  The vascular system.  Blood sugar that’s chronically high will destroy your body in a slow and a terrible, ugly, and unhappy process.

This is why I said, the first time we met, “If you guys are okay with the concept of having diabetes and just being, ‘I’ve accepted it.  It runs in my family. I’m told I’m going to have it.  I’m just expecting to have it.’” Also, realize what that entails if it goes unmanaged.  Okay?  This is a free country.  We’re blessed with free will.

So, insulin resistance.  Let’s talk about this.  Again, early insulin resistance, insulin resistance is also called metabolic syndrome and syndrome X.  They’re all synonymous with insulin resistance.  It’s something that we’re learning more and more of.  There’s more research about it which is good because with more research comes more education, which means we can do something about it.

So, insulin resistance.  Your cell receptor sites that will connect with the insulin, in other words, these locks which are waiting for the key to be unlocked so that the glucose can go in, they become unresponsive.  This is due to many, many different physiological mechanisms.  We’re not going to go through them tonight, but this can be found to be a contradicting factor for diabetes, cardiovascular disease, sleep apnea, hormone metabolism disorder, obesity, and certain kinds of cancer, which are all the same kinds of things that happen as a result of diabetes. You’ll see that it makes sense.

Some symptoms include fatigue because fatigue is about energy, and energy in our body is glucose.  Cravings for sugar.  Inability to lose weight.  Constant hunger. Fatigue after meals, and migrating aches and pains. This kind of looks like diabetes just not as bad.

The signs and all those lab results, all the things that we can measure with you are all these things.  Is there a way that we can detect this?  Yes, there is.  Is it being checked for by our medical professionals?  Not as much as really want it to.

Your baby’s not on silent.  What happened? She’s saying, “Hi.”

So, elevated glucose, elevated insulin, elevated triglycerides.  Looking at the ratio between cholesterol and triglycerides, you have low HDL, which is the good stuff, elevated uric acid, and increased waist-hip ratio.  I’ll give you specifics on that.  Elevated blood pressure and central obesity.

So, this is how this syndrome, based on the studies are being diagnosed.  Clinically, this is how they’re being picked up on.  If you have three of these five, you have syndrome X.  Your abdominal obesity, your circumference.  For men, it’s 40 inches.  For women, it’s 35 inches.  I know it’s not fair.  Men get more leeway than women.

Fasting glucose greater than or equal to 110 and less than 126.  Blood pressure greater than or equal to 130/80.  Triglycerides greater than or equal to 150.  These numbers don’t really make sense to you guys unless you’ve had a blood works done.  Even then, all your doctor typically looks at is the column that’s bolded, high, low.

HDL cholesterol, men, under 40.  For women, 50.  So, if you have three of these, you have insulin resistance based on the studies being done.  Who says they might have this problem?

What’s the HDL got to do with that one?

Your ability to deal to with fat.  It’s HDL.  LDL transport the cholesterol in a wide response. You’ll see a lot of fat panels when we look at blood sugar.

So, the treatment for insulin resistance. Well, unfortunately, the treatment and medical models are lacking because it’s like most people don’t even know about it, but they will technical say, “Well, based on this, you’re a borderline diabetic. I suggest you make some lifestyle changes.  Watch the sugars.  Don’t eat the sugars. Don’t eat bananas.  Lose some weight and exercise,” rather than, “You’re going to die.  Can you hear me now?”

So, they need to get in your face and have a serious heart to heart conversation with you about this situation because otherwise, you are going to part of the diabetic population.  One out of four, really?  How do we deal with it functionally?  Hold that thought.  We’re going to talk about it when we get to diabetes.  Same answer.

So, diabetes type II. It’s diagnosed by having two consecutive fasting blood sugar tests that are elevated with the references that you read, over 108, over 100. Depending on the people that you talk about to, they use 108, even 100.  Having two of those consecutively, you have diabetes.  Does that mean you’re doomed to death?  No because there are different levels and variation.  Symptoms are similar to insulin resistance, just worse.

Causes.  Well, there’s a genetic predisposition which can completely be kept at bay by leading a healthy, happy lifestyle.  Having insulin resistance and secondary to other illnesses or medication.

Here are some risk factors.  Take a look at them.  Older than 45.  You’re like, “Okay, check.”  Obesity.  Check. Family history of diabetes.  DM, diabetes mellitus.  That’s the kind diabetes we’re talking about.  There are different types of diabetes.  We’re talking about diabetes mellitus.  If you’re Hispanic, native American, African-American, Asian-American, Pacific Islander, any correlation thereof, you’re at risk.  That’s pretty much everyone in the room except those two guys.

So, that song that I know called “Kill White” worked. Give me the five-minute warning so that Michael and I can leave early.

You’re right.  It’s not often that my wife is a minority in the room.

History of chronic glucose tolerance issues, hypertensions, lipid problems known as not enough high density and too much of the triglycerides.  That’s a lot of triglycerides, over 250, and a history of gestational diabetes.  In other words, when you’re pregnant, you have diabetic issues, or if you have a baby that was over 9 pounds.   I was 10 pounds.

That’s why my mom has back problems.

Okay, once I found out what a C-section. I had no idea because I was just a small thing.  Once I found out, I was like, “Mom, sorry.  I had no idea what I was a C-section.”  What she went through was just. Ow.

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This is what we don’t like, lipogenesis.  Lipo means fat.  Genesis means creation of.  So, creation of fat.  For those of you who are looking to lose weight and if you have extra weight, a good thing that helps you mentally rather than saying “I’m fat” is to mentally start telling yourself and understanding that you have extra energy that you are able to burn.  The mindset is powerful when this comes to weight loss and this issue.

So, here’s some labs that we use to evaluate blood sugar condition.  One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, if I counted right.  Diabetics typically will have their blood sugar checked by finger every morning or numerous times during the day depending on how aggressive their situation is, and what are they measuring? Blood sugar, not fasting.  When you have a blood panel on you, you have to be fasting for at least 12 hours, but we need at least 10.  We typically find someone that will cheat a little bit.

Triglycerides, total cholesterol, LDL, LDH, sodium, potassium are all things that we look at.  This last one, the diabetics, hopefully you have heard of this before, hemoglobin A1c.  That is a part of your red blood cell that binds to glucose in your blood.  This is a better indicator of how your body has been doing with its blood sugar levels over a long period of time.  Glucose depends upon whether you ate or not.  This one does not.  This gives us a picture of how you’ve done for the past number of months.  So, people are starting to use this more often.  Unfortunately, it’s still not a typical thing when they’re diagnosing blood sugar.  It’s unfortunate.

Let’s talk about some specific conditions.  If you think of blood sugar conditions, there’s two families.  The family on the left is the low blood family while the right is the high blood sugar family.  Well, you see two that red.  These are the only two that really exist in the world of your true medical model.  That’s a problem because here, guess what?  It’s too late.  In other words, you’ve got to minimize the damage.

Hypoglycemia, you’ll see it tonight that their definition of hypoglycemia is kind twisted.  So, we’re going to talk more than the minimum.  Let’s get into it.

So, hypoglycemia.  Hypoglycemia, by definition, means hunger or less or not enough or underproduction.  Glycemia is, emia is blood and gly is the sugar.  So, low sugar in the blood.  You guys are learning Latin tonight.  In this day and age, by diagnosis it’s very rare to be labeled with this diagnosis based on the standards that are being used today.  Let me explain why.

When you do a fasting blood glucose test on you, in order for you to be officially diagnosed with hypoglycemia, you have to be below the pathologic range.  You guys remember the pathologic curve?  Remember the functional range?  Remember the pathologic range?  So, you have to be below the pathologic range.

Now, our functional range when we evaluate you guys is between 85 to 100.  Most laboratories, their pathologic range will be below 60.  The most popular lab in the United States uses 45. That’s really low.  So, you would have significant hypoglycemia symptoms way before you even hit that number, and by that time, you’ve got some other significant issues going on.  I mean, if you’re that point, you get up and faint.  So, that’s not really a very usable definition by our standards, but it’s still the definition standard of hypoglycemia is to have a fasting blood sugar below that pathologic range.  Not good enough for us.

So, what are some causes of hypoglycemia?  Well, no eating, abnormal cortisol levels from hypoadrenemia.  In other words, your adrenal glands are not producing effectively.  Remember, we talked about the association between those two things?  Hypothyroidism is also another cause.  Drug side effects.  If you’re taking drugs, you’ve got to look at side effects and tumors, all different kinds, especially if they’re related to thyroid.

Here’s some symptoms.  Symptoms are things that you feel.  So, fatigue in the afternoon, mental confusion without meals, lethargy, headaches, blurred vision, and sleep challenges.  Some of you are like, “I could probably see that with myself.” You’ll feel these before you get to that 45 level of glucose.  You’ll feel these things.

So, the typical treatment.  Well, based on laboratory results, if you have hypoglycemia, you need to eat better.  Okay.  What do I have?  You’re going to be blown away by this phrase that you have been labeled with, and everything after that, you’re kind of like, “Huh?” Then, they’re already out of the room for the next patient.  That’s not uncommon, right?

So, the problem is that even if they say, “Let’s eat properly now,” other factors have been ignore like the adrenals, for example.  You have to address the adrenal relationship.  They also fail to stress the important of controlling the issue.  Have some snacks.  Have frequent, small meals.  Make sure you have protein with every meal.”  Very general, brief kind of recommendations, no, “Okay, you don’t realize.  This is life-threatening.  If you don’t get this thing under control, your body’s going to be screwed up for a very long time.”

If your doctor spoke to you on that level, you might kind of listen.  “What?  What?  Huh?” Right?  So, it’s vital that you are educated on how to properly eat when you have this condition. Guess what? You guys, starting tomorrow, will be eating the more appropriate way to manage this kind of thing.

So, the other problem, medical doctors, when you look at their training in terms of nutrition, very low.  I have a very good friend who is a registered dietitian, and she told me a number of different experiences that she’s had with her medical doctors that scare here because they’re barking orders at her when what they’re saying is really contraindicated for a person’s condition.  So, she has to tell the doctor because you can’t in front of a patient.  They’ll just freak out, but they just have no clue.  That’s kind of how they are with back pain.

Let’s talk about reactive hypoglycemia.  Reactive hypoglycemia is that area that you’re not full on diagnosed with hypoglycemia.  Reactive hypoglycemia is reactive.  In other words, you have hypoglycemia as a reaction to something else.  What is that something else?  Eating.  When you’re eating, your body changes.  That’s an indication.  So, a decrease in blood sugar within 2 to 5 hours after you meal, and this is due to abnormal fluctuations in the insulin and the cortisol.  I have this.

Now, things to know about this.  Diets high in simple sugars in conjunction with missing meals is the recipe for destruction.  Isn’t that some recipe for destruction?

Sounds like an AC/DC song.

Maybe Guns N Roses when I had my long hair.

So, this is crucial that you guys get this.  You guys got to get this.  This is an early stage of insulin resistance.  If this is not controlled, you’ll go down the path of diabetes.  If you guys don’t realize how serious diabetes is, I encourage you to go online.  Do a Google search for diabetes, and go to image.  You know what I’m talking about on top?  Click “Images”, and take a look at some of the pictures of what diabetes can do.  Read some of the blogs of people with diabetes.

So, a typical profile for a person with hypoglycemia is that they miss meals.  They eat foods high in sugar, sweets, carbs.  They depend upon caffeine.  They crash in the afternoon due to a lack of energy. Does this sound true to anyone yet?  They crave sweets and salt all day like, “Didn’t I just see you with a back of Doritos chips and now you’re eating a Snickers bar?” It’s like they’ve got this, “I need to have my sweet, my salt, or the other.”  They have a hard time waking up in the morning and a hard time sleeping through the night.   Sound familiar?  Yeah.

Anybody need tissues for crying?  No.

Well, this is the other dangerous part for this condition.  There is no lab.  This is not something that’s getting tested or screened for.  This is not something that you read about in the newspaper.  The awareness of this level of this condition is squat.  So, if labs don’t show it, then there’s going to be no treatment offered by a medical doctor.  There’s no pamphlet he’s going to give you.  He’s not even going to recommend that you’re going to change your eating habits.  He won’t even know.  Ignorance is not bliss in this scenario.

So, how do we deal with it?  I mean, I’ve got it.  I tell myself I still have it because I want to maintain a certain way that I eat, but the way that we look at you when we do blood work on you is we look at two specific things in this case.  We look at glucose if it’s less than 85. In other words, between the 85 mark and the pathologic range, you’re in the reactive hypoglycemia.  It’s not a full on hypoglycemia, but you’ve got the reactive portion of it, and/or an HDL that’s less than 140.  So, we can pick up on it before it actually hits you.

Management.  Well, guess what?  It’s back to changing eating habits again.  You guys are going to say, “Over and over and over again.”  Change your eating habits, you’ve got to.  Eating breakfast even if you feel nauseated.  If you look at that, and you’re like, “I’m going to hurl,” get it down.  Even if at first it’s a little bit at a time, you have to reprogram your body’s hormones so that you don’t get that nauseated feeling.  That nauseated feeling is related to your adrenals.  You have to reprogram your body.  As my father would say, “Develop an interest.”  You have to deal with the adrenal issues. You have to, have to, have to and avoid adrenal stimulus.

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Okay, Let’s go for it.  Home stretch.  So, how bad has it really been?  This last week is tough.  As I told you, I’m so looking forward to tomorrow’s breakfast.  So, to tell you guys, I’ve actually no problem with this.  I’ve enjoyed this, this process.  Yeah, I’m ready for some products of the animals.

So, how are you guys feeling?  I know some of you guys have had a lot of digestive issues going on as a result of this detoxification phase, and that is to be expected.  Your body’s probably getting more fire in this last week than in the last two months, a lot of fire.  So, it’s not uncommon to have that.

Who, here, thinks that now they could actually survive on a vegetarian lifestyle? I don’t prefer to either, but I feel I have to. Yes.  You found out that chicken wasn’t organically fed and how bad that really was, or cow meat, beef, was really bad unless it was prepared or grown or grazed naturally through the fields rather than pumped full of hormones rather than these other things.  If you really found how bad that stuff was, which we’re not going to talk about.

So, does anyone want to share an experience so far?  We’re two weeks into it.  I mean, you guys have survived the most difficult part of the entire process so next week is going to be easy.  What’s that? No, it gets easier from here now. It gets easier. Anyone want to share anything?  Experiences? How they’ve done, results they’ve tracked?

I’m wearing my tester.  Anyone have a pair of pants that they… Test belt.  Yeah, test belt.  Test pants.  We all have an outfit that like, “Man, uh oh. I’m growing out of it.  I’d rather watch myself.”  I heard women have certain pairs of jeans.  I’m not sure if that’s true or not, but I’m assuming that’s true.  Does anyone have any experiences they want to share?

I’ll share.  I had some high blood pressure so I’m on real life medication, but I wish I had taken my blood pressure before I started this. I didn’t think about it.

I wouldn’t suspect too much of a change within two weeks because that’s one of the things that changes more slowly, but if you were to compare it in a month.  Cholesterol’s usually a month.  Yeah, your cholesterol’s going down.  Anything else? Yes?

I’ve been going through several medical issues, and my sister’s with me a lot.  A lot of times she’s eating lunch with us or dinner with us, and she told me when she tests in the morning, her blood sugar is good.  That was from the lentil stew and the stewed veggies.

Yeah.  Where are my diabetics here? Okay. So, tonight’s for you, guys, but really for everyone else because you guys already know you have diabetes.  Tonight’s all about blood sugar.

So, studies indicate that diabetes will bankrupt the nation’s health care system.  A study in 2004 said one out of four Americans have diabetes.  That’s a lot. Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness, amputation, and neuropathy.  How many are in the room?  There are 27 in the room so you do the math, Matt.

That’s a lot of cases, seven people, and how many raised their hands? 


So, five of you don’t know that you have diabetes right now based on that statistic, and I know it’s not me so you guys are in trouble.

Neuropathy is a nerve problem.  Diabetic neuropathy is something that your nerve endings start to die to the point where you don’t even feel the bottom of your foot. In which case, when you would step on a rock in your shoe, normally you take it out, but if you don’t feel it, you just keep walking on it.  That just starts tearing the flesh.  Your muscles can’t even win so at that point, it just starts eating away at the flesh to the point where because you have the diabetic neuropathy, the tissue doesn’t heal because you don’t have nerve innervation to that tissue.  Your immune system won’t respond the same way.  It won’t grow.

In fact, they’ve done studies where they take a rat, poor rat, where they will pinch a nerve going down one side of the body and slice that arm and slice the arm on the other side.  Then they’ll see a massive difference in the healing of the sides.  So, nerve problem’s bad.

So, why do we have this huge problem?  Well, unfortunately it’s out diet, high saturated fat at that and lots of refined sugars.  So, unfortunately, the term diet, food, it’s a lot.  Unfortunately, it’s what has to change.

Does anyone know any diabetics that have neuropathies?  It’s not pretty.  So, why is blood sugar so important?   Well, any imbalances in your blood sugar will disrupt what different physiologic pathways?  Every single pathologic pathway is affected by blood sugar issues.  Why is that?

When you have an increase in your oxidative stress.  We’ll get into that. I try not too technical, but at the same time, I need to get a little technical so that you guys realize the impact of what we’re doing here.  So, if I lose you, let me know or give me a glazed over look, and I’ll try to back up.

We need glucose because it’s our energy.  We need this energy for our brain to function and for muscles to work.  Any bodily function needs glucose.  Glucose is how we get that energy.  Does anybody remember the Krebs cycle from school?  You guys memorize this funky little thing that didn’t make any sense to you whatsoever on your physiology test, but you needed to memorize it just to pass?  No.  That’s right.  Short term memory, right? Your brain is trying to memorize it the night before.

So, unfortunately, I have to go over some terms and definitions, but I try to keep it simple.

I believe it’s nine ATP produced by one cycle.                                

Oh, stop it.  So, insulin.  Everyone’s heard of insulin before.  Insulin is good or bad?  Depends.  So, it’s a hormone secreted by the pancreas.  The pancreas is that organ that’s deep down right here, and it stimulates the uptake of glucose in the cells.  In other words, it’s the key that unlocks the cell to allow glucose to go through the door just like magnesium is the key that unlocks the bone cell to get calcium in the door, but insulin is a hormone, and it promotes glycogen production.

Glycogen production is really a type of storage.  It’s a form of glucose being stored in your muscle. In other words, when you don’t need all the glucose, insulin will say, “Well, we’ve got enough glucose in the body.  Let’s store it somewhere.”  So, it will store it a couple of different ways.

One, it’s going to store it in the muscle tissue, which is good.  That’s why you see marathon runners or documentary on Tour de France athletes and what their meals look like a couple of days before they race.  I’m talking about massive amounts of pasta.  I don’t want to get you guys hungry, but these guys were just sucking down constantly.  That’s because it’s stored in their muscle tissue to be used and broken down into glucose when they need it.

The other place where insulin will decide to store glucose is the thing that we don’t like.  Fat.  So, glucose will be stored in different ways.  One is in a good storage system, in the muscle, and the other one is fat.  We’ll talk more about that in a second.  Insulin, if you can’t make more insulin, in other words, your body is unable to produce insulin, you now have a condition called diabetes.  Diabetes type II we’ll talk about.  Type I I’m not going to talk about much.

Type I is you probably have a problem from youth.  Maybe a virus itself caused some kind of autoimmune condition or your body started attacking the cells that produce insulin.  We’re not going to talk about that tonight.  We’re going to talk about the type II tonight.

The problem with the type II is that your cells become desensitized to insulin, and this is why someone says, specifically a doctor, says to you, “You’ve got borderline diabetes.  Make some changes.” Unfortunately, our population has become desensitized to “borderline” diabetes.  What’s that really mean?  It has no impact in my life.  It doesn’t strike fear in my soul when you say “borderline” diabetes.  In fact, it means I don’t have to make much changes at all.  It’s no big deal. I don’t have it.  I’m good. Right?

That’s not the case.  It’s actually a pretty ugly situation.  So, insulin resistance is when you have problems with your blood sugar, but you don’t have full on diabetes yet.  We’re going to talk more about this.  I’m just going to give you guys a little taste before we get a little deeper on some things because some of you have a certain syndrome X.  Some of you have insulin resistance.

Medication, unfortunately, is how you are managed as a diabetic.  That is the traditional medical model today.  Medication.  In fact, the first thing we do is go into medication tonight, but you’re like, “We don’t have diabetes.  Why do we need to go into medication?”  It’s because you need to go into the process with which when you get diabetes, for the five of you that don’t know yet, god forbid, it’s helpful if you understand the processes.

Cortisol.  Does that sound familiar? Cortisol comes from where?  Yes.  It’s the stress hormone associated with the adrenal glands, and, in many ways, cortisol works not opposite but different than insulin. Insulin takes your glucose and takes it into a cell, right?  Cortisol tells the body, “I need more glucose.”  So, when you’re stressed out, when you’re about to fight this lion that’s about to consume you, your body gets stressed out.  It gets a signal sent out, “I need more energy.  Produce more glucose because I’m about to run or about to have this fight with this lion.”

So, the body’s like, “I need energy.”  So, cortisol because of that stress response, will tell your body to produce more glucose, break it down.  This is why adrenal problem such as what we’ve talked about in the past are so important to diagnose and manage if you have any level of blood sugar problem.  If you ignore your adrenal glands, as a diabetic, as an insulin-resistant person, as a hyperglycemic, you will not have success managing your blood sugar.

So, are you saying, Dr. Don, that if my doctor’s not managing my adrenal, I will never have my diabetes under control?  Yes.  That’s exactly what I’m saying.  Does it happen? All day long.

Glycogen.  Glycogen is that form that we talked about with glucose that’s stored in muscle and liver.  We already talked about if you eat, liver tissues will absorb that glucose and store the extra glucose there as glycogen.  Glycogen is that form of glucose.  We don’t need to talk about those other terms.

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