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Dietary modifications and supplementation often
improve high blood pressure, high blood fats, and high
blood sugars characteristic of diabetes. Failure to
monitor these changes and adjust medications
accordingly may result in low blood sugars, low blood
pressure, or other undesirable consequences.
The Big Picture
• At the current rate of growth
some estimate that more than
half of all Americans will have
type 2 diabetes by 2020.
• Both the financial costs and the
toll in terms of human suffering
are incalculable. “Putting out
fires is expensive. Preventing
them is cheap.”
Shallenberger, Frank, The Type 2 Diabetes Breakthrough,
Laguna Beach, CA.: Basic health Publications, 2006, 15.
The Current Approach to Diabetes
• “Among doctors, the death rate from
diabetes was reported to be 35 percent
higher than that of laymen. ‘If doctors
die from diabetes more often than do
laymen,’ reasons Dr. Lowenstein,
‘maybe it is because the accepted
methods of treating diabetes are at
fault. Since doctors are more likely to
follow these methods religiously,
maybe that is why they are more apt to
die from them than laymen are!’”
Philpott, William, and Kalita, Dwight, Victory Over
Diabetes, New Canaan, CT: Keats Publishing, 1983, 5.
Types of Diabetes
Gestational Diabetes
• Temporary blood sugar
problems brought about by
• Blood sugar levels need to be
monitored so that blood sugar
fluctuations do not damage
the fetus.
• Can usually be controlled by
Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes
• Formerly known as insulin
dependent diabetes mellitus
• The body can not
manufacture insulin due to
destruction of the beta cells of
the pancreas early in life.
• Currently insulin is required
throughout life.
• Usually diagnosed before 30
years of age.
Type 2 Adult Onset Diabetes
• Formerly known as noninsulin dependent diabetes
• 90% of the diagnosed
diabetes cases
• The body loses the ability to
use insulin efficiently allowing
blood sugar levels to rise.
• This disorder is characterized
by “insulin resistance.”
Insulin is produced, often at
excessive levels, but the cells
can not respond to it.
Type 2 Adult Onset Diabetes
• As the beta cells of the adult onset
diabetic are overworked to produce
ever more insulin free radical damage
begins destroying the ability to
produce insulin.
• Thus there are two types of adult
onset diabetics, those who are
producing excessive insulin and those
who do not produce enough and are
in the process of becoming Type 1
diabetics with an inability to produce
insulin. A low insulin condition is
much more difficult to treat.
Type 3 Diabetes
• Transient electromagnetic fields (dirty electricity), in the kilohertz
range on electrical wiring, may be contributing to elevated blood
sugar levels among diabetics and pre-diabetics. By closely following
plasma glucose levels in four Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics, we find
that they responded directly to the amount of dirty electricity in
their environment. In an electromagnetically clean environment,
Type 1 diabetics require less insulin and Type 2 diabetics have
lower levels of plasma glucose. Dirty electricity, generated by
electronic equipment and wireless devices, is ubiquitous in the
environment. Exercise on a treadmill, which produces dirty
electricity, increases plasma glucose. These findings may explain
why brittle diabetics have difficulty regulating blood sugar.
Havas, Magda., Dirty electricity elevates blood sugar among electrically sensitive diabetics and may
explain brittle diabetes, Electromagn Biol Med, 2008;27(2):135-146.
Type 3 Diabetes
• Based on estimates of people who suffer from symptoms of
electrical hypersensitivity (3-35%), as many as 5-60 million
diabetics worldwide may be affected. Exposure to
electromagnetic pollution in its various forms may account for
higher plasma glucose levels and may contribute to the
misdiagnosis of diabetes. Reducing exposure to electromagnetic
pollution by avoidance or with specially designed GS filters may
enable some diabetics to better regulate their blood sugar with
less medication and borderline or pre-diabetics to remain non
diabetic longer.
Havas, Magda., Dirty electricity elevates blood sugar among electrically sensitive diabetics and
may explain brittle diabetes, Electromagn Biol Med, 2008;27(2):135-146.
Body Signs Associated with
Central Adiposity
• AKA: Potbelly, beer belly syndrome,
dunlop’s disease (the belly lops over the belt),
the furniture disease (the chest drops in the
• Insulin levels increase in an attempt to
remove glucose from the bloodstream.
• Dr. Saverio Stranges and his associates at the
State University of New York found that the
potbelly is a better predictor of abnormal
liver function in both men and women than is
body weight.
Stranges, Saverio, et al, Journal of Hepatology, March 2004. “Potbelly: It’s strongly linked to
liver damage,” USA Weekend, Aug. 13-15, 2004, p. 10.
Diabetic Risk
• “Your risk for diabetes
goes up when your belt
size gets to 40” for men—
about 38” for women.”
Perry, Patrick, “The Emerging Diabetes
Epidemic,” The Saturday Evening Post,
March/April 2002, p. 16.
Upper Body Weight Gain
Weight gain above the waist is
characterized by abnormally large fat
cells. Weight gain below the waist is
associated with abnormal numbers of
small fat cells--possibly associated with
malnutrition during development.
Ahmed H. Kissebah of the medical
college of Wisconsin has noted a very
strong correlation between an upper
body weight gain pattern among
women and diabetes.
One-fourth of the 40% of American
women who are overweight will have
upper body weight gain.
Six out of ten of these manifested
preclinical diabetes and 16% had the
full-blown disease.
Maugh, Thomas, “A New Marker for Diabetes,”
Science, Vol. 215, Feb. 5, 1982, p. 651.
Skin Tags
Skin tags are little folds of skin often
found on the neck, shoulder and
underarm. Dr. Jack Margolis of the
Veteran’s Hospital in Big Spring,
Texas found that 72% of the patients
he examined with skin tags were
diabetic. Some of the patients who did
not have diabetes went on to develop it
several years later.
Margolis, Jack, and Margolis, Lawrence, “Skin Tags--A
Frequent Sign of Diabetes Mellitus,” New England Journal
of Medicine, Vol. 294, No. 21, May 20, 1976, p. 1184.
Skin Tags
“Of the 500 patients examined, 47
had single or multiple skin tags. Of the
47 patients with skin tags, 34 had
diabetes mellitus as noted by repeat
fasting blood sugar of 130 mg per 100
ml or higher and two-hour
postprandial sugar of over 150 mg per
100 ml….One can almost predict that
a male patient will have diabetes if the
lesions are multiple, large,
hyperpigmented and bilateral.”
Margolis, Jack, “Skin Tags—A Frequent Sign of
Diabetes Mellitis,” New World Journal of Medicine, Vol.
294, No. 21, May 20, 1976, p. 1184.
Calluses: Hyperkeratosis Follicularis
Calluses develop from pressure on the skin.
Many schoolchildren will have calluses where
they hold a pencil. Deficiencies of vitamins A
and B3 can contribute to more calluses—
especially on the bottom of the feet where they
often splinter and form needles. Vitamin A or
essential fatty acid deficiency is often involved
with a buildup of skin in the area of the hair
follicles (hyperkeratosis follicularis). Calluses
are common in diabetics.
Altschule, Mark D., Nutritional Factors in General Medicine, Springfield, Illinois:
Charles C. Thomas, 1978, pp. 90-93.
Kauffman, William, “Niacinamide: A Most Neglected Vitamin,” Journal of the
International Academy of Preventative Medicine, Vol. VIII, No. 1, Winter 1983, p. 7.
• “In diabetes mellitus…patients
show readily visible signs of
vitamin A deficiency in the form of
perifollicular hyperkeratosis over
the trunk and proximal parts of
the extremities and also very thick
and resistant calluses on the feet
and elbows….vitamin A…is not
readily available for body use in
zinc deficiency.”
Altschule, Mark, M.D., Nutritional Factors in
General Medicine, Springfield, Charles C. Thomas,
1978, 93.
Diabetic Fingerprint patterns
• Professor Robert Davis of the
Pennsylvania College of Podiatric
Medicine believes that the ridge pattern
on hands and feet can predict the
likelihood of developing diabetes. In a
study of 100 patients, half of whom were
diabetics, researchers correctly
identified the diabetics 81% of the time
by looking for a distinctive loop ridge
pattern on the index finger (loops
greater than or equal to seven) and a
triangular loop on the ball of the foot
just below the big toe.
Erlick, Nelson, et al., “A Dermatoglyphic Predictive Index for Maturity-onset
Diabetes Mellitus,” Journal of the American Podiatry Association, Vol. 73, No. 9,
September 1983, p. 467.
“Fingerprints may reveal diabetic tendencies,” The Fresno Bee, March 9, 1983, p.
Dupuytren’s Contracture
• Dupuytren’s contracture is a
condition in which the skin shrinks
and hardens in the center of the
hand. This condition has been helped
with supplementation with vitamin E
and zinc. Other antioxidants may
Nikolowski, W., “Vitamin E in Dermatology,” Vitamins, Nutley, New Jersey: Hoffman La
Roche, 1970, p. 34.
Kirk, J.E., and Chieffi, M., “Tocopherol Administration to Patients with Dupuytren’s
Contracture: Effect on Plasma Tocopherol Levels and Degree of Contracture,” Proc. Soc.
Exptl. Biol. Med. 80, 565-8 (1952).
Spring, Maxwell, and Cohen, Berton D., “Dupuytren’s Contracture: Warning of Diabetes,”
New York State Journal of Medicine, May 1, 1970, p. 1037.
Dupuytren’s and Diabetes
• Dr. Maxwell Spring and Dr.
Berton D. Cohen, New York
Medical College and the BronxLebanon Hospital Center,
found more than a 90%
incidence of glucose intolerance
in patients who have
Dupuytren’s contracture. Not
all these patients show full
clinical diabetes melitus, but the
abnormal glucose tolerance
suggests that they may be in the
incipient stage.
Leake, Chauncey, “New sign for incipient diabetes,” Geriatrics
v.23, Oct. 1968.
Discoloration of the Skin of the Lower Leg
• Necrobiosis Lipoidica
• Discoloration of the skin of the lower leg
is both a predictor of the development of
diabetes and also sometimes
accompanies blood sugar disorders. It is
believed to result from deterioration of
the circulatory system.
Wright, Jonathan, M.D., Dr. Jonathan V. Wright’s Nutrition & Healing,
Phoenix, AZ: Publishers Mgmt. Corp., March 1999, p. 5. Kraft, J.,
“Detection of diabetes mellitus in situ (occult diabetes),” Lab Med 1975;
Complications of Diabetes
Fish Oils and Neuropathy
• 21 diabetics with neuropathy
were given 600 mg EPA 3X a
day for 48 weeks.
Improvement began in 12
• Kidney function significantly
improved (a common
problem with diabetics) as
well as blood flow to the feet.
Okuda, Y., et al, “Long term effects of
eicosapentaenoic acid on diabetic peripheral
neuropathy and serum lipids in patients with type II
and diabetes mellitus,” J Diab Comp 1996; 10:280287.
Benefit for Neuropathy
B complex
Zinc and Vitamin E
Lecithin (inositol)
Fish Oils
Alpha-Lipoic Acid [esp.
• Avoid toxins including mercury,
lead, cadmium and pesticides
(eg. Dursban).
Thomke F, et al, “Increased Risk of Sensory
Neuropathy in Workers With Chlordane After
Exposure to 2, 3, 7, 8-Polychlorinated Dioxins
and Furans,” Acta Neurol Scand, 1999; 100:1-5.
Triglyceride Level Classification
Less than 150 mg/dL
150-199 mg/dL
200-499 mg/dL
500 mg/dL Plus
Very High
Levels over 200 mg/dL are associated with increased
risk of heart disease.
• The higher the triglycerides, the higher the circulating
insulin levels are likely to be.
• All blood lipid parameters tend to be unfavorable in
Sorbitol Accumulation
• Sorbitol is a toxic waste product of glucose
metabolism formed within cells by the enzyme
aldose reductase.
• Diabetics with elevated blood sugar do not convert
and excrete sorbitol. Even worse, glucose is
shunted into the sorbitol pathway. Sorbitol
accumulates in tissues like the lens of the eye
drawing water into the cells and causing the release
of small molecules like vitamin C, magnesium,
niacin, glutathione, inositol, potassium, amino
acids, and other protective molecules. The result is
abnormalities such as cataracts.
Sorbitol Accumulation
• The cells most susceptible to sorbitol
damage are the lens of the eye, peripheral
nerves, the kidneys, pancreas, and the
retina of the eye.
• Reduction of sorbitol levels is a key concern
in preventing diabetic complications: reduce
sugar intake and supplement with vitamin
C complex
Sorbitol, a sugar alcohol, can
accumulate and damage the eyes of
Vitamin C has been shown to
prevent the buildup of sorbitol.
Vitamin C with citrus extract was
41% more effective than vitamin C
alone in rat studies.
Cunningham, John, “Vitamin C” An Aldose
Reductase Inhibitor That Normalizes
Erythrocyte Sorbitol in Insulin-Dependent
Diabetes Mellitus, J Am Col Nutr,
Vinson, J, “Comparison of Two Forms of
Vitamin C on Galactose Cataracts,” Nut Res, 12,
1992, pp. 915-22.
“One serious problem for the
diabetic is the extra molecules of
sugar that are floating around in
the blood. They will attach
themselves to molecules of different
proteins in the body and in doing so
change the shapes and surfaces of
those protein molecules. For those
proteins to function normally, they
must maintain their specified
natural shapes and surfaces. The
more important proteins act as
hormones, as oxygen carrying
hemoglobin, as components of the
immune system, and as parts in the
body’s structural architecture.”
The result of damage to these
structures can include “decreased
delivery of oxygen to all tissues;
distortion of nerve and kidney
proteins, causing the failures that
are so commonly seen in diabetes;
making the lens of the eye opaque,
thus causing cataracts; and
alteration of the cholesteroltriglyceride-protein packets called
lipoproteins, thereby speeding
McDougall, John A., McDougall’s Medicine: A
Challenging Second Opinion, Clinton, NJ: New
Win Publishing, Inc., 1985, 206-7.
Advance Glycation End-Products (AGE’s
• The higher the blood sugar the higher
the production of these tar-like waste
products of sugar metabolism.
• Diabetics are at special risk for
accelerated AGE formation.
• Some tissues have receptors that
respond to AGE’s and are therefore
more susceptible to damage as they
accumulate: lung, liver, kidney,
peripheral blood vessels.
Advance Glycation End-Prodcts (AGE’s)
Maillard molecules in
breakfast cereals are AGE’s.
AGE’s can form inside the body or be
ingested from outside. The total of both
creates problems.
Those formed outside the body are formed
by heating or cooking foods with sugars.
These can be absorbed from highly heated
meats and cereals.
AGE’s are formed within the body as a
consequence of intake of large quantities of
sugars which promote their formation
(sticky sugars such as fructose, galactose)
Diabetes encourages production of AGE’s
and inhibits the body’s ability to deal with
Causative Factors
Theories Explaining Diabetic Deterioration
• Pollution Postulate: Environmental pollutants like PCB’s and dirty electricity
cause diabetes.
• Free radical postulate: Oxygen derived free radicals damage the circulatory
system and the eyes of diabetics leading to atherosclerosis and cataracts.
• Glycation postulate: Sugars irreversibly bind with proteins at increased rates in
the body of diabetics. Elevated blood sugars push the glycation process. Once
proteins are fused with sugars they cannot function normally.
• Sorbitol postulate: Glucose upregulates the synthesis of sorbitol within cells.
Sorbitol passes through cell membranes only with great difficulty.
Accumulation can cause cells to swell, function poorly, and even die. Sorbitol
accumulation appears to be involved in damage to the eyes (cataract and
retinopathy) and nerves (neuropathy) of diabetics.
• Ascorbate postulate: Vitamin C and glucose have the same transport in the
Pollution and Diabetes: Bisphenol A
• Found in most food containers.
• Found in 95% of urine samples.
• Administration of tiny quantities to mice for 4 days causes elevated
insulin levels and altered glucose tolerance.
• Urinary excretion is associated with diabetic risk in a dose
dependent manner.
Alonso-Magdalena, P., et al., The estrogenic effect of bisphenol A disrupts pancreatic beta-cell
function in vivo and induces insulin resistance. Environ Health Perspect 2006;114:106-112.
Pollution and Diabetes: Multiple Pollutants
• 10% of population with highest levels of 6 pollutants had 38X
greater likelihood of diabetes.
• Obesity did not appear to be a risk factor for diabetes if levels of
these pollutants were undetectable in the blood.
• Obesity was associated with diabetes when pollutant accumulation
was above the 25th percentile.
Lee, D.H., et al., A strong dose-response relation between serum concentrations of persistent organic
pollutants and diabetes: results from the National Health and Examination Survey 1999-2002.
Diabetes Care 2006;29:1638-1644.
• NOTE: Salmon Oil Plus is tested for over 250 common pollutants.
Sugar Intake
• Sucrose and fructose both implicated.
• One or more soft drinks a day increased risk 32% over less than
one per month. Sugar sweetened fruit punch also increased risk.
(A Canadian study found bisphenol A in 85% of 72 canned soft
drinks sold.)
• Fructose consumption has increased from ½ lb/year to 62 lb/year
between 1970 and 1997.
• Large amounts of fructose produce insulin resistance in as little as
6 days.
• Long term feeding of rats with modest amounts of fructose results
in impaired glucose tolerance.
• Amounts in fruits are not a problem due to their antioxidant
Insulin Resistance
• Excessive insulin levels are
damaging to the cells. It is like a
loud rock band. To shut out the
noise cells remove insulin
receptors to turn down the
volume. This behavior is
natural and normal.
Insulin Resistance
“Endocrine-dependent cells often
respond to increases in hormone
concentration by a decrease in the
number of available membrane
receptors. In type II diabetes, there
is an inverse correlation between
the insulin concentration in the
blood and the number of available
cell membrane receptors. Therefore
it would appear that the increased
blood insulin concentration causes
the insulin-dependent cells to
become less and less responsive to
Groer, Maureen, and Shekleton, Maureen, Basic
Pathophysiology, St. Louis: C. V. Mosby
Company, 1983, 392.
The Excess Carbohydrate Syndrome
• Excessive carbohydrate
intake increases insulin
production. Cells are
overwhelmed with insulin and
begin to shut down insulin
receptors creating “insulin
Goal: Energy Production & Fat Burning
• The body begins to lose its
ability to burn fat for energy—
the preferred mode of energy
production. Energy is reduced.
Excess carbohydrates and fats
are stored as fat rather than
used for energy production.
Cravings for carbohydrates
create ever higher insulin levels.
Glycemic Response Control
 One of the most important means
of controlling endocrine
disruption is by taking steps to
keep blood sugar low and reduce
insulin production. One of the
tools available for this is a
glycemic response control
 Note that blood glucose does not
spike with the use of the GR2
Meal Replacement. I use the
Enjoy-Avoid Booklet to make an
attempt to target as many meals
as possible with low insulin
production and low blood glucose
Diabetic Diets
The Raw Food Diet
• The diet Dr. Douglass recommended
included “vegetables seeds, nuts,
berries, melons, fruits, eggs (yokes
only), honey, oils, and goat’s milk.”
The quantity of fruits, melons, and
honey was restricted and the main
part of the diet was salads and nuts.
Raw meat and cow’s milk were not
recommended because of the risk of
bacterial and parasitic infection.
Goat’s milk was included.
Douglass, John M., Raw diet and insulin requirements,
Annals of Internal Medicine, January 1975, Vol. 82, No.
1, 61-2.
Raw Foods Diet
• He tells of one patient whose
reduced from 60 units to 15
units per day by simply
increasing the percentage of
raw foods in the diet. A second
patient was reduced from 70
units per day to oral agents
alone. This second patient, a
Mexican-American man, told
Dr. Douglass that he would
rather die than take “shots.”
Douglass, John M., Raw diet and insulin
requirements, Annals of Internal Medicine,
January 1975, Vol. 82, No. 1, 61-2.
Raw Foods Diet: Rationale
• Early man did not cook
• The diet creates less physiological
stress than a cooked food diet
• Cooking destroys fiber which slows
carbohydrate absorption.
• The abundance of enzymes in raw
foods, and their higher nutrient
content may have explained some
of the benefits of the diet. Both
enzymes and a number of nutrients
are destroyed by the temperatures
involved in cooking.
Joel Fuhrman “Beans and Greens” Diet
• Avoid refined foods, fruit juice, and
dried fruits.
• Eat only fruits with low sugar
content: grapefruit, orange, kiwi,
berries, and green apples.
• Avoid oil except for limited
quantities of raw nuts.
• Most of the diet should be beans and
• Restrict animal food intake.
• Exercise, preferably twice a day.
Fuhrman, Joel, Eat to Live, New York: Little, Brown
and Company, 2003, 118.
Modified High-Fiber Content Diet
• The diet is high in bean fibers
and “limits processed grains,
and excludes fruit juices, low
fiber fruits, skimmed milk
and margarine.
• “Population studies, as well as
clinical and experimental
research show diabetes is one
of the diseases most clearly
related to inadequate dietary
fiber intake.”
Pizzorno, Joseph, and Murray, Michael,
Textbook of Natural Medicine, Edinburgh:
Churchill Livingstone, 1999, 1204-5.
GR2 Anti-Aging Weight Control
Real World Results
GR2 Control Weight Loss
Program was used during an 8week weight loss trial with over
50 volunteers. Results of the trial
were amazing. The group lost a
total of 604 pounds in only eight
weeks! One volunteer lost 37
pounds during the trial period.
Compliance was an amazing
80%. Results include the 20%
who were noncompliant.
Bobbie Wendschlag: Projects Coordinator
“I’d been overweight for about 10
years when I was diagnosed with
diabetes 2 years ago. I’d made some
drastic changes, but had lost only 6-8
lbs on my own. GR2 Control helped me
lose 15 lbs in just a few short weeks!My
doctor had reviewed the program and
approved it. He was extremely happy
with the fast results and that
everything came down: my weight,
blood sugar, cholesterol, blood
pressure—even my risk for disease!
Christian Ogawa
Ogawa lost
131 lbs and 54
inches in 5
Meal Replacement
Two Delicious Flavors
Vanilla Whisper & Chocolate Dream
Protein (Glycemic Response Control)
• Protein is the friend of the diabetic. “When
a hormone is bound, it is inactivated.
Research has shown that a high intake of
dietary protein in general has a very
important effect on the hormone profile of
diabetics by increasing unbound
testosterone levels. This effect is probably
secondary to the fact that high intake of
proteins has been found to lower sex
hormone binding globulin (SHBG) levels.”
This globulin binds up sex hormones so
they cannot exert their effects.
Shallenberger, Frank, The Type 2 Diabetes Breakthrough,
Laguna Beach, CA.: Basic health Publications, 2006, 80.
The Insulin Trap
Glycemic Roller Coaster
GR2 Reduces Blood Glucose and Insulin
Appetite Reducer
• A modified high fiber diet appears
to benefit most diabetics. “Diabetes
is one of the diseases most clearly
linked to inadequate intake of
• The water soluble forms of fiber
are by far the most beneficial on
improving blood sugar and
reducing insulin resistance. This
would include hemicelluloses,
mucilages, gums, and pectins.
Pizzorno, Joseph, and Murray, Michael,
Textbook of Natural Medicine, Edinburgh:
Churchill Livingstone, 1999, 1204-06.
• The best time to take fiber
products is with meals to slow
carbohydrate absorption.
Insulin dosages of diabetics
supplemented with fiber have
been reduced to one-third of
those on a control (ADA) diet.
(Pizzorno, 1204-6)
• Konjac absorbs up to 50 times
its volume of water and forms
a gelatinous mass in the
intestines slowing down
carbohydrate absorption.
• Many patients with type 2 diabetes have been able to
reduce or eliminate anti-diabetes medication after
increasing intake of fiber and complex carbohydrates. This
is particularly true for those who are overweight.
• Soluble fibers are more effective
• Improvement is total dose related and related to the % of
soluble fibers.
• There is an inverse association between fiber intake and
levels of C-reactive protein.
Ma Y, Griffith JA, et al, Association between dietary fiber and serum C-reactive protein, Am J Clin Nutr,
2006; 83(4): 760-6.
Appetite Reducer
Konjac Glucomann
Gum Arabic
Barley Bran
• A double-blind, crossover study found that 3.9 grams (@1
teaspoon) of konjac glucomannan reduced cholesterol
concentrations by 10% within four weeks. LDL or “bad”
cholesterol dropped by 7.2% and triglycerides dropped by
23%. These are clues that it dropped insulin levels.
Arvill, Anders and Bodin, Lennart, “Effect of Short-Term Ingestion of Konjac
Glucomannan on Serum Cholesterol in Healthy Men,” American Journal of Clinical
Nutrition, 1995;61:585-589.
• Konjac expands 30 to 50 times in the stomach creating a
sensation of fullness. It also slows the absorption of
carbohydrate. One double blind trial showed a 5.5 lb
weight loss in an eight week period.
Walsh DE, Yaghoubian V, Behforooz A. Effect of glucomannan on obese patients: a
clinical study. Int J Obes. 1984;8(4):289-93
Barley Bran
Barley is used as a
treatment for diabetes
in Iraq.
“Chromium-Rich Barley Effective
Treatment for Diabetes,” The Nutrition
Report, March 1992;10(3):19/Mahdi, G., et
al, "Role of Chromium in Barley in
Modulating the Symptoms of Diabetes",
Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism,
Orange Fiber
Orange, guar gum soy
and oat fibers support
beneficial bacteria which
keep the colon healthy
and crowd out bacteria
which encourage
reabsorption of estrogen.
Titgemeyer, Evans C., et al, “Fermentability of
Various Fiber Sources by Human Fecal Bacteria in
Vitro,” American Journal of Clinical Nutrition,
Soy Fiber
Soybean fiber keeps
down blood fats after
Dubois, C., et al, “Effects of Pea and Soybean Fiber on
Postprandial Lipemia and Lipoproteins in Healthy Adults,”
European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 1993;47:508-520.
Thermogenic Enhancer
Key Point: GR2 Thermogenic Enhancer
Stimulates energy at the cellular level, not at the
central nervous system level like ephedra, caffeine,
and guarana. This product actually inhibits
lipogenesis (“fat creation”) and has a calming effect
on the appetite control center.
Brindall Berry
Inhibits fatty acid and cholesterol
synthesis. Significant reduction in
food intake and body weight
compared to controls.
Rao, RN, and Sakariah, KK, “Lipid-lowering and
antiobesity effect of (-)-hydroxycitric acid,” Nutr Res 8:209-12,
1988. InWerbach, Melvyn and Murray, Michael, Botanical
Influences on Illness, Tarzana, Ca.: Third Line Press, 1994,
Up to 46% reduced food intake.
No rebound eating.
Sergio, W., “A natural food, the Malabar Tamarind, may be
effective in the treatment of obesity,” Med Hypotheses 27(1):3940, 1988. InWerbach, Melvyn and Murray, Michael, Botanical
Influences on Illness, Tarzana, Ca.: Third Line Press, 1994, p.250251.
Gymnema sylvestre
Gymnema Sylvestre is a woody, vine-like
plant which is commonly known as "The
destroyer of sugar".
Chewing a few leaves of Gymnema
Sylvestre suppresses the taste of sugar i.e,
sweet foods no longer taste sweet and
become almost tasteless.
Clinical studies prove that regular use of
Gymnema Sylvestre reduce sugar in urine.
Gymnema sylvestre
This herb fills the receptor locations on the
taste buds for a period of one or two hours and
thereby prevents the taste buds from being
activated by any sugar molecules present in the
The herb also helps prevent the absorption
of glucose from the intestine during the process
of digestion.
Gymnema Sylvestre may decrease risk of
Baskaran, K. et al., “Antidiabetic effect of a leaf extract from Gymnema
sylvestre in non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus patients, J
Ethnopharmacol 30:295-305, 1990. InWerbach, Melvyn and Murray, Michael,
Botanical Influences on Illness, Tarzana, Ca.: Third Line Press, 1994, p. 147.
Shanmugasundaram, ERB, et al., “Possible regeneration of the islets of
Langerhans in streptozotocin-diabetic rats given Gymnema sylvestre leaf
extracts, J Ethnopharmacol 30:265-79, 1990.
• Rich source of iodine.
• Enhances metabolic
rate by supporting
Butternut (Juglans cinerea)
Butternut lowers
cholesterol levels and
helps the liver eliminate
wastes and neutralize
toxins produced during
weight loss. It also has a
reputation for treating
intestinal worms.
Chevallier, Andrew, Encyclopedia of Medicinal
Plants, New York: DK Publishing, 1996, p. 222-223.
Butternut (Juglans cinerea)
Butternut has a mild
laxative effect gently
encouraging regular
bowel movements and
helping to prevent
Chevallier, Andrew, Encyclopedia of
Medicinal Plants, New York: DK Publishing,
1996, p. 222-223.
• A stronger
diuretic action
than other plants.
• Liver detoxifiermany toxins are
stored in body fat.
Chevalier, Andrew, The Encyclopedia
of Medicinal Plants, “Dandelion,” New
York: Dorling Kindersley Ltd., 1996, p.
Green Tea
Green tea is a
powerful source of
antioxidants which
promote liver function.
The liver produces
substances which help
emulsify and burn fat.
Chevalier, Andrew, The Encyclopedia
of Medicinal Plants, “Tea,” New York:
Dorling Kindersley Ltd., 1996, p. 179.
Cayenne improves
circulation and is a
tonic for poor
digestion. It may kill
harmful microbes in
the digestive tract.
Chevalier, Andrew, The Encyclopedia
of Medicinal Plants, “Cayanne,” New
York: Dorling Kindersley Ltd., 1996, p.