Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Nutritional Alternatives for Osteoporosis

Before we get to information on Nutritional Recommendations, you might want to look at this link re: How Ostoeporosis and osteopenia were "born" in the early 1990's.  And don't forget, the bone density 'testing' is another radiation exposure.

So - you have had your annual bone density test. (radiation exposure) Lo and behold you have osteoporosis.
  • Did you know?   High bone density is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer.
  • Did you know?  Dense, brittle bones shatter rather than bending & stretching - a characteristic closer to glass.
  • Did you know?   Calcium is NOT the only mineral your bones need.
  • Did you know?  Your bones are living tissue with many functions.  Bones are a rigid, protective organ.  They are constantly undergoing ‘reconstruction’,  
  • Did you know?  Bones are lightweight, strong and hard.  They are made up of a honeycomb matrix
  • Did you know?  High bone density is NOT equivalent to bone health or bone strength. 


Dr Jones recommends nutritional supplements to support men and women with risk factors for Osteoporosis  - a disease that affects many adults.

There are risk factors you cannot change: gender (women are more at risk), age (bones become thinner with age), body size (small women with small bones), ethnicity (Caucasian and Asian Women are most at risk) and family history (it does run in families).  It does not help that you have had previous fractures.

The good news is that there are risk factors you can change:
  • Your diet.  Just like other health issues, your diet affects your bones.  Be sure you obtain adequate protein, calcium (over your lifetime really matters) and vitamin D to protect your bones.
  • Physical Activity.  Like muscles, bones become stronger with exercise.  And the reverse is true
  • Smoking.  This affects calcium and estrogen levels and leads to weaker bones
  • Medications.  Read the product inserts for all drugs and/or talk to your pharmacist about whether your drug(s) will lead to bone loss.
  •  See all of the Supplements recommended by John W Jones, MD, MPH  for Osteoporosis.
    http://www.nutritionpureandsimple.com/p-190-a-basic-package-the-essentials.aspx

    Until Menopause, and unless there is a known low bone mass density, use Ultra Omega-Linic and Ultra Vites.  These are combined into the Basic Package.  The essential fatty acids in Ultra Omega-Linic have been shown to contribute to bone health - as have the Vitamins and Minerals in Ultra Vites.

    As mentioned above, lifelong Calcium and Vitamin D intake also affect bone health.  Calcium D Chelate is a very good source of calcium.  We offer a number of Vitamin D3 products.  Vitamins D3 5000 + K is the preferred supplement because both D and K benefit the bones.  If you are taking blood thinning medications, Vitamin D3 5000 is an effective alternative.

    What is not well known; Silica is a mineral that increases the absorption and utilization of calcium.  Horsetail is a rich source of this mineral.  It is a very good source of both macro- and trace minerals in a readily available form.  In addition to promoting healthy bones, Horsetail may benefit rheumatoid and osteoarthritis.

    http://nutritionpureandsimple.com/p-75-ultra-strontium-healthy-bones.aspx Strontium Ranelate is a prescription drug used in Europe - it has been shown to increase the formation of new bone and to decrease bone loss.  It also significantly reduced spinal fractures inpost-menopausal women.  Strontium Citrate (Ultra Strontium) is a more bioavailable form than the Ranelate and is readily available for absorption and use by the body.   Compare our prices!

    These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Nutrition For Troubled Eyes

If you can see this - be GRATEFUL! 

Preserve, Protect and Support your Eyes - those wonderful windows on the world. 

The eyes are specialized organs.  They exist as part of the body. They require the same broad-spectrum nutrients that the body needs.   It is very important that you support the marvelous biochemical factory called your body with daily coverage of ALL of its nutritional needs.

Ultra Vites  provides many of the nutrients that have been shown by studies to improve vision.   The body needs all of the ingredients in Ultra Vites in order to maintain health.  It contains 25 key nutrients, such as an optimal blend of all 8 of the B Vitamins.  Ultra Vites also contains macro and micro minerals in a bioavailable form.  It contains the anti oxidants Vitamin C and Vitamin E which studies have shown protect the eye. 

In addition, the following nutrients in Ultra Vites have been shown to be important for various eye health concerns:
  • Vitamin A benefits (but not  beta carotene because it interferes with the xanthophylls): Prevent night blindness.  Prevent dry eye.  Prevent moderate to severe loss of color vision.
  • Vitamin D: studies have shown that the high intake of vitamin D lessened the chances of developing or slowed the progression of macular degeneration.  Another study showed an improvement in myopia when Vitamin D was  used with high doses of calcium
  • Folic acid and B12: these two vitamins play an active role in transmethylation, which is critical to proper macular function.
    Note:  Many people have a genetic inability to convert Folate and / or B12 into their active forms.  Using Ultra Vites ensures their availability.
  • Magnesium: 78% of all retinal cellular action requires magnesium.
  • Selenium has a long history of being a potent anti oxidant, and has been shown to be helpful in preventing macular degeneration
  • Zinc has been proven to decrease the incidence and progression of macular degeneration.
The most important and simplest way to protect your eyes is to use devices such as eye guards and sunglasses.  You should get regular eye check ups,  Note: the eye is one of the most demanding organs in the body.  Use Essential Fatty Acids, Vitamins and Minerals daily. 

Ultra Vision: provides Lutein, Zeaxanthin and Vitamin C:  These are nutrients that specifically support your Macula

VeinTonic: Since nutrients have to be pumped into the eye, Herbs that have been shown to protect the integrity of your veins should be considered.

Rutin:  Enjoy the many anti oxidant benefits of this powerful Bioflavonoid

A Basic Eye PackageUltra Omega-Linic (essential fatty acids), Ultra Vites (a super multi Vitamin) and Ultra Vision.  Save money with this combination of Essential Nutrients.

Spirulina Capsules   Earthrise Spirulina®  provides anti oxidants and phyto nutrients that are very helpful for vision.

Bilberry: Support your retina, improve night vision and prevent cataract formation - all in one herbal supplement.

Vitamin E-400: Vitamin E is one of the four (4) major anti oxidants that protect phospholips from oxidation at the cellular level.

A special note re: Dry Eye.  Omega 6 and Omega 3 fatty acids have been shown to be very helpful.  Check out our Best Omega Blend!

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Aromatherapy: Windrose Aromatics


Essential Oils to Calm Your Colicky Baby

What you need:  An empty 5 ml bottle, 4 drops Roman Chamomile, 4 drops Lavender and a Carrier oil
      Put drops of oil into empty 5 ml bottle.
      Add the carrier oil until it reaches the bottom of the bottle neck. Put the cap on tightly & shake until well blended
      Massage on baby's tummy in a clockwise motion as often as needed

Also, check out Rock-A-Bye Baby Oil - a calming Massage Oil to help soothe your baby into a calm and restful sleep. .

  • An Essential Oil (EO) Carpet Freshener: 1 c baking soda, 20 drops EO blend  (Fresh Breeze, Energize, or Refresher)
     Mix well in a non-plastic container & let sit covered overnight.  This allows the oils to be absorbed into the baking soda.  sprinkle over carped the next day.  Vacuum.
     Mix together in a container.  Soak combs and/or brushes for 20 minutes.  Rinse and air dry
     Oils can be added per load or added to the liquid laundry detergent.  How much depends on preference of smell.

Things you want to know - but don't know who to ask

Essential Oils - Aromatherapy - Essential Information


From the plant to the bottle - High standards for quality control
How to care for Essential Oils -  Easier than you thought

Yes you can make Your own Aromatherapy -  Help for common complaints, Relieve daily aches and pains, or enhance your sense of well-being.
Easy ways to use Aromatherapy - Inhale, Lotions and Spritzes

Ahhhh - Massage - what oils work best, how to blend them
Essential Oils for your Bath -  Ahhhhh - a relaxing Bath


Essential Oils for Colds and Flu  - 'Nuff Said!  Relief is here!
Aromatherapy Companion Pack - take-along for
  • motel rooms
  • the gym, 
  • the the pool...
EO Usage and Blending suggestions -  You thought it was going to be difficult?
The cost is so low - how can it be quality?  - Quality assured: Analyzed and Tested.

This information is intended as a guide only.  Anyone with a serious health condition should consult a qualified health professional.

Monday, December 11, 2017

No More FISHY Burps!

Not Just Fish Oil | Best Omega Blend

You have known for years how effective and beneficial fish oil is - especially the cold water, deep water fish.

DID YOU KNOW?  Fish Oil is incomplete!   It only has 2 of the 3 PREformed, essential fatty acids.


FACT:Essential Fatty Acids (EFA) are, well, essential.  The body has to have them.  Nothing else you eat will provide them.   You can liken EFAs to the air you breathe.


FACT: We use Wild Alaskan Salmon from protected American fisheries.
  • high EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) is heart healthy
  • high DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) supports your brain
FACT: Black Currant seed oil provides GLA.  GLA is an omega 6 essential fatty acid that is not a part of our Western diets. 
  • high SDA (stearidonic acid), present in Black Currant seed oil,  provides more EPA
  • high GLA (gamma linolenic acid) reduces inflammation  Read More
FACT:  It is likely that you are eating the typical Western diet.  Did you know that it is characterized by an excess of Arachidonic Acid (AA).  AA is an omega 6 fatty acid that causes inflammation.  AA is the reason you are sore and achy.  GLA supresses this inflammatory process.  Check out the Anti Inflammatory miracle that is Gamma Linolenic Acid
These four Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) affect every cell in you body.  They affect your hair and nails, your skin and everything inside.
    http://nutritionpureandsimple.com/p-618-ultra-omega-linic-best-omega-blend.aspx
  • Doctors most often recommend EFAs for your heart.  EFAs improve the HDL:LDL cholesterol levels, make your blood cells 'less sticky', improve your blood pressure, and generally improve your cardiovascular health.
  • EFA's are critically important to your brain.  Did you know that DHA supports structure.  For those with Alzheimer's, for instance, the brain shrinks.  The EPA affects function.   Question:  how well are you thinking today?
  • EPA has been shown to improve Schizophrenia and Bipolar depression
  • Arthritis:  GLA, along with EPA and DHA, are particularly important for those with Arthritis - ANY KIND of Arthritis!.  GLA is anti inflammatory.  More on help for Arthritis - DHA helps prevent joint deformation.  EPA keeps everything moving.
  • Dr Jones' patients with Arthritis do especially well on Ultra Omega-Linic.  Ultra Omega-Linic (aka Opti-PUFA) is Samolinic - updated and improved.
Did you know?
       It is critically important that pregnant or nursing Mothers supplement with Ultra Omega-Linic.  This is because your baby is developing very rapidly.  Your baby will steal these important nutrients from you!  If your stores are low, the baby may not have enough of what it needs.  Postpartum depression is a fairly common problem for new mothers.  David Horrobin pointed out that a pregnant mom could lose as much as 10% of her brain weight.

Did you know?
       Yes, you can use other oils, like Flax seed oil, and olive oil.  You can eat lots of nuts, like wonderful walnuts (and other fatty acid sources).  BUT (there always has to be a BUT), there is the problem of converting these 'parent' oils into the prostaglandins - which do the work at the cellular level.  There are metabolic enzyme steps along the way (they alter the fatty acid chains).  For the very young, the very old, the very ill, these metabolic steps simply fail.  In addition, these enzyme steps require that specific vitamins and mineral be present.  if they are missing, no conversion takes place.  Download the EFA Flow Chart for more detail.

http://nutritionpureandsimple.com/p-190-a-basic-package-the-essentials.aspx      While your supermarket may sell products high in Omega 3, which is good, you really also need the PUFAs. For this reason it is important to provide the PREformed, polyUnsaturated, Essential Fatty Acids, as are present in Ultra Omega-Linic.  In addition you need a multi vitamin supplement that covers the minimum daily needs.  Ultra Vites provides the vitamins and minerals you must have to support the metabolic conversion to prostaglandins.

How Much Ultra Omega-Linic should you take each day?  And for how long?
       My sassy answer is that I don't eat fish 3 times a day - like the early Alaskans did.  I don't eat fish 3 times a week - and i may not eat it 3 times a month.  And if I do eat fish, I like it battered, deep fried and dredged in tartar sauce.  Bad me!

       Young, healthy people need a minimum of two softgels of Ultra Omega-Linic per day.  For those with any kind of Arthritis, or any of joint deterioration related conditions, he recommends 8 per day.  Some folks have pain relief at a lower dose, and some need more.  The daily recommendation for Ultra Vites is 2 per day.  Since both Ultra Omega-Linic and Ultra Vites provide essential nutrients, you should consume them every day.

What is Ultra Omega-Linic good for?
       The short list is: heart (blood pressure and more), brain (senile dementia, Alzheimer's), skin, hair, pain (any kind of arthritis), energy, and just about anything else you can think of.  Years and thousands of studies support the need for these nutrients .

Does the fish matter?
       One study Dr Jones read several years ago indicated that a group of heart patients fed fish had a worsening of their condition.  Getting into the study he discovered that the group that did poorly was fed fish from one of the most contaminated parts of the ocean.  Ergo - the results were not surprising considering the amount of toxins delivered.  By the way, did you know that pregnant women in Hawaii are discouraged from eating the local fish?  Hmmmm...

Our very Pure and Contaminant FREE fish is assayed for pollutants and radiation.  In addition, the fish protein is filtered out - hence no fishy burps.

If you are still not sure: Myths, Misconceptions and Facts -  'Fats are Important to your Health'.

Do you think it is important to take a fish oil supplement? 

Do you take one now that makes you burp?


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. 
These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Information about the fish oil used in Ultra Omega-Linic

http://www.nutritionpureandsimple.com/p-618-ultra-omega-linic-best-omega-blend.aspx


 We use wild Alaska Fish Oil in Ultra Omega-Linic

The Wild Alaska Salmon is caught in Alaskan waters by a certified Alaskan fishery. Neither the Salmon oil nor the concentrated Fish oil used in this product contains any protein. It has been filtered out. The product is analyzed for contaminants such as heavy metals, radiation and organic pollutants, and is guaranteed to exceed federal safety standards.

For thousands of years, the fish of Alaska's seas and rivers have supported human use  from fisheries used by Alaska's indigenous native peoples since prehistoric times. It has evolved into today's modern seafood industry. Alaska is home to abundant stocks of many species of fish, and offers some of the cleanest marine, freshwater, and upland habitats in the world.

Effective state and federal institutions manage fisheries that are productive and sustainable, clean and healthy. Alaska is the only State in the nation whose Constitution explicitly mandates that all fish, including salmon, shall be utilized, developed and maintained on the sustained yield principle. Alaska is thousands of miles away from large sources of pollution that can contaminate the human food supply in other parts of the world. These distances, combined with the earth's patterns of circulation of water and air, help to ensure that Alaska's own waters are among the cleanest in the world.

Alaska's human population density is among the lowest of any in the United States, and lower than most places in the world. Alaska has little heavy industry, and has strict regulations governing development activities, such as road building, mining, logging, and sewage treatment. The State of Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) has a regulatory section dealing specifically with water quality. Water discharges, such as sewage and other potential pollutants, are closely regulated to ensure high water quality. In addition, ADFG requires prior approval for any in-stream construction activities in Alaska's salmon streams through the authority of the Alaska statutes known as the "Anadromous Fish Act" (Alaska Statute 16.05.870). Alaska also has a Forest Practices Act requiring buffer zones from logging along salmon streams to prevent erosion and protect spawning and rearing habitat. Clean marine habitats produce pure seafood products, pure and remarkably free of contamination by pesticides, petroleum derivatives, PCBs, heavy metals, and bacteria.


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Are you making yourself sick?

There are some things You Need to Know if You Are Taking Drugs, and/or Nutritional Supplements, and/or Herbal Products.

written by John W Jones, MD, MPH and Marilyn Sidwell

Drugs, Herbs, Vitamins, Minerals, Pills
Know the Facts:

  • Supplements can interact with each other
  • Supplements can interact with medications and herbs
  • Medications can interact with herbs and supplements

More Facts:

  • For optimum benefit, all nutrients must be present and in balance. See my Minimum Recommendations
  • Very high levels of fat soluble nutrients such as vitamins A or D can reach toxic levels
  • All the minerals need to be balanced, and high levels of certain minerals such as selenium can reach toxic levels
  • B vitamins are generally safe, but should be used in balance. High levels of vitamin B6, for example, can cause neurologic symptoms and problems.
  • High levels of Folic Acid can mask a B12 deficiency. Ultra Vites, Ultra Preventive and Ultra Preventive + Iron contain 1000 mcg of Vitamin B12 to balance Folic Acid.
  • Supplements and drugs can work synergistically, but they  can have adverse reactions as well as good results. 
Example of a good result: the use of a probiotic with antibiotics can decrease the instance of diarrhea and colon irritation that can be caused by the use of broad spectrum antibiotics.

Example of a bad result: the action of some nutrients can interfere with some drugs used for chemotherapy.

A qualified health care provider should evaluate your nutritional needs and coordinate a nutritional program with other health considerations.

Drugs and Nutrients Interact.

For example, Statin drugs reduce the formation of coenzyme Q10.

Nutrients interact with Nutrients

A vitamin or a mineral should not be used by itself.  For instance, when high levels of zinc are used it needs to be balanced with copper and other minerals.   Use a balanced multi such as Ultra Vites before using a high level of an individual nutrient.

The effects of high levels of supplements needs to be evaluated.  Example: High levels of calcium can suppress the absorption of magnesium and zinc


Common Misconceptions about nutrients

Common misconception #1: herbs are natural, therefore safe. Herbs represent a body of knowledge unto themselves. They have been used for centuries to help people solve many health problems.  Herbal lore attributes different properties to different parts of plants, and many herbs operate synergistically with other herbs and nutrients.

Be aware that there can be adverse reactions to herbs.  In addition, there are herb/herb, herb/drug and herb/nutrient interaction problems.

Common misconception #2: herbs must be standardized. Standardizing means manipulating an herb so that it contains a guaranteed amount of a certain botanical constituent. Plants are extremely complex chemically, containing hundreds to thousands of constituents. The majority of plant constituents have yet to be identified or understood by modern science. It is the synergy of the various constituents that is responsible for the medicinal activity of herbs

Read “The Standardization of Herbs” from Time Labs.
 
Common Misconception #3:  your doctor knows what you are taking (medicines and supplements) and knows your complete health history. 

Here are some take-charge suggestions for you:
  • Make a list of all your doctors
  • Make sure that all of your doctors have a complete list of all of your medications, herbs and nutrients
  • Record the major Health events in your life

More Suggestions

Discuss everything you are taking with your qualified health care provider or pharmacist. People taking 6 or more daily medications are more likely to have a negative drug reaction. It is especially important that you learn the consequences of taking multiple drugs as well as potential drug/drug adverse reactions.

Learn the effects, good and bad, of all the medications. Do read the information that comes with the prescription. These suggestions are from an article in USA Weekend, Jan 21-23, 2005. “Raise your Prescription IQ”
  • List every pill (medications, vitamins, herbs, etc), cream and ointment
  • Visit a pharmacist or doctor to review this list
  • Side effects can mimic many things, such as signs of aging
  • Drugs can Interact w/nutrients. Some nutrients can disable the effect of the drug, and some drugs can interfere with the nutrient.
Here is an example of potential problems from the most widely used prescription drug. The statin class of drugs, such as Lipitor, Zocor, Pravachol or Crestor are commonly used to control hyperlipidemia. Statin drugs are HMG Co-A reductase inhibitors and can reduce the formation of CoQ10.   The use of Ultra CoQ10-100 can minimize this reaction. Where the statin drugs lower cholesterol levels there are significant side effects affecting muscle physiology. There are noted frequent side effects from statin drugs, such as flu like symptoms, myopathy, myositis, peripheral neuropathy, and muscle wasting disease.

For more information: “The Nutritional Cost of Prescription Drugs” is a book which explains how to maintain good nutrition while using prescription drugs, and the various effects these drugs have on nutrition.
  • It lists the drugs and shows how they can affect nutrients.
  • Then it lists nutrients and show which drugs affect them.
Paperback, by Ross Pelton, R.Ph. and James B. LaVelle, R.Ph.

“Prescription Drugs and Vitamin Depletion” from Blue Cross of Idaho had an interesting article in one of their publications several years ago; It started out by saying: “Some medications may affect the storage and absorption of vital nutrients you need to stay healthy.  For the most part, prescription medications do not have this affect on the body unless they are taken at high doses for long periods of time (emphasis mine). However, some medications can deprive your body of specific vitamins/minerals at any dose.”

Well Said!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Is there more than one type of Diabetes?

by John W. Jones, MD, MPH
Nutritional Consultant, Nutrition Pure and Simple

Did you Know?  There are three types of diabetes  -  and a fourth type is now recognized.
Did you Know?   Simple lifestyle changes can reverse or minimize Diabetes  
Did you Know?   About the Big Vitamin D Mistake?  Implications for Type 1 Diabetes...


Gestational Diabetes. The increase of hormones during pregnancy may cause Insulin resistance and elevated blood sugar.  I strongly advise you to choose low carbohydrate foods if you are pregnant.   It is most important that you minimize sugar intake.  In addition, you need the essential fatty acids in Ultra Omega-Linic and the readily available nutrients in Ultra Vites because both mother and baby have much higher than usual nutritional needs.

Type I Diabetes:  AKA 'juvenile diabetes'.   Type I begins with a decrease of insulin caused by a loss of the cells that produce insulin.  When this happens you need to supply insulin and monitor blood sugar levels carefully.  You hear a lot about diets - and I know it can be confusing.  FACT:  A low carbohydrate or ketogenc diet will aid in the control of blood sugar levels. This leads to easier insulin management.

Type II Diabetes is hereditary.  Look to your family for the first clue that you might develop a blood sugar problem..  Type II diabetes is a resistance to insulin at the cellular level.   If this continues, the  pancreas will be unable to make enough Insulin.  Glucose will build up in the blood stream and tissues.  Eventually you will be faced with a variety of potential problems: neurological, cardiovascular, kidney, vision problems and/or early death.

Did you know?  It may be possible to prevent or reverse the progression of Type II Diabetes?  You CAN stop insulin resistance from becoming uncontrolled Diabetes.   The Key is early recognition and early defensive action. The longer you wait the harder diabetes is to control.  More health complications are likely.

Once called 'borderline diabetes', the new term for 'early diagnosis' is 'PRE' Diabetes.  What you need to know about PreDiabetes is that you CAN keep it that way.  You simply decide you will make the necessary lifestyle changes. 

Type III Diabetes,  Recent investigations show that insulin is produced by a healthy brain.  In Alzheimer's disease the brain loses its ability to produce insulin and becomes insulin resistant.   As a consequence brain cells start to die.

Did you know?  This death can be prevented if ketones are available!  The brain cells can use Ketones instead of glucose as an energy source.   Medium chain triglycerides provide keytones in the body.   Ultra Monolaurin is a 90% pure distillate of medium chain fatty acids from coconut oil.

As a result of recent studies, the heartbreaking symptoms of Senile dementia and Alzheimer's are now being identified as Type III Diabetes.  These conditions mainly affect the aging population.  These conditions are preventable - and may be reversible. 
Did you know:  Nutrition can protect the brain?

I found this additional thought: Is cancer a type of diabetes?
There is a strong link between diabetes and different types of cancer.  Type I diabetes tends to occur with cervical and stomach cancers.  Type II diabetes often occurs with breast, endometrial, pancreatic, liver, kidney and colon cancers.  It is important to properly manage diabetes during cancer treatment.

Cancer and Diabetes | CTCA
Cancer and the Ketogenic Diet 

DIABETES FACTS

When you digest carbohydrates and simple sugars they become glucose.  Glucose is the major source of energy for your body.  Sugar enters your cells as glucose and is utilized by the action of Insulin.  The diagnosis of Diabetes means your glucose (sugar) levels are too high.


THREE SIMPLE STEPS TO PREVENT DIABETES

  1. The most important step you can take is to minimize or eliminate high carbohydrate foods, like potatoes and sweet (high carbohydrate) foods. The low carbohydrate lifestyle approach to eating is VERY important to diabetics.   This diet may help you maintain insulin levels without injecting insulin.  If insulin is needed, it may possible to minimize the daily dose.   CAUTION - if you are on a daily does of insulin.  The first day you lower carbohydrates and sugar intake  you may experience a decrease in your insulin needs.

  2. Exercise is another important step.  The amount of exercise per week that experts recommend is dependent on your age and general health.   Exercise also helps you maintain optimal weight and function

  3. Weight loss may also be essential, especially if you have a high BMI* index.  BMI index provides and indicator of body fat.  Visit the BMI calculator to check how you are doing.
WEIGHT LOSS

Check the label on all manufactured foods.  For this purpose the amount of net Carbohydrate is more important than the Calorie count.   To check the carbohydrate content of a food (one without a label), visit SelfNutriton and enter the food in the search box.  Subtract the fiber from the carbohydrate listing. 

For the purpose of weight loss you need the net carb count to be around 20 gm per day.  40 gm per day is optimal to maintain weight.
Taking these simple steps will lower the glucose impact on the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin.  This will preserve and perhaps prolong their function.  Since the destruction of these cells is not reversible, the sooner you take action the better.

IS DIABETES A PROBLEM?

Diabetes affects a large part of the population.  It affects people of all ages.  Many of the young people who are overweight will progress to Type II Diabetes.  Type II Diabetes is also associated with the use of many medications, such as Statin drugs.  Check with your pharmacist for potential side effects of ANY medication you may be taking.

Common sources of carbohydrate are sweets, many vegetables (potatoes are high, turnips are low), bread and pasta.   You can find good tasting entrees, dessert and other recipes at jjConsulting.net.   I have suggestions for foods that satisfy your desire for ‘sweets’.  Be careful with sugar substitutes (as opposed to other sweeteners - like Stevia).  Aspartame is a sugar substitute that is responsible for many neurologic problems.  See the BLOG:  ‘Aspartame - sweet Poison’.  I will share a secret with you:  sugary foods make you hungry.  Fatty foods are filling.

Ok, so you have decided to avoid sugary drinks.  Now you focus on healthy drinks, like orange juice.  Do you know how much sugar (carbohydrate) is in that glass of OJ?   You can find out HERE.  The very best way is to check the label on what YOU drink.

http://www.nutritionpureandsimple.com/p-190-a-basic-package-the-essentials.aspx
See my nutritional protocol for ‘Diabetes’.  At a minimum, if you are eating the typical Western diet you need a complete multi vitamin/mineral supplement like Ultra VitesUltra Omega-Linic essential fatty acids are, well, ESSENTIAL.  If you have Diabetes, or if you have a family history of Diabetes, I strongly urge you to follow these diet, nutritional supplements and exercise recommendations. 

*BMI index is a ratio of body weight to height with age calculated into the results.  It provides an indicator of body fat. Visit the BMI calculator to check how you are doing!

SIDE EFFECTS?

Absolutely!  A better body weight.  More energy.  Less (or no) insulin.

In Summary 

Food choices that favor ketones help all types of Diabetes.  
•    use coconut oil and other fats (avoid processed vegetable oils)
•    make low carbohydrate / low glycemic food choices
•    choose high protein foods like meat, fowl, fish, nuts and eggs

BLOG: Diabetes Recommendations

REFERENCES:
Type III diabetes - a starving mind
Type III diabetes overlaps with Types I and II
The ketogenic revolution in Cancer

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. 
Recommendations are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.