THE STATE OF THE AMERICAN DISEASE: MANAGEMENT -VS- CURES EXPLAINS WHY YOU ARE BIG PHARMA'S LARGEST COMMODITYRead Now
IF YOUR FAITH IS IN YOUR MEDICINE, DON'T COUNT ON EVER TRULY GETTING BETTER
Soaring Insulin Prices have Patients Terrified and Pharmacists Scrambling. The title of an article from the July 31, 2018 issue of the American Pharmacist Association
Is The Pharmaceutical Industry Focused On Curing Diseases, Or Just Treating Symptoms? The title of a December, 2017 issue of Forbes
In the midst of widespread clamoring for "free" Universal Insurance, there's this tiny little problem of the skyrocketing cost of caring for sick people in a nation of increasingly sick people. Nothing gives us a better glimpse into the hopelessness of this phenomenon than DIABETES. Not only do approximately one in ten American adults have diabetes, but according to the ADA, 85 million have PRE-DIABETES (aka metabolic syndrome), which many would argue is functionally the same.
As many have already figured out, the drugs for treating diabetes and its ilk are expensive and don't work very well (HERE). Sure; they do an "OK" job of doing what they were designed to do --- lower blood sugar. But as far as doing the heavy lifting that's claimed (decreasing death, strokes, heart attacks, etc) --- it's not happening. As is often the case, THE DRUGS affect surrogate endpoints (in this case blood sugar), while morbidity and mortality run wild. What's arguably worse is that our government is subsidizing this disease on multiple fronts.
They subsidize the corn (NOT TO MENTION OTHER GRAINS) that is the source of HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP. They are directly subsidizing the FOOD BUDGETS of the people most prone to being diagnosed (1 in 7 of those living inside our borders are on government food assistance). And they heavily subsidize corporate healthcare --- the system that's slowly taken over American medical care. After revealing that diabetes is costing over 325 billion dollars per year, the ADA went on to explain just how much of this burden is being covered by the American taxpayer. "Most of the cost for diabetes care in the U.S., 66%, is provided by government insurance (including Medicare, Medicaid, and the military). The rest is paid for by private insurance or by the uninsured."
Not only has this made healthcare as we know it --- no matter whose funding plan you promote --- completely UNSUSTAINABLE, but now we have big pharma and the medical community themselves to contend with. That's because if there is one thing we know for sure, it's that MEDICAL GUIDELINES cannot be trusted. Just how little they can be trusted can be seen in a paper published in last March's issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (Trending Cardiovascular Nutrition Controversies); a paper that started out by trumpeting a fact that they should have been ashamed of.
"Contemporary guidance by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology (AHA/ACC), the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Department of Health and Human Services is issued now as food-based dietary patterns with accompanying speciﬁc nutrient recommendations."
I've already shown you how corrupt the AHA/ACC is (HERE is a great short example), but in this paper they are worse, touting SOYBEAN OIL, continuing to pan coconut oil (HERE), and even going back to ancient recommendations not to eat eggs because they are high in cholesterol (HERE). They even had the gall to quote the NLA thusly. "The National Lipid Association concluded that there is no evidence of any health beneﬁt of coconut oil" ---- this from an organization with more ties to industry than DONALD RUMSFELD, HERE).
Furthermore, the chief function of the USDA is, as stated on their website (it was first on the list), "to promote agriculture production....." Don't forget that it was the USDA who brought us one of the single most detrimental and destructive governmental recommendations this nation has ever seen; the FOOD PYRAMID. And as for DHHS, among other things, they administrate the FOOD & NUTRITION SERVICES (FOOD STAMPS) program --- a program frequently run the way a five year old would fill the grocery cart if you let them.
The point to today's post is this --- we are not quite halfway through the first month of 2019. You've already bailed on your NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS and are realizing that this year is going to be just another rung on the ladder to unmanageable pain, weight gain, and chronic diseases (plural). But it doesn't have to be like this. Sit down today and create your own PERSONALIZED EXIT STRATEGY (I'm even giving you THIS RESOURCE completely free).
As I've mentioned numerous times, the vast majority of chronic health conditions begin with blood sugar issues. Fortunately there are a group of rogue scientists out there who have provided you with a dietary blueprint that actually makes sense for those of you coping with T2D (HERE). Just do it already! And if you have friends or loved ones who could similarly benefit, FACEBOOK is still a nice resource for reaching them.
DIABETES, MENTAL ILLNESS AND SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION: NEW STUDIES SHOW WHAT YOU CAN LOOK FORWARD TO WHEN YOU LIVE THE HIGH CARB LIFESTYLERead Now
LIVING THE HIGH CARB LIFESTYLE LEADS TO PROBLEMS YOU ALREADY KNEW ABOUT ---- AND SOME YOU DIDN'T
I've said for a very long time that if you give me just a little time, tying THE HIGH CARB LIFESTYLE to almost every disease process you can name is a piece of cake (pun intended). Let's take a slightly different look at a topic we've covered on several previous occasions --- INFERTILITY AS RELATED TO BLOOD SUGAR. A brand new study from BJU International (Undiagnosed Prediabetes is Highly Prevalent in Primary Infertile Men...) concluded, as you might expect from the title, that "About 15% of primary infertile men had criteria suggestive of undiagnosed prediabetes. A prediabetic status was associated with a greater risk of hypogonadism, higher DFI values and iNOA status." What does this mean in English?
For starters, although there can be a number of reasons for hypogonadism (the condition where the body does not make enough testosterone; frequently known as "LOW T"), OBESITY and DIABETES, sometimes referred to as 'diabesity,' are unarguably the number one reason, which is probably true of SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION as well (it is definitely true in males, MAYBE LESS in females). A study from March's issue of Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology made these statements (I'm cherry-picking a bit). Just realize that when you see the term DFI (DNA fragmentation index) it is referring to genetic damage.
"What factors may lead to sperm DNA damage remains one of the major concerns. There were increasingly accumulated evidence for the correlation between obesity and male subfertility. It was reported that obesity was closely related to male subfertility. Obesity and related abnormal lipids metabolism and the change of reproductive hormones might lead to the decrease of sperm quality. The factors related to sperm DNA damage included age, environmental pollutants such as organophosphorus and organochloride pesticides, plasticizer, heavy metals such as lead, carcinogens such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (c-PAHs) and zearalenone (ZEA), male reproductive system diseases or systemic diseases.... endocrine disorders... lifestyle, aging... and certain medications."
I've written about some of those medications in the past (HERE), although I would guess that the list would be much longer now than it was back then. As for ENDOCRINE DISORDERS in general, including things like THYROID PROBLEMS and certain other AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES or SYSTEMIC INFLAMMATORY DISEASES, we can't be surprised in light of what I've already shown you. Also, once you start to understand the effects that CHEMICALS, PESTICIDES, and METALS have on the male (and female) reproductive system, things get even scarier. Furthermore, "aging" is often termed "ANDROPAUSE" and has effective non-pharmacological ways to address it. As for iNOA, this stands for something called idiopathic non-obstructive azoospermia. Huh? In English this means that sperm is not being made at all (oligozoospermia is the medical word for LOW SPERM COUNT --- a worldwide epidemic).
Part of what makes this study so scary is the incidence of prediabetes. While no one knows for sure how many Americans actually have PREDIABETES / INSULIN RESISISTANCE, the numbers are staggering. In a state where people have access to excellent weather and fresh fruits and vegetables year round (CALIFORNIA), an almost three year old study showed that 55% of its adult residents have either diabetes or prediabetes. Staggering! Studies like this one show why the "FAT ACCEPTANCE" movement is so detrimental to our national health conversation. The fact that 70% of our nation is obese and another 7 to 10% appear that way on their blood work even though their weight is "normal" is yet another reason that any real discussion on healthcare is a moot point, whichever political system or party you happen to associate with (HERE or HERE).
Not to be outdone, a couple of months ago, the European Journal of Endocrinology published a study titled Excess Mortality in Finnish Diabetic Subjects Due to Alcohol, Accidents and Suicide.... In this study of 435,000 diabetic adults, we saw that death via alcoholism was 71% higher than in non-diabetics. And as for suicides; the rates for diabetic men were not so dramatic, but for diabetic women in was (gulp) 450% higher. Furthermore, we saw that 54% of the accident-related deaths that occurred, occurred in diabetics. This is why the authors stated, "The diabetic subjects had higher mortality at almost all endpoints, especially those treated with insulin." Why might this be, especially as related to insulin?
As fantastic and important a hormone as insulin is (it helps move sugar from the blood to the body's cells) too much of a good thing becomes a bad thing. The effect of simultaneously high levels of both blood sugar and insulin are death to neurological tissues, brain included. Although I could write a book on this topic, allow me to show you conclusions from three studies that span the past 6 decades, showing you that none of this is really "news". Pay attention because you'll notice, HYPOGLYCEMIA (low blood sugar) is the flip side of the coin that is diabetic hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) as well as proof of the fact that SUGAR FEEDS INFECTIONS.
There you have it folks; diabetes or prediabetes --- even "independent of diabetes control" (even if you are 'controlling' it with CRAPPY DRUGS) --- fouls the brain and nervous system in ways that we are just beginning to understand, mood and cognition included. Case in point is FIBROMYALGIA, a disease we now know is intimately associated with small fiber neuropathy (HERE). A case can also be made for Alzheimer's Disease, which much of the world now refers to as TYPE THREE DIABETES even though there is evidence it could actually be infectious (HERE). My suggestion? If you are following anyone, physicians included, who is telling you that living the high carb lifestyle is a good thing, run far and run fast because THEY ARE BEHIND THE TIMES as far as current peer-review is concerned.
If you are interested in starting the process of taking your life back from the ravages of sugar-induced damage, not only is it possible, people are doing it each and every day. If you take a look at my GENERIC HEALTH PROTOCOL, today's post better helps you understand why it revolves around glycemic control. Oh, and don't forget to like, share, or follow on FACEBOOK as it's a fantastic way to reach the people you love and care about most.
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Dr. Schierling completed four years of Kansas State University's five-year Nutrition / Exercise Physiology Program before deciding on a career in Chiropractic. He graduated from Logan Chiropractic College in 1991, and has run a busy clinic in Mountain View, Missouri ever since. He and his wife Amy have four children (three daughters and a son).