Saturday, December 5, 2009

Post Traumatic Stress

This is a great video from a US Soldier's success with Post Traumatic Stress.

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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Correlation Between Obesity and Diabetes

How Obesity Can Lead to Diabetes and Ways to Prevent it

Diabetes continues to rise in the U.S. according to a recent Gallop Survey. This survey states that 26 million American have diabetes and many millions likely have diabetes but just don’t know it. This is 11.3% of the U.S. population and based on past calculation this number could rise to 37 million by 2015. These are just staggering numbers but if we look at the rise in obesity we may find some correlation.

The same study shows the obesity rate rise 1% every quarter. People that fall in the obese category are three times more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes than those below the obese level. Here are some statistics that are several years old but still are shocking.

• 58 Million Overweight; 40 Million Obese; 3 Million morbidly Obese

• Eight out of 10 over 25's Overweight

• 78% of American's not meeting basic activity level recommendations

• 25% completely Sedentary

• 76% increase in Type II diabetes in adults 30-40 yrs old since 1990

Source: Wellness International Network Ltd –

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website has more up to date numbers. In one of their reports we may be able to see just why we are seeing such an increase. The chart below shows the increase in childhood obesity.

Data from NHANES I (1971–1974) to NHANES 2003–2006 show increases in overweight among all age groups:

• Among preschool-aged children, aged 2–5 years, the prevalence of overweight increased from 5.0% to 12.4%.8, 46

• Among school-aged children, aged 6–11 years, the prevalence of overweight increased from 4.0% to 17.0%.8, 46

• Among school-aged adolescents, aged 12–19 years, the prevalence of overweight increased from 6.1% to 17.6%.8, 46


So as we look at these statistics we see a dramatic increase in all ages and this habit that is formed in childhood is very difficult to break in the adult years.

So how does the increase in obesity correlate with the increase in diabetes? With a 10.4% increase over last two years, diabetes increases run very comparable to the obesity increases. Type 2 diabetes, which is linked to obesity and physical inactivity, accounts for 90%–95% of diabetes cases. So it is very evident that our weigh plays a significant role in the onset of diabetes.

An article on WebMD states:

"The upward trends in obesity rates almost certainly play a substantive role in the increase in diabetes rates over the same time period," the survey states. "More than one-fifth of obese adults [have diabetes]" -- or 21.2%, compared to 7.4% of non-obese people of comparable ages.


So is adding diabetic medications the best treatment for diabetes? If we have determined the root of the problem to be inactivity and obesity, then wouldn’t it make sense to treat the root of the problem rather than mask the problem with medications?

Well another article on WebMD called Diet Beats Drugs for Diabetes Prevention shows that treating the root of the problem may be a better treatment. This article talks about an ongoing study with 3,000 high-risk patients. One third of the patients in the study were asked to eat a low fat diet and engage in at least 30 minute of exercise 5 times a week. Another third was put on the diabetic drug called metformin and the final third had no changes.

To quote directly from the article, this sums it up. “Three years into the trial, Knowler and colleagues reported that diabetes incidence was reduced by a whopping 58% in the lifestyle intervention group and 31% in the metformin group, compared to people who received no intervention.” The article also states: "Weight loss is still the most important thing we have to recommend to overweight people at risk for type 2 diabetes," William C. Knowler, MD, of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).


Medications may be needed to get your diabetes under control but as you loss the weight and start eating right it may be possible to get off. Medications have a place but they should not be used as an easy out. All medications have some sort of side effects and a healthier plan may be better for you in the long run.

As we look at these statistics it is easy to wonder why people just don’t loose the weight and be fit. If we use the numbers previously stated, just dropping some weight and exercising each day we could lower the number of people with diabetes in half or 13 million. Such an easy task makes sense but it must not be that easy. Our busy lifestyle of today make it difficult to find the time to exercise, to find the time to prepare healthy meals and find the time to teach our children to do the same. Adding proper nutrient products can help with our diet and help avoid further complication from diabetes but the exercise has to fit in your day some way.

I am a diabetic and I have found success with diet, exercise and proper nutrients. I encourage everyone to take a harder look at their lifestyle and see if they are headed towards diabetes or if they have already arrived.

Original article: How Obesity Can Lead to Diabetes and Ways to Prevent it - written by Steve Feller on Factoidz

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

New Site, ProArgi 9 Diabetic

Hi and thanks for stopping in. I have been creating a new site called ProArgi 9 Diabetic, please take a look and tell me what you think.

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Saturday, October 3, 2009

NutriMor, Synergy's Newest Product

Synergy introduces a great new product called NutriMor.

NutriMor embraces the power of the Moringa tree, whose array of phytonutrients have been shown to have antioxidant and cholesterol*-supporting effects, in a bioavailable formula designed to supply your body with the essential vitamins, minerals and amino acids it needs. Cassia cinnamon and green tea leaf extract further enhance NutriMor’s health-promoting effects by helping support already healthy levels of glucose and triglycerides in the blood, and aiding in maintaining a healthy bodyweight.

Here is a great article on the Moringa Tree

This is from this article "ounce-for-ounce, Moringa leaves contain more Vitamin A than carrots, more calcium than milk, more iron than spinach, more Vitamin C than oranges, and more potassium than bananas,” and that the protein quality of Moringa leaves rivals that of milk and eggs."

Synergy uses all parts of the Moringa tree for the most benefit. Find NutriMor here: Synergy

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

A Company With True Compassion

I want to take a moment today and talk a little about Synergy Worldwide and what they stand for. I am a true believer that the synergy products work and that is why I write about them on this blog. These products have helped me control my diabetes and it is my desire to share this with others suffering from diabetes, this is why this blog is called Diabetic Help.

Synergy is a 10 year old company, that is in many different countries. Synergy was started in Japan and slowly grew to where it is today. Synergy has just hit the point were it will grow dramatically. But I don't want to just talk about how great the company is or how great the products are, I want to talk about what is driving this business.

Synergy has dedicated its business to helping others. That is what is instilled in the minds of the corporate operations people and all of the distributors.

I just attended a regional conference here in Salt Lake City, Utah. Most of this conference was all about helping people feeling better, becoming healthier and saving peoples lives. They did not spend these days just pumping a bunch of hype and flashy presentation, this conference was about helping others. Whether it is helping physically, financially or socially, it is all about helping.

Synergy has a motto of "Leave a Legacy" and this company is doing that. They participate is community and worldly humanitarian projects, they donate to the JDRF and they truly care about this motto.

I write this blog to try and help someone along the way. If my way of controlling diabetes can help someone else then I am "leaving a Legacy". It is not just about the products, it is not just about signing people up with Synergy, it is about making a difference and changing peoples lives. My goal here with Diabetic Help is to help others and change peoples lives.

If you wound like to take with me more about what I am doing or how I am controlling my diabetes, please e-mail me at I don't want to put my phone number out here but if you e-mail me and really want to talk I will send it to you.

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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Most Don't Think of Diabetes Complications

As you have read from this blog, you have heard me say many times that I am surprised at how many diabetics just don't take care of their disease. I found this article on WebMD and it is saying the same thing. This article also talks about the complications and how to avoid them.

Now that you have read this article you can see how important your blood flow and circulation can be. Many of the serious complications come from poor circulations and that is why I recommend Proargi 9 Plus. It increases blood flow and helps repair the damaged arteries.

If you are suffering from diabetes, you should give this a try. Click on the link below to learn more.


Friday, September 18, 2009

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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Synergy Supports JDRF


Synergy Supports JDRF

Synergy will never deviate from our desire to leave a legacy of good. We are constantly involved with local and international charity groups and efforts, and it is a priority for us to continue to find new ways we can share.

When we look for opportunities to donate time and money, we seek out groups that have wide-spread effects, especially those that benefit children. One charity that is dear to the heart of our executives is the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is the leading non-governmental funder of type 1 diabetes research in the world. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and it’s complications through the support of research. Type 1 diabetes is typically diagnosed in young children and comes on rapidly without any known cause. This diagnosis leaves these children insulin-dependent for life, pricking their fingers up to 10-12 times a day to test their blood glucose. They also have to compensate with insulin for every gram of carbohydrate they eat.

Synergy Founder and CEO Dan Higginson serves as a member of the Board of Chancellors for JDRF and acted as Corporate Chairman for the primary fundraiser for JDRF, Walk to Cure Diabetes, in 2005 and 2006. This year, he has been instrumental in setting up a motorcycle ride to raise money for the foundation. The Lavapalooza 2009 Woodstock Tribute will be “A Day of Peace, Music + Motorcycles” – a hard-core/Harley riding/Jimi Hendrix loving crowd joining together to support Juvenile Diabetes.

Because we believe this is such an important cause, we are joining together to raise money for the JDRF. Dan has set a personal goal of raising $10,000 to further this effort and with our help he can reach it. No amount is too small in our quest for a cure!

Your donation and support of JDRF is greatly appreciated. With the help and generosity of Synergy Team Members, we are confident that we will reach our fundraising goal this year. You can donate by cash or check, or online by credit card. Dan’s personal donation homepage can be visited at Walk .

Thank you for your kindness and support in helping us reach our goal and make a difference through JDRF.

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Saturday, September 5, 2009

Why Don't We Take Care of Our Health?

I was diagnosed with diabetes two years ago and during the past two years I have become much more aware of what type of diets people have. People with diabetes can live a long healthy life with a change to their diets but I have been surprised at how many don't seem to care. I have also know other people that have health issues that the type of foods they eat make their issues worse, but still they will not change. I can understand the addiction to foods many of us have, I want to eat ice cream and drink a soda, but I guess I want to live more than indulge in sweets. I have been puzzled over this and have been asking people why they can't make the change. Most of the responses have heard are, " I am not going to let a disease run my life". Well if you continue the path you are on and don't change your lifestyle then the disease will ruin your life, not run it.

If you have read any of my other posts you will know that I have found my success with diabetes through diet, exercise and nutrients. Well I have seen people find relief from health issues from taking proper nutrients, but just like the food example, I see people stop using them when they start feeling better. It is so easy to forget how we get feeling better, whether it is diet exercise or proper supplements. People hit the desperate point of poor health and are willing to try anything, but as soon as something begins to help they drop it and go bad to the poor habits that got them to that desperate point. Again this process baffles me to see.

So I am asking my readers to help me understand why it is that human nature acts in this way?

I am not perfect in my plan, I skip exercising, I eat things I should not occasionally, but for the most part, I follow my plan for a better, healthier life.

Please comment and help me understand this cycle.

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Saturday, August 8, 2009

Chronic fatigue and Fibromyalgia, Synergy can Help

I want to share a quick story that is taking place in our family at this time. My wife has struggled with poor health for years. She has frequented many doctors and has very little success in feeling any better. She suffers from chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. For years the only relief was from harsh narcotics, but the excessive use was making them ineffective. She was determined to never take narcotics again and to find a way to feel better.

About 60 days ago she decided to go to a doctor that specializes in more of a dietary approach. She had many different blood tests before starting anything. She has high liver enzymes, high cholesterol and many vitamin deficiencies. The doctor started her on a special diet and a regimen of nutritional supplements. But she found out that the V3 system that I was taking for my diabetes had all the supplements she needed except for MSM and SAMe.

She started the diet with the V3 system plus MSM and SAMe. The results have been close to amazing. She has lost 22 pounds in 28 days and has more energy that she has had in many years. The pain has resided but not completely gone. She sleeps better at night and accomplishes much more during the days.

Now I don’t contribute this completely to Synergy’s V3 but I think the combination of all she is doing is working. She gets antioxidants and omega 3 from the Mistica. Vitamin D, vitamin b’s and l-arginine from the Proargi. These products provide some of the recommended nutrients from the doctor.

This doctor only provided a sheet with the nutrients and proper dosage; he did not promote any products. He did make suggestions of some good companies to buy from, but we found Synergy could provide everything but the MSM and SAMe.

I am providing this story to show how Synergy can help people improve their health. Now these products will not perform miracles, but with proper eating and regular use of Synergy’s products, you can make a difference in you health.

One more thing! She lost all of this weight without any exercise whatsoever.

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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Reduce the Risks of Diabetes With a Lifestyle Change

Almost every person knows someone or has a family member with diabetes. The diets of many increase the odds for this disease. The American Diabetes Association in there 2007 ADA statement estimates 17.5 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes. Another 7 million Americans are undiagnosed. The ADA also estimates the yearly cost to be $174 billion. This is a staggering $11,744 per year in related costs to the individual with diabetes.
Diabetes can lead to severe complications. Blindness, heart disease, lower limb amputation and kidney damage are just a few of the major complications. The sad part of this disease is that more than half of the people in a pre-diabetes type II condition could correct their conditions with healthy diet and exercise. A healthy diet and exercise can also reduce the complication that may occur in people with diabetes. Creating a life around healthy foods and daily exercise is a must to reduce the risks associated with diabetes.

Eating a healthy diet is sometimes difficult with the types of foods that are offered in the American society. High fat high carbohydrates seem to be the quick and the cheap. Americans always seem to be in a hurry so this type of diet fits right in. The cost of eating healthy is sometimes a challenge for people with low or fixed incomes. Take a look at the cost of a salad compared to the high fat 99 cent menu at the standard fast food drive up. Any item that has low fat, low carb or healthy on the label seem to cost more than the regular item. But if everyone would look at the $11,744 per year cost associated with diabetes it may help justify the additional cost of a healthier diet.

Proper exercise has become commercialized and unreal expectations are trying to be achieved. Then finding time to follow the new exercise fads of the month is difficult. Again we are back to the fast paced life style many of us Americans live. Many believe that the club or gym is the only answer. But again we are dealing with time and money. For most with diabetes a long walk or light exercise at home may make all the difference that is needed. Too many people don’t think that complications will happen to them. So they push the limits with foods, over weight, not enough exercise and not spending the money for medications. Then the life style sets back in and before they know it the complication start. At this point it may be too late. Many of the complications of diabetes may make it difficult to exercise or control their blood sugar level as before.

I am a diabetic with type II diabetes and I have found a life style change that is keeping my diabetes in check. I slip from time to time but I continue to create a life style and don’t look at it as a big issue. Prior to being diagnosed my weight had fluctuated over fifty pounds. I would lose it and then gain it back and then lose and then gain.

I set a New Year resolution one year to change my life style and get my health in control. I continually told myself I was going to weight 190 and live a healthy life style. By June I started to have eye sight problems and gastrointestinal problems. But I continually keep telling myself I was going to get healthy. In September I was diagnosed with diabetes. When I was in with my endocrinologist he told me that if I did everything he told me, I would be healthier and more fit than I ever had. Bam like a ton of bricks! My affirmations came true.

A year later I am living a healthier and better life than I had. I have lost 65 pounds. I have reduced my medications to almost nothing. Diabetes forced me to live a healthier life. If I had only changed my life style 5 years earlier I may have never been diagnosed with diabetes.

I exercise three times a week in my home, I control what I eat and not to any extreme and take a special nutritional supplement. This is a basic lifestyle change and not some radical change that makes it impossible. Make the change workable, achievable and you too can have a healthy lifestyle. This should be for everyone not just people suffering from diabetes.

Take a look at your fast paced lifestyle and see if your are headed down the same path as me. Now may be the time to take control.

I am always willing to share my success and plan with others in hopes to provide some help.

Please e-mail me at and I will explain my plan.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Control the complications of Diabetes

This last Saturday, June 20, 2009 I attended a meeting in Pleasant Grove, Utah that was put on by Synergy Worldwide. The meeting was 2 hours long with the formulator of Proargi 9 plus, Dr. Joe Prendergast. I have watched many You Tube videos of Dr. Prendergast but this was far more interesting than any of the videos I have seen.

I am a diabetic and Dr. Joe Prendergast is an Endocrinologist, so this made for a very interesting subject for me. I think if you are reading this blog you have some interest in diabetes, so this may interest you also.

Dr. Joe, as I will refer to him, talked a lot about how the medical world is rethinking how we may deal with diabetes. Controlling the blood sugar levels has always been the focus for a diabetic. But with the development of Proargi 9 plus, Dr. Joe has been controlling the complications of diabetes and not worrying as much about controlling the blood sugar levels. He made a statement that made me think he is right on track. He stated that if you can control the complications like heart disease, high blood pressure, poor circulation, cholesterol, kidney functions and provide overall good health then why worry so much about whether your blood sugar numbers are staying in the perfect range?

Wow, that made me think that if you really can control these major complications with a proper nutrient and in a more natural way than harsh medications then this may be the answer that we all should be looking for. Because the reason we control our blood sugar is so we have less risk of these complications. This was a big take away from this excellent meeting.

Another interesting topic was around the deficiency of Vitamin D. This subject has been in the news very regularly lately. Doctors are finding that the recommended daily dose of 200 IU is just not enough, that it should be 2500 IUs for health adults and up to 50,000 IUs for unhealthy adults. Proargi 9 Plus had 2500 IUs per scoop and you should be taking two to four scoops a day. Well Dr. Joe suggests adding more Vitamin D to the Proargi 9 Plus through a spray that will be coming on to the market soon.

I can not cover all the great this Dr. Joe talked about but here are two that really impressed me. I have been taking Proargi 9 Plus for nearly 6 months and have my diabetes under control. My last A1c test was 4.7 down from 11.7 almost 18 months ago. I have reduced my medications to almost nothing and feel great.

A new slogan that my group has come up with is “Let’s Save a Million Lives”. Now I think that is a goal I want to add in my life. I can’t do this on my own; it takes a determined team to make this happen. I am on this team and would like to invite you to join this team and help make this goal a reality.

You can join by going to and register as a distributor. But if you only want to save your own life then go to this same site and register as a preferred customer. Either way you are still helping to achieve this worth while goal.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Recommended Servings of Vegetables

Doctors and nutritionists alike unanimously proclaim the importance of large amounts of fruits and vegetables in a healthy diet. But finding the time to eat the recommended five to nine servings a day can be a daunting task. Synergy's Core Greens and its enhanced Green Fusion Technology help you bridge the gap and provide the protection your body needs for optimal health and continual vigor.

Do you get your 5 to 9 servings of vegetables each day? Difficult isn’t it?

Vegetables are the building blocks of a healthy body and many today just don’t get enough vegetables in their daily diet. So just why are the leafy greens so important for us to maintain proper health?

Core Greens was developed to help provide a daily dose of the needed greens. Mix up a scoop of Core Greens and the task is complete.

Here are a few of the key points that Core Greens has to offer.

  • Phytonutrients will provide powerful health-protective benefits

Phytonutrients (pronounced “fight-o-nutrients”), are natural bioactive compounds found in fruits and vegetables that works together with vitamins, minerals, and fiber to promote good health. The National Cancer Institute recommends eating at least 5 – 9 servings of fruits and vegetables per day. In addition to helping you feel better eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can also help reduce your risk of many chronic diseases including cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, stroke and other diseases. But it is difficult to eat enough fruits and vegetables to get the recommended dosage of vitamins and minerals that our bodies need to stay healthy, unless we are taking some form of vitamin supplement. However, traditional vitamin supplements do not provide us with phytonutrients. But Core Greens will provide you with the proper dose.

  • Antioxidants combat free radicals and help counter cell damage

Antioxidants are substances or nutrients in our foods which can prevent or slow the oxidative damage to our body. When our body cells use oxygen, they naturally produce free radicals (by-products) which can cause damage. Antioxidants act as "free radical scavengers" and hence prevent and repair damage done by these free radicals. But are we really getting enough antioxidants in our daily meals?

  • Chlorophyll enhances immunity and protects cells

Science has known for years the benefits of chlorophyll; without chlorophyll, the 'green blood' of plant / photosynthesis, life as we know it could not exist. Until recently, most research involving plants has been geared towards 'better plants' for 'better meat'". For years it was thought that the protein we needed could only come from meat.

Chlorophyll provides an all natural detoxification. As more and more research is done, scientists are learning that chlorophyll is not only a cleansing and blood builder food, but that it can be used to counter radiation and may prevent certain cancers from forming. In addition, another little known benefit of chlorophyll is its ability to kill some germs, promote intestinal health and its use as a topical skin healer.

  • Green Fusion Technology harnesses the power of the sun

An advanced process that concentrates chlorophyll and other photosynthetic elements from grasses and other vegetables into a convenient, easily digestible form to help protect healthy cells, support the immune system, and act as a natural detoxifier. In fact, a good Green Fusion product will provide all the necessary ingredients to meet the five keys to optimal health and nutrition.

  • Alkalizing formula hydrates and detoxifies the body

The foods you eat have a major impact on your body’s acid-alkaline balance. Digestion of processed foods, for example, will create acidic byproducts that flow into the bloodstream. The more processed foods (sugars, refined carbohydrates, etc.) you eat, the more acid-byproducts will be created and the more acidic your bloodstream will become. Core Greens puts the alkali back in your body.

  • Greens enhance energy and provide nutrition

These green ingredients help provide phytonutrients, chlorophyll and antioxidants. Combined with the Green Fusion Technology we can get the most from these ingredients.

Wheat Grass, Oat Sprout Powder, Barley Grass, Lemon Grass, Avocado Fruit Powder, Cucumber Powder, Okra Powder, Celery Seed Powder, Parsley Leaves, Spinach Powder, Kale Powder, Broccoli Powder, Cabbage Powder, Tomato Fruit Powder, Watercress Leaves, Wintergreen Leaves Powder, Peppermint Leaves, Rosemary Leaves, Sage Leaves, Spearmint Leaves & Flowers, Thyme Leaves.

Now just how many of these ingredients would you normally eat in a day?

Core Greens is one of the three products that make up Synergy Worldwide’s V3 Nutritional System.

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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Wins Nobel Prize, Then Gets Buried!

Wins Nobel Prize, Then Gets Buried!

  • Cuts artery plaque by an incredible 50%...
  • Drops high blood pressure as much as 60 points...

Nobel Prize winner Dr. Louis Ignarro made a special appearance on the Hugh Downs broadcast to reveal the covered-up truth about this astonishing breakthrough. He's discovered a "miracle molecule" that could make bypass surgery, angioplasty and blood pressure drugs obsolete.

Already, doctors are saying this natural discovery can expand narrow blood vessels, eliminate dangerous clots, lower high blood pressure as much as 60 points, reduce artery-clogging plaque by an amazing 50%...

And this is not unproven hokum. It won Dr. Ignarro the Nobel Prize!

No doubt you're wondering, "I don't get it. He won the Nobel Prize. Why haven't I heard about it?" I'm afraid the reason is that this amazing discovery has been...

Killed by big-money medicine, because it's too cheap!

Dr. Ignarro found that L-arginine converts to Nitric Oxide but the the Nobel prize was for his finding of what nitric oxide did to the blood vessels.

ProArgi 9 is a product with l-arginine, l-citrilline, vitamin D, vitamin K and red wine extract (resveratrol). This complexer goes beyond what Dr. Ignarro found and provides the best optimal product to aid in the reduction of heart disease and improvement of the circulatory system.

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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Correlation Between Heart Disease and Diabetes

Did you know that 1 out of 3 people will end up with some form of heart disease? Also did you know that 2 out of 3 people with diabetes will die from heart disease or stroke? People with diabetes have twice the chance of getting heart disease, so what is the correlation between heart disease and diabetes? People with diabetes have a higher rate of high blood pressure, a higher rate of cholesterol and a much higher rate of hardening of the arteries. It is suggested that the added stress to the heart from the ups and downs of blood sugar levels may contribute to these higher rates of problems. It is also suggested that with this additional stress to the circulatory system the veins and arteries contract and can not relax. This constant contractions leads to the hardening of the arteries, restricted blood flow and higher blood pressure.

Another suggestion that has recently been talked about in the medical world is nitric oxide. It has been found that people with diabetes have lower levels of nitric oxide in their blood stream. It is not sure why but suggested that the diabetic stress or contracted arteries may be part of this lower level. What is nitric oxide and what does it do? Nitric oxide is produced when we take in an amino acid called l-arginine. L-arginine comes from red meat and some nuts, but most people as they age need more l-arginine and usually eat less of the foods that provide it. Nitric oxide stimulates the endothelia and causes the artery to relax. This is the only purpose of nitric oxide but is so vital to a healthy circulatory system. Relaxed arteries and veins reduce plaque build up, reduce high blood pressure and reduce hardening of the arteries. So nitric oxide in the body is crucial and is many times absent, leading to heart disease.

But it needs to be noted that just taking a l-arginine supplement may not always help. Another amino acid need to assist l-arginine is l-citruline. L-citruline helps the nitric oxide last longer in the blood stream. With out l-citruline the nitric oxide is very short lived and thus not reaching all parts of the circulatory system. So what are some steps to reduce the most evident chance a diabetic will get heart disease? The American Diabetes Association suggests following you ABCs of diabetes. A is for keeping your A1c in check or below 7 B is for keeping your blood pressure in line C is for keeping your cholesterol levels down They also suggest losing weight, stop smoking, physical exercise and staying on your medication. But I want to take this a step further. As you noticed the ADA never once mentioned taking a supplement of l-arginine, increasing omega fatty acids or using any natural products to help with a healthier body. If you look hard on the ADA or the AHA site you will find that the main sponsors of these sites are the major pharmaceutical companies. They want to keep you on the medications and not completely stop the use of their products. That is why I want to offer an addition to the ADA recommendations.

If you study l-arinine and the affects that nitric oxide has on the circulatory system, you will find it does many great things for our bodies. Many of the complications of diabetes are related to poor circulation. So if you can increase blood circulation, relax the vessels and lower blood pressure many of these complications would be drastically reduced. One example is the loss of limbs, which are the most common complications. This is because the feet and legs are the farthest from the heart and without proper blood flow to them; they begin to die, resulting in amputation. A strong l-arginine, l-citruline complex may be just the product to help diabetics with better overall circulation.

I want to introduce you to an endocrinologist that has spent his life researching and studying what l-arginine can do for diabetics. Dr. Joe Predergast has an operating endocrinologist practice in California. Dr. Predergast has been treating patients for years with a product called Proagri 9 Plus. Prior to using this l-arginine supplement he regularly referred patients onto several different heart specialists. Now he very seldom refers patients to any heart specialist. He has taken heart disease out of his diabetic patients, anyway the ones willing to take the product. Another great reference to the benefits of l-arginine is a book called No More Heart Disease by Dr. Louis Ignarro. Dr. Ignarro along with two other doctors won the Nobel Prize with their discovery of what nitric oxide does to the circulatory system.

So you might ask why we do not hear more about this. Well the pharmaceutical industry makes billions a year on heart and diabetes medications. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in men and women; diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death. The pharmaceutical industry continue to keep adding products to reduce this rate but still has not done so, but they sure keep increasing their sales. So do your research and you decide if Proargi 9 Plus may benefit you or someone you may know? The evidence is out there and is evident in Dr. Prendergst's practice.

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Monday, May 18, 2009

American Youth Understanding Diabetes Abroad, Inc.

I came across this blog from Corey Greenblatt, he is on a quest to help those in Ecuador that are less fortunate and struggle with diabetes. It is always a great cause to help others. Please read Corey's story and if possible help him out. This looks like a great purpose. Follow this link to Corey's page

American Youth Understanding Diabetes Abroad, Inc.

AYUDA is a non-profit organization based out of Arlington, VA who works to empower youth to serve as agents of change in diabetes communities around the world, strengthen local diabetes communities by promoting youth leadership, and motivate youth with diabetes to lead healthier and happier lives.C

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Saturday, May 9, 2009

The Need of Nitric Oxide in Diabetes

From the many researches in the past 10 years it is evident that the proper amount of nitric oxide helps reduce cardiovascular disease. But in a resent study at UCLA School of Medicine it is found that people with diabetes have an even harder time producing nitric oxide. With higher rates of high blood pressure, uncontrollable blood sugar and other circulatory issues, diabetic bodies have to work harder to produce nitric oxide.

Nitric oxide has to come from some type of food source, mostly red meat. Many with diabetes cut out red meat to help reduce weight, so they are not getting any nitric oxide. This may be the reason why people with diabetes have a 4 to 6 time higher rate of cardiovascular disease.

Adding a supplement to help increase the nitric oxide levels in the diabetic body may be very important. This can be achieve very easily with a product called Proargi 9 Plus.

I have been taking Proargi 9 Plus for many months and have found great results. I have reduced my A1c from 11.7 to 4.7. I have had a 4.7 the last two check ups. I contribute this to my diet, exercise and the nutritional products I take. I would like to explain this to others that are suffering from diabetes. Please contact me at

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Sunday, May 3, 2009

Root Cause of Diabetes

I came across this article the other day and it explains the root cause of diabetes. It is sad that many of the cases of diabetes could be deterred with proper eating habits.

Here is a link to the article: The Root Cause for Diabetes

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Pharmaceuticals and MLM

The Pharmaceutical companies have become giants in the corporate world, all on the backs of the population with health problems. Is this good or bad? Well first of all we need to thank the Pharmaceutical companies for a lot of life saving drugs and helping some people's quality of life. But do the Pharmaceutical companies really have your best interest in mind? Probably not. What drive these corporate giants are sales and profits. Study the side affects of almost any medication and wonder if the trade off is really worth it. In many cases you will say yes, especially if you are truly ill.

But let's switch tables for a moment. A friend of yours has a nutrient based product promoted through a Multi Level Marketing company and it promises to do the same thing as the medication you are taking with out the side affects. Do you agree to give it a try? Probably not. But why are people willing to except the risks associated with medications and not a natural product? Most are first afraid to get involved with a MLM group because they don't want to sell. Next they are scared the product does not have the FDA approval. But is the FDA really looking out for your interest? Allowing medication to got to market with the long list of side affects dose not look like they are. How many medications have been taken off the market because of problems and then years of law suites follow? Have you ever heard of a MLM company having to remove their products? Listen to the testimonials of people taking MLM nutrient based products and see how people are finding relief from different illnesses.

The bigger question is why do these nutrient based product companies seem to always go through a MLM approach to get their product out? Well mostly because of the FDA. The product testing is very costly and to label these products with true benefits takes years of testing. Rumor is that the FDA usually squashes any hopes of these product ever coming out. One example was aired on a 60 minute program recently.

A team of doctors began studying the properties of the skin of red grapes. This has been called Resveratol, similar to the stories of why red wine is good for you. These doctors were testing on mice and humans, finding that resveratol may possibly reduce the aging process, eliminate organ fat and aiding in the circulatory system. The results were beyond astounding and these doctors thought they would make an important break through with this product. But at the end of this 60 Minute program it was stated that the Pharmaceutical giant Glaxo-Smith had purchased this company. These doctors sold out for money and will we ever see a natural resveratol product come from a pharmaceutical giant? My guess is no.

Another similar story is about the affects of nitric oxide. Dr Louis J. Ignarro won the Nobel Prize in 1998 with his discovery of the affects nitric oxide has on the blood vessels. His finding show dramatic results of reduced heart disease. (The Leading Cause of Death) He has recently published a book called No More Heart Disease explaining his findings. But eleven years later we still do not have doctors or pharmaceutical companies pushing this Nobel Prize finding.

Examples similar to this are every where. Stay up late and watch the infomercials and you will see a program called Natural Cures "They" Don't Want You to Know About, there is also a book in the same name by Kevin Trudeau.

There is a place for the Pharmaceutical companies and a place for the MLM companies. But why can't we get the medical world to make the natural products more prevalent? I say again Money.

So before you immediately disregard someone offering you a MLM product, ask a few questions.

1. Is this person telling me about how great the product is and related stories of people finding help or is money making the main subject? If money is the main subject the product must not be very good.

2. Has the company been in business for at least 10 years and have the products been on the market for several years. This is a sign that the company is reputable and no serious problems have come from the products.

3. Ask if there is any type of money back guarantee or a sample trial.

4. Ask for referrals of people taking the products and the ingredients of the product.

5. Ask if you can just purchase the product and not be involved with selling it. If a company does both scenarios they have more confidence people will like the product.

There are a lot of different products sold through MLM and yes there are scams so be careful. But not all companies are the same and there really are some great products sold through MLM. So you decide if a natural product may help your health or if risky side affects are worth is.

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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Help Me Get in the Top 100

Do you Squidoo or ever read Squidoo Lenses? I have several posted. The goal in this is to get in the top 100 lenses. I posted a new lense Friday April 17,2009 and it is alread ranked at 1796. The only thing that gets me closer is readers. Please read my post to help me get there.

Here is the link Eliminate Heart Disease

NO More Heart Disease: How Nitric Oxide Can Prevent--Even Reverse--Heart Disease and Strokes

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Dr. Joe named Father of the Year

Synergy’s very own Dr. J. Joseph Prendergast was recently honored by the American Diabetes Association and the Father’s Day Council of Silicon Valley as the Father of the Year for 2008. Congratulations, Dr. Prendergast on your ability to combine a successful medical career and family life. You are a great role model for all of us!

Dr. Prendergast brings many skills and a lifetime of medical experience to Synergy’s Medical Advisory Board. A graduate of Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, he completed a fellowship in endocrinology and metabolism at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and his residency at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Prendergast is an expert on l-arginine and passionate about its ability to enhance health.

Peggy Prendergast has this to say about her father: “Dad, I love you very much and I thank you for raising me to be a strong, independent, community-minded adult. I appreciate that you provided me the opportunity to start my career, helped me to develop the skills to be successful and stood in support when it was time to expand my horizons and start my own business.”

“It’s a real delight to get this great award,” says Dr. Prendergast “It’s one of the biggest honors of my lifetime. I love coming to work and being able to help people in my practice. Thank you to anyone who played a part in this award!”

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Sunday, April 12, 2009

ProArgi 9 Plus

ProArgi 9 plus contains L-arginine and is a semi-essential amino acid that has shown promise in the prevention of atherosclerosis (blockage of the arteries). L-arginine is pure 100% free form arginine and is the precursor for nitric oxide (NO). Dr. Louis Agnarro was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1998 for discovering nitric oxide's role. In a healthy inner wall of a blood vessel, nitric oxide (NO) will keep vessels pliable and elastic, dilate blood vessels keeping blood flowing smoothly, relax blood vessels, keep platelets and white blood cells calm and prevent them from sticking to the vessel wall, prevent oxidation, slow plaque growth, suppress atherosclerosis and melt away plaque that already exists.

After arginine is consumed in foods and in supplements, it makes its way into the bloodstream and circulates throughout the body. As it enters the endothelial cells that line the smooth muscle walls of blood vessels, an enzymatic reaction occurs that converts arginine to nitric oxide, which in turn can have a dramatic and positive effect on your cardiovascular health.

There are over 75,000 medically published clinical studies attesting to the fact that arginine will:

help lower blood pressure
lower cholesterol and triglycerides
improve diabetes
improve sexual function
reduce blood clots and strokes
improve congestive heart failure
improve wound healing
improve liver and kidney function
improve memory and cognitive functions
improve human growth hormone (HGH)
improve muscle growth and performance and much more

The Silent Killers

Heart Disease -- 62 million at risk -- 960,000 die each year
Strokes -- 22 million suffer -- 164,000 die each year
High Blood Pressure -- 52 million suffer -- 45,000 die each year
High cholesterol -- 36 million suffer -- 515,000 die each year
Diabetes -- 18 million suffer -- 71,000 die each year
Obesity -- 60 million suffer -- 350,000 obesity related deaths each year

See how many people each year die from heart related illness and just think many of them could have been saved if the medical world would get more involved in curing the problem instead of treating the symptom.
Your doctor will discourage you from taking these types of products but take it upon your self to find help. Read my about ProArgi 9 Plus at My

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Friday, April 10, 2009

Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days

This is an amazing video. Please watch this and it will give you a different perspective of how to deal with diabetes.

Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Sunday, April 5, 2009

My Antioxidantial Journey

This post is going to be a little long but I want to cover my journey, experimenting with my diabetes, over the past year. If you have read any of my later posted you will know that I have found success controlling my diabetes with exercise, proper eating and a strong antioxidant. Well I decided that if I am going to take a MLM product I just as well try them all and find the best one. But I wanted to find the one that helped me the most so I could share my findings with others..

Well I have tried Xango, Monivie, Noni, Acai, Zrii, Agel, Goji, Kyani and several local health store products. Most of these worked very similar and Kyani Sunrise was the one I used the longest. But with the antioxidant I was adding several other vitamins and minerals. This worked very well; I was able to go from an A1C of 11.7 to an A1C of 4.7 in less than a year. I also have reduced my medications to almost nothing. I am thinking of trying without but I want to talk to my doctor first.

But my experiment took a turn several months ago. I was trying a product called Mistica from Synergy Worldwide and had decided to try the whole V3 system. It had most of the vitamins and minerals I was adding to my antioxidant. I than began to study the main product of the V3 system called ProAri 9. This product is a complex mixture of products with the key ingredient of L-arginine.

L-arginine produces nitric oxide in the body which does amazing things for our circulator system. Heart disease and or circulation are the leading cause of complication for people with diabetes. Dr. Louis J. Ignarro won the Noble Prize in 1998 for the discovery of the importance of nitric oxide and what it does to our cardiovascular system. He has published a book about his findings called No More Heart Disease. (The link to this book is in my previous post) This is a great read for anyone concerned about heart disease and it should be for all of us, because 50% of Americans will suffer heart complication sometime in their life.

Anyway I started the V3 system the first January 2009 and have been amazed at how much better I feel. At first I was concerned because the ProArgi 9 would spike my blood sugar but now it does not affect it much. I am now just taking the V3 system without any other vitamins or minerals, except alpha lipid acid which is not in the V3 and is important to people with diabetes. The taste is not as good as some of the other products I tried but a minor trade of for better health.

All people with diabetes react differently to different foods, nutrient and medications so it may not work the same for everyone. Whether you have diabetes or not the Synergy Worldwide V3 system has the proper blend needed for a health body.

Sense I have been checking these products out I have heard some amazing stories from people taking products from all the companies I have mentioned. People are getting help from their poor health or medical problems. So why can’t the government and medical groups endorse these products and stop providing everyone with medications with terrible side effects. Many are skeptical of Multi Level Marketing products but I will assure you that I have found results and millions of others have too.

Diabetes and or heart disease will affect you or someone near you in your life. Whether you have been diagnosed or not, now is the time to make a difference. I am on a quest to tell every person I can about what I have experienced. If you want to know more about my experience with diabetes and the products I take please e-mail me at and tell me what you want to know. If you want to talk to me e-mail your phone number and I will call you as soon as I can. I would leave a number but I do work everyday and would most likely not be able to talk.

I hope this article will find the people that are looking for a healthier way to control diabetes, heart disease or just a better life.

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Friday, April 3, 2009

No More Heart Disease

I recently had a friend give me a book to read, No More Heart Disease, by Louis J. Ignarro. I was reluctant by as I got into this book I found a lot of great information. I ask why the doctors don't get behind this and make people better? Heart disease affects 50% of the population, so I have to suggest to anyone, PLEASE read this book. The benefits of nitric oxide may save your life. If you want to know more about a great L-arginine and L-citrulline product please contact me.

See this great video on L-arginine Age reducer

Also here is the link to this must read book.

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Monday, March 30, 2009

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Only for a limited time you can get a great discount on weight loss from Aquadrene.

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Saturday, March 21, 2009

MLM Products - Good or Bad

If you have read any of this blog you have heard that I have helped control my diabetes with a product called Kyani Sunrise. This product has really made a difference but I am not the Multi Level Marketing type of person. I hate going to meeting and asking people to try products.

In December I decided to stop taking Kyani Sunrise because of the cost. By the end of January my blood glucose levels started getting out of whack. I had been keeping my numbers between 80 and 160. At this point I was hitting mid 60s if I went more than 5 hours eating and was having many more spikes into the 200s.

So in the end of February I got back on Kyani Sunrise and guess what my numbers are back to normal.

So even though I hate MLM and I am sure there are many that feel the same way, many of the products do work. But finding the right compnay and right product is key. Kyani is a great company and I do like the product but I am looking into something else.

If you are going to use or distribute MLM products, why not find a company that fits your needs. I currently have been investagating a company called Synergy Worlwide.

It has a good antioxidant similar to Kyani but I am intreged about a product called Proargi-9. This is a product has a component called L-arginine. L-arginine is best known for its cardiovascular benefits. In the body, l-arginine is converted to nitric oxide, which relaxes the blood vessels. This reduces stress on the heart and improves circulation. L-arginine is the body's major source for nitric oxide synthesis. Without nitric oxide, human life would not be possible. L-arginine also reduces blood viscosity. Scientific studies have shown that l-arginine significantly reduces blood pressure levels.

One of the biggest complication from diabetes is congestive heart disease and constricted blood flow.

I started taking this product about 30 days ago and I have seen a boost in my energy level. I am currently looking to make the switch to Synergy Worldwide, so I am not dealing with two MLM companies.

Anyone have experience with Synergy?

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Changing Diabetes

Today I was reading through my new Forbes magazine and came across an article called Conquering the Diabetes Epidemic. This article covers how drastic it is to get diabetes under control. Diabetes is a disease that can be avoided with proper health for most.

The article explains the high expense of health care for those with diabetes. An estimated $218 billion was spent in 2007 on diabetes medical care. According to the ADA, diabetes is the fifth deadliest disease in the U.S.

This article has some great information and a link to a new program to help with the epidemic. The National Changing Diabetes Program

The article explains the high expense of health care for those with diabetes. An estimated $218 billion was spent in 2007 on diabetes medical care. According to the ADA, diabetes is the fifth deadliest disease in the U.S.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Key Things to Check to Control Diabetes

Here are some key areas that need checked to help control diabetes. Talk to your doctor and make sure you are getting complete checkups.

This blood test measures blood sugar control over the past 90 days. The closer your A1C is to that of people who do not have diabetes, the less chance you have of damage occurring to your heart, eyes , kidneys and blood vessels. This should be tested 4 times a year and the goal is to be less than 7 on the A1c scale.
Blood Pressure
High blood pressure (hypertension) can lead to heart attack, heart failure, stroke or kidney failure. Both the AHA and ADA recommend blood pressures less than 130/80. Check your blood pressure often and check with your doctor if it is higher than these numbers.
Foot Inspection
You should check your feet daily for redness, swelling, cracks or calluses. These signs could be warning signs to complications due to having diabetes. In addition, people with diabetes should have there feet inspected by a health care provider every year.
Dilated Retinal (eye) examination
People with diabetes should have a dilated retinal examination every year. Early detection and treatment of changes in your eye can help prevent blindness.
Fasting Lipid Profile
High levels of lipids (fat) in the blood can lead to heart problems. people with diabetes are at a higher risk for heart related problems and strokes. Lipid profile test should be done once a year. If diet and exercise can not control high fat in blood, medications may be needed.
Urinary Protein/Micro albumin
Measuring the urinary protein will you and your doctor information about the health of your kidneys and blood vessels. This should be done once a year.

These are measure and checks to see if your diabetes is being controlled and your body is working properly. Watching these areas of your health can reduce many of the complications that come from diabetes.


Sunday, February 1, 2009

New Year Resolution

Well the first month of the new year has just passed and I am sure you have set some New Year resolutions. The most common goal that is set is losing weight or improving health. This show how out of control our eating habits really are. Diabetes is also a sign of uncontrolled eating habits.
My goal was not to change my eating habits because I have spent the last year learning how to do this. I do need to be more consistent with my exercise. But my goal was to create a more harmonic life. I began this journey by reading a great book by James Ray.

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I first read the science of success and enjoyed it very much. But when Harmonic Wealth came out I read it several times. I did the course worksheets that came with the book. If you have ever heard James Ray speak, he always talks about how balance is bogus. After reading the book I totally agree. We can never find balance in our hectic lives but we can find harmony. Think about the circus clown spinning the plates on a stick. He can keep five going but he can not just balance five on individual sticks. You have to continually keep addressing the five key areas in your lives. Stop trying to balance them, step up and deal with them.

You might wonder why I put this in my diabetic blog. Because if you can't control your life you will never control your diabetes. Poor eating habits, lack of exercise and general overall health are key signs that you may have your life out whack.

Here is a quote from the book.
Thought Proceeds Actions
"If you don't clean up your thoughts, you will never change your actions.To understand why, try to have a thought without an image. Think about your neighbor without visualizing him or her. Think about your car without seeing it in your garage or drive way. Think about wanting to feel healthier without at least a fleeting image of what you would look like. Can you do it? It's not possible".

Diabetic control is a mindset. Eating proper foods, exercising and being consistent with nutrients and medication is a mindset. Our overall life is a mindset. Learn how you can create a more harmonic life and you may find it will help with your diabetic control.

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Thursday, January 1, 2009

Diabetes Daily

Do you have questions about diabetes? Forums are a great way to interact with other people with diabetes. Diabetes Daily is a great forum to ask question, find answers and just socialize with other diabetes sufferers. I just joined this forum a couple of days ago and have read some very good information. Forums like this are free and a great place to learn how others are dealing with their diabetic life. Join today from this link