Well, I ended up getting a cold from whatever source-children are a great conduit. I’m taking echinacea, vitamin C, selenium, etc. It’s just a minor cold now and I think I can stay on top of it.

I just picked up a copy of my blood work from my yearly physical; cholesterol was 178, cholesterol ratio was 3.2:1, and my blood glucose dropped from 107 to 99! That # is big for me, diabetes type 2 runs on both sides of my family-my Mother has been on insulin since she was in her 40’s. I have the same genetic predisposition but I have made some different lifestyle choices, namely I don’t eat excess sugar, I eat a lot of fruit and vegetables, and I EXERCISE. I also lost 7 pounds, which is absolutely the best therapy for type 2 diabetes. I stayed away from refined flour products and limited starches. I also took cinnamon daily, which along with other the supplements vanadyl sulfate, alpha lipoic acid, and chromium- you can take these alone or in a combination-I only took the cinnamon. By all means stay away from the oral medications to lower treat diabetes, for they are more dangerous than diabetes itself. Dr. Julian Whitaker looked at studies dating back 40 years and found that individuals using certain diabetes drugs have a 250 to 300 percent higher death rate than those using a placebo. He says “why in the world would we keep drugs like these on the market if we’re trying to prevent heart disease?” Good question. Two of the more popular diabetes medications now have a black box warning stating they increase risk of heart failure.

You can make a difference to your health with the lifestyle choices you make regardless of the genes you were dealt. Obviously, the sooner you begin to make changes the less damage you do, but it is never too late to improve your health.

Stay well, John R Blilie, M.S.