Why me? At 59 I was 10st 7lb, 5ft 7in, and had never been overweight. I ran and played cricket regularly and didn’t drink alcohol excessively. Yet at a routine check-up I was told that I had type 2 diabetes. In 10 years I could be dependent on insulin, it could affect my sight, feet, ears, heart and I had a 36% greater chance of dying early. The story is the same for millions.
Change is in the air – or more specifically the ocean. If you feel like your efforts to get your blood sugar under control need a new approach – a new study out of Harvard University is cutting out “Big Pharma” – for all the right reasons.
In fact, a group of brilliant scientists may have may have found a safe, natural solution that could help you beat back the ravages of diabetes forever.
What is the news?
It turns out your best weapon in the fight against diabetes isn’t rice cakes or bland, tasteless meals that will have your taste buds waving the white flag of surrender — it’s a powerful hormone called adiponectin. This hormone won’t just improve your insulin sensitivity — it’s also been linked to a lower risk of heart disease.
Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health performed a meta-analysis of 14 clinical trials and found that a simple, regular dose of fish oil may be all it takes to boost your levels of adiponectin and get your blood sugar under control for good.
The study, set to be published in the Journal of Endocrinology & Metabolism, looked at nearly 700 people who regularly consumed fish oil supplements, and about 650 who took placebos like sunflower or olive oil. Folks who started their day with a dose of fish oil dramatically increased levels of diabetes-fighting adiponectin in their blood.
What does that mean for you? Just a spoonful — or capsule, if you prefer — of fish oil a day may be all that stands between you and a lifetime of painful injections and finger pricks. And the benefits won’t stop there. A new product, PhytOriginal, may be the most complete source. We’ve told you before, phytoplankton can improve your heart health and muscle strength, and may even help you battle depression.
There’s more to diabetes than meal-time misery. It’s a devastating disease that unleashes permanent damage on your organs, especially your heart. Phytoplankton may give you the hormone boost you need to lower your blood sugar and keep your ticker ticking for years to come.
Start incorporating it into your daily routine, and you may just be on the hook for a longer life, healthier heart, and better blood sugar numbers than you’ve seen in years!
Fish Oil Pills Might Cut Diabetes Risk, Researchers Say: (www.nlm.nih.gov)