Happy Sunday before New Years!!! Disturbing news about Metformin safety. But first, my daily regimen to stay happy, healthy, ALIVE!
Diabetes on the Rise
And on the rise meteorically, including among our youth.
The number of US adults with diabetes increased by MILLIONS over a decade. As of 2014, 29.1 million are living with diagnosed or undiagnosed diabetes, including 208,000 people younger than 20 years are living with diagnosed diabetes.
Why the meteoric rise in type 2 diabetes? It’s the increase in obesity among children and adults. It is estimated that 55% of type 2 diabetes cases result because of obesity.
Typically, when you put on too much weight, your body cannot process insulin. This is called insulin resistance. Insulin stops pushing your blood sugar into your cells (where it would be used for energy). This means the sugar stays in your blood and is eventually stored as fat.
This is also why people with insulin resistance are tired: you aren’t getting fuel to your cells!!!
Metformin is the #1 drug prescribed for controlling blood sugar/diabetes with 112 million people worldwide (as of 2018) taking it. I know several people taking it. Bet you do, too!!!
Metformin Safety (or lack thereof)
Did you know that Metformin is being scrutinized for the level of carcinogens? They KNOW it contains this carcinogen, they just want to make sure it has a safe level of it.
“The agency is in the beginning stages of testing metformin,” said FDA spokesman Jeremy Kahn in an emailed statement. “However, the agency has not confirmed if NDMA in metformin is above the acceptable daily intake (ADI) limit of 96 nanograms in the U.S.”
Really? There’s an “acceptable daily intake” for a carcinogen? Wtf. NO, THERE IS NOT.
And, even if there were, Watson, how was that safe level established? I can’t even comprehend the insanity of such a notion.
Better than Metformin
Did you know that Berberine works better and is safer than Metformin? Scroll down to section 3 here: PubMed on Berberine vs Metformin.
Remember that no one has ever died from a supplement.
This is the berberine my husband takes (for inflammation). Yes, many many health benefits reported from berberine!
Better Still: Reverse Your Diabetes
Did you know you can REVERSE YOUR DIABETES 2 with healthy living? THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE just like you have done it: reversed their diabetes. You can, too.
Studies show a relationship between type 2 diabetes and lifestyle. People with healthy diet and lifestyle show much lower diabetes incidence!
Yes, I know a pill is easier but it won’t make you healthier, it won’t help you lose weight, it won’t give you energy and it won’t keep you young. Healthy living does all this and more.
In fact, my husband was pre-diabetic (and he’s skinny). But, because of our healthy eating and lifestyle, his blood levels are now superb!
How good can YOU feel?
I am convinced that most people don’t know how truly alive they can feel!!! They feel “okay” or “fine” or even “good”.
The thing is, you were made to feel AWESOME all the time!!! Really.
If you are interested in discovering YOUR awesomeness, let’s chat. My number and email are at the top of every page. I’d be honored to help you life your best life!
HUGE side benefit to living YOUR best life: once you are, your kids and family will be intrigued. YOU living your best, healthiest life is the most magical thing you can do for your family’s health and wellbeing!!!