The Douglass Report May 2014

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Don’t let disease be your destiny


If you think the nonsense that makes it into your newspaper is bad, you should see the absolute garbage filling up once-respected medical journals.
Just the other day, I saw a study that actually downplayed the role of obesity in diabetes.

Never mind that 8 in 10 diabetics are overweight or obese. Never mind that most pre-diabetics who lose weight will avoid the disease. Never mind that weight gain wreaks havoc on your endocrine system, and that diabetes is a disease of the endocrine system.

No, these researchers are actually making the ludicrous claim that maybe instead of getting obese people to lose a lot of weight, we should just ask them to drop a few pounds (pretty please).

This is the love-my-body nonsense that comes straight from the snack industry, and if you fall for it, you’ll soon find yourself injecting insulin into your belly and popping pills for the rest of your life.

So don’t fall for it.

Avoiding diabetes isn’t as hard as it seems. In fact, it’s downright easy——but it IS a full-time job.

And it starts the moment you wake up.

The first thing you’ll do each morning is empty your bladder. Rich, poor, fat, thin——it’s something I can safely say unites us all. And unless you’re a “naturist,” the second thing you’ll do is make yourself decent.

The third thing is what will separate you from everyone else. While the rest of the lemmings will head to the kitchen and start cooking everything they shouldn’t eat, you should head to wherever you keep your supplements and take up to 400 mg of benfotiamine, the synthetic form of thiamine (vitamin B3) I told you about last month.

This fat-soluble nutrient created by Japanese scientists has the potential to act like a “sugar shield,” providing unheard of support for your cells that come in contact with nasty glucose spikes so they don’t drown in sugar.

This is critical, because the Demon Sugar is lurking everywhere. It’s dumped into commercial foods in ridiculous amounts, and you’ll even find it “hidden” in plenty of fresh foods.

You’re surrounded by so much sugar it’s almost impossible to keep track of how much you’re ingesting (which is almost certainly far too much).

All that excess sugar is the leading cause of diabetes (and, not coincidentally, obesity), so be a fanatic about this and take benfotiamine before each meal, whether it contains obvious sugar or not.

Sometimes, it’s good to be fanatic.

Now, about that breakfast. It’s the most important meal of your day, so be sure to do it right——and I’ve got your guide to the perfect and most delicious breakfasts you’ll ever have on page 7.

And whether you’re making breakfast, lunch or dinner, the rules are the same: Pop some benfotiamine before the meal and then load up on plenty of fresh animal fats while passing on carbs and exorcising the Demon (sugar) from your diet as much as you can.

Skipping sugar doesn’t mean boring meals. There are much better ways to add flavor to breakfast, lunch and dinner——starting with three spices that could help guarantee that you never get diabetes:

TURMERIC: This “curry” spice can improve function of the beta calls, or the part of the pancreas that shuts down as diabetes starts up. It’s so effective that one major placebo-controlled study found that high doses can prevent diabetes in pre-diabetics 100 percent of the time.

You can use it on eggs and meat, and add it to soups and stews——but to get those truly high doses you’ll need to do more than cook with it. You’ll need a supplement.

Along with making sure you never get diabetes, turmeric can slash inflammation, fight pain, protect the heart and even keep dementia at bay. This isn’t a spice; this is a miracle.

CINNAMON: Everyone loves cinnamon, right? Here’s a reason to love it even more: along with adding some zing to food and drink, cinnamon can improve digestion and help support healthy blood sugar. One small cutting edge study even found it may be able to help you maintain a healthy body weight. Talk about a bonus!

Stick to quality cinnamon——and by that, I mean real cinnamon, or Ceylon cinnamon. Low-quality cinnamon such as cassia cinnamon can contain a liver-damaging compound called coumarin.

CLOVES: Cloves smell great and taste even better——and the healthy compounds locked inside can reduce blood glucose and improve insulin function at the same time.

Cloves are strong, but it doesn’t take much to get the benefit. In fact, just one or two cloves a day will do the trick. Poke them into your ham or add clove to your coffee. (Trust me, it’s delicious!)

And on a cool night, cloves make an excellent addition to a hot toddy.

Now that your meals are out of the way, it’s time to get moving. Here’s...

The Only ‘Exercise’ You’ll Ever Need!

Go for a walk. Don’t run or jog——and whatever you do, don’t fork over cash to punish yourself in a gym. You don’t need any of that to stay healthy and avoid diabetes. All you need to do is keep your meat out of a seat and get your metabolism cooking by walking throughout the day.

Walking——again, just walking——can cut your diabetes risk by up to 40 percent.

If you want a little more movement, take up something fun like dancing, golfing, surfing or tennis——not something torturous like “squats” and “burpees” under the beady-eyed gaze of some preening no-necked steroid monster in your local gym.

By now you’re probably thirsty. What should you drink? You know you don’t want soda——diet or regular——or “energy” drinks, “vitamin water” or any of that other nonsense.

And who wants plain old water? Not me!

In the morning, drink plenty of coffee. Coffee contains a substance called chlorogenic acid, which slows the absorption of sugar in your gut. Drinking a cup or two with your meals can help your glucose levels to fall, with one study showing that those levels drop for as much as two hours after a cuppa joe.

Too much roasting will bake the CGA right out of your coffee, so avoid the “Charbucks” and get something you can actually taste instead.

And in the evenings, polish off your dinner with a glass of booze. Any booze will do, from gin to beer to wine to moonshine, as a moderate alcohol habit will cut your risk of insulin resistance by up to nearly a third. (Whee! Sin is good unless you overdo it.) That helps explain why teetotalers have a much higher risk of diabetes than drinkers.

Moderate drinking can also help protect your heart and brain. Drinkers even live longer, too——and if you don’t happen to get that benefit, at least you’ll have had a little fun trying. (Cigar smokers live longer as well, but not cigarette smokers. Besides, why would you smoke burning paper?)

OK, so drinks are over. Now what? Turn off the TV, read a book and then go to sleep. Poor sleep can screw with how your body handles sugar in the blood, setting the stage for insulin resistance and, ultimately, diabetes and an early date with the mortician.

In other words, lights out... or it really will be lights out.