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Natural Alternative Strategies to the Top Ten Prescription Drugs – Part 7

Friday, May 3, 2024 11:11 AM

Article by Mark Anderson of Standard Process West  
and Kerry Bone of MediHerb. 
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DIABETES / SUGAR HANDLING

America is facing an epidemic!

- The U.S. is the fattest nation in the world. 
- 64.5 % of Americans are overweight or obese. Source: JAMA. 2002;288:1723-1727.
- Obesity is the second largest preventable cause of death in the U.S. (Smoking is #1.) Source: JAMA 1996;276:1907-1950. 
- The average American east 250-500 grams of carbohydrates each each! 

What has happened? 
• Major movement toward “Low Fat” 
o Often high in sugar 
o Lacking is satiety 
• Increase of convenience food 
o Usually high carb 
o Highly processed 
o Super-sized portions 
• Increase in consumption of trans fats 
o Can not be metabolized. 
o Not defined on food labels at this time. 
• Increase in carbohydrate consumption. 
o Increased glucose elevates insulin output. 
o Insulin causes glucose to drop, leading to food cravings 
o Excessive caloric intake leads to body fat storage (particularly truncal obesity). 
o As long as carbohydrates are available in the body, excess calories are stored as fat. 
o Excess carbohydrate consumption affects health, weight, and energy. 
o High carbohydrate intake linked to chronic diseases; obesity, heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, syndrome X, polycystic ovarian syndrome. 

Many “healthy” products derive at least 50% of calories from refined sugar/carbohydrates. 

Flavored yogurt – 1 cup = 45 grams of carb (sugar) 
Bagel – 5 oz. – 75 grams of carb (sugar) 
W.W. bran muffin – 2.5 oz. = 42 grams of carb (sugar) 
Cooked pasta – ½ cup = 47 grams of carb (sugar) 
Banana – 8 ¾” = 26 grams of carb (sugar) 
Slim-Fast shake – 11 oz. = 40 grams of carb (sugar) 

Top 20 Sources of Carbohydrate in the American Diet! 
1. Potatoes (mashed or baked) 
2. White bread 
3. Cold breakfast cereal 
4. Dark bread 
5. Orange juice 
6. Banana 
7. White rice 
8. Pizza 
9. Pasta 
10. Muffins 
11. Fruit punch 
12. Coca-Cola 
13. Apple 
14. Skimmed milk 
15. Pancake 
16. Table sugar 
17. Jam 
18. Cranberry juice 
19. French fries 
20. Candy 

Natural Support – 
- Catalyn 
- Cataplex B 
- Calcium Lactate 
- Livaplex 
- Thyroid Complex 
- Trace Minerals 
- Diaplex
- Zypan
- Cataplex GTF
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