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Living the metabolism miracle

We conclude our coverage of Diane Kress' "Miracle" trilogy with this piece in HND. Diane's work lays out how people with Metabolic Syndrome can reclaim their health, with little if any pharmaceutical assistance.

This, of course, comes as bad news to the American Diabetes Association, which seems to be in the business of creating more insulin-dependent diabetics.

No doubt about it. The ADA is the absolute worst of the disease trade associations, bar none. Why do I say this? Simple. Although many other disease trade associations dispense dubious advice, and have been co-opted by Big Pharma and creaky old allopathic acute care medical approaches for years, at least the bad advice they give takes a long time to manifest itself in poor health outcomes. Thus, the unwise counsel is hidden, and can be argued away in that the resulting morbidity is just a function of "old age."

However, if a person follows what the ADA recommends (high carb/low fat diet), he will see increases in his blood glucose—not to mention worsening of other blood chemistry—from the very first day. As such, a much more elaborate big lie scheme must be put in place, concluding with this gem from the ADA website:


Taking insulin means you've 'failed'

"This is a big myth," says Jill Crandall, MD, professor of clinical medicine and director of the diabetes clinical trial unit at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in the Bronx, N.Y. "Many people who try very hard to adhere to a diet, exercise, and lose weight will still need insulin."

The fact is that type 2 diabetes is a progressive illness, meaning that over time you may need to change what you do to make sure your blood sugar is in a healthy range. Eating right and exercise will always be important, but medication needs can vary.

"A large percentage of people with type 2 diabetes will ultimately need insulin, and we don't see it as a failure," she says.


Indeed! You the patient have not failed. The ADA has failed in that they gave you bad advice from the start!

But, getting back to the positive, Diane Kress is the real deal. Read the complete article, as well as the earlier one.

29 billion reasons to lie about cholesterol

Justin Smith published a book with that title in 2009, and next month, the movie will be released. In the meantime, check out the many resources on his website.

One of the many interesting items you will find is this one...


A new study confirms cholesterol-lowering statin drugs cause eye problems.

Medscape News reports: "Statin users are more than 50% likelier to develop age-related cataracts... And type 2 diabetics who use statins are at even greater risk of cataracts."

This is hardly a surprise since the lens membrane of the eye requires a constant supply of cholesterol. In fact, the lens membrane contains the highest cholesterol content of any known membrane. This cholesterol has to be synthesised locally. Statins of course, impair this cholesterol production and can therefore cause an alteration in the function of the lens.

Dr Richard Karas from Tufts University School of Medicine tried to play down these findings by trying to suggest that these eye problems eventually afflict everyone. Another example of the statin supporters ignoring the damage caused by statins.


A few of the voices of reason featured on the site include Malcolm Kendrick MD, Paul Rosch MD, and Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride.

Millions of people have wisely stopped taking statins, just as millions have switched away from the absurd low fat/high carbohydrate diet forced onto us by our "betters." Justin Smith's work will further the cause.

Going beyond Gutenberg: The E-publishing revolution and its relevance to health care

This HND piece examines how publishing has become somewhat less proprietary, and skewers the big lie about why textbooks need to be so expensive.  We also highlight a new e-publishing platform, that promises to be a real breakthrough---especially for smaller users and educational outlets.

Read the complete article.

The Homeland Security scandal

The latest scandal to emerge from the Federal government is a sordid tale, bespeaking incompetent officials with way too much time on their hands.  Sadly, much of what's wrong with federal employees---or really what feeds the public perception of what's wrong with federal employees---stems from one big, big problem:

Most of the high positions within federal departments are subject to crass political patronage---and it has been this way for hundreds of years.  Thus, despite the best efforts of many hard-working lower to mid level bureaucrats, an entire agency can be permanently tainted by the misdeeds of those few political appointees.

Arguably, this situation has gotten progressively worse since the 1970s, and is so bad now that the morale of federal workers is at an all-time low.

Whatever you might think of federal bureaucrats, having most of them be bitterly unhappy is not a good thing.



Quiet your barking dogs (not a canine story)

My latest HND piece examines foot problems, and presents a couple of related anecdotes, including one about famed distiller Jack Daniel. Since fashion controls footwear much more than practicality or health, it won't surprise you that women---by far---have most of the foot issues.

As such, we spotlight TV doctor Lisa Masterson, and her new Therafit shoe.

Read the complete article.

The making of a miracle

Just over a week ago, this story appeared in my HND column, and has already garnered more posted comments than any article I have ever written for that publication.  This piece details the story behind the incredible success of nutritionist Diane Kress' Metabolism Miracle books.

Combining common sense and good science, Diane blows the lid off the conventional wisdom, and explains why diets don't work for at least half the people.  The answer is that at least 50% of the population has what she calls "Metabolism B"---a condition whereby your body improperly controls insulin.

Type 2 diabetes and obesity are two of the more obvious symptoms of "Met B," but there are dozens of others.  The good news is that in many cases, no drugs are needed to reverse Met B, lose weight, and get your numbers back to where they should be.

The other side of this, of course, is that the institutionalized purveyors of the killer conventional wisdom should be shamed and condemned out of existence.  Read the complete article.