BY BETH POTTER - CANADA'S HEALTHY LIVING GUIDE (Nov/Dec 1998)
Recent research from the University of Calgary shows promising natural treatment for Canada's 1.35 million Type II diabetes suffers.
Extensive research on over eight hundred herbs known to lower blood sugar levels, by some fo the world's most prominent physicians in the field of diabetes, has produced a non-toxic therapy now available throughout Canada. Researchers have determined that a combination of three diffrent herbal blends, as found in the product eleotin®, increases the amount of insulin secretion, improves the body's sensitivity to insulin, and strengthens the health of the pancreas. It is believed that this treatment's effectiveness is based on the synergy of the herbs, maintaining sugar levels naturally and without adverse side effects.
|"Two weeks after taking eleotin®,|
|I felt as if I was walking on air.|
|My blood glucose level eventually dropped from 20 to 4.6"|
|- S. Lucan|
In one study, ten severely diabetic subjects were administered this herbal combination for four to eight months. All subjects reported a substantial decrease in the blood glucose level. Seven of the ten subjects' blood glucose levels were reduced to near normal levels and no longer required insulin treatments.
Diabetes mellitus is a condition where the body is unable to process sugar into the energy its cells need to survive and grow. There are two types of diabetes: Type I where little or no insulin is produced; and Type II where insulin is produced but not in sufficient quantities to maintain healthy blood glucose levels. Ninety percent of diabetics are Type II.
The two primary risk factors associated with Type II are weight and age. Eighty percent of the Type II diabetics are overweight; with the increase in the world's ageing populating, it is predicted that the number of Type II diabetics will increase from approximately 100 million today to 220 million by the year 2010.
Acute symtoms associated with sustaind high blood glucose levels are thirst, frequent urination and weight loss. Years of high or uncontrolled blood glucose levels can produce severe long-term complications such as arteriosclerosis, fungal infections, diabetes-related retionpathy(most common cause of blindness in the Western world), kidney disease and sensory and motor nerve damage.
The most common conventional treatment for Type II diabetes includes diet and nutrition management, exercise, oral hypoglycemic drugs and/or insulin. In many cases diet and exercise will significantly control blood glucose levels but for those who need the drugs, the effect is only temporary and can have some serious side effects such as increased risk of cardiac problems, gastrointestinal disturbances, hypoglycemia, metabolic changes and skin disorders.
This herbal remedy is free of side effects and can be used in combination with existing drug therapy. As with any remedy, the best results are seen when it is in conjunction with a well-balanced diet of low fat, high fiber foods, regular exercise and abstention from alcohol.
Beth Potter is a nutrition researcher and regular feature writer. For more information on Eleotin ®,
call 1-604-247-2100. or email email@example.com