The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and their diabetes and kidney research subgroup (NIDDK) have issued a press release for National Diabetes Month.
Here’s what they have to say on the topic:
"NIDDK-funded research has shown that losing a modest amount of weight — about 15 pounds — through diet and exercise can actually cut your risk of getting type 2 diabetes by as much as 58 percent in people at high risk.
NIDDK vigorously supports research to help people with diabetes manage their disease and prevent the development of diabetes-related complications. For example, NIDDK has recently begun a large-scale clinical trial in people with type 2 diabetes comparing the effectiveness of four medications — in combination with the drug metformin — to find which drug combination works best for which groups of people. It is the kind of study that could only be accomplished with the support of NIH."
Here’s our take on these two key paragraphs:
- While advocating weight loss, most diets share two things in common: they are unsustainable in the long run, and most dieters end up regaining all the weight they lose as well as adding even more pounds.
- We agree that exercise is important, but mostly to build muscle to increase your metabolic rate, not to burn calories. If you run around the block, you will work up an appetite.
- The NIH has no explanation for these two quandaries.
- The conclusion is, therefore, to look to drugs to answer this problem. When NIH says only they can do the drug trials, this means that your tax dollars are promoting private pharmaceutical companies’ products.
What’s the answer? Stop subsidies for the production of sweeteners and refined carbohydrates while simultaneously developing drugs to counter their effects on the body! The potential side effects of metformin alone include a one-in-ten chance of digestive disturbances including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain.
You can eliminate diabetes not by “dieting”, but by committing to a low-carbohydrate lifestyle and eliminating sugars and most grain products. You’ll be surprised how other health issues also resolve!
Here’s how Dr. Jay Wortman took diabetes out of his life:
Because at Stillman and Friedland Attorneys, we care about your health.
* This blog entry should not be construed as medical advice or treatment for any specific person or condition. Only a licensed medical professional can properly diagnose and treat physical conditions. If you have any question regarding your health, please consult with your healthcare provider.