Chromium for diabetes control By Dr. William Campbell Douglass on 03/23/2011 I've got some important news for people facing diabetes.
Scientists have known for decades that a single mineral can deliver the knockout punch to raging blood-sugar levels.
So when's your doctor going to catch on?
The mineral is chromium, and you don't need a lot of it. But if you're diabetic or pre-diabetic, you're almost certainly badly deficient in it nonetheless.
No-brainer, right? Let's go get some chromium!
Well, not so fast... because the American Diabetes Association refuses to admit that diabetics need chromium.
And since your doc is probably taking advice from the all-powerful ADA, he'll just parrot that party line.
But here's the dirty little secret about our "friends" at the ADA: In addition to pushing a badly flawed high-carb diet that dooms diabetics to misery and failure, this organization has been taking in millions of dollars from Big Pharma.
So when the ADA speaks... guess who's really doing the talking.
Those drug companies don't want you to get well -- they want you to take their meds for the rest of your life.
So naturally, they don't want you to know about chromium -- and here's the research they hope you'll never see:
One analysis from a couple of years back looked at 15 studies on chromium, and found that 13 of them showed a significant improvement in blood sugar control.
The four studies in the analysis that measured fasting insulin levels found improvements of 30 percent, and six of the 10 studies that measured fasting glucose levels found improvements of 15 percent.
And every single one of those 15 studies found at least some benefit with no side effects.
No side effects -- no wonder the drug-lovin' ADA is trying to keep this a secret!
And that's not all this mineral can do for you.
Chromium has also been shown to help diabetics and nondiabetics alike to lose weight, boost levels of HDL ("good") cholesterol and protect the heart.
Now's the time to check the label of the supplement you've been relying on to help control your blood sugar levels -- and if chromium isn't on the ingredients list, chuck it.
Then find one