"Health Consequences of Vitamin D-Hormone D Deficiency", Dr.Zaidi's Youtube Video
Vitamins - Herbs
"A comprehensive plan to treat diabetes consists of diet, exercise, stress management, vitamins and medications," according to Sarfraz Zaidi, MD, a leading endocrinologist and author of the popular diabetes book, "Reverse Your Type 2 Diabetes Scientifically."
Diabetics have special nutritional needs. Endocrinologists are experts in the field of diabetes and metabolism. They understand which vitamins and minerals are beneficial for the normal functioning of the body, especially as it applies to diabetics.
For example, most multivitamins contain Potassium. Most diabetic patients are on an Ace-inhibitor drug (such as Altace, Vasotec, Accupril, Zestril, etc.) or an ARB drug (such as Cozaar, Avapro, Atacand, Benicar, Diovan, etc.)
These drugs can increase the potassium level in blood, which can be life-threatening. Potassium in a multi-vitamin can further increase this potassium level. Patients usually don't tell their physicians they're taking vitamins that contain potassium. When a physician encounters a patient with a high potassium level, they often stop the Ace-inhibitor or ARB drug, inadvertently depriving the patient of the beneficial effects of these helpful drugs. In contrast, all they had to do was to stop the multivitamin that contained potassium and advise the patient on a low potassium diet.
Another problem: Most multivitamins contain vitamin K which may increase the amount of clotting factors in the body. Most diabetics have underlying Insulin Resistance, which increases the level of many clotting factors, which in turn increases risk for clot formation and acute vascular events, such as a heart attack and stroke. An extra dose of Vitamin K in multivitamin preparations may actually be harmful in these patients. It's like adding fuel to the fire. Also, many of these patients are on Coumadin. Vitamin K interferes with Coumadin and it becomes difficult to find the right dose of Coumadin in these patients.
Some diabetic vitamins contain herbs that can increase insulin production, which is highly undesirable, because Type 2 diabetes is due to insulin resistance. Many of these diabetics already have a high level of insulin. High insulin in these patients is a significant factor for High Blood Pressure, Coronary Artery Disease, and Cancer.
Many multivitamins also contain high dose of vitamin E. Most recent studies show that Vitamin E in large doses may not be cardio-protective and may even be harmful. However, most multi-vitamins continue to include mega doses of Vitamin E.
Another problem: Most multivitamins also contain calcium and iron, both of which can interfere with the absorption of thyroid hormone, which many diabetic patients take.
So what's the solution?
Is there a multivitamin that can address all of these issues? It should also contain vitamins/herbs that clinical studies have shown to be beneficial for people with diabetes. The answer is yes. There is such a multivitamin for diabetics. It is called Glupride Multi.
Glupride Multi was formulated by Sarfraz Zaidi, MD, a respected Endocrinologist, an expert in the field of Diabetes, Insulin Resistance Syndrome and Vitamin D. He is author of the books, "Reverse Your Type 2 Diabetes Scientifically", "Take Charge Of Your Diabetes." and "Power of Vitamin D."
Dr. Zaidi is a physician certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, is a fellow of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and a former Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA. He is the medical director of the Jamila Diabetes & Endocrine Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, California.
In addition to Glupride multi, Dr. Zaidi also recommends DiaHERBS, Zinc plus Copper, Vitamin D3, Magnesium, Vitamin B12 and Vitamin K2 to his diabetic patients.
What Causes Diabetes?
Type 1 diabetes accounts for about 5% of diabetics. It is an Autoimmune Disorder, in which your own immune system goes haywire and start to attack and kill the insulin producing cells in your pancreas.
Type 2 diabetes accounts for 95% of diabetics. Insulin Resistance is the root cause of Type 2 diabetes.
To learn about Insulin Resistance, watch Dr. Zaidi's YouTube Videos on the followings topics:
1.What is Insulin Resistance and How it harms your body?
2. What Causes Insulin Resistance?
3. Who Should be Tested for Insulin Resistance and What are the Tests for Insulin Resistance?
4. What is the Treatment of Insulin Resistance?
www.DiabetesSpecialist.com is a great resource to learn about diabetes.
A great opportunity to make extra income!
Want to help a fellow diabetic, and also make some extra income for yourself in these tough economic times? Jafer Nutritional Products has the answer. Now you can purchase any of the vitamins on this website at 50% of the retail price, provided you buy a minimum of 25 bottles of that particular vitamin. Then you can sell those bottles to your fellow diabetics at the retail price. For example, if you buy 25 bottles of Glupride Multi for the total price of US$ 560, you can make an additional US$ 560 by selling those bottles at the retail price of US$ 44.95 for each bottle. In other words, you can double your money. We will also include a complimentary copy of Dr. Zaidi's latest book, "Stress Cure Now." To order, please fill out the Form.
Some examples of ACE-inhibitor drugs are:
Lisinopril (brand Zestril)
Benazepril (brand Lotensin)
Ramipril (brand Altace)
Perindopril (brand Aceon)
Quinapril ( brand Accupril)
Some examples of ARB drugs are:
Losartan (brand Cozaar)
Valsartan (brand Diovan)
Irbesartan (brand Avapro)
Candesartan (brand Atacand)
Olmesartan (brand Benicar)