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Mum struggled to keep her head up because she felt so bad to be so bent over. She walked more miles in her life than anyone I have known and was as strong as a horse but her bones let her down.

Diabetes Drugs Weaken Bones

A study released today and reported in Reuters reveals that diabetes drugs, Avandia and Actos, are bad for your bones.

“This study shows that these agents double the risk of fractures in women with type 2 diabetes, who are already at higher risk before taking the therapy,” said Sonal Singh of North Carolina’s Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

Singh and colleagues at Wake Forest , working with researchers at Britain’s University of East Anglia, based their findings on a pooled analysis of 10 previous clinical studies lasting at least a year involving 14,000 patients. These drugs are already linked to adverse heart effects including raising the risk of heart failure and carry warning labels for that.

I recently bought the dvd, Simply Raw, Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days and I was inspired and impresssed. The 6 participants, from all walks of life, got off as many as 17 medications and insulin in the thirty days in the clinic eating a raw food diet. As you may know, I have diabetes, type 1.5, (adult onset auto-immune diabetes) myself, and I was inspired to go onto a raw food diet. I will share more about that in a future post.

One person in the study quit because he couldn’t handle the raw food. After going off 17 medications in 2 weeks and losing a lot of weight, plus getting his libido back, he still gave up because he missed his old food. I think the factor of mental, psychological and emotional preparation and counseling was not explored enough, certainly not in the movie.

We are all addicted to certain foods and drinks, from coffee, to alcohol, to sugar, to carbs. There is no one immune to addictions in this society. We use all these things to dull our senses and tamp down our emotions. You have to be really ready to deal with what comes up emotionally when you deprive yourself of your addictive substances.

Maybe you will find out that there are things in your life that need changing, that you can’t live with any more. Ask yourself, diabetic or not, what would I have a hard time living without? What passes my lips every single day? That is your addiction. Most of our addictions are wreaking havoc on our bodies.

It is not normal to feel tired, foggy-brained, creaky or cranky. Our bodies deserve food that fully supports life, then they can heal themselves without drugs. Or, in the case of diabetes 1, with a much lower dose of insulin.

I’m getting ready for my New Year cleanse. I do it every year. But this year I am actually changing my lifestyle around food, a total night and day change. My son gives up alcohol and coffee for the month of January every year just to prove to himself that he can.

Think about what you are prepared to give up for the sake of your healthy future?

Take care, Pam

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