Symptoms like a large belly, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, high blood pressure, and high blood sugar (glucose) are commonly known in the medical world as “metabolic syndrome.”
Typically the approach to treatment goes something like this…
“Mr. Jones, your blood tests look pretty concerning, your cholesterol is high, your blood pressure is high at 140/90, your fasting blood sugar is high at 100, you’re putting on weight. The current recommendations are to advise “lifestyle” management, so I’m telling you to lose weight, cut out the fast food and exercise and I’ll see you in 4 weeks.
If nothing improves you’re going to need some medications to control your blood pressure, cholesterol and sugar.”
Mr. Jones goes home worried, skips the McDonalds and Kentucky for a few days, doesn’t lose much weight, returns to his doctor in 4 weeks and gets…a statin drug for the cholesterol, a blood pressure drug, and perhaps a drug for the high sugar.
If his doctor is particularly helpful he might get a referral to a nutritionist who will advise him to eat a balanced diet, consisting of fruits, vegetables, limited red meat and saturated fat, increasing the amount of fish and poultry vs. the Big Macs and quarter pounders and to cut sugar.
Of course, Mr. Jones doesn’t care for vegetables so he eats sugary fruit thinking it is good for him and does his best with the rest. But, he has a stressful job, lacks time to prepare food, and finds himself resorting to fast food again.
What’s wrong with this picture?
The problem here, as is typical of today’s symptom-driven medicines, is that nobody is addressing the real cause of Mr. Jone’s various health problems. The problem is that no-one is addressing the biochemical imbalance to really fix the problem.
Yes, there is one cause and that is not a lack of willpower, intelligence, or motivation on Mr. Jone’s part. The real culprit, the actual cause of his high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and his obesity is…HIGH INSULIN.
Insulin is a hormone made in the pancreas gland that is vital for survival. It has various jobs, the most commonly known one is to lower blood sugar by persuading the cells to import the sugar molecules from the bloodstream where they are either burned as an energy source or stored as fat or glycogen.
Insulin also does a few other things:
- It causes the walls of your blood vessels to become thick and stiff, raising blood pressure;
- it causes cells all over the body to proliferate and grow, thereby increasing the rate of cancer;
- and, it turns out, it directly activates the genes responsible for the manufacture of cholesterol in the liver.
This is an important point; even most physicians don’t know this and it makes all the difference in the world to your health.
The real treatment for high blood pressure, obesity, and high cholesterol is the same: KEEP YOUR INSULIN VERY LOW.
How to Keep Insulin Levels Low
- With a Low GI Diet (Like the Manna Diet)
- Avoid food which can increase blood sugar levels, like starchy food and sugary drinks.
- Enough Sleep
- Drink enough fresh water every day
- Take an all-natural and organic supplement, like the Manna Blood Sugar Support with each meal to help control blood sugar levels and assist the body to require less insulin.