24/7 ONLINE SUPPORT GROUP helps Metabolism Miracle (MM) followers get and stay on track with diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes. Don’t go it alone…Join me and 2000 others on Miracle-Ville.com.

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Psychological research has found that a group approach helps when making lifestyle changes regarding weight loss, exercise, health, and wellness.  A safe place to share your thoughts and concerns as well as get accurate answers to your diet and activity questions helps you comfortably stay on plan.  There’s nothing like 24/7 support and being in an atmosphere where members are all living the same lifestyle program to help motivate you to stay the course and feel part of a family…a family that is quick to give  support, caring, answers, and a few laughs, too.

Miracle-Ville.com is the official support site for everything “Metabolism Miracle.” (www.miracle-ville.com.).

“MM’rs” who are Miracle-Ville members have 24/7 access to this dynamic, up to the date site.  The site contains 6 years of MM questions, answers, sample menus, brand new recipes, forums, videos, chat….and direct access to the Metabolism Miracle’s author, Diane Kress, RD CDE. Get answers to your questions from long term followers of MM and the author, herself.

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Live chat, recipe collections (including an extensive holiday recipe collection), questions and answers to all Metabolism Miracle questions, food diary analysis, the latest state of the science information on long-term weight loss, body fat loss, metabolic syndrome, Metabolism B, pre diabetes, type 2 diabetes, PCOS, hypothyroidism and much more, the site will become a welcome part of your daily life.

Make new friends, talk to Diane Kress, share your thoughts, feelings, successes….and learn how to get back on track should you have a slip up.

Membership is affordable…Less than 10.00 per month and you are on your way.  You can join a month at a time or get a discount on a 6 month or annual subscription!

The Metabolism Miracle + membership to Miracle-Ville.com + your comfortable walking shoes/sneakers = all you need to MAKE YOUR MIRACLE HAPPEN!

  • A copy of The Metabolism Miracle or The Diabetes Miracle by Diane Kress, RD CDE
  • Membership to Miracle-Ville.com.
  • A pair of comfortable walking shoes
  • The Metabolism Miracle: https://www.amazon.com/Metabolism-Miracle-Revised-Control-Permanently/dp/0738218901/ref=s9u_simh_gw_i2?_encoding=UTF8&fpl=fresh&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=&pf_rd_r=2G8N4CX09S4QWWVHQCYR&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=1cded295-23b4-40b1-8da6-7c1c9eb81d33&pf_rd_i=desktop
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    I have to admit that before Miracle-Ville, I would not be a ‘support group’ person. Up until then, I would have simply read the book and followed the program. But, over the years, MV has developed into a living, breathing site. All the information is accurate and up to date. I’m there almost every day. We have hundreds of forums, proprietary videos for those who learn better from “hearing and seeing”, chat, each member has a profile page, each member can have his or her own blog on the site, members can contact me for food log analysis or personal answers to their questions.

    If you are on the fence, join for one month…$10.00….and see all that Miracle-Ville offers. I’ll see you in the ‘Ville! xo Diane

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    Introducing OMEGA POWER BREAD by Healthy Joy Bakes! “Healthy” comes from its Golden Flax Meal. “Joy” comes from its VERY low carb content (only 1-gram carbohydrate/slice!!), high protein and fiber with no preservatives. Diane Kress says, “Thank You”

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    Diane Kress, RD CDE; the NY Times Bestselling author of “The Metabolism Miracle” and “The Diabetes Miracle” gives two thumbs up to Omega Power Bread.

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    From Diane Kress: “I believe that Omega Power Bread’s main ingredient, golden flax meal, holds the key to many important health benefits. This ingredient is very important as most adults have one, two, or ALL the following medical conditions”:

    Overweight/obesity
    Metabolic syndrome or Metabolism B™
    Elevated cholesterol and triglycerides
    Hypertension
    Pre- diabetes
    Type 2 diabetes
    PCOS
    Cancers of the breast, prostate, colon, skin

    Omega Power Bread’s ingredients help with all of these debilitating medical conditions.

    You Deserve to Know

    Over 60% of adults are born with the genetic predisposition to develop Metabolism B™. (Read more about Metabolism B™ at http://www.themetabolismmiracle.com ). All the listed medical conditions are related to uncontrolled Metabolism B™.

    Metabolism B™ is rooted in overproduction of the fat gain hormone; insulin. Those with Metabolism B™ deserve to live a lifestyle that will enable them to reach and maintain their optimal health and weight. The diet and exercise program must be low in carbohydrate, high in protein, high in fiber, and contain necessary vitamins and minerals.

    Many people following a low carbohydrate lifestyle program complain of missing their bread; a slice of toast at breakfast, a sandwich at lunch, or a slice with a meal. The #1 food that causes people to go off their low carb program is bread.
    The problem for most people is that one slice of bread contains 15-20 grams of carbohydrate! A sandwich on bread contains 30-40 grams of carb! Bread contains very little protein (1-2 grams or less protein/slice). Even whole grain bread contains only 2 grams fiber/slice.

    Enter Omega Power Bread; an important tool in the toolbox to help improve millions’ health.
    Healthy Joy Bakes substitutes flax and rye meal for regular bread’s wheat. Flax is the highest source of the Omega-3 fatty acid, ALA. Flax seed’s main fatty acid, ALA, is just one Omega-3 fatty acid and is different from the fatty acids in fish oil (EPA and DHA).

    Incorporate flax meal, the #1 ingredient in Omega Power Bread, for all the health benefits it can promote including ALA’s help with:

    -Lowering LDL cholesterol
    -Lowering blood glucose
    -Lowering insulin levels
    -Lowering blood pressure
    -Inhibiting tumor incidence and growth of breast, prostate, and colon cancer
    -Enhancing anti-inflammatory properties
    -Regulating heart beat
    -Reducing atherosclerotic plaque build-up and lessening the formation of “hardening of the arteries”.
    -Promoting a feeling of satiety or fullness for a longer period after eating a meal. Flax seeds contain mucilage fiber, a gel-forming fiber that attracts water and keeps the stomach from emptying too quickly giving a longer feeling of fullness. Releasing the meal at a delayed rate can help decrease blood sugar spikes and reduce carb cravings.
    -Improving regularity of bowel movements
    -Improving hair and skin: ALA benefits the skin and hair by providing essential fats as well as B vitamins that help reduce dryness and flakiness. This also applies to eye health as the ALA in flax can help reduce dry eye syndrome.
    – Providing anti-oxidant benefits for anti-aging and cellular health. The lignans (fiber polyphenols) provide antioxidant benefits and support the growth of probiotics in the gut.
    -Providing anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties that may reduce the number and severity of colds and flus.

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    Healthy Joy Bake’s Omega Power Bread is such a wonderful addition to your lower carb, healthy diet..

    A comparison between 1 slice of Omega Power Bread and regular Whole Grain bread:

    1 slice of Omega Power Bread contains:
    Only 1 gram net carb!
    9 grams protein
    2.5 grams of healthy fat and NO grams cholesterol
    4 grams fiber

    1 slice of regular whole grain bread contains:
    15-20 grams net carb
    1-2 grams protein
    0-1-gram fat
    2 grams fiber

    PLUS….flax meal promotes all the health benefits that are so important for the health and wellness of the millions with Metabolism B™.

    All the health benefits of Omega Power Bread are wonderful, but another amazing feature: OMEGA POWER BREAD IS DELICIOUS!
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    I like to toast the bread and add whipped butter or any of my sandwich favorites like natural peanut butter, tuna or egg salad, turkey, cheese, lettuce, tomato and on and on.

    My personal recommendation is to start with 1 slice/day for one week and then increase to 2 slices/day thereafter. Because this bread is high in fiber from healthy lignans and mucilage (water absorbing fiber), I recommend drinking water or decaf beverages with the bread. This helps you to feel full after the meal, aids in promoting regular bowel movements, and maintains hydration.

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    I Want to Help You. Give Me the Chance and I Will. Diane Kress, 2017

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    I’m Diane Kress, RD CDE. 36 year specialist in medical nutrition therapy for those who SUFFER from overweight and obesity….but find that their old tried and true “diets” no longer work for them. Even though their MD, health provider, weight loss group, dietitian, friends, family blame you for your weight gain and assume you are lazy, inactive, and not “following your diet”….in many cases there is nothing further from the truth.

    You may be on Weight Watcher’s, following the protocol, but you do not lose weight (or worse yet, gain weight). You may be on a “delivered to your door” diet plan, but you are not losing adequate weight for the sacrifices you are making. You may be working out but can’t lose your belly fat. You may be working out, but your jeans are actually tighter. You may follow your diet to the letter, but have a tremendous impulse to eat something off plan….and begin to binge. You might feel belittled, low on self esteem, high on guilt….your increasing weight and body fat inches are dragging you down; WAY DOWN.

    Please listen to this. If you have one or all of the following conditions, a standard diet (low calorie/low fat) will no longer work for you:

    PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome)
    metabolic syndrome
    pre diabetes
    gestational diabetes
    hypoglycemia
    type 2 diabetes
    hypertension
    elevated cholesterol and/or triglycerides
    mid line fat deposits (belly fat, back fat)
    low Vitamin D
    elevated blood glucose
    NAFLD (non alcohol fatty liver disease)
    visceral fat (fat between abdominal organs)
    certain cancers: breast, prostate, colon, skin
    hypothyroidism (Hashimoto’s disease)

    IF you have any of the fore-mentioned medical conditions, you are feeling most of the following personal symptoms:

    fatigue
    poor sleep
    sleep apnea
    less ability to focus and concentrate
    less ability to finish what you start
    feel the “need” for chocolate, carbs, or caffeine in the mid-morning, mid afternoon, and after dinner
    caffeine gives less of a lift than it used to
    more sensitive to alcohol
    depression and anxiety
    melancholy and listlessness
    experience more aches and pain
    feel older than your years
    look older than your years
    see “halos” around lights in the evening making night driving difficult
    occasional blurred vision
    cranky and irritable
    occasional dizziness when standing
    feeling an overwhelming “need” to eat….NOW

    The medical conditions and personal symptoms are indicative of a hormonal imbalance of the fat gain hormone; INSULIN.

    I have written the New York Times Bestseller; The Metabolism Miracle. I have also written the bestsellers; The Metabolism Miracle Cookbook, The Metabolism Miracle Holiday Cookbook, The Diabetes Miracle. Brand new: The Metabolism Miracle, Revised Edition. The program is in 8 languages and is followed around the world.

    After 8 weeks, you will lose a targeted amount of body fat (scale weight loss) and inch loss equal to your weight loss. You will see MAJOR improvements in the medical conditions and will need decreases in your medications for these illnesses. You will reverse all of the personal symptoms. You will look and feel great. This is a promise. No smoke and mirrors or gimmicks here…The Metabolism Miracle works.

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    No Hidden Anything. This is what you need to make the changes you NEED to lose fat, keep it off, and regain/retain your best health:

    1. A copy of The Metabolism Miracle Cookbook or The Metabolism Miracle, Revised Edition
    2. A pair of walking shoes
    3. A membership to the support site for followers to the Metabolism Miracle: http://www.Miracle-Ville.com. 10.00/month. Join on a monthly basis and leave whenever you want to without a long-term commitment. We have over 2000 members and I’m there most days to answer your questions. Answers to all MM questions, Diane Kress’ support, accuracy of information, and the support of so many caring MM members.

    Total cost: 60.00 total (counting the walking shoes!). The book and support group: 20.00.

    You NEED this program. You DESERVE this program. You can reverse your down-trending health and wellness. I PROMISE you this. I WANT to help you. Diane Kress

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    Miracle-Ville.com: The endorsed subscription website for followers of The Metabolism Miracle: http://www.Miracle-Ville.com.

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    Cranberry Walnut Coffee Cake! IBREATHEIMHUNGRY.COM (by Mellissa Sevigny) has a great recipe that is a 5 gram Counter Carb on The Metabolism Miracle lifestyle program. Make it in your blender? YES.

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    CRANBERRY WALNUT COFFEE CAKE – LOW CARB & GLUTEN FREE

    A tender, subtly orange flavored cake with a burst of tart cranberries and a toasty walnut streusel topping! Made in the blender! Keto, Atkins, Low Carb, Gluten Free

    Serves: 9 servings

    INGREDIENTS

    For the cake layer:
    • ½ cup butter, softened
    • ¾ cup erythritol sweetener (Swerve)
    • 3 large eggs
    • 2 Tbls orange juice
    • ½ tsp orange zest
    • ½ tsp vanilla extract
    • 1.5 cups superfine almond flour
    • ½ cup coconut flour
    • 2 tsp baking powder
    • pinch of salt
    • ¼ tsp arrowroot starch or xanthan gum
    • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

    For the cranberry layer
    • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
    • 1 Tbls erythritol sweetener (Swerve)

    For the streusel layer:

    • 3 Tbls butter, melted
    • 1 cup superfine almond flour
    • 3 Tbsp erythritol sweetener (Swerve)
    • ½ tsp orange zest
    • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
    • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
    INSTRUCTIONS
    For the cake layer:
    1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees (F).
    2. Combine the cake layer ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
    3. Spoon the batter (it will be thick) into a greased 9 x 9 pan (or equivalent oblong).

    For the cranberry layer:
    1. Combine the cranberries and sweetener in a small bowl and mix until coated.
    2. Sprinkle the cranberries and sweetener over the top of the cake layer.

    For the streusel layer:
    1. Combine the streusel ingredients (make sure the butter is melted) in a small bowl and mix well.
    2. Crumble with your fingers over the top of the cranberries so little clumps form.
    3. Bake the cake at 350 degrees (F) for 45 – 50 minutes (or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean) in the center of the oven.
    4. Remove and cool before slicing.

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    Painting a rosy picture of a new class of type 2 diabetes drugs: The GLT2 Inhibitors.  Don’t get too excited, there are major thorns in this “rose bush”.  Here are the facts.   

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    I initially published this article in September of 2015. I now see television commercials from attorneys who want to represent you if you have suffered damage from taking these drugs. In this case, I hate to say I told you so….but I told you so. I am your diabetes advocate. Follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn: Diane Kress. I’m always updating information.

    Check out my blog at http://www.dianekress.wordpress.com. I have over 650 blog posts and all the information is accurate, relevant, and not sponsored by pharmaceutical companies or medical associations. Many articles will provide you with VITAL information that you DESERVE to know.

    As of today, there are 3 drugs in the GLT2 inhibitor class of diabetes medications; Farxiga, Invokana, and Jardiance.  The FDA recently gave its approval of these drugs….perhaps a bit too soon.

    GLT2 inhibitors work independent of insulin levels in the blood; they lower blood sugar by blocking resorption of glucose by the kidney and increasing the excretion of glucose in the urine.  These drugs put stress on the kidneys….organs that are already targeted in people with type 2 diabetes.

    Do you know what causes nephropathy as a complication of diabetes (that can result in kidney failure and the need for kidney dialysis?  Excess blood glucose traveling through the kidney when diabetes is out of control.  When blood glucose rises over 200mg/dL, the kidneys respond by filtering excess sugar out of the blood and into the urine.  Many years ago, those with diabetes “tested” their urine glucose to ascertain if their blood sugar might be over 200mg/dL.

    So, these new drugs cause the kidneys to fail to reabsorb blood sugar into the blood stream,  and cause it to leave the body in urination.  I wonder if those taking the drug realize that these drugs may actually ramp  up their  production of glucose by stimulating the liver’s release of glucose?  Ah, the manufacturers had an idea here….Add metformin to GLT2 drugs as metformin helps decrease the liver’s release of glycogen

    It’s getting foggy in here!  Each pill costs 8.77….263.10 per month.

    The drug manufacturers also claim these drugs help with weight loss…as this is a HUGE selling point for any diabetes medication.

    The drug manufacturers own clinical research was used.  Although GLT2 drugs have recently claimed to lower cardiovascular risk…the truth is that a clinical study of patients at high risk for CVD showed that 13 patients had a major clinical event (stroke/heart attack) within the first 30 days of taking the drug whereas only 1 participant in the placebo group had an event.

    The biggest rub?  Jardiance is being toted as the first diabetes drug to LOWER cardiovascular risk. (This will last for a short time before more people have heart attacks and strokes and they have to put a warning on the label).  Don’t be hoodwinked.

    It’s unfortunate that the label of the drugs include no warnings about heart attacks and strokes.

    “One third of the experts on the FDA committee who reviewed the research J&J provided (their own studies) about Invokana advised against approving this drug (5 out of 15). They also expressed concern that this drug might be more dangerous for people with kidney disease–which of course, describes a lot of people with Type 2 Diabetes who have followed conventional medical advice”.

    As we have learned from every new and expensive diabetes drug released in the past 20 years, the bulk of the side effects won’t show until millions of prescriptions have been written and thousands of unknowing patients develop complications.  Why is this the case?  Because FDA approval of medication is fast tracked and drugs are approved too quickly without checking the long term effects of these medications.  It’s a rush to the “Big Bucks” and the FDA is part of this very dangerous game.  By the time the major side effects rear their had, Big Pharma has already made billions of dollars, will pay off a small percentage in lawsuits, and move onto another fast tracked drug.

    Potential Side Effects of GLT2 diabetes drugs:

    1. Ketoacidosis in Type 2

    The FDA issued a warning on 5/15/2015 stating that it had received a significant number of aftermarket reports linking this class of drugs to ketoacidosis. Ketoacidosis is a very serious, potentially fatal condition where the acid level in the blood rises dangerously high. Ketoacidosis makes people very sick and if untreated can be fatal. Symptoms of ketoacidosis include: difficulty breathing, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, confusion, and unusual fatigue or sleepiness.

    But diabetic ketoacidosis occurs in people with type 1 diabetes who have very elevated blood glucose..usually above 300mg/dL.  People taking GLT2 drugs have shown potentially deadly ketoacidosis with only modestly elevated blood glucose…most likely due to how they impact the kidneys..

    If you are someone with type 2 diabetes on a very low carb diet (like a ketogenic diet), don’t take GLT2 medications as they may block the process that keeps ketone levels in the safe range. FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA warns that SGLT2 inhibitors for diabetes may result in a serious condition of too much acid in the blood

    1. Bone Fracture Risk and Decreased Bone Mineral Density

    On Sept 10, 2015, the FDA issued a Safety Alert for Invokana and Invokamet, stating that “Bone fractures have been seen in patients taking the type 2 diabetes medicine canagliflozin [Invokana].Fractures can occur as early as 12 weeks after starting canagliflozin. Canagliflozin has also been linked to decreases in bone mineral density at the hip and lower spine.”

    Though the warning specifically mentioned Invokana, the oldest drug in this class, the warning bulletin also said “FDA is continuing to evaluate the risk of bone fractures with other drugs in the SGLT2 inhibitor class, including Farxiga, Xigduo XR, Jardiance, Glyxambi, Synjardy), to determine if additional label changes or studies are needed.”

    FDA:Invokana and Invokamet (canagliflozin): Drug Safety Communication – New Information on Bone Fracture Risk and Decreased Bone Mineral Density

    It’s most likely that the increased risk for decreased bone density and bone fractures because of GLT2’s kidney involvement. Remember that the kidneys are involved with the excretion or reabsorption of calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus.  Also, those with type 2 diabetes already have an increased risk of osteoporosis and osteopenia

    1. Urinary Tract Infections and Yeast Infections

    GLT2’s can cause yeast infections in women and uncircumcised men. (Remember all the sugary urine passing from the kidney, to the bladder, and into the urine.  Sugary urine is a perfect food for yeast).

    1. Decreased Kidney Function

    “INVOKANA increases serum creatinine and decreases eGFR [glomerular filtration rate.]”  It also raises the risk of dangerous low blood pressure and hyperalkemia (high potassium levels) especially in people taking blood pressure medication.

    1. Effect on Blood Sugar

    On average, the lower dose of GLT2’s  lowered fasting blood sugar from 173 mg/dl to 155 mg/dl—Not a big deal as blood glucose remains high enough to damage the nerves, kidneys, retinas, blood vessels, circulation, etc

    By the way, the prescribing information that goes to physicians about these drugs do NOT report the post meal sugars when GLT2’s are taken alone.  The results are only reported for GLT2’s plus metformin.  And….it lowers blood glucse to the same degree that metformin alone would lower it!

    Even when GLT2’s were combined with metformin, post-meal blood sugars were unimpressive. Patients not taking GLT2’s plus metformin had 2 hour post meal blood glucose averaging 260mg/dL.  This blood glucose level is definitely in the range to cause diabetes complications.  Patients taking Invokana plus metformin averaged 208mg/dl….a high post prandial blood glucose that would also cause diabetes complications.

    1. Bladder Cancer. Farxiga is one of the 3 GLT2’s.  The  FDA originally rejected it as too dangerous, but approved it in January of 2014. There were more cases of bladder cancer among those taking Farxiga than in the group that did not take it.

    Just say “No” to Brand New Diabetes Drugs that do not have a proven, safe long term track record!

    If your doctor tries to put you on these new drugs, consider saying no. Use an alternate blood glucose control plan, wait ten years, and see what scientists have found out about its real effects on patients before you try it.

    My suggestion….You can control blood glucose wonderfully with MINIMAL medications or side effects.  The medications I will recommend have been on the market for over 50 years.   They are no longer “owned” by the pharmaceutical company that discovered them and are significantly less expensive than the latest side- effect ridden offerings.

    Try this:

    1. Give yourself 8 weeks following Step One of the Metabolism Miracle by Diane Kress, RD CDE. During this time, check your blood sugar as soon as you awaken and get out of bed in the morning AND two hours after the START of a meal.  You are shooting for 120mg/dL or under fasting blood glucose and 140mg/dL or under two hours after the start of a meal.
    2. Have labs drawn within 6 months of starting the program including (fasting) glucose, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, triglycerides, HbA1C, and Vitamin D. Know your starting blood pressure.
    3. Get a starting weight and body measurements including: neck, chest, under the bra line (women only), waist, tummy roll, hips, thighs, calves.
    4. Test blood sugar twice a day (fasting and 2 hours after the start of one meal) and record results to show to MD

    NEXT:

    After 8 weeks on the program …..show the MD or health care provider your home blood glucose test results and changes in your weight and body measurements. Labs should be repeated at this time.  You should see MAJOR improvement in these labs. Many people with type 2 diabetes may have excellent labs, blood pressure, etc. without needing medication.

    If your physician wants to add medication based on your numbers, he or she might consider Metformin with breakfast and dinner…working up to 1500mg/day.  I prefer ultimately taking 500mg with breakfast, 500mg with dinner, and 500mg with bedtime snack.

    1. Continue on Step One for another 8 weeks making sure you have your new weight, measurements, blood pressure and lab work are complete. Continue to check blood glucose fasting and 2 hours after the start of one meal/day.  After 8 weeks, blood pressure, weight, measurements, and labs can be repeated to show continuing improvement.
    2. If MD or health care provider wants tighter control of your blood pressure, home glucose numbers, and lab work, he/she may choose to add an old-school, proven medication like glyburide or glipizide to actively lower blood glucose.
    3. Move to Step 2, add the glipizide or glyburide to the metformin and repeat everything after 8 weeks.
    4. If, after 8 weeks on Step Two, your MD wants tighter glucose control, they may keep the metformin on board and use insulin. This will happen in very few cases.

    The Metabolism Miracle is your best chance at your very best weight, measurements, blood pressure, blood glucose, lipids, Vitamin D, and A1C

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    Researchers once again “DISCOVER” that type 2 diabetes is linked to Genes? What’s really new? Check out this press release

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    Researchers once again “discover” that type 2 diabetes is linked to genes?

    What’s really new? An anti-obesity/anti-diabetes lifestyle that enables non-medical control of health, weight, wellness and prevents or controls type 2 diabetes. This lifestyle program has been kept from the public for over 50 years!

    WASHINGTON – Feb. 15, 2017 – PRLog — For decades, the scientific and medical communities have acknowledged the genetic roots of type 2 diabetes. Since the 1960’s, there has been scientific evidence that those who develop type 2 diabetes have a genetic predisposition to the disease and that the onset of this disease is progressive.

    Over fifty years ago, it was proven that genes and environmental stressors contribute to the progression of metabolic syndrome to pre diabetes to type 2 diabetes. These stressors include: consuming a high carbohydrate diet, becoming overweight and over-fat, lack of exercise, normal hormonal changes like puberty and menopause, inflammation, pain, emotional and physical stress, certain medications (steroids, certain anti-depressants).

    The following medical conditions also progress as the environmental stressors accumulate: overweight/obesity, hypertension, elevated total and LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, elevated glucose, decreased Vitamin D, decreased HDL cholesterol, increased circulating insulin levels.

    As the progression toward type 2 diabetes continues, a person’s body becomes “fatter.” Those with the genes for type 2 diabetes and an accumulation of environmental stressors also share a hormonal anomaly. Over time, everyone who eventually develops type 2 diabetes will over- produce the fat gain hormone; insulin.

    Excess insulin release (that occurs in response to a rise in blood glucose from the consumption of a high carbohydrate diet during the awake hours and the liver’s normal release of glycogen between meals and during sleep time, builds a “fat body.”

    Increased fat stores on the body (belly fat, midline fat, back fat, love handles), in the blood (cholesterol and triglycerides), between abdominal organs (visceral fat), and in the liver (NAFLD). all occur in un-controlled insulin over-production and eventual insulin resistance.

    Over 50 years ago, the medical community had a choice. They were responsible to deliver nutrition guidelines to those with heat disease, high blood pressure, overweight, high cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes. The choice was between an anti obesity/anti-diabetes diet protocal or direct focus on low calorie, low fat diet guidelines.

    Unfortunately, the medical community decided to focus on decreasing calories and fat in the US diet. A low calorie, low fat diet is a high carbohydrate diet. High carbohdyrate intake causes spikes in blood glucose that trigger insulin release. Since 60% of the adult population has the genetic predisposition to type 2 diabetes and over-release of the fat gain hormone insulin, our nation began it’s downward health spiral to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease.

    Look at pictures from the 1950’s and you will see that most people were normal weight. They did not count calories or consume low fat foods. Very few had type 2 diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, or were overweight/obese. Fast forward to 2017; our nation now has epidemics of these medical conditions.

    The low calorie, low fat diet prompted feverish production of low fat and fat-free products including ice cream, creamer, butter/margarine ,sweets, snacks, salad dressings, mayonnaisse, gravy and more. Supermarkets were and are inundated with “Fat Free” “Low Fat” and “Lite” food products.

    As the public tried to adopt a low calorie, low fat lifestyle….they became fatter and sicker.

    When a balanced diet was consumed in the 1950’s, medications for weight- related medical conditions were few and far between. Fast forward to 2017 and the majority of adults take at least one medication for hypertension, blood glucose, cholesterol, anxiety/depression.

    Am I saying that the truth about a preventive diet/lifestyle was kept from the US public and that inappropriate diet guidelines still exist that fast forward disease progression and epidemics? YES I AM.

    Please make available to the public the following series of articles that explain the root cause of their uncontrollable weight and medical conditions. The medical answer is “take this prescription” “let’s add this medication” “follow your diet and exercise.”

    Passing along this information will be the first time most your readership will learn the truth and have the tools they need to direct their future health and wellness. They will also have decreased need for weight-related medications and medical procedures.

    I am available for public speaking events, interviews, articles. My goal is to spread the truth and empower the people.

    PART 1: https://dianekress.wordpress.com/2017/01/26/are-us-medica…

    PART 2: https://dianekress.wordpress.com/2017/01/29/women-unite-w…

    PART 3: https://dianekress.wordpress.com/2017/02/04/part-3-of-diane-kress-4-part-series-that-will-answer-the-question-do-i-have-met-b//

    PART 4: https://dianekress.wordpress.com/2017/02/11/part-4-are-you-in-the-60-the-conclusion-is-the-solution-weight-loss-improved-health-and-empowerment//

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    Diane Kress, RD CDE
    dietquestions@ymail.com

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    TRUTH from Diane Kress continues: These Triggers cause uncontrolled Metabolism B….AND….These triggers DON’T slow metabolism. Read the TRUTH…always…www.dianekress.wordpress.com

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    http://www.everydayhealth.com/weight/8-triggers-that-change-your-metabolism.aspx?pos=1&xid=nl_EverydayHealthHealthyLiving_20170212

    This article should have mentioned that the “change” in metabolism is the change of normal metabolism to uncontrolled Metabolism B®.
    The 8 triggers mentioned in the article are the “environmental stressors” that I’ve explained can add up during life until they trigger the gene for uncontrolled Met B. Metabolism B then causes overweight, obesity, PCOS, pre diabetes, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and is also sited as a cause of breast, skin, ovarian, colon, prostate cancer.

    Find out about Metabolism B in Diane Kress’ 4 part series on http://www.dianekress.wordpress.com or at http://www.themetabolismmiracle.com.
    Empower yourself and gain control of your health and life. Xo Diane Kress

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