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3. Are Pre-packaged Low Carb Foods Really Low Carb?
4.Diabetic Health

 

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Are you confused about what you’ve been told about Neuropathy? 

 

You might be confused by all the names that are given to “Neuropathy”. I want to clear some of this up.

The main thing to understand is that neuropathy is nerve damage. You can call it by the area affected or by the cause of the nerve damage, but it is still the same thing – nerve damage. 

In the age we live in there are lots of ways to damage the body, and the nerves. The toxic chemicals in the environment, the food we eat with all its additives, preservatives and processing as well as many of the drugs that are so readily given to treat health problems are all causes of nerve damage. There is also many diseases that cause neuropathy as well as trauma that comes from not only accidents but surgery.

For a full list of these causes, you can read:

Causes & Risk Factors of Neuropathy.

Neuropathy is also named by the type of damage:

Types of Neuropathy Damage:

There are many names given to the type of neuropathy depending on the nerve involved:

Focal neuropathy – this means that only one (or at most a few) nerves are injured. The pain, numbness and/or weakness are confined to a single limb or a small area of the body or the head. They are usually caused by compression or trauma. Basically, one nerve gets damaged. The best known of these is carpal tunnel syndrome where the median nerve is damaged by compression of that nerve.

Mononeuropathy – Another term for only one nerve being affected.

Generalized neuropathies – these are associated with general medical problems – infections, diabetes, immune, nutritional related, drug induced, etc. Again, the nerves get damaged. In this case it can start with one nerve and spread, or it can affect many nerves depending on the cause of the neuropathy.

Polyneuropathies – another name for generalized neuropathy

Axonal neuropathy – this is a technical term for the microscopic part of the nerve that is damaged. If you think of a wire you have the inner core of the wire and the insulation around it. The core of the “wire” is called axon. 

Demyelinating – again if we think of a wire, the nerve is surrounded by a fatty tissue called myelin. This is similar to the plastic insulation around an electrical wire. When the medical doctor calls your neuropathy demyelinating, it means that the myelin sheath around the nerve is breaking down. The way that medical doctors determine if it is demyelinating or axonal is to do a nerve conduction studies (NCS) which can distinguish between these two types.

Small Fiber Neuropathy - Nerve Endings Damage – this is when the very ends of the nerves are damaged.

Special “types” of Neuropathy:

Hereditary Neuropathy – When it is considered inherited. Charcot Marie Tooth is considered hereditary.

Idiopathic Neuropathy – When they can’t figure out what the cause is.

The following types of Neuropathy are actually the area that is affected. In each type of neuropathy you can have a sensory nerve damaged or a motor nerve damaged. Sensory nerves damage creates pain, numbness, tingling, etc. Motor nerves create the inability of the body to send messages to the muscles and thus you get weakness and sometimes even drop foot. 

Autonomic – affects the autonomic system – glands, internal organs, etc.

Cranial – affects the head

Diabetic amyotrophy – weakness on both sides of the body, blood vessel disease may be the cause.

Femoral Neuropathy develops in the front of one thigh, with muscle weakness and wasting.

Optic – affects the eyes

Thoracic/Lumbar Radiculopathy occurs in the torso. Affects a band of the chest or abdominal wall on one or both sides.

Unilateral Foot Drop – damage to the peroneal nerve – trauma injury.

Hope this clears up any confusion you might have had with all the names being used to describe “neuropathy”.

What can you do about Neuropathy once the nerve damage is there. Go to Neuropathy for information and the treatments available. 

 

 

 

Medical Guidelines for High Cholesterol - About Cholesterol Lowering Drugs

A video talking about the cholesterol lowering drugs.  This was forwarded by Dr. Berg  

Cholesterol Lowering Drugs

Read also  Cholesterol

 

 

Are Pre-packaged Low Carb Foods Really Low Carb?

In the last couple of years there have been more and more prepackaged foods going onto shelves in supermarkets and health food shops that are advertised as having a “Low Carb” content.

To maintain a low carb diet, one must have the correct information on the carb content of the food he or she is eating.

Many new pre-packaged foods today have prominent wording on the front of the packaging about it being “Low Carb” and stating that the product has only so many “net carbs” or “effective carbs” per serving.  Some of the “low carb” products that can be found on shelves are energy bars, noodles and even cookies.

In inspecting several of these products, the energy bars had 2 “Effective Carbs” per serving, but when looking at the nutritional panel on the back it said Total Carbohydrates per serving was 24. The noodles advertised 5 “Net Carbs” per serving on the front, but the nutritional panel on the back stated Total Carbohydrates per serving was 43. The cookies advertised at only 2 “Net Carbs”, yet the nutritional panel stated Total Carbohydrates at 15.

How can this contradiction be and which information is correct?

Not counting carbs occurs two ways:

The first is that some food manufacturers use sugar alcohols as ingredients to sweeten their products. The common sugar alcohols used are mannitol, sorbitol, xylitol, lactitol, isomalt, and maltitol amongst others.

Because these sugar alcohols are not technically sugar (even though they do contain carbs) the food manufacturers do not count their carb content or label it as zero.

The second way that carbs are not counted is: Fiber is known to help lower blood sugar levels. Because of this, certain food manufacturers count the number of grams of fiber per serving and subtract that number from the number of carbohydrates.

Of course this is not based on any scientific evidence that the fiber cancels the carbs, but these food manufacturers do it anyway.

By using the above two techniques the result is “Net Carbs” or “Effective Carbs” which are advertised on the front of the packaging as the carb contents per serving.

But if you look at the nutritional panel on the back of these products it lists the true Total Carbohydrates per serving, which is required by law to be shown there.

So, do not be fooled by misleading advertising gimmicks, judge the carb content by looking at the Total Carbohydrates in the nutritional panel on the back of the product.

If you have been using these incorrectly labeled products, you now know the real carb content of the foods you are eating.

Read:   Low Carb Diets - What is a Healthy Diet?

Read:   Have You Been Given the Wrong Reason for Weight Gain click here

 

 

 

Diabetic Health

We always recommend you take the approach of building health - and diabetes is no different.  

Building Diabetic Health


Supplementing Diabetes:


You can build health with a healthy balanced diet and exercise and supplementing with the nutrients that help support healthy and normal blood glucose levels.  The supplements that help are outlined in the Glucose Support Formula page below. 

Read more about Supporting & Maintaining Healthy Blood Sugars  Glucose Support Formula

Your Diet

Diabetic Diet - you can find the diet that you need to bring about lowered blood sugars and better health.

B1 Deficiencies and Diabetes

Dr. Eric Berg talks the 9 signs of Vitamin B deficiency and about  B1 Deficiencies and Diabetics   You might find other symptoms due to B1 deficiency in this video. 

The B1 we recommend is Benfotiamine. This type of B1 will be absorbed by the body and used.  A formula with this B1 and the other needed B vitamins for Diabetic Health can be found here 

Or Read: 

Diabetes Without Drugs", The 5-Step Program to Control Blood Sugar Naturally and Prevent Diabetes Complications by Suzy Cohen, R, Ph.(Pharmacist) 

Suzy Cohen, R.Ph., is licensed pharmacist who has been featured on The View and The Dr. Oz Show. 

Based on breakthrough studies, Cohen's program reveals how people with diabetes can reduce their need for prescription medication and minimize the disease'­s effect on the body.

Most doctors consider diabetes a one-way street--once you have it, your only option is to manage the symptoms with a restricted diet, close monitoring of blood sugar, and expensive medications. Pharmacist Suzy Cohen shows that diabetes can be treated instead through safe, natural means, like food and vitamins, rather than strictly relying on prescription drugs. She shifts the focus away from glucose management to a whole body approach, using supplements, minerals, and dietary changes to lose weight, repair cell damage, improve insulin function, and reduce the side effects from prescription drugs, many of which rob nutrients from the body and cause additional symptoms. 

This 5-step program uses natural alternatives, such as drinking nutrition-packed green drinks, adding vitamin D and anti-inflammatory supplements, increasing fiber intake, and including minerals in the diet to help restore the body'­s own supply of insulin. Diabetes without Drugs explains how patients can protect their heart, kidneys, eyesight, and limbs from the damage often caused by diabetes and shows the impact that the right foods and the right supplements can make in reducing blood sugar levels, aiding weight loss, and restoring vibrant health to everyone with diabetes.

Diabetes Diabetes Without Drugs", The 5-Step Program to Control Blood Sugar Naturally and Prevent Diabetes Complications by Suzy Cohen, R, Ph.(Pharmacist) 

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Supplements To Support Healthy Glucose Levels

 

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Nerve Support Success - No Symptoms, No Pins and Needles


People who have neuropathy, nerve pain or nerve damage use the RHP Nerve Support Formula to get nutritional support for their nerves and are restoring their quality of life every day.


Nerve Support Formula provides the correct nutritional help needed in order to build healthy nerves and support healthy nerve function.

Here is what some people have to say:

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"I suffered from very bad neck and shoulder pain for many years. I need to go to my chiropractor if the pain is too much to bear. Occasionally I will also have deep tissue body massage to cope with the pain.

"I came to know of the Nerve Support Formula through the internet and decided to give it a try, although I had taken other supplements that didn't help me much. I am very glad to say that this time around, the Nerve Support Formula does help give much relief to my pain.

"My pain started decreasing from the second week after I started taking the supplement. The pain on my neck and shoulder has gone off a lot, though I am not completely without pain, but I have stopped my visits to the chiropractor for almost 2 months now. I don't feel so tense and depressed nowadays for I have hope I will be much better as the days go by."

From Catherine C. in Singapore

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"I suffer from neuropathy in my leg from back surgery. I was so desperate one night with the sharp ripping pain in my leg, that I sat at the computer looking for something to help.

"I found the Real Health Nerve Support and really felt I should try it. I had to take from 4 capsules up to 12 capsules for several weeks and then I gradually weaned myself down every week by 2 capsules, until now I take 2 capsules 2 times a day.

"I have been doing this for several years with no return of the sharp ripping pain. Yes, I still have pain but it is tolerable now and I enjoy a quality of life."

From Yvonne F. in Michigan

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"I am 80 years old and I have full time job as a school bus driver. I have been using your Nerve supplements for at least 6 years.

"I used to live in a retirement community where many of my neighbors had diabetic nerve damage in their hands and feet. They had the pins and needles sensation in their feet and hands and for some, both hands and feet were totally numb and without feeling.

"My problem began that way too, but I researched the problem and luckily discovered your company. I started taking the capsules and waited for the results. Nothing for a while.

"Fortunately, you encouraged me to continue and up the dosage slowly. Eventually the symptoms eased. Today, I have no symptoms, no pins and needles. I have total feeling in both my hands and feet.

"Thank you for this product. My life would be much degraded and much less fun without it. I cannot say if my results would be the same for others, but you have to try it and judge for yourself."

From Stephanie in New York

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The RHP Nerve Support Formula are nutritional supplements that are specifically formulated to help build healthy nerves for anyone, including those with neuropathy, and they work extremely well.


You can read more about the RHP Nerve Support Formula   

If you have any questions or concerns, please email o r you can call us at (888) 758-5590  

 

 

 

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Sidebar:

 

Nerve Support Success - No Symptoms, No Pins and Needles

 

People who have neuropathy, nerve pain or nerve damage use the RHP Nerve Support Formula to get nutritional support for their nerves and are restoring their quality of life every day.

Nerve Support Formula provides the correct nutritional help needed in order to build healthy nerves and support healthy nerve function.

Here is what some people have to say:

***

"I suffered from very bad neck and shoulder pain for many years. I need to go to my chiropractor if the pain is too much to bear. Occasionally I will also have deep tissue body massage to cope with the pain.

"I came to know of the Nerve Support Formula through the internet and decided to give it a try, although I had taken other supplements that didn't help me much. I am very glad to say that this time around, the Nerve Support Formula does help give much relief to my pain.

"My pain started decreasing from the second week after I started taking the supplement. The pain on my neck and shoulder has gone off a lot, though I am not completely without pain, but I have stopped my visits to the chiropractor for almost 2 months now. I don't feel so tense and depressed nowadays for I have hope I will be much better as the days go by."

From Catherine C. in Singapore

***

"I suffer from neuropathy in my leg from back surgery. I was so desperate one night with the sharp ripping pain in my leg, that I sat at the computer looking for something to help.

"I found the Real Health Nerve Support and really felt I should try it. I had to take from 4 capsules up to 12 capsules for several weeks and then I gradually weaned myself down every week by 2 capsules, until now I take 2 capsules 2 times a day.

"I have been doing this for several years with no return of the sharp ripping pain. Yes, I still have pain but it is tolerable now and I enjoy a quality of life."

From Yvonne F. in Michigan

***

"I am 80 years old and I have full time job as a school bus driver. I have been using your Nerve supplements for at least 6 years.

"I used to live in a retirement community where many of my neighbors had diabetic nerve damage in their hands and feet. They had the pins and needles sensation in their feet and hands and for some, both hands and feet were totally numb and without feeling.

"My problem began that way too, but I researched the problem and luckily discovered your company. I started taking the capsules and waited for the results. Nothing for a while.

"Fortunately, you encouraged me to continue and up the dosage slowly. Eventually the symptoms eased. Today, I have no symptoms, no pins and needles. I have total feeling in both my hands and feet.

"Thank you for this product. My life would be much degraded and much less fun without it. I cannot say if my results would be the same for others, but you have to try it and judge for yourself."

From Stephanie in New York

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The RHP Nerve Support Formula are nutritional supplements that are specifically formulated to help build healthy nerves for anyone, including those with neuropathy, and they work extremely well.

To Learn more and order the RHP Nerve Support Formula


If you have any questions about our Nerve Support Formula products, please email or call us at (888) 758-5590 (US & Canada)  or (818) 956-9850 (International). 

 

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