My Friend Almost Died After Being Prescribed This Drug!!!

It is now official. In the USA prescription drugs are now the 3rd leading cause of death. Link to the study on the danger of prescription drugs.  John Hopkins Medical Research On Deaths From Prescription Drugs

The trend is up and 5 years ago drugs were officially the 5th leading cause of death and now it is the 3rd leading cause! We are over-drugged, over-prescribed and at breaking point in disease control with no real cures in this sector; only management!

When my friend was recently diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes, she was prescribed by her doctor ‘Repaglinida’ to control her symptoms. She took one of these tablets as directed (she was prescribed the maximum dose of 2mg) and after 3 hours she went into ‘hypoglycemia’. Her blood sugar was so low she was in danger of going into a coma and dying! 

She complained about feeling faint, she was sweating profusely, had a tingling sensation in her mouth, could hardly walk or speak and was ravenously hungry with a racing heartbeat. She was so dizzy she couldn’t stand and could hardly assimilate what was being said to her. 

A  Hypoglycemic coma is defined as a state in which the patient is not able to be woken. Blood glucose concentration will be 49 mg/dl or less. 

I immediately tested her blood sugar and it was 34mg/dl! Fortunately she was still conscious. I got her to eat a handful of grapes when the fructose can rapidly enter the blood stream and within 30 minutes her blood sugar was back above 65 which was not life-threatening. While the drug has a life of 24 hours in the system, we were able (thanks to my glucose monitor) to carefully monitor this over the next 20 hours and stop this from repeating. 

Her doctor was so incompetent – he prescribed the ‘one size fits’ all drug without first testing her pancreas for healthy insulin secretion. The drug stimulates the pancreas to create more insulin production. She is a lightweight, but was still given the MAXIMUM starting dose. Had I not been available at this crucial moment, that tiny pill would likely have killed her, adding to the grim statistics of death from prescription drugs. Needless to say she has now stopped this medication! 

What can we learn from this:

Doctors are overworked, under huge pressure and have limited tools effective in their box. They have no time to properly assess appropriate health care. They continue to prescribe more and more drugs in an attempt to control an epidemic of disease caused by processed cheap and available junk foods that not only have poor nutritional value, but actually harm our body thanks to the way these foods are processed. 

Even non-processed foods are not in the clear as our animal husbandry (or lack of it), has meant food for these animals we eat, (including fish), is so poor that they have to be continually pumped full of antibiotics.  Once in the food chain, we absorb the poor quality and processed flesh laden with antibiotics and toxic nitrites compromising our own immune system and gut health. 

Doctors are not taught nutrition and many are the unhealthiest people on the planet. Most are married to the idea that prescription drugs are the answer to all our problems. They fail to understand that the best kept secret in medicine is that given the right nutrition “The body can actually heal itself!” 

In my eBook (free for Costa Cálida Chronicle readers, just email me), I go into this epidemic of Diabetes in more detail, but below are a few pointers that we should be clear about: 

There are 14 ways we can address our insulin-resistance problem naturally before we too are subjected to more dubious medication which is now the 3rd leading cause of death. I will be covering these ways in the next couple of issues of the magazine, or you can email me for my free Ebook which also goes into this epidemic of diabetes in more detail.

What is happening when we have Diabetes?

Insulin is an essential hormone that controls your blood sugar levels.  The food we eat is ‘absorbed” and turned into sugar. This sends a signal to our pancreas to generate insulin (based on that sugar load) which fuels our cells for energy. If the insulin is not sufficient, or there is no insulin then this is type 1 Diabetes. Sugar levels begin to rise out of control and will ultimately make us very ill. 

Conversely, if insulin production is correctly delivered by our pancreas into the bloodstream, our 70 trillion cells sense the insulin and unlock the door to allow the sugar into the cells giving us energy and then bringing our blood sugar levels down to the normal range of between 70 and 100mg/dl. In type 2 Diabetes this unlocking mechanism gets stuck, the cells fail to open and sugar levels will rise in the blood. This causes more insulin to be secreted by our overworked pancreas which ultimately can wear out thanks to its continual over-production. Over-production and high insulin levels are linked with a whole host of health issues.   Over time depending on how many cells are affected we can become ill.

This repeating cycle can deplete the pancreas of insulin-producing cells, which is common in type 2 Diabetes. Prolonged high blood sugar can damage nerves and vital organs.

You’re most at risk of insulin resistance if you have pre-Diabetes and are overweight, however small framed lightweights are not immune to this. Lightweights may have internal fat stores which are not showing on the outside. Instead, fat stores known as ‘visceral fat’ is stored in the liver and major organs. This is actually worse than carrying excess weight. In both cases the reason is the same and is often caused by a poor diet and lack of proper nutrition. High fat levels from trans-fats and processed vegetable oils compound this problem and fried food can magnify the problem. 

Insulin sensitivity refers to how responsive your cells are to insulin. Improving it can help you reduce insulin resistance and the risk of many diseases, including Diabetes.

This is not medical advice. I am not a doctor and have zero qualifications. I am an independent researcher who has used alternative treatments and dietary control to reverse a wide range of diseases, including advanced prostate cancer.  Therefore, do your own research before stopping any prescription medication or altering your diet and lifestyle choices.