A few years ago, my uncle was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. He was quickly prescribed Metformin, also known as Glucophage.
I told him immediately NOT to take this drug and I’ll tell you why in a minute.
However, he refused to listen to me and said: “My doctor told me I have to take this, probably for the rest of my life, or else I’ll have to start taking insulin shots and I hate needles.”
Doctors Are Drug Pushers!
Of course, this is what doctors do – prescribe drugs. They are legal drug pushers, no different than the street drug dealer pushing narcotics.
His doctor never asked what he ate or what my uncle should eat. No talk about exercise, supplements, stress management or anything else that will naturally improve his blood sugar, which would be the only REAL long-term solution … and NOT a drug that’s loaded with negative side-effects.
And trust me, I’m not against drugs – I just hate it when they are the FIRST and usually the ONLY solution a doctor will give you.
My Personal Results With Metformin
Now, in regards to Metformin – this is a drug that I personally took in around 1992 to improve my blood sugar and insulin sensitivity – so I can gain more muscle and lose fat.
In fact, many of my clients and professional athletes used this drug for the same reasons.
Additionally, Metformin is known to have anti-aging benefits as well.
So for me, it was a double bonus.
However, within days I felt the negative side-effects and so did my friends and clients.
Immediately, I started to feel unwell — stomach pain, nausea, loss of appetite, heartburn, headaches, and so forth.
I just felt slow and sluggish.
But, I kept pushing and kept taking the drug, hoping the negative side-effects would dissipate over time.
And some of them did. Or maybe I just tolerated them better.
Metformin’s Serious Side-Effects
However, over time there were more serious side-effects.
For me and a few of my friends and clients, it was kidney problems – which is a known side-effect of the drug.
Poor kidney function can also lead to elevated blood pressure, which did happen to other people I knew and later on, they had liver problems as well.
Remember, even though your kidneys and liver have different roles, they DO work WITH each other. As one weakens, so will the other.
Problems At Even HALF The Dose
Mind you, NONE of us took the recommended dosage for diabetics. We took half the dose. Just imagine how much worse it is for diabetics taking the full dosage?!!
Which in fact, is why most users of Metformin typically do not refill their prescriptions and rarely use the drug for more than a few months.
YET, it’s one of the most prescribed drugs for diabetics, other than later prescribing insulin shots.
Additional side-effects of Metformin are heart problems and lactic acidosis – which is a very serious problem and very common with Metformin.
It has caused many deaths with this drug.
In fact, drinking alcohol or taking any drug that puts a strain on your liver or kidneys, magnifies this side-effect.
Safer Alternatives To Metformin
So to make a long story short, we all gave up on this drug and I later discovered various herbs, vitamins, and minerals that when combined together – had much better benefits, no side-effects, and yes, still had the anti-aging benefits.
But I’m not done with the story.
About a year later, I was at a family wedding and I saw my uncle again and asked him how he was doing.
He said “I’m doing okay. I’m eating less sugars and I’ve improved my diet and walking daily. My blood sugar has improved, but it’s still high and so is my A1C levels. My doctor isn’t very happy and neither is my wife.”
I then asked about Metformin and his dosage and he said “Oh, you were right. I got off of it. My kidneys weren’t working well because of it and my doctor decided to switch me to another drug and I had problems with that, so I decided to just stop taking everything and let my body heal.”
This time I didn’t say anything. I’ve learned to just not push. If someone wants my help, they can ask for it.
But then a few minutes later he asked “So, do you have any suggestions? Can I reverse my diabetes or will I have to take insulin shots? I hate needles.”
That’s when I told him about the fact that natural alternatives do exist and that he should give it a try and see how much his blood sugar improves. I then mailed him a couple of bottles of the formula that contains all of these proven blood-sugar lowering herbs and vitamins.
And to make a long story short – he is no longer diabetic. No drugs. No insulin and NO needles!
As an added bonus, he also lost 34 lbs and has a lot more energy.
Remember – you don’t need to take drugs. Nature has the solutions already, NOT the pharmaceutical companies.
If you want a safe, long-term solution for better health – do it naturally. You already know this is the best way to get and stay healthy!