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GTF Chromium and Diabetes

Contributed by Dr. Ken O’Neal

In 1973 a highly respected doctor and research scientist Henry A. Schroeder, MD wrote a book titled The Trace Elements and Man in which he devoted an entire Chapter 6- "Chromium Deficiency & Atherosclerosis," virtually stating that cardiovascular disease/atherosclerosis/diabetes were just a continuum of one disease caused by lack of Chromium brought on and accelerated by the average American diet of large amounts white sugar/white flour.

Prior research at the National Institute of Health (NIH) as far back as 1959 by Drs. Schwartz and Mertz had proved that Chromium was an essential nutrient and lacking in most Americans diet. Dr. Henry Schroeder, MD, PhD, graduate of Columbia and Yale, and professor at Dartmouth Medical School stated in 1973 that "…the typical American diet, with about 60% of its calories from refined sugar, refined flour, and fat…was apparently designed not only to provide as little chromium as feasible, but to cause depletion of body stores of chromium." He compared tissue levels of chromium in teenagers and those years old in Americans to those of three other cultures that did not follow Western dietary choices in the Mideast, Southeast Asian, and African communities.

He discovered little change in the non-American cultures but dramatic decreases in Americans. Almost 25% of Americans had no detectable levels of chromium by age 40! That was more than 30 years ago and things have become markedly worse as each generation of mothers has less and less chromium to give to their preborn children. Pushed by many additional factors that cause us to eat more and more chromium-deficient foods such as powerful/addictive appetite stimulant excitoneurotoxins (MSG, Aspartame, Splenda) that are found in large amounts (no legal upper limit) in nearly all processed foods in stores and restaurants, we are now reaping a whirlwind of Obesity, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease at younger and younger ages.

We can no longer call the most common type of Diabetes-Adult Onset because it now occurs in many children as young as 6-8 years old. But the situation is not hopeless because we have available to us food grown GTF (Glucose Tolerance Factor) Chromium which if taken correctly (at 100micrograms three times daily) and consistently over 6-12 months time can ease symptoms e.g. pain and improve the clinical course with the best part being that the improvements can be documented on regular blood tests of fasting blood sugar, cholesterol, LDL, HDL, HemoglobinA1C, triglycerides among others. Get your GTF Chromium today and along with some basic dietary changes and some
exercise, fresh air and sunshine, you can expect some positive changes in your life!

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