Are You Sure Your Doing All You Can To Insure Type 2 Diabetes Does Not Affect Your Health?

For several decades, the prevalence of type 2 diabetes has steadily increased in America. In adult Americans, there are now more than 11 million cases of type 2 diabetes and close to 40 million people with prediabetes. This condition is characterized by blood sugar levels above average but not high enough to diagnose full-blown diabetes.

Diabetes is a chronic, progressive disease that affects the body’s ability to process sugar and causes blood glucose levels to become too high. A person with diabetes has elevated blood sugar levels because the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or cells do not respond appropriately.

The study, published in Diabetes Care, found that vegetarians and vegans were less likely than meat-eaters to develop diabetes. Even after researchers adjusted for factors such as age, body mass index (BMI), smoking status, and physical activity levels, those who ate a vegetarian diet still had a 22 percent lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes than non-vegetarians.

Eating a diet rich in plant foods, such as vegetables and whole grains—and lower in red meat—can help reduce your risk for diabetes. However, the researchers said the reasons why vegetarians were less likely than meat-eaters to develop type 2 diabetes are unclear. One possibility is that eating a vegetarian diet may lower insulin resistance levels, a significant risk factor for developing diabetes. Another option is that vegetarians may have a lower risk of diabetes because they tend to be leaner than non-vegetarians. However, vegetarians also generally have lower rates of obesity and high blood pressure, which can increase your risk for type 2 diabetes.

If you know someone who is diabetic, let them know about how a vegan or vegetarian diet might help their condition.

Foods That Help To Control Blood Sugar

Eating the right foods can help manage blood sugar fluxuations.

Leafy Green Vegetables Are Nutritional Powerhouses

Raw or cooked leafy green vegetables are storehouses of vital minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, and enzymes. They add color, flavor, and texture to any meal. Make your Greens go beyond the norm. Make smoothies with greens as the base. Make your salads your meal. Try the following:
Kale -It’s rich in antioxidants minerals and vitamins. Vitamins A, C, and K are found in abundance. Don’t forget to pound the kale to soften it if you are eating it raw. See kale chips for a fun way of eating kale.
Microgreens – These small and delicious green are usually immature sunflower greens, but can be grown from almost any of the greens when picked immature. Dr. Ann Wigmore made the famous. Microgreens are packed with nutrients, especially vitamins C, E, and K, and the best thing is you can grow these indoors years around.
Collard Greens – Are one green that is best tasting and easily digested when you cook them and add a little apple cider vinegar on them to enhance their flavor. Their leaves are thick and somewhat bitter, so if you use them raw in salads or smoothies, use them sparingly. They’re one of the plant worlds best sources of vitamin K.
Spinach – Just one cup of raw spinach provides 181% of the DV for vitamin K, 56% of the DV for vitamin A and 13% of the DV for manganese. Goes great in smoothies and salads and taste wonderful cooked alone or incorporated into 100’s of other cooked foods.
Beet Greens – Great when chopped into salads, put in smoothies or juiced. – They are full of minerals like potassium, calcium, riboflavin. Like most greens vitamins A and K are prevalent. One cup of cooked beet greens contains 220% of the DV for vitamin A, 37% of the DV for potassium and 17% of the DV for fiber. When eaten raw in a salad or smoothie, you get the benefit of the life food enzymes.
Romaine – It’s a good source of vitamins A 82% DV and K 60% DV. Romaine works excellent as a basis for salads as well as an addition to smoothies. It’s also one of the best sources of dietary nitrates, that turn into nitric oxide.
Arugula – Like all green leafy vegetables Arugula is rich in vitamins A and K. B9, and has one of the highest levels naturally occurring nitrates, which may help reduce blood pressure, improve blood sugar and blood flow.
Turnip Greens – Filled with nutrients they are more nutritious than the turnip itself. The greens are exploding with calcium, manganese, folate and vitamins A, C, and K. Great in small amounts in smoothies and salads. They are most delicious when cooked.
Tomorrow I will teach you about the fruits and berries you can eat once you have your blood sugar normalize.
Wishing you the best day ever! Bobby

Creative Health Institutes Outlook On Raw Living Foods

The Raw living food diets primary foundation is made-up of organic plant-based based sprouted food which contains the highest levels of bio-available nutrients known to mankind.  Raw living foods serve as the main holistic modality for naturopathic counselors, nutritionist and doctors who are focusing on preventing sickness and chronic diseases.  The raw living food diet and healing philosophies are based on the principle that cooking foods change their molecular structure destroying enzymes, phytonutrients, vitamins, proteins and minerals that are beneficial to the body.  Following are some of the major benefits associated with this diet.

Health Are Some Of The Benefits Creative Health Institute Believes To Be Associated The Raw Living Food Diet.

  • Balances blood sugar and alleviates the symptoms of diabetes
  • Reduced risk of cardiovascular diseases
  • Lower bad cholesterol and increases good cholesterol
  • Help people with fibromyalgia and associated diseases
  • Helps to keep the body’s systems operating at the optimum level
  • Help to overcome addictive behaviors including smoking
  • Promote weight loss or weight gain as necessary
  • Help boost the metabolism and stops obesity
  • Prevents and reduces high blood pressure
  • Decreased the risk of many types of cancers and may even play a part in the healing process
  • Helps keep inflammation under control and reduces it or removes it completely
  • Alleviates the symptoms rheumatoid arthritis and other joint and bone issues

This list is just a start… Think about how you have benefited from a raw living food diet and list the benefits you have received.

Wishing everyone the greatest weekend ever and don’t forget to drink a shot of wheatgrass everyday.

Robert “Bobby” Morgan

Creative Health Institute

Amazing Recoveries – Raw Food – Raw Juices & Water Fasting

Since the founding of Creative Health Institute, we have had more than 19,000 guests who have regained their health with raw living foods, raw juices and water fasting. We invite you to visit our website and find out more about our institute and how you can recover your health and happiness.

The following recoveries via fasting were reported by Paavo Airola, from his own practice, in 1971:

  1. Juice fasting recovery from arthritis in knees and spine, neuritis in legs, emphysema – in less than three weeks walking without his cane.
  2. Raw juice fasting recovery from: angina, chronic low back pain, high blood pressure – several large fatty tumors – ten days of fasting.
  3. Juice fasting recovery from: high blood pressure, irregular heart beat, chronic headaches – blood pressure went from 160/100 to 135/80 – headaches disappeared as if by a miracle.
  4. Raw juice fasting recovery from: asthma – 3 weeks of fasting – breathing was dramatically improved – vitality and strength greatly increased.
  5. Juice fasting recovery from: chronic bronchitis, chronic tonsilitis, high blood pressure – reduced 12 pounds – no cough, no mucus, no breathing discomfort.
  6. Juice fasting recovery from: arthritis, overweight, psoriasis – fast of 28 days – reduced 25 pounds and looked younger.

H.E. Kirschner, M.D., writes about the following of his own cases in Live Food Juices (1957):

  1. Raw juice fasting recovery: 64 year old man with cancer, vegetable juices.
  2. Juice fasting recovery: 30 year-old woman – jaundice and arthritis.
  3. Raw juice diet/fasting recovery: 70-year-old woman – cancer of the abdomen.
  4. Raw juice fasting recovery: 2-year old boy with convulsions.
  5. Juice fasting recovery: woman – pyo-nephrosis and kidney pain.
  6. Raw juice fasting recovery: Two babies with leukemia.
  7. Juice diet/fasting recovery: 77-year-old man – neuralgia of facial nerve, pain, diabetes, blindness.
  8. Juice fasting recovery: 54-year old man with constipation, hemorrhoids, pain, papilloma, bladder tumors, worms.
  9. Raw juice fasting recovery: man with heart attack, pain, arthritis, neuritis, bursitis, crippled fingers, prostrate problem.
  10. Raw juice fasting recovery: 67-year-old woman with arthritis.

Dr. Herbert M. Shelton, fasting retreat director, author of 50+ books, writes in Fasting Can Save Your Life (1964) about the following cases:

  1. Water fasting: multiple sclerosis, 7 week recovery, male
  2. Water fasting recoveries within weeks: bronchial asthma, female & male
  3. Water fasting: arthritis, recovery in weeks, 44-year-old female; recovery in 4 years, male
  4. Water fasting – recovery in 4 – 6 weeks: migraine
  5. Water fasting, diet change: hay fever, complete recovery
  6. Water fasting: heart disease, normalization in few days
  7. Water-only fasting: colitis
  8. Water fasting: psoriasis, eczema – recovery within weeks
  9. Water fasting, diet change: prostatic enlargement – recovery in weeks
  10. Water-only fasting: gonorrhea
  11. Water fasting, raw diet: nephritis, Bright’s – recovery in nine months
  12. Water fasting: gallstones
  13. Water fasting recovery: tumors of the breast – full recoveries in days or weeks
  14. Water fasting: sterility in women – 10 day recovery

Arnold deVries wrote about these historical raw food therapy cases in his 1952 book:

  1. Raw diet and juice fasting: Johanna Brandt – raw grape diet – cures from cancer – constipation, rheumatism, catarrh, gallstones, eczema, jaundice, malaria, hemorrhages – mental disturbances – muscular system.
  2. Raw cabbage juice fasting: Dr. Garnett Chaney at Stanford University – 63 ulcer patients – pronounced healing – recovery was complete within three weeks or less. – important aid to normal elimination -improves general health.
  3. Raw foods therapy: German T. L. Birnberg treated diarrhea in children with raw, grated apple – completely successful results in 88 per cent of all cases – abdominal pain – normal stools – reduction of fever within 48 hours – disappearance of mucus in 60 hours.
  4. Raw foods and juice fasting – improve the intelligence quotients and mental attitudes of backward children – In Germany, Dr. Lottner reported an experiment in which 33 children – raw breakfasts – better work in dictation, arithmetic, letter and drawing tests – less restless – better concentration.
  5. Raw diet and some juice fasting: Pottenger Sanitarium in California – “the highest grade of raw milk, raw meat, raw vegetables and fruit products obtainable” – defective facial growth has been improved.
  6. Raw diet and some juice fasting: “Jungborn” a health resort – Germany – Adolph Just – raw foods – inflammatory rheumatism, consumption of the spinal cord, tuberculosis of the bones, dropsy, incipient dropsy, fistula of the rectum, cancer, nervous spasms, deafness, and various digestive ailments and sexual disorders – recoveries were often rapid as well as complete – recovery from inflammatory rheumatism in nine days, and from incipient dropsy in less than a week.
  7. Raw diet and some juice fasting: – Bircher-Benner clinic – Zurich, Switzerland – strictly raw diet – “sunlight food” – digestive diseases – resovery of one supposedly incurable patient suffering from the Herter-Heubner disease – “staggering success” – “generally brings about a complete change in obstinate cases of many chronic conditions such as stomatitis and ulcers, spine, amoebic dysentery, lambliosis and malaria, kidney troubles, jaundice, eczemas and urticaria, headaches, and schizophrenias, also in cases of varicose, thrombophlebitis and many other conditions.”
  8. Raw diet and juice fasting: First Medical Clinic of the University of Vienna – exclusive raw food diet ” – capillaries were slowly restored to a normal, vigorous condition.
  9. Raw diet w. minimal juices: “Humlegaarden” – Copenhagen – Dr. I Nolfi – exclusive raw diet – recover from all manner of diseases, including cancer, sterility, obesity, diabetes, heart debilitation, high blood pressure, rheumatism, epilepsy, asthma, and many others. In some cases even grey hair darkens in color.
  10. Raw diet w. minimal juices: Dr. K. Eimer, of the University Medical Clinic at Marburg-Lahn – raw diet – renal or cardiac oedema or the oedema of obesity – diseases of the circulatory system – high blood pressure and diabetes – blood was improved – refractive index of the serum increased.
  11. Raw diet w. minimal juices: Dr. Joseph Evers in Germany – 600 cases of multiple sclerosis – 42 per cent of all patients showed improvement or complete recovery.
  12. Raw diet w. minimal juices: Munich, the German physicians, Friedrich and Peters – raw diet – severe cases of liver cirrhosis, with ascites – successful.
  13. Raw diet w. minimal juices: D. C. Hare, J. F Kinderheilk, W Heupe, I. Kanai, and M. Kuratsune. Dr. Hare, of the Royal Free Hospital in England – exclusive raw diet – arthritic patients – avitaminosis, nephritis, diabetes, and chronic constipation – cardiac disease – diarrhea – heart and kidney diseases – obesity and diabetes – Other diseases, which had failed to yield to conventional medical care, responded favorably to the raw diet – associated with no adverse side-effects.

Wishing all our friends the best day ever,

Bobby Morgan

Program and Health Director

Creative Health Institute

The Healing Power of Juice Fasting and Raw Food


  1. Juice fasting: New York Post Graduate Hospital – cases of consumption – raw vegetable juices each day – within seven months the eleven patients were discharged as fit subjects for a life insurance risk.
  2. Raw juice fasting: Los Angeles at the Olive View Sanatorium – 200 tuberculosis patients – raw vegetable juices – recovery.
  3. Juice fasting: Kirshner – raw vegetable juices – recoveries from heart disease, prostrate gland disease, cancer, neuritis, arthritis, and hemorrhoids.
  4. Raw juice fasting: Dr. Kirshner – severe case of splenic leukemia – raw carrot juice – recovery was complete within 18 months – no recurrence.
  5. Juice fasting: Dr. Max Gerson – raw vegetable juices – treatment for cancer – gratifying results in about 50 per cent of his cancer cases – many complete recoveries.
  6. Juice fasting and raw diet: Dr. J. R. Davidson, Toronto – curing a number of cancer patients – raw vegetables, and raw vegetable juices.
  7. Raw juice fasting: Great Britain – The Ministry of Health and Public Health Service Laboratory report – pointing out the value of juices – in a wide variety of diseased conditions – hypertension, cardiovascular and kidney diseases and obesity – rheumatic, degenerative and toxic states. Juices have an all-around protective action.
  8. Juice fasting and raw diet: Great Britain report – good results – peptic ulceration – chronic diarrhea, colitis and toxemia of gastro and intestinal origin.
  9. Raw diet and juice fasting: Dr. Harold F Hawkins – at least half of all foods used in their raw state – pyorrhea, including infection of the alveolar bone which supports the teeth and gums – definite improvement in 60 or 90 days – improvement in bone density in about a year.
  10. Raw diet and juice fasting: Dr. Milton T. Hanke, University of Chicago and the Chicago Dental Research Club – adding the uncooked juices of citrus fruits to a conventional diet – 50 per cent reduction in the incidence of dental caries – almost complete disappearance of gingivitis.

What Are Normal Blood Sugar Levels

Normal blood sugar level range between 80 and 120. A dangerous blood sugar level can mean it is too high or to low. Creative Health Institute does not treat or diagnosis diabetes. After you have been diagnosed diabetes type 2, we can teach you how to work on reversing it and bringing your blood sugar levels into the normal range, usually within 21 days.  Whether you have diabetes or not you should consult your doctor if you  are experiencing symptoms of abnormal blood sugar, or feel that its  not within the normal range.  So consult with your doctor, then you can make an informed decision as to where to go from there.

Some symptoms of abnormal blood sugar levels

  • The first symptom of diabetes is often excessive thirst (unrelated to exercise, hot weather, or short-term illness)
  • Excessive hunger (you know you’ve eaten “enough” but are still hungry all the time)
  • Frequent urination (often noticed because you must wake up repeatedly during the night)
  • Tiredness and fatigue (possibly severe enough to make you fall asleep unexpectedly after meals), one of the most common symptoms of diabetes.

While many of the signs and symptoms of diabetes can also be related to other causes, testing for diabetes is very easy, and the constant/regular presence of one or more of these symptoms over an extended period of time should be checked by a physician.

If diabetes is suspected, tested for, and diagnosed when those symptoms first start appearing, other more serious symptoms of advanced diabetes can often be prevented or have their onset significantly delayed through diet, exercise and proper blood sugar management.

However, often the ‘minor’ symptoms of diabetes go unrecognized, and physical and neurological problems may arise, resulting in some of the following symptoms:

  • Blurred vision(diabetes can lead to macular degeneration and eventual blindness)
  • Numbness and/or tingling in the hands and feet.  (symptoms of diabetes which causes nerve damage in the extremities)
  • Slow healing of minor scratches and wounds (diabetes often leads to impaired immune system function)
  • Recurrent or hard-to-treat yeast infections in women (another sign of impaired immune function)
  • Dry or itchy skin (peripheral neuropathy also affects circulation and proper sweat gland function)

If you or someone you know are experiencing these symptoms an appointment with a physician should be made as soon as possible.

Latest Study Shows Caffeine Has A Negative Affect On Blood Sugar Levels

Caffeine Raises Blood Sugar Levels In Type 2 Diabetics

It may come as quite a shock to those type 2 diabetics who regularly consume caffeine to hear that studies are now showing that caffeine raises blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetics.

I’m a regular diet coke drinker and I thought that because there is no sugar in diet coke it was safe for me to drink regularly…I was wrong.

The American Diabetes Association announced the findings of a Duke University study which showed that caffeine raised the blood glucose levels of type 2 diabetics throughout the day and especially after meals.

Previous studies on the link between caffeine and diabetes had shown that caffeine consumption lowered the risk of type 2 diabetes. Those who drank the most caffeine were the least likely to develop type 2 diabetes. It was these finding that has led many people to believe that caffeine had no ill effect on diabetics, in-fact it was helpful in lowering blood sugar.

What the Duke University study is now showing is that in people who have type 2 diabetes, caffeine raised their blood sugar levels throughout the day. So even if they drank caffeine in the morning it had an effect on their blood sugar level throughout the entire day making it difficult to keep it under control.

So what is suggested? Well, if you are a type 2 diabetic  and you are finding it difficult to keep your blood glucose levels in the normal range you may want to examine the amount of caffeine you are consuming.

Now that studies have shown caffeine raises blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetics  you may want to monitor the amount of caffeine that you consume, including soft drinks, tea, etc.  

 Think about how you can replace your caffeine jolt with healthy alternatives. Contact us here at Creative Health Institute and we will be glad to share some ideas which will help you balance your blood sugar levels and balance your life.

Wishing all of our friends the best day ever.

Bobby Morgan

Program Director

Creative Health Institute

What Is Type 2 Diabetes

With Type 2 diabetes your body might be producing too little insulin, or it might not be reacting to the insulin correctly. Either way, the end result is that glucose builds up in the bloodstream instead of going into the cells. Left untreated, high blood sugar can cause serious long-term health problems.

Type 2 diabetes usually appears later in life, often between the ages of 35-45 years. As it often develops slowly, many people may not recognise the symptoms, and may have diabetes without knowing it.

If you have recently been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, you are one of the lucky ones. Many people have diabetes without knowing it, and are at much greater risk of long term medical complications.

Finding out you have diabetes can be upsetting, but it should not prevent you from living a long and happy life. You may need to make a few changes in your lifestyle, but these changes are also good advice for non-diabetics, so probably a good idea anyway.

Reversing Diabetes Is Possible – We See It Happen Every Week At Creative Health Institute

By Val Willingham, CNN
January 28, 2011 10:02 a.m. EST
"It was a big wake-up call, that what I was doing and my current weight were not OK," Jonathan Legg said.
“It was a big wake-up call, that what I was doing and my current weight were not OK,” Jonathan Legg said.
  • Jonathan Legg began to exercise every day, changed diet to reverse diabetes
  • Diabetes is caused when there is too much glucose or sugar in the body
  • Type 1 diabetes was once known as juvenile diabetes; it’s usually diagnosed in children

For more information on diabetes watch this weekend’s special edition of “SGMD“: “Diabetes 20/20,” Saturday-Sunday, 7:30 a.m. ET

Bethesda, Maryland (CNN) — When Jonathan Legg of Bethesda, Maryland, got a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes at 39, he was shocked.

“I had always been pretty active,” said Legg. “But it was a big wake-up call, that what I was doing and my current weight were not OK.”

That was two years ago. Since that time, the Morgan Stanley executive decided to make some changes and reverse his diabetes. Although his doctor recommended he go on medication to control his illness, Legg took a different approach. Instead of meds, he began to exercise every day and changed his diet, cutting out alcohol, fatty foods and watching his carbs.

Do you have diabetes? How well are you managing it?

“I wanted to be able to know the changes I was making were making a difference, and it wasn’t the drug,” said Legg.

According to new statistics just out from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25.8 million people, or 8.3% of the U.S. population, are affected by either type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Most, like Legg, have type 2 diabetes, which in many people develops later in life. Caused primarily by genetic makeup, a sedentary lifestyle and poor eating habits, type 2 diabetes can be reversed in some cases. By making changes to their lives such as adding exercise and improving their diets, many type 2 diabetics can drop their glucose or sugar numbers back to the normal range, reversing their condition.

Diabetes type-2 can be reversed
“We have seen numerous people reverse their condition,” says Dr. Michelle Magee, director of the MedStar Diabetes Institute in Washington. “But it takes a real dedication for the rest of their lives,” she notes.

So why do exercise and diet help reverse diabetes? To answer that question, we first need to know why people get diabetes in the first place.

Diabetes is caused when there is too much glucose or sugar in the body. We get sugar from the things we eat. The body is designed to process sugar so it can enter our cells and provide energy. But glucose can’t enter our cells without insulin, which is a hormone produced by the pancreas.

If you have diabetes, your body isn’t making any or is not making enough insulin — or it can’t properly use the insulin it is producing. As a result, too much sugar stays in the blood. If this occurs for a long time, it can lead to serious problems.

Tips for dealing with diabetes

Type 1 diabetes was once known as juvenile diabetes because it’s usually diagnosed in children and young adults. About 5% to 10% of all people with diabetes have this type, which is not reversible because the person’s pancreas is not producing insulin at all.

The remainder have type 2 diabetes. For these people, their body can no longer process insulin correctly. Although genetics plays a part, obesity is a major reason people develop type 2 diabetes.

“We know that excess body weight adversely affects every organ system in the body,” says Dr. Gary Foster, director of Temple University’s Center for Obesity Research and Education in Philadelphia. “So it shouldn’t be surprising that as obesity increases, as it has over the past 30 years, that medical conditions, especially conditions like type 2 diabetes, will also increase.”

People who carry excess weight, especially in their midsection, are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes because the fat in their tissues causes an imbalance of insulin in the body. The condition is called insulin resistance. If they can eliminate that fat by exercising and limiting carbohydrates and alcohol, then many can drop their glucose levels. And for some, they can drop them back into the normal range.

This is also true for people who are prediabetic. According to the CDC, 79 million Americans are prediabetic, which means their glucose readings fall between 100 and 125 while fasting. According to the American Diabetes Association, normal glucose readings are 100 and below when a person has not eaten anything. Numbers above 125 while fasting are considered to be in the diabetic range. So when you’re prediabetic, it’s easier to turn those numbers around. And that’s important, because once you become a diabetic, even if you drop your numbers, you will always be classified as a diabetic, making it difficult to acquire good insurance.

“Once you fall into that glucose range, you are considered at high risk for developing the condition again,” says Magee.

“That’s why we are working on a program right now that goes into the community and reaches those who are at risk of being prediabetic or diabetic,” Magee said. “The results have been so positive, the CDC is looking at the program as a possible protocol for other hospitals to follow.”

As for Jonathan Legg, his numbers are no longer in the diabetic range. He’s lost 40 pounds and watches everything he eats.

“I educated myself, I read the labels,” said Legg. “I enjoy what I eat. I met with nutritionists, and they helped me build a game plan.”

His physician, Dr. Lucy McBride says it’s more than just diet; it’s also the types of foods that Legg eats.

“He cut out significant amounts of sugar and carbs in his diet, really changed how he ate,” says McBride. “He’s increased fiber, increased protein, cut back on alcohol, which is really sugar.”

But McBride notes Legg needs to be tenacious.

“I told him, encouraged as I was, and proud and pleased [but] he’s got to keep up those lifestyle habits for things to stay in the right direction,” McBride said. “Without exercise, without diet and without weight control, the diabetes will come back. It’s something he will need to manage his whole life.”

That’s something Legg says he would rather do than live as a diabetic.

If you are a diabetic and want to improve your life. Call us at 866.426.1213 and talk  to our Health Education Director, Robert Morgan “Bobby” and learn how easy it is to put diabetes behind you – forever!

Vegan Diet Out Scores American Diabetes Associations Recommended Diet

J Am Diet Assoc. 2008 Oct;108(10):1636-45.

Changes in nutrient intake and dietary quality among participants with type 2 diabetes following a low-fat vegan diet or a conventional diabetes diet for 22 weeks.

CONCLUSIONS: Vegan diets increase intakes of carbohydrate, fiber, and several micronutrients, in contrast with the American Diabetes Association recommended diet. The vegan group improved its AHEI score whereas the American Diabetes Association recommended diet group’s AHEI score remained unchanged.

Turner-McGrievy GM, Barnard ND, Cohen J, Jenkins DJ, Gloede L, Green AA.

Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA.


BACKGROUND: Although vegan diets improve diabetes management, little is known about the nutrient profiles or diet quality of individuals with type 2 diabetes who adopt a vegan diet.

OBJECTIVE: To assess the changes in nutrient intake and dietary quality among participants following a low-fat vegan diet or the 2003 American Diabetes Association dietary recommendations.

DESIGN: A 22-week randomized, controlled clinical trial examining changes in nutrient intake and diet quality.

SUBJECTS/SETTING: Participants with type 2 diabetes (n=99) in a free-living setting.

RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Participants were randomly assigned to a low-fat vegan diet or a 2003 American Diabetes Association recommended diet.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Nutrient intake and Alternate Healthy Eating Index (AHEI) scores were collected at baseline and 22 weeks.

STATISTICAL ANALYSES PERFORMED: Between-group t tests were calculated for changes between groups and paired comparison t tests were calculated for changes within-group. Pearson’s correlation assessed relationship of AHEI score to hemoglobin A1c and body weight changes.

RESULTS: Both groups reported significant decreases in energy, protein, fat, cholesterol, vitamin D, selenium, and sodium intakes. The vegan group also significantly reduced reported intakes of vitamin B-12 and calcium, and significantly increased carbohydrate, fiber, total vitamin A activity, beta carotene, vitamins K and C, folate, magnesium, and potassium. The American Diabetes Association recommended diet group also reported significant decreases in carbohydrate and iron, but reported no significant increases. The vegan group significantly improved its AHEI score (P<0.0001), while the American Diabetes Association recommended diet group did not (P=0.7218). The difference in AHEI score at 22 weeks between groups was significant (P<0.0001). With both groups combined, AHEI score was negatively correlated with both changes in hemoglobin A1c value (r=-0.24, P=0.016) and weight (r=-0.27, P=0.007).

CONCLUSIONS: Vegan diets increase intakes of carbohydrate, fiber, and several micronutrients, in contrast with the American Diabetes Association recommended diet. The vegan group improved its AHEI score whereas the American Diabetes Association recommended diet group’s AHEI score remained unchanged.

Women With Type 1 Diabetes Are 13 Times More Likely To Die Than Other Females

Diabetes is at epidemic levels and the only way to stop the untimely deaths is for those with the disease to change their life styles NOW!  Here at Creative Health Institute we have taught hundreds of diabetics how to greatly reduce their insulin and even go off of it. 

We all deserve to live healthy, happy lives and the complications and early deaths associated with this terrible disease  should not be something that any of us need to experience. New diet technologies combined with insulin balancing herbs and supplements are making the lives of type 1 diabetics better for the first time in the history of the disease. We are seeing significant insulin reductions and even some type 1 diabetic being able to completely come off  their insulin.  

Type 1 is not as simple to resolve as type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that causes the body’s immune system to mistakenly attack the body’s insulin-producing cells. As a result, people with type 1 diabetes make little or no insulin, and must usually rely on lifelong insulin replacement either through injections or tiny catheter attached to an insulin pump. Insulin is a hormone that allows the body to use blood sugar.

Insulin replacement therapy isn’t as effective as naturally-produced insulin, however. People with type 1 diabetes often have blood sugar levels that are too high or too low, because it’s difficult to predict exactly how much insulin you’ll need. When blood sugar levels are too high due to too little insulin, it causes damage that can lead to long term complications, such as an increased risk of kidney failure and heart disease. On the other hand, if you have too much insulin, blood sugar levels can drop dangerously low, potentially leading to coma or death.

These factors are why type 1 diabetes has long been associated with a significantly increased risk of death, and a shortened life expectancy.

Its our experience that a type 1 diabetic can usually manage to drop their insulin intake by as much as 80% when they learn how to implement new diet strategies. If you have a loved one who has type 1 diabetes you may want to refer them to Creative Health Institute, to learn how they can better manage their disease and signicantly increase their lifespans.

Have a rawsome weekend,

Your Friends At CHI

All Fat Is Not The Same

TUESDAY, Nov. 30 (HealthDay News) — Not only does extra weight around the middle increase a woman’s risk of heart disease and diabetes, new research suggests it also ups a woman’s risk of developing osteoporosis.

In a study of 50 premenopausal women of various sizes, Harvard researchers found that women who had more fat around the abdomen were more likely to have lower bone mineral density, which can eventually lead to osteoporosis.

All fat isn’t the same. Tummy fat has a damaging effect on bone health,” said the study’s lead author, Dr. Miriam Bredella, a radiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and an assistant professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School in Boston.

Bredella was slated to present the findings Tuesday at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America in Chicago.

As many as 10 million Americans, most of them women, have osteoporosis, according to the U.S. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS). Another 34 million Americans have low bone mass, putting them at risk of developing osteoporosis, reports NIAMS.

Risk factors for osteoporosis include a deficiency in estrogen, a diet lacking in calcium and vitamin D, eating disorders, certain medications, a sedentary lifestyle, drinking too much alcohol and smoking, according to NIAMS.

But extra weight was previously believed to somewhat protect against bone loss, said Bredella.

The average body mass index (BMI) of the women recruited for the study was about 30, with scores ranging from 19 to 46. A BMI of 18.5 to 24.9 is considered normal, while a BMI of 25 to 29.9 is considered overweight. A BMI of 30 or more is considered obese, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

All of the women underwent a special imaging technique called MRI spectroscopy that allowed the researchers to accurately measure fat deposits, including fat found in the bone marrow.

Women who had more visceral fat, meaning fat around the mid-section, were more likely to have a lower bone mineral density. In addition, an association between visceral fat and the levels of bone marrow fat was noted.

“Visceral fat is deep belly fat, and it’s been found to be bad for heart disease and diabetes. This type of fat releases fatty acids into the liver, and it also releases other substances and hormones that have an effect on the heart and the pancreas, and also probably on bones,” said Bredella. “But, we don’t know exactly what it is in visceral fat that causes problems.”

As for the increase in bone marrow fat, “a lot of bone marrow fat makes the bone weak,” Bredella said.

“This study is more bad news for obesity. The one good thing we thought obesity might do — protect the bones — isn’t true,” she added.

“This is a fascinating study that raises interesting and important questions,” said Dr. Judi Chervenak, an associate clinical professor of obstetrics, gynecology and women’s health at Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City.

“Being a healthy weight and trying to control visceral obesity is becoming important from so many different angles,” she stated. “You need to make lifestyle changes that focus on overall health and wellness, and exercise is very important for helping prevent osteoporosis and other illnesses. If you haven’t been moving, just try to get out and go for a walk. Ideally, you’ll work up to regular exercise, but get out and get some exercise,” she advised.

Bredella said the researchers are currently studying fat distribution and bone mineral density in men to see if the patterns hold true for both sexes.

SOURCES: Miriam Bredella, M.D., radiologist, Massachusetts General Hospital, and assistant professor of radiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston; Judi Chervenak, M.D., associate clinical professor, obstetrics, gynecology and women’s health, Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York City; Nov. 29, 2010, presentation, Radiological Society of North America annual meeting, Chicago

What Is The pH, & How Much Sugar, Caffeine & Calories Are In Your Favorite Drink?



(teaspoons in 12oz.)


Calories (in 12 oz.)

Battery Acid 1.00 0 0 0
Stomach acid 2.00 (as low as 1.0 with projectile vomiting) 0 0 0
Lime Juice 2.00-2.35
Lemon juice 2.00-2.60
Cranberry Juice, canned 2.30-2.52
Vinegar 2.40-3.40
Sunny Delight 2.4 6.3 0 0
Gatorade Clear 2.4 5.5 0 0
Pepsi 2.49 9.8 (27 grams) 37 150
Country Time Lemonade 2.5 5.4 0 0
SoBe Sugarfree Tropical 2.5 0 0 0
RC Cola 2.50 43.2
Cherry Coke 2.52 8.9 34 0
Coke Classic 2.53 9.3 (27 grams) 34 140
SoBe Strawberry-Grape 2.6 6.5 0 0
Capri Sun 2.6 5.5 0 0
Orange Crush 2.7 10.5 0 0
Hi-C Blast Fruit Punch 2.7 5.5 0 0
Tang 2.7 5.1 0 0
HiC Lemonade 2.7 5.5 0 0
Extran 2.74 0 60
Powerade 2.75 15 grams 0 115
Orange Minute Maid 2.80 11.2 (48 grams) 0 180
Mellow Yellow 2.8 10.1 51 0
Diet Cherry Coke 2.8 0 34 0
Welch’s White Grape 2.8 7.8 0 0
Mr. Pibb 2.8 0 40 0
Hawaiin Fruit Punch 2.82 10.2 0
Squirt 2.85 9.5
Lipton Brisk 2.87 7 9 0
Upside Down 7-Up 2.9 6.3 0 0
Grapefruit Juice, canned 2.90-3.25
Cranberry Juice, white 2.9 5.5 0 0
Dr Pepper 2.92 9.5 (40.5 grams) 40 160
Gatorade 2.95 5.5 (21 grams) 0 75
Nestea Sweetened Lemon Iced Tea 2.97 7 16.6 0
Grapefruit juice 3.00 35 grams 0 150
Diet Rite (white grape) 3.00 0 0 0
Grapefruit juice 3.00 7.4 0 150
Kool-Aid Jammers (cherry) 3.00 5.1 0 0
Sierra Mist 3.00 5.5 0 0
Surge 3.02 10 51 170
Nestea 3.04 5 11 to 26
Pepsi One 3.05 0 36 1.5
Vinegar, cider 3.10
Diet Code Red Mountain Dew 3.1 0 0 0
Pepsi Blue 3.1 5.7 0 0
V8 Splash Berry Blend 3.1 5.5 0 0
Vinegar, cider 3.1 0 0 0
Orange Slice 3.12 11.9
Dole (orange strawberry banana) 3.2 6.3 0 0
Fresca 3.2 0 0 0
Propel 3.2 0.4 0 0
Snapple Tea 3.2 7.6 31.5 0
Snapple Tea Diet 3.2 0 0 0
Twist Up 3.2 5.5 0 0
Fresca 3.20 0
Mountain Dew 3.22 11 (46 grams) 55 165
Grape Minute Maid 3.29 11.9 0
Pineapple Juice, canned 3.30-3.60
Orange Juice, Flordia 3.30-4.15
Orange Juice, California 3.30-4.19
Diet Mountain Dew 3.34 0 55
Sherry-wine 3.37
Diet Coke 3.39 0 45
Dole (pineapple juice) 3.4 5.7 0 0
Apple Juice 3.4 4.8 0 0
Diet Dr Pepper 3.41 0
Sprite 3.42 9 0 140
Plum Nectar 3.45
Ultima 3.50 15
Juicy Juice 3.5 4.6 0 0
Tea (iced) 3.5 0 70.6 0
Tropicana Sprite Remix 3.5 5.5 0 0
Sherry-wine 3.37
Diet 7UP 3.67 0 0
Cytomax 3.79 75
Accelerade 3.86 4.4 0 120
Enervit G 3.88 8.9 0 81
Powerbar Endurance 3.89 0 0 105
Vegetable Juice 3.90-4.30
Prune Juice 3.95-3.97
Dad’s Root Beer 4 9.7 0
Pear Nectar 4.03 0 0
Milk, Acidophilus 4.09-4.25
Tomatoes, Juice 4.10-4.60
A&W Crème Soda 4.2 9.7 29
GU20 4.29 75
A&W Root Beer 4.3 0 0
Buttermilk 4.41-4.83
e load 4.50 216
Diet Barq’s 4.55 0
Barq’s 4.61 10.7 22
Emend 4.95
Milk, sour, fine curd 4.70-5.65
Emend 4.95 0 0
Milkfish 5.30
Guava Nectar 5.50
Brewed Coffee 5.51 203
Instant Coffee 5.51 143
Milk, evaporated 5.90-6.30
Alo Juice 6.00-6.80
Milk, condensed 6.33
Milk, Cow 6.40-6.80
Milk, Goat’s 6.48
Chrysanthemum Drink 6.50
Coconut Milk 6.10-7.00
Milk, 2% 6.8 3.5 0
Milk, skim 6.8 3.5 0
Water 7.00 0 0 0
Soybean Milk 7.00
Milk, peptonized 7.10
Wax Gourd Drink 7.20
Tea (brewed) 7.2 0 70.6
Tea 7.20
7UP 9.3 0 140
A&W Crème Soda 29
A&W Diet Crème Soda 22
Kick 57
Mellow Yellow 51
Ocean Spray 100% Cranberry Juice 35 grams 0 180
Pepsi One 55
Schweppes Ginger Ale 22 grams
Skim Milk 11 grams
Starbucks Latte 9.5 grams
Snapple 4.5 to 31.5
(see NSDA website)
Sunkist Diet Orange 42
Sunkist Orange Soda 35 grams 41
TAB 45
Tropicana Orange Juice 22 grams
Honest Tea Peach Oo-la-long 4.5 (18 grams) 60
Milk 18 grams 0 180
Orangina 7.75 (31.5 grams) 135
Fizzy Lizzy Grape 29 grams 0 120
Jones Soda Co. Green Apple 11.5 (46 grams) 180
Sweet Leaf Raspberry Sweet Tea 6.375 (25.5 grams) 105
Spark Mandarin-Carrot Juice Drink 10.5 (42 grams) 180
Minute Maid Apple Juice 10 (39 grams) 165
Original Arizona Iced Tea 9 (36 grams) 135
The Switch Black Cherry 9 (36 grams) 180

Because the pH scale is logarithmic, a one unit change in pH is associated with a 10 fold change in the acidity. For example, lemon juice has a pH of 2.0, while grapefruit juice has a pH of 3.0. Lemon juice would therefore be 10x as acidic as grapefruit juice. Even more enlightening, Coke Classic is roughly 100 times as acidic as Barq’s root beer.

Metformin – Why Would You Take This Drug?

The following information was garnered from the Metformin website. I’m amazed that this drug is still being allowed on the market.

We see several diabetics each month, and we are privileged to show them how  to take charge of the their health and overcome their dependence on Metformin.  If you are using this drug to control your diabetes, please take the time to read about the dangers associated with this drug.  Type 2 diabetes can be reversed and you can live a wonderful life free from the debilitating side affects of drugs like Metfomrin.

Perhaps some day all doctors will recognize the importance of living foods and good  nutrition and the dangers that pharmaceuticals present in lowering our immune systems and depleting our bodies of the nutrients needed to prevent disease. Until then, it’s up to each of us to make the choice,  to take charge of our health and to give our bodies what they need.



  • Metformin may cause a life-threatening condition called lactic acidosis. Your risk of lactic acidosis increases with other medical conditions, including congestive heart failure  (CHF), kidney failure, and liver problems, including liver failure and cirrhosis.
  • Drinking alcohol can increase your risk of lactic acidosis. Drinking large amounts of alcohol on a regular basis or drinking a large amount of alcohol at once (binge drinking) should be avoided while taking Metformin. 
  • Since liver disease (including liver failure and cirrhosis) can increase your risk of lactic acidosis, you should not take Metformin if your liver is not functioning normally.
  • Your kidney function needs to be monitored while you are taking  Metformin. This means that you should have blood tests to check your kidneys before you start metformin and then at least once every year. If your kidney function is very poor, you should not take metformin due to increased risk of lactic acidosis.
  • Taking Metformin and contrast dye at the same time can increase your risk of kidney damage. Contrast dye is used for certain radiology procedures, including some x-rays, CT scans, and heart catherizations. Also, metformin should be temporarily stopped for most major surgeries and should be restarted when you are eating normally again.
  • Fever, infections, injury, or surgery can temporarily increase your blood sugar, even in people with well-controlled diabetes. Metformin may not be enough to treat your diabetes at these times, and the use of insulin may be required.

Contact your healthcare provider if you have a fever, infection, injury, or will be having surgery. Also, make sure you know the symptoms of high blood sugar and how to check your blood sugar levels.

  • Let your healthcare provider know if you drink a much lower amount of liquid than normal or if you have an illness that causes severe vomiting, diarrhea, or fever. These conditions can lead to severe dehydration (loss of water in your body). You may need to stop taking Metformin for a short time.
  • Metformin can decrease your levels of vitamin B12. Your healthcare provider should monitor your vitamin B12 levels, especially if you have a vitamin B12 deficiency (including pernicious anemia).
  • Metformin can interact with certain medications. 
  • Metformin is considered a pregnancy Category B medication. This means that it is probably safe for use in pregnant women, although the full risks of Metformin during pregnancy are not known. Talk to your healthcare provider before taking Metformin during pregnancy .
  • Metformin passes through breast milk. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or plan to start breastfeeding, be sure to talk with your healthcare provider about this.
  • Rarely, Metformin can cause low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). This usually occurs when Metformin is combined with other diabetes medications.  Low blood sugar is reported more frequently in elderly people and in people with adrenal, pituitary, liver, or kidney problems — as well as during fasting before surgery and after prolonged exercise. Low blood sugar symptoms may include irritability, trembling, cold sweats, or blurry vision, among other things.

Metformin Warnings and Precautions: Summary

There are several situations where metformin should not be taken, along with a number of precautions and warnings people should be aware of with this drug. However, it is possible that not all of the warnings or precautions for metformin were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific ones that may apply to you.

FDA Significantly Restricts Access To The Diabetes Drug Avandia

End The Diabetes Nightmare – Reverse Your Diabetes Now!

Creative Health Institute has taught hundreds of type 2 diabetes sufferers how they  can come off all their medications. There is no reason to suffer the debilitating side effects associated with drugs like Avandia and Metformin when you can live a normal healthy life free from diabetes. If you have questions about how to end  the diabetes nightmare, please give us a call and we will provide you with the information you will need to reverse your diabetes in as little as 21 days.

Blessings and have the best day ever,


Make Sure You Stop Using This Drug!

Avandia Bottle

Credit: Getty Images

[09-23-2010] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it will significantly restrict the use of the diabetes drug Avandia (rosiglitazone) to patients with Type 2 diabetes who cannot control their diabetes on other medications. These new restrictions are in response to data that suggest an elevated risk of cardiovascular events, such as heart attack and stroke, in patients treated with Avandia.

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Bobby Say’s Two Ounces Of Almonds Contain More Protein Than A Typical Egg

Almond Nutrients

Nutrient Amount DV
World’s Healthiest
Foods Rating
Manganese- 0.90 mg 45.0 3.9 very good
vitamin E 8.97 mg 44.9 3.9 very good
magnesium 98.67 mg 24.7 2.2 good
tryptophan 0.07 g 21.9 1.9 good
copper 0.40 mg 20.0 1.7 good
vitamin B2 (riboflavin) 0.30 mg 17.6 1.5 good
phosphorus 168.70 mg 16.9 1.5 good

NEWS: UK Study Finds Consumption Of Leafy Green Vegetables Lowers Type 2 Diabetes Risk

August 20, 2010

Green, Leafy Vegetables Linked to Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk

FRIDAY, Aug. 20 (HealthDay News) — A new analysis of existing research suggests that eating more green, leafy vegetables can significantly reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, but more study is needed.

An estimated 6.4 percent of people in the world have diabetes, and the rates of type 2 diabetes have been going up in the United States as the population has become more overweight, the authors of the analysis noted. Scientists have been trying to understand the role that diet plays in the development of the disease.

Researchers, led by nutritionist Patrice Carter at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom, examined six studies that looked at the links between diet and the incidence of type 2 diabetes. They found that compared with those who ate the least amount of green, leafy vegetables (0.2 servings daily), people who ate the most (1.35 servings daily) had a 14 percent reduction in risk for type 2 diabetes.

However, the analysis didn’t show that increasing overall intake of fruit, vegetables, or a combination of both would make a significant difference in risk, Carter and colleagues reported in the Aug. 19 online edition of the BMJ.

Still, in the analysis authors concluded that “increasing daily intake of green, leafy vegetables could significantly reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and should be investigated further.”

Diabetes researcher Jim Mann, who co-wrote a commentary accompanying the analysis, said in an interview that the findings don’t change the general message of the medical community that people should eat lots of fruits and vegetables.

The research is “a reminder of just how important dietary factors are in reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes. There’s far more evidence for this than for any drug treatments,” said Mann, a professor in the department of human nutrition at the University of Otago in New Zealand.

In regard to green, leafy vegetables, Mann wrote in his commentary that it may be reasonable to draw attention to their potential benefits and that they could be incorporated into one of the five recommended portions of fruits and vegetables a day. In an interview, he added: “Though they are certainly a potential component of a diet likely to reduce the risk — not only of diabetes but all chronic disease — the message needs to go beyond green, leafy vegetables.”

More information

The U.S. National Library of Medicine has details on diets for people with diabetes.

Pure Sea Salt – One Of The Essential Elements Of Life… Really!

Think about this: our tears taste salty, our blood tastes salty, in fact, our body fluids are remarkably akin to a salty sea environment. Salt is one of the essential elements of life, but the human body cannot produce it, hence we have to take it from an external source. Most of the salt we get these days is either from table salt or foods that contain salt, such as meat. The trouble is that the human body does not know how to handle processed salt, table salt is a processed salt. Most people are not aware of the fact that that there are considerable differences between the processed table salt we use in our cooking and natural salt derived from the sea. The differences play a major role in staying healthy. Processed salt can throw your body out of gear. Years of consuming processed salt can cause damage to various parts of the body such as the bones, muscles, kidneys, and heart. Plus, it is refined table salt that causes water retention and bloating. The table salt that we regularly use actually comprises of 97.5 percent sodium chloride plus 2.5 percent chemicals such is iodine and moisture absorbents. Processed at more than 1,200 degrees F, this enormous heat causes an alteration to salts natural chemical structure. Sea salt basically means unrefined salt that is removed directly from the sea or ocean. It is made by sea water being channeled into large trays made of clay, where it is allowed to evaporate naturally by the wind and the sun. Since those who manufacture sea salt usually do not use any refining process, sea salt retains traces of various minerals such as iodine, zinc, manganese, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and iron. It can be a little gray in color, which is indicative of the various minerals it contains, apart from sodium chloride. 
Comprising of all the elements that are found in the human body, there are several advantages of sea salt, some of which are given below.

  • Detoxifies and heals the human body with its natural minerals of potassium, calcium, and magnesium
  • Potassium helps keep the moisture balanced, provides energy to the body, relaxes muscles and relieves stiffness
  • Calcium strengthens bones & prevents the water retention while increasing circulation
  • Magnesium fights the retention of fluids and stress with its calming effect on the nervous system
  • Magnesium slows down the aging of skin
  • Digestion starts as soon as it mixes with salvia due to the large number of minerals. 
    Active digestive process carries on in the stomach
  • Blood pressure is reduced and the adrenals, kidneys, and the liver work far more efficiently
  • Immune system is boosted with sea salt extracting the toxins and acidity from the cells, particularly from brain cells
  • Dissolves calcium deposits in the body
  • Balances electrolytes by regulating the levels of water in the body
  • Prevents muscle cramping and sinus congestion’s with its powerful antihistamine
  • Balances blood sugar levels.

Love an Blessings,


Almonds A Good Source Of Protein…

Almonds are truly a powerful package of nutrients. They are and excellent good source of protein (6 grams per one ounce) along with dietary fiber, phosphorus, calcium, potassium, magnesium, manganese, copper, zinc, iron and vitamin E. In fact, one ounce of almonds provides about 7.4 grams of alpha-tocopherol vitamin E, 50 percent of the RDA. Almonds are the only good source of protein that is also an excellent source of vitamin E.

As a protein, almonds are rich in arginine and low in lysine. Research indicates that diets rich in arginine, low in lysine. This combination has been shown to reduce the risk of coronary disease.

Research suggests that an overall mixed raw vegan diet provides the complementary spectrum of amino acids that are needed to supply our bodies with high levels of nutrient dense protein. Almonds play a part in a truley healthy diet and contribute to the overall protein quality of a raw vegan diet as they provide  a complete and high quality protein.

Food Protein gm Fiber gm Vit E
3.5 oz. White meat chicken 25 0   0.86 0.042 0.89 0.015 13 25 196 220
3.5 oz. Lean ground beef 25 0 0.18 5.1 0.072 2.09 0.014 9 17 128 224
2T Peanut butter 7 0 3 0.8 0.178 0.53 0.492 11 50 103 231
1 oz. Cheddar cheese 7 0   0.88 0.009 0.19 0.003 204 8 145 28
1 oz almonds 6 3.3 7.4 0.953 0.315 1.2 0.7 70 78 134 206
1 large, whole egg 7 0   52 0.006 0.6 0.013 25 5 86 63
1 c. Skim milk 8 0   0.98   0.1   302 28 247 406

Source: Pennington, J. A. T. Bowes and Church’s Food Values of Portions Commonly Used, Sixteenth Edition, 1994.

Almonds and Dietary Fiber

Emerging research demonstrates that the combination of dietary fiber with protein contributes to overall satiety and therefore may play a role in controlling caloric intake. Most protein sources do not provide dietary fiber such as is found in almonds. Peanut butter, cheese and eggs, for example, are good sources of protein but do not supply the level of dietary fiber that almonds do.

Almonds and Monounsaturated Fat

Almonds  have a large quantity of monounsaturated fat  which has been associated with a reduction in total  LDL cholesterol . Scientific research shows that just one ounce a day can have this potential effect.

Almonds and Minerals

Almonds are also unique in that they provide various minerals that are essential for bone health. Calcium, magnesium, manganese, and phosphorus have been implicated in maintaining bone mineral density. Almonds are comparable to skim milk and cheddar cheese in the quantity of these bone-building minerals provided in one serving. Other protein sources like chicken, beef, peanut butter, and eggs don’t offer near the quality of minerals that almonds do.

Almond Milk Recipe:

  • Vitamin E – Almonds are an excellent source of vitamin E, an antioxidant that has been shown to decrease the risk for certain forms of cancer, heart disease and cataracts. Vitamin E is also needed for healthy blood cells and tissues.
  • Folic Acid– Almonds, like other fruits and vegetables, make an important contribution to a diet adequate in folic acid, or folate. This important B-vitamin can reduce the risk for neural tube defects (birth defects) and is necessary for making red blood cells. It may also protect against heart disease and stroke.
  • Protein – almonds contain protein which is necessary for healthy muscles, blood and organs, and it can also be used for energy.
  • Fiber– almonds are a good source of dietary fiber – the part of the plant foods that is not digested in the human body. Fiber appears to play a protective role against heart disease and diabetes, an d aids in the prevention of constipation, diverticulosis, and some forms of cancer, such as colon and rectal.
  • Iron – An ounce of almonds contains 6% of the recommended daily requirements of iron. This essential mineral helps carry oxygen to all of the body’s cells and organs.
  • Zinc – An ounce of almonds contains 6% of the recommended daily requirements of zinc, which aids in wound healing and is involved in protein metabolism. Zinc is also important in the development of the reproductive system.
  • Copper – Almonds are a good source of copper. This mineral helps carry oxygen throughout the body and helps keep bones, blood vessels and nerves healthy. It may also protect against heart disease.
  • Magnesium – Almonds are an excellent source of magnesium, a mineral used in building bones, making protein, releasing energy from muscles and regulating body temperature. It’s also needed for calcium and potassium balance in the body.
  • Phosphorous – Almonds are a good source of phosphorous – the second most abundant mineral in the body. This important mineral is needed for strong bones and teeth, and helps the body use protein, fat and carbohydrates.
  • Pytochemicals– Almonds, like all other plant foods contain phytochemicals. These plant chemicals may have protective effects against heart disease, cancer and other chronic diseases.

This articel and the chart is a compliation of information I gathered from serveral books, and web sources. I would like to give the authors and contributors credit. Please leave a comment if you are one of the researchers responsible for parts of this article.

Exotic Herbs Which May Help Contol And Help Reverse Diabetes…

We do not recommend ever utilizing herbs for medicinal purposes without discussing them with your doctor. Creative Health Institutes twenty-one day diabetes reversal program is based in our belief that a living body needs living food and when it is supplied a variety of living foods it will respond and heal itself.  We considered, it wise for you to refer to your family doctor before proceeding to enter into any treatments.

Bitter Gourd appears to have a very positive affect on keeping sugar spikes down and insulin levels stable. Many diabetics consume bitter gourd as a regularly as part of their diet. Bitter gourd is also been shown to have many other  health benefits.

Bitter gourd is a tropical vegetable, which is cultivated mainly in the Asian and African countries. It is also known by the name of ‘Karela’ and has a rough, warty skin. As the name suggests, the vegetable is bitter in taste and has a skin that is dark green in color.

Diabetics usually consume bitter gourd in the form of a powder or juice, but it is also used in traditional Asian dishes. The standard protocol is to consume bitter gourd first thing in the morning.  Many diabetics sprinkle bitter gourd on their first meal of the day. While others feel its better to consume it alone, or if in a powder form mix it with warm water and drink it.

Butea Leaves, is another amazing herb from India.  Though the tree has many other healing properties it isthe leaf when boiled, that releases  the phytochemicals which almost immediately reduce blood sugar. The picture that should have been here (sorry)  shows the flowering of the pods on the tree. Each pod has a seed that when dried and powered becomes a very powerful worm and parasite remover.  In Ayurveda medicine the leaf a also chewed.

 Cinnamonis such an amazing herb and of all the exotic herbs its most familiar to North Americana.  What is not generally known is that cinnamon is antiviral and  is  strong stimulator of insulin activity and is very beneficial in the treatment of diabetes and many other health challenges which require the reduction of viral pathogens and the regulation of blood sugar. It helps to keep the blood sugar in check and has been shown to be more powerful than turmeric, cloves or bay leaves.  Like most herbs the bark and twigs of the cinnamon tree has many other uses in helping our bodies to overcome health challenges.

Curry Leaves, is being shown to be a major player in the reversal of diabetes. Researchers from the department of pharmacy at King’s College London say they have found scientific justification for the use of alternative medicine.  Scientists believe that the Indian curry leaf  may contain phyto-chemicals which slow down the rate of starch-to-glucose breakdown in people with diabetes. The tree’s leaves could have the ability to control the amount of glucose entering the bloodstream. Chewing on ten fully grown leave every morning is believed to help with the lowering blood sugar and to help the pancreas to regulate insulin. chewing curry leaves is also said to help with weight loss. Its is estimated that 80% of the baby boomers are overweight and that many of them are suffering from the effects of type 2 diabetes. 

Fenugreek is easy to grow right in your kitchen and had the ability to control glucose metabolis and at the same time it  has a strong modulating effect on blood lipid levels which may substantially reduce the risk of atherosclerosis. Most diabetics, have lipid imbalances, Fenugreek has demonstrated to have the remarkable ability to lower cholesterol, triglycerides and LDL levels while raising HDL levels (good cholesterol) .

Fenugreek Seeds can be consumed in man different ways and forms. Some people eat the spouts and seeds raw before retiring while others put them in with juices and drinks. You can also purchase the powdered form. Another way to get the benefits of fenugreek is to soak the seeds in the water overnight and drink them along with the water the next morning. 

Indian Gooseberry a middle-sized tree and is indigenous to India. The berry can only be harvested about 3 months of the year. The berry is high in Vitamin C helps in controlling diabetes. The juice of the Indian Gooseberry can be added to bitter gourd and with a small amount of honey as a carrier, this combination is  thought to be an excellent way to diabetes since it provides nutrients for the pancreas, helping to release insulin.

Even though there is little to worry about when taking these natural herbs, they still might have interaction with whatever medication you are taking. It is better to be safe than sorry. This list of exotic herbs is not an exhaustive one and there are many more that are believed to have a great affect on diabetes.  I am planning on discussing them in the near future, any help or information from our readers as to what they have found would be greatly appreciated.

Love and Blessings,


These Herbs Are Great Immune System Builders

Many of you have written, asking what kind of herbs would help when someones immune system has been compromised. These recommendations are not meant to take the place any prescription medication or drug you or anyone else may be taking at this moment and are to be read in the light that they are for informational purposes only and have not proven to have any kind of healing aspects and may even be dangerous to your health. 

There for please contact your  physician before embarking on any-kind of herbal supplementation as the risks of negative interactions with prescribed drugs is highly possible.  Here at Creative Health Institute we do not utilize any herbal formulas that are not food based. Our belief is that fresh organic sprouts, leafy greens, fruits and vegetables server as the foundation to the highest levels of health possible. We will be forever grateful to Dr. Ann Wigmore for showing us the way.




Often used externally for healing wounds, burns etc., but can be used internally as an intestinal cleaner and healer.


This is a Chinese herb which stimulates the immune system and increases the activity of white blood cells. It also helps prevent colds and treats common bronchial infections.


This herb possesses anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and also helps strengthen the immune system. It is also beneficial in skin disorders.


A Peruvian herb that helps fight or prevent infection by boosting the immune system.


A popular herb for cleansing the body of germs by killing bacteria in illnesses such as colds. It also aids in the treatment of sore throats and feverishness by warming the body and inducing beneficial sweating.


A green micro-algae so not strictly a herb, but a powerful detoxifier, intestinal deodoriser and healer.


Useful for urinary tract infections e.g. cystitis, it prevents harmful bacteria living in the walls of the urinary tract.


Possibly the first choice for stimulating the immune system, increasing white blood cell production and activity and stimulating antibody production. This reduces the ability of harmful bacteria and virus to spread. It is commonly taken to help prevent or speed the recovery from colds, flu and many other infections.


This common herb possesses anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti inflammatory properties and is also an excellent tonic for the digestive system.


Used in the treatment of sore throats and to loosen and expel mucus.


This herb reduces fevers and is excellent in reducing the severity of migraines and headaches.


The most popular of all herbs with anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-parasitic properties which make it the perfect choice for any colds, flu or common infections.


there are 3 types of this – American, Korean and Siberian – and they all help to aid recovery from illness, fight fatigue and strengthen the central nervous system.


This kills many disease causing organisms e.g. bacteria, yeasts, fungi and parasites and also helps to boost the immune system by toning the blood and enhancing spleen activity. Golden seal helps everything from cystitis to respiratory infections.


A useful diuretic and antiseptic helping fluid retention and urinary tract infections.


One of the most widely used Chinese herbs. It has strong anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties and therefore it is useful in the treatment of colds and flu.


This herb is commonly used in cooking and is very popular for dry, chesty coughs, bronchitis and asthma. The oil has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties.

There are many more great immune system builders. Meet with your physician before using any of the above listed items. If you are interested in knowing more about herbs and wild edibles, let us know. We can be reached at 866.426.1213

Robert Morgan – Bobby – Creative Health Institute – Union City, Michigan


Chromium vs. Diabetes – Chromium Picolinate May Control Blood Sugar Spikes

Scientific studies appear to show the benefits of utilizing chromium picolinate as a insulin potentiator, so as it helps the with making the body’s own insulin remove sugar from the bloodstream… 

Chromium deficiency has been shown to be associated with adult-onset diabetes (NIDDM, Type 2),  insulin-dependent diabetes (IDDM, Type 1), hyperinsulinism/insulin-resistance, hyperglycemia,  gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy) and corticosteroid-induced diabetes

One of the basic things every student is taught here at Creative Health Institute is that our bodies require a balanced array of  trace minerals to keep our systems functioning at the highest level possible.

One of the trace minerals we feel plays a very important part in sustaining and controlling our blood sugar leavels is chromium, and when taken as a supplement in the form of chromium picolinate, it seems to have a very positive affect on controling blood sugar spikes.  If you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, or any other blood sugar disorders, you may want to give close consideration as to how possible increases of this trace mineralin your diet may prove  beneficial in helping you manage your health challenges.

Chromium is an essential trace element involved with glucose and lipid metabolism, circulating insulin levels, and the peripheral activity of insulin. In vitro and in vivo studies suggest that chromium potentiates the activity of insulin . This is thought to occur via enhanced intracellular tyrosine kinase activity that results from an interaction between chromium, low molecular weight chromium-binding substance, and activated cell surface insulin receptors .

Supplementation with chromium picolinate play an important part in the treatment of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Studies have shown that many  type 2 diabetic do not have enough chromium in their system.  The reasons for this deficiencymay be caused by inadequate intake of chromium in the diet, the inability to absorpt chromium and increased losses of the mineral due to other body system stresses. 
For these reasons, many people with diabetes are using chromium picolinate supplementation to control blood sugar spike and physicians are beginning to recognize  the significant clinicalbenefits it offers in addressing the diabetes and helping diabetics maintain optimal insulin levels. Documented studies show the optimum level of chromium picolinate supplimentation for those with Diabetes is in the order of 1000 mcg per day.

Chromium (Cr) picolinate (CrPic) is a widely used nutritionalsupplement for optimal insulin function. A relationship among Cr status, diabetes, and associated pathologies has been established. Virtually all trials using CrPicsupplementation for subjects with diabetes have demonstrated beneficial effects. Thirteen of 15 clinical studies (including 11 randomized, controlled studies) involving a total of 1,690 subjects (1,505 in CrPic group) reported significant improvement in at least one outcome of glycemic control. All 15 studies showed salutary effects in at least one parameter of diabetes management, including dyslipidemia. Positive outcomes from CrPic supplementation included reduced blood glucose, insulin, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels and reduced requirements for hypoglycemic medication. The greater bioavailability of CrPic compared with other forms of Cr (e.g., niacin-bound Cr or CrCl(3)) may explain its comparatively superior efficacy in glycemic and lipidemic control. The pooled data from studies using CrPic supplementation for type 2 diabetes mellitussubjects show substantial reductions in hyperglycemia and hyperinsulinemia, which equate to a reduced risk for disease complications. Collectively, the data support the safety and therapeutic value of CrPic for the management of cholesterolemia and hyperglycemia in subjects with diabetes.

PMID: 17109600 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Anderson RA, et al. Elevated intakes of supplemental chromium improve glucose and insulin variable in individuals with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes 1997;46:1786-91.A prospective, double-blind, randomized evaluation of chromium supplementation in type 2 diabetic patients ages 35-65 years. A total of 180 patients were randomized to 4 months of placebo, 100 mcg chromium twice daily, or 500 mcg chromium twice daily. Primary outcomes measured were change in fasting glucose, hemoglobin A1c, fasting insulin, and 2 hour post prandial glucose levels. The authors report that patients receiving 500 mcg chromium twice daily had statistically significant lower fasting glucose and 2 hour post prandial glucose levels at 2 and 4 months. Both treatment groups had significantly lower fasting and 2 hours post prandialinsulin levels at 2 and 4 months, and hemoglobin A1c levels at four months decreased by 1-2 grams per deciliter in each treatment group. The authors did not publish actual baseline values and the statistical methods used are questionable. No adverse events were reported. The long-term effect and withdrawal of chromium supplementation is not addressed.

Wang ZQ, et al. Phenotype of subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus may determine clinical response to chromium supplementation. Metabolism. Dec 2007;56(12):1652-165.
Because the effects of chromium supplementation in patients with type 2 diabetes have been inconsistent, the aim of this study was to determine if metabolic or clinical characteristics influenced the patient’s response to chromium. In this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, baseline measures, including insulin sensitivity, were taken after which 73 patients received either chromium picolinate (1000 ìg/day) or placebo. After 6 months, study parameters were again measured and any relationship between the baseline characteristics and changes in insulin sensitivity were determined. Baseline insulin resistance was the only characteristic associated with response to chromium. However, because baseline insulin resistance accounted for approximately 40% of the variance in response to chromium, further studies are required to identify other factors that may influence response to chromium.

We encourage you to check with your physician before beginning chromium supplementation and provide your health care provider with information on your diet, supplements, and any other way you are addressing your blood sugar situation.

Dr. Ann Wigmore, who taught here at CHI for eight summers, felt that we must always look at two things when we are faced with a life challenge. First is there a deficiency in our diet and second are we taking in toxin and not being able to eliminate them fast enough.  Our bodies are amazing machines caring for them is not a part time job.



Raw Chocolate News… Cornell University Scientists Discovered Raw Cacao/Chocolate Powder Has Nearly Twice The Antioxidants Of Red Wine, And Up To Three Times The Antioxidants In Green Tea

Researchers, led by Chang Y. Lee, chairman of the Department of Food Science and Technology at Cornell  state “the reason that raw cacao/cocoa leads the other drinks is its high content of antioxidant compounds called phenolic phytochemicals, or flavonoids”.

Scientists have known for years that raw chocolate/cacao contains massive amounts of antioxidants, in fact there is no common food with a higher antioxidant rating. In fact recent research shows that the antioxidants found in raw cacao have unmatched stability and are easy to assimilate. Of all known foods, raw cacao is also the ONLY food which does NOT lose its Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity (ORAC) over significant periods of time, making raw cacao/chocolate both the most POTENT and  STABLE source of antioxidants found in any natural food.

According to research cited in The New York Times,” fresh raw cocoa beans are super-rich in the type of flavonoid called flavanols which are very strong antioxidants. Cocoa/cacao beans contain 10,000 milligrams (10 grams) of flavanol antioxidants per 100 grams – or an amazing 10% antioxidant concentration level”!

Some of the most active substances in raw cacao/chocolate are:

  • Anandamide (a neurotransmitter known as “the bliss chemical”)
  • Arginine (nature’s aphrodisiac)
  • Dopamine (a neurotransmitter which bring about clarity)
  • Epicatechins (antioxidants)
  • Flavanols ( catechin,epicatechin, epigallocatechinMagnesium (for healthy heart function)
  • Histamine
  • Phenylethylamine (PEA) (controls the ability to focus attention and stay alert)
  • Polyphenols (antioxidants)
  • Salsolinol
  • Serotonin (anti-stress neurotransmitter)
  • Tryptophan (anti-depressant amino acid)

Tomorrow we will go over the vitamins and minerals found in the super food of super foods. Make everyday more than awesome, make it rawsome!

Blessings, Bobby

Raw Cacao Tops The Table of ORAC Values for Common Foods

Here is a comparison of the Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity (ORAC) score per 100 grams for some common foods known to have a high antioxidant level, listed in descending order.

  • Unprocessed Raw Cacao – ORAC 28,000
  • Acai Berries – ORAC 18,500
  • Dark Chocolate – ORAC 13,120
  • Milk Chocolate – ORAC 6,740
  • Prunes – 5,770
  • Wolfberry Juice – 3,472
  • Pomegranates – 3,307
  • Raisins – 2,830
  • Blueberries – 2,400
  • Blackberries – 2,036
  • Garlic – 1,939
  • Kale – 1,770
  • Cranberries – 1,750
  • Strawberries – 1,540
  • Tahitian Noni Juice – 1,506
  • Raw Spinach – 1,260
  • Raspberries – 1,220
  • Brussels Sprouts – 980
  • Plums – 949
  • Alfalfa Sprouts – 930
  • Steamed Spinach – 909
  • Broccoli – 890
  • Beets – 840
  • Avocado – 782
  • Oranges – 750
  • Red Grapes – 739
  • Red Bell Pepper – 710
  • Cherries – 670
  • Pink Grapefruit – 495
  • Kidney Beans – 460
  • Onion – 450
  • Corn – 400
  • Cauliflower – 385
  • Frozen Peas – 375
  • Potato – 300
  • Cabbage – 295
  • Banana – 210
  • Carrot – 200
  • Apple – 207
  • Tomato – 195
  • Peach – 170
  • Lima Beans – 136
  • Pear – 110

More M.D’s Begin Supporting Natural Diabetes Reversal!

 A raw foods diet eliminates processed sugars and starches, and substitutes these for organic, whole plant foods that have not been cooked. Dr. Gabriel Cousens, a leading natural healer, embraces the philosophy of including natural diabetes treatments. His approach  through green juice fasting and a 100 percent organic, nutrient-dense, plant source-only, low-glycemic, low-insulin-scoring, and high-mineral diet of living foods during the first twenty-one days of healing.  (citation: Cousens, Gabriel, and David Rainoshek. There Is a Cure for Diabetes: the Tree of Life 21-day Program. Berkeley, Calif.: North Atlantic, 2008. Print.)
According to Dr. Cousens research, it has been shown that this program renders insulin and related medicines unnecessary for most Type II patients within four days as the blood sugar drops to normal levels; and the diabetic shifts into a non-diabetic physiology within two weeks.(citation: Cousens, Gabriel, and David Rainoshek. There Is a Cure for Diabetes: the Tree of Life 21-day Program. Berkeley, Calif.: North Atlantic, 2008. Print.)
Gabriel Cousens, M.D. received his M.D. from Columbia Medical School and has more than 35 years experience in treating diabetes naturally. 57% of the varieties of Type 2 diabetics come off all medications and have a blood sugar of less than 100 within 21 days. (citation: Cousens, Gabriel, and David Rainoshek. There Is a Cure for Diabetes: the Tree of Life 21-day Program. Berkeley, Calif.: North Atlantic, 2008. Print.) All of Dr. Cousens’ program participants heal themselves naturally through a plant-source-only, live foods diet.
 We are so thankful for to Dr. Cousens and David Rainoshek for their research and pointing the way for diabetics to cure their own diabetes.
If you have a loved one who is suffering from diabetes tell them to read “There Is A Cure For Diabetes” and if they have any questions about Creative Health Institutes, diabetes turnaround program, have them contact us at 866.426.1213
Wishing you the greatest health and life,
Robert Morgan – Bobby
Health Education Director



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