I don’t live in fear of disease. And I don’t want you to either.
I know I’m doing what I can to stay healthy. Hopefully by reading this, you’re picking up some good tips too.
Like paying close attention to what you put in your mouth. Whether that’s food, or something a doctor suggests.
But while I don’t fear getting diabetes, I do pay very close attention to the research.
Because diabetes is scary. And in many cases, avoidable.
Statin medications are not something we typically associate with diabetes.
They’re intended to reduce your cholesterol.
But I am not a fan, for a bunch of reasons.
Not the least of which is they deplete your body of CoQ10, a very important nutrient that fires up the energy in your muscles, among other things.
Think about that for a second. You doctor gives you a med to “protect your heart” and then that same drug siphons off the energy from your muscles.
“Hey doc… my heart is a muscle, isn’t it? A pretty important one, don’t you think??”
And now it seems statin meds actually raise your risk of developing diabetes too.
All the groups in this study saw higher rates of diabetes when they took statins.
If your doctor says you need this type of drug, ask him about this. Because the risk may not be worth it at all.
But here’s another thing I just uncovered that can increase your risk of developing diabetes…
I know. I was surprised too…
Turns out that if you use mouthwash 2 or more times a day, you’re at significantly greater risk of developing either pre-diabetes or the full-blown condition.
The researchers aren’t sure what’s going on here. Does mouthwash muck with your delicate microbes?
Unless there’s a follow-up study, we may never know. But if you’re using that much mouthwash, you should probably get to the root of your bad breath issue.
It may be a symptom of something else going on in your body.
I’ll follow up on that soon.
Editor, Patriot Health Alliance