You’ve been watching your blood sugar creep upward for years… then one day you get the news: It’s not just creeping anymore.
You’ve got pre-diabetes, and dealing with it isn’t something you can put off anymore. If you don’t take quick action TODAY, you’re going to have real diabetes TOMORROW.
What goes up, must come down — but that’s not always true with blood sugar, as millions of Americans have learned the hard way. You can slam into a frustrating wall where absolutely nothing you do brings your blood sugar down quickly enough.
Heck, some folks do everything right…and their numbers RISE!
Well, my friend, new research shows how you can be betrayed by your own body in the battle of the blood sugar — because your thyroid could be thwarting your progress.
Your thyroid is responsible for pumping out the hormones that help give you energy… and when it’s not firing on all cylinders, you can feel slow, sluggish, and easily wiped out.
It also slows your metabolism to a crawl, so you gain weight more easily and face insulin resistance — a one-two punch that can set the stage for diabetes.
As a result, the new study finds low thyroid function overall will boost your risk of diabetes by 13 percent. But if you already have pre-diabetes, low thyroid function will cause those odds to skyrocket by 40 percent.
Low-thyroid function includes of course people with hypothyroidism. But even if your doc has tested your thyroid function and insisted that it’s perfectly normal, you’re not in the clear.
The study finds the risks kick in even if your thyroid function is at the low end of the “normal” range.
Sounds to me like it’s time to redefine the “normal” range — because Americans with crummy thyroid function are being told every day that nothing’s wrong when they’re obviously screwed up.
And if your own doc won’t help you out, it’s time to help yourself — and I’ve got two quick and inexpensive ways to do just that.
First, make sure you’re getting the nutrients your thyroid needs. You probably know it needs iodine… but what you probably don’t know is that it needs the amino acid L-tyrosine, too.
A good thyroid support formula will have both.
And second, filter your water — because two common additives in U.S. tap water can practically shut your thyroid down. Both chlorine and fluoride get into the thyroid and block iodine from coming in and doing its job.
A little filter pitcher won’t do the trick here. Filter with reverse osmosis, which will remove everything from your water.