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Diabetes and ELEOTIN
Once you know the facts, it is hard not to care about diabetes. In America alone, 17 million people have diabetes. Approximately 1 million Americans are diagnosed each year, and a third of all the people with diabetes are unaware they have it. In the U.S., diabetes is the 5 th leading cause of death by disease and constitutes 20% of all deaths.
WHO (World Health Organization) has declared that there is an epidemic of diabetes. Worldwide, there are 200 million diabetes patients, not including those who still do not know that they have it. In the next decade, the projected number of known diabetics is expected to reach over 250 million.
Because of the small amount of attention that has been paid to the disease despite these alarming numbers, the rise in diabetes has often been called the "Silent Epidemic". A possible cause for this epidemic has been attributed to changes in modern lifestyle:The type of food consumed contains higher numbers of calories and purified sugars; The typical meal size has increased; People are not exercising adequately; Higher stress levels, and; An increase in the elderly population.
What Exactly Is Diabetes?
There are several definitions of diabetes, but the most commonly agreed upon definition is that diabetes is a condition when a person's ability to metabolize carbohydrates (sugar) is impaired. Basically, blood sugar does not get burned inside the muscles and tissues, but rather stays in the blood. This results in high blood sugar levels. A person with a sugar level of above 150 ml/dl in the blood in the morning is diagnosed as 'diabetic'.
Insulin allows the body to convert sugar in the blood into energy. It is secreted by ß (beta) cells in the pancreas. So, in a diabetic, either no insulin or inadequate levels of insulin are being produced. Furthermore, even if insulin is produced in a diabetic, it is highly unlikely that it will be properly utilized.
What Types Of Diabetes Are There?
There are commonly two types of diabetes.
Type I diabetes is when the body cannot produce insulin. Type I diabetics must have daily insulin shots. A more rigorous definition can be that Type I diabetes is caused by an auto-immune process: the body regards the ß beta cell as foreign objects and produces an antibody to kill its own ß beta cells.
For Type II diabetics, the body produces insufficient amounts of insulin. Or, if the body produces enough insulin, the body is either unable to respond to the insulin or the insulin is used inefficiently (this is called insulin resistance). Type II diabetes, or also known as Adult Onset Diabetes, is more common than Type I.
How Can Having High Blood Glucose Affect Me?
Diabetes is much more than just a relative lack of insulin. In one sense, it is a disease that affects the blood vessels, or capillaries. A high concentration of sugar in the blood from relative lack or sensitivity of insulin is still not completely understood. However, it has detrimental effects on the blood vessels and they gradually cease to function properly. Since every organ or tissue in the body depends upon capillary flow to transmit oxygen and glucose and remove waste products, this eventually leads to end-organ damage supplied by those capillaries.
As every cell is dependant to a large degree on glucose for its fuel, any impairment in its supply or being able to properly metabolize that glucose will lead to impairment in the function of those cells and organs. Consequently, the tissues that have the highest demand for proper blood flow and utilization are most susceptible to the damage of impaired flow or metabolism, e.g., the kidneys, heart, nerves, retina. A lack of blood flow and oxygen to the tissues can also result in many infections, and often the only treatment left is amputation. A high concentration of sugar can also cause increased fatigue and weight gain. It does not kill instantly, but causes long-term, permanent damage over many years with lethal complications. That is why we often take a lax attitude: slow and gradual-but certain and fatal.
What Related Complications Can Result From Diabetes?
Diabetes is not only the leading cause of kidney failure, but it is also the leading cause of blindness, particularly among Americans between the ages of 25 and 70. It also increases the chance of having and dying from cardiovascular disease and stroke. The probability of dying from stroke and cardiovascular disease is increased by 400% in people with diabetes, and 2 out of 3 people with diabetes die from heart disease and stroke.
Diabetes also damages the nervous system. Approximately 60%-70% of diabetics have some form of nervous system damage. This is especially a concern for diabetic males because they usually have trouble functioning sexually. Erections involve blood flow and nerves. Because diabetes causes nerve damage and affects blood flow, many males struggle with sexual dysfunction. The first question doctors ask when a patient complains of erectile dysfunction is, "Do you have diabetes?" According to statistics, more than half of sexual dysfunctions among males come from diabetes.
In addition, diabetes is a major risk factor for heart attacks and amputations. Sixty percent of amputations in the U.S. occur among people with diabetes. This means that each year, 82,000 amputations are performed on people with diabetes.
What Is The Relationship Between Diabetes And Obesity?
Diabetes basically involves an inherent metabolism problem. Because of the inability to absorb and process blood sugar in the muscles, the muscles are constantly experiencing malnutrition. Insulin that has been produced may not be efficiently used. Coupled with lack of exercise, excess glucose eventually becomes fat. We also know that this abnormal blood sugar metabolism affects appetite. All of these lead to weight problems.
Between 70%-80% of people with obesity have diabetes. Likewise, 70%-80% of diabetics have difficulty controlling their weight.
I Don't Have Diabetes, Why Should I Be Concerned?
Diabetes is the "silent killer". Often people who have diabetes do not know it because they cannot feel it. People must take a direct measurement of their blood glucose levels to know if they have diabetes. Even more alarming, when a person is diagnosed with diabetes, the actual development of the disease actually started on the average of seven years prior. Once the active symptoms and complications are observed, diabetes has already entered the later stages. Early detection is good, but prevention is even better. A yearly blood test is essential, even if you feel healthy.
What Is Pre-Diabetes?
Pre-diabetes is when a person has a higher than normal blood glucose levels (hyperglycemic) but the level is not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetic or they are unable to secrete enough extra insulin in response to a glucose challenge. This is a cause for concern, especially when 16 million people in the U.S have "Pre-diabetes". At this point, long term damage to the body is already occurring and often leads to Type II diabetes. If the blood glucose is controlled at an early stage, the development into Type II diabetes can be prevented.
Often, diabetes is referred to as the "Silent Killer" due to the unobvious symptoms of diabetes. People who have diabetes or are pre-diabetic initially do not feel pain or feel any symptoms. It is only when the diabetes has reached a serious stage when all the complications, pain and symptoms surface.
As previously mentioned, according to statistics, once a person is diagnosed as diabetic, it is likely that the onset of the diabetes actually started seven years ago. On average, every 10 years afterward, there is a rise in blood sugar of 100 milligrams per deciliter. Diabetes is a progressive disease.
How Does Diabetes Affect Different Age Groups?
Approximately half of all diabetes cases occur in people older than 55 years of age and 40% of individuals over the age of 60 have impaired glucose tolerance. This means that the elderly are at high risk because the prevalence of diabetes increases with age, especially the risk of Type II diabetes. One in four individuals over the age of 60 has Type II diabetes. A main contributing factor to developing Type II diabetes is declining physical and metabolic activity, which comes with age. Also, reduced mitochondrial activity in muscle cells, which progresses with age, is a serious concern for seniors because it is a major cause for insulin resistance.
There is also an increasing trend of diabetes in younger age groups. From 1990 to 1998, the incidence of diabetes in 30-39 year olds jumped by 76%. This increasing trend also includes children. Today, 30% of pediatric patients in the U.S are Type II diabetic. Because diabetes is not regularly screened in children, many children go undiagnosed. This is especially dangerous because diabetes is a progressive disease. Once diagnosed, there is an almost unavoidable potential for it to escalate. Therefore, it is important to control it early on, especially in children.
As mentioned previously, Type II diabetes is also known as Adult Onset Diabetes. However, with recent statistics concerning the rise of Type II diabetes in children, Adult Onset Diabetes becomes a misnomer.
The rise in diabetic children is cause for alarm because diabetes progresses over time. As a person ages, their diabetes continues to worsen. Also, the use of pharmaceutical drugs just adds to the problem. Diabetic pharmaceutical drugs seem to lose their effectiveness over time, which forces the diabetic to increase the dosage for the same results. So we can predict that when a diabetic child becomes 20 or 30 years old, he will face an advanced stage of diabetes where oral drugs will not work and insulin will be required.
The alarming increase of diabetes in children is parallel to the rise of obesity in America's children. Sedentary lifestyle, unhealthy eating habits and various other factors have contributed to this threat to children's health. In fact, it has been estimated that 30% of 6-19 year olds are overweight. Furthermore, approximately 70% of obese adolescents are likely to become obese adults.
Often people say that children can outgrow their diabetes with diet and exercise. This may be possible in a small number, but in the vast majority it is wrong. Diabetes is a progressive disease and will only worsen over time.
What Are The Dangers Of Depending On Pharmaceutical Drugs?
Here is what many people do not know, what many doctors do not emphasize and what everyone should be aware of: all pharmaceutical drugs involve major risk
Of course, these drugs are valuable for their ability to work effectively and efficiently. For example, for diabetics, pharmaceutical drugs are tremendously helpful in controlling blood glucose. However, they work over a relatively short period of time. So they are effective temporarily, but only temporarily. Over time, they lose their effectiveness. So in 10 years, diabetics are forced to increase their dosage of the same drug for the same result. In another few years, even increasing the dosage will no longer be effective.
Another danger of pharmaceutical drugs is the negative side effects that develop from using and depending on these drugs. Liver failure, kidney failure, damage to the brain and heart are just some of the related consequences of pharmaceutical drugs. For example, a significant portion of all kidney failures in diabetes are actually due to diabetic drugs-not the disease itself. Facing such dangers, it is impossible to tell which is worse: the disease or the drugs?
Natural Solutions for Diabetes
There are several all natural alternatives that combat diabetes. There are over 2000 herbs and plant based medicines that have shown to have an ability to control blood glucose. However, not all herbal products are effective. Some are not safe. Others are toxic, even fatal. For example, many commercial "anti-diabetic" herb products are marketed as "safe, all-natural" alternatives. This may be true to a certain degree, but many of these herb products lower blood glucose by inducing artificial indigestion, thereby preventing the digestion of food. Although these herbs are successful in working to lower blood glucose levels, they do so at a very high price. These are definitely not healthy.
The following are some guidelines you can use to determine whether an herbal treatment is truly all-natural, safe and effective.The effects should be proven scientifically. Testimonials alone are not enough to prove comprehensively that an herbal product is legitimate. A few anecdotal stories here and there from a friend of a friend are insufficient. You should look for statistically reliable studies that have been compared with a control group to determine the possibility of a placebo effect. It should be safe-there should be no negative side effects . If there are, then you might as well be taking the pharmaceutical drugs. There should be no development of resistance. As mentioned before, pharmaceutical drugs become useless over time and the diabetic must increase the dosage for the same effectiveness. This happens with herbal products as well, so look for one that does not.The mode of action should be identified. This means that you should be able to find out how the herbal product works. This is especially important if you are planning to take the herbal product along with traditional pharmaceutical drugs. The treatment should be accessible If the herbal product is so rare that you cannot even purchase it on a regular basis as needed, or it is so outrageously expensive-then what's the point? It may work, but it won't work for you because you can't get your hands on it! It should offer long term fundamental change. All herbal treatments, if they are correctly combined or correctly used, are supposed to bring about long term fundamental changes. It should improve the health of the whole body. Pharmaceutical drugs are a single compound that focuses on symptomatic treatment, which is valuable. However, herbal treatments are comprised of many compounds that should address the general health of the whole body.
Use these guidelines to avoid the widespread myth that all herbal treatments are safe. In fact, many herbs are fatally dangerous. It is also incorrect to believe that herbal treatments are ineffective. All natural treatments may be very effective, but not all are safe.
Please remember that with most herbal remedies, the effects and benefits are not immediately noticed. We generally expect to see the effects of taking a drug in a few hours or a day at most. However, with plant-based compounds, it may take weeks to produce a noticeable effect. The improvement may be so gradual that it may be difficult to notice the changes happening in your body-until you think of how you were a few months ago.
If you use these guidelines when looking for an herbal treatment, you will be able to select the right and the best product for you. Below is one herbal treatment recommended for diabetics: Six Flavor Tea.
What Is Six Flavor Tea?
Six Flavor tea is a traditional Chinese formula. It is also called "Liu Wei Di Huang Hwan." This tea has been used in Asia for thousands of years and is recognized by many Asian governments and organizations as an effective diabetic treatment. Six Flavor tea is recorded in many Asian pharmacopeias.
Looking for scientific evidence, however, may prove to be a bit of a goose chase. The irony is that because the formula has been used effectively and recommended by health practitioners for centuries, there has been no need to search for scientific proof. Also, because of the impossibility of patenting Six Flavor tea, no one is willing to invest in the research for this herb combination. In a sense, Six Flavor tea is so well known, so highly recommended, so effective, that its history speaks for itself. This is the case for many herbal products.
The six herbs in Six Flavor tea are very common herbs, making them very economical to purchase. You can obtain the names of these herbs on the internet at websites such as www.thetruthaboutdiabetes.info or by visiting a Chinese herb store. You can make Six Flavor tea easily at home.
What Other All-Natural Herbal Treatments Exist?
In addition to Six Flavor tea, there are many other herbal formulations. You can find out more about Six Flavor tea, or about other herbal treatments on the internet or in books. Not many years ago, it was very difficult to find information on herbal products and alternatives, but the tide has turned.
Please remember that although you may be using an herbal treatment, it is important to continue taking your prescribed medication and to consult your doctor when making any changes. Any reduction or suspension of your drugs should be consulted with your physician prior to any changes.
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How Does ELEOTIN® Compare to Other Herbal Treatments?
As mentioned previously, there are hundreds of herbal treatments that are helpful for diabetics. But do you want to know what THE best alternative for diabetes? One word: ELEOTIN® . Also known as P700, it is remarkably different from not only pharmaceutical drugs, but also from other herbal treatments.
While pharmaceutical drugs and insulin injections are for temporary control, ELEOTIN® addresses the fundamental problem of diabetes. ELEOTIN® brings about permanent change rather than temporary control. All the ingredients of ELEOTIN® are classified as food products in Asian countries, so ELEOTIN® is a food product, not a drug.
We now know that there are very definite side effects resulting from pharmaceutical drugs, but ELEOTIN® is completely safe-there are no side effects. Lastly, ELEOTIN® develops no resistance. So as time passes, people decrease their dosage rather than increase, as is the case with pharmaceutical drugs. ELEOTIN® is a fundamental solution to diabetes because it brings about molecular level changes. It is not simply symptomatic relief.
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So What Is Being Said About ELEOTIN®?
All over the world, ELEOTIN® is making headline news and being covered in the media. The Chinese Diabetic Association calls it the "ideal cure". The Korean Diabetic Association called it a "breakthrough cure." Even without any advertisement, there are about 40,000 users worldwide.
Up until about 10 years ago, there was a kind of initial general skepticism in North America. This is understandable. Many believed that anything herbal was not really scientific-but not anymore. It has changed dramatically now. Herbal treatments are now an established science. Even though most physicians receive little training or exposure to herbal remedies, there are, thousands of doctors are very open-minded to herbal treatments like ELEOTIN®.
As for pharmaceutical companies, there have been offers of distributorship from the largest pharmaceutical company in China, the largest pharmaceutical company in Korea, and the second largest pharmaceutical company in Taiwan. You have also read about how one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in Europe once offered a buy out. They put a quite sizable amount of money on the table, but it was refused by Dr. Kim. His hesitation was based on his concern that they were trying to buy out this technology and shelve it because it was in direct competition with their own pharmaceutical drugs. This method of business is called predatory acquisition.
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What Is ELEOTIN®?
ELEOTIN® is a safe health food that restores the body's own ability to control blood glucose levels. ELEOTIN® gently helps to control blood glucose levels not only temporarily, but also results in long term permanent or semi-permanent molecular level changes. ELEOTIN® helps to regenerate the insulin receptors of muscle or liver cells. It also helps to regenerate the insulin producing ß (beta) cells in the pancreas. These two molecular level changes improve insulin production and binding, and therefore assist the body to control blood glucose levels independently. These changes, in turn, assist the body to recover glucose metabolism normalcy. ELEOTIN® usage may then be diminished or eliminated as the body restores its own ability to control blood glucose levels. Also, ELEOTIN® can lead to the reduction and possible total elimination for dependency on synthetic medication and insulin injections to control glucose levels. It is an all-natural, safe, and gentle herbal product with no harmful side effects.
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Who Developed ELEOTIN®?
As shared above in the story by Dr. Sichel and in the story by Dr. Kim, ELEOTIN® was initially developed by the scientists at the Julia McFarlane Diabetes Research Center (JMDRC) at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. The JMDRC is a leader in research on the cause, cure, and prevention of Type I and Type II diabetes. After the initial development by the JMDRC, research and development continued on by Eastwood Bio-Medical Research Inc. (EMBR) and other researchers.
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Is ELEOTIN® A Food Or Drug?
ELEOTIN® is a food product that is more beneficial than existing hypoglycemic drugs.
For some people, this answer is difficult to believe. They find it difficult to believe that such a serious lethal disease can be treated more effectively with a "gentle and safe" food product when existing "super-strong" drug treatments are available. We have been conditioned to believe that synthetic pharmaceutical drugs must be better, especially if a doctor has prescribed it-since they "know best". The correct use of a gentle food or herbal combination is much better than the use of strong, intrusive chemical drugs that can otherwise harmfully target organs. This principle is especially true for serious diseases that affect many parts of the body. It is understandable for people to believe that serious problems should be dealt with a stronger method. But, let me ask you this: when you are in an elevator, do you go to a higher floor by pushing the wrong button with more strength, or by gently pushing the right button? ELEOTIN® is like pushing the right button.
What our body needs in this case is not a strong stimulus, but proper balance. Usually, drugs trigger a powerful stimulus that have a positive short term effect. But these drugs in the long run can cause drug resistance and lead to other numerous negative side effects. Proper treatment would be one that helps all the internal organs and inner mechanisms to function better. This is achieved by gently restoring balance to a body that has lost its rhythm and its own ability to heal itself. The body can heal itself of most diseases, and in many cases the only thing we have to do is trigger this self-healing ability. In order to do this, we do not need strong chemical signals.
The same principle is true for diabetes. Overall, curative actions in our body should occur simultaneously and in harmony for successful treatment of diabetes over a long period of time. The existing drug treatments for diabetes have their limits even though they have demonstrated certain short term strengths. Diabetic drugs have an effect on only one or two metabolic processes and are unlikely to help the complex metabolism associated with diabetes as a whole. Because of their concentrated focus, chemical drugs also put a serious strain on the body due to the drug's cumulative toxicity. They often contribute or cause permanent damage to these organs, which may be even worse than the damage caused by diabetes itself.
Natural products are far more advantageous for diabetes than chemical drugs. Chemical drugs provide only temporary glucose control, and in the long run, cause severe damage to a person's liver and kidneys because of their concentrated and toxic chemical actions. It is strongly recommended that people use food products or herbal combinations that are gentle and safe as their first and best line of defence. ELEOTIN® offers this. The gentle, mild signalling herbs contained in ELEOTIN® often produce much more beneficial results. ELEOTIN® is the most scientifically superior herbal combination presently on the market.
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What Is ELEOTIN® Made Of?
ELEOTIN® contains dried roots, stems, fruit and leaves, all from various plants. These herbal plants are all registered with pharmacopeias and food codes in several countries. In fact, all these ingredients are so safe that in many countries, these ingredients are classified as foods, not as drugs. In many countries, these are the herbs that appear on the dinner table, not unlike the way lettuce and tomatoes appear on our North American dinner tables. All these ingredients have been used for thousands of years in many countries. These herbs are 100% natural and there are no additional fillers, chemicals, or preservatives.
The ingredients for the various blends of ELEOTIN® are listed on each ELEOTIN® box or bottle. The most important ingredients are Platycodi Radix (Root), Schizandrae Fructus (Fruit), Capsella Bursa (Stem), Glycyrrhizae Radix (Root), Astragalus Membranaceus Bunge (Root), Lycium Chinese (Fruit), Dioscorea Japonica Thunberg (Root), and others. Depending on the countries where ELEOTIN® is sold, some different variations are introduced in response to the local regulatory requirements.
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Why Is ELEOTIN® The Best Health Food Product For My Blood Glucose Control Problem?
There are many reasons.
The components of ELEOTIN® make it an excellent health food for everyone, even for individuals who do not have high blood glucose levels. ELEOTIN® increases the body's own ability to purify or cleanse impurities through urination. This cleansing function also leads to the strengthening of a person's immune system. "Cleansing" is a normal and natural mode of treatment in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). ELEOTIN® is also an excellent source of high quality fiber and provides essential nutrients to a person's pancreas.
These reasons may already be sufficient to convince anyone that ELEOTIN® is a great health food and a "must" buy. ELEOTIN® is good for everybody whether one has diabetes or not. It is a good, safe, health promoting product. Since ELEOTIN® was designed for diabetics in mind by the world's leading diabetes experts, diabetic patients receive additional health benefits than people without diabetes (explained in detail later) because they are in most need of the support that ELEOTIN® provides.
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How Does ELEOTIN® Compare With Other Herbal Health Food Products?
The idea that it is possible to manage diabetes with components extracted from natural medicinal herbs has been widely accepted by both Asian and Western countries. There are approximately 1,500 to 2,000 natural substances that clearly have an effect on controlling blood sugar levels and diabetes. There are hundreds and hundreds of research projects currently being conducted on these natural substances. The beneficial effects of medicinal herbs are now widely accepted by even a great number of western health professionals. Up to 10 years ago or so, traditional western medicine was impervious to the idea of 'just herbs helping diabetes.' Now, it is a question of which herbs, or which herbal combinations. ELEOTIN® is the answer to those questions.
ELEOTIN® is a health food made of processed medicinal herbs that have a substantial benefit on restoring glucose normalcy. ELEOTIN® contains gentle restorative medicinal herbs. These medicinal herbs and their extracts are combined in such a way that they mutually strengthen the curative powers of each component while diminishing the potential toxicity by way of mutual cancellation. This kind of combination approach is based on B ülgi's Principle, which states that certain combinations of herbs exist whose total beneficial effects are synergistically larger than the sum of each herbal component's individual beneficial effect.
Also, this superior combination effect may also reduce adverse side effects while diminishing potential toxicity. This is achievable by way of mutual cancellation. The question, according to this principle, is how to find such a combination. The same was true for ELEOTIN®'s development process. In order to find the right combination of the approximately 1,500 natural substances with known beneficial and toxic effects, there was endless testing. The current version of ELEOTIN® is the best natural food product for diabetics presently marketed. ELEOTIN® enables the body to naturally control blood glucose levels so that in the long run, the body can return to more normal blood glucose levels. In the meantime, ELEOTIN® also provides temporary relief and a gentle treatment to sufferers. Do you know that each year more than a hundred herbal diabetes products appear on the market, and most of them disappear in 6 months? ELEOTIN® was first produced in 1997 and by 2003, it has approximately 40,000 users.
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Why Is ELEOTIN® Better Than Other Herbal Products?
Here is a list of reasons:
o The Scientific Developers
ELEOTIN® was scientifically developed and tested vigorously at the world renowned Julia McFarlane Diabetes Research Center at the University of Calgary. There are other universities and research institutes around the world that have tested and studied ELEOTIN®. The list of such universities and research institutions constantly grows. Many herbal products do not have clearly identifiable developers/inventors. Most herbal products rely on anecdotal evidence.
o Scientifically Tested
ELEOTIN® is verified as both safe and effective in animals and humans. These scientific tests made it possible for ELEOTIN® to be patented. Many herbal products have never been tested for their safety. ELEOTIN® was fortunate since it not only underwent thorough testing by the University of Calgary and JMDRC prior to its commercial release, but also many government institutions tested and approved the safety of ELEOTIN®. Also, renowned professional organizations such as the Nanjing Diabetes Association, the Korea Diabetes Association, the Korea Pharmacists Association, etc. concluded that ELEOTIN® was both effective and safe. Some even praise ELEOTIN® as an "ideal cure." Quite a strong statement, isn't it? Also, there are many medical doctors and diabetes experts who studied and wrote reports and analysis in journals and books regarding ELEOTIN®. You can read some of these reports and studies on the EBMR website at www.eastwoodcompanies.com . ELEOTIN® is an amazing solution because there are no known herbal products that have been scientifically studied and professionally praised the way ELEOTIN® has been.
Another huge advantage that ELEOTIN® has over other herbal products is that the modes of action are clearly identified and scientifically supported for ELEOTIN®. In other words, the "why" and "how" of ELEOTIN® is clear, while the claims of most other herbal products are "they believe that there can be somebody that may say that this may work somehow." Our body is too precious to be subjected to such inexplicable claims. Diabetes is too serious a disease to play with such a doubtful approach. Being an herbal product is not a license to be unscientific or irresponsible.
As far as it is known, there are no herbal diabetes products on the market that are more scientifically tested and its effects and safety are more rigorously proven than ELEOTIN®. As research and development continue to make ELEOTIN® even better, this claim can be maintained for quite a long time in the future.
o Best Herbal Combination
There are more than 1,500 herbs and herbal products that have hypoglycemic effects. As much as it is possible, there are no known herbs or herbal products other than ELEOTIN® that show a clear ability to assist in the gentle restoration of ß (beta) cells or insulin receptors. Most herbal products have "sugar lowering effects by blocking sugar from being digested. That is, they slow down the digestion process. In other words, they simply artificially induce digestion. Artificially induced indigestion can be "temporarily" relied upon for blood glucose control. But we cannot rely on it for long. "Leaky gut" problems, a lower immune systems, and so on, are just a few of potential problems when this is relied upon too long.
Other herbs stimulate secretion, often straining the already damaged pancreas. These herbs provide only temporary relief and not a long term solution. ELEOTIN®'s herbal combination provides a long term solution along with short term benefits.
As you continue to read, you will discover that there are numerous other reasons why ELEOTIN® is the best herbal treatment available. Hopefully, you are now a little closer towards seeing many other advantages of ELEOTIN® for yourself.
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How Does ELEOTIN® Differ From Asian Herbal Medicine?
People often ask us whether ELEOTIN® is Kanpoyaku-an Asian Herbal Medicine, or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). In fact, ELEOTIN® and Asian Herbal Medicines are based on a similar methodology and similar philosophy. They both try to restore the body's own capability to heal, rather than chemically overpower the symptoms. They both try to work on the root of the problems rather than the symptoms. They both selectively adopt the most appropriate signals that will promote general health and natural healing.
Most traditional Asian herbal restoratives have a profound association with diuresis. ELEOTIN® and Asian medicinal herbs are similar in this regard too. It is found that diuretic functions are strengthened both by ELEOTIN® and TCM. In addition, when ELEOTIN® is in tea form, they are similar in terms of appearance and intake methods. As well, both emphasize the importance of giving a gentle and mild stimulus to the body, instead of delivering intrusive stimuli, which often creates permanent damage. So in many respects, ELEOTIN® and TCM are very similar. It is no wonder that ELEOTIN® was accepted in Asia first.
However, ELEOTIN® is different form Kanpoyaku, or TCM, in a number of ways. ELEOTIN® has been developed through Western style scientific analyses, such as animal and clinical tests, pharmacological studies, and toxicological studies. TCM relies on traditions and personal experiences. While ELEOTIN®'s modes of action are ascertained and proven, most Asian Herbal Medicines modes of action are still yet to be found. For ELEOTIN®, scientists have identified important modes of actions, making it possible to use ELEOTIN® safely in conjunction with conventional pharmaceutical drugs. It can sometimes be dangerous to use TCM that have unknown modes of action at the same time as conventional pharmaceutical drugs.
Also, Asian Herbal Medicines usually try to promote the body's health in general, but ELEOTIN® focuses more on the process relevant to diabetes. As a result, the effects of Kanpoyaku on diabetes is often evasive, while ELEOTIN®'s gentle effects on diabetes are clear and well defined. Furthermore, the ingredients for TCM are often contaminated with herbicides and other toxic chemicals, whereas ELEOTIN® is produced with natural ingredients that are rigorously screened for safety.
It is worth knowing that in a few countries, some governments treat and classify ELEOTIN® as TCM. Some governments classify ELEOTIN® as something similar to Lui Wei Di Huang Wan, or Six Flavor Tea. With tremendous respect towards Asian Herbal Medicines, so far as diabetes and metabolic disorder are concerned, ELEOTIN® provides more clearly defined benefits.
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What Are The Different Formulas Of ELEOTIN®?
ELEOTIN® comes in many different blends and formulas. Currently, ELEOTIN® is available in ELEOTIN® Gold, ELEOTIN® Silver, ELEOTIN® M and ELEOTIN® Mb. The most popular product is ELEOTIN® Gold. Each different blend has a corresponding beneficial function, which is described in the following sections. All the formulas are available in a tradition herbal tea form, while a few formulas are available in a more convenient capsule form.
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What Is ELEOTIN® Gold (Tea Form)?
ELEOTIN® Gold is primarily recommended for advanced diabetics. Keep in mind that it can also be used safely for general health improvement because it is beneficial for everyone.
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What Are The Different Formulas In ELEOTIN® Gold And What Do They Do?
Having read about the gentle combination synergy approach of ELEOTIN®, you can see why there is more than one ELEOTIN® formula. ELEOTIN® Gold consists of three formulas: A, B, and C.
Blend A (Orange/Morning Formula) should be taken before big meals as it helps to maintain healthy blood sugar levels after a meal. Usually, diabetic patients experience a sudden peak in the blood glucose levels after meals. This is called Post-Prandial Peak. It is known to be damaging to many parts of the patient's body. Blend A works by increasing insulin production from the pancreas and delaying the breakdown of carbohydrates into glucose. Therefore, this Post-Prandial Peak virtually disappears. While other blends of ELEOTIN® are for long term purposes, this blend is for short term defense with smaller long term effects.
Blend A is also a good source of natural fiber. It also contains substances that help digestion. Remember, Blend A helps to gently control blood sugar in a healthy and natural way without any side effects. In contrast, most herbal products and most sulfonylurea drugs attempt to control blood glucose artificially.
Insulin is shown to secrete when it is most needed only when ELEOTIN® is used. Other blood glucose control products do not seem to have this self-regulating, self-timing mechanism. As a result, hypoglycemia, as we discussed earlier, occurs more often than not.
The well-timed insulin secretion happens when ELEOTIN® is used. Even though it is also called Morning Formula, many people use this blend at other times too. If they feel that they need more help to control their blood glucose, they can take this blend a few times during the day.
Blend B (Green/Afternoon Formula) should be taken on an empty stomach. Blend B improves the health of insulin receptors so that glucose is more efficiently absorbed into muscle or liver cells. This reduces blood glucose levels and allows cells to properly burn this energy. In other words, Blend B creates a beneficial effect on the muscles of patients, like that of "pumping iron." The muscles become more efficient burners of blood glucose. Blend B cleanses the blood system through diuresis. This assists many areas of the body, especially the function of kidneys.
Many kidney disease patients reported improved kidney function after 3 to 6 months of using Blend B. The testimonies of less frequent dialysis are also reported. This is only logical since the kidneys are the body's blood filtration system made of tiny capillaries. High blood glucose in the blood stream creates a burden on these tiny capillaries.
Imagine what would happen when you try to push honey though a tiny sipping straw. Once or twice is fine, but if you try this 24/7, it is only a matter of time before this sipping straw bursts. It is no wonder why so many diabetes patients have kidney problems. That is why ELEOTIN® is good for these people. So if the glucose levels in the blood system are reduced, the strain on the kidneys is decreased. Contrary to other diuretic agents, ELEOTIN® is shown to induce no "too low" blood pressures. Diuresis induced by ELEOTIN® is known to be natural and safe even for those people with difficulties in maintaining healthy blood pressure, which happens so often to those people who have diabetes.
There is also medical evidence of a few patients whose immune systems were boosted after the use of ELEOTIN®. These benefits can be mainly attributed to Blend B. That is why many people take this blend for general health purposes. A U.S. distributor of ELEOTIN® has indicated that there are a number of cancer patients who use ELEOTIN® products for an immune system boost.
As Blend B strengthens and leads to the healthy restoration of insulin receptors, these insulin receptors remain healthy for a long time. The long term beneficial effects of ELEOTIN® can last well after a person stops using ELEOTIN®.
Another aspect which deserves to be mentioned is that people usually have many unhealthy substances in their blood system (other than just too much sugar), which in turn causes many complications. Blend B cleanses the blood system of many of these unhealthy substances such as fats and dead cells. As this cleansing process happens, people feel much stronger and full of energy. This blend is mainly attributable for remarkable improvements of those diabetic gangrene cases.
Blend C (Violet/Night Formula) should be taken before bedtime. Blend C provides essential nutrients that strengthen the pancreas. Also, this blend provides other nutrients that are often lacking due to the nutritional imbalances experienced by many diabetics. The jujube, a certain Tibetan species, used in this blend is known to contain a rich sugar. But this sugar bypasses the normal digestion/blood glucose raising process. Therefore, this sugar is known to provide needed energy and nutrients to the cells without raising the blood glucose levels. Even though this is a new finding in western medicine, this has been known in TCM for many thousands of years.
Blend C results in a long term benefit from these rich nutrients. The lack of these essential nutrients has been known to permanently damage various part of a person's body. Also, these nutrients help the individual to sleep better by providing analgesic (pain killing) help to those aching and tingling nerve senses all over the body. This is especially important to individuals who have serious neuropathy (nerve damage).
Now you can see why it is recommended that an individual take the different blend at different times. Blend A should be taken to provide the most help when blood sugar control is essential. So take Blend A before big meals. Blend B should be taken to facilitate the cleansing process, so take Blend B on an empty stomach. Blend C should be taken so that the fundamental cellular-level nourishment and improvement take place without being interrupted. A good time is before going to bed so that Blend C can stay in the body as long as possible.
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What Would Happen If You Mixed All Three Blends, Or Simply, If You Are Mixed Up?
There are definitely no safety concerns with mixing all three blends together in one drink or taken at the same time. The mixed blend will still have beneficial effects, but it will work at a slightly slower speed. If you find that taking all three blends at different times causes too much inconvenience, feel free to mix the three herbal blends. Please take this new blend the same number of times per day. Taking a mixed blend when you are pressed for time is better than skipping or temporarily stopping your ELEOTIN® consumption due to its inconvenience. But, with the capsule form, they are clearly marked with different colours, leaving the chance of being mixed up very small. Also, taking a capsule is far more convenient than making and then drinking an herbal tea.
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What Is ELEOTIN® Gold Capsule?
ELEOTIN® Gold Capsule was developed as a simple alternative and more convenient form of the ELEOTIN® Gold Tea form. It is the equivalent to the tea form. This product is not available in all countries due to the differences in regulations. One unit of the capsule form comes in three different bottles: Morning, Afternoon, and Night. One unit is intended to last for one month, with one capsule from each bottle every day, or 3 capsules a day. This capsule form lasts for 30 days, whereas the tea form can last for about 60 days.
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What Is ELEOTIN® Silver?
ELEOTIN® Silver is an herbal blend recommended for mild diabetics and for general health improvement. Currently it is only available in the traditional tea form.
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What is ELEOTIN® M?
ELEOTIN® M is traditionally for general health improvement and for those who want mild control over their glucose levels. Currently it is only available in the traditional tea form. Many people use this formula for the prevention of diabetes. Also, many people who used ELEOTIN® Gold and became normal use ELEOTIN® M as a maintenance program. Even Dr. Kim, CEO of Eastwood Bio-Medical Research Inc. takes this blend regularly, even though he does not have diabetes. He says, "I know what is inside. It is good for your health anyhow. Just take it."
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What Is ELEOTIN® Mb?
ELEOTIN® Mb is a special herbal blend developed for general health improvement and weight control. The difference between ELEOTIN® Mb and other weight control products is a lengthy discussion. You can find more detailed information on the internet or more specifically on the EBMR website at www.eastwoodcompanies.com .
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Is ELEOTIN® Safe?
Yes, the safety of ELEOTIN® has been scientifically tested and demonstrated. For example, test rats were given huge dosages (50 times the human dosage) over an extended period of 7 months. There were no adverse side effects or damage to the organs. Furthermore, all the ingredients in ELEOTIN® have been used for several thousands of years in various countries. They are all recorded in pharmacopeias in these countries as safe to use as food. Also, 40,000 customers have used ELEOTIN® with no problems.
This kind of remarkable safety record could be one of the most important distinctions between ELEOTIN® and other diabetic products. ELEOTIN® is basically a food. It is so mild and gentle that one can use large quantities over a long period of time.
From the 40,000 users, only 3 users reported minor discomfort. One user experienced constipation and the other two users experienced diarrhea. An immediate investigation revealed that this was due to the high fiber content in ELEOTIN®. Their dosages were reduced and the problems disappeared.
The safety of ELEOTIN® has been officially proven in various government agencies, such as South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, China, and other countries issued seals of safety for ELEOTIN®. Also, independent safety testing labs confirmed the safety of ELEOTIN®. There are no herbicides, pesticides, or heavy metals. This is the question you need to ask all the producers of herbal products: how do you know that the herbs you are using are free of herbicides, pesticides and toxic heavy metals? Simply claiming that "it's herbal so it's safe" is not true. At Eastwood Bio-Medical Research Inc. (EBMR), the manufacturers of ELEOTIN®, each batch undergoes rigorous testing.
One may also ask whether ELEOTIN® will interact with other drugs. In general, ELEOTIN® is a gentle and mild herbal combination that does not interact with existing treatments. ELEOTIN® users have used a wide variety of hypoglycaemic drugs and other diabetic drugs. There has never been any interaction complaint. However, although ELEOTIN® does not interact with these diabetic drugs, there is no way to absolutely exclude the possibility of a negative drug reaction.
Imagine that a new drug appears in the future. How can it be guaranteed that ELEOTIN® will not have negative interactions with this new drug that has not yet appeared? What if someone designs a special drug for the sole purpose of having a negative interaction with ELEOTIN®? The most that can be said is that so far, there are no known or reported negative interactions between our present day drugs and ELEOTIN®.
Here is a rule of thumb you can follow: if a drug appears on the market and does not come with any specific warnings against some food, then you may feel relatively safe that there are no interactions between this drug and ELEOTIN®. Remember that ELEOTIN® is basically a food. When some drugs come with warning against some food, then consult a doctor regarding this issue. This is suggested as a hypothetical issue. So far there has not been a single case of adverse interactions between ELEOTIN® and other drugs.
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Does ELEOTIN® Have Any Side Effects?
ELEOTIN® has shown no negative side effects other than mild and temporary constipation and diarrhea, which were reported by only 3 users. These situations were due to the user's sensitivity to the high fiber content in ELEOTIN®. This was easily controlled by reducing the quantity consumed or drinking the liquid only.
ELEOTIN® does provide many positive side benefits. In addition to controlling your blood glucose levels, users have reported many other positive benefits. For example, they have indicated the following: improved general health and energy, more peaceful and comfortable sleep, less frequent urination, improved sexual energy, better skin condition, improved vision…etc. Some of these benefits are discussed in more detail later.
According to an Asian medical insight, if one herb combination is beneficial to one health concern, it will also be beneficial to many other related health problems. ELEOTIN® definitely helps with glucose control. It also helps many other health concerns and complications. We know that diabetes is the source of many diseases and hundreds of other complications. If the very source is improved by a certain treatment like ELEOTIN®, it is only natural that ELEOTIN® would benefit its related concerns and bring about many positive side effects, as well as control blood glucose levels.
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What Precautions Should I Take?
If you are taking both ELEOTIN® and an oral hypoglycemic agent, please monitor your blood glucose closely. When you begin to experience the beneficial effects of ELEOTIN®, your blood glucose levels will naturally fall. However, the hypoglycemic drugs you are taking also make your glucose levels temporarily fall. These drugs, if taken along with ELEOTIN®, may cause too low blood sugar levels-more commonly known as hypoglycemia. Those individuals who are taking oral hypoglycemic agents should consult with their doctor to properly reduce the dosage of the drug when they begin to experience the effects of ELEOTIN®. But, do not discontinue the drugs without consulting your doctor. Premature reduction or discontinuing your drugs may lead to serious consequences.
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Can My Blood Glucose Levels Go Up?
A small number of users found that their blood glucose levels actually went up when they first started taking ELEOTIN®. The reason is simple to explain. These individuals discontinued or adjusted their current methods of glucose control before the full effects of ELEOTIN® started to appear. Remember, it is very important to continue with your current drugs and insulin treatments until the full effects of ELEOTIN® begins and when your doctor advises you to reduce your drug consumption . ELEOTIN®'s effects usually appear slowly, so please be patient.
One thing that should be mentioned is that many diabetics are anxious to experience the benefits of ELEOTIN®. So many people jump to the conclusion that "My diabetes is cured!" at the first sign of improvement. Nothing could be further from the truth. There are going to be many ups and downs. Only after a long period of careful and consistent treatment will you be safe to make such conclusions. You should check your numbers and levels such as Plasma Insulin, C-Peptide, and HbAlc to tell whether your diabetes is really being treated. A lower blood glucose level over a few days is just too unreliable to make the conclusion that you are cured.
There can also be a second reason why sugar levels rise. The increase in some people continued for a few weeks, and then subsided. Afterwards, ELEOTIN® began to work quite well. It is very likely that these people experienced the "homeopathic symptom," or detoxification effect. The homeopathic symptom occurs when individuals are not accustomed to herbal treatments, which can cause mild headaches and mild dizziness. This homeopathic symptom is a temporary problem as people quickly adjust to all herbal treatments, including ELEOTIN®. This is usually not a big concern. If this happens to you, reduce the dosage by half or even to a quarter of the recommended dosage. Go back to the recommended dosage when these discomforts disappear.
Rarely, but it is also possible that people with serious liver problems and kidney problems may experience a sudden increase of blood glucose when they take ELEOTIN®. These people experience this increased level of blood glucose when they take any herbal product, not only ELEOTIN®. It seems like that the liver of these people tend to release the glucose stored in their liver when stimulated by herbal products they take. It is recommended that these people stay away from any herbal products. But, if they still want to try ELEOTIN®, they can start with 1/8 th of the recommended dosage and gradually increase the dosage as their liver and kidney conditions improve.
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Is ELEOTIN® Safe To Use With My Present Oral Drugs Or Insulin?
Yes, in general ELEOTIN® is safe to use in conjunction with oral hypoglycemic drugs. It is always recommended that your doctor be informed and that the customer should monitor his/her blood sugar level closely. With close monitoring, the person will be able to tell when they need to reduce their oral drug consumption. Otherwise, there may be a risk of hypoglycemia (low blood glucose levels) if the patient keeps using the same amount of hypoglycemic medication after ELEOTIN®'s long term benefits become established. Imagine what would happen when a healthy person uses hypoglycemic agents. He will have hypoglycemia. For exactly the same reason, if a person keeps on using the same amount of insulin and other oral hypoglycemic agents even after the body develops its own ability to control blood levels as a result of ELEOTIN®, then for sure, he will have hypoglycemia!
ELEOTIN®'s mild and gentle effects cannot possibly endanger your current glucose management. By improving the health of your pancreas and insulin receptors, ELEOTIN® works in a natural and non-harmful way. Over time with ELEOTIN®, you will require less dependency on insulin and drugs; however, always consult your doctor first before you reduce and discontinue other treatments.
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Does ELEOTIN® Interact With Other Foods?
Since everyone reacts differently to food, it would be impossible to conclude that there are no negative interactions. What is known is that the consumption of alcohol diminishes the effectiveness of ELEOTIN® considerably. Please try to abstain or limit your daily alcohol consumption when you are taking ELEOTIN®.
In fact, this is true of any herbal treatment. Alcohol consumed in conjunction with herbs tends to reduce the effectiveness of herbal treatments. Intuitively, alcohol tends to wash out the effects of herbs. Medicinal ingredients of the herbs tend to wash out when a certain amount of alcohol enters the body.
ELEOTIN® is made from 100% all-natural ingredients and it does not interact with other foods that we usually consume daily. ELEOTIN®'s all-natural ingredients are gentle and mild and usually do not affect other foods. With over 40,000 satisfied customers, there have been no complaints on ELEOTIN® interacting with other foods.
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Are There Any Restrictions In Diet When A Person Uses ELEOTIN®?
All customers usually understand the importance of a good healthy diet in their glucose management, so all users should use their common sense and maintain a balanced and healthy diet. However, there are no restrictions on any food item when a person is taking ELEOTIN®. The only restriction is that they minimize or refrain from consuming alcohol. The reason is simple-alcohol diminishes the effectiveness of ELEOTIN®. Remember; do not abuse your body with unhealthy food or alcohol. Create the best environment for your body to heal while taking ELEOTIN®.
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Have Any Double Blind Tests Been Conducted?
A double blind test is a test where both the researcher and the test subject are unaware of who is taking the real treatment (e.g. a new medicine) or the placebo (the dummy treatment). Controlled tests have been carried out in which a group was treated with ELEOTIN® and others were treated with non-treatment. Even though doctors seem to place a large emphasis on double blind testing, it is not necessarily crucial when it comes to ELEOTIN®. Here's why:
Scientists believe that a placebo would not create a noticeable effect on a diabetic subject. The human subjects tested all had a history of severe diabetes. No placebo would be able to reduce and control their blood glucose levels in the manner that ELEOTIN® did. Insisting on using a placebo knowing that it could endanger the test subjects was a difficult thing to do.
There is a statistical reason why a test with a placebo is irrelevant so far as testing ELEOTIN® is concerned. Placebo controlled experiments are important when there is a statistical problem called "multi-colinearity between explanatory variables." Multi-colinearity happens where there are 2 or more variables that explain or are responsible for an event and those variables statistically cancel each other out. Since these variables work in the same way (they are co-linear), they statistically cancel each other out. In that case, if you run a statistical inference test, you will get an erroneous conclusion that none of those variables are important or contributing to the event, while those variables are important.
This means that statistically you must conduct placebo treatments until you discover the true contributing variables. But that is not the case with ELEOTIN®; the major variables that affect blood glucose levels are not really co-linear. For glucose control, the multi-colinearity is not prevalent among the major explanatory variables. In this case, double blind tests do not provide additional information and are quite redundant. In other words, present research results are statistically powerful enough to make concrete inferences on the safety and effectiveness of ELEOTIN®. What a double blind clinical test does is not much more. However, clinical trials with double blind tests are being considered by distributors of some countries.
You can find more information on the problems with a double blind test with respect to ELEOTIN® by searching the internet or more specifically visiting the science section of www.eastwoodcompanies.com .
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Has ELEOTIN® Been Approved By The FDA As A Drug Product?
ELEOTIN® is not a drug, so we do not have FDA approval for it as a drug.
ELEOTIN® is a food or dietary supplement product and has been cleared for sale as a food/dietary supplement in the U.S. by the FDA.
There are a few reasons why ELEOTIN® has not attempted to obtain drug status with the FDA. One reason is due to the excessive time and financial resources. Applying for drug status takes at least $800 million and about 8 years to complete on average. And this still does not guarantee that there will be success. Also, this additional cost would be added to the cost of purchasing ELEOTIN® for the customer. It would force the price of ELEOTIN® to rise.
The most important reason is that for ELEOTIN®, this is almost impossible under the current system. Here is a simplified version of why: to create a drug that would be approved by the FDA, a pharmaceutical company must first isolate 1 or 2 active ingredients . Since ELEOTIN® is made up of not just 1, but many herbs, isolating 1 active ingredient may be almost impossible.
There are an infinite number of combinations of chemical variations that happen during the brewing and digestion process. There is a strong possibility that it may never be possible to isolate the single active ingredient in ELEOTIN®. Also, even if it were possible to single out the active ingredient, there is a high possibility that these active ingredients would be considered too toxic. Scientists feel almost certain that those few ingredients when isolated and singled out would be toxic when used in large quantities. Singling out active ingredients runs directly counter to the basic approach of ELEOTIN®, which emphasizes "gentleness and mildness." Remember Bülgi's principle that we discussed earlier. This is the complete and balanced approach.
This may not be a perfect analogy, but often the absurdity of trying to isolate the single active ingredient of ELEOTIN® is compared to that of trying to figure out the single active ingredient of spaghetti. Even if it were possible to single out the active ingredient of spaghetti, it is quite sure that the active ingredients are toxic, not like the healthy tasty spaghetti your mother cooks.
In fact, this point is well known by the people of the FDA. They suggested that the packages of ELEOTIN® be marked clearly as "dietary supplement." The practical differences between dietary supplement and drug are:You can buy dietary supplements without a doctor's prescription, while you need a doctor's prescription to buy pharmaceutical drugs. Medical insurance covers drug cost, while dietary supplements are not normally covered.
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Has ELEOTIN® Been Approved By Regulatory Bodies In Other Countries?
ELEOTIN® is sold in several other countries besides the U.S. and Canada so regulatory approvals have been received for a food/dietary supplement product in those countries. For example:
o Ingredient Approval
ELEOTIN®'s ingredients or herbs have been reviewed and approved in Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan and a few other countries. All the ingredients are recorded in many countries' pharmacopeias and food codes.
o Health Food Approval
Approval related to the distribution of ELEOTIN® as a health food and the seal of safety have been acquired in Korea. In Taiwan, it was possible to obtain health food approval through which medicinal claims could be made. In still a few more countries, it was possible to obtain health food status. Usually it is more difficult for a product to be cleared as a food than to be cleared as a drug. The safety standards are higher for food, as foods are supposed to be consumed on a regular basis and are expected to be taken by many different people without a doctor monitoring. Even though a product is highly toxic, as long as its medicinal benefits outweigh its toxicity, then it can be approved as a drug. Not so for foods. Having acquired the status of a food is a better sign for safety.
o Drug Approval
There appears to be a few changes in regulatory environments in a few countries recently. Consequently, obtaining the Canadian and Chinese approval equivalent to the U.S. FDA drug approval is in the process.
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How Come My Doctor Hasn't Heard Of ELEOTIN®?
It usually takes a long time for doctors to know about a new product. Considering that ELEOTIN® was introduced in March of 1998, and that Eastwood Bio-Medical Research Inc. (EBMR) was a tiny company, ELEOTIN® is very well known for such a short period of time. Also, nothing can be further from the truth than saying "ELEOTIN® is not a well known product." According to a survey, almost 100% of Korean endocrinologists know about ELEOTIN® or have at least heard of it. About 70% of Korean diabetics know about or have at least heard of it. Diabetes associations of a couple of countries officially issued special review newsletters. You can read these newsletters and reviews at the EBMR website at www.eastwoodcompanies.com.
Of course, when compared to a drug like, say, Viagra, it is a relatively unknown product. It is known that Viagra marketers spent billions of dollars to promote Viagra. ELEOTIN® obtained its reputation with virtually no marketing or PR budgets. No money was spent to "push" or "promote" ELEOTIN® to doctors. One statistic states that the average medical doctor in the U.S. receives, in one form or another, the support of pharmaceutical companies of up to $15,000 a year. Doctors are human too. Their opinions can be influenced by their supporters and sponsors.
In my own investigation, I found that Eastwood Bio-Medical Research Inc. never did and never will give any financial support to medical doctors. Therefore, you can trust that when your doctor recommends ELEOTIN®, that it is purely due to their conviction in the benefits of ELEOTIN® for you, and not for their personal financial reasons. Of course, a doctor can be a distributor of ELEOTIN®, but in that case, it is required that he should clearly tell the patient that he is a distributor.
Doctors usually find out about ELEOTIN® through one of their patients. The patient will usually approach his doctor either before he starts with ELEOTIN® or after the effects of ELEOTIN® have started and the patient wants to discuss lowering his drug dosage.
Also, there are many doctors and researchers who volunteered their opinions and reviews of ELEOTIN® in highly respected professional journals and books. If you search on the internet, you will find many professional opinions of medical doctors and world leading researchers. You can also find these reviews at the EMBR website.
ELEOTIN® has also received its fair share of the media. It has been reported on many TV shows and newspapers. With virtually no advertisement, except for a simple news release, almost 5,000 units were sold during the first 8 months of introduction. It will take time for everybody to know about ELEOTIN®, but in time they will. The average life span of an herbal diabetes product is 6 months. They usually make huge unsubstantiated claims and disappear. Some medical doctors were under the impression that ELEOTIN® was another one of those products. But after many years of ever growing sales and ever accumulating evidence, the attitudes of doctors has changed substantially.
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Why Should I Recommend Any Herbal Product?
Most western doctors used to be quite skeptical about herbal products. But in general, this skeptical attitude of western doctors is rapidly changing. In Europe and Asia, many doctors with conventional western medical training are using these kinds of herbal remedies. There, herbal medicine is not "complimentary." It is already a part of the mainstream. In North America, more and more doctors are also exploring herbal products with an open mind.
ELEOTIN® being developed and tested at a traditional western university in North America is positive proof that western educated scientists and doctors are willing to openly explore all possible treatments as long as they are safe and effective. If doctors review our product and the scientific research conducted with an open mind, then the worst reaction they may have is, "I will wait until more evidence is available." That can be accepted. Now, there are over 40,000 users due to the studies after studies of experts highly respected in their fields who are providing the evidence that confirms the effectiveness of ELEOTIN®. There is more than enough to convince.
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What Makes ELEOTIN® More Costly Than Most Other Health Foods?
It is true that ELEOTIN® is more expensive than most herbal products if we compare monthly consumption costs. In fact, it was a lot more expensive in the past than it is now. It is also known that some doctors and other health care professionals give some incentives and further discounts when the consumers make multiple month orders. Therefore, the price of ELEOTIN® has reached quite competitive levels.
The following are some of the reasons why it used to be expensive:
o Scarce Supply
At first, the maximum quantity of ELEOTIN® that could be produced was quite limited due to the difficulty of obtaining the various herbs that met quality standards. In September 1998, the maximum monthly production volume of ELEOTIN® was about 4,000 units. This is no longer the case. ELEOTIN® can now be produced in much larger quantities, and still maintain its high standards in quality.
o Research and Development
Another reason for the "seemingly high" price of ELEOTIN® in the past is the cost of continued research and development efforts. ELEOTIN® has taken many years to develop and test, and it is ongoing. In addition, research activities are being supported at other academic institutes, such as Yale University, Cambridge University, and the University of Calgary. As of 2003, most of this research has been completed.
o Quality Control
ELEOTIN®'s raw materials are tested to ensure they are not contaminated with unsafe levels of heavy metals, herbicides and pesticides. Contamination and pollution by these toxic materials should be a constant concern for every herbal producer, which sadly, is not necessarily the case. There is a conscious concern about safety because ELEOTIN® is for long term consumption. Also, uniformity is always a huge concern. Often, expensive herbs have to be discarded-not because of any defects but because they are different from those used in previous batches.
o Cost Benefit Comparison
Lastly, but probably most important, we should compare the cost of ELEOTIN® with the benefits. In the U.S., the direct and indirect cost for diabetic care is $100 billion a year. This is about $6,500 per patient. The benefits of ELEOTIN® far outweigh what you have to pay. In fact, ELEOTIN® is a lot cheaper than what some North Americans spend on their daily specialty coffee.
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How Many Drinks Of ELEOTIN® (Tea Form) Should I Take?
The average person should take between 3 to 5 drinks of ELEOTIN® each day. Drinks should use between 1/4 th of a pouch (2 gram) to 1/2 of a pouch (4 grams). However, there are some points to consider when taking ELEOTIN®.
o Beginners and Individuals with Weak Stomachs
All people new to this product should start off slowly, which is 3 drinks of 2 grams of ELEOTIN® or even less (3 drinks = 1 drink of Blend A, 1 drink of Blend B, and 1 drink of Blend C). Also, if your stomach is easily upset, it is important that you take a smaller amount at the beginning. Over time, you will become more accustomed to ELEOTIN® and can increase the amount gradually. You may also increase the number of drinks you take daily. Also, the fiber content may cause you to have an upset stomach. You may try making the tea and removing the sediments totally by straining it, or you may try the capsule form.
o Impaired Livery or Kidney Function
For individuals with severely impaired kidney or liver function, they can start with a very small dosage, such as 1 gram or even less. They may also refrain from making an herbal tea and just take the powder directly in very small quantities. The reason behind this suggestion is not due to ELEOTIN®, but to the additional water intake from the tea. This additional water intake, when ELEOTIN® is taken in tea form, may be large a burden on their weak urination capability. However, after a long use of ELEOTIN®, these individuals saw significant improvement in kidney and liver function. Long term gradual increase of ELEOTIN® is recommended.
o Caution for Pregnant Women
It is believed that ELEOTIN® is safe for pregnant women because it does not contain any toxic substances. However this has NOT been proven by clinical tests and it is STRONGLY recommended that you consult your physician before taking ELEOTIN® while pregnant. In principle, pregnant women should not take any strong or intrusive substances whether it is natural or chemical. In South East Asia, pregnant women are advised not to eat fruits such as pineapples because of its high level of acidity. Thus, if you are pregnant, do not use ELEOTIN® prior to a discussion with your physician.
But in case a pregnant woman has to take diabetic drugs to control high blood glucose levels, then ELEOTIN® is a safer choice than pharmaceutical drugs.
The best answer to how much ELEOTIN® you should take, is that over time, you will be able to let your body decide how much you should take. People who are accustomed to the tradition of using herbs will know immediately what I am talking about. The main thought here is that people should be "in tune" with their body and be able to gauge how their body has reacted to ELEOTIN®.
If your body says that a certain portion or strength is too strong or too weak, you should consider adjusting the quantity accordingly. For example, some individuals who were accustomed to herbal remedies felt their bodies could take stronger drinks. They wanted to experience more immediate results so they increased the amount and frequency of consumption. This is still very safe but it may be difficult to drink. Again, there is no problem with this if the individual listens to his/her body. If they began to feel any discomfort, they should reduce the consumption quantity appropriately. After time, people will hopefully adjust their intake as they learn to let their body decide. It is best to start with smaller quantities and see what happens.
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How Do I Take The Capsule Form Of ELEOTIN®?
Most of the discussion above is relevant only to the tea form. Here, let's discuss the capsule form.
A unit of the capsule form comes in a 1 month supply (30 capsules). Depending on the formula and the country, it comes in a different number of bottles. ELEOTIN® Gold Capsule comes in three bottles: Morning, Afternoon, and Night. You should take one capsule from each bottle every day. This is a total of 3 capsules a day: 1 in the morning, 1 in the afternoon, and 1 at night. Just follow the directions on the bottles. Each capsule is clearly distinguishable from the other capsules because each of them has different colors.
ELEOTIN® capsule form was created simply because it is a lot more convenient to take. However, it became a lot more inconvenient for each individual to make individual dosages that would really suit individual situations. For people who need to have flexibility in dosage amount, they may still want to use the traditional tea form.
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What If I Take Too Much Or Too Little Of ELEOTIN®?
Don't worry about consuming too much or too little of ELEOTIN®. During experiments, rats were given 50 times the human dosage for 7 months. No side effects were detected and no damage was done to any organs. As mentioned in the last question, if your body can take it, ELEOTIN® is quite safe to use in large amounts. However, please be aware that more quantity does not necessarily mean better or quicker results. This will depend on your body. Don't increase the amount unnecessarily because you could be wasting the product.
When someone eats too little of ELEOTIN®, the beneficial effects of ELEOTIN® simply do no start. There should be a minimum concentration in the blood in order to experience the benefits of ELEOTIN®. What should that minimum quantity be? On average, if you make 3 to 4 servings out of each pouch and take it a total of 3 times (1 Blend A, 1 Blend B, and 1 Blend C) a day, you will be above the minimum threshold. At that time, you should eat the sediments too. Many people do experience the benefits at even smaller quantities. However, it is recommended that patients start with small quantities and increase the consumption to the recommended dosage of 3-5 drinks per day (2 Blend A, 2 Blend B, and 1 Blend C). Even if you have taken too little of ELEOTIN® to experience the effects, there is nothing harmful that has happened to you. ELEOTIN® is a safe food. You just do not obtain the desired effect. Not unlike the case where you do not get the taste of ketchup if you use too little.
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What Happens If I Stop Taking ELEOTIN® Too Soon?
If how the way ELEOTIN® works is explained from a slightly different perspective, you will see the answer to this question quite easily. Again, do not be worried, there is no damage to your health from discontinuing ELEOTIN® prematurely.
ELEOTIN® provides both temporary blood glucose control (Blend A) and long term glucose control (Blend B and C). When the usage of ELEOTIN® is stopped, the temporary blood sugar control effects will be lost immediately. However, the long term beneficial effects that have been established by ELEOTIN® will last. So the question will always be: "Have the long term beneficial effects of Blend B and C established themselves strongly enough before the person discontinues usage?" If they have, then these beneficial effects will continue to help the body maintain blood glucose normalcy. However, if an individual stops using ELEOTIN® prematurely, this means the person's blood glucose control was due to the temporary control of Blend A. Since the body has not yet restored its own ability to control blood glucose levels with the help of Blends B and C, the person will experience a rise in blood glucose levels in one or two weeks.
You may wonder why people would prematurely stop using ELEOTIN®. It is believed that a number of people stop because they are too anxious. Since ELEOTIN® is providing long term beneficial effects; they will not notice any dramatic effects immediately. People who prematurely stop tell us that the effects of ELEOTIN® start too slowly. Please be patient. For example, an uncle of Dr. Kim had to use ELEOTIN® for 6 months before experiencing any effects. The uncle complained a lot! But after the sixth month, all the beneficial effects emerged suddenly! He could stop insulin injections and any other oral hypoglycemic agents.
The second reason for prematurely stopping is due to how people begin to feel when ELEOTIN® starts to kick in. Usually this is after 1 to 2 months. People begin to feel great and they often regard this feeling as a sign that they should stop taking ELEOTIN®. This is very wrong. This is only a sign that ELEOTIN® has started to work. It is recommended that people should continue to take ELEOTIN® for at least 4 to 6 months after they begin to experience the benefits. For example, if a patient begins to experience the effects after 2 months of usage, he should continue to take ELEOTIN® for another 4 months, for 6 months in total.
When you stop taking ELEOTIN®, the long term health benefits received up to that point are not lost. For example, the regenerated ß (beta) cells or insulin receptors are not immediately lost at the termination of ELEOTIN®. You can stop safely at any time. ELEOTIN® is not like other drugs, which once stopped, they develop some resistance so that you have to take a lot more the second time around. ELEOTIN® is known to have no such development of resistance during and after usage.
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How Do I Prepare ELEOTIN®?
This section is not relevant for users of ELEOTIN® Capsule form.
The most recommended way to take ELEOTIN® is to pour 1 pouch of the powder into an herb-brewing pot. Brew the powder in water (2.5 cups or 360 ml) and stir occasionally for 1 to 2 hours on low heat. Brewing is finished when the amount of water is reduced to half. If the mixture is boiled at too high of a temperature, the taste may be bitter and the effect may be decreased. Drink 1 portion at a time and store the remainder of the tea in the refrigerator. Each pouch will make between 2 to 4 drinks. The amount consumed at one time can be gradually increased as you become more accustomed to the flavor of the tea.
You can collect and store the left over sediment in the refrigerator to make a second brew. It is a great waste to throw away the remaining sediments after just one brew. It is recommended that the sediments be taken together with the tea, or used to create a second drink. Don't throw away the sediments after 1 brew, they are still very beneficial.
Other Preparation Methods:Microwave Method - Another way to prepare ELEOTIN® is to use a microwave oven. Simply put ELEOTIN® powder in a container with 1 to 2 cups of water and heat for 10 to 20 minutes on low heat. Do not bring to a boil. Thermos Method - You can also put ELEOTIN® powder in a thermos with hot water, shake, and let it steep for 25 to 40 minutes. This is the simplest method and it produces very good results. Direct Consumption - You can even eat ELEOTIN®, too. In that case, the absorption and effectiveness can be slower. Some users have started to put the sediment directly into their food, soups especially. This seems to be a good way to counteract some of the inconvenience associated with taking ELEOTIN®.
People who grew up using herbal teas will find it easy to tell what an overcooked tea is and what an undercooked tea is. The rule of thumb is to let your own body decide. If it tastes too bitter, it is probably overcooked. If it tastes too grassy, it is probably undercooked. The best way to learn is to just taste it.
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What About The Sediments At The Bottom Of The Glass?
It is recommended that you either: eat the sediments; reuse the sediments for another drink, or sprinkle them on food. This is very important since 75% of the ingredients of ELEOTIN® are still in the sediments after the first brew. Don't waste this fantastic product.
All of the beneficial ingredients of this product are locked in ELEOTIN®'s powder. Through the various preparation methods, these active ingredients are released. The best way to release the active ingredients is to brew over low heat. But the other convenient methods are still beneficial. There is always a certain amount of active ingredients left in the powder after it is brewed, so it is better to consume the powder or reuse them for another drink. Alternatively, you can sprinkle the sediments on your favorite dish while cooking.
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Can I Put Sweeteners Or Sugar In ELEOTIN®?
The person who asks this probably knows better already. They also know that sugar and sweeteners are not healthy. So the answer is "no." To experience the full benefits of ELEOTIN®, you should consume ELEOTIN® without sweeteners or sugar.
If you do not like the taste of ELEOTIN®, you can reduce the consumption quantity until you can tolerate the tea's taste. Then you can increase the drink's strength after you have become accustomed to the taste. Most European and Asian customers have no problem with the taste of ELEOTIN®. However, if you are unaccustomed to herbal products, just start slow. Please remember that ELEOTIN® is a natural herbal tea drink made from roots and leaves. It is not supposed to taste like a soft drink. Don't worry, you'll get used to the taste.
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If I Freeze ELEOTIN®, Will It Hurt The Effectiveness?
There is no need to freeze ELEOTIN®. ELEOTIN® in its dried powder form should be stored at room temperature in a dry place. It will remain fresh and effective for about 2 years under these conditions. Please store it just like any other tea product in your house. If you wish, you can put ELEOTIN® in the fridge, but there's no need to put it in the freezer.
It is not really disastrous if you freeze ELEOTIN®. However, freezing may destroy some of ELEOTIN®'s ingredients. Instead, once ELEOTIN® is prepared, it's better to drink it immediately or store it in a closed container in your refrigerator. If you want to make a large batch of ELEOTIN® to drink, try to make enough to last about a week and then store it in the refrigerator.
Of course, the best way to consume ELEOTIN® is fresh, but if you find that brewing it each time is too inconvenient, then simply brew a large amount and store it. The quickest way is the thermos method that was discussed earlier. The more often you make ELEOTIN®, the more you will find your favourite way to prepare and consume it.
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