~ July 2007 - Testosterone's Overlooked Role in the Treatment of Diabetes in Men

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  • Testosterone's Overlooked Role in the Treatment of Diabetes in Men

    By Edward M. Lichten, MD

    For most of my 60 years, I've dreamed of finding a medical treatment or cure that could improve humankind. It has been my mission and lifetime quest.

    Fifteen years ago, I rediscovered the reparative properties of bioidentical testosterone. It not only reversed my slide into old age, but also reversed my male patients' diabetes. A hospital-supervised study soon followed, showing that testosterone replacement for men with diabetes was more important than oral diabetic medications, and for some, more important than insulin.

    What I could not imagine then was that almost every diabetes specialist, my affiliated national hospital chain, and the state-supervised health insurance carrier would brand me an "enemy of the state" and move to destroy my medical practice and credibility. The American Medical Association provided no support.

    This is the story of the inexpensive hormone that can displace up to $20 billion in direct pharmaceutical sales yearly—-if only the truth becomes known.

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  • Reversing Atherosclerosis Naturally

    By Dale Kiefer

    Scientists have discovered a natural ingredient derived from a species of melon that has been shown to reverse signs of atherosclerosis in aging blood vessel walls. This nutritional supplement is able to boost levels of the body’s most powerful antioxidant defense enzyme, superoxide dismutase (SOD).

    A comparison of two recently-published clinical trials shows that this natural supplement not only reversed signs of atherosclerosis in human blood vessel walls, but that it did so better than a leading multibillion dollar prescription statin drug.

    Just eight months ago, Life Extension members were enlightened to the ability of pomegranate to reverse signs of atherosclerosis. This specialized melon extract, together with pomegranate, offers aging humans a powerful new weapon in the battle to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke by restoring healthy function to aging arteries.

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  • Controlling Blood Sugar to Regulate Body Weight

    By Debra Fulghum Bruce, PhD

    Those who struggle with obesity often suffer from dangerously elevated glucose (blood sugar) levels.

    Beta-glucans (derived from oats and barley) slow the absorption of carbohydrates—enabling one to control blood sugar levels and induce the satiety needed to achieve healthy weight management.

    Side benefits of controlling blood glucose include lowering harmful blood fats and C-reactive protein. When blood sugar levels are stabilized, metabolic syndrome and diabetes can be averted.

    In this article, we explore how beta-glucans can protect against degenerative disease while offering a decisive advantage for those looking to take control of their blood sugar and their waistline.

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  • Significant and Safe Pain Relief with Korean Angelica

    By Christie C. Yerby, ND

    Whether chronic or acute, pain is debilitating and severely limits one's ability to live life freely.

    Safe pain management is one of the great challenges faced by today's physicians. Unfortunately, drugs that relieve pain come with a range of serious side effects such as kidney, liver, and stomach damage. For the person in pain, relief is not without its risks.

    Fortunately, scientists have discovered a botanical extract that offers powerful relief of pain. Derived from Korean Angelica, this herbal extract works to relieve the discomfort associated with conditions such as arthritis and injury—without the side effects of common analgesics. Additionally, this extract shows efficacy in inhibiting a critical cancer cell growth factor, and may even help protect the nervous system against age-related cognitive decline.

    Both patients and doctors are in a constant search for a new, safe form of pain management. With Vioxx off the market, and the new drug Arcoxia recently sidelined by an FDA "non-approvable letter", a huge void remains for those seeking relief from chronic and acute pain. The search led scientists to Korean Angelica, an herbal extract that acts safely on the central nervous system to fight pain—without the side effects associated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen. Korean Angelica goes to work easing aches and pains, which can enable many people to resume living life to the fullest.

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  • Featured Product: Endothelial Defense

    Scientists have developed a breakthrough in the ability to maintain healthy endothelial function in aging arteries. An orally active superoxide dismutase (SOD) derived from melons (called GliSODin) has been clinically proven to support healthy arterial function and structure while boosting levels of the body’s most powerful natural antioxidant enzymes. This patented SOD has a protective outer coating that prevents it from breaking down in the stomach’s acidic environment. This enables the SOD to be absorbed intact into the bloodstream.1,2

    In a groundbreaking study, GliSODin was shown to help support and improve vascular blood flow in middle-aged adults who had multiple risk factors for future cardiovascular problems.3

    Most Life Extension members may already be obtaining a considerable amount of endothelial protection by taking SODzyme with GliSODin and Wolfberry and/or taking a standardized pomegranate supplement each day. The findings about high-dose (500 mg/day) GliSODin® are so impressive that Life Extension was compelled to formulate a supplement that provides the best documented nutrients available to maintain healthy blood flow throughout the body.

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