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#1 dura-luxe

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 01:01 PM

Hi everyone. I've been following the threads on soluble fiber and insulin resistance and find it fascinating. It makes sense, because I have hypoglycemia and my hormones have been totally screwed up since I was 18!

Right now, I'm taking my fiber two hours before or after I take other supplements.

Does this sound right?

And I am under the impression that you should take it with your meal, but I'm nervous about it binding with the nutrients in my food.

My supplement is "Yerba Prima" brand Soluable Fiber Caps. It contains:

Psylium seed husks
Acacia gum
Oat bran
Apple fiber
Apple pectin extract

Thanks!
Routine:

Verilux ClearWave light therapy daily

Diet:
Low-sugar, low-carb. Salmon, coconut, olive oil, green smoothies, kefir, carrot juice. No alcohol. Detox and 'Sugar Balance' tea from Triple Leaf. Water!

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 01:18 PM

I am interested in the response to this question.
A few weeks ago, I went to the emergency room because I was so sick (flu). They ran a series of tests on me just to be safe (testing me for diabetes, etc). The doctor said everything came back normal... except that he noticed my triglyseride levels were higher than normal.
He said he shouldn't have even mentioned my triglyceride levels because it doesnt signify anything.

I just read that higher than normal triglyceride levels indicate insulin resistance/insensivity.

And my acne has been out of control for 12 years. I wouldnt have even learned this... if the doctor hadn't mumbled it outloud.
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Posted 25 March 2008 - 08:43 AM

Hi Dotty. Lucky for you to have a mumbling doctor!

I take a supplement called "Sugar Control" (not the Ultra Sugar Control, though which is for diabetics) because it has chromium in it. Chromium is great for regulating this stuff.

And, like I said, right now, I'm taking fiber supplements two hours before or after my other supplements, in the hopes that it will bind to my hormones and prevent them from being reabsorbed.
Routine:

Verilux ClearWave light therapy daily

Diet:
Low-sugar, low-carb. Salmon, coconut, olive oil, green smoothies, kefir, carrot juice. No alcohol. Detox and 'Sugar Balance' tea from Triple Leaf. Water!

Prescriptions;
Spironolactone 100mg/day, Yasmin, Minocycline.

Current supplements:
Rainbow Light Women's 1 Multivitamin, Nature's Plus Sugar Control, DIM, Taurine, EFAs, Probiotics

Cleansing:
Wash with Nizoral and Cetaphil, facial steaming, egg white mask, epsom salt mask.

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 09:52 AM

Just try and take the fiber with your least mineral-rich meal of the day.
Clear for 8+ months now through striving for optimal fitness levels, stress levels, sleep, nutrient density in my body, and an overall holistic lifestyle approach.

Diet (I stick to this as much as I can): eggs; meat; poultry; wild-caught seafood; vegetables; fat sources from coconut oil, olive oil, and butter; fruit as I crave it; tea; and purified water. I buy organic and/or pastured foods as I reasonably can, but I think that it's the type of foods you eat, and not the quality of food (within reason, of course) that most determines how healthy you will be.

I highly recommend green smoothies as nutrition powerhouses. They are good on so many levels.

Now experimenting with a higher proportion of legumes, nuts, and seeds in my diet.

I eat absolutely no gluten. I limit intake of all grains, but up to two servings of non-glutenous grain a day is fine. I avoid all added sugar--high fructose corn syrup, sugar, honey, etc. I stay away from soybean oil, canola oil, sunflower oil, and other oils not named olive or coconut. I base my diet off of whole, unprocessed foods, and I prepare them in healthful, delicious ways.

Daily exercise. Sunlight whenever possible.

Supplements: Currently? None. Supplements that have helped in the past (and I can personally recommend) are fish oil, zinc, apple cider vinegar, Vitamin D.

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 10:07 AM

Hi there,

where do you buy your sugar control supplement and is it helping?

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 11:07 AM

I buy it at the Vitamin Shoppe, but they also carry it at most health food stores I've been to. Really, it's the chromium that's most important. Chromium definitely helps my blood sugar.

I've decided to stop taking the fiber, though. I really am too freaked out about it "blocking" my nutrients and therefore undoing the good that any supplements or food would be doing.
Routine:

Verilux ClearWave light therapy daily

Diet:
Low-sugar, low-carb. Salmon, coconut, olive oil, green smoothies, kefir, carrot juice. No alcohol. Detox and 'Sugar Balance' tea from Triple Leaf. Water!

Prescriptions;
Spironolactone 100mg/day, Yasmin, Minocycline.

Current supplements:
Rainbow Light Women's 1 Multivitamin, Nature's Plus Sugar Control, DIM, Taurine, EFAs, Probiotics

Cleansing:
Wash with Nizoral and Cetaphil, facial steaming, egg white mask, epsom salt mask.

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 01:30 AM

I had the same concern, but in all the reading I've done on it and research it doesn't really have a huge negative effect. I take mine a few hours after meals, but I also make sure to drink a lot of water (usually 3-4 liters a day or more depending) It's helped out my skin tremendously, try it and see if you're the same. I'm also changing to taking it twice a day instead of once, I think it'll agree with me more. Good luck.


QUOTE (dura-luxe @ Mar 27 2008, 10:07 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I buy it at the Vitamin Shoppe, but they also carry it at most health food stores I've been to. Really, it's the chromium that's most important. Chromium definitely helps my blood sugar.

I've decided to stop taking the fiber, though. I really am too freaked out about it "blocking" my nutrients and therefore undoing the good that any supplements or food would be doing.



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Posted 07 April 2008 - 08:58 AM

QUOTE (rakbs @ Mar 25 2008, 09:52 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just try and take the fiber with your least mineral-rich meal of the day.


This is the post of the thread. I am one of the most enthusiatic fiber endorsers so i know my stuff and I know this post is where it's at. sidenote: replace the word fiber with pgx and you will make extreme progress.
The 2nd poster to jump on the pgx bandwagon. User Blessthefall being my superior.