Monday Morning Health Minute


November 12, 2012    V6 N44 

International Diabetes Awareness Day is Wednesday, November 14th


Alzheimer's reclassified as Type 3 Diabetes - with David Sandoval

Have you ever heard of the "sugar blues"?

Well, it’s not a myth – in fact, science has proven that blood glucose levels including hyper- and hypoglycemia (meaning having too much or too little available sugar in the blood) can dramatically affect many different functions of the body...including your ability to learn and concentrate (ADD?), your ability to control your anger or moods (antidepressants?), and not to mention the obvious effect on longevity and also our ability to provide insulin to our muscles - including the most important muscle of all, our brain.

It’s fascinating when you realize that both Diabetes and Alzheimer’s are now tied to this blood glucose issue (please view my video above and let me know what you think)…and below you will see more information regarding its link to Depression, as well.

While we do not claim to have a cure or treatment for these conditions – we do have a series of lifestyle modifications and beneficial supplementations that seem to be valuable, life changing even, for those who wish to use diet and exercise as the first line of defense (as most doctors recommend).

The incorporation of super slow burning carbohydrates, green vegetables, healthy fats and multiple smaller lower-calorie meals consisting of whole grains and more fruits and vegetables are consistent with the American Diabetes Association's guidelines and Purium Health Products can help you to achieve that.
It is for that reason we would like re-introduce you to a few of our amazing supplements.

First, we have our meal replacement L.O.V.E. Super Meal which can also be considered 7 supplements in one!
L.O.V.E. Super Meal is a:
  1. Weight Loss Formula (can be used to replace 1 - 2 meals a day and/or used as a healthy snack when you halve the serving size)
  2. Protein Drink (fuel your workouts with the protein of fermented brown rice)
  3. Fiber Supplement (improves digestive function and supplies an important part of our diet that many diabetics are often lacking)
  4. Essential Fatty Acid Supplement (great sources of the healthy fats you need, so you won't crave the bad ones you don't)
  5. Super-Antioxidant Drink (the antioxidants of over 10 servings of fruits and veggies!)
  6. Immune Support Supplement (the healthier you feel, the less likely you are to be depressed and over-indulge in unhealthy foods)
  7. Energy Drink (the more vigor one has, the less likely they are to be depressed and/or to skip exercise)

Next we have our Scoop of Greens (aptly nicknamed "tasty greens for sugar blues!") which contains the immune-enhancing Activated Barley. Activated Barley is a unique, complex carbohydrate from pre-sprouted grain that is digested slowly, providing energy and endurance for hours. Scoop of Greens has been given the Diabetes Resource Center’s Seal of Approval because it is a valuable aid for anyone looking to stabilize and lower blood sugar safely. We recommend combining this product with our CONTROL Pre-Meal Capsules, which can also help stabilize blood sugar and reduce the cravings for sweet foods.

We would also like to point you towards one of our most favorite sources of healthy fat, Organic Tropic Oil. Our pure and premium source of coconut oil is a healthy alternative to other cooking oils and also helps improve nutrient absorption and supports general immune function overall when used raw. New studies are being done currently that show promise in the linking of coconut oil to improved brain function and Alzheimer's prevention.

When these Purium supplements are combined with moderate exercise, plenty of water, proper sleep and stress relief techniques - and an avoidance of overly processed, nutrient stripped junk foods - good health is highly likely to follow!

Questions about Diabetes? Please read the following document provided to Purium courtesy of the Diabetes Resource Center out of Georgia -

Would you or someone you love like a personal health consultation? Please remember that you can contact our staff Naturopath, Dr Mike Wohlfeld at or (800) 962-5433 for a FREE health/nutrition consultation.

Are you on Facebook? Please post your opinions, share your knowledge, and give us any suggestions you may have on our Facebook page: ...and please also be sure to share the Purium Facebook page with your friends and family!

Thank you - here's to your health, happiness, and success!

~ David Sandoval

Owner/Founder/Chief Science Officer



Diabetes and depression: How one affects the other

By Kathleen Blanchard RN on November 8, 2012

One of the challenges associated with diabetes is maintaining a healthy outlook on life. Variations in blood sugar levels can affect mood. According to the American Diabetes Association, people living with the disease that affects 25.8 million children and adults in the United States are at risk for depression, though the reasons aren’t entirely clear.

Some research suggests depression is a risk factor for diabetes because is causes hormonal imbalances that set off neuroinflammatory processes.

Diabetes can cause feelings of isolation. Managing diabetes can cause mounting stresses that sometimes lead to poor self-care and feelings of loss of control.

Depression can make it difficult to think; interfering with medication compliance and exercise goals necessary to keep diabetes under control.

Researchers are exploring the link between poor blood sugar control and how one affects the other.

Satish Garg, MD, Editor-in-Chief of Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics and Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Colorado Denver wrote in a May, 2012 press release, "We still do not know which comes first. This needs further investigation, especially using newer technologies such as continuous glucose monitoring."

Variations in blood sugar levels were shown in one study to directly impact mood and quality of life, leading to a vicious cycle of poor self-care related to diabetes. The result can lead to complications including kidney, heart and eye disease, in addition to increased medical costs.

Studies show major depression can interfere with fruit and vegetable intake that is an important component of a healthy diet for anyone and in particular for those living with diabetes.

Exercise that is another essential part of diabetes self-care is less likely when depression is left untreated.

Symptoms include lack of appetite, decreased energy and inability to experience pleasure. Insomnia or oversleeping can interfere with metabolism and weight management, making things worse.

What can you do?

Recognizing symptoms is the first step. Speak with your doctor if your blood sugars are poorly controlled.

Your doctor might prescribe an antidepressant, but it’s important to understand there are side effects that might include weight gain and increased blood pressure. Some antidepressants interfere with sexual function.

Medicines to treat depression take several weeks to work. It may take a second or even third drug to make you feel better.

According to the Behavioral Diabetes Institute, the first antidepressant fails to work in almost half of cases.

Another option that was recently found to help women with diabetes and depression is group therapy.

According to a finding published in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine, depression occurs in twice as many women with diabetes as men.

For the study, women were enrolled in a nurse-delivered group therapy program called SWEEP and compared to patients receiving routine care.

SWEEP is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy. The women were taught how blood sugar affects emotions including depression, anger and anxiety.

Rather than being taught to eliminate stress which is difficult, women in the study learned how to communicate more effectively, recognize feelings of stress and had to think differently to eliminate negative thoughts.

After six months of group therapy fewer women reported feeling depressed, compared to those who received usual care.

Seek help. Speak to your friends and family and ask for help to gain control of diabetes. If you need to lose weight, stop smoking or eat healthier, enlist the help of family and friends. It’s important to remember that diabetes and depression are both manageable.


American Diabetes Association

Diabetes Journals "Relationship of Depression and Diabetes Self-Care, Medication Adherence, and Preventive Care"
Elizabeth H.B. Lin, MD, MPH, et al

Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
"Diabetes and depression: Global perspectives"
Leonard E. Egede, Charles Ellis
January, 2010 "A psychoeducational intervention (SWEEP) for depressed women with diabetes"
Penckofer SM,, et al.
October, 2012

FOCUS ON - L.O.V.E. Super Meal, Scoop of Greens and Organic Tropic Oil

Purium’s L.O.V.E. Super Meal™ is composed of 12 amazing green superfoods as well as 24 other nutrient-dense ingredients - and it has been given the Diabetes Resource Center's Seal of Approval because it is a meal replacement that can be used as a weight loss aid...and/or as the fastest, healthiest, cheapest, completely organic, nutrient dense, health-supporting food out there!

All you need is L.O.V.E.
Live. Organic. Vegan. Energy.

Clean, healthy, plant-based power in every sip!

Click here to learn more about Purium's L.O.V.E. Super Meal


"Purium’s Scoop of Greens™ is a whole food concentrate that combines different specialized green food concentrates gathered from nature. The nutrients provided by 100% plant based whole food concentrates like Scoop of Greens are a necessary component in complete nutrition and that is why Scoop of Greens was awarded the U.S. Seal of Approval as a beneficial food acceptable for diabetic consumption." - Sandy Corlett, President of the Diabetes Resource Center

Click here to learn more about Purium's Scoop of Greens


Organic Tropic Oil™ is pure, extra virgin coconut oil. Our Organic Tropic Oil™ is hand poured into jars at a low temperature making a marbled texture that shows it is still in its raw state.

Click here to learn more about Purium's Organic Tropic Oil.

The Food and Drug Administration have not evaluated these statements.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  


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