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Pompous Pompeo says goodbye to democracy in Hong Kong....


Yes, the USA has been taken over by extremists...all republican


When worlds collide....

This mineral lowered my blood sugars from high 250 to 150 and below...PLEASE READ

Chromium was first discovered in 1797. The most stable oxidation state of chromium in biological systems is trivalent chromium (Cr3+), which forms relatively inert complexes with proteins and nucleic acids (1). The essentiality of trivalent chromium is questioned, and its presumed function in the body remains poorly understood. Another common and stable form of chromium in the environment is hexavalent chromium (Cr6+). Hexavalent chromium is derived from trivalent chromium by heating at alkaline pH and is used as a source of chromium for industrial purposes. Hexavalent chromium is highly toxic and is classified as a human carcinogen when inhaled (2). In the acidic environment of the stomach, hexavalent chromium can be readily reduced to trivalent chromium by reducing substances present in food, which limits the ingestion of hexavalent chromium (3-5).

Trivalent chromium has been proposed to be the cofactor for a biologically active molecule that could enhance the effects of insulin on target tissues. Insulin is secreted by specialized cells in the pancreas in response to increased blood glucose levels, such as after a meal. Insulin binds to insulin receptors on the surface of cells, activating the receptors and stimulating glucose uptake by cells. Through its interaction with insulin receptors, insulin provides cells with glucose for energy and helps maintain blood glucose within a narrow range of concentrations. In addition to its effects on carbohydrate (glucose) metabolism, insulin also influences the metabolism of fat and protein (6). Together, a decreased response to insulin or decreased insulin sensitivity in peripheral tissues (adipose tissue, muscle, and liver) and a progressive defect in insulin secretion may result in impaired glucose tolerance, frequently leading to overt type 2 diabetes mellitus. The body initially increases the secretion of insulin by specialized pancreatic cells to overcome the decrease in insulin sensitivity. However, the pancreas eventually fails to produce enough insulin to maintain normal blood glucose concentrations. Individuals with type 2 diabetes are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease (7).



I am a type 2 diabetic taking glipizide, metformin, and insulin...I have been taking chromium for many years but just recently increased my dosage from 200 mcg to 1000 mcg...this increase dropped my sugars daily from high 250-280 to 123-160...this happened in a 2-3 day time period and has lasted for over 3 weeks...my a1c has been averaging over 7 and as high as 8.4...I cannot wait until I get my next blood test to see my a1c under 7 to probably in the mid 6 range....I also have neuropathies in both feet and hands and have been experiencing better feeling since sugars are lower...please read article and consider adding chromium picolanate to your own diet....unfortunately you will not hear this from your doctor...

I have not stopped or reduced any of my meds nor am I recommending you do..

Mittens speaks...'enough already'


This Train....

Republican Governor of Mississippi reads 2020 graduate names...


If Trump likes hydroxychloroquine, he'll love camel urine

May 19, 2020 at 6:21 p.m. CDT
I hate to toot my own respirator, but I totally scooped the world on the story about President Trump taking hydroxychloroquine.

I deduced last month that he was taking high doses of the anti-malarial drug, because he was showing obvious side effects of the hydroxychloroquine cocktail he had been touting: Confusion. Aggression. Unusual behavior. Unsteadiness. Paranoia. Change in hair color. Difficulty speaking.

Now some are reacting with horror because he confirmed he’s actually taking the stuff (with a zinc chaser), which has been found to cause heart trouble but apparently is not effective against the coronavirus. Who knew that when Trump called hydroxychloroquine a “game changer,” the sport he had in mind was Russian roulette? House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speculated that the “morbidly obese” Trump is putting himself in danger. Fact-check: Mostly false! His obesity is garden-variety, not morbid. He has room for many more pills, supplements and tonics.

That’s a good thing, because Trump ordered about 30 million doses of hydroxychloroquine, now of dubious value. But he shouldn’t limit himself to his favorite drug. At this moment, his highest service to the country would be to commit himself to personally testing other unproven treatments for covid-19.

The president has botched the pandemic response, and he is now botching the economic recovery. But he could put his talents to use by serving as a full-time lab animal, a national guinea pig, a cavy-in-chief. He probably won’t find a cure, but Trump, by acting as a one-man FDA, would do something almost as helpful: Distract himself from doing yet more damage to the country.

First, Trump will want to take up smoking, or at least slap on a nicotine patch; French researchers think that will prevent the virus.


I love human interest stories with a heart...


Noshit mittens....

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