SOURCE: Syntra-5


May 06, 2010 11:55 ET

Debunking Myths of Diabetes

Doctor Reveals How Diet and Supplements Can Prevent and Treat Diabetes

PARKER, CO--(Marketwire - May 6, 2010) -  The ranks of those who suffer from diabetes are rising, and the tragedy is that it is largely preventable.

"One in three children born today will become a diabetic in their lifetime. Over the course of the last 10 years, there has been a 1000 percent increase in these cases," says Dr. Sherrill Sellman (, who saw one of her own cousins' die from diabetes complications. "Now, I watched one of my cousins suffer dramatically from diabetes-related blindness and then amputations. He eventually died from those complications. If he could have simply managed his blood sugar through diet and lifestyle choices, he'd be here today."

Three myths that Dr. Sellman wants to debunk include:

  • It's JUST a fat person's disease -- "Being fat is not a cause of diabetes," she said. "Obesity is an indicator that someone isn't managing their diet and blood sugar correctly. You can be relatively average in terms of your weight, but still be at risk."
  • If I get diabetes, the meds will keep me healthy -- "Type 2 diabetes is typically treated with oral medications that have their own issues, including risk of congestive heart failure, heart attacks, stroke, chest pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and indigestion."
  • Diabetes can't be prevented or controlled just through diet and lifestyle -- "Research indicates that proper diet and exercise can help control symptoms of diabetes like elevated cholesterol and hypertension," she said. "Certain combinations of natural ingredients can boost those effects, such as the combination nutrients found in Syntra-5 (, which was proven to reduce blood sugar levels three times greater than traditional diabetes pharmaceuticals."

"At the rate we are going, simply being an American will place you in a high risk group for diabetes," she said. "People should do everything they can to manage their blood sugar to prevent this."

About Dr. Sherrill Sellman

Sherrill Sellman, N.D., Naturopathic Doctor (Board Certified in Integrative Medicine), is an educator, women's natural health expert, psychotherapist and journalist in the field of women's health. Dr. Sellman is the best-selling author of "Hormone Heresy: What Women MUST Know" and "What Women MUST Know to Protect Their Daughters from Breast Cancer."

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