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Old 10-23-2017, 15:34   #51
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Thanks, Cricket! Now I have some more direction! BTW, starting to see improvement in my numbers. Hoping to make the 5% Club by December.
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I finally bought some Berberine and started taking it this week. Will keep y'all posted.

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Hi all,
Very interesting information, I'm going on Amazon to get the berberine, and milk thistle already on 2 table spoons of AVC in the evening. Little tip... I take with a little cube of hard cheese (cheddar). this make it much easier on the stomach!
I'm on a lot of metformin 2000mg (2x500mg twice a day) should I think of lowering or even stopping before testing I'm currently LCHF and thinking of progressing to Keto

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Very interesting information, I'm going on Amazon to get the berberine, and milk thistle already on 2 table spoons of AVC in the evening. Little tip... I take with a little cube of hard cheese (cheddar). this make it much easier on the stomach!
I'm on a lot of metformin 2000mg (2x500mg twice a day) should I think of lowering or even stopping before testing I'm currently LCHF and thinking of progressing to Keto
I mix my AVC with a full glass of water.

I have transitioned to strict KETO and it has made life so much easier for me.

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Hi Cricket, following your progress with interest, I would very much like to come off meds. If something works better than metformin, then it (metformin) can be dumped. I have read elsewhere, that berberine should be cycled 8 weeks on 2-4 weeks off and repeat if needed, this suggests to me that it might help repair liver/pancreas. Your thoughts? Have you read this? Are you cycling?

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For me, I do not cycle off the berberine, but I do cycle between NAC (N-acetyl Cysteine) and Milk Thistle. My last liver numbers were perfect even though prior to that (before the supplements) I had issues with my liver numbers.

After my next doctor's appointment, my plan is to start tapering off of Metformin completely. Only time will tell if I am successful with that.

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Fully understood!
The Doctors and the dietician I've seen just seems to toe the "party" line. "It's incurable, get used to it, we can control it with meds. but do not expect to get any better" When I mentioned LCHF my dietician discharged me! "you cannot do without carbs, fat is bad for you!!!"

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In my humble opinion, although a few doctors are truly starting to understand the benefits of LCHF/KETO, the medical field has a long way to go. Far too many stick to the old school nutritional advice that has led to so many problems for many diabetics.

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In my humble opinion, although a few doctors are truly starting to understand the benefits of LCHF/KETO, the medical field has a long way to go. Far too many stick to the old school nutritional advice that has led to so many problems for many diabetics.
You are not alone in that, they are certainly behind the times in research, and over keen to prescribe meds. But here in the UK Doctors get just 4 hours formal dietary training in total (so said one of my local GP's) and that in the outdated fat is bad, carbs are good, diabetes should not eat sugary foods mould.

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