Over the course of the past 100 years dating back to the early 1900’s Western Medicine has used the term “Miracle Drug” to explain a whole bunch of drugs that miraculously treat or cure certain illnesses. Nowadays the drugs which are pushed on our civilization by the drug companies do more harm than good with their negative side effects.
Today in this article I want to talk about a Miracle Antioxidant called Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA), sometimes also called just Lipoic Acid, and why and how it will cure almost everything. But first I want to explain to you how to hear, not see, why the majority of the population in the United States are some of the sickest people on the planet.
PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – THE MASTER OF DISASTER
Have you ever just listened to a drug commercial on the TV? Next time one comes on close your eyes or turn away from the TV and just listen to the commercial. If you watch the commercial the results will not be as effective because the sense of sight is more powerful than the sense of hearing. This is the reason why TV advertisement works better than radio advertisement.
All you have to do is just listen to all of the side effects of the drugs that the drug companies want you to take. I used to do this when the commercials would come on to the TV but now I just totally ignore them because the information they are providing is totally useless, especially since I know firsthand of many better and safer alternatives.
THE SIDE EFFECTS ARE WORSE THAN THE PROBLEM
More often than not the side effects are worse than the condition the drugs are meant to treat. Because this blog post is about the miraculous antioxidant of ALA I will focus on the prescription drug Lyrica which is used to treat Diabetic Neuropathy or diabetic nerve damage.
If I had diabetes, Alpha Lipoic Acid for neuropathy would be my first choice as a solution. It is scientifically proven to be highly effective at a way lower cost and WITHOUT any negative side effects. But first the side effects of Lyrica.
Lyrica can cause: drowsiness, dizziness, dry mouth, high fever, swollen arms and legs, swollen hands and feet, weight gain, unsteadiness, confusion, change in the amount of urine, unusual bleeding and bruising, blurred vision, muscle pain, tenderness and weakness.
Wow! I don’t know about you, but I certainly would not want to take Lyrica for diabetic neuropathy when ALA can fix the problem without giving me any of those side effects. If you have diabetes and your doctor prescribed Lyrica, would you take it knowing these common side effects? Yes, I said common side effects. I didn’t even list the serious side effects and allergic reactions like swelling of the tongue and throat, trouble breathing, suicidal thoughts and attempts, just to name a few.
THE WAR ON DRUGS
We spend so much money in the United States on the “War on Drugs” but don’t do anything about the legal pharmaceutical drugs that are making this nation one of the sickest developed countries on the planet. The high cost of pharmaceuticals is one of the main reasons why healthcare costs so much. How about we stop spending all of that money to combat street drugs and go after the real drug pushers, the pharmaceutical companies who constantly advertise a new drug for conditions which are all of a sudden a disorder or a disease?
Instead of spending millions if not billions of dollars we do not really have on illegal street drugs, some like marijuana which actually has medicinal value, how about we go after the third leading cause of death in the U.S., prescription drugs? Better yet, how about we educate the population on the safer and all natural ways of curing ourselves of everything from the common cold and flu to cancer? It is all possible through natural means!
Oh wait a minute, I know why! Most of conventional western medicine is money driven and doesn’t work for the total healing and wellness of the people. I can hear Hippocrates, “the father of western medicine” rolling over in his grave at a 100 mph as to what western medicine has become.
I BELIEVE IN HELPING PEOPLE
Thankfully I am not one of those people that buy into the hype that their doctors dish out like candy to trick-or-treaters. I have told many former doctors to stick their prescription pads where the sun doesn’t shine because I know of a better way.
I believe in God and I seriously doubt God wouldn’t provide any natural cures for us to discover and use. Guess what? God has provided them and I have been using them for about 27 years now with great success. Plus my current doctor backs me up 100%.
I believe in helping people with honest and effective therapies, not just based on scientific results but on personal results. I always practice what I preach. That is why I started this website, to share what I know that works for not just me but hundreds of thousands of other people too.
THE WONDER NUTRIENT
Alpha Lipoic Acid truly is a miraculous antioxidant. All antioxidants are either water soluble (work in the liquid areas of the body) or fat soluble (work in the fleshy areas of the body). The reason ALA is so wonderful is because it is both water and fat soluble and can work its healing powers in every cell of the body.
Why is this important to you? Well in addition to being a potent antioxidant in its own right, ALA increases the levels and strengths of four other vital antioxidants: vitamin C, vitamin E, CoQ10, and Glutathione. No other antioxidant has that kind of power! This is one of the main reasons, and there are too many to list in this post, why ALA is extremely beneficial for treating diabetes, liver damage, cancer and so many other diseases.
Alpha Lipoic Acid even slows down the aging process because of how it protects the DNA structure of the mitochondria in every cell of the body. Overall aging always starts in the mitochondria of every cell, more on anti-aging below.
ALPHA LIPOIC ACID WILL HELP ALL DIABETICS
My father was diabetic and had cancer before the cancer treatment killed him at the age of 86. My oldest sister has diabetes but is almost cured of it because of the knowledge that I am sharing with you here which I have also shared with her. Even I was diagnosed borderline diabetic at one time and anyone who knows me knows that I reversed that within weeks.
What did I do? I started taking 800mg of Alpha Lipoic Acid every day, 400mg a half hour to an hour before lunch and another 400mg before dinner. My doctor said that alone reversed the problem but to make sure I started taking a 20-30 minute leisurely walk around the neighborhood every other day.
I also stopped consuming anything that wasn’t made with whole grain flour or wheat and stopping anything made with high fructose corn syrup. That was really hard to do as HFCS is in practically everything. Then I started to eat mostly big salads for dinner topped with broccoli, tomatoes, cucumbers, beans, ground flaxseed, and either crumbled blue cheese or feta cheese with just a little olive oil and vinegar.
When my oldest sister found out that I was borderline diabetic she started telling me of the treatments her doctor was having her do. I quickly reminded her that I already knew my plan of attack and it wasn’t going to be anything tied to the pharmaceutical approach.
Like I said to her at that time, why would I listen to your doctor’s advice when he prescribed you insulin for your type 2 diabetes? Giving insulin to a type 2 diabetic is like pouring gasoline on a fire, it just makes the diabetes worse. Insulin should only be used with those with type 1 diabetes.
ALPHA LIPOIC ACID TO THE RESCUE
After my diabetic condition was gone for good, thankfully my sister finally stopped taking the insulin and her diabetes started to go away. She then started taking ALA and eventually even more great things were happening to her health. One by one she was getting off several of the medications she was taking.
This is just one of the many success stories I have personally experienced with either me or someone I know who has taken ALA. But there is way more that this potent antioxidant can do. It can help people with hepatitis B and C, autoimmune hepatitis, cirrhosis of the liver and even save the lives of people who are experiencing liver failure.
Alpha Lipoc Acid can also chelate heavy toxic metals out of the body, it protects DNA and stops cells that are genetically programmed to become cancerous, it increases apoptosis (cancer cell death), and gives a boost to other antioxidants that fight cancer. With an antioxidant that is both water and fat soluble, ALA can get at and into every cell in the body to either protect it or kill whatever is attacking the mitochondria.
I HAVE FOUND THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH
So how would you like to look and feel younger? Come on, I know you do, who doesn’t at some point in their lives? Look at my picture on my About Me page. Do I look 50 years old in that picture? Well I am and actually I just turned 51 in October of 2013. What is my secret? There is no secret because I have listed and promoted on this website 3 of the nutrients I take daily that all help to slow down the aging process at the cellular level.
What are they? Alpha Lipoic Acid, Resveratrol from either Red Wine or a supplement, and Ubiquinol CoQ10 which can be strengthened by ALA as stated above in this post. All three of these nutrients work at the cellular level to protect the mitochondria of every cell in the body. Since all forms of aging start in the mitochondria, any nutrient that works its antioxidant powers there, I want to take and do take on a daily basis for quite some time.
You maybe asking yourself, what exactly is the mitochondria? Well mitochondria (plural of mitochondrion) can be simply described as the power plant in the cells of our bodies. Everything about our bodies start and in some cases end at the cellular level. When the mitochondria become ill, they lose power. Just like a power outage at a power plant can disrupt a major cities proper functioning, so is true with a power outage within our own cells.
When the mitochondria is attacked by any type of free radical cells (damaged or cancerous) the DNA structure of the mitochondria can have bad effects to our health. This is part of the beginnings to disease and aging within our bodies. Because Alpha Lipoic Acid as well as CoQ10 can be manufactured in the body within small amounts, they both reside inside of cells to help the mitochondria work properly.
TAKE ACTION TO SAVE YOUR LIFE
All of this knowledge I am sharing with you I am sure you are amazed with and if you think I am making all of this up, well that’s your right to think that way. But I can say with 100% certainty that what I am sharing here does work and works for hundreds of thousands of people just in this country alone.
My doctor promotes and practices this approach to health and wellness and many world famous doctors of alternative medicine do as well. If it weren’t true do you really think these doctors would be able to keep their medical licenses from the American Medical Association and other associations from around the world?
The only way you will benefit from this knowledge is if you take positive steps to implement them into your lives. The first major step is to find a doctor that will work with you and that really isn’t as hard as it was when I first started on this journey 27 years ago.
There are several doctors who I follow online and on twitter like Dr. Julian Whitaker (he’s my favorite), Dr. Burt Berkson, Dr. Oz, and Dr. John Cannell, just to name a few. If you want to find a doctor in your area, check out my How to Find a Doctor page on this website. In the meantime, if you have diabetes or are borderline diabetic, 800mg (400mg twice a day) will definitely help you tremendously.
If you have any further questions or comments about anything I have covered here or haven’t covered here, please leave them below in the comments area and I will return with a response within 24 hours.