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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Milagro De La Selvo Tea (vs.) Metformin

In my recent research it appears that  the only real criticism of the Milagro tea is that is causes the pancreas to increase the production of INSULIN. I have been looking at some of the FDA approved commonly used diabetes drugs and am finding out that these drugs ALSO increase insulin production with a HOST of possible evil side effects.

Partial list as follows: 

How Do the Different Pills Work?
Oral diabetes medications attack the problem in three ways.
More insulin: Some pills stimulate your pancreas to produce more insulin. The first successful “diabetes pills” were the sulfonylureas (glyburide, glipizide, glimepiride, tolazamide, chlorpropamide, and tolbutamide). These are insulin secretagogues, that is, chemicals that cause your pancreas to produce more insulin. When you take these medications, your body is still not processing insulin as effectively as it should, but there is more of it in your bloodstream to process.

There was a comment in my last post from one of the forum contributors, who indicated that the moderator also believed in Santa Claus if they honestly felt that the FDA would be all over promoting any natural product as successful as this tea appears to be. I tend to lean towards that direction. There have been horror stories for years of the FDA repressing knowledge and research in the natural product arena while promoting and approving drugs like Avandia.

EXCERPT on Avandia:

Avandia Side Effects May Have Hurt or Killed 100,000 People: Draft Study

A draft study by an FDA scientist has linked side effects of Avandia to tens of thousands of heart problems among elderly users, and suggests that more than 100,000 Americans may have suffered heart attacks, strokes or other problems from Avandia since the drug was introduced.
The draft Avandia study (pdf) was performed by drug safety reviewers from FDA and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). According to a story by Pharmalot, a drug reviewer at the FDA is pushing for the study to be published in a medical journal in the near future, while the FDA is continuing its own analysis of the safety of GlaxoSmithKline’s diabetes drug.
The researchers performed an observational study looking at data from more than 227,000 Avandia users over the age of 65 and compared those with users of the competing diabetes drug Actos, by Takeda Pharmaceuticals. They found that in that age group, Avandia increased the risk of stroke by 27%, the risk of heart failure by 25%, and the risk of death by 13%. Overall, the researchers estimated that 48,000 elderly users experienced an event attributable to Avandia side effects.

Here is a link and an excerpt from The Health Ranger's website on the dangers of FDA approved drugs and the injuries and deaths resulting from these drugs they have approved. You may want to add MIKE ADAM's website to your favorites.

Mike Adams On FDA Abuses


FDA-approved prescription drugs injure 2.2 million and kill approximately 100,000 Americans each year, according to peer-reviewed published studies, and more realistic estimates put the number of deaths at over 200,000 people annually in the United States alone (see Death By Medicine for detailed statistics). Vioxx, according to senior FDA drug safety researcher Dr. David Graham, appears responsible for the deaths of over 60,000 Americans, and further deaths due to beta blockers, antidepressant drugs, statins and other medications continue to mount by the hour.
The resulting FDA body count of American casualties makes the casualties of war look small in comparison. The Vietnam War claimed the lives of approximately 50,000 Americans (plus many more Vietnamese), and a memorial in Washington D.C. honors those who died. But FDA-approved prescription drugs have killed well over a million Americans, yet no memorial will be built, no honors bestowed, and now the FDA would deny the families of those victims their legal right to fight for any sort of compensation.

Let's go back to Metformin which I have been taking since first being diagnosed as a type 2 Diabetic. Here is a list of side effects for Metformin:

Based on these studies, the most common metformin side effects include: 
Ø      Diarrhea — occurring in up to 53.2 percent of people
Ø      Nausea or vomiting — in up to 25.5 percent
Ø      Gas — in up to 12.1 percent
Ø      Weakness — in up to 9.2 percent
Ø      Indigestion — in up to 7.1 percent
Ø      Abdominal discomfort (or stomach discomfort) — in up to 6.4 percent
Ø      Headache — in up to 5.7 percent.
Ø      Lactic Acidosis
 Other Metformin Side-Effects listed:
Anxious feeling
Behavior change similar to being drunk
Blurred vision
Cold sweats
Convulsions (seizures)
Cool pale skin
Difficulty in concentrating
Excessive hunger
Fast heartbeat
Headache (continuing)
Restless sleep
Slurred speech
Sore throat
Unusual tiredness or weakness
Abdominal or stomach discomfort
Decreased appetite
Fast shallow breathing
General feeling of discomfort
Muscle pain or cramping
Unusual sleepiness

There it is, and we have so much information about Metformin and it’s possible side-effects. You should report any side effects you have to you medical professional.

LAST but NOT least, Metformin apparently also increases production of insulin. Does that mean if the FDA approves a  prescription drug that in part works by increasing production of insulin that is OK?, however if a natural product does the same thing without side effects, that is NOT OK?

Admittedly I am just finding out about this special tea and there may possibly be more to it, however on the surface, I would personally opt for the natural product every time.

It is commonly believed at least in essence, that the Hippocratic Oath had a statement of "First Do No Harm". The following excerpt from a study on this reveals it is NOT exactly worded as such and yet the essence of what is written is in there.

LINK to Hippocratic Oath:


I will follow that system of regimen which, according to my ability and judgment, I consider for the benefit of my patients, and abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous. I will give no deadly medicine to any one if asked, nor suggest any such counsel; and in like manner I will not give to a woman a pessary to produce abortion. With purity and with holiness I will pass my life and practice my Art. I will not cut persons laboring under the stone, but will leave this to be done by men who are practitioners of this work. Into whatever houses I enter, I will go into them for the benefit of the sick, and will abstain from every voluntary act of mischief and corruption; and, further from the seduction of females or males, of freemen and slaves.

Perhaps the FDA should revisit the above.


Most men die of their remedies, not of their illnesses.
- Moliere

We chat together; he gives me prescriptions; I never follow them so I get well.
- Molière

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