by Erika Eichelberger
Watching his mother die, Dr. James Chappell vowed to
find a cure for the many diseases that had plagued this
woman he adored. Connie Chappell endured lifelong pain,
both physical and emotional, suffering through a youth
of abuse and neglect, and later contracting diabetes
and then cancer. Dr. Chappell, a chiropractic and naturopathic
physician, clinical nutritionist and medical herbalist,
refused to accept the conventional route his mother
had chosen that caused her to die prematurely at 64.
He set about investigating every possible contributor
to her illnesses and published his findings in A Promise
Made, A Promise Kept: One Son's Quest for the Cause
and Cure of Diabetes, published this year by BL Publications.
For 34 years, Dr. Chappell has done nothing but treat
terminally ill people, and with phenomenal results:
He has extended thousands of patients' life expectancies.
In his book, Dr. Chappell provides a truly holistic
approach to explaining the causes of virtually any illness
and how to overcome them. Dr. Chappell demonstrates
that it is not only nutritional deficiencies and toxic
environments that can contribute to cancer, diabetes
and other illnesses, but also improper hydration and
oxygenation, neurological aberrations and the tremendous
power of negative emotions and lack of spirituality.
Dr. Chappell asserts that diseases like diabetes can
be addressed with a combination of positive thought
processes, a healthy lifestyle and herbal supplementation.
While the mental and lifestyle changes are up to you,
Dr. Chappell has created the herbal formula Cinnamon
6, which contains a powerful blend of plants,
spices, herbs and one mineral, chromium picolinate,
whose properties have been proven to support healthy
blood sugar levels. In healthy systems, insulin helps
cellular receptor sites attract glucose so that the
cells can convert sugars, starches and other food into
energy. But when the body does not produce enough insulin
or is resistant to insulin, the result is diabetes.
Dr. Chappell, however, has found that recent research
reconfirms the natural abilities of cinnamon and six
other age-old remedies-Gymnema sylvestre, Nopal cactus,
American ginseng, fenugreek, bitter melon and chromium
picolinate-to help maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
Cinnamon, bitter melon and chromium all support insulin's
action. Cinnamon's enhancement of the insulin-signaling
pathway in skeletal muscle upregulates the glucose uptake
of fat cells; bitter melon's structural similarities
to animal insulin increase insulin secretion and thus
glucose uptake; and chromium picolinate's properties
enhance the metabolic action of insulin. Nopal, or prickly
pear, the spice fenugreek and American ginseng all slow
carbohydrate absorption, balancing blood sugar levels;
ginseng also increases glucose transport and uptake,
increases glycogen storage and modulates insulin secretion.
The leaves of the plant Gymnema sylvestre, which contain
gymnemic acid IV, aid the release of insulin into the
body. Though thousands of years of wisdom have prescribed
these remedies separately, Dr. Chappell blends them
all into one supplement. Combined, these seven ingredients
pack a powerful punch to spur glucose metabolism and
help maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
References available at www.freedompressonline.com.
The Doctors' Prescription for Healthy Living / Volume
9, Number 9
The book ,"A Promise Made, A Promise Kept"
written by Dr. Chappell, may be found at Spirit Spas
& Cabana Hair Salon for your convenience.
Click here in
the Brainerd Lakes Country to go to Spirit Spas &
Cabana Hair Salon for your health supplement needs.