February 27, 2021— “Supplement Series: Gymnema” Recap - DPF

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February 27, 2021— “Supplement Series: Gymnema” Recap

February 27, 2021— For the next month or so, Dr. Patrick Flynn will be running a special Supplement Series to educate others on the significance of plant-based medicines. However, he strongly urges his viewers to avoid the impulse to purchase these supplements right away.

Although he is aware of the substantial benefits behind these plant-based medicines, he wants his viewers to be conscious of their individual needs. Some may need more of one supplement than the other, and some may not need a specific supplement at all.

Thorough testing to evaluate our body’s tolerances and deficiencies is necessary to determine what we need to restore its health. This is a service offered through The Wellness Way, you can sign up here.

What is Gymnema?

Gymnema is a tropical woody vine native to tropical Asia, China, the Arabian Peninsula, Africa, and Australia. Its common names are: Gymnema, Australian Cowplant, Periploca Of The Woods, and the Hindi term gurmar, which means “Sugar Destroyer”.

The use of Gymnema has been around for thousands of years. Most plant-based medicines have more research behind them than modern-day pharmaceutical interventions because of their lengthy relevance in human history.

While plant-based medicines are efficient at restoring our health without damaging side effects, modern-day pharmaceuticals are famously acquainted with devastating risks.

For example, in this episode, Dr. Patrick exposes the truth behind the cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor. He explains how our brain is the organ that uses the most cholesterol (not the heart).

Lipitor is the highest-selling drug of all time, being overly prescribed by medical personnel. However, since it reduces cholesterol levels in all organs, it can cause the brain to develop degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

Researchers have found that Gymnema’s constituents hold metabolic properties to maintain cholesterol levels in a healthy manner (without the risk of Alzheimer’s and Dementia).

Gymnemic acid formulations (the main constituent in Gymnema) is best known for its anti-obesity and anti-diabetic properties.

Insulin Crisis?

The United States has a devastatingly low quantity of insulin on hand. With Type 2 Diabetes becoming a common diagnosis among the population, insulin shortages are becoming a worrisome topic.

Gymnemic acid reduces our body’s sugar absorption. It does this by filling the receptor location in the absorptive external layers of the intestine, which then prevents sugar molecules from being absorbed.

Since Type 2 Diabetes is associated with significantly high blood sugar levels, Gymnema be an efficient regulator of blood glucose as it prevents the body from absorbing sugar in the first place.

COVID-19 Therapy?

Interestingly, researchers have recently discovered that SARS-CoV-2 attaches to sugar receptors to become activated and infectious.

In this video, Dr. Patrick says, “Remember, in order for an infection to happen, it needs to cross a cell and it needs a receptor to even get in a do its job.”

He also asks his audience, “What if we could block those sugar receptors? What if we let them get into our body and let them pass by letting our immune system deal with them?”

Dr. Patrick explains how Gymnema fills sugar receptors, which is how it decreases sugar absorption into the blood. He proposes that it could also block SARS-CoV-2 from latching onto the sugar receptors, therefore making it inactive and non-infectious.

This discovery has not made headlines, though. Rather, the push for the COVID-19 vaccines remains.

But wait, there’s more!