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Tag : kidney-failure

Synthetic Marijuana Kills

By Dr. Jerry Mixon July 10, 2013

Beware of synthetic marijuana like this popular brand. Beware of synthetic marijuana like this popular brand, Spice Diamond.

 

There is a popular new drug sweeping the country is sold under the brand names of spice, potpourri, or synthetic marijuana. This is a designer drug that is supposed to give a mellow high very similar to the natural plant. It’s popular among drug dealers because they don’t need to take the time to actually grow marijuana.

 

There are no rooms full of growth lights or big commercial gardens where the plant can be grown and harvested. It can be made discreetly in a laboratory and distributed cheaply and efficiently. The

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Can Diabetes truly be cured or is it just "remission"?

By Dr. Jerry Mixon August 15, 2011

When a diabetic no longer needs medication and has normal blood sugars – do we call it remission or do we call it a cure?

Assume for a moment that you're a diabetic.  Your fasting blood sugar is 214.  Your hemoglobin A1c – the component of hemoglobin to which glucose is bound – is an unhealthy 7.9.  You are taking nine pills per day in an effort to control your blood sugar, but it does not seem to be working.  This means you are a poorly controlled type 2 diabetic, and your risk of experiencing the deadly effects of unchecked diabetes – heart attacks, strokes, dementia, blindness, kidney failure, loss of sensation in your extremities and amputations – is significantly elevated.

Now, let's consider a different scenario.

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