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26 Aug, 2014 07:01 PM

I am a Type 2 diabetic and currently taking Metformin. I also suffer from a severe case Restless Leg Syndrome and currently take Mirapex to help with that. I want to make sure that I have the correct supplements for me but also want ot make sure that I don't take to little or too much of anything. I currently take a Magnesium supplement and match that 1:1 with Calcium. The Magnesium seems to help with the RLS so I want to make sure I get enough of that. I have bought your book but am having a difficult time understanding which supplements I should be taking. I'm especially interested in the Magnesium/Potassium combo that you recommend and will buy that once I know that it's OK. I will replace my current Magnesium with your recommendation.

As far as checking with my physician, I have only had one physician that really seemed to know what he was talking about when it came to Diabetes control. Unfortunately, he moved away and I've been struggling to get information that is accurate (i.e. not more meds!). I subscribed to the Reversing Diabetes Summit and your information was what I had been hearing from my last physician and I want to follow your plan. When I was first diagnosed with Type 2, it was mandatory to go to an "information session" which preached all about whole grains etc. and that they are needed. I know that when I have limited my carb intake, my levels drop to normal and I've been trying to do that on a regular basis. I lost 40 lbs. but then started back eating carbs and of course, the weight started coming back and I really noticed that it went straight to my belly. This is why I know your plan is the only way to go. I am back on track and am losing weight again. Listening to your piece on the summit just reinforced what I had experienced.

Anything you could recommend would be greatly appreciated. I live in Canada so we may not have access to some of the same things you recommend. I do shop a lot on Amazon and I see that you reference some things there. That is the best place for me to get the items you suggest but I just want to make sure I'm getting what I need. If I purchase the Twinlab Daily Two Caps and the Magnesium/Potassium Asporotate, will this be enough to get me started on the right track with supplements?

Any help is greatly appreciated! Thank you.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Ken on 26 Aug, 2014 10:42 PM

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    Welcome to the Help_Line tamra.morley

    The Twinlab Daily Two Caps and the Magnesium/Potassium Asporotate are a great basic start.

    Be sure that the Twinlabs Daily Two are ( without iron as recommended by Dr. Ron)

    • You may find this by Dr. Ron interesting:

    Death by Calcium, why Calcium Supplements Increase Heart Attacks – Ron Rosedale, M.D

    • Just curious - Are you using the Plan on page 156 or Plan on page 157 and are you planning on using all the supplements that are recommended or just the multivitamins and Magnesium/Potassium Asporotate


  2. 2 Posted by Tamra Morley on 27 Aug, 2014 03:14 PM

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    Hi Ken,

    I was planning on using the Supplement program on page 157 - not the PLUS.
     I'm unsure if I'm going to use all the supplements as I have no idea where
    to find them.


  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Ken on 27 Aug, 2014 06:27 PM

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    Hi Tamra

    Many folks do not use all the supplements however, Magnesium, Potassium and multi-vitamins are important.

    I get my supplements here for now   Dr. Ron is working on getting his supplements patented at the moment. If you would like to be notified when they will be available just   Sign Up For News here

    As a former T2 myself, I might add that I was able to get off all the meds and injections that I had been put on - that includes Metformin, Actos, Levemir and Victoza. Keep a check on your BS, it's possible that you may be able to do the same.

    Wishing you the best of health


  4. 4 Posted by Pingo on 27 Aug, 2014 10:54 PM

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    A diabetic drinks alot and pees alot which is the bodys way of diluting the blood from excess glucos. Unfortunately this also dilutes the body from water soluble nutrients. These are C-vitamin, magnesium, zink and perhaps a few more.

    Zink is a cofactor that makes it easier for insulin to enter the cell and improves insulin sensitivity. Magnesium is necessary for the body to produce insulin. A deficiency in these minerals will just worsen the situation.

    If the body is deficient in D-vitamin the absorption of these minerals in the intestine will not be so good either.

    You might want to supplement with vitamin D, zinc and magnesium. Also Lipoic Acid since it improves insulin sensitivity and does other great things for you.

  5. 5 Posted by Kim on 02 Sep, 2014 04:36 AM

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    Hello everyone.

    I am going back on the Rosedale Plan to reverse symptoms of diabetes.

    Got into stressfull life situations and just started eating SAD diet, and now am getting neuropathy in feet. I am really scared.

    If anyone has reversed neuropathy in feet, legs, from Dr. Rosedales plan please let me know.

    Also need to order more supplements so want ones vital to reversing diabetes.

    am not overweight.

    am petite, and have very low insulin production.

    former patient of Dr. Rosedale

    BTW - where is Dr. Rosedale? The website seems to be dated and is a new edition of his boolk coming out and when?

    Kim Williamson

  6. 6 Posted by Pingo on 22 Oct, 2014 12:59 AM

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    Dear Kim, if you have neuropathy you might consider to supplement with Alpha Lipoic Acid. That protects and reverses this problem. Read about that in pages 140 - 141 in Dr Rosedales book. A very impressive supplement that does help alot.

  7. 7 Posted by Kim Williamson on 22 Oct, 2014 01:08 AM

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    thank you Pingo,

  8. 8 Posted by Michael on 22 Oct, 2014 04:46 PM

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    Hi Kim,

    Can you please recommend a specific Magnesium/Potassium and multi-vitamin on the site you mentioned (that ar suitable for this plan)?


  9. 9 Posted by Tamra Morley on 23 Oct, 2014 10:45 PM

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    I use the one recommended in Dr. Rosedale's book. It's quite easy to find
    in your favourite health food store and it's not too expensive.

  10. Support Staff 10 Posted by Ken on 23 Oct, 2014 11:45 PM

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    Dr. Ron's main-site at bottom of page is a good list.

    • These are listed there:


    Amazon - Magnesium / Potassium

    Amazon - Multi Vitamin, no iron


    • also these are on iHerb


    iHerb - Magnesium / Potassium

    iHerb - Multi Vitamin, no iron

  11. 11 Posted by Michael on 24 Oct, 2014 01:28 AM

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    Thank you Tamra and Kim for this info.

    Not sure how this Magnesium / Potassium works with the supplement plan (not plus):
    "Now Magnesium & Potassium Aspartate 120" has 300mg Magnesium and 100mg Potassium.

    The plan calls for:
    Morning: 100mg Magnesium & 100mg Potassium
    Evening: Magnesium Potassium Aspartate (not sure what this means)

    Any advice on how to apply the above product with this plan? (how many capsules a day and when)

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