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Todd Nelson, Naturopath, D.Sc.,

Well-known holistic practitioner, author, lecturer, in the Denver/Boulder area for the past 36 years. 
If you have tried a number of other health programs without much success in reducing weight, improving your blood sugar and cholesterol scores, restoring your energy, then download our free report to check if you are at risk with the #1 Health Risk in America that no-one is aware of.  

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#1 Health Risk In America That Almost No-one Is Aware of!

Do you have excess belly fat? 

Does your blood work results show High Cholesterol, High Triglycerides, Low HDL? 

Are you diagnosed with Diabetes or pre-diabetes or High Blood Pressure?

Then you may be at risk that I would consider as the #1 Health Risk in America that almost no-one is aware of!

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Here are some of the Frequently Asked Question by our clients...
If your questions are not answered here, please call our office (303)969-3051 for a FREE 15 minute consultation
What is diabetes?
Diabetes occurs when you have lost your ability to utilize insulin in response to blood  sugar, or if your insulin has become to low, therefore you level of glucose/sugar in the blood remains too high all the time.
How is diabetes diagnosed? 
3 blood tests: 1.Fasting blood sugar, which should be below 100 2. A1C should be below 5.7- this is a 3-month average of your blood sugars. 3. An oral glucose tolerance test should show your sugar at less than 140.
How do I know if I have pre-diabetes?
It is estimated that about 40% or more of the people with pre-diabetes don’t know they have it; either they have not been screened through a blood test, or it hasn’t been suspected since you most likely won’t feel any symptoms from it. To diagnose it your fasting blood sugar has to be between 110 and 125, and your A1C has to be between 100-125. 
What are the risk factors for developing diabetes or pre-diabetes?
There are many risks that play into developing diabetes. Being overweight, eating too much sugar and flour products, genetics, having Metabolic Syndrome/insulin resistance - which includes high blood pressure, excess belly fat, and elevated cholesterol, aging, inactivity, environmental toxicity, nutrient deficiencies, having PCOS, and being of a specific race.
What races of people are more prone to diabetes?
Blacks, Hispanics, American Indians, and Asian/Americans. Although anyone of any race can develop diabetes.
What kind of disease complications can result from diabetes?
The risk for heart disease increases by 50%! Common complications of diabetes include neuropathy, eye diseases, kidney disease, high blood pressure, stroke, skin problems, and gum disease.
What is Metabolic syndrome?
Metabolic Syndrome is a condition that includes at least 2-3 of the following: High blood pressure, increased belly fat, high cholesterol/triglycerides and low HDL, pre-diabetes/diabetes. Essentially, Metabolic Syndrome is a condition stemming from insulin resistance. It is estimated that 1 in 3 Americans have it, but the majority don’t know it. The risk for diabetes and heart disease dramatically increases when you have Metabolic Syndrome signs.
How do I prevent diabetes?
Your daily lifestyle choices are the number 1 determining factor for preventing diabetes. This means how you eat, exercise, control stress, and what dietary supplements you take. One of the top programs for getting guidance on a lifestyle program is called FirstLine Therapy (FLT), I am a Certified FirstLine Therapy practitioner. To find out if FLT is right for you, get a free 15 consultation with me here by calling (303)969-3051 or schedule a FREE consultation by visiting
Is there a way to reverse pre-diabetes or diabetes?
Many people are reversing their pre-diabetes and diabetes by making long-term changes in their diet, exercise, stress reduction, and dietary supplement habits. The earlier you start these changes the better chances of being able to reverse this problem. FirstLine Therapy (FLT) has had clinical documentation of some people reversing this problem. To find out if FLT is right for you we offer a free 15-minute consultation. You can schedule it at
How should I eat now that I have diabetes?
The most researched meal plan that can get significant outcomes is the Modified Mediterranean diet. It is low-glycemic, high fiber, high in phytonutrients, and designed to keep your sugars very stable throughout the day. Most people need personalized coaching for how to manage calories and foods for their body composition, which can be tested in the office. First and foremost, you must cut out sugar and really restrict flour consumption. Beyond that, the FirstLine Therapy (FLT) program can offer you a simple, doable plan that you can integrate into your life for the long run. FLT includes wonderful, easy recipes that can help keep your blood sugar low.
What are the top 3 foods to avoid with diabetes?
1. Sugar 2. Flour of any kind 3. High glycemic foods like white rice, white potatoes, and pasta.
Are there herbs that could be helpful for diabetes/balancing blood sugar?
Yes, a number of herbal extracts can be helpful: Cinnamon, fenugreek, and a patented, researched extract from hops, only available through health professionals.
Are there supplements I can take to help reduce my blood sugar?
Yes, there are a number of dietary supplements that can be useful in helping insulin work and lower your blood sugar. Ideally you will get a personalized plan with expert guidance. Supplements may include chromium, vanadium, fish oils, B vitamins, anti-oxidants, vitamin D, alpha lipoic acid, and many others. Professional supplements can include Medical Food replacement shakes, patented hops extract, and other supplements that are only available through a health professional.
Is there something natural I can do for my diabetic neuropathy?
There are a number of thing you can try for reducing neuropathy. This may include high-dose, timed-released alpha lipoic acid, certain B vitamins, anti-oxidants, and complimentary therapies like acupuncture.
What are the best alternative sweeteners to sugar?
I recommend you avoid artificial sweeteners because there may be some health concerns related to taking them Instead use Stevia and Xylitol- they don’t contribute calories, it only takes small amounts to sweeten things, and they are very safe.
How can I start getting help from Tree of Life Wellness Center?
The best way to start would be to schedule a FREE 15 minute consultation by calling (303) 969-3051 or visiting our webpage We conduct consultations over the phone or on Skype for people who cannot visit our office locations in Lakewood. 
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