* * * Thanks for sharing Dr. Bernstein audio...
- Ellis, thanks for sharing Dr. Bernstein audio. I'm listening to
this audio now, and I did attend the teleseminar on March 27th,
and was glad I did. Interesting stuff.
Mary Jo Drager
[Hello Mary Jo... Yes, it was a very interesting teleconference.
I just got back from New York, where I went to see Dr.
Bernstein as a "listener" with Richard Smith, who is
subscribed to Rejuvenation and who allowed me to attend
his 2 first appointments, which lasted a total of 3 hours.
Then... I PAID for half an hour, at an exhorbitant fee, just
to ask him what does he think of my Carbohydrate Thermometer,
and my so-called "Glucose Theory of Aging..."
Mixed results: He said that the Carbohydrate Thermometer is
NOT USEFUL because it is TOO DIFFICULT TO MEMORIZE... He said
it gives BAD ADVICE... (I think he didn't understand it very
well...) I told him it doesn't give ADVICE, it just STATES
the facts... I still had to argue with him, and finally just
accepted that he does not think it is useful for his diabetes
Oh, well... NOBODY IS PERFECT... Not even my dear Maestro,
Dr. Bernstein. So... On to another topic...
I asked him to read the Glucose Theory of Aging... he said
that aging occurs because of telomeres, etc... I asked him to
concentrate on the Glucose Theory of Aging, it is not the
sole theory of aging, but is it valid? that aging occurs
faster when glucose levels are higher than necessary?
He finally said yes, he agrees that aging will occur faster
when glucose levels are high.
Thank you, Dr. Bernstein. That doesn't mean I discovered
America, or that I will come out in the Anti-Aging Hall of
Fame... but it gives me pleasure and satisfaction to know
that Dr. Bernstein agrees with my simple idea: that aging
occurs faster when blood glucose levels are high.
Period. That is all I got for my half hour.
But I learned A LOT in the 3 hours as A LISTENER, in his
initial interview, and then in his physical exam of Richard
Smith. I learned SO MUCH that I might even end up writing
a BOOK about physical exams for diabetes neuropathy.
I then FORGOT everything else I could have and should have asked
him, and my time was UP... It was an extremely expensive
vanity interview (for the sake of MY vanity,) so I did not
remember what else I wanted to ask him, and the interview was
I DID get his autograph on my book, which is a First Edition
of Diabetes Solution... It says:
"To Ellis It was great meeting you. Dick Bernstein 4/25/07"
That was worth the trip. I do wish it had been a little LESS
EXPENSIVE to get his autograph and to fulfill a dream of meeting
Dr. Bernstein, but dreams can be expensive.
My thanks to Richard Smith, for allowing me to come along
as a listener, and for his wonderful hospitality having me as
a guest in his home. I am very fortunate that I get to meet so
many of the subscribers on Rejuvenation.
Ellis Toussier Bigio wrote:
Dr. Bernstein calls Symlin, a brand name for synthetic amylin,
"a miracle drug".
Listen to the MP3 here:
http://www.askdrber nstein.com/ resources. html
Amylin is the major satiety hormone of the body (satiety = "makes
you feel satisfied" with hunger.)
Amylin is a hormone produced by the Beta cells of the pancreas,
which are the same cells that produce insulin. It is probably
very similar to insulin, because it lowers blood glucose so much
that it might cause hypoglycemia. So it is probably a type
of insulin, although they are speaking of it as if it is a
different hormone (so they don't scare the millions of people
who are overweight.. .) Dr. Bernstein says it is "unbelievably
effective" to curb hunger, thus his patients are losing a lot
The problem in this world, as I have said before, is to decide
Who will I believe... Well... I believe Dr. Bernstein, and I
am sure he is sincere when he says it is a miracle drug...
But FOR WHO is amylin a miracle? Not for me. It might be very
interesting for me, but I AM NOT A DIABETIC type I or type II...
I am not even FAT...
So... it is all in the point of view of the beholder. Apparently
I don't NEED amylin because I am NOT always hungry. So I could
probably live my entire life and not miss a hormone that helps
me to lose weight.
But amylin is probably a great hormone for persons who ARE
Diabetic... Diabetics Type I don't HAVE beta cells, and diabetics
Type II have fewer Beta cells... so they are both lacking insulin
AND ALSO amylin. So any hormone that is entirely missing or severely
lacking would be a miracle hormone for those persons who need it...
so they can control their urge to eat constantly.. . and is probably
great for persons who are not diabetic yet, but are already FAT.
As for me... My "miracle drugs" are GROWTH HORMONE and TESTOSTERONE
and EPO and INSULIN... all are true "miracle drugs"... no doubt
Amylin is also a "miracle drug" because for the first time in
human history it is produced in a laboratory, and we can buy it
and use it. (it is not for sale in Mexico, yet, but if I would
want to use it I can buy it in the U.S.A.) - Ellis
I spoke with Richard Smith (Rejuvenation subscriber) last night,
before the teleconference with Dr. Bernstein. And today he called
me to say that he made an appointment to go see Dr. Bernstein in
April... and... he invited me to be present at his appointment if
I would like to go. That would be GREAT.
And of course I would like to go, but I am still not certain
that I can go, because of money problems... but... I am really
hoping to go, so maybe I will be in New York City in April.
If so, it would be very nice to have another "Lunch With Ellis"
and meet my friends in the East Coast.
In fact it would be great to have a two day seminar, if I could
organize it... I want to organize a two day seminar in Los
Angeles or New York, in October.