“Today, more than 95% of all chronic disease is caused by food choice, toxic food ingredients, nutritional deficiencies, and lack of physical exercise.”
The world is plagued by disease. Between heart disease, allergies, diabetes, and cancer, we all seem to know someone who’s health causes them anxiety and frustration.
ToMarah Hutton found out first-hand how a change in health can affect quality of life.
ToMarah was living what most of us would consider a typical life. She was a busy mom, focused on her family and responsibilities. She knew that her health wasn’t perfect, but she wasn’t terribly worried about it. That is, until a few strange symptoms sent her to the doctor for a check-up. The diagnosis was one that about 30 million other Americans have heard – type 2 diabetes.
Symptoms of diabetes include sweating, shaking, fast heartbeat, blurred vision, dizziness, and tingling hands or feet, all caused by irregular blood sugar levels. When the body is either unable to produce enough or properly use insulin (a hormone that carries sugar from the blood stream to cells throughout the body) blood sugar levels can dangerously fluctuate.
In most cases, the causes of type 2 diabetes include:
- Being overweight
- Not exercising enough
- Eating an unhealthy diet
Researchers also believe there is a genetic link that makes some more susceptible to the disease than others .
ToMarah knew she had put on some weight, but what mom doesn’t? She didn’t always buy organic, but who can afford to? Exercise wasn’t her main hobby, but who has time?
Like so many of us, ToMarah believed she was doing just enough to keep herself healthy. But with her diabetes diagnosis, she realized she had let her health slip away from her and wondered if it was too late to do anything about it.
Type 2 diabetes has some scary side effects. The longer you have diabetes, the more likely you are to experience disabling or even life-threatening complications . These include:
- Cardiovascular disease. Those with diabetes are at an elevated risk for cardiovascular problems, including heart attacks and strokes.
- Nerve damage. Blood vessels surrounding nerves can be damaged by excess sugar. This is what causes tingling or numbness in diabetes patients, especially in the extremities. If left untreated, numbness can become permanent.
- Kidney damage. Diabetes can damage the kidneys’ filtering system, leading to kidney failure or end-stage kidney disease.
- Eye damage. If left untreated, diabetes can lead to blindness as it damages blood vessels in the eye. Cataracts and glaucoma are also more common in diabetes patients.
- Foot damage. Poor blood flow or nerve damage can cause foot complications. If severe enough, cuts and blisters can become infected, leading to amputations.
ToMarah knew about the complications of diabetes but was surprised when her doctor gave her an update at an appointment.
“My blood sugar was beginning to affect my kidney function. This definitely scared me. I knew I had to do something before I became a statistic.”
Her doctor prescribed Metaform, a medication used to control high blood sugar in diabetics.
While she struggled to initially adjust to the medication, her body eventually did and Metaform lessened her complications and risks. But the drug came with its own side effects.
Metaform can cause nausea, vomiting, stomach upset, diarrhea, weakness, or a metallic taste in the mouth.
ToMarah knew this wasn’t how she wanted to live. It was time to try something. That’s when she was introduced to Vaxxen.
“I had already started changing my diet. But I knew I needed something to help me curb cravings and start healing my body from the inside out.”
“What you find at the end of your fork is more powerful than anything you’ll find at the bottom of a pill bottle.”
The Power of Vaxxen Products
Along with an improved diet and exercise routine, ToMarah introduced two Vaxxen products into her life.
“Every time you eat or drink you are either feeding disease or fighting it.”
Keto1 is a natural and efficient energy source that is a healthier alternative to coffee and sugary energy drinks. It includes a healthy dose of caffeine and helps your body remain in ketosis.
What does Keto1 do?
- Burns fat
Instead of letting your body run on sugar for energy, Keto1 forces it to burn fat for energy, just like in a ketogenic diet.
- Improves focus and concentration
When you’re shoveling in high carb foods, its easy to become distracted and lose focus throughout the day. But by using Keto1 and minimizing carb intake, ketones help your brain to remain focused.
- Provides nonstop energy
Instead of providing a short burst of energy followed by a crash, Keto1 gives you instant energy to power through while also providing sustained energy for your entire day.
What’s in Keto1?
Known as an alternative food source for the body, BHB kicks in when there is no glucose present, such as when in ketosis. Keto1 helps the body make the switch to BHB, whether your glucose levels are high or not.
Keto1 has 130 mg of caffeine per serving. This is just the right amount to keep you energized and focused while also reducing hunger.
Stevia is an all-natural sweetener that can be used to sweeten food without affecting blood glucose levels.
- Katemfe Fruit Extract
This ingredient, sourced from the Thaumatococcus daniellii bush in West Africa, adds a bit of sweetness and flavor to Keto1.
How to use Keto1
Mix one heaping scoop of Keto1 into 12-16 ounces of cold water. Drink with or without food.
Why it works
Keto1 helps users achieve ketosis without taking drastic measures in their diet. Ketosis is a process in which the body turns to fat for energy instead of sugar. This turns the body into a fat-burning machine, helping people lose weight faster than traditional diet and exercise.
Keto1 is great for diabetics because it allows them to reach ketosis without fasting, something often required for those following a ketogenic diet. While lowering the amount of carbs and sugars consumed will help a diabetic, finding a safe way to enter ketosis will aid in weight loss and can play a role in reversing diabetes.
Skipping meals when you’re diabetic is dangerous. That’s what makes Leftovers an excellent option for on-the-go meals for those with diabetes (and those without!) It’s made with all-natural ingredients, contains just 165 calories, and provides on-the-go nutrition you can feel great about.
What does Leftovers do?
- Provides healthy fat
Leftovers is full of medium chain triglycerides that boost fat loss while providing energy.
Made with organic coconut water, Leftovers is full of electrolytes. A serving can help reduce fatigue, boost heart health, and prevent dehydration.
- Satisfies hunger
Because Leftovers is made with healthy carbs (like sweet potatoes), you won’t find yourself looking for snacks right after. You’ll feel fuller for longer while providing your body with important nutrients.
What’s in Leftovers?
- Plant-based protein
We all need protein, but plant-based proteins compared to meat proteins provide several benefits. The main advantage is that the body takes longer to metabolize plant-based proteins and burns extra fat in the process.
- Pea Protein Isolate
By using pea protein isolate instead of whey, Leftovers is a vegan-friendly option.
- Organic Brown Rice Protein
Leftovers is also great for those with Celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity. Brown rice protein won’t aggravate the digestive tract and helps build muscle.
- Coconut powder
Coconut powder contains electrolytes, making Leftovers a great pre or after workout shake.
- MCT Creamer
Perfect for heart health and weight loss, MCT creamer provides the body with additional medium-chain triglycerides.
- Fruits and Veggies Blend
This blend provides a variety of nutritional wealth that would be nearly impossible to achieve with a standard diet.
- Digestive Enzyme Blend
This blend includes Amylase, Papain, and Bromelain that promote a healthy digestive system while also burning fat.
- Immunity Support Blend
Fight off illness with Immunity Support Blend, designed to support a healthy immune system.
- Insulin Support Blend
Perfect for the diabetic patient, Insulin Support Blend helps to support and balance blood glucose levels and help the body positively respond to insulin.
How to take Leftovers
Mix one heaping scoop in 12-16 ounces of cold water. Drink with or without food.
How does Leftovers work?
In ToMarah’s case, Leftovers helped her in her fight against diabetes by helping her lose weight and balance her blood sugar levels. In a study, the addition of medium-chain triglycerides to diet helped improve sugar metabolism in those with diabetes.
By promoting an overall healthier lifestyle through meal replacement shakes, ToMarah provided her body with the perfect blend of nutrition and energy.
But Did They Work?
The proof is in the pudding. Or lab work, in this case. ToMarah shared her lab documents with us so we could see from a scientific vantage just what Vaxxen products and a few lifestyle changes was able to accomplish from the inside out.
If type 2 diabetes is suspected, there are several tests that can be administered, including a glycated hemoglobin test, an oral glucose tolerance test, a random blood sugar test, or a fasting blood sugar test. In ToMarah’s case, a fasting blood sugar test was administered in August of 2017, along with a urine test and glycated hemoglobin test.
The hemoglobin test showed a reading of 7.0. A preferred reading of less than 6 rules out diabetes. Her fasting test measured 10.1 with a preferred reading of 3.6-6.0. Her urine test was also high in glucose and negative for ketones.
These readings confirmed a type 2 diabetes diagnosis. Overall, ToMarah’s health otherwise was all within normal range.
Fig1. ToMarah’s Lab Results before taking Vaxxen Labs Supplements
It was after this appointment that ToMarah changed her diet and introduced Vaxxen products to her life. Her appointment in December of 2017 showed much different results.
Her hemoglobin test was still not in the normal range but close at 6. Her fasting test was also still out of range but much lower at 7.4. Her urine test showed normal glucose levels and a high presence of ketones, proof that her body was in ketosis and rapidly burning fat.
Fig2. ToMarah’s Lab Results after taking Vaxxen Labs Supplements
In those three months, ToMarah lost 18 pounds and went from a size 14 to a size 8/10. She felt more comfortable in her skin, less lethargic, and full of energy.
ToMarah started off each morning with a Keto1 drink.
“The keto morning drink is a great kick off to my day. The taste is great and so easy on the go.”
She relied on Leftovers for busy weekends and as an afternoon snack during the week.
“It’s delicious (hot or cold), filling, and satisfied my sweet tooth.”
ToMarah is awaiting the results of her next tests to see if she can remove Metaform from her life. She plans to continue using Vaxxen products to lose weight and fight back against diabetes
“Overall, I’m very pleased. My labs are proof that what I’m doing is working.”
A Brighter Future
With the help of Vaxxen, ToMarah has transformed both her day to day life and future.
“I want to be able to maintain the lifestyle change,” says ToMarah.
Fig3. ToMarah’s Awesome Progress 3 months after supplementing with Vaxxen Labs
With Vaxxen products, a healthy diet, and an exercise routine, we believe ToMarah has a healthy future ahead of her. When asked how large of a part she thinks Vaxxen products played in her transformation, ToMarah said, “They were a pretty big help in controlling my cravings and blood sugar levels.”
If ToMarah’s story reminds you of your own, we urge you to reach out and learn more about our products. We love hearing from consumers who are looking for alternatives to prescribed medication and want to improve their health.
We’ll always recommend that you speak to your doctor before making any of our products a part of your routine. We also can’t guarantee you’ll experience the same changes as ToMarah, but we believe there is hope for everyone facing illness in their lives.
“A healthy outside starts from the inside.”
Are you ready to take a positive step towards a healthier you?
- Omar Ali
Genetics of type 2 diabetes
World J Diabetes. 2013 Aug 15; 4(4): 114–123.
Published online 2013 Aug 15. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v4.i4.114
- Abdulfatai B. Olokoba,1,* Olusegun A. Obateru,2 and Lateefat B. Olokoba3
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Review of Current Trends
Oman Med J. 2012 Jul; 27(4): 269–273.