Diabetes: Nutritional Support Protocol

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Type 2 diabetes is usually a preventable and reversible disease once it has come on. It develops largely because of poor lifestyle strategies related to diet, exercise, sleep, stress, weight, and toxic exposures (includes pharmaceutical drugs). While mainstream medicine relies mostly on drugs to manage blood sugar levels, all of these drugs have side effects, many of which are serious and even life-threatening. Dr. Saputo recommends lifestyle, dietary, and supplements as treatment for type 2 diabetes as strategies before using pharmaceutical drugs.

*Dr. Saputo recommends the Lifestyle, Dietary, and Supplement protocols listed below as considerations for treatment for Diabetes. All the information on this site is intended solely for educational purposes exclusively for your health care practitioner to consider with you. It is neither ethical nor appropriate for any health care practitioner to give medical advice to anyone who is not their patient.


Diabetes: Nutritional Support Protocol

Lifestyle Recommendations:

1. Avoid stress and extra obligations.
2. Avoid alcohol consumption and smoking.
3. Participate in a regular balanced exercise program that includes wearing a pedometer to ensure that you collect steps and move more. High intensity short bursts (20-­60 seconds) of activity during the day are recommended to enhance growth hormone release. Also engage in resistance training that works all major muscle groups (work each group at least 2 times a week).
4. Check blood vitamin D levels. Supplement with Vitamin D Synergy, 2 or more per day, until optimal levels are reached: 50-­100 ng/ml.
5. Practice good sleep habits and get between 8-­9 hours of sleep a night. Take Dr. Saputo's
Insomnia Assessment and follow Insomnia Nutritional Support Protocol if needed.

Dietary Recommendations:

1. Avoid all sugars. Replace sugar with the polyol sugar xylitol.

2. Avoid white flour and all refined carbohydrates including cereals and pasta.

3. Get a balance of omega 3s (salmon, mackerel, herring, sardines) and omega 9 fats (olive oil, olives, almonds, hazelnuts, avocados).

4. Choose lean, clean quality protein at each meal such as chicken breast, turkey breast, lean beef, fish (especially salmon and sardines),  eggs and whey protein.

5. Avoid hydrogenated vegetable oils and fried foods.

6. Cook with olive oil at a low heat.

7. Snack on vegetables and small amounts of nuts, olives or avocado.

8. Eat 5-­9 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables daily (fruits must be limited to 1 -­2 per day due to sugar content) OR add one heaping tablespoon of PaleoGreens and PaleoReds to your favorite drink.

9. Carry PaleoBars with you to prevent missing meals or snacks.

Supplement Recommendations:

In addition to the nutrition and lifestyle program recommended by Dr. Saputo, he also recommends the following targeted supplement protocol.

OmegAvail Ultra: 1 softgel twice daily 

Vitamin D3 with K1-K2  Take one capsule per day with a meal

CLA: 1 with each meal, 3 per day


*Have serum lipids checked every year. Use nutritional and supplement protocols to lower lipids to reduce cardiovascular disease complications if necessary.

All the information on this site is intended solely for educational purposes exclusively for your health care practitioner to consider with you. It is neither ethical nor appropriate for any health care practitioner to give medical advice to anyone who is not their patient.


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                       Type II Diabetes Overview

This overview of Type II diabetes will help you understand how diabetes develops and what can be done to prevent or resolve it. Lifestyle strategies are discussed, as are drugs and supplements.

Type II Diabetes Overview (Video)

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Expanded benefits from vitamins D & K and Lipase 

A breakthrough fish oil product using the same high potency omega-3 oil found in our OmegAvail™ Ultra TG softgel, with the enhanced benefit of the fat soluble vitamins D and K, plus lipase for enhanced digestion and absorption

We've added lipase as a digestive aid. Lipase is an enzyme needed for breaking down lipids (fats) and in particular, triglycerides[1,2] 

View additional studies supporting the benefits of lipase, including (1) its importance for the efficient digestion of dietary fats and (2) why more lipase may be needed beyond normal production in the pancreas

This unique and powerful combination of ingredients provides the known benefits of fish oil [3] with those from the inclusion of vitamins D, K1, and K2. Additional benefits associated with the presence of vitamins D, K1, and K2 may include:

  • Cardiovascular health [4,5,6]
  • Atherosclerotic Support [7]
  • Metabolic Syndrome [8]
  • Bone health [9,10]
  • Immune support [11,12]

Did You Know?
Research shows that omega 3 fatty acids from fish oil improve bone health by enhancing calcium absorption, reducing bone loss and maintaining bone mineral density. [13,14] 

Fish Oils with Vitamins D & K – an Important Synergistic Blend 

While vitamin D is typically recommended with calcium for bone health, vitamin D supplementation, in the presence of inadequate levels of vitamin K, can increase the risk of calcium deposition in arteries and soft tissue. [15] 

Thus, it is important to supplement vitamin D with vitamin K, which will then complement the cardiovascular and bone health benefits provided by omega 3 fatty acids. Considering that deficiencies in vitamins D and K may be more prevalent than expected [16,17,18], adding vitamin D and K in fish oil would ensure that the health benefits from fish oil are optimized.

Of importance – we've included two forms of vitamin K; K1 and K2 in the Menaquinone 7 (MK-7) form. Vitamin K2 (menaquinone) has been shown in research to reduce the effects of cardiovascular diseases. [19] 

Also, to differentiate from traditional fish oil softgels (golden color), these softgels are presented in a natural caramel color. 

As always, our fish oils are molecularly distilled to ensure purity and the removal of heavy metals, environmental pollutants and oxidative impurities. 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. 
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


Product Contains: Calories 18: Calories from Fat 18: Total Fat 2 g: Cholesterol less than 10 mg: Vitamin D3 (as Cholelecalciferol) 1000 IU: Vitamin K (as Vitamin K1 Phytonadione 500 mcg;Vitamin K2 Menaquinone-7 25 mcg) 525 mcg: Omega 3 Fatty Acids: EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) 600 mg: DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) 400 mg: Other Omega-3 Fatty Acids 200 mg

Other Ingredients: Bovine gelatin, glycerine, water, natural lemon flavor, lipase, mixed tocopherols, annatto (natural color).



Serving Size: 2 softgels

Recommended Use: As a dietary supplement, take two softgels daily with meals or as directed by your health care practitioner.


Consult with your health care practitioner before use if you are taking blood thinning medication or are planning to have surgery.

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