Have you ever read some advice online promising instant results if you will just try it? I have and I’m embarrassed to say it involved spending money. The only instant result I experienced was the loss of 40 bucks that could have been much better spent on something else. I wish I could say I learned my lesson. I did it again, and again. Finally, I decided(vowed?) that I would only try internet advice if there was no chance of losing money or being harmed. Less than an hour ago I read some advice that didn’t cost me money to try and there was no danger of harmful side effects if it didn’t work. The worse that could happen was that I’d be disappointed.
The advice was a home remedy for bringing down high blood sugar. Now, I know of a couple of ways of doing that without medication or insulin, which I have shared elsewhere on my blog. But this one was a surprise because I wasn’t expecting it to work.
I read a post in the last hour promising that if I took 2 tablespoons of virgin coconut oil my blood sugar would drop by a few points on my mmol/L glucometer reading after half an hour. I was like, “Yeah, right!” That’s a BIG promise. But, since it wouldn’t hurt me at all, I tried it. My bad food choices tonight gave me a reading of 11.3 mmol/L. I took 1 tablespoon of VCO. Half an hour later my reading was 8.3 mmol/L. It dropped 3 points in half an hour! That’s huge. I don’t know if it would work for everyone, but it did for me, and obviously the guy who posted the advice. Wow! I was so impressed, I had to go to my blog and share it.