How to Avoid Medication for High Blood Sugar

Congratulations on being open to a healthy alternative to going on medication for controlling high blood sugar.

Control is a new breakthrough product was introduced in 2017 that is changing how people are getting a handle on their high blood sugar levels…without ‘medication’. Of course, if you are seeing a doctor for health concerns, including high blood sugar and or pre-diabetes, make sure you share all information regarding this product called CONTROL. Email us at and we’ll gladly send you a full documentation in a PDF.

In the past months I have friends whose blood sugar levels, along with blood pressure and cholesterol, have normalized using the Control.  One’s friends doctor was are so impressed he stopped discussing medication with him.  Others have been able to get off their Metformin medication, with the guidance of their doctor.

Often times it is a ‘scare’ within the family to have people take control of their health.  For my friend it was two friends who had diabetes.  One recently had part of his leg amputated and the other, his brother, recently began taking insulin several times a day.

High blood sugar is nothing to mess with and the sooner your get it under control the healthier you’ll be.   Diet and exercise are helpful for sure… in fact dropping unhealthy weight can be a great place to start.

What IS Control?

Tavala Control is an all natural, gluten free and stimulant free capsule that helps control blood sugar levels in the body, which in turn helps get rid of those annoying spikes and valleys in energy we experience throughout the day. Control also helps lower cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood pressure.

There are now 112 capsules in each container of Control and the suggested ‘serving’ is 4 capsules per day.  Most people take 2 capsules in the morning with breakfast and 2 capsules in the afternoon with their evening meal.

If you or anyone you know are concerned with their blood sugar levels please share this information with them.

I am not a doctor nor do I pretend to be, I am sharing this information because it is helping many people improve their health, including 2 very dear people in my life.

If you have high blood sugar and are looking to lose weight, it is the perfect companion product to Tavala Trim, which is a thermogenic product that boosts the metabolism, give you energy, suppresses the appetite and cravings and helps you lose weight.
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Because of this, Control can help you break through in your weight loss if you have plateaued with Trim. The cost of Trim is $64.99.  Purchase both together and save $5.

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Dave and Joy/ Global Leaders with Tavala









Bikram Yoga- more than 1/2 way there! Funny Description of Paige’s 1st day.

I couldn’t sleep well last night and I began to wonder if it is my BIKRAM YOGA “practice” that is shifting things internally and messing up with my night time sleep schedule….and day time energy slumps.  They say it gets easier and I can expect to BECOME MORE ENERGIZED – but WHO is they anyway?  🙂

Yesterday was Day 16 of doing Bikram daily.  I began to question if what I was doing….a 30-Day Challenge was actually good for me and wanted to hear others experience of what it did for them!  So I googled and found many great stories, videos etc. but THIS one put a smile on my face and I continued to read on and actually ‘champion’ her successes.

….and this is where I stumbled upon this part 1 of a gal, Paige Williams, who shared her Bikram story in Oprah Magazine.

This girl, Paige, was 80 pounds overweight, divorced, out of work, and deeply in debt. OK, so none of those are me, except I am a 60-year old woman who had never done a BIKRAM challenge and someone, much like Paige,  who wants to make peace with my body while balancing my body-mind-spirit connection.  Oh and add one more thing, I’d love to drop at least 10 pounds in these ‘infamous’ 30-days.  (I’d like to say where the FAT could melt off, but I guess I will have to just wait and see.)  One thing I know, a woman with a ‘men-o-pot’ around the belly can not bend into poses easily.

So here is how it was described in Paige’s article.  Paige needs a physical and spiritual overhaul. Can 60 days in a Bikram hot-yoga studio really undo years of damage?  and this is where it got funny-and accurate.


Paige writes:  “The teacher wants me to make a Japanese ham sandwich. To my knowledge, I’ve never seen a Japanese ham sandwich, but as I understand it, I’m to stand bent with my face to my shins and chest to my thighs in perfect vertical union—I am the sandwich.

I would say I look more like a jelly roll. My flabby abdomen won’t let my forehead anywhere near my knees, and my legs tremble as I try contorting myself into a position my body neither recognizes nor endorses. The goal is to concentrate on stretching and breathing, but I’m fixating on my unpedicured toenails. And the neon paleness of my legs. And the fact that I probably should have shaved.

The students around me are tanned and toned and very nearly nude. Every body glistens. We’re in a Bikram yoga studio, after all, where the heat is set to 105 degrees and the humidity to 40 percent, to facilitate flexibility. The men wear nothing but shorts; the women rock hot pants and halters. Because I’d rather lick the sweat-soaked carpet than bare my wretched flesh, I have on the hot-yoga equivalent of a snowsuit: calf-length sweatpants, a jog bra, and a T-shirt. I’m huffing harder than a serial killer. And we’re only on posture number one.

Posture number one of class one of day one. Assuming I survive, I’ll make the ham sandwich and about two dozen other postures every single day for the next two months, for the notorious 60-day Bikram challenge. I’m subjecting myself to “Bikram’s torture chamber,” as founder Bikram Choudhury himself calls this insanely intense regimen, because the program promises renewal from the inside out—because suffering inside this hot room may be my surest path to survival out in the world.

I need to change so many things about my life, it’s hard to know where to start. I need physical and spiritual transformation, from the mental to the muscular to the molecular. I need to stop treating my body like a landfill. I need stability, which I haven’t seen in so long, I’ve forgotten how it feels. I need a reset button.

“Do this yoga for 60 days and it will change your body, your mind, and your life,” says Choudhury, a former Indian yoga champion who lives in Los Angeles and who is, depending on your viewpoint, either a beloved lifesaving guru or just a really flexible guy who got lucky, and rich, with an idea and a persona. Bikram students believe, and I hope they’re right, that Choudhury’s heat-centric, copyrighted sequence of ancient hatha yoga postures is a transformative agent like no other; testimonials the world over suggest this yoga eases the symptoms of a range of maladies—depression, diabetes, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, migraines, arthritis, back pain, and heart disease, for instance—while relaxing the mind and slimming the body.

“Can’t you just do all that by, like, running every day for 60 days?” a friend asks. Good question, but the answer doesn’t interest me. None of my past fitness activities—racquet sports, cycling, jogging, gym circuit training, kickboxing—seem catalytic enough for the depth of change I’m after.

I’m not a renovation; I’m a tear down. And I’m hoping Bikram is my bulldozer!”

So here I am….JOY, not Paige and I began questioning if what I was doing was sane, smart or worth it.  I can say each and every day is different- for example Day 17 was TODAY and I felt GREAT.  I could balance stronger, I was less tired (despite not sleeping well last night) and honestly if I had to, I’d actually be able to do a 2nd class later today, which they call a ‘double’!  (Now that I think of it, I believe it was the TAVALA TRIM drink I had prior to class today that made a difference)  I’ll have to try it tomorrow!

Am I going to stick it out? You bet.  How could I come this far and not complete the 30-days?  I’d truly let myself down if I quit now.  30-days straight or admit I don’t have what it takes.

I began Bikram when I listened to my inner self/my voice tell me this is what my body needs.  I wasn’t thrilled to ‘hear’ the message but I believed it to be true.

If you won’t listen, then why ask- right?

I began my personal 30-Day Challenge on August 21st and September 1st Queen City Bikram Yoga, where I go, started their 30-Day Challenge.  If I do just mine, COOL, if I do the studios’ it will take me to 41 Days Straight.  What do you think?  Think I can do it?  Think I ‘should’ do it?

I look forward to the day when walking into a Bikram yoga studio is as comfortable to me as walking into a gym or fitness center.  The familiarity of a cold 20 lb. dumbbell could really excite me!  but in the meantime, I’ll see what YOGA can do for this less-than-limber 60 year old body.

If you happen to live in Burlington VT and would like to join me, message me.  My husband joins me 3x a week and the more the merrier!

Joy Edgerton/ 802-846-7530


How Many Calories Get Burned During Bikram Yoga?

Today I was curious about how many calories I burn daily doing 90 minutes of Bikram Yoga… so did a little research.  I read several articles and got various numbers so I won’t quote any in particular, but I did like this particular article I read and thought I’d pass it along.   This article is written by Benna Crawford.

Hot yoga classes are hot exercise choices for increasing numbers of fitness buffs. The combination of challenging sequences and serious sweating makes them an attractive option for a weight-loss program.

Bikram yoga is synonymous with the style of yoga practiced in a heated, humidity-controlled studio designed to induce sweating while focusing on a standard asana routine. But weight loss equals calories expended, so it’s worth knowing just how Bikram stacks up against other calorie-burning exercise programs.

Counting Calories

Weight loss follows a simple algorithm: fewer calories consumed than calories expended. The Mayo Clinic points out that each pound is worth about 3,500 calories, so if you carry a calorie deficit of 500 calories a day, you can lose a pound a week.

Burning those calories is where it gets complicated. Aerobic activity that challenges the cardiovascular system is the number one calorie burner.

Low- to moderate-intensity aerobic activity, like most yoga routines, burns a high percentage of fat as fuel. Increase intensity with exercise like sprinting — or a demanding yoga routine — and you draw on greater amounts of carbs and protein for fuel. But high-intensity exercise burns more calories overall, so the tougher your workout, the more you lose. Building muscle mass through strength training also cuts calories because even resting muscle burns fuel for energy.

High-intensity yoga provides a vigorous cardio and resistance workout.

Bikram Protocols

Bikram’s hot yoga requires a series of 26 fixed poses, performed under the guidance of a trained instructor in a heated studio.

The poses are traditional Hatha yoga moves, but the performance is a kind of yoga boot camp. The room is heated to approximately 104 to 105 degrees F with a constant 40-percent humidity. During the 90-minute class, participants typically run through the routine twice. Bikram’s website claims that the heated studios quickly warm muscles and increase flexibility so you can work safely with a greater range of motion. You will sweat, so you will notice a water weight loss which does not translate directly to fat calories burned. But you work hard — a Bikram class is challenging enough to be an aerobic workout — and yoga poses use body weight for resistance, so you do some muscle building and high-intensity calorie burning.

Bikram Calorie Burn

Bikram yoga burns more calories than many other forms of exercise and yoga styles.   According to Everyday Health’s Yoga Calorie Counter, a 160-pound person performing Bikram yoga for one hour uses 726 calories, compared to 508 calories for Ashtanga and Power yoga classes.

Most Bikram classes are 90 minutes, so the calories burned per session are 1,089 for Bikram versus 762 for other intense yogas. The Mayo Clinic calculates the caloric cost to a 160-pound individual for one hour of high-impact aerobics at 533 calories. For singles tennis, the cost is 584 calories, for swimming laps 423 calories and for stair treadmill 657 calories. As a bonus, yoga’s ability to reduce stress and increase fitness improves your chances of sticking to a diet.


Bikram yoga is not for everyone. Hypertension, glaucoma, pregnancy, some forms of osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease are all reasons to check in with your doctor before signing up for a hot yoga class.

If you do add Bikram to your calorie-burning strategies, drink plenty of water to counter the effects of vigorous exercise in a hot room. As the exercise boosts your metabolism you sweat more to maintain a healthy core temperature. In a hot studio with other sweaty bodies, your evaporation system has to work harder to release the extra heat. If you experience weakness, fatigue, dizziness or headache in a hot yoga class, you could be in danger of heat exhaustion or heat stroke and you should seek immediate medical attention.                 end of article.

So there you go.  What I gained from this article for ME is Bikram Yoga good for me at this stage in my life.  Today was day 12 doing Bikram in a row.

They say give Bikram 30-days will change your body and 60-days will change your life!  Two weeks ago I was nursing a tennis elbow.  I couldn’t play tennis due to the pain and working out at the gym had its limitations as well.

I sat quietly and asked my body what it needed and heard a rather loud “Whisper” : “Bikram Yoga”.  Really???? I don’t even like yoga.  But I listened and here I am enjoying the many benefits of Bikram Yoga.

Although I have NO IDEA if I have lost a pound on the scale, I do know that already my clothes are fitting better AND my flexibility and balance have improved a lot!

If you are stuck in a fitness routine that may no longer be serving you like I was consider sitting quiet and asking your body what it needs to keep you healthy and fit.  You may be surprised that it is a new exercise program that you never would  have imagined on your own.

Two products that seem to be supporting my new fitness activity are electrolytes to replenish the minerals I lose in sweat, and Quantum Relief Strips for balance, chi, energy to my body.

I’d love to hear from you.  Do YOU like Bikram Yoga?  Have you ever done 30 days in a row?  Did you get fit, more flexible and lose body fat doing Bikram Yoga?

Joy Edgerton