Mugwort-Garlic Flavoured Glucose Tablets

I wrote a critical message to Christopher Angell, founder of Glucolifts. Glucolifts are the most natural glucose tablets on the market. Nicole uses their tabs to correct insulin reactions. Here’s a copy of the email:

Dear Chris,

When you said you were all out of cherry flavoured Glucolifts I thought my wife would let out a long sigh of disappointment. She loves the cherry flavour.

The other night I cautiously broke the news to Nicole. “Did you want to wait until the cherry flavour is back in  stock?”

“No,” she said. “Let’s order the orange cream flavour.”

“I thought you hated orange cream?” I said.

“Exactly,” she said. “That way I won’t snack on them.”

See, Chris, this is the problem with your Glucolifts… they taste too good. My wife follows a very low-carb diet. It’s the only way we have found to control her blood sugar. She doesn’t eat grain, fruit or sugar. Just meat, vegetables and butter. Her HgA1C went from 7.5% to 5.2%.

But, of course, she still needs glucose to deal with the occasional dip below 3.9 mmol/L (83 mg/dL). We order a six pack of Glucolifts every few months because it doesn’t contain any chemical additives or GMO ingredients. We’re not ordering it because it “tastes great” and has no “chalky residue.”

I remember seeing a movie about the life of Ray Charles. Near the end of the film he admits himself to a drug rehabiliation clinic to overcome his heroine addiction. During the detox process he becomes dehydrated. The doctor ordered an IV to rehydrate him. I remember him pleading, “No needles! No needles!” Being stuck with a needle would remind him too much of his heroine habit.

That’s what Glucolifts are like. Yes, Nicole needs them to maintain a normal blood sugar. But every sweet cherry-flavoured mouthful reminds her of eating habits she’s had to abandon. As healthy as you’ve made these things, in the end, they are essentially PURE sugar. And sugar, the experts say, is more addicting than heroine.

Can’t you make an additive-free, non-GMO tablet that tastes BAD? Can’t you add something to it to cover up the sugary taste? Maybe a garlic flavour? Garlic might make it neutral enough. Or it might just end up reminding her of garlic bread…

When I suffered from a pathogenic infection of the colon I used to consume large amounts of mugwort tea. It grows wild in Southern California. Natives used it to cleanse people of unclean spirits. It tastes pretty bitter. The bitterness might offset the sugar.

Maybe a mugwort-garlic flavoured Glucolift? Not only would it avoid feeding a sugar addiction. It would also neutralize some of the negative effects of eating sugar. I suspect most type-1 diabetics suffer from yeast infections like candida albicans. Yeast loves sugar but hates mugwort and garlic.

If you’re not able to concoct a Mugwort-Garlic Glucolift for us on such short notice, I understand. Please send a six pack of Orange Cream instead. Maybe she can chew them with some dessicated ox bile.

All the best,


If you would also like to see Glucolift start producing a bitter-tasting glucose tablet please send Chris a message at Otherwise, I suspect he may not think my idea will sell.

–John C. A. Manley
(Married 10 Years, 11 Months and 28 Days to a
Wonderful Woman with Type-1 Diabetes)

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About the Author: John C. A. Manley researches and writes about alternative treatments for type-1 diabetes and its many complications. His wife, Nicole, of 15 years has had type-1 diabetes for four decades. Together they have lowered her HgbA1c below 5.5%, regained thyroid function, increased kidney function and reversed gastroparesis. Read more about their journey out of the T1D matrix or subscribe to their Diabetic Dharma blog..