Monday, February 2, 2015

Huckabee becomes pitch man for 'diabetes solution'

Posted By on Mon, Feb 2, 2015 at 9:16 AM

IF MIKE HUCKABEE TOUTS IT: Would you buy it?
  • IF MIKE HUCKABEE TOUTS IT: Would you buy it?

My ears did not deceive me. I DID hear Mike Huckabee in a radio ad this morning extolling the benefits of the "diabetes solution kit," purported to be a "natural" solution to diabetes.

It appears to include a video about healthy habits, most of which can be found for free at numerous websites, and a tout of herbal supplements, such as cinnamon. Barton Publishing has been around selling this 'solution' for a processing fee, add-on charge and subsequent pitches for additional items since at least 2012.

The full news release of Huck's involvement is on the jump. It quotes Huckabee as saying he's "fit as a fiddle" and said he'd used the "techniques" in the diabetes solution kit to lose 110 pounds and reverse his Type 2 diabetes after a diagnosis in 2004.

The news release adds:

Huckabee admits he has put back some of the weight recently, but is working on losing the pounds again.

"The only way I know to achieve this is by making the right food choices and engaging in simple exercises," he said.

"I may not run for president again. And I may not get to be Governor again. But I definitely won't be a victim of diabetes again. There's simply no reason for it," he said.

I can't think of another presidential candidate working in spare time as a radio pitch man for natural health cures — for a "nominal fee." Can you? Here's a website that contains some unhappy customer reports about Barton publishing.

BRANDON, S.D., Feb. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Barton Publishing, a leading publisher of science-based nutrition and natural health information, announced today that Gov. Mike Huckabee has officially signed on as sponsor for "The Diabetes Solution Kit." This is a systematic program that shows people with diabetes how to maintain a healthy lifestyle through proper nutrition and exercise. This is what attracted Huckabee to the project – he used the very same techniques to battle his own type 2 diabetes.

Huckabee will also serve as an on-air spokesperson in a nationwide radio campaign beginning on February 2, 2015. The radio advertisements will lead listeners to an informative video on the Internet that describes the product's features and benefits, while letting viewers know how to potentially avoid many of the medical difficulties associated with diabetes.

Huckabee wrote, "I've personally used many of the techniques in the Diabetes Solution Kit and I can tell you from first­hand experience that they work. When I see a person like Joe (Barton, president of Barton Publishing) ­ as committed to health as I am ­ I'm more than happy to jump in, roll my sleeves up, and help spread the message."

Huckabee is receiving a nominal fee for his participation.

This free video is hosted by Dr. Scott Saunders, a board-certified physician and recognized expert on natural methods to lower blood sugar. In it, he provides valuable information about diabetes – including the differences between type 1 and type 2.

"This information is probably much more than you'll ever be able to get from even your own doctor," said Huckabee. "It's fun, entertaining and extremely helpful."

Huckabee was given just 10 years to live by his doctor when he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2004.

"It scared the socks off me! Now it's 2015 and I'm still going strong - fit as a fiddle as they say," he said.

"I'm living proof that the remedies and lifestyle changes promoted in the Diabetes Solution Kit are spot­on for getting rid of this life­threatening disease. And I should know it works. I used the very same techniques to lose 110 pounds of fat, get my blood sugar under control, and completely reverse my Type 2 diabetes."

The inexpensive, effective natural solutions featured in the "Diabetes Solution Kit" helped Huckabee become "the man I was meant to be."

"I got off the junk food and started living healthier and I feel better today than I ever have," he said. "So what did I do next? I knew I had to help other folks like me and inspire them to enjoy a fuller, healthier life. I set out on my mission to end this suffering and be the man I knew was inside me."

The Diabetes Solution Kit is based on numerous clinical studies and recommendations created by The Mayo Clinic and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

The studies can be seen at:

- 2-diabetes/basics/treatment/con-20031902

"Both studies are referenced, discussed at length, and expanded upon in the marketing website, as well as in the materials we provide to consumers," said Barton.

Endorsing the Diabetes Solution Kit is another step in Huckabee's mission to help create a healthier America.

"I've become a health crusader and I started by creating some very effective action plans. I initiated school lunch programs to make and keep our kids healthier. I jumped into my community and waged war on junk foods. I called this 'Healthy Arkansas' and it's one of the most important campaigns I've ever run," said Huckabee.

Huckabee admits he has put back some of the weight recently, but is working on losing the pounds again.

"The only way I know to achieve this is by making the right food choices and engaging in simple exercises," he said.

"I may not run for president again. And I may not get to be Governor again. But I definitely won't be a victim of diabetes again. There's simply no reason for it," he said.

About the Diabetes Solution Kit

More than 200,000 Diabetes Solution Kits have been purchased in the past five years, according to Barton. "We love helping people feel better naturally by delivering effective home remedies instantly online." The book is available in hard copy or e-book download from the website

"A few simple lifestyle changes and eating the right foods is all you need to achieve this miracle," said Dr. Saunders, Director of The Integrative Medicine Center of Santa Barbara, which balances conventional medicine with alternative healing discoveries to achieve optimal wellness. A graduate of UCLA Medical School, he is on the staff of Barton Publishing as Chief Health Officer and Nutrition Advisor.

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