Fasting Prevents and Halts Diabetes

fasting and diabetes prevention

  • The prevention, treatment and reversal of Type 2 diabetes begins with improving your insulin sensitivity, which fasting accomplishes and which may be an important factor for those struggling with other obesity-related conditions

  • Data reveal working out before breakfast and putting off eating until lunch may reduce your overall caloric intake during the day and aid in weight loss and management

  • The study participants fasted from sunup to sunset; but eating just hours before going to sleep may result in other negative health effects as under the best circumstances your stomach takes hours to empty, increasing your risk of heartburn and reflux if you lie down too soon after meals

  • Eating within three hours of bedtime may be one of the worst things you can do, as it detrimentally affects the health of your mitochondria

  • Although beneficial, fasting should not be done if you are underweight, pregnant, breastfeeding or have an eating disorder, and while it supports your health, I recommend using a cyclical ketogenic diet with fasting for the greatest health benefits

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Fasting has been practiced for centuries. In fact, science shows that, like animals, we have a fasting instinct that extends through the ages: Hippocrates prescribed and championed fasting while using apple cider vinegar.1

Religions around the world developed fasting independently as a practice and the Greeks not only prescribed it for illness, but required it in preparation for many rituals to contact supernatural forces. Fasting has also been used as a means of political protest.

Gandhi fasted on at least 14 different occasions, three times for as long as 21 days. One of the longest recorded political fasts was by Terence McSweeney, past mayor of Cork, who for political reasons fasted 74 days until his death in 1920.2 Fasting may seem daunting and a challenge, but can provide long-term benefits and helps your body remove toxins.

The detoxifying effects of fasting are in fact why I developed the partial fasting regimen detailed in my book, “KetoFast.” KetoFasting combines a cyclical ketogenic diet and intermittent fasting with cyclical partial fasting to optimize health and longevity and support safe detoxification.

Like other studies before it, recent research finds fasting may improve insulin sensitivity,3 reverse diabetes4 and supports your weight management efforts when combined with exercise.5

The research, presented at Digestive Disease Week 2019,6 was based on the fasting prayer practices of Muslims during Ramadan. The pilot study enlisted 14 healthy individuals who routinely fasted for 15 hours a day from dawn to dusk over 30 days.

Researchers collected blood samples before the individuals began their religious fast and at the end of the fourth week of fasting. An additional blood panel was drawn one week post fasting. The research work was partially supported by a National Institutes of Health Public Health Service grant.7

Fasting for 30 days raised the levels of tropomyosin (TPM) proteins that in turn improved insulin resistance and reduced the adverse effects of a diet rich in sugar. Higher levels of TPM 1, 3 and 4 were found in the blood samples of the participants.8 TPM is a key factor in maintaining the health of cells important to insulin resistance.

TPM 3 plays an important role in improving sensitivity to insulin, which means better blood glucose control. The research team was led by Dr. Ayse Leyla Mindikoglu, associate professor of medicine and surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, who commented on the results:9

“Feeding and fasting can significantly impact how the body makes and uses proteins that are critical to decreasing insulin resistance and maintaining a healthy body weight. Therefore, the timing of and duration between meals could be important factors to consider for people struggling with obesity-related conditions.

According to World Health Organization data, obesity affects over 650 million people worldwide, placing them at risk for any number of health conditions.

We are in the process of expanding our research to include individuals with metabolic syndrome and [nonalcoholic fatty liver disease] to determine whether the results are consistent with those of the healthy individuals.

Based on our initial research, we believe that dawn-to-sunset fasting may provide a cost-effective intervention for those struggling with obesity-related conditions.”

An editorial written in the BMJ10 by noted research scientist James DiNicolantonio, PharmD.,11 discusses the results of several studies that have found repeated episodes of fasting may induce cell growth of pancreatic beta cells in mouse models.

The growth is associated with an increased expression of Ngn3,12 a protein involved in converting DNA into RNA critical for endocrine cells in the pancreatic islets of langerhans, the cells responsible for producing insulin.

The increase in islet beta cells induced through intermittent fasting was accompanied by a marked improvement in blood sugar control in the animal studies. These observations were of greatest interest to individuals suffering from Type 1 diabetes, as they often experience near complete inflammatory destruction of the islet beta cells.

However, the same occurs in the later stages of severe Type 2 diabetes. DiNicolantonio believes these findings may be replicated clinically, opening the path to reversing Type 2 diabetes in those with “enough discipline and commitment to adopt a lifestyle that would have prevented diabetes in the first place.”13

As a first step, he recommends you first practice a diabetes preventive lifestyle, eating a diet primarily of whole foods, complemented with regular exercise. This will help improve your insulin sensitivity and may prove sufficient for those with a recent diagnosis of diabetes to reverse their condition over time.

In those who fail to respond, he recommends an intermittent fasting protocol. Making the transition back to a health protective diet from fasting, supplemental measures may be implemented to shield the beta cells from toxicity so they retain functional capacity.

Reducing islet oxidative stress may be accomplished using spirulina, NAC and/or berberine.14 The goal is to achieve normal blood sugar control without drugs and maintain compliance with a diabetic preventive diet and lifestyle.

Another recent study evaluating the effectiveness of omitting a meal before an early workout was published in the Journal of Nutrition.15 The researchers wanted to see if skipping breakfast before working out would affect the relationship to food for the remainder of the day.

While exercise plays an important role in weight management and overall health, past studies have demonstrated people who begin a new exercise program often compensate for energy burned during exercise by eating more later in the day, or by moving less.

The researchers enrolled 12 healthy, physically active young men who all completed three stages in randomized order separated by over one week.16 During the one stage, the participants ate a breakfast of oats and milk followed by rest. In another they had the same breakfast and then exercised for 60 minutes.

During another stage, the participants fasted overnight and then exercised in the morning before eating. The following 24 hours of caloric intake was monitored and calculated. The researchers found those who fasted and then exercised had a negative 400 calorie intake during the day as compared to those who ate and rested or who ate breakfast before exercising.

According to the researchers, these results have implications for those who want to include exercise in their weight control efforts.17 Javier Gonzalez, Ph.D., from the University of Bath, oversaw the study and suggested working out on an empty stomach probably will not trigger overeating, but instead may lead to a calorie deficit.

The study was small and used fit young men. The researchers question if the results would be comparable in groups of older, overweight, out of shape or female participants. The study did not explain why the participants who had skipped eating before exercise did not continue to eat all day.18 Gonzalez hopes to study these questions.

Diabetes is a condition in which your body develops a resistance to insulin and leptin signaling, which drives your blood glucose level high. Conventional medicine aims to treat the symptoms of diabetes, while the condition is in fact preventable and in most cases reversible simply by changing your diet and lifestyle habits.

One significant risk factor for insulin resistance is overeating carbohydrates and added sugar, as these spike your insulin level and gradually increase cellular resistance to insulin. Overeating carbohydrates and sugar is also a primary cause of obesity, a growing epidemic in the U.S.

The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey19 is an in-depth survey designed to assess health and nutritional status of Americans. In their most recent findings, published for 2015-2016,20 data showed an increasing number of health conditions associated with obesity, including diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, arthritis and certain cancers.

The rate of adults with obesity from 2007-2008 to 2015-2016 increased from 33.7% to 39.6%.21 A variety of reasons may be attributed to these rising numbers, including a sedentary lifestyle,22 increased highly processed food consumption,23 medications24 and psychological triggers,25 to name a few.

In addition to supporting your weight management efforts, fasting also offers several other benefits that are foundational to optimal health. This cycling of feeding and fasting mimics the eating habits of our ancestors and restores your body to a more natural state, allowing a host of biochemical benefits to take place.

When you eat throughout the day, your body becomes adapted to burning sugar and carbohydrates as a primary fuel, down-regulating enzymes involved in the use and burning of stored fat. This increases your insulin resistance and your risk of gaining weight.26 It’s important to realize that in order to lose body fat, your body must be able to burn fat.

Two powerful ways of shifting to a fat burning metabolism is fasting and eating a cyclical ketogenic diet. In addition to promoting insulin and leptin sensitivity, fasting also normalizes ghrelin levels,27 known as the hunger hormone.

Human growth hormone (HGH) production is also affected by fasting, rising as much as 1,300% in women and 2,000% in men.28 29 HGH plays a role in fitness, longevity and muscle growth, and boosts fat loss.30

Fasting also helps suppress inflammation and reduce oxidative damage,31 improve immune function32 and reduce your risk of heart disease.33 One of the side effects of rising ketone levels produced during fasting is an improvement in cognitive function34 and a reduction in neurological diseases, such as dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.35

Additionally, fasting helps reduce your cravings for sugar as your body adapts to burning fat,36 thus boosting your weight loss efforts even further. According to research presented at the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting,37 intermittent fasting will also drastically reduce a woman’s risk of breast cancer.

While the featured study demonstrated those who practice intermittent fasting from sunup to sunset experienced health benefits, eating too close to bedtime can have negative health repercussions. Adding to the problem, the late-night meal tends to be the largest meal of the day for most Americans, and often consists of heavily processed foods.

Under the best of circumstances, your stomach takes several hours to empty after you eat. As you age or if you experience acid reflux, the process takes even longer. When you recline for sleep, it’s easier for acid to enter your esophagus, leading to acid reflux.38

You may have acid reflux even if you don’t experience heartburn but have symptoms like hoarseness, chronic throat clearing and even asthma. Eating late at night also throws off your body’s internal clock.

In short, it may be one of the worst things you can do, as it detrimentally affects your mitochondria.39 A foundational cause of many degenerative diseases are your mitochondria, little powerhouses located in most of your body’s cells.40

When they receive inappropriate amounts of proper fuel they may begin to deteriorate and malfunction. This dysfunction lays the groundwork for subsequent breakdowns of various bodily systems.

Millions suffer from Type 2 diabetes, but it is not an inevitable risk of life. Fasting is the most profoundly effective metabolic intervention I’m aware of. It’s like getting a free stem cell transplant, and it massively upregulates autophagy and mitophagy.

It also stimulates mitochondrial biosynthesis during the refeeding phase, which allows your body to naturally regenerate. For these reasons, fasting not only is beneficial for Type 2 diabetes and obesity but also for health in general, and likely even longevity. There’s even evidence to suggest fasting can help prevent or even reverse dementia, as it helps your body clean out toxic debris.

Other ailments that can benefit from fasting include polycystic ovaries, polycystic kidneys and fast growing cancer cells. The reason for this is because when autophagy increases, your body starts breaking down old protein, including fast growing cells.

Then, during the refeeding phase, growth hormone increases, boosting the rebuilding of new proteins and cells. In other words, it reactivates and speeds up your body’s natural renewal cycle.

Gradually easing into longer fasts will naturally minimize most side effects associated with fasting, as will transitioning over to a high-fat, low-carb diet, to help your body to adjust to using fat as a primary fuel.

The so-called “keto flu” is often related to sodium deficiency, so it’s recommended to take a high-quality unprocessed salt each day. I typically pour salt in my hand and lick it throughout the day when fasting, as I obviously can’t put it on food. This will also help reduce the likelihood of intractable muscle cramps at night.

An alternative to eating salt straight, or putting it in water, is to add it to a bit of bone broth. Another important mineral is magnesium. It’s particularly important if you are diabetic, as magnesium deficiency is very common among Type 2 diabetics. This is another possible culprit if you’re getting muscle cramps.

It is also important to understand that when you’re fasting, you’re going to automatically liberate toxins from your fat stores. Using an infrared sauna and taking binders like chlorella, modified citrus pectin, cilantro or even activated charcoal can help eliminate these liberated toxins from your body and prevent their reabsorption.

As mentioned, my KetoFasting protocol addresses this and other important fasting concerns. Lastly, although it’s highly beneficial for most, fasting is not for everyone. You should not do any type of extended fasting if you are underweight, pregnant, breastfeeding or have an eating disorder.

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Early treatment reliably prevents long-haul COVID symptoms (PACS)

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George Fareed uses an early treatment protocol to reduce the chance of long-haul COVID to near zero.

This study, which I was involved in using fluvoxamine 50mg twice a day for 14 days, showed that in patients who got fluvoxamine early, there were no long-haul COVID symptoms compared to a 40% rate in the group who didn’t get the drug. That’s pretty much impossible if the drug didn’t work.

Today, I learned that there is actually a paper published in a peer-reviewed medical journal written by a friend of mine that showed the same thing: Early COVID-19 therapy with azithromycin plus nitazoxanide, ivermectin or hydroxychloroquine in outpatient settings significantly improved COVID-19 outcomes compared to known outcomes in untreated patients. If you got treated early, there was no long-haul.

Finally, I called up George Fareed MD who has treated over 10,000 COVID patients with their early treatment protocol. He said their rate of long-haul COVID is “near zero.” There are no hospitalizations or deaths if the patient starts the protocol early in the disease.

The bottom line is that long-haul COVID is much easier to prevent than it is to cure and the simplest way to prevent it is to treat the virus early with an effective protocol.

Just recommend that the patient use an effective early treatment protocol which has a 95% or better track record of reducing hospitalization and death (such as the Fareed and Tyson protocol which is documented in a new book).

It’s very unlikely because all early treatments were demonized by the NIH and CDC in order to allow for EUAs to be granted to the vaccine makers.

If the world ever found out that these treatments worked to prevent long-haul COVID, it would hurt the credibility of the NIH and CDC. So they keep that information from public view and recommend Paxlovid instead (which is not 95% effective and doesn’t reduce your rate of long-haul COVID).

As far as I know, there is not a single clinical practice guideline in any hospital in the world that recommends one of these proven early treatment protocols to reduce the rate of long-haul COVID. Am I wrong?

Please watch this episode of American Thought Leaders where host Jan Jekielek interviews Dr. Paul Marik. Paul is absolutely awesome. It’s one of the best interviews I’ve seen about the pandemic.

Paul said:

“If we had adopted, as a number of countries have done, early, widespread, early treatment, we could have controlled and ended this pandemic in the middle of 2020,” says Marik. “But they don’t want you to know about this. They want you to stay at home, get sick, and then go to the hospital. It’s an outrage.”

Exactly right! He sounds just like me, doesn’t he?

At 11:00 into the video, Paul said the key is to treat people early with repurposed drugs. He’s exactly right! I figured this out in April 2020, shortly after the pandemic started and started the COVID-19 Early Treatment Fund because no world government was spending any money funding the testing of these early treatment protocols. I asked the Gates Foundation for funding help. They gave me $0. So I put in $1M of my own money and raised another $5M from mostly private donors. Not a single state actor (local, state, or federal source) gave us a dime nor did they fund any of the most promising outpatient research trials.

The WHO didn’t fund a single outpatient trial that I’m aware of, for example.

Using a proven early treatment protocol (one that reduces risk of hospitalization / death by 95% or more) minimizes the risk of long-haul COVID to near zero.

Doctor claims GRAPHENE sheds from vaccinated to unvaccinated resulting in destroyed blood cells, clots

Image: Doctor claims GRAPHENE sheds from vaccinated to unvaccinated resulting in destroyed blood cells, clots

(Natural News) Could it be that Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) “vaccines” are shedding graphene and who knows what else onto the unvaccinated, destroying their bodies in a similar way to the “fully vaccinated?” According to Dr. Philippe van Welbergen, this is exactly what is happening.

Welbergen has taken a particular interest in the graphene component of the shots, which appear to be self-assembling inside people’s bodies as large fibers and unidentified structures that turn to clots.

In some cases, these clots are gaining magnetic properties that Welbergen and others believe are capable of facilitating an electrical charge. These are complex bio-structures, in other words. (Related: Evidence shows that covid “vaccine” vials do, in fact, contain graphene oxide.)

Up until now, it was mostly believed that these graphene-based clots stick with the person into whom they were injected. But there is now evidence to suggest that the unvaccinated might be picking them up as well via shedding.

If you’re unvaccinated, stay away from the vaccinated as much as possible

The medical director of a place called Biomedical Clinics, Welbergen was one of the very first experts to warn the public about the blood damage caused by Fauci Flu shots.

Last year, he released images of blood samples that he captured under a microscope. Those images showed a disturbing presence of strange artifacts described as “tube-like structures” and particles that “lit up and damaged many cells.”

Many of Welbergen’s patients started to develop strange symptoms not long after covid injections were unleashed through Operation Warp Speed, which is why he first began investigating the matter.


Patients that got jabbed would complain about sudden bouts of chronic fatigue, dizziness, memory problems and even paralysis. Women well past reproductive age were suddenly having periods again as well.

The blood samples collected from these patients revealed that the graphene-generated structures had all but completely decimated every blood cell in sight.

Prior to Operation Warp Speed, Welbergen had never before seen such formations occurring in patients’ blood. They clearly started forming once the shots started going inside arms, though few besides Welbergen were brave enough to admit it (if they even noticed the change at all).

Welbergen would later appear on a South African community channel called Loving Life TV to discuss the matter in-depth. He showed his slides to viewers and explained what it was that was on them.

During the program, he also showed blood slides collected from “vaccine-free” patients, meaning those who refused the jabs. Sadly, some of those also showed signs of having been “infected with vaccine toxins through shedding.”

A few days before appearing on that program, Welbergen happened to notice what is described as a magnetic or electrical polarity effect occurring on different sides of the graphene fibers he had identified.

Almost every sample, he said, showed signs of this polarity, whereas prior to the release of the shots he had never before witnessed such a thing in all of his years of practice.

“Dr. Philippe’s presentation is truly eye opening and horrifying – a must watch, especially for those who proclaim Covid injections are ‘safe’ and are insisting people be injected,” reports The Exposé, which has published clips of the program for viewing.

“The Covid injections are weapons of genocide and how the people who have designed them are still walking free is incredible.”

In the comments, someone added to the conversation that he is simply astounded that any person’s body can still function with these graphene clots embedded within them. It is only a matter of time, however, before those clots grow large enough to end the person’s life.

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PENAL CODE: German doctor who killed lover by spiking his genitals with cocaine ordered to pay for her medical treatment

Image: PENAL CODE: German doctor who killed lover by spiking his genitals with cocaine ordered to pay for her medical treatment

(Natural News) A German doctor who killed a woman he was having an affair with by sprinkling cocaine on his penis prior to oral sex has been ordered by a court to cover the costs of failed attempts by emergency services to save her life.

In 2019, Dr. Andreas David Niederbichler was sentenced to nine years in jail for aggravated rape and bodily harm leading to death over the incident and is currently receiving drug therapy. The 46-year-old’s married lover died after overdosing on cocaine that he had placed on his penis before they got intimate.

The woman, a 38-year-old who has only been identified as Yvonne M., passed away after experiencing shortness of breath and collapsing. Her autopsy showed that she suffered from a fatal overdose of cocaine.

Although the doctor claimed the woman knew about the cocaine, a German court rejected his claims, and a judge has now ordered him to pay €13,280 for the medical treatment that was administered to Yvonne before she died.

He previously refused to pay the woman’s family a sum of money for compensation, including several thousand euros each for her husband and son and another several thousand to her family for funeral costs. Yvonne’s husband and son sued the plastic surgeon after he refused to pay them financial compensation and cover funeral costs. A higher regional court sided with the family and ordered the doctor to pay the funeral costs and survivor benefits.

Yvonne, a hairdresser, was a patient of the doctor before they began the ill-fated affair. A friend told the media that she had a long-running affair with him and trusted him “blindly,” saying: “Yvonne wanted to leave her husband for Niederbichler. He was like Christian Grey from Fifty Shades of Grey to her.”


Her father believes he deliberately chose her to be his victim, telling German newspaper Bild: “He promised to heal our daughter — now she is dead. She was very pretty and a patient of his. He operated on her twice for tendonitis.”

Three other women have made similar claims against the doctor

Niederbichler, who was the head physician at Halberstadt Clinic in Saxony-Anhalt, sexually assaulted three women from September 2015 to February 2018. Investigators found that he had secretly placed cocaine in their toothpaste, lipstick and champagne glasses. The court was told that he had laced his penis on these occasions as well, but he denied drugging all of the women.

He told Bild: “Yes, there were drugs. But I didn’t drug any of the women without her knowledge. I was looking for a special kick and they took part.”

He also claimed that Yvonne was an experienced cocaine user. He told the paper that he regretted following his lawyer’s advice to stay silent and wanted to prove that he was not criminally guilty of Yvonne’s death. However, his appeals have already been thrown out and he has not presented new evidence that might lead to the case being reopened.

During his trial, judges were told that he used the internet to meet up with other women for sex, and he was accused of placing cocaine under his foreskin prior to sexual relations. Three other women he was involved with sexually reported that they felt lightheaded following their encounters with him; one of them was involved in two car accidents after a date with him, and another reported having nervous switches and passing out afterward.

Chief Prosecutor Eva Vogel said the doctor used the drugs to make his conquests more compliant with his sexual demands. Regardless of his motivation, he was certainly aware of the risks of cocaine use, and his acts have ruined numerous lives.

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Riots and unrest spreading beyond Sri Lanka and Panama due to inflation and economic breakdown

Image: Riots and unrest spreading beyond Sri Lanka and Panama due to inflation and economic breakdown

(Natural News) The world economy is in dire straits as country after country descends into crisis followed by chaos. It all seems to have begun, as it usually does, in the Third World, but is now rapidly spreading to the First World.

Sri Lanka and Panama were among the earliest nations to see crisis-related unrest spill over into the streets. But now Peru, Ecuador, Haiti, Pakistan, Argentina, Tunisia, Kenya, Albania, Uganda and Nigeria are also seeing protests and riots in response to widespread food and fuel shortages, inflation, and other major signs of very serious collapse soon on the way.

In the First World, France, The Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland and Norway are all seeing similar societal rattles that point towards a global cataclysm in the making.

In France, the primary issue at hand has to do with rail workers demanding higher wages due to inflation.

Both rail and air transport workers in France ended up joining each other in calling for a nationwide strike unless their demands were addressed.

In The Netherlands, farmers threatened by the country’s anti-nitrogen “green” initiatives unleashed tractor brigades to show Dutch politicians what The People really think about their climate change schemes.

We are told that upwards of 30 percent of Dutch livestock farms could be forced to close if the globalist government’s plans to eliminate nitrogen from the country are a success.

If things get bad enough, will Americans rise up in protest?

A similar farmer uprising also occurred in nearby Germany, which we now know is in the throes of a total energy collapse due to Western sanctions against Russia.


Back in July, some 500 farmers participated in protests in Bavaria, expressing solidarity with their Dutch colleagues. They also spoke out against the German government’s environmental regulations, which threaten to destroy the country’s fuel stability.

Poor working conditions, job cuts and inflating fuel and fertilizer costs also sparked protests in Italy around the same time.

Amid the worst drought conditions in 70 years that resulted in widespread fires, Italian farmers chained themselves together in protest in a square outside Premier Mario Draghi’s office.

In Spain around the same time, there was a metallurgist strike involving 20,000 trade union workers who demanded higher pay and improved working conditions.

There was also another strike involving Irish Ryanair flight attendants that disrupted hundreds of flights between Spain and Ireland.

In Warsaw, Poland, agricultural producers belonging to an organization called Agrounia protested against interest rate increases on loans, as well as unabated imports from Ukraine that they said continue to displace domestic products.

Over in Norway around the very same time, oil and gas industry workers held a strike that resulted in entire oil fields halting production.

The result of this strike was even higher gas prices across Europe, which is already struggling through massive energy hyperinflation on the back of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Iran, Chile, Venezuela, Libya, Yemen, Ghana and even China can all now be added to the protest and unrest list as well. Each of these countries has seen similar events occur as those aforementioned.

In communist China, protests turned violent in the central Henan province after a financial scandal was exposed that threatens the entire country’s banking system.

More than 1,000 protesters showed up, according to reports, in front of the Zhengzhou sub-branch of the People’s Bank of China to demand access to their now-frozen funds. These people continue to demand answers as to what happened to their money.

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Mortgage rates surge to 20-year high, causing massive drop in home sales

Image: Mortgage rates surge to 20-year high, causing massive drop in home sales

(Natural News) The 30-year mortgage rate is now at 20-year high 6.94 percent, according to finance company Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation’s (FHLMC) latest weekly survey. As per FHLMC, also known as Freddie Mac, the 30-year mortgage rate was at 6.92 percent last week and only 3.09 percent on average last year.

The report further indicated that rates are up two basis points from the previous week, with one basis point equal to one-hundredth of a percentage point, or one percent of one percent.

“Mortgage rates slowed their upward trajectory this week,” Sam Khater, chief economist at Freddie Mac, said in a statement. He added that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage continues to remain just shy of seven percent, which is adversely impacting the housing market in the form of declining demand.

This was confirmed by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) on October 20 as existing home sales dropped for the eighth straight month. Sales fell 1.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.71 million in September. The last time they fell to this level was in May 2020.

Residential real estate brokerage firm Redfin also said there is a huge decline in the number of sold houses last month at 25 percent year-over-year while new listings fell 22 percent. Those were the biggest decreases on record with the exception of the early months of the pandemic, the company said.

“The U.S. housing market is at another standstill, but the driving forces are completely different from those that triggered the standstill at the start of the pandemic,” the firm’s economics research lead Chen Zhao said in a statement.


Due to the high rates, buyers are getting more and more hesitant to file loans for houses based on the number of mortgage applications, which is currently at the lowest since 1997, the Mortgage Bankers Association said. (Related: Home buyers hesitate as US mortgage rates soar to 16-year high.)

America also dealing with housing shortages

Aside from rising mortgage rates, America is also dealing with housing shortages.

Analysts have estimated that there is a nationwide housing shortage of between two million to nearly six million newly built homes. Senior Economist and Director of Forecasting for the NAR Nadia Evangelou said their group estimated that there’s a shortage of 5.5. million homes.

“There doesn’t appear to be any end in sight,” Evangelou told USA Today.

The organization uses its housing shortage tracker to compare the supply and demand by the number of single-family housing permits issued for every two new jobs in 175 U.S. markets.

They found that both big and small cities are dealing with severe underbuilding, but the worst is happening in major cities.

Mike Kingsella, CEO of Up for Growth, a Washington, D.C.-based housing policy research nonprofit, told the news outlet that Los Angeles is among the most underproduced housing market in the U.S. with a shortfall of nearly 400,000 homes or about 8.4 percent. In July, his company released a study tracking more than 800 U.S. housing markets across the country from 2012 to 2019.

NAR also cited Los Angeles as one of the cities with severe housing shortages. The city’s metro area had 247,400 new jobs compared to 11,206 single-family permits, Evangelou said. has more stories related to America’s collapsing housing market.

Watch the below video that talks about the impending housing crash.

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More related stories:

Fed interest rate hikes lead to rising fears of mortgage debt defaults, real estate collapse and recession.

Luxury home sales suffer biggest decline in 10 years, real estate firm reports.

Redfin: House sales decline in Sun Belt as buyers back out due to hefty prices.

UNAFFORDABLE HOUSING: US home rental rates set new record for 17th straight month.

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