I'm back rereading Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution. What a great book! For maintaining blood sugar balance you need chromium and zinc. And I am quoting from his book on page 147:
Leithin granules- 2 to 3 tablespoons daily sprinkled on food.
Borage oil- 2 to 3 capsules daily
Omega-3 oils like fish oil containing EPA and DHA. 1500 to 2000 mg very helpful in lowering high triglycerides. Some do better with flax oil, freshly ground. Remember oils go rancid very quickly, and some professionals prefer not to use them for that reason.
Chromium picolinat 200 - 600 mcg daily
Pantethine which is involved in cholesterol metabolism. 900-1800 mg daily
Niacin- 1000 to 2000 timed release which controls cholesterol
Garlic- lowers cholesterol, benefits blood pressure, kills acute infections, controls Candida. You can take it in pill form.
Carnitine- helps in the transport of fatty acids, helpful for angin, cardiomyopathy and heart rhythm disorders. helps lower triglycerides or raise HDL. 50 -1500 mg daily.
Fiber sources: Psyllium, glucomannan, carageenan, pectin, guar gum. They bind cholesterol in the gut and decrease its absorption. However, Dr. Atkins believes it's better to give the body all the cholesterol it needs and then enhance the systems of the body so the liver doesn't produce so much.
Antioxidants: A, C, E glutathione, selenium, cysteine, and bioflavonoids. 3 to 6 capsules. (note: other antioxidants include melatonin, and Masquelier's grape seed formula called "Tru-OPC's".)