Diabetes

Diabetes is another disease that has grown to epidemic proportions. It can lead to heart and kidney disease, stroke, blindness, amputation and pain. The problem is our body can no longer absorb our fuel (glucose) that we “burn” in our cells to provide our movement and living functions.  It’s like a car without a fuel pump. The fuel (glucose) is there but we can’t get it into our motor (the mitochondria in our cells) to power us. Our glucose fuel comes from our digestive system which breaks down the carbohydrates in our food into glucose. Glucose is then put into our blood stream and circulated to every cell in our body. Normally our cells can absorb this glucose through the cell walls with a complicated chain of enzyme reactions part of which uses insulin. There are two problems that can occur at this stage which is what diabetes is all about. The first is type 1 diabetes where there’s just not enough insulin. Insulin is produced by beta cells in our pancreas gland. Our own immune system can damage those beta cells in our pancreas when it is stimulated by certain animal proteins in our body. It happens with genetically susceptible people most commonly due to a milk protein. Saturated fat and cholesterol can also damage the pancreas.

The other type of diabetes, type 2, is more common and occurs when saturated fats in our cells block the enzyme path and prevent glucose entering our cells. So type 1 is a shortage of insulin, type 2 is enough insulin but the path into our cells is blocked by fat. The result with both is we cannot use our glucose fuel. Our mitochondrial motor stops and our blood vessels, vital organs and nervous systems are damaged by the high level of sugar in our blood. High blood sugar is the signal of diabetes. Once again modern medicine is failing in the treatment of this disease. Once again modern medicine treats the symptoms rather than the cause and once again lifestyle medicine, treatment using diet, shines.

Modern medicine regards both type 1 and 2 diabetes as incurable. They use powerful drugs to get that blood sugar down. The drugs can cause heart failure with more deaths than the disease itself. They use insulin doses to get insulin levels up but that can accelerate aging and promote cancer, obesity, atherosclerosis and vision loss.

Once again the wrong messages are being given out to the public. Typically getting it completely wrong again is that television show “Catalyst”. Their message is – high blood sugar is the problem, that’s diabetes. Stop eating those sugars and those carbohydrates. Eat more fat, adopt a Paleo dietwrong, wrong, wrong!! How can they be so completely out of touch? Their advice is wrong and dangerous. It’s the wrong message that will cause more suffering and death.

High blood sugar is a symptom not the cause. Stop the saturated fats. Stop the animal products. A fat free, high carbohydrate diet (even just white rice and table sugar with a few fruits – “the rice diet”) will stop Type 2 in just a few weeks. I wouldn’t advise this diet long term, but a whole plant based diet will do the same and lead to excellent health. Carbohydrates are the solution; animal (saturated) fats are the cause. Curing type 2 is a bit like curing heart disease, small amounts of animal products and fats produce a disproportionately poor outcome.

Type 1 diabetes is a different kettle of fish. It can be prevented by completely avoiding animal products even with those susceptible people. Perhaps in the future, stem cell treatment may be an answer. In the meantime there is some hope with a whole plant based diet. This can result in our cells becoming more sensitive to insulin. It has been shown a plant based diet can allow type 1 diabetic suffers to reduce their medications by 30 to 50%. Also there are certain plants that can regenerate those beta cells. Give the body the right foods and it will heal itself. Examples are – Gymenna, Nigella Sativa (black cumin), Vitamin D, Turmeric (Curcumin), Arginine, Avocado, Berberine (Goldenseal and Barberry herbs), Bitter Melon, Chard, Corn Silk, Stevia. See “Beta Cell Regeneration” at www.greenmedinfo.com . I can’t comment on whether those will help but probably won’t harm. Research them yourself. Again use your own logic. Certainly modern medicine to date has nothing to offer.

CAUTION – A WHOLE FOOD PLANT BASED DIET WILL RAPIDLY IMPROVE ANY EXISTING MEDICAL CONDITION. THEREFORE IF YOU CHOOSE TO TRY THIS DIET AND ARE ON MEDICATION FOR YOUR CONDITION YOU SHOULD CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR AND HAVE HIM MONITOR YOUR IMPROVEMENT AND ADJUST YOUR MEDICATION