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Diabetes: Restoring the Body's Blood-Sugar Control Mechanism

Greed and dishonest science have promoted a lucrative worldwide epidemic of diabetes that honesty and good science can quickly reverse by naturally restoring the body's blood-sugar control mechanism. There has been little to no recognition that high levels of insulin are just as dangerous over the long haul as sugar is to the Diabetic. Glucose-lowering drugs usually succeed in lowering blood sugar levels, but may increase the death rate from heart attacks. These drugs also are associated with weight gain, elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels, nausea, diarrhea, constipation, stomach pain, drowsiness, and headache.

Our Deadly Diabetes Deception

Greed and dishonest science have promoted a lucrative worldwide epidemic of diabetes that honesty and good science can quickly reverse by naturally restoring the body's blood-sugar control mechanism.The classification of diabetes as a failure to metabolize carbohydrates is a traditional classification that originated in the early 19th century when little was known about metabolic diseases or about metabolic processes.

Today, with our increased knowledge of metabolic processes, it would appear quite appropriate to define Type 2 Diabetes more fundamentally as a failure of the body to properly metabolize fats and oils. This failure results in a loss of effectiveness of insulin and in the consequent failure to metabolize carbohydrates. Unfortunately, much medical insight into this matter, except at the research level, remains hampered by its 19th century legacy.

Thus Type II Diabetes and its early hyperinsulinemic symptoms are whole body symptoms of this basic cellular failure to properly metabolize glucose. Each cell of our body, for reasons which are becoming clearer, find themselves unable to transport glucose from the blood stream to their interior. The glucose then either remains in the blood stream, is stored as body fat or as glycogen, or is otherwise disposed of in urine.

The goal of any effective alternative program is to repair and restore the body’s own blood sugar control mechanism. It is the malfunctioning of this mechanism that, over time, directly causes all of the many debilitating symptoms that make orthodox treatment so financially rewarding for the diabetes industry. For Type II Diabetes, the steps in the program are: repair the faulty blood sugar control system. This is done simply by substituting clean healthy beneficial fats and oils in the diet for the pristine looking but toxic trans-isomer mix found in attractive plastic containers on room temperature supermarket shelves. Consume only flax oil, fish oil and occasionally cod liver oil until blood sugar starts to stabilize. Then add back healthy oils such as butter, coconut oil, olive oil and clean animal fat. Read labels; refuse to consume cheap junk oils when they appear in processed food or on restaurant menus. Diabetics are chronically short of vitamins and minerals; they need to add a good quality broad spectrum supplement to the diet.

Dr. Robert Young states: "Excess acidity is a condition that weakens all body systems. The pancreas is one of our body’s organs charged with the awesome responsibility to alkalize us. Can you start to see how our serious acidosis has overwhelmed our pancreas’ ability to operate effectively, which then results in a state called diabetes?”

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The Role of Glutathione in Diabetes and Blood Sugar

"Diabetics are prone to infections and circulatory problems leading to heart disease, kidney failure and blindness. Glutathione protects against the complications of diabetes" - Clinical Science 91: 575-582, 1996

To truly understand how glutathione plays major role diabetes health care you must first understand some of the 'root causes' of diabetes within your body. Many people mistakenly believe that diabetes simply 'happens', but this is rarely the case. Sure, in some cases (very few) you may be pre-destined for it through genetics, but their are many ways glutathione helps diabetes in slowing down the symptoms or at least delaying the onset of diabetes.

  • Diabetics have high levels of oxidative stress. Oxidative stress occurs in your body when the number of free radicals exceeds the number of antioxidants that are present to neutralize them. It has become widely known that long periods of oxidative stress in your body can cause extremely high levels of cellular inflammation. This inflammation left unaddressed within the body has been shown to be a root cause of nearly every degenerative disease such as; cancer, stroke, and heart disease.
  • Inflammation leads to insulin resistance. Insulin resistance occurs within your body when your pancreas is creating insulin but it’s not able to use it properly to break down glucose. This can directly lead to low levels of energy since glucose is not being broken down utilized properly. At the later stages of diabetes insulin resistance can lead to more serious health concerns such as damage to the heart and blood vessels, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and syndrome x(metabolic syndrome).
  • Tests show diabetics have low levels of intracellular glutathione. Glutathione is the body’s master antioxidant controlling both oxidative stress and inflammation levels within the body. This makes it critical for diabetics raise their levels of glutathione to combat this condition. Each and every cell within the body is responsible for producing its own glutathione as long as it has the right nutrients to do so. As you can see, glutathione plays a major role in diabetic health. Make sure to get the right combination of nutrients each day to maximize your glutathione levels. You’ll feel the difference!

Bitter Melon is Highly Prized for its Anti-Diabetic Activity

Bitter melon fruitsBitter melon, Momordica charantia, (fruit and foliage) has been used in the Orient as a traditional medicine for diabetes, gastrointestinal therapy, cancer and viral infections. In Myanmar (Burma), China and India, it is highly prized for its anti-diabetic activity. Myanmar traditional physicians prescribe bitter melon to diabetic patients. Doctors in India are so confident of bitter melon's positive effect on diabetes, they dispense bitter melon in some of the most modern hospitals. According to James Duke of U.S Bitter MelonDepartment of Agriculture, bitter melon has attained favor in China as a monoherbal medicine for diabetes mellitus. Bitter melon has twice the potassium of bananas, and it has been shown to increase the number of beta cells, those which produce insulin, in the pancreas.

Bitter melong's common names and their associated cultures are:

  • Ampalaya, Bitterweed: Southeastern US
  • Serasee: Caribbean Islands
  • Bitter melon: Oriental immigrants to the US
  • Carillon: Latin America
  • Mexicane: Cajun "traeteur" of Louisiana
  • Kho Qua: Vietnam
  • K'u Kua: China
  • Ampalayo: Phillipines
  • Kukakaya: India
  • Also: Balsam Pear, Boston Apple, Bitter Gourd, Bitter Cucumber, Concombre Amer

Bitter melon on vineThere are a myriad of phytochemicals present in bitter melon and at least three different groups of extracted components have been reported to regulate and lower blood glucose levels. In 1999, a Bangladeshi clinical trial was conducted to examine the effect of Momordica charantia on 100 patients with Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (NIDDM) or Type 2 Diabetes. The researchers recorded the patients’ sugar levels both without food intake for 12-24 hours and after taking 75g of glucose. They then administered a bitter melon pulp suspension to diabetic patients and 86 out of the 100 responded to the vegetable intake, showing a significant 14% reduction in fasting and post-meal serum glucose levels.

A recent 2004 study at the Devi Ahilya University in India proved to have the same positive effects, where 15 men and women with Type 2 Diabetes between the ages of 52 and 65 took 200mg extracted constituents of bitter melon together with half doses of either Metformin or Glibenclamide or a combination of both. The result was a blood glucose level lower (hypoglycemia) than what patients may acquire from taking full doses of Metformin or Glibenclamide. It was likewise concluded that the vegetable may enhance the hypoglycemic effect of the drugs should they continue to use these prescription drugs. Several rat and hamster trials taking Momordica charantia alone also yielded good results in regulating glucose levels although animal studies may not always hold true in humans.

AmpalayaThere are a myriad of phytochemicals present in bitter melon and at least three different groups of extracted components have been reported to regulate and lower blood glucose levels. These involve glucoside, a steroidal saponin-like substance called charantin; alkaloids called momordicine that supress neural response to sweet taste stimuli; and peptides mimicking the action of animal insulin. As of July 2006, Liva Harinantenaina and a group of Japanese researchers confirmed that the major pure cucurbutanoid compounds of bitter melon possess hypoglycemic effects on blood glucose levels. There is still a lingering obsurity on which of these is most effective, if not all working synergistically.

In 1999, a Bangladeshi clinical trial was conducted to examine the effect of Momordica charantia on 100 patients with Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (NIDDM) or Type 2 Diabetes. The researchers recorded the patients’ sugar levels both without food intake for 12-24 hours and after taking 75g of glucose. They then administered a bitter melon pulp suspension to diabetic patients and 86 out of the 100 responded to the vegetable intake, showing a significant 14% reduction in fasting and post-meal serum glucose levels.

Bitter MelonA recent 2004 study at the Devi Ahilya University in India proved to have the same positive effects, where 15 men and women with Type 2 Diabetes between the ages of 52 and 65 took 200mg extracted constituents of bitter melon together with half doses of either Metformin or Glibenclamide or a combination of both. The result was a blood glucose level lower (hypoglycemia) than what patients may acquire from taking full doses of Metformin or Glibenclamide. It was likewise concluded that the vegetable may enhance the hypoglycemic effect of the drugs should they continue to use these prescription drugs. Several rat and hamster trials taking Momordica charantia alone also yielded good results in regulating glucose levels although animal studies may not always hold true

Bitter melon is available through most Filipino and/or Asian grocery stores, and some farmers markets. Because the plant is seasonal and is difficult to grow in the winter, it is sometimes sold frozen. The appropriate method of administering bitter melon is to make the extract from the fruit, vines, and leaves of the plant and either drink it as a juice, tea or administer it as a retention enema. Some say that drinking the juice or tea will result in the breakdown of the active components by stomach acids, therefore a retention enema would be a more efficient route.

Contraindications:
  • Do not use if pregnant or breast feeding.
  • This plant has been documented in animal studies to reduce fertility in both males and females and should therefore not be used by those undergoing fertility treatment or seeking pregnancy.
  • Bitter melon has demonstrated in animal and human studies that it lowers blood sugar levels. As such, it
    is contraindicated in persons with hypoglycemia. Diabetics should use with caution while monitoring their
    blood sugar levels regularly.
  • Drug Interactions: It may potentiate insulin and anti-diabetic drugs.
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The Role of Marine Phytoplankton in Diabetes

Plankton micronutrients Also rich in Omega three fatty acids, Phytoplankton micronutrients reduces the levels of sugar in the bloodstream of the diabetic patient. The most renown feature of Marine Phytoplankton as one of the natural cures for diabetes is that it not only improves the blood sugar levels, but it also prevents the usual complications that arise from diabetes. Testimonials show dramatic changes in glucose levels of those who choose to use marine phytoplankton, although it must already be established as one's maintenance intake for diabetics because losing the supply of marine phytoplankton may spike glucose levels at abnormal levels again.

Type I, or Juvenile Diabetes, is defined by the pancreas losing its ability to produce insulin. It is more severe than Type II, which is characterized by insulin resistance at the cell membrane level. Inflammation, oxidation, mitochondrial dysfunction, and toxicity of the cell membrane result in pancreatic dysfunction, and insulin resistance in each cell of our bodies, thereby explaining the problems seen with both types of diabetes. Phytoplankton micronutrients can help restore function to the cell by correcting those issues with its high content of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory nutrients, and its ability to enhance detoxification pathways in the liver, intestines, kidneys and skin; energy-producing pathways in the mitochondria are also enhanced.

Some people worry that the transient elevation of blood sugar noted while consuming fruits in general, is a sign that these foods are not good for diabetics. As noted on the front cover of the March 2005 issue of the Journal Neuron, this reasoning is not justified. In fact, this very misconception leaves people to lack antioxidants that are essential to build and fuel their cell membranes. Furthermore, they end up dissatisfied and craving sugar in general, and refined foods in particular. And so it is that they succumb to the temptation of eating simple carbohydrates, and processed foods high in refined sugars. They would have been better off satisfying their sweet tooth with fruits.

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Omega 3 oils - Flaxseed oil, Borage oil, Helps Prevent Diabetes

Results of GLA (gamma linolenic acid) as found in flax oil, fish oil and evening primrose oil supplementation in diabetics truly astounding!

Stein et al, in their research at the Department of Internal Medicine, Center for Diabetes Research at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas Texas have conclusively demonstrated the vital importance of oils that contain the essential Omega three fatty acids. Healing power of flax oil These Omega three’s as well as an important Omega six are the EFA’s LNA and LA. When we lack them in our diet, we suffer degenerative disease

Research shows the role certain beneficial fatty acids may play in preventing or improving cardiovascular complications attributed to diabetes. "Perhaps of equal or greater importance is the role certain beneficial fatty acids may play in preventing or improving cardiovascular complications attributed to diabetes. Buried in the annals of medicine are extremely optimistic studies attesting to these facts. This information has not been widely publicized in the past because fatty acids are naturally occurring nutrients and can not be patented by pharmaceutical companies and sold at exorbitant prices. One such fatty acid, gamma linolenic acid (GLA), is found in nature's most concentrated form as Borage seed oil (24% GLA). The results of GLA supplementation in diabetics are truly astounding, as outlined below. Diabetic neuropathy (a painful nerve disorder resulting from reduced blood flow and subsequent oxygen depravation of the limbs or organs) was reversed in studies conducted by seven medical centers. In a separate, but similar study, 12 patients afflicted with diabetic neuropathy were given 360 mg of GLA daily (the equivalent of two, 1000 mg. Borage oil capsules), while 10 others were given a placebo (inactive substance). After 6 months the GLA group showed statistically significant improvement as compared to the placebo group. In addition, GLA supplementation has been reported to normalize the faulty fatty acid metabolism attributed to diabetes by bypassing the enzyme system responsible for this disorderBy doing so the body's response to inflammation, pain and swelling is stabilized. Arterial muscle tone, responsible for blood pressure and optimal circulation, is also regulated by this system. Animal studies conducted with GLA have revealed the normalization of intercellular sorbitol levels. Another study of Type 1 diabetics cited favorable changes in HDL ("good" cholesterol) and blood platelet adhesiveness

In summary, diabetics have been found to possess faulty fatty acid metabolism which may contribute to the cardiovascular complications associated with the disease. Scientific research has established the reduction of certain harmful fats, with the addition of beneficial fatty acids, may offer a significant breakthrough in combating diabetic cardiovascular complications with the potential of significantly lowering health care costs." The study concluded that all diabetics should be considered for a dietary protocol of GLA.

Showdown with diabetes "The degenerative disease epidemic that wracks the nation came coincidentally with the introduction of engineered trans fats and oils. It is the type of fats and oils that we consume that is directly correlated to the rise of epidemic degenerative disease; it is not the amount of fats and oils that we eat that causes the problem. It is by chronically consuming the fats and oils that cause degenerative disease that we impair our ability to consume healthy fats and oils. We also impair our ability to consume carbohydrates and thus become" Diabetic and Obese" Thomas Smith, author of Insulin: Our Silent Killer

An item reported in the British Journal of Nutrition during a four-week study indicated that flax oil was beneficial in helping to regulate blood glucose levels in diabetics. Because most Americans consume highly processed refined oils, many are deficient in Omega-3 fatty acids that may provide numerous health benefits to people with high cholesterol, heart disease, stroke, angina, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis and eczema, and cancer. Flaxseeds, an unrefined food, provide the richest source of Omega-3 fatty acids.

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Diabetes and Magnesium: The Emerging Role of Oral Magnesium Supplementation

Type 2 diabetes is associated with low levels of magnesium in the blood. A large clinical study of over 2000 people found that higher dietary intake of magnesium may protect against development of type 2 diabetes. Magnesium was found to improve insulin sensitivity in these people, reducing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Other clinical studies have found similar results, especially in the elderly. Magnesium deficiency in diabetic patients may decrease their immunity, making them more susceptible to infections and illnesses.

Jerry L. Nadler, MD - The link between diabetes mellitus and magnesium deficiency is well known. A growing body of evidence suggests that magnesium plays a pivotal role in reducing cardiovascular risks and may be involved in the pathogenesis of diabetes itself. While the benefits of oral magnesium supplementation on glycemic control have yet to be demonstrated in patients, magnesium supplementation has been shown to improve insulin sensitivity. Based on current knowledge, clinicians have good reason to believe that magnesium repletion may play a role in delaying type 2 diabetes onset and potentially in warding off its devastating complications -- cardiovascular disease, retinopathy, and nephropathy.

Fish Oil and Diabetes

The 30-Day Diabetes miracle Population studies have suggested that fish oil might help protect against diabetes. "There were epidemiological studies on the Greenland Eskimos, a population of people that eat mainly whale blubber. In a study, researchers had 12 overweight men and women, aged 40 to 70, consume 1.8 grams of DHA at breakfast for 12 weeks. While none of the study participants had full-blown diabetes, they all suffered from insulin resistance -- a pre-diabetic condition in which the body fails to efficiently respond to insulin. Using blood tests taken at the start and end of the study, the researchers assessed changes in each person's insulin resistance. They saw a change in insulin sensitivity after 12 weeks of DHA supplementation. A full 70% of the study participants showed an improvement in insulin-related function, and in 50% it was a clinically significant change. Annual Experimental Biology 2002 Conference New Orleans, LA April 21, 2002

Note: Too much of a good thing... "Omega-3 fish oil is terrific for most of us, but if we get too much it actually worsens our health. If you are diabetic you will want to monitor your sugar levels very carefully when you use fish oil, and you will need to lower or stop the fish oil if your blood sugar rises." Dr. Mercola

Insulin Resistant Diabetes

Thomas Smith

Insulin Resistant Diabetes or Hyperinsulinemia is known to the medical community by the symptoms that it produces. Some of these symptoms are: Atherosclerosis, Vascular disease, Diabetes type 2, Impotence, Kidney Failure, Heart Failure, Liver Damage, Stroke, Obesity, Neuropathy, Retinopathy and Gangrene to name but a few. Hyperinsulinemia is also thought to be implicated in several forms of Cancer and in the epidemic of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) raging through our schools today; although with these latter two diseases, the evidence while quite compelling is not yet completely conclusive.

Bitter Sweet The good news is that although this disease accounts for almost half of the annual death toll from all causes, it is, in most cases, curable- permanently, quickly, economically, completely and often easily and by natural means. That means little or no reliance upon synthetic designer drugs and no ineffective medical treatments for symptoms while causal agents remain untreated. It is now possible to look forward to something other than a rapid decline to invalid status and an early painful death.

To cure Hyperinsulinemia, Type II Diabetes, Syndrome X and many other consequential diseases that stem from poisonous fats and oils, it is important to realize that the chronic ingestion of Refined and Hydrogenated fats and oils is implicated as a causal agent in these diseases. Margarine, artificial shortenings, refined oils and all Hydrogenated edible products are long term toxic to the human metabolism. An important consideration about these edible oils is a widespread fraudulent advertising technique that enables the oils manufacturer to sell known toxic oils to the unsuspecting public without breaking the law. Many refined vegetable oils are advertised as monounsaturated or as polyunsaturated in order to confuse the purchaser. From my own research of the scientific literature when I was forced to find a cure for my own Type II Diabetes, I know that this Trans configuration is a major cause of Type II Diabetes. I also know that the complete removal of these toxic fats and oils and the consumption of therapeutic quantities of the EFA’s rapidly leads to reversal of Type II Diabetes. Thomas Smith is the author of: 'Insulin: Our Silent Killer'

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Human clinical studies show Fulvic acids offer significant help with Diabetes mellitus

Diabetes mellitus stems from dietary deficiency of protective humic substances, especially fulvic acids. Scientists found that fulvic acids show significant success in preventing and combating free radical damage to pancratic islet B cells, which is the widely accepted cause for diabetes mellitus. What they discovered was that the Fulvic acid preparation significantly increases superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity. Their clinical studies show that fulvic acids diminish the development and progression of diabetes, and assisted in the treatment. With fulvic acid, diabetes patients became more energetic and the tingling, painful feeling and numbness experienced in the nerve endings disappeared or were reduced. For centuries people living in isolated villages in the Himalayas and adjoining regions have used preparations made from a rare fulvic acid containing humic substance known as Shilajit, to prevent and combat problems with diabetes. Diabetes is quite uncommon in the isolated mountain villages, yet a brisk trade in these rare fulvic acid containing preparations has expanded in recent years to the traditional doctors in surrounding regions.

Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 (juvenile diabetes)

Type 1 Diabetes

People with type I diabetes mellitus (insulin-dependent diabetes) produce little or no insulin at all. In type II diabetes mellitus (non-insulin-dependent diabetes), the pancreas continues to manufacture insulin, sometimes even at higher than normal levels. However, the body develops resistance to its effects and the sugar in the blood does not enter the cells as well as it should resulting in higher blood sugar levels. Type II diabetes usually begins after age 30 and becomes progressively more common with age. Obesity is a risk factor for type II diabetes; 80 to 90 percent of the people with diabetes are obese.

Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a chronic metabolic disorder caused by an absolute or relative deficiency of insulin, an anabolic hormone. Insulin is produced by the beta cells of the islets of Langerhans located in the pancreas, and the absence, destruction, or other loss of these cells results in type 1 diabetes (insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus [IDDM]). Most children with diabetes have IDDM and a lifetime dependence on exogenous insulin.

Vaccines Proven To be Largest Cause of Insulin Dependent Diabetes in Children

In the May 24, 1996 New Zealand Medical Journal, Dr. Classen reported that there was a 60 percent increase in Type I diabetes (juvenile diabetes) following a massive campaign in New Zealand from 1988 to 1991 to vaccinate babies six weeks of age or older with hepatitis B vaccine. His analysis of a group of 100,000 New Zealand children prospectively followed since 1982 showed that the incidence of diabetes before the hepatitis B vaccination program began in 1988 was 11.2 cases per 100,000 children per year while the incidence of diabetes following the hepatitis B vaccination campaign was 18.2 cases per 100,000 children per year. Diabetics Advised to Seek Legal Counsel Now, Before Their Right to Compensation Expires. Dr. Classen presented data supporting a causal relationship between many different vaccines and the development of insulin diabetes. His data included the pertussis, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B, hemophilus influenza and others. The data indicated people with vaccine induced diabetes may not develop the disease until 4 or more years after receiving a vaccine. Lawyers attending the conference and who reviewed the data, advise diabetics to seek legal counsel at once. The government provides compensation for vaccine induced injuries however there is a statute of limitations. Insulin dependent diabetes cost the patient about $1 million over their life time.

Soy and Type 1 Diabetes in Children

Contrary to popular belief that soy is a health food, evidence reveals that soy consumption has been linked to numerous disorders, including infertility, increased cancer and infantile leukemia, Type1 diabetes, and precocious puberty in children have been fed soy formula.

A combined research team of Cornell University Medical College and Long Island Community Hospital medical experts have found that children Juvenile Diabetes who develop Type1 diabetes are twice as likely to have been fed soy formulas as those fed all other foods This confirms concerns based on animal studies raised in the 1980's and 1990s by Health Canada researcher Dr Fraser Scott and led to the American Academy of Pediatrics issuing their warning to pediatricians against any use of soy based formulas. Scientists have known for years that the isoflavones in soy products can depress thyroid function and cause goiters in otherwise healthy children and adults. Researchers at Cornell University Medical College said that children who got soy formula were more likely to develop thyroid disease and that twice as many diabetic children had received soy formula in infancy as compared to non-diabetic children. In fact, in other countries such as Switzerland, England, Australia and New Zealand, public health officials recommend highly restricted medically monitored use of soy for babies and for pregnant women. Soy formula is a lifesaver for the 3 to 4 percent of babies allergic to cows milk, but it is so widely advertised that it is sold to 25% of the entire formula market.




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