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Diabetes Natural Treatments and Prevention

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. Learn how you can improve diabetic condition with natural remedies.

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Re-awaken Your Body's Healing Power With Marine Phytoplankton, Mother's Nature's Milk From the Ocean Dr. Jerry Tennant, M.D. says that marine phytoplankton contains almost everything one needs to sustain life and to restore health by providing the raw materials to make new cells that function normally. These nutrients improve mental function, and memory. They reduce depression, harmful effects of stress, and mood swings. Profound Life-Giving Properties of Marine Phytoplankton

Edible clay therapy The Native Americans call it "Ee-Wah-Keemeaning "The-Mud-That-Heals." In addition to the role it plays as a potent detoxifier, therapeutic clay has also been used extensively in the treatment of pain, open wounds, colitis, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, stomach ulcers, intestinal problems, acne, anemia, and a variety of other health issues. more

Healing Teas Teas Are One of The Most Effective Ways to Benefit from Nature's Healing Herbs
Teas can help fight depression and anxiety, heal skin conditions and gastrointestinal disorders, regulate hormone imbalances, improve your sex life, prevent illness, and help you heal faster. Many diseases and conditions for which we turn to modern medicine can also be treated naturally with healing herbs. These treatments can be safer, less expensive and possibly even more effective than traditional methods.

Green Pharma Dr. Myklebust, MD: "Teas are rich in antioxidants called polyphenols which are plant chemicals that may help prevent cancer, heart disease, and other diseases"

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Magnesium Therapy: Magnesium helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm steady, and bones strong - "Magnesium deficiency can affect virtually every organ system of the body. With regard to skeletal muscle, one may experience twitches, cramps, muscle tension, muscle soreness, including back aches, neck pain, tension headaches and jaw joint (TMJ) dysfunction." . Dr. Sidney Baker

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Natural Stem Cell Enhancers The first natural plant-based enhancers have shown to trigger the release of millions of adult stem cells from the bone marrow very quickly. These stem cells can then migrate and attach to any cells, tissue, bone, muscle, cartilage, organ anywhere in the body needing repair.

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The Truth About the Drug Companies : How They Deceive Us and What to Do About "The medical establishment works closely with the drug multinationals whose main objective is profits, and whose worst nightmare would be an epidemic of good health. Lots of drugs MUST be sold. In order to achieve this, anything goes: lies, fraud, and kickbacks. Doctors are the principal salespeople of the drug companies." Guylaine Lanctot, M.D.

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Safe and Effective Natural Remedies for Diabetes

Do Not Take This Deadly Diabetes Drug -- Two Reasons Why. Hundreds of people taking Avandia, a controversial diabetes medicine, needlessly suffer heart attacks and heart failure each month. Confidential government reports say that about 500 heart attacks and 300 cases of heart failure would be averted every month if patients switched away from Avandia. One report, by Dr. David Graham and Dr. Kate Gelperin of the FDA, argued that Avandia should be withdrawn from the market.

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.

Diabetes DietThe 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. Lisa Landymore-Lin wrote all about this in her book Poisonous Prescriptions asking, ‘Do Antibiotics Cause Asthma and Diabetes?’ We are now even beginning to question the role of antibiotics as a cause of cancer since they do lead to pathogen overgrowth especially in the area of yeast and fungi. Chris Woollams writes, It is estimated that 70 per cent of the British population have a yeast infection. The primary cause of this is our love of antibiotics.

"Bart Classen, a Maryland physician, published data showing that diabetes rates rose significantly in New Zealand following a massive hepatitis B vaccine campaign in young children, and that diabetes rates also went up sharply in Finland after three new childhood vaccines were introduced." Nicholas Regush ABCNEWS.com

Hidden Risks, Lethal Truths
June 30, 2002 Los Angeles Times Sunday Report

Warner-Lambert won approval for Rezulin after masking the number of liver injuries in clinical studies.

WASHINGTON -- Newly obtained internal documents show that Warner-Lambert Co. executives who promoted the diabetes pill Rezulin masked early indications of the drug's danger to the liver from federal regulators and later delayed sharing information about its lethal toxicity with family doctors. The newly acquired materials show that company management rebuffed employees who questioned liver-injury totals from clinical studies that excluded 38% of the cases. At the time, Warner-Lambert was assuring doctors nationwide that the drug was as safe as a placebo, the harmless pill used as a control in medical testing. The story of the Food and Drug Administration's handling of Rezulin is well known.

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 alkalinize 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!
Glutathioe testimonial

"I was having a great deal of trouble keeping my sugar down, even though I was on Insulin injections. I had Iost the sight in one eye and the other eye was ulcerated, with loss of vision eminent. I was terribly down and lacked the energy to move and was rapidly gaining weight. My sister introduced me to Immunocal, after her hearing a radio show on the benefits of glutathione and calling the number. It was also suggested that I take the Xtra Sharp and the vitamin, which I agreed on. After two months on Immunocal and the Xtra Sharp my sugar was leveled and upon going to my eye specialist I was told that the ulcerations were gone, as was the itching and running from the eyes. I have more energy that I can ever remember having and I am now taking walks daily. In six weeks lost twenty-two pounds. Immunocal has definitely improved the quality of my life." Gwen M.

My name is Shirley Hulen, a 74-year-old homemaker from Milwaukie, Oregon. After having several tests done at the Women’s Fair in October 1999, a nurse advised me to see my doctor because of elevated blood sugar. I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes as a result of the HbA1c test done at that visit. Next came a class at the hospital where we learned all aspects of diabetes, including neuropathy. At that time, I had no feeling from the ankles down, along with the tingling and pain. My disappointment came when I was told this condition would never go away and would continue to progress as more nerves were damaged. And progress it did---until it finally reached both knees! Since this was something I had to live with for the rest of my life, or so I was told, I accepted the fact I would be very inactive when I should be exercising to help control my blood sugar and to lose weight. Near the end of 2001, I learned about glutathione Immunocal and on January 7, 2002 I took my first packet. Within weeks, I began to notice some things missing or improved. A sore in one ear was gone after 3 to 4 years. No more headaches, because my year-round sinus infections were also gone after many years. I was able to almost close both hands after arthritis prevented it from happening. Imagine my excitement when I noticed that my neuropathy had lowered almost two inches below my knees. In the middle of March I began taking two packets of Immunocal a day and by late June the neuropathy was only in the bottom of my feet. How exciting for something that would NEVER be reversed! We just came back from our church campout on the Oregon coast. This year I walked everywhere I needed to go, with much improved balance. Last year I could only walk short distances with assistance and had to be driven the longer ones. Shirley Hulen - P.S. My eyes are in excellent condition and there is no blurring.

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"I have had diabetes for 38 of my 49 years and I've had kidney disease since1986. In August of 1999, I went for my quarterly blood test for my kidneys. The physician called me after the test was taken and said, "Not only are your kidneys functioning well, after fourteen years, their function has improved dramatically." My BUN (blood urea nitrogen) was near normal after fourteen years of it being almost twice as high as it should be because my kidneys weren't filtering well. The only supplemental change in my life was transfer factors. Only once in my life did I endorse a product. I've been on an insulin pump for seven years, and I've allowed my name, face, and testimony to be used nationally. This is the second time, and it took alot to convince me. Not only did it reverse my kidney disease, but this is the first year in sixteen years that I haven't gotten a flu shot or gotten the flu or bronchitis" Marc H. Blatstein, Former President, Philadelphia Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation

Dr. Neal Donohu - I think a product like transfer factors. needs to be at the root of any prevention program, particularly in the compromised patients, for example, the diabetics...with an increased risk of diabetic amputation, with wounds, and all of the things that we see...We need to have products like transfer factors at the core of preventative medical programs...We need to get this to the general public. They are at risk also with this expanding epidemic of diabetes.” Dr. Neal Donohu, Director of Surgery, President of World Walk Foundation

I have a daughter who is diabetic...Today we went to see her endocrinologist and her hemoglobin report was in the fantastic range, and I know it is because of her taking transfer factors...We are very strong believers in this product.” Donna Wilkinson, TX

My first cousin has had [diabetes] for 62 years...Her foot doctor, who is an advocate of transfer factors, had her call me and get transfer factors....They thought she was going to lose a foot and she mega-dosed on transfer factors.for two weeks...She lost a toe, not an entire foot.”
Marc H. Blatstein, Former President, Philadelphia Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation

Greg B. Wilson, Ph.D. and James B. Daily, Jr., Ph.D - "Transfer factors are not only useful for disease prevention but can also help with diseases already established due to inadequate immune response. Since transfer factors-producing T lymphocytes are important in immune recognition and memory, impairment of transfer factors production could neutralize the rest of the immune response in otherwise healthy individuals. Therefore, introducing transfer factors can sometimes enable a dysfunctional immune system to return to normal." More about transfer factors

Dr. Sam Jones, DVM - "Two cats, both about 8 years old, had severe diabetes. It was impossible to get the insulin requirements adjusted. They had lost weight to a point that they were skin and bones. Both cats had no quality of life left. After one week of being on transfer factors we were able to get their insulin requirements adjusted. It is now 6 months and they have regained their weight and have a great quality of life and health."Page Divider

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, theydispense 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 -- Carribean islands; Bitter melon -- Oriental immigrants to the US; Carillon -- Latin America; Mexicane -- Cajun "traeteur" of Louisiana, USA; 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 thefruit, 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

Also rich in Omega three fatty acids, Marine Phytoplankton 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. Marine phytoplankton 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.

Plankton BookMarine phytoplankton's nutrients improve our immune system in the intestines and in the body, thereby minimizing the damage that our immune system may bring to the pancreas and cell membranes throughout our body. Marine phytoplankton reduces the amount of sugar present in our bloodstream, thereby reducing the myriad of complications seen in diabetics (eye problems, ulcers in extremities, heart disease, strokes, hormone problems, neurologic and immune system dysfunction, etc.).

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.

Phytoplankton are microscopic plants "My wife is diabetic and after she got breast cancer we hit some hard times and could not afford her medication. Her sugar count went to 318, which is high. I told my sister about this, and she had a bottle of . She stated that Marine Phytoplankton has been known to lower sugar count for diabetics. I picked up the bottle and gave Juanita one ounce that evening. The very next morning her count had dropped 88 points. I told a friend about Juanita's experience with Marine Phytoplankton and had him try it. His sugar count dropped 103 points the next day. We kept track of Juanita's a.m. and p.m. tests for two weeks... up and down, up and down but the highs were not as high and lows were lower. After 10 days the lows were in the 120's & highs were 212 to 250. Her Dr. started her on penicillin shots so she stopped taking Marine Phytoplankton. Her sugar count went up, and then up some more until one night it hit 382. I told her flat out that she was going to take Marine Phytoplankton with her. First night she had a 142-point drop. Three days later her readings were in the 170s and going down little by little." K. W.

Dr. Jerry Tennant, M.D. says that marine phytoplankton contains almost everything one needs to sustain life and to restore health by providing the raw materials to make new cells that function normally. Marine phytoplankton has been called "the most nutritionally dense foods on the planet". Containing a wide range of trace elements, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll, enzymes and cellular materials, marine phytoplankton promotes and maintains optimum health by boosting and supporting all systems within the body. Its antioxidants and unique polysaccharides can halt the genetic mutations that can lead to cancer. Both high levels of saccharides and adaptogens increase energy and stamina by improving our ability to consume and use oxygen. Adaptogens also improve cardiovascular health by strengthening the heart and circulation.

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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 primore 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. Other conditions shown to benefit include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, skin conditions, arthritis, allergies, weight loss, improved behavior of hyperactive children and increased strength of hair and nails. Cited in the book, Super Nutrition For Menopause, written by the renowned nutritionist Ann Louise Gittleman, is one of the most popular applications of GLA supplementation in the relief of menstrual pain. Sufferers use a maintenance dose up to the seventh day prior to menstruation, then double that dose for the duration of their menstruation. Dietary restrictions of meat, dairy and eggs during this time has also shown to compliment this regiment. Many would agree with Ms. Gittleman's credo in allowing mother nature to cure our ails before relying on synthetic drugs which often come with side effects. "

Showdown with diabetes
"The degenerative disease epidemic that wracks the nation came coincidentally with the introduction of engineered 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.

Researchers from the University of Toronto found adding chia to the diet of diabetic people for three months resulted in an important reduction (40%) of certain inflammation markers and a significant blood pressure reduction. Since these two aspects are well-known cardiovascular diseases risk factors, these reductions suggest adding chia to your diet is a simple way to reduce your risk of developing these diseases.

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Fats That Heal, Fats That Kill : The Complete Guide to Fats, Oils, Cholesterol and Human Health Udo Erasmus' in-depth look at the oil industry and the processes that turn healing fats into killing fats is unequaled. Learning about these processes is essential to understanding why we must make certain food choices to prevent and even reverse degenerative diseases including heart disease, cancer and diabetes. In "Fats That Heal, Fats That Kill," Erasmus has far surpassed his original best-selling work, "Fats and Oils." From the way our bodies assimilate fats and oils to the politics of health, Natural Treatments for DiabeteErasmus shies away from nothing.

Health Risks from Processed Foods and Trans Fats - In this fascinating discussion nutritional expert Mary Enig, Ph.D. is interviewed by Dr. Richard A. Passwater concerning the harm caused by partially-hydrogenated fats that are present in processed foods.

Professor Tom Saldeen, MD, Ph.D. - "Patients with diabetes would benefit from intake of omega-3 fatty acids for many reasons, one of which is to diminish the increased tendency to thrombus formation that is seen in diabetes. However, up to now many physicians have hesitated to give fish oil to these patients for the reason that ordinary fish oil is known to increase blood sugar (Fig 1). This may be due to the formation of free radicals in the pancreas, with decreased production of insulin. With stable fish oil this adverse effect is not observed (Fig 1), and stable fish oil can thus be given to diabetic patients, which is a major advantage. Unfortunately ordinary (unstable) fish oil can also induce an increase in blood sugar in persons without diabetes." Tom Saldeen is Professor and Chairman at the Department of Forensic Medicine at the Medical facility of Uppsala, Sweden and one of the world’s leading experts on the health benefits of fish oils

Cinnamon6 Supplement : A blend of seven elements designed to help the body regulate glucose and insulin. The 7 ingredients of Cinnamon6 are especially designed to modulate the glucose levels and the metabolic and endocrine systems.

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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.

The magnesium miracleMagnesium deficiency creates resistance to insulin, Insulin resistance increases levels of insulin, which may result in a form of diabetes. Additionally, insulin resistance by itself can distrupt intracellular magnesium levels, as PubMed studies explains.

Magnesium deficiency is a predictor of diabetes; diabetics both need more magnesium and lose more magnesium than most people. In two new studies, in both men and women, those who consumed the most magnesium in their diet were least likely to develop type 2 diabetes, according to a report in the January 2006 issue of the journal Diabetes Care. Until now, very few large studies have directly examined the long-term effects of dietary magnesium on diabetes. Dr. Simin Liu of the Harvard Medical School and School of Public Health in Boston says, "Our studies provided some direct evidence that greater intake of dietary magnesium may have a long-term protective effect on lowering risk," said Liu, who was involved in both studies. See Magnesium and Diabetic Neuropathy, which introduces the concept of administering mega doses of magnesium to heal Diabetic Neuropathy.

Learn how the prolonged use of Magnesium can prevent chronic complications from diabetes

Dr. Michael R. Eades MD - "Virtually all the components of the Metabolic Syndrome of diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity and lipid disorders are associated with low magnesium."

Dr. Mansmann "I have had diabetic neuropathy for over 10 years. The most significant symptom is my neuropathic pain of burning feet, called erythromelalgia. With the aid of Mg (magnesium)I can completely suppress the symptom, but if my blood glucose level is acutely elevated, because of a dietary indiscretion, the pain flares in spite of an apparent adequate dose of Mg. It goes away with extra Mg gluconate (Magonate) in an hour or so in either case. Without the Mg it will last for six plus hours, even though the blood glucose level is normal in about two hours. It is my belief that every one with diabetes should be taking Mg supplementation to the point of one’s Maximum Tolerated Dose, which is until one has soft-semi, formed stools. In addition, anyone with neuropathy, without a known cause, must be adequately evaluated for diabetes and especially those with poorly, slowly, healing foot sores of any kind. Since the use of Mg is safe I see no reason that this should not be ;the standard of care”. Dr. Herbert Mansmann Jr., Director of the Magenesium Research Lab,[xi] who is a diabetic with congenital magnesium deficiency and severe peripheral neuropathy, shares that he was able to reverse the neuropathy and nerve degeneration with a year of using oral magnesium preparations at very high doses.

Magnesium and Diabetic Neuropathy
Diabetes: Prevention and Cure
Is a lack of magnesium related to type 2 Diabetes in Obese Children?

Magnesium is nothing short of a miracle mineral in its healing effect on a wide range of diseases as well as in its ability to rejuvenate the aging body. Symptoms of magnesium deficiency may include agitation and anxiety, restless leg syndrome (RLS), sleep disorders, irritability, nausea and vomiting, abnormal heart rhythms, low blood pressure, confusion, muscle spasm and weakness, hyperventilation, insomnia, and even seizures. Approximately nine out of ten people will show dramatic improvements in the state of their health when they restore their magnesium levels and the very best way to do that is with ancient minerals magnesium drawn from an ancient inactive seabed 2 miles beneath the earth in Europe. With such 'brine solutions' one can simply apply the concentrate to the skin or pour it into ones bath water and one will have a medical treatment of primordial priority. Nothing short of a miracle is to be expected in ones health status if one is ill when one increases the cellular levels of magnesium. more: educational information

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Fish Oil and Diabetes

The 30-Day Diabetes miraclePopulation 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

Green pharmacy bottle Ultra-Refined Fish Oil

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

Cinnamon6 Supplement : A blend of seven elements designed to help the body regulate glucose and insulin. The 7 ingredients of Cinnamon6 are especially designed to modulate the glucose levels and the metabolic and endocrine systems.

Insulin Resistant Diabetes or Insulin Resistant Hyperinsulinemia

by 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.

Childhood Vaccinations and Juvenile-Onset (Type-1) Diabetes
by Harris Coulter, Ph.D.

Testimony before the Congress of the United States, House of Representatives, Committee on Appropriations, subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies

There are many reports in the literature of Type-I diabetes emerging after mumps vaccination. In 1997, Sinaiotis and colleagues reported the onset of Type-I diabetes one month after receipt of mumps vaccine in a 6.5 year old boy. In 1991, Pawlowski and Gries described an 11-year old body who had mumps disease at age 16 months and then received measles-mumps vaccine 5 months prior to the emergence of Type-I diabetes; he had severe abdominal pain and fever one week after vaccination. In 1984, Otten and colleagues reported three cases of Type-I diabetes with onset in one case 10 days and, in other cases, 3 weeks after mumps vaccination in children 3,2 and 16 years of age. In 1986, Helmke and colleagues reported seven children who developed Type-I diabetes in the second to fourth week following mumps or measles-mumps vaccination.

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.

More Vaccines Equal More Diabetes

Diabetes free kids In the October 22, 1997 Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice, Classen presented more data further substantiating his findings of a vaccine-diabetes connection. He reported that the incidence of diabetes in Finland was stable in children under 4 years of age until the government made several changes in its childhood vaccination schedule. In 1974, 130,000 children aged 3 months to 4 years were enrolled in a vaccine experimental trial and injected with Hib vaccine or meningococcal vaccine. Then, in 1976, the pertussis vaccine used in Finland was made stronger by adding a second strain of bacteria. During the years 1977 to 1979, there was a 64 percent increase in the incidence of Type 1 diabetes in Finland compared to the years 1970 to 1976.

Doctors started making reports in the medical literature as early as 1949 that some children injected with pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine (now part of the DPT or DTaP shot) were having trouble maintaining normal glucose levels in their blood. Lab research has confirmed that pertussis vaccine can cause diabetes in mice.

Cooking up fun for children with diabetesAs diabetes research progressed in the 1960's, 70's and 80's, there were observations that viral infections may be a co-factor in causing diabetes. The introduction of live virus vaccines, such as live MMR vaccine which is made from weakened forms of the live measles, mumps and rubella viruses, has raised questions about whether live vaccine virus could by a co-factor in causing chronic diseases such as diabetes.

In 1982, another vaccine was added to the childhood vaccination schedule in Finland. Children aged 14 months to six years were given the live MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine. This was followed by the injection of 114,000 Finnish children aged 3 months and older with another experimental Hib vaccine. In 1988, Finland recommended that all babies be injected with the Hib vaccine.

The introduction of these new vaccines in Finland were followed by a 62 percent rise in the incidence of diabetes in the 0 to 4 year old age group and a 19 percent rise of diabetes in the 5 to 9 year old age group between the years 1980 and 1982 and 1987 and 1989. Classen concluded:

"The net effect was the addition of three new vaccines to the 0-4 year old age group and a 147 percent increase in the incidence of IDDM [insulin dependent diabetes mellitus] , the addition of one new vaccine to the 5-9 year olds and a rise in the incidence of diabetes of 40 percent, and no new vaccines added to the 10 to 14 year olds and a rise in the incidence of IDDM by only 8 percent between the intervals 1970-1976 and 1990-1992. The rise in IDDM in the different age groups correlated with the number of vaccines given."

The Center for Disease Control, CDC, published data which supports a link between timing of immunization and the development of diabetes (Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety Vol 6 Suppl. 2, S60; 1998). The data from the CDC's preliminary study supports published data that immunization starting after 2 months is associated with an increased risk of diabetes. The US government study showed Hep B immunization starting after 2 months was associated with an almost doubling of the risk of IDDM, odds ratio of 1.9. The results were also consistent with data that immunization starting at birth is associated with a decreased risk of diabetes compared to immunization starting after 2 months of life (odds ratio of 1.3 vs 1.9). The children immunization at birth in the CDC study were followed on average less than 2 years. By contrast the BCG data from Sweden showed the ability of immunization at birth to prevent diabetes is only seen clearly after about age seven.

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