"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease."
- Thomas Edison
acid saliva, more tooth decay and periodontitis.
Insulin causes inflammation.
Insulin causes cancer cells to proliferate.
Simply Raw Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days Free online movie 1.5 hours
Alkalize For Health endorses the "nutritarian"
diet advocated by Dr. Joel Fuhrman
Tree of Life Foundation -
Healing Diabetes Naturally
The pH Miracle for Diabetes
8 minute video
Importance of Juicing - Dr. Robert Young
Seaweed supplies chromium and iodine (essential for glucose utilization).
Chromium picolinate, the organic form of chromium,
increases insulin sensitivity.
"Flax makes insulin more
efficient at controlling blood sugar levels." - Dr. David
Mothers who eat cod liver oil during
pregnancy reduce the risk of Type l diabetes in their offspring.
- Diabetologia 2000;43:1093-8. (Cod liver oil contains
both vitamin A and healthy fats.)
Niacinamide supplementation can help prevent type 1 diabetes.
with DMG (Dimethylglycine) improves cellular utilization of glucose, resulting in
more normal blood glucose levels, increased energy level and
prevention of weight gain.
Insulin sensitivity is increased by
magnesium and vitamin D.
MSG (monosodium glutamate)
to create obese rats to be used in diet experiments.
High fructose corn syrup also
creates obese rats.
1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon
triples insulin efficiency.
Some doctors are calling
cinnamon the "poor person's insulin".
There are two types of
cinnamon - Cassia and Ceylon. Cassia cinnamon contains a chemical that
can damage your liver.
Ceylon cinnamon is safe to eat.
is also improved by DMG, cloves, iodine, magnesium, vinegar, vitamin D and flax oil.
sugar, so high blood sugar provides a banquet for cancer
'60 Minutes' Reports on the Dangers of Sugar
Alzheimer's is "diabetes of the
...some researchers now
think Australia's "slip, slop, slap" campaign [slip on a shirt,
slop on sunscreen, and slap on a hat] to prevent skin cancer may
have led to their current epidemic of type 2 diabetes. Studies
have shown that the lower your vitamin D level, the higher your
blood glucose. (Clin Endocrinol 05;62(6):738-741)
- Dr. David Williams Alternatives newsletter April 2007.
"Over 60,000 people EVERY year in the US will develop diabetes solely as
a result of taking
statin drugs." - Dr. Mercola
Titanium dioxide and
Glyconutrients are necessary for the immune system to
function properly. People with cancer, diabetes and many other
health problems have found remarkable benefits from
supplementing their diet with glyconutrients.
Capsaicin, found in hot chili peppers, is
type 1 and
type 2 diabetes, and
There is a balance between
insulin production and human
growth hormone utilization in the body. When utilization
of growth hormone declines as we age, the blood sugar that would
have been used for growth needs to be removed by insulin.
Restoring utilization of human growth hormone reverses many of
the negative effects of aging, plus lowers the body's demand for
High fructose corn syrup can also
be labelled as "corn sugar".
Charlotte Gerson reports that
individuals following the Gerson diet have had good results with
diabetes (both Type 1 and Type 2). See
Healing the Gerson Way, pages 71 - 74.
blood sugar 101
glucose test kit
Super Foods for Diabetics
Foods that help reduce blood sugar
Exposure to Dirty Electricity (1,
2) causes blood sugar to go up.
Survivors of the nuclear explosion
Hiroshima experienced increased type 1 diabetes.
Diabetes types 1 and 2 are associated with
page for assistance with infections.
Diet Prevents Polio - just stop eating sugar
and refined carbohydrates (starch), replacing them with protein, healthy fats and non-starchy vegetables.
Make sure your blood sugar never drops below 80 mg/dL.
Sugar is more addictive than
Big sugar borrowing tactics from big tobacco
Have a look on the Internet for
anthrax vaccine and type 1 diabetes.
Carl J. Reich, M.D. found many diseases that are associated with acidosis:
Body composition monitor
When you eat
carbohydrates, the end product of digestion is the simple sugar
called "glucose". When the amount of glucose entering the bloodstream is
not excessive, it can all be used by the cells as fuel. Glucose
is carried into the cells by insulin which is manufactured by
beta-cells in the pancreas.
There are two places where sugar
metabolism can go awry. If the pancreas produces insufficient insulin
then sugar cannot enter the cells (Type 1 diabetes). If the cells do
not respond to insulin then sugar cannot enter the cells (Type 2
diabetes). Either way, the amount of sugar in the blood becomes
excessive and begins to cause damage.
Blood sugar can be high
because we have eaten too much sugar, or it can be high because the
body cannot metabolize the sugar properly. This is why the test for
diabetes uses "fasting blood sugar" to eliminate the possibility that
high blood sugar is due to something we recently ate.
More than 90% of people with
diabetes have Type 2 diabetes.
Diabetes is rare in some countries
and skyrocketing in others. In the United States, both types of diabetes
are rising rapidly, and it is estimated that 30 to 40% of American
children born today will get diabetes.
Diabetes is one of those diseases
where official medicine says "the cause is unknown" and "there is no
cure". Like cancer
and heart disease, you are on
your own. Genetics may play a role, but diabetes has skyrocketed in the
past few decades while our genetics has not changed. For the prevalence of a disease to grow so quickly,
there must be some fundamental problems with our diet and lifestyle. Diet and lifestyle are things we can do something about.
Get Some Sun
Finland is so far north
that it receives very little sun in the winter. Finland has the
world's highest rate of Type 1 diabetes. Children in Finland who
were given 2,000 IU of vitamin D daily during the first year of
life had a 78% reduced risk of Type 1 diabetes. Diabetes is rare
in equatorial regions. Lack of vitamin D is associated with both
Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. People with Type 2 diabetes
generally have low levels of vitamin D. Vitamin D improves
Based on the body's indicated
daily vitamin D usage, the Vitamin D Council recommends the
following amounts of supplemental vitamin D3 per day in
the absence of proper sun exposure.
- Healthy infants - 1,000 IU/day
- Healthy children - 1,000 IU/day per every 25 lbs of body
- Healthy adults - 5,000 IU/day
Additionally, children and adults
with chronic health conditions
may need as much as
double these amounts.
People of all ages,
including children and seniors, are healthier if exposed to direct
sunlight for a short time each day.
However, in latitudes north of Los
Angeles or Atlanta
there is insufficient UVB radiation in sunlight to make vitamin D on the
skin during the months from late October to early March, suggesting that using a
sunlamp for a few minutes each day would be very useful during these
months. (Sperti has been making Vitamin D sunlamps since 1937.) An advantage of UVB on your skin making your
vitamin D is that the skin makes many different variations of the
vitamin. There is emerging evidence that one
particular form of vitamin D, the
water soluble vitamin D3 sulfate, can go places in the body that the
fat soluble vitamin D3 cannot go. Vitamin D3 sulfate may be a key to
combating health problems such as such as heart disease, obesity, chronic fatigue,
autism, Alzheimer's and multiple sclerosis.
The body will not make from sunlight more vitamin D than it
needs, so we suggest taking the oral supplements and let UVB light top up
vitamin D so that the body has all it wants.
However, a companion
nutrient to vitamin D is vitamin K2.
essential that the diet include sufficient vitamin K2
for all the benefits of vitamin D to be realized. Vitamin D
helps the body absorb calcium, and vitamin K2
ensures the calcium is utilized properly. Fermented foods (such
as sauerkraut) are a good source of vitamin K2.
Also, a companion
nutrient to calcium is magnesium. Now that increased vitamin D
in the diet is allowing the body to absorb more calcium, it is
essential that the diet also include adequate magnesium. A good
source of magnesium is leafy green vegetables. A good magnesium
supplement is magnesium citrate, or potassium magnesium citrate.
Inflammation and Insulin Resistance
Recently scientists have
discovered that inflammation causes insulin resistance,
and insulin resistance causes inflammation
2. This creates a vicious cycle of steadily
increasing inflammation and insulin resistance.
onset of cancer is also associated with
Here is a
list of diet and lifestyle factors that increase or
decrease inflammation. Vitamin D is anti-inflammatory,
as are many of the other suggestions on this page.
Toxic Gut Flora
There are about two
thousand species and trillions of individual cells forming the
"human microbiome" which is the vast community of bacteria, fungi and
viruses living in and on the human body. These organisms compete
with each other for food and living space. Some of these
organisms are beneficial to us, most are neutral and some are
hostile. When antibiotics wipe out some of the organisms, then
resources are freed for other (potentially hostile) organisms to
expand and take over. Each exposure to antibiotics changes our
A growing body of
research is showing that people with diabetes have a high level
of pathogens in their intestines, and that healthy intestinal
bacteria have a protective effect helping to prevent diabetes. Search
the Internet for "diabetes gut flora".
Before the invention of refrigeration, fermentation was a common
means to preserve food for consumption throughout the year. Live
bacteria in kefir and sauerkraut help maintain a
population of healthful bacteria within our digestive system. The first thing you eat at each
meal should be a tablespoon of sauerkraut or some juice from sauerkraut. Sauerkraut is a natural
probiotic that introduces beneficial healing flora into the
Kefir is better for the gut than yoghurt.
Watch Your Diet
In order to study Type 1 diabetes
in the laboratory, scientists create Type 1 diabetes in experimental
animals by feeding them certain toxic substances that destroy the
beta-cells. One of these beta-cell destroying substances is a chemical
called alloxan, which just happens to be added to white flour during its
manufacture. We do not suggest that alloxan is responsible for all Type
1 diabetes. More likely, there is a combination of factors involved, of
which alloxan is one. However, if you need a reason to avoid eating
white flour, this is a good one. Another reason to avoid white flour is
that it contains bromide, which
interferes with iodine in the body. Iodine is important to your thyroid
gland which regulates your metabolic rate. Metabolic rate, insulin and
diabetes are all related because your metabolism runs on fat and
Dr. Arthur Coca reportedly cured many afflictions
(including diabetes and weight problems) by
pulse test to diagnose allergies to foods and other substances, and
then having the patients adjust their diet and lifestyle appropriately -
by simply avoiding the cause.
Everyone might benefit from learning the pulse test.
Basically, you measure your pulse (beats per minute) before you
get out of bed and write it down, before you eat a meal
consisting of one food and write it down, 30
minutes after eating and write it down, and 60 minutes after the
meal and write it down. That is a completed test for one food.
After the 60 minute test you can eat another single food meal
and take your pulse at 30 minutes and 60 minutes writing it down
each time. Repeat through the day. "The injurious foods are
recognized by the abnormal speed-up of the pulse." Children can
learn how to do this when they are old enough.
Harvard study found that eating
healthy fats made a
significant difference in preventing type II diabetes. Given
that cell membranes are mostly made of oils, it seems logical
that consumption of unhealthy fats will create unhealthy
"The basic problem with
diabetics is really an impairment of the fats metabolism system,
and not that of the conversion of sugar. The sugar assimilation
problem is only secondary." -
Budwig page 12.
In a recent report from the
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (June 2001), researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health studied the relationship of types of fat to the risk of type-2 diabetes development. They prospectively (a superior "type" of study) followed over 84,000 women aged 34-59 years with no diabetes, circulatory disease, or cancer beginning in 1980 and followed them for over 14 years. The study revealed that simply substituting two percent of energy from trans-fatty acids with natural polyunsaturated fat (butter) could reduce the incidence of diabetes by a whopping 40 percent! Total fat had little to do with the development of diabetes, but the type of fat, namely trans fats, were the big culprit. - From Dr. Robert Jay Rowen's Second Opinion, April 2002, page 7.
("Trans fat" is found in hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated vegetable
refined vegetable oils leads to diabetes...When polyunsaturated
fats from the diet are incorporated into cellular structure, the
cell's ability to bind with insulin decreases, thus lowering its
ability to get glucose...There is one fat that diabetics can eat
without fear. That fat is coconut oil."- see
Fife, pages 146-149
Cells can use either
glucose or fats as fuel. It will be difficult for type II
diabetics to lose weight because fat transport across cell
membranes is also impaired.
Healthy fats include butter,
oil, medium chain triglycerides (MCT oil) extracted from coconut oil
5, olive oil and flax oil. See our page on
There is a
connection between diabetes and
sugar creates bad cholesterol in your blood.
Oxidized cholesterol doesn't melt until 149º C. This
means that a hunk of waxy plaque in your artery isn't going to be
removed unless it can be liquefied first. This is exactly what the
nutrient lecithin does. It dissolves these fatty globs in your arteries
the way dishwasher detergent breaks up grease. It dissolves fat and
washes it out of your arteries so it can't harm you. Just one tablespoon
daily (with food or in a drink) usually does the trick. You can find it
in any health food store." - Dr. David Williams
Cholesterol becomes soluble in the bloodstream
when enough lecithin is present.
- J American Oil Chemists Society 63;40: 464
- Science 74;155:222.
Iodine and iodide make fats, oils and waxes more
soluble in water. Consuming a little iodide and niacin daily can help
clean cholesterol from the arteries. Read more
article by Jonathan V. Wright, M.D.
Insulin is like a key that needs to fit into
a "lock" on the surface of a cell. If the lock is plugged by
unhealthy fats or cholesterol, then the key cannot work.
membranes are made primarily of phospholipids. A phospholipid is a
(lipid) combined with a protein. The main phospholipid in cell membranes
is phosphatidylcholine which forms up to
90% of our cellular membranes when we are born, but can fall to 10% as
we age. When only unhealthy fats are available, then these will be
incorporated into the membrane of newly formed cells. How can
such a cell be healthy?
dietary sources of "phospholipids", which are necessary to form
healthy cell membranes. Phospholipids are found in lecithin, milk fat,
butter, fatty fish (salmon, sardines, trout), seafood, caviar and
unsalted fish roe, fish oil, krill oil, sunflower seeds, chia seeds,
ground flax seeds, nuts, legumes, chicken eggs, animal brain, meats,
vegetables and human breast milk. Lecithin is by far the richest dietary source of phosphatidylcholine.
Sunflower lecithin is 25% phosphatidylcholine, plus it contains a variety of
other phospholipids. Sunflower lecithin can be added to smoothies.
Nitrosamines are a carcinogenic
chemical used in cosmetics. Nitrates are a chemical used to give
preserved meats (hot dogs, bacon, etc.) a pink color. Nitrosamines are
produced in the stomach when nitrates are consumed. Nitrosamines help cause
Alzheimer's disease (type 3 diabetes).
Iodine's ability to revive hormonal sensitivity seems to
significantly improve insulin sensitivity. "We since have done a
study of twelve diabetics and in six cases we were able to wean
all of these patients off of medications for their diabetes. The
range of daily iodine intake was from 50 mg to 100 mg per day.
patients were able to lower the total amount of medications
necessary to control their diabetes."
- Dr. Jorge D.
Flechas. A good source of iodine is
50 mg tablets. Also, iodine is needed by the thyroid gland, and thyroid
hormones regulate the body
metabolism and consequent rate of sugar utilization.
improves insulin sensitivity
1. We suggest a tablespoon of
sunflower lecithin daily.
Magnesium is necessary for
the manufacture of insulin. Magnesium and insulin work together
in the body. A magnesium deficient diet increases insulin
The Insulin Magnesium Story. Magnesium increases insulin
sensitivity. Magnesium is found in green leafy vegetables.
"Adequate potassium intake, according to the US
Panel on Dietary Reference Intake is 4.7 g (120 mmol)/day for adults,
based on the assessment of the health benefits of potassium at this
level on blood pressure, bone density and risk of kidney stones .
In general, dietary intake of potassium, at least in the USA and Canada,
has been found to be much lower than this recommended value ."
"Potassium is a vital electrolyte. Both high and
low levels are already associated with various medical conditions,
including hypertension, cardiac arrhythmias, osteoporosis and
It is plausible, given the evidence presented in this article, that
potassium also has a significant role in diabetes mellitus. In
observational studies, there are fairly strong associations between
serum potassium and diabetes risk, with lower serum levels associated
with increased risk. In observational studies, there is a suggestion
that dietary potassium may be associated with diabetes risk."
"Higher intake of potassium-rich foods has been
associated with a reduced risk of diabetes."
Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in
the body, yet it receives little or no appreciation. 80% of Americans
may be magnesium deficient. Magnesium is needed by more than 300 enzymes
in the body, and there are thousands of magnesium binding sites in the
body indicating that it has a widespread and significant role to play.
Magnesium helps prevent type 2 diabetes.
The potassium supplement we
recommend is 1/2 to 1 level teaspoon of potassium bicarbonate in water
daily. One level teaspoon of potassium bicarbonate should give you about
2 grams of potassium. A magnesium supplement we recommend is called "Enzymatic
Therapy - Krebs Magnesim-Potassium Chelates". Each of these tablets
will give you 250 mg of magnesium and 100 mg of potassium.
B vitamins help the body deal with stress.
Niacinamide (one of the B vitamins) extends the life of
2. Since B vitamins work together as a group, a B complex
supplement may produce best results.
Diabetes is associated with a
deficiency of vitamin C. According to
Dr. Thomas Levy, page 68, vitamin C is involved in the synthesis of
insulin and in regulating the release of insulin. High blood sugar
and/or low serum insulin interfere with the cellular uptake of vitamin
C. Dr. Levy writes that supplementation with vitamin C is extremely
important for diabetics and may help prevent many of the negative
impacts of diabetes on the body. Scurvy causes "pre-diabetes" and
supplementation with vitamin C generally corrects this situation. See
Levy pages 121-131.
is found to help many diabetics reduce their insulin
requirement. By "vitamin E" we are referring to natural source
vitamin E with mixed tocopherals, NOT the artificial vitamin E
commonly available in cheap supplements.
Another factor is undoubtedly
stress and fatigue of the beta-cells. There once was a time when people
ate very little sugar. Refined foods (white sugar, white flour, white
rice) were for the rich. Today the average American eats his/her weight
in sugar each year. The pancreas must find this exhausting. How could it be
otherwise? It is absurd to be eating so much sugar and then blame the
body for the inability to handle it. Just as eating too much salt
overtaxes the ability of the kidneys to remove excess salt, so too does
eating too much sugar. Just as excess salt can back up into the system
and cause edema, so does excess sugar back up into the system and also
cause edema. Edema is swelling in the tissues caused by retention of
water as the body tries to dilute the excess salt and sugar. The
pressure created by edema is one of the causes of nerve damage
(neuropathy) associated with diabetes. The overtaxing of the kidneys is
one of the reasons why diabetes causes kidney damage. Excess sugar
also damages blood vessels leading to heart disease, feeds cancer
premature aging. Is it too much to ask for people to eat less sugar?
One level teaspoon of table sugar contains 4
grams. You can use this information when reading packaged food labels.
American Heart Association
recommends a maximum consumption of 6 teaspoons of sugar a day
for women and 9 teaspoons a day for men.
For example, a package of cookies may say there
are 24 grams of sugar per serving of one cookie. So one cookie contains
6 teaspoons of sugar. This means a woman can eat one cookie per day, and
a man can eat one and one half cookies per day. After eating their
cookie, neither can eat anything else with added sugar that day.
This recommendation is for "added" sugar and does not count sugars that
are naturally present in foods.
"Added" sugar includes sucrose, cane sugar, raw sugar, brown sugar,
molasses, maltose, fructose, syrup, corn syrup, high fructose corn
syrup, honey, etc.
If you want to sweeten a food, add fresh or dried fruit (raisins), or
food companies use M.R.I. (magnetic resonance imaging) scans of the
brains of test subjects to see when the "pleasure centers" of the brain
become active in response to eating a product. The company adjusts the
sugar, salt and fat content of the food to maximize the response (the
"bliss point"). In other words, foods are being designed as addictive
drugs in order to maximize sales, regardless of the effect on your
health. This is why commercially prepared foods contain far more sugar
than home-made foods. This why you cannot eat just one potato chip.
Sugar and obesity go together. Obesity is associated with diabetes
and a dozen different cancers including cancer of the colon, esophagus,
kidney, breast and pancreas.
Eating excess sugar can
kidneys. Many drugs damage the kidneys. The
phosphoric acid in cola drinks damages the kidneys. As the
kidneys become damaged, it is even more difficult for the body
to remove excess sugar. The resulting higher blood sugar
accelerates the damage to the kidneys creating a vicious cycle. Damage to the kidneys
begins many years before diabetes is diagnosed.
A small amount of sugar
helps the food go down. Too much sugar displaces the food and
leaves you with a starving fat body.
Glycation End Products (AGEs)
Within the body, an advanced glycation end product is the result
of an unhealthy chemical reaction between sugar and protein or
lipids in the absence of enzymes. AGEs can
affect nearly every type of molecule and cell in the body. AGEs
cause "cross-linking", which is a scientific way of saying that
they gum things up. AGEs are proinflammatory and associated with
various inflammatory diseases. AGEs cause the production of free
radicals, which in turn create more damage. High blood glucose
promotes the formation of AGEs. Fructose in the blood produces
ten times more AGEs compared to glucose.
The formation and accumulation
of AGEs contribute to the creation of plaques in the body. AGEs
are associated with Alzheimer's Disease, arthritis, asthma,
atherosclerosis, cardiovascular disease, cataracts in the eyes,
diabetes mellitus, kidney damage, myocardial infarction,
nephropathy, neuropathy, periodontitis, reduced muscle function,
retinopathy, and stroke. The cross-links created by AGEs cause
problems in both microcirculation and macrocirculation.
Cross-linking reduces flexibility and increases stiffness
throughout the body. The AGEs and free radicals contribute to
the general decline in health associated with "aging".
AGEs are also absorbed into the body from food and cause
AGE-related tissue injury. When food is
exposed to heat during cooking,
it is the formation of AGEs that cause the cooked food to turn
brown. The browning is associated with denaturation and
cross-linking of proteins, particularly lysine and arginine.
Higher cooking temperatures and longer cooking times cause
increased formation of AGEs. Dietary AGE restriction reduces
serum AGE levels.
kidneys will excrete AGEs in the urine. However, when kidneys
become damaged by AGEs then the kidneys become less able to
excrete AGEs and a vicious circle ensues, with more AGEs in the
blood causing increasing damage to the kidneys.
Nutrients that may
help prevent damage caused by AGEs include enzymes, vitamin C,
benfotiamine, alpha-lipoic acid, carnosine, and resveratrol. Raw
foods offer enzymes, plus they do not contain the AGEs created
by cooking. We suggest that at least
half of what you eat should
be raw. Plus, stop eating sugar.
Alzheimer's disease has been described as
a kind of "diabetes of the brain" or "Type 3
Diabetes". Coconut oil has been
found to help.
Coconut oil and
Alzheimer's disease, dementia, obesity
and diabetes can all be caused by low exposure to
nitrosamines which are used as a preservative in foods
such as hot dogs, bacon, smoked meat, and ham. Also, nitrate
fertilizers can be incorporated into produce. In the body,
the nitrates are converted to nitrites and then to
Damage to an area of the
brain called the hypothalamus causes obesity and a condition
resembling diabetes in experimental animals. It is reported that
consumption of the
artificial sweetener aspartame can damage the
In our opinion, it
is a cruel joke that aspartame is sold as a means to control
weight. Monosodium glutamate (MSG) can also damage the
hypothalamus. The hypothalamus regulates certain hormones. Some
cases of obesity respond well to
Chemicals and heavy metals that may poison the
aluminum. Arsenic acts as a growth
stimulant in chickens and is intentionally fed to chickens for this
reason. Some of the arsenic is passed on to people who eat the chickens.
The healthy alternative is organic or pastured poultry
1, 2. To
learn more, do an Internet search for "Chemical causes of diabetes".
Hyperthermia is a good way to
remove chemicals and heavy metals from the body.
Cell Phones can
"Experts in the area of the
biological effects of electromagnetic frequencies (EMF)
and wireless technologies believe there's virtually no
doubt that cell phones and related gadgets are capable
of causing not only cancer but contributing to a wide
variety of other conditions, from depression and
diabetes to heart irregularities and impaired
fertility. Researchers have now identified numerous
mechanisms of harm, which explain how electromagnetic
fields impact your cells and damage your DNA."
Learn About the Glycemic
Eating a refined food
(sugar and starch) snack or meal causes blood sugar to soar. The
result is the production of a massive amount of insulin by the
pancreas, which causes blood sugar to plummet and then you feel
intensely hungry, even though you ate just a short while before.
This is why people who eat high glycemic index meals eat more
often and tend to become
obese. For a more stable blood sugar, you need to eat
complex carbohydrates that take longer to digest and so create a
moderate rise in blood sugar over a prolonged period of time.
This is much easier on the pancreas. Complex carbohydrates are
in vegetables, legumes, whole grains and fruits. Better yet,
sprout your grains and legumes and
eat the sprouts. This is the
same diet we recommend for
heart disease. Soft drinks,
sugary fruit drinks, and refined grain products (white flour,
white rice) are digested quickly and lead to wide swings in
Excess sugar not needed by cells
for energy is stored in the liver as glycogen. When the liver has enough
glycogen, it starts converting glucose to fat.
Sucrose sugar breaks down
into glucose and fructose. The glucose is carried into cells by
insulin to be burned for energy, or it is stored as glycogen. The fructose is converted to
fat. Fructose sugar does not
stimulate an insulin response. Instead it goes directly to the
liver where it is converted to fat. Animals that hibernate
create their enormous fat stores by this mechanism.
One of the causes of the
present epidemic of obesity is high fructose corn syrup (HFCS).
HFCS is cheaper than sugar and is found in manufactured food
products in great quantities. "Unlike table sugar, HFCS doesn't
trigger the release of leptin, the substance that makes you feel
full and stop eating. Worse still, it doesn't suppress the
release of ghrelin, the substance that makes you hungry." - Dr.
David Williams. If you want to control your weight, it is
absolutely necessary to avoid any products that contain high
fructose corn syrup. HFCS is a manufactured product that first
entered the food supply in the 1970's. More than any other food,
HFCS is responsible for the obesity epidemic. High fructose corn
syrup also ruins your liver.
Three nutrients that help sugar
- Benfotiamine (fat soluble thiamine
or vitamin B1) that boosts activity of the enzyme transketolase which is
necessary for healthy sugar metabolism
- Cinnamon - look for
cinnamon with "type-A polymers". We suggest
Ceylon cinnamon. The commonly found Cassia cinnamon is toxic
to the liver when eaten regularly and in significant quantity.
- Chromium picolinate.
Search the Internet for
Diabetes is closely
associated with obesity. If you want to lose weight
it would be helpful to study carefully these lectures by Gary
4. Processed carbs are addictive.
The basic message is "stop
Here is a weight loss program being promoted by Dr. Amy Lee.
1. Avoid "fast foods" that are loaded with preservatives. These
preservatives make the food too difficult to digest.
2. Avoid "manufactured foods" with added sugars and sweeteners.
3. Avoid Olestra (also called "Olean") which is found in
fat-free chips, cookies, etc.
digestive enzymes with each meal. Amylase for sugar, lipase
for fat, and bromelain for protein.
5. Eat a probiotic with
each meal. (For example, kefir, saurerkraut, or
over eating. If necessary, to prevent emotional eating take a
herbal appetite suppressor such as
7. Take a metabolism
booster such as 100 mg
green tea extract (EGCG).
EGCG promotes apoptosis of fat cells, and is an anti-oxidant.
Syndrome (also called syndrome X, prediabetes, or
syndrome involves excess abdominal fat, high blood
pressure, high blood sugar,
high LDL cholesterol, and low HDL cholesterol.
often recommend different drugs for each aspect of
metabolic syndrome, and each of these drugs comes with
harmful side effects. However, there is now a
nutritional supplement called Bergamonte that helps all
aspects of metabolic syndrome simultaneously, and
without the negative side effects of drugs. Bergamonte
is also helpful for inflammation and liver disease.
Bergamonte is made from a fruit
grown in southern Italy called
bergamot (citrus bergamina risso).
Rebuild Your Pancreas!
The Ayurvedic herb
Gymnema sylvestre can repair and regenerate the pancreas. -
Ethnopharm 90;30:265-279, 281-305, Int J Crude Drug Res
86;24[Dec]:171-176, J Vet Med Sci 97;59(9):753-7.
Sources of this herb
include your local health food store, Mountain Home Nutritionals at 800-888-1415, or phone Natrol at 800-326-1520 to find a store near you that sells it.
As a general rule, it is
probably better to rebuild your organs than take insulin, drugs,
and/or supplements all
of your life. Properly functioning organs offer the advantages
of producing exactly what your body requires, in the right
quantity and at the right time.
Two organs of particular
importance in fighting cancer are your
liver which removes toxic chemicals from your body
and your pancreas which creates digestive and metabolic enzymes,
as well as insulin.
More information regarding
Gymnema sylvestre, including its use as a possible
treatment for juvenile diabetes, is available in a special
report from Dr. David Williams. The report is available for free
when you subscribe to his Alternatives newsletter (highly
Here is a list of
10 natural substances that may help preserve beta cells in
Cinnamon helps with type 2
diabetes. Research in
Israel indicates that an extract of cinnamon bark can break
up amyloid plaques. Given that amyloid plaques appear in the
pancreas of people with type 2 diabetes, this raises the
possibility that these plaques might be an underlying cause of
the problem. Plaques are the clumping of proteins and occur
throughout the body in response oxidative damage due to the
presence of heavy metals such as aluminum and toxic chemicals
such as fluoride.
Damaged kidneys become fibrous
and the fine filter system can no longer function. The
liver becomes fibrous when damaged by hepatitis C or
exposure to alcohol. Radiation can cause fibrosis.
Fibrosis is the appearance of connective tissue (scar
tissue) within an organ. The only treatment at this time
is an organ transplant.
Fibrosis happens only in
the presence of a carbohydrate called galectin-3.
Studies on animals by a company called Galectin
Therapeutics indicates their galectin-3 blockers can
reverse fibrosis in the kidneys and liver. Fibrotic
diseases can also involve the heart, lungs, intestines,
joints, and bone marrow.
Modified citrus pectin
galectin-3 and prevents fibrosis. This is how modified
citrus pectin helps prevent cancer metastasis.
Iodine is helpful for
fibrocystic disease and
fibromyalgia. Amygdalin helps prevent
Galectin-3 causes fibrosis, and
fibrosis is a healthy response to tissue injury. Fibrosis is
part of the healing process. However, in the presence of
chronic insults to the tissues, excessive fibrosis can
become a problem. We suggest that it would be better to
deal with the chronic problems, rather than focus too
much on the fibrosis that results. Diet and
lifestyle need to be cleaned up. No smoking or drinking
alcohol, switch to a
ketogenic diet, deal with underlying
toxicities that cause chronic inflammation,
alkaline condition in the body, and
consume an abundance of fresh foods and supplementary
Get Some Exercise, Control Your
To prevent or treat diabetes, dealing
effectively with stress is as important as improving diet.
Stress causes the adrenal glands to
produce adrenaline which in turn raises blood sugar as part of
the "fight or flight" response. When blood sugar is
high, the pancreas secretes insulin. The sugar and insulin are meant to provide
energy for the muscles, but in our modern world stress rarely
results in muscular exertion so the sugar remains in the blood.
This is an important point. We need to exercise daily in order
for our cells to use up the higher blood sugar resulting from
the stresses of our daily life. Exercise can help lower your
blood sugar and your weight.
What happens if we do not
exercise? In the absence of exercise the muscles simply do not need the
extra fuel. It has nothing to do with "insulin resistance". There is
nothing wrong with the cells. The body NEEDS regular exercise. This is
how it was designed. So exercise regularly.
What happens if we
still do not
exercise? So long as the blood sugar remains elevated, the pancreas will
continue secreting insulin. Triglycerides and cholesterol in the blood
go up, leading the way to heart disease. The level of the stress hormone
cortisol goes up. Cortisol causes insulin resistance in the
non-muscle areas of the body.
|Fight or Flight
||Rest and Repair
|Accelerated heart and lung
||Normal heart and lung
|Increased blood sugar
||Normal blood sugar
|Increased blood flow to muscles
||Increased blood flow to other organs
|Digestion slows or stops
|Sexual activity stops
"But here's the
kicker. Your nervous system has two operating systems - the
'fight or flight' stress response dominated by the
sympathetic nervous system and the relaxation response run
by the parasympathetic nervous system. Only when your
nervous system is in a relaxation response do your body's
self-repair mechanisms function!" -
"The parasympathetic nerves ensure the survival of the
internal body environment by accelerating the processes of
digestion and assimilation of food, and the repair and
rebuilding of body cells...The sympathetic and
parasympathetic, however, not only speed up the functions of
the organs over which each has control, but act as a brake
on the other half of the autonomic nervous system by slowing
its actions." -
Dr. Felicia Drury Kliment, pages 12 - 13.
Hospital admissions for diseases
of metabolism are reduced
for individuals practicing Transcendental Meditation (TM). TM is an
effective technique to deal with stress.
Exhausted Glands and Organs
Chronic stress will exhaust the
adrenal glands. Chronic demand for insulin will exhaust the pancreas.
Chronic exposure to toxic chemicals and alcohol will damage and exhaust
An exhausted pancreas is unable to produce
the pancreatic enzymes required to fight cancer. An exhausted
adrenal gland produces less of the hormone aldosterone that is
needed to maintain the proper balance between sodium and
potassium in the body. This
contributes to cancer
and water retention (edema). The edema is caused by the body
retaining fluid in order to dilute excess sugar and salt.
and adrenal glands (1,
4) are exhausted and you eat too much sugar,
where does it go? The cancer tumor is a last resort adaptation
designed to eat up the surplus
Type 2 diabetes is
magnesium deficiency and a buildup of toxic substances in
the body. Magnesium is a treatment for Diabetic Neuropathy.
Supplementation with DMG (Dimethylglycine) also helps prevent complications from
diabetes. Another treatment for the kidney, eye and nerve damage caused by
diabetes is lipid soluble thiamine (vitamin B1) called
Thiamine becomes lipid soluble in the presence of allicin which
is found in garlic. Faraday Cloth, trade named
may also be helpful with diabetic neuropathy as well as many
other conditions. A healthy adult will probably not be bothered
by high frequency electromagnetic radiation coming from all the
electrical devices that constantly surround us these days.
However, any area of your body that is less than healthy may be
aggravated by constant bombardment from external sources of high
frequency electromagnetism. Farabloc will block this external
Earthing may also be effective. Incredisocks, Incredibraces and
Incredisoles from Incrediwear
are reported to improve circulation in damaged or cold parts of the
For pain associated with nerve damage try
healing the nerves with
Besides diabetic neuropathy, there are many other causes of
peripheral neuropathy. These include vitamin B12 deficiency,
kidney and liver disorders, underactive thyroid, repetitive
strain, infections, mercury and other toxins, side-effect of
medications, and alcohol abuse. Fluid retention and swollen
tissues can put pressure on nerves thereby damaging them.
Diabetic wounds that
formerly resulted in amputations are now being cured by treating
beneath which bacteria hide and which shield the bacteria from
the immune system and antibiotics.
For wounds that do not
heal such as sores caused by diabetic neuropathy, bedsores, and
sores caused by radiation treatment, try the sap of the Sangre
de Drago, a tree in the Amazon. Apply the sap directly to the
laser therapy for diabetic neuropathy.
for Diabetes - video with Dr. Fred Pescatore. Search the
Internet for more information on Pycnogenol and proanthocyanidin.
Propolis is a substance made by honey
bees to protect their hive. Propolis is found to be antiviral,
antibacterial and antifungal. Propolis is also anti-inflammatory and
Propolis aids healing when sprayed on
wounds, surgical incisions, burns, and tissue damage
associated with diabetes such as foot ulcers. Propolis enhances the health
of the mouth, even helping to regenerate tooth pulp. Propolis boosts
the effectiveness of the immune system and stimulates natural killer
(NK) cells to attack cancer. Propolis is effective against cold sores,
genital herpes and vaginal yeast. Propolis kills MRSA,
drug-resistant E. coli, and even helps the common cold.
Propolis is not water soluble, but will
dissolve in alcohol.
Worker B Propolizer is half propolis and half alcohol. Search
the internet for more information about propolis, royal jelly, bee
pollen, honey and other bee products.
(Note: Most "honey" sold in
grocery stores is not honey at all. It is an artificial "honey" made
from other sweeteners and imported from China. Honey sold at
farmer's markets is more likely to be genuine.
These doctors all say "stop
Dr. Jonathan Wright
Dr. Majid Ali
Dr. Stefan Ripich
Dr. Simon Barker
Dr. Mark Hyman
The body requires protein in the diet.
Protein is amino acids, and there are eight amino acids that are
essential in the adult human diet. "Essential" means that the
body cannot manufacture these amino acids from other nutrients,
so they MUST come from diet. There is a ninth amino acid that is
essential in the diet of human infants.
The body requires fat in the diet. Fat is
fatty acids, and there are two fatty acids that are essential in
the human diet. These essential fatty acids are omega 3 (flax
oil, fish oil) and omega 6 (olive oil).
Of these, it is omega 3 fatty acids that are frequently
The body has
no requirement for carbohydrates. The few cells that
require glucose can obtain it from the breakdown of protein.
Nearly all cells in the body can function just fine using
ketones for fuel. Ketones are manufactured in the liver from
fats and protein. Ketones make fats water soluble so they can be
transported by the blood.
Sugar is addictive. The easiest way to to
reduce sugar consumption is to switch to a
Dr. Robert Atkins found that the ketogenic diet
successfully treats obesity, diabetes, heart disease,
hypoglycemia, and metabolic syndrome.
Interesting diabetes links.
There is a page on
diabetes in our Library.
Thirty to forty percent
of the people born today in the United States will get diabetes.
People with diabetes are more likely to get cancer.
This simple program should help
ensure healthy blood sugar and cancer prevention. The following table
relates our 8 step cancer program to the above information regarding
8 Step Cancer Program |
Oxygen is necessary for the
mitochondria to metabolize glucose. In the absence of
sufficient oxygen cells may be damaged by the prolonged
presence of a high level of sugar. According to Dr.
Thomas Seyfried, intermittent fasting will allow the
body to dissolve damaged mitochondria and recycle their
constituents to healthy mitochondria.|
||Diabetes is one of
many diseases that Dr. Carl Reich found associated with
an acid condition in the physiology. The alkaline
mineral magnesium is necessary
for the manufacture of insulin. Magnesium and insulin
work together in the body. A magnesium deficient diet
increases insulin resistance and magnesium increases insulin
sensitivity. Potassium complements magnesium.|
|3.||Less free radicals
Advanced Glycation End Products
(AGEs) cause the creation of free radicals. Together,
AGEs and free radicals damage the physiology.|
Stress raises blood sugar as part of the
"fight or flight" response. Exercise helps use up this
sugar that will otherwise remain in the blood provoking
the pancreas to produce more insulin.|
||Helps to remove
free radicals (heavy metals and toxic chemicals) from the body and improves circulation. |
are necessary to metabolize sugar. In the absence of
enzymes, sugar will damage the body by creating Advanced
Glycation End Products (AGEs), which are in turn
associated with free radicals.|
Nutrient-dense diet, B17, F, C,
D, selenium & iodine
A diet of complex carbohydrates,
healthy fats and plant-based protein tends to be more
nutrient dense, contains less sugar and maintains a
steadier blood sugar level. Green leafy vegetation tends
to contain abundant magnesium. Healthy fats (vitamin F)
are necessary for healthy cellular membranes and provide
an alternative source of fuel (ketogenic diet). Sunlight
and vitamin D help prevent diabetes. Kefir, sauerkraut
and other fermented foods help maintain healthy gut
flora. Iodine and lecithin help improve insulin
Deep rest and release of stress result in
lower blood sugar.|
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Doctors will say that you
have not cured diabetes, you are just controlling diabetes by
means of diet and lifestyle. You could say the same thing about
any health problem that goes away when you improve your diet and