Diabetes. Up close and personal.

diabetes diet insulin Jul 15, 2020

I sat next to my dad in his final hours. His body was finally giving up after years of fighting off the sugar and insulin imbalance. His kidneys just couldn’t function anymore and were now damaged beyond repair. They were no longer filtering his blood and the toxins were building up beyond his body’s ability to tolerate. His major organs were shutting down.

This is a Diabetic outcome for millions of people. In fact, according to the ADA, more people die each year from Diabetes, than from AIDS and Breast Cancer combined. 

Why has Diabetes continued to explode in the Western developed world? 

Is our diet THAT bad? 

YES.  It is far more dangerous than you've been led to believe.  

In fact, up-and-coming countries that get aid from developed Western countries often adopt some of our Western trends, including our dietary habits. And within a few short years, the effects of our bad influence begins to show up in their population with rising rates of Diabetes, where there was previously very little if any. The influence of the Western Diet is deadly to countries that follow our lead, so it’s not surprising that our population is also leading the parade to the graveyard with our refusal to give up chemical foods, and more and more sugar. 

In the coming weeks, we’ll talk about the underlying causes of Type 2 Diabetes, a few of the biggest risks, and some of the herbs that help stop Pre-Diabetes before it becomes a more dangerous problem. 

And we’ll talk about herbs that help restore sugar and insulin balance if you already struggle with Diabetes.

According to the CDC, over 1 in 3 adults in the US have Pre-Diabetes. When we factor in the  massive numbers that already suffer with Diabetes, this disease affects more than half of our population. One in every two people are struggling with the life-altering effects of Diabetes, or are on the verge of developing the disease. Which side of the line are you on?

Diabetes  - How it begins

Ask a Diabetic and they may tell you it’s ‘High Blood Sugar’ or ‘Low Insulin’.

Doctors and Scientists are not in agreement, but they do acknowledge that it starts long before it manifests as high blood sugar, even before it undermines our insulin and places our kidneys and life-span at risk.

In the beginning, and before Pre-diabetes is Insulin Resistance which starts with fat accumulation in the liver.  This seems to be the first domino that falls, which in turn pushes over all the dominos leading to Diabetes. Fat does not accumulate because you are necessarily overweight, and very many non-drinkers develop this syndrome as well as drinkers. 

And what is the Trigger? 

A few of the most common theories include:

  1. Fructose. High fructose intake (from sugar and fructose corn syrup, not fruit) can trigger insulin resistance. 
  2. Inflammation. It could be triggered by many things, but stress and diet are the leaders, followed by environment and genetics. 
  3. Sedentary Lifestyle. Many of us spend too much time sitting in front of a computer or TV. When you move, you increase insulin sensitivity.
  4. Gut Health. The bacteria that live in your gut play a giant role in your immunity, inflammation, and yes, insulin resistance. 
  5. Minerals. One of my favorite Doctors believes that Diabetes can be solved by adding and balancing micronutrients, primarily minerals. 

I’ll only touch on a few of these topics in our newsletters, but I’m happy to report that we are working on a new curriculum specifically for Diabetes Mellitus that will include a much deeper dive into Type 2 Diabetes and exactly how people are completely eliminating it from their lives. 

Alternative Health Practitioners have always known that Type 2 Diabetes (T2B) is an environmental lifestyle disease, and now you’ll learn how to reverse this deadly problem too.

In this series, we’ll talk about herbs that can help you build your way back to health and reclaim your Diabetes-free life. Find our next post called Liver Fat Dissolver for the Herbellum Institute herbal formula called ‘Liver Fat Dissolver’. 

We’re looking forward to walking this journey with you. 

To your best health,

Janie

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