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How to Prevent Diabetes

How to Prevent Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease of the pancreas that expresses itself in 2 ways:  Type I diabetics produce very little or no insulin.  Type II diabetics do not produce enough insulin or their body is unable to effectively use it.  This talk will focus on Type II, as it is a lifestyle disease.  Symptoms include weight loss, loss of appetite, continuous thirst, and an overworked pancreas.  Insulin, secreted by the pancreas, is responsible for burning sugar.  Sugars that do not burn insulin, such as fructose may be used, not without causing liver damage, however.  A better alternative is tupelo honey, which can be obtained from the health food store.

When I was thirteen years of age I recall visiting my 2nd Godmother, Aunt Emma, who was hospitalized at Elmhurst General Hospital in Queens, NY for treatment of a rare muscle disease.  I remember it well, because in order to get to her room, I walked through a hallway lined with patients, who were amputees.  Enduring that experience, attests to how much I loved Aunt Emma.  I learned much later, that oftentimes, diabetes is a precursor for amputations, vision loss, heart, and kidney disease.

Diabetes is ordinarily caused by overeating and is commonly found in so-called affluent or rich countries.  What are we overeating: Refined carbohydrates, consisting of bleached white flour and refined white sugar and excessive amounts of animal flesh and animal fats, both of which are converted into sugar in the body. 

The average American consumes 150 lbs. of sugar per year.

Statistically speaking 246 million people suffer from diabetes.

Type II diabetes has tripled in the last 10 years.  Better described as a “lifestyle disease,” caused by what you choose to put in your mouth.

Keep in mind that, normal sugar levels fall within the range of (80-100) pts, as I share with you the following story.

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My brother-in-law’s doctor informed him that blood tests indicated that he was pre-diabetic.  Good information, however there was no follow-up, until one day my brother-in-law’s mother observed that her son looked ill and suggested that he go to the hospital.  Tests revealed that his sugar level was an astounding 1972.  He was 48 and by all accounts, should not have survived.  It was not long before he fell into a diabetic comma.  Within a couple of days, he regained consciousness.   He awakened to the sight of medical personnel clothed in white coats, as his family had gone home to regroup by then.  Forever grateful, he is thriving today by paying close attention to his diet.

Given that my brother-in-law was not educated about diabetes at the onset, when he began to experience continuous thirst or cottonmouth (where you feel like you cannot swallow) he sought ice cream and watermelon for relief.  In doing so, his sugar skyrocketed, putting his life in absolute danger.

For the majority of cases, doctors prescribe dietary modifications in conjunction with pills to stimulate the pancreas to produce more insulin or insulin injections in cases where the pancreas produces little or no insulin.

Natural approaches involve the following:

Supplements used to support the pancreas include, Vitamin B complex, B6, Niacin, and Vitamins A, C, D, E, & F.  Recommended herbals include, Alfalfa, Cayenne, Dandelion, and Goldenseal.

To reverse this condition Dr. Gabriel Cousens, Holistic M.D. and Medical M.D. selected (6) volunteers for clinical trial to “live on live food and exercise” for 30 days.  Volunteers were closely monitored, as they experienced reductions in their insulin requirements.

Why live food?

The cooking process robs food of it’s nutritional value:   Depleting protein values by 50%, vitamins and minerals by 70-80%, and phytonutrients by approx. 100%.

Overall, 2 were cured of Type II diabetes and 3 out of 4 of Type I diabetes, by placing them on no sugar diet consisting of:

u Vegetables   u Nuts  u Seeds   u Avocados   u Sprouts

Of the six volunteers, Bill experienced the most remarkable results: he came off 19 medications, lost 32 lbs., and by week 4 his blood sugar dropped 219 pts.  Please note, that his sugar was as low as 74 pts, without medication.

In conclusion, I defer to Hippocrates…

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.                                                 

Sources

African Holistic Health, by Dr. Afrika

There is a Cure for Diabetes, Dr. Gabriel Cousens

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