Many patients develop diabetes because of their diet and lack of exercise. (This may be in addition to a genetic predisposition.)

In particular, a diet high in refined sugar may dramatically increase our risk of diabetes. This is because sugar overtaxes our pancreas and increases weight gain. Fat cells release inflammatory factors, further affecting the pancreas.

In addition, some of the latest artificial sweeteners may dramatically increase our risk of diabetes. One in particular is high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). HFCS is in a wide range sweet foods and drinks. Countries where its used more frequently generally show a 20% higher incidence of type 2 diabetes. HFCS can seriously damage the pancreas.

Additional diabetic influencers include: GMO’s, pesticides (and other environmental contaminants) and high alcohol intake.

Toxicity from the pesticides alone influence the pancreas activity and over time can lead to Type 2 diabetes. Pesticides in pregnant mothers can lead to Type I diabetes in their babies.

Wait…we’re not done yet:

Plastics can also lead to damage to the pancreas and are commonly found in many liquid bottles and containers.

Last but not least, bacteria around the teeth and in the gums can also contribute or cause many medical illnesses including diabetes. Make sure your gums and teeth are in the best of shape and pathogen free; it’s just a important as treating the disease itself.

The best diet for diabetes is one high in organic vegetables such as cruciferous vegetables, low in sugar, white flour and low in high fructose sugars.

This does not mean we can’t eat fruit. In fact, fruit is a very good supply of antioxidants, including grapes, dark cherries and dark berries which lower oxygen radicals and have been shown to help improve blood sugars.

Chromium is extremely important for the insulin absorption and release in the body. The best absorbable chromium is in the bound form with picolinate called glucose tolerance factor (GTF).

This may be taken for six months at a time or instead, eating foods that contain the chromium including Brewer’s yeast, green beans, whole eggs, nuts and whole grains–all organic There are also spices that lower the bad cholesterol, such as fenugreek, curry leaf, mustard seeds and coriander seeds.

Low gluten containing foods appear to also help in regulating blood sugar. In fact, adding cinnamon to gluten free oatmeal helps lower the blood sugar of patients. (If a sweet taste is needed, stevia is helpful for that purpose, without adding extra glucose.)

Cinnamon can also lower levels of low density lipoproteins (LDLs), the bad carriers of cholesterol and raise the good carriers (HDL or high density lipoproteins). Exercise also serves this purpose, so along with these dietary suggestions, don’t forget to get moving!

Nutrients in Diabetes 2 reversal:

1. Chromium picolinate 500 mcg 2 x/day for 6 months. Lower to 200 mcg once a day after that.

2. Fish oil (omega three fatty acids) 4 grams/day for 4 months. Reduce to 3 grams/day.

3. Nicotinamde 500 mg once a day

4. Dark cherry juice: ½ cup /day

5. Antioxidants: such as a mixture of Vitamin C (1 gram), Vitamin E (400 IU) and beta carotene (250 mg, except for smokers) or flavonoids (500 mg/day) to protect against blood vessel damage and viral infections.

6. Cod liver oil 500 mg/day (optional for general Vitamin A and D protection).

In short, it’s no surprise: diet, nutrients and exercise are all important in lowering the blood sugar in diabetics and regulating their insulin need.

In the majority of cases where diet and exercise are seriously addressed, the patient’s diabetes often disappears and the use of insulin or diabetic drugs can be slowly reduced after blood sugar levels are normal and the medications are no longer needed.

Warning: Just because blood sugars return to normal, this does not mean the patient can slack off and return to old dietary and exercise habits.

For diabetes disease prevention, a continuous, well-rounded healthy approach to life and diet is needed. We cannot merely take a pill or a shot to change do all of the heavy lifting. Our lives are indeed in our own hands.



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