Archive for the ‘Diabetes’ Category

Diabetes – Reducing the Risk

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

According to the article by Holly St. Lifer, in AARP, almost 26 million people have diabetes which is 8 million more than just six years ago.
She suggests giving up soda. Just one or two sugar-sweetened drinks a day can raise your risk of diabetes by 26 percent according to a Harvard School of Public Health review study finds.
According to Deborah Berman, a dietitian in Bethpage, New York, sodas can be hard to give up because of the high-fructose corn syrup and caffeine are so addictive.
I have many friends who live on soda-pop so I know how addictive it is.

The Instruction Book

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

“Your genes provide the instruction book for all the proteins in your body, which control your physiology and biology. You may have a genetic predisposition to diabetes or obesity, but you are not predestined. Every moment, you have the power to transform your gene expression and reverse disease by changing the messages and instructions you send to your DNA. You can ‘turn off’ the genes your grandmother ‘turned on’ generations ago.”

If you are concerned about your health it would be good to read “the rest of the story” in his book.

One in Two Americans Affected

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

What life-threatening, life-sapping, energy-robbing condition affects 1 in every 2 Americans (that is every other person), including 80% of those overweight and up to 40% of normal weight people? What condition is responsible for more deaths from heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes and dementia than anything else? What condition also causes acne, infertility, sexual dysfunction and depression?

What condition accounts for more then 70% of our $2.4 trillion annual health-care bill and will account for most of the $47 trillion we will spend globally over the next 20 years to deal with chronic disease? What is responsible for nearly twice as many deaths every year as infectious disease, even in the developing world?

And what condition is not even diagnosed in over 90% of those who suffer from it?

What condition are doctors not trained or reimbursed to diagnose, treat or prevent, yet makes up the majority of health-care visits and costs?

And what condition is nearly 100% preventable, treatable and reversible?


Dr. Mark Hyman

A Global Problem

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Diabetes is a worldwide problem.
Twenty-five years ago there was practically no diabetes among the Chinese people. In 2007 there were 24 million diabetics in China. In 2007 it was estimated that 240 million people worldwide had diabetes.
Sixty percent of the world’s diabetics will eventually come from Asia because it’s the most populated part of the world.
Think about this: from 1983 to 2008, the number of people int the world with diabetes increased sevenfold, from 35 to 240 million*
And this is the most preventable disease in the world. Where are we going?

*The Blood Sugar Solution, by Dr. Mark Hyman

Did You Know?

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Almost all people who are overweight (in America it’s 70 percent of the adult population) have “pre-diabetes”. This increases the risks of disease and death.
The worse fact is that doctors are not expected, trained, or paid to diagnose and treat this biggest chronic disease in America.
Diabetes is the hidden epidemic in the United States. Scientists estimate that this will effect 1 in 2 Americans by 2020.
And did you know it’s the leading cause of preventable death in America.

Check with your doctor, one who knows, because our government has no national recommendations for treatment.

Low Doses of Omega-3 Helps Diabetics

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

An analysis of a clinical trial published in the December, 2011 issue of the journalDiabetes Care reveals a reduction in the risk of ventricular arrhythmia-related events and fatal myocardial infarction (MI) among diabetics who received low doses of the omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). Ventricular arrhythmias are the main cause of cardiac arrest and sudden death, and frequently necessitate defibrillator implantation.

Read the whole article in Life Extension:

Heart Disease Costs Expected to Triple by 2030

Friday, May 13th, 2011

The American Heart Association claims that the costs of treating heart disease are expected to triple in the next 20 years.

Dr. Paul Heidenreich, an associate professor of medicine at Stanford Medical School and chair of the American Heart Association says: “The burden of heart disease and stroke on the US health care system will be substantial and will limit our ability to care for the US population unless we can take steps now to prevent cardiovascular disease.”

ANSWER: Eat more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, cut out red meat almost entirely and stay away from most processed foods and large animal farms which fill out beef, pork, chicken, and turkeys with all kinds of drugs.

The answer is SIMPLE. But most people are not willing to give up their red meat and junk food. We already knew this from World Two when meat and milk were rationed and diseases plummeted.

Legislators say we have to cut out health care because it’s too expensive. If we gave a “flowering” diabetic a couple hundred dollars and the motivation to eat properly and exercise we could save the $30,000 cost of amputating a diabetic leg. But insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies could not rake in the billions of dollars they do now.

Another simple solution is universal health care which would save billions of dollars. Anyone complaining about the high cost of drugs without taking diet and exercise into consideration is just blowing smoke.

Diabetes – cont-d

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Dr. James Anderson, a prominent scientist studying diet and diabetes, took 50 diabetics and showed that diet can be the answer. In one of his studies he took 25 Type 1 diabetics and 25 Type 2 diabetics in a hospital setting and examined the results of using dietary means alone to address the issue of diabetes. He had a high-fiber, high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet for his diabetics. None of them were overweight and all were taking insulin shots to control their blood sugar levels.

His first week experimental diet was mostly whole plant foods and the equivalent of only a cold cut or two of meat a day for one week. Then he put them on his veggie for three weeks.

After these three weeks his Type 1 diabetics were able to lower their insulin medication by an average of 40 percent. His Type 2 diabetics, with one exception, were able to get off the insulin shots. That’s 24 Type 2 diabetics who didn’t need daily insulin shots.

One man had a 21 year history of diabetes and was taking 35 units of insulin a day. After the three week intensive diet it was cut to 8 units a day. Following 8 weeks at home his need for insulin shots vanished completely.

If you’re diabetic why don’t you try a plant based dietary regiment. It may save your life.

from THE CHINE STUDY, pp. 151-152


Saturday, November 20th, 2010

Over 8 percent of American adults are diabetic. Type 1 and type 2 both begin with some form of dysfunctional glucose metabolism. As a person develops diabetes this metabolic process collapses. Type 1 diabetics cannot produce adequate insulin because the insulin-producing cells in their pancreas have been destroyed. Type 2 diabetes produces insulin but the insulin doesn’t do its job.

Modern drugs and surgery have no cure for diabetics. At best our current drugs help stabilize our bodies to function reasonable well. So we live on a life-time of drugs and medications – a very costly disease.

There is hope.

The food we eat plays an enormous influence over this disease. The right diet not only prevents but also treats diabetes.

(to be continued)

More Vitamin K

Monday, August 30th, 2010

A study in the journal of Diabetes Care found an association between the intake of both phylloquinone (vitamin K1) and menaquinones (vitamin K2) with a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes. [Diabetes Care, 2010 Apr. 27]

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